In today’s podcast we examine the drivers of market direction in both the short and longer term time frames. Factors like earnings and economic growth, interest rate direction and valuation influence the patterns we see in the equity market over multiple cycles. However when you are looking at very short term timeframes, these factors often are relegated to the back seat in favor of emotion and momentum. We will discuss several indicators of short term sentiment released last week that seem to point to the potential for a near term move higher. For those with a longer term preference, we’ll discuss the fundamentals of a sector where we currently find some value.