Stock Market & Crude Oil Forecast!

The SPX hit new highs and will see even higher highs! Goldman Sachs, is the latest bank to publish research, to justify the current high prices of the market and its year-end SPX price target. Goldman argues that the index can head higher to 2580 in this bull market trend.

The current rally continues to climb without a quantifiable pullback!

My proprietary technical model has now confirmed a NEW BUY SIGNAL on the SPX!  This is a new signal informing us of the continuation of this rally.  President Trump’s pro-business policies, along with soaring business and consumer optimism, is jet fuel for this bull market to continue even higher.

The correction is OVER and the next leg of this bull market will take the SPX to 2500+.  The bears will be left with nothing, except huge losses. The call and put buying action that is reflected from the CBOE shows that the leveraged money is now on the long side of these equity markets.

In my research report that I released back on April 18th, 2017, I stated that “On a short -term basis, we are at that point where sentiment is overly ‘pessimistic’. Seasonality is turning positive and any further selling should be erased by the time when everyone pays Uncle Sam. When short-term sentiment becomes pessimistic, it creates a new BUY SIGNAL to re-enter the SPX long!”.  This is exactly what occurred on May 25th, 2017.

 

Margin Debt:

The New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE), releases data monthly, of the customers of clearing firms overseen by the NYSE. This data includes margin debt and free credit balances. As you can view, from the chart below, there is a positive correlation between margin debt and the rise of the SPX.  It is now confirming that buying continues to push the SPX much higher!

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Follow the Smart Money!

Company insiders tend to be the smart money. When there is insider buying, it is good for the markets.  Buying and selling, by corporate insiders, often occurs when they believe in the future prospects of their company’s earning potential.

A proprietary ‘insider’ indicator was created to monitor the buying and selling of options.  This indicator measures the net number of insiders among companies in the SPX, that sold minus bought, shares in their own companies. It looks over the past five years to determine the average level of buying or selling during that month, and adjusts the current figure based on those averages.

The bottom green line is when the insiders are buying, meaning when the blue indicator line is low it means stocks should be bottoming and can be bought based on insiders activity.

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The Slippery Slope – Oil

On, Thursday May 25th, 2017, oil prices plummeted 5% after the OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to extend the oil output cut deal for nine months. Oil sold-off, aggressively, as market participants were expecting the cartel to announce deeper cuts to output.

I issued a trade alert, to my membership, a couple of hours before the opening bell as I could see what oil what about to do next. We at TheGoldAndOilGuy.com purchased the SCO ETF which is a 2x oil ETF, which rocketed higher by 10.4% over the next few hours on May 25th which we locked in partial profits and adjusted our stop to eliminate any downside risk. Members were elated with our instant results.

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TRADES THIS MONTH:

ERY 4.75%, in 2 Days

SLV 3.2%, in 6 Days

MOBL 15%, in 7 Days

FOLD 9.5% in 40 Days

 

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Chris Vermeulen

Stock Market Fear Trading

The broad US stock market last week took a tumble sending a massive wave of fear through investors’ minds. On Wednesday May 17th the S&P 500 index plummeted 1.7% causing the fear index to jump a whopping 48% in a single session.

What does this mean and what should we expect going forward? I don’t see the recent drop as being anything to worry about at this point. It’s important to remember that some of that larges drops in stocks happen during a bull market (rising trend). In fact, these stand out sharp drops on the charts are nothing more than the market trying to buck investors out of the bull market (scare them out) before it continues higher.

 

The Market Trend Forecast Prediction

Look at the chart below courtesy of TMTF website. This chart was originally posted back in April with two potential price paths for the SP500 to reach the next price target of 2500. The overall forecast points to higher prices this summer with the potential of a major top forming late July or August.

I should caution that I believe there is potential for another washout low with the SPX dropping to the 2300 level still to reach that Elliott Wave level. Even if this level is hit, the overall market trend will remain bullish and would be fully rejuvenated for the next big leg higher.

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Fade the Fear – Swing Trading Fear

Let’s face it, we all know the feeling of when so one jumps out and scares us. The surge of blood pressure, adrenaline, and how our body jolts into action is a natural human response.

Fear among investors is almost identical when there is a sharp drop in price. Other than the fact that investors don’t typically scream, put up their fists and/or run away, instead they hit the SELL button to close out losing position in order to remove the fear/pain of further losses.

Typically, most traders panic out of positions at the same time (within a few trading days) and this sentiment shift can be seen as a price spike on the VIX chart.

Below you will see a chart and recent trades executed based on a strategy I have been testing for some time and recently started trading live. It is based around the fact that fear/panic is very short lived and fades away quickly. It is also based on the fact that leveraged VIX ETFs also fall in value over time because of how they have been designed. This allows us to short the long leveraged VIX ETF adding further potential gains to a falling VIX price.

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Momentum Trade Extreme Panic & Greed

The two previous charts above were based on daily charts of the markets. This portion shows you the potential turning points and trade setups each week based on the 30-minute intraday chart. Some weeks can provide multiple trade setups if property identified.

The below chart is the SP500 continuous contract futures chart which I created and use for identifying turning points and trades in the broad market using SPY, SSO, SDS, or ES Mini Futures. This chart and its analysis also helps me identify when the VIX (Fear index) should be topping or bottoming as well.

Obviously, these moves are small and quick only lasting a day or two. But keep in mind if you have high probability trade setups and apply leverage like ES mini futures one can profit handsomely from small but frequent moves like this ranging between $250 – $1500 profit.

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In Conclusion:

In short, the longer-term trend for US equities remains up (bullish). Based on the short-term 30-minute chart above stocks are a little overbought so a small pullback or pause is likely. While this week is a full trading week, it is going into a holiday weekend which typically favors higher stock prices by the closing bell on Friday.

In my next article, I plan to share with you what gold, silver, and miners are setting up for and it’s likely bigger and in the opposite direction than you think, stay tuned!

Finally, I want to mention that I will be getting back to my roots and passion in terms of article content. The past two years I changed gears to write more about the global economy and news. Recently I realized that I just don’t enjoy writing about these types of thing. Its all doom, gloom, corruption, and ridiculous actions but leaders around the world and not fun to write or read. So, I am thrilled to say that things will be back to how they were: Simple, technical analysis based forecasts and weekly trade setups.

Learn more about my daily price forecasts and turning points video: www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com

Chris Vermeulen

The “Political Coup” Was Just Initiated In Washington D.C.!

The financial markets have already “priced in” huge tax cuts, reducing red tape regulations and a massive increase in infrastructure spending.

Perhaps, the markets are now believing that the agenda is not going to occur with Al Green asking for Trump impeachment?  This could result in a significant downturn for stocks if it were to unfold.

 

The SPX index declined more than 1.75% and wiped away about $375 billion in market value. The SPX went from a record close three days ago, to below its 50-day simple moving average on Wednesday May 17th, 2017.  Institutional traders view the 50-day simple moving average as very strong trend support. The SPX level at 2407 turned out to be the best the bulls were capable to achieve. Their second attempt to push the benchmark higher failed at 2406, where the bears stepped in.

 

Financial Markets are Spooked!

There is a slow leak in U.S. stocks. The SPX has more declining stocks than advancing ones during this tight trading range. This is unusual behavior and resulted in lower returns over the following month.  Tune in every morning for my video analysis and market forecasts on all ‘asset classes’ so you know where and why the market is about to move.

The SPX decline on Wednesday May 17th, 2017, was abnormally large, relative to the past 3 years.

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These two market warning signs, the Titanic Syndrome” and the Hindenburg Omen” are giving a “preliminary sell signal” based on analyses of 52-week New Lows in relation to New Highs on the NYSE. On May 4th, 2017, the Hindenburg Omen was triggered on the NYSE and Nasdaq exchanges.  It has a consistent record at highlighting underlying weak market conditions that preceded market trouble. On May 16th, 2017, both exchanges triggered the Titanic Syndrome. This occurs when the NYSE 52-week lows out-number 52-week highs within 7 days of an all-time high in equities within days of the major indexes closing at a one-year highs. Historically, these signals have led to further weakness over the following two weeks. As stocks were plunging, investors are currently panicking out of stocks and into the “safety” of bonds.

 

Is This The Return of New Volatility?

Richard Haworth, CIO of Capital Advisors, a London-based hedge fund, which bets on rising price swings is quoted as saying, “The market will revert to higher volatility and this could be the start of it. The sharp move this week reflects how low volatility the market was — how complacent.”

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Conclusion:

In short, investors have been overly bullish with virtually no fear that share prices could fall.  But this weeks drop seems to have renewed the fear and is cleansing the market by weak investor shares being sold to those who are bullish and willing to hold them for higher prices.

This is normal bullish price action and once this phase ends higher prices should return as we enter the summer months.

In the past week over at ATP service we have closed a few winning trades whie the market sold off. SLV 3.2% profit, FOLD 9.5%, MOBL 15%, and ERY 5.4%.

The bottom line is that it really does not matter which way the market goes, there will always be ways to profit.

Chris Vermeulen
Daily Market Price Forecasting Video
Active Stock & ETF Trading

Market Forecast & Analysis that is EYE OPENING

Exchange-Traded Funds Make Decisions Easy

Stock Market Forecast Big Picture: The broad stock market is working through a more complex corrective price pattern. My recent forecast, as displayed in the chart below, indicates that the next leg up is toward 2500.  The market may be about to start a larger A-B-C correction to test the 2300 level to fully cleanse itself, before starting the next leg up. But overall, the SPX is very bullish long-term.

Investors are among the most pessimistic they have been in 7 years!  Over the past four weeks, this sentiment is nearing the lowest of all readings of the past 30 years. If it declines a bit further, it will suggest future returns of the SPX will be impressively positive over the next couple months.

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Courtesy of TMTF service

 

Federal Tax Revenue Falls to 80-Month Low!

The last time that Federal receipts fell this much was, in July of 2008, right before the “financial crisis”.  March of 2017 was the fourth month, in a row, in which federal receipts were down year over year, while growth rates overall have been falling quickly since mid-2015.  This a RED FLASHING warning sign that all is not well in the U.S. economy.

 

What is their solution?

Private Collection of Overdue Federal Taxes Begins this April.

The Internal Revenue Service, IRS, announced earlier this month have hired four debt collection agencies to collect on outstanding payments from taxpayers. The IRS now has employed private debt collection firms to contact taxpayers who still have not paid their previous years’ taxes.

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Households and employees apparently are NOT doing nearly as well as they have been told they are! I wonder if Chairwoman Yellen and Company. ( https://mises.org/library/end-ultra-easy-money), are aware of all of this?  To my naked eye, this does not look like economic growth nor a healthy economic recovery!

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What we have invented, in order, to keep big banks afloat, for a while longer is ultra-low interest rates, NIRP, ZIRP, etc. They create the illusion of not only growth, but also of wealth. They make people believe that a home they could never have dreamt of otherwise buying not long ago is possible to fit into their ‘budget’. This is how they are lured into signing up for ever larger mortgages, which, in turn, keeps our banks from falling over.

Record low interest rates have become the only way that private banks can create new money and stay alive (because at higher rates barely anyone would be able to afford a mortgage). It is of course not just the banks that are kept alive, but the entire economy, as well.

I really do not think that we are actually returning to normal interest rates under these circumstances. I believe that based on this overview, proper interest rates in the FEDs future are going much lower than it has been historically.  The FED is now going to now realize that it cannot buy itself out of a “business cycle” and that an “old-fashioned” deflationary depression is upon us, now!

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The International Monetary Fund, (IMF), released a report that is projecting a prolonged period of low interest rates and low growth that has gripped the global economy since the 2008 financial crisis. This would force major structural changes of pension funds, asset-management firms and insurance companies. Their products and business models, under lower growth and low interest rates, will have to be radically revamped!  Pension funds, insurance companies and the future of investing all will likely have to change significantly: (https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-24/pension-crisis-too-big-for-markets-to-ignore). Defined-benefit pension plans would have to start reducing benefits. Insurance companies will have to reinvest in maturing assets at lower yields while continuing to make high payouts on their policies.  Today, they are acting more like hedge funds than their traditional roles. They will most likely require more capital to stay solvent.

The IMF Global Financial Stability Report stated, “The experience of Japan suggests that an imminent and permanent exit from a low-interest-rate environment need not be guaranteed. That would pose “a considerable challenge to financial institutions.” The Trump Rally Will continue🙁 http://www.barrons.com/articles/are-you-ready-for-trump-rally-2-0-1492634005)

 

Live The American Dream!

Are you living hand-to-mouth or paycheck-to-paycheck? This all is too common a reality for U.S. workers.  Three-quarters of the population are scrambling to cover their basic living costs.  This next problem that Wall Street is about to experience can actually help you to make money, if you understand it and do exactly what we are doing.

Tune in every morning for my video analysis and market forecasts at TheGoldAndOilGuy.com on all ‘asset classes’ and new ETF trade opportunities.

Chris Vermeulen
www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com

Mortgage Delinquency Rates Increase & 3X ETFs

 

Delinquency rates in Single Family Residential Mortgages and other Consumer Loans began to climb through the later half of 2016 and early 2017.  The timing of this delinquency rate increase coincided almost identically with the Fed increases in their Funds Rate.  Additionally, commercial loan origination stalled for the first time since 2008-2011 (prior to that was a stall in 2000).

 

As you’ve been likely been following our daily video market analysis, you’ll know that we believe the market is still in a bullish trend and that we expect this upward price action to continue for a while.

 

These early warning signs that the Fed rate raises may be pushing other factors of the US economy should be viewed as just that – early warning signs.  It also means that Financial and Banking stocks may find some downward price pressure over the next few months. And protection assets (Gold/Silver and related ETFs) may see continued upward price movement as cash migrates from traditional financial assets into more protectionist asset classes.

 

Single Family Mortgage Delinquency Rate

The two charts below show the rate of mortgages defaulting. Additionally, real estate asset classes may start to see increased volatility as this segment of the economy struggles and has to deal with delinquencies.  The US Fed is attempting to raise rates enough to allow for more normalized economic functions without disrupting the stability of the global markets.  It is our opinion that these efforts by the US Fed will provide substantial rotation in certain sectors of the US markets that skilled traders will be able to profit handsomely from these moves.

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All Other Consumer Mortgage Delinquency Rate

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In particular, 3x ETFs may provide unique opportunities for profits.  Let’s review a few potentials…

 

Throughout all of these charts, I expect you’ll notice a similar setup with regards to Financials, Oil Services and Real Estate.  The Fed easing over the past 6+ years has driven asset prices to near all-time highs (or above all-time highs in some cases) and the recent oil price recovery has driven the oil service industry to near term recent highs.

 

The examples we are illustrating today are all contingent on the US Fed continuing to raise rates, as planned this year, which may put further pressure on these segments of the markets as well as potentially increase delinquency rates for residential, commercial and other consumer loans.  In other words, we are expecting some moderate price rotation in the markets over the next few months and we are poised to take advantage of these moves if and when a setup occurs.

 

3x ETF: FAZ – Financial Sector Bear Fund

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3x ETF: DRIP – Oil Services Bear Fund

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3x ETF: DRV – Real Estate Bear Fund

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We deploy our specialized Momentum Reversal Method (MRM) trading strategy to identify exactly when to enter and exit our trades and to find appropriate trading opportunities.  The MRM method is unique and proven.  Our clients are able to take advantage of our specialized MRM trading strategy and receive timely and accurate trading signals from our web site, ActiveTradingPartners.com.  Many of our recent trades have resulted in tremendous gains for our clients.

 

We want to alert you to the large potential price rotation we are expecting in the immediate future and to alert you to the unique opportunities this type of price rotation will present.  Remember, well over 2 months ago we warned of a VIX SPIKE that was likely between March 15th and April 24th of this year.

 

Take a quick look at the VIX Daily chart to see our prediction

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We urge you to consider this information in your trading decisions as well as consider using our stock and 3x ETF trade alert service to further your trading success.  Again, the trading opportunities we are presenting today are not trading signals.  We are waiting for our MRM strategy to issue the trade trigger, then all our clients will be alerted to the signals.

 

Chris Vermeulen
www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com – Daily Market Forecast Video & ETFs
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Economy Contracting but Expect Higher Stock Prices

The United States is the world’s largest and most diversified economy! It is currently suffering through a protracted period of slow growth which has held down job creation and labor market participation.  The Pew Research Center reported, in late 2015, that a mere 19% of Americans trust the government either always or most of the time.

The FED must print more money in order to keep the party going forward.

The bottom line is that this current bull market has been driven mostly by corporations which are buying back their shares, over the years. Individual investors have increasingly been moving out of equity mutual funds and into equity ETF’s.

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that in fiscal year 2016, the federal budget deficit increased in relation to the GDP, for the first time since 2009. The CBO projects that over the next decade, budget deficits will follow an upward trajectory. The spending costs for retirement and health care programs targeted towards senior citizens, and rising interest payments on the government’s debt will be the root drivers. There will be only a modest growth in revenue collections. This will drive up public debt to its’ highest level of gross domestic product (GDP) since shortly after World War II ended.

The Congressional Budget Office stated that the nation’s public debt will reach 145 percent of gross domestic product by 2047

 

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Conclusion:

The BULLISH Trend in the stock markets is not reversing in the near future.

The stock market is on an upward trajectory.  Are you wondering what you should do next?

Do you want to gain the edge that you need in order to beat the markets an profit during both rising and falling prices?

Take advantage of my insight and expertise as I can help you to grow your trading account. Tune in every morning for my video analysis and market forecasts at TheGoldAndOilGuy.com on all ‘asset classes’ and new ETF trade opportunities.

I always take half off of the table, on all positions, to lock in quick solid gains and then ride out the other half for much higher returns!  I manage my risk while keeping profits!

Chris Vermeulen
www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com

“Sell in May” Could Happen in April?

The Fake Recovery May Be Ending

The “real”  Atlanta Fed’s reading of Q1 GDP   went off a cliff to less than 1%:

No one has the slightest idea of what is happening as insane levels of debt distort the model’s which economists use to forecast the future economic trends. From here on out, there will be unpleasant surprises all the way around. According to shadow stats, the GDP is in contraction at the rate of -2%.

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The New Normal & Disconnect:

The FED and other agencies have taken on new responsibilities for managing systemic risk since the financial crisis of 2007.

What grade have they earned?  The impact of implemented low-interest rates for savers has made them poorer. All pension plans, college endowments, and state retirement plans have been diminished and devastated by low-interest rates. Savers have suffered and will continue to do so because of ‘financial repression’.

Furthermore, because low-interest rates make savers poorer, the contracting economy has limped along with anemic growth rates. Low-interest rates have had a negative impact for almost everyone.

 

Preparing For The Big Crunch!

The FED will respond with even more aggressive money printing — which will then cause the entire monetary system to implode some day.  Money is not wealth, but rather it is merely a claim on wealth.  Debt is a claim on future money.  The only way to have faith in our current monetary policies is if one believes that we can grow our economy and GDP out of this massive debt that we have created.  The U.S. is already insolvent, meaning liabilities exceed assets.  The U.S. has been spending, far beyond its’ means, for multiple decades while amassing tremendous amounts of public debt, private debt and entitlement liabilities.

 

The Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises said, “There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”

 

U.S. economic growth began slowing down due to its’ acceleration of ‘too much debt’. Instead of allowing natural market forces to clear out the excessive debts, the Federal Reserve chose to go into overdrive to ‘remedy’ the problem. Its’ remedy? Drive interest rates to 0% to reduce the service burden of those debts and print trillions of fresh dollars which, in turn, would fund new borrowing.

Of course, no true ‘solution’ for resolving debt involves piling up even more of it.  The only path that history has shown that works involves fiscal austerity and reducing debt. The only real solution is “a voluntary abandonment of the credit expansion”.  

The only possible solution for recovery, today, is if the economy suddenly returns to an extremely rapid economic growth over an extended period of time.  If during such a period of rapid growth does occur, we must use that windfall to pay down the outstanding debts!  The intent of the FED treading into the never-before-tried ZIRP and NIRP waters was to ignite more borrowing, not more spending!

Pension plans have been ultimately decimated by these monetary policies!

Pension funds across the U.S. are desperate to overcome low interest rates and return to the time when future retirees were entitled to and could receive their full benefits. Pension funds which so many depend upon for their retirement security will lose trillions of dollars which will result in the depletion of receiving their benefits!

 

The chart below reflects the last two times that industrial and commercial loan contracts crashed which were in 1999 and 2007!{25 year chart} of all American Bank Commercial and Industrial Loans.The last 2 times loans contracted and broke down was 1999 & 2007

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