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WEEKLY RESEARCH: Weekly Insider Data and Commentary files were last updated on Sunday, May 13th 2018, with data as of the Friday, May 11th SEC closeout. Please review your Commentary File for particulars. The Insider portion of the Workbook section of the Website was populated with new weekly data and e-mail versions were distributed as well. (Data for all companies, and broad strategy commentary highlights) The Insider Commentary file of the past weekend includes an updated, thumbnail Strategic view of the Markets from the top-down perspective of all models. The MPT Top Down View pulled back but remains Bullish at ("+2"), this week.  On a price performance basis, at the ETF Sector level, Technology (2nd) week, and Industrials did best.  Utilities, and Consumer Staples lagged most.  Retail/Wholesale and Consumer Discretionary improved on the Insider Model. (Perhaps the Consumer is set to participate more strongly in the economy).  However Energy experienced a sharp drop.  Move to the sidelines here.  The Markets cannot be viewed as a singular snapshot, but are instead a dynamic, moving picture. Employing MPT research to follow and anticipate the most probable trend features and changes is an important aspect of the research.

MONTHLY RESEARCH: The May, 2018 edition of Market Profile Theorems was run based on the data close-out of Friday, April 27th, 2017. Your specific monthly data files were pushed to you on Sunday, April 29th, 2018.  WEB site data (Workbook section) were available Monday at 7:30 AM, and included refreshed Probability Plots, Screening features, and Files located in the monthly File Download section of the Web-site. The Strategy notebook should have arrived on Thursday, May 3rd. If you do not receive your files, or the notebook by the dates indicated, please contact us.  Reach us by e-mail or call 206-890-6789 if you wish to schedule a conference call in May.

GENERAL COMMENTARY: Style closed April with Neutral Capitalization and Value bias.  The May asset allocation projection again carries no clear Capitalization preference, but switches to favor Growth.  MPT bottom-up model performance, relative to the S&P 500, was good over the April period.  All but 2, 12-month screen returns beat the S&P performance in 2017.  The aggregate top-down model turned less Bullish at "+2" this week.  This is due to the decline in strength of the Technical model which dropped to Neutral at "0."  The trend of the Top-down Earnings Model struggled a bit, and fell to +12.34, but continues positive in trend.  Our forecast for higher GDP numbers than anticipated remains in place.  GDPNOW Q2, 2018 estimate remained a strong 4.0% last week. First Q1, 2018 surprised by coming in at 2.3%.  Yields were higher, with spreads contracting to 43 bp (2 to 10 year). The 10 Year continues to challenge the critical 3 - 3.1% area.  We anticipate higher rates ahead, with new, 2018 numbers recorded.  While some P/E compression has taken place in 2018, alarmingly high valuations continue present for equities.  See the weekly Insider Commentaries, and the monthly Strategist, (Green Book) for further details and interpretation.  The Dollar (higher flat at 92.41), peeked into the 93 area on an intra-day basis - confirming the 93-94 area as resistance.  Gold rose to close at $1320.70.  It remains a long-term buy, but will likely experience short-term churning in the 1320 - 1340 range.  This is a buying opportunity.  (Our 2018 Year-end target is $1550.)  Inflationary Forces Continue to Gain Strength.

The Market Cycle, in terms of MPT's "Market Clock," remains at 11:00.

Top-Down Look Back: Equity selection for the months of March and April '18 was very good, with all but 2 MPT Model Screens outperforming the S&P 500.

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