The persistent uptrend in equity markets in 2013 has been a sight to behold. Equities are now accelerating higher and due at least a short-term pause. Accelerations are typically ending patterns in stock markets. The S&P 500 closed today (Tuesday 21st May) at 1,669, a full 26% above its long-term 200-week moving average. Equities are heavily overbought in the near-term and quite overvalued relative to bonds, as the following chart shows. Be patient about adding to your stock portfolio at the present time.