Sharing market analysis and my opinions every day is far from easy and sometimes I feel like a song on repeat. My focus and goal has always been to try to alert fellow traders and investors of what is unfolding now in the financial markets around the globe because it appears we are about to experience another financial life-changing event much like the 2000 stock market top, and the late 2007 bull market top which will play out over the next 24+ months
If you lost money during the last bear market then you need a new game plan to take advantage of falling prices and the solution is not just to by gold, silver, and miners. In fact, you could lose a lot buying and holding them over the next year if you are not careful. We all know what the precious metals sector did during the last equities bear market (they crashed 64% with the stock market before starting to rally).
2007 Bull Market Top – SP500 and XAU Gold Miners Index
From a technical analysis standpoint, we are still a long ways away from a confirmed bear market. We do need a see a rather larger drop to break the December low we saw in the SP500 index. But, each month more warning signs pop up to confirm we would be in a full-blown bear market b the end of 2019.
Miners Are Outperforming US Equities – Top Is Near!
Last month I talked about how I have been waiting for gold miners to start outperforming the US stocks market. Once miners start outperforming in a big way (just like we saw in 2007), we know the stock market is topping out and something really bad is about to happen.
In the last couple of weeks, the gold miners index is up over 16% while the SP500 is up only 6%, this feels like the start-of-the-end if you know what I mean.
It’s a known fact that stock market prices lead earnings, news and the economy. Stock prices start to flatten, chop sideways and sell off typically 3-6 months or more before negative data starts to become daily headline news.
I have been predicting a top since early 2018 with the book I co-authored called “The Crash of 2019 and 2020 – How You Can Profit” only available to subscribers of the Wealth Building Newsletter.
I can tell you that huge moves are about to start unfolding not only in metals, or stocks but globally and some of these super cycles are going to last years. A gentleman by the name of Brad Matheny goes into great detail with his simple to understand guide and charts. His financial market research is one of a kind and a real eye-opener. PDF guide: 2020 Cycles – The Greatest Opportunity Of Your Lifetime
In short, the financial markets including commodities move in a wave like pattern and you want to own them and be to long when they are rising, and in cash or sell short (inverse ETF) when they are falling.
Everyone is excited about the gold, silver, and miners market here and now, but if everyone already owns them, and is buying more, that’s the signature herd/masses set up that we could see that market pullback hard here at any time.
The reality is, we just sold our gold and miners position because we expect a pullback/correction. Just like we played that last move in metals from the Sept bottom we called and exited near the top in mid-March. I got lots of flack for selling because everyone was SCREAMING BULL MARKET FOR METALS/MINERS (just like now) but what followed, yup a multi money correction that allowed us to take the next wave in this market which we just closed the positions.
The reality is, we never know which rally will be the TRUE breakout rally, and which selloff ill be the one that starts a new down trend, but we must stick with strict trading rules for long term consistent gains. We can reenter a position at any time with a click of a button and I don’t get worked up if I don’t get in at the exact bottom or out at the exact top because that is just called luck. The key is to get the middle low-risk gains, time and time again.
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Chris Vermeulen is the founder of The Technical Traders and an Equities contributor.