If You’ve Got Money in Stocks, You NEED to Read This

By Graham Summers, MBA | Chief Market Strategist

Yesterday, I noted that Uncle Sam effectively is the economy… for now.

What I meant by this is that the government is hiring so many people and spending so much money, that it is stopping the economy from rolling over into a recession.

By quick way of review…

  • Since, mid-2021, public sector job growth has outpaced private sector job growth.
  • Government transfers (social spending) accounted for 40% of the growth in income in 1Q24 and was the single largest contributor to personal income growth in 20 states.

It is VERY difficult for the U.S. economy to roll over into a recession with this going on. But this economic “prop” is coming at a cost.

The U.S. is issuing a staggering amount of debt to hire all these people and pay out all this money.  The Biden administration has already added $7 trillion in new debt and is adding a new $1 trillion in debt every 100 days.

Put simply, assuming President Biden completes his first term, he will have presided over the largest debt expansion in U.S. history: a jaw dropping $9 trillion.

At some point, this is going to be a REAL problem, particularly when you consider that a massive amount of debt that was issued when rates were around zero will come due in the next 24 months.

With rates now over 5%, the U.S. will be forced to pay a lot more money in interest payments when it goes to roll over this old debt. 

How much more money?

Interest payments on the national debt are expected to clear $870 billion this year and $1 trillion in 2025. That would make interest payments the single largest government outlay.

In very simple terms, starting next year, Uncle Sam’s will be paying his debtors MORE than he pays Americans via social security.

How will this play out? That remains to be seen. But one thing is clear: all this money printing is stopping the U.S. from rolling over into recession. And this is boosting stocks.

To whit, the stock market has hit a new all-time highs in four of the last five weeks.  This is a RAGING BULL of a market, and investors NEED to ride it for as long as possible until the music stops.


Because when the next recession hits,  the market will lose 20%-30% and be DEAD money for at least nine months.

After all, as investors, our job is to make money, not look for any excuse to dump stocks and panic about something bad happening. And as I’ve outlined in recent articles, this means riding bull markets for as long as possible, and then side-stepping bear markets when they eventually hit.

In the very simplest of terms, you need to be invested in stocks, until an objective, verifiable tool (not your feelings or limiting beliefs) tells you it’s time to “get out.”

I’ve developed a tool that takes ALL of the guessing work out of this problem. With just one look at this tool, you can tell whether it’s a good time to buy stocks or not. I detail it, along with what it’s currently saying about the market today in a Special Investment Report How to Predict a Crash.

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Best Regards

Graham Summers, MBA

Chief Market Strategist

Phoenix Capital Research

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