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The Next Three Bull Markets Are Starting

As we all know, there is always a bull market somewhere…

In this video report I will share with you the next three big investments for 2014 which are unfolding as we you read this. And Precious metals (gold, silver & miners) are only one of the bull markets…

You have not heard anything about these sectors on CNBC, radio, and no one is writing about them. Because of this, it has me really excited because the more people that are caught off guard with a move the bigger upside potential there is.

All you have to do is watch the video to find out…

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Chris Vermeulen
www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com

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What GM, GS and XOM Do, So Does the Broad Market – Trading Strategy

Over the years working with professional traders I found it interesting how each individual has their bellwether stock they follow to gauge the stock markets trend and identify reversals before they take place.

About 10 years ago I traded with a floor trader who swore that whatever GS (Goldman Sachs) did the market followed. Another said he only used XOM (Exxon Mobile), while Stan Weinstein says GM (General Motors) was the stock to follow.

While each of these traders have been highly successful with their bellwether stock, I wanted to cover these in more detail and show you have to get the best of each of their strategies working for you. This will help you properly time the market, identify the overall market health and at which point you should be getting long or short stocks in your portfolio.

Watch this quick video below:

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Chris Vermeulen
www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com

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Price Erosion of 3x Leveraged Natural Gas ETFs

Here is a perfect example showing how 3x leveraged ETF funds can lose value over a short period of time while the underlying investment is deep in our favor by 5% and should have our ETF in our favor by 15%). But instead we are under water by a few percent still…

 

This is a prime example of why I don’t trade 3x ETFs that often. And when you actually run the numbers on how much leverage you actually get with 3x ETFs its actually the same or less than if you just bought a single ETF with the same amount of capital and margin… 3X ETFs require you to have 90% margin, while a single ETF only requires you 30%. It’s a little complicated to crunch the numbers and explain but know that 3x ETFs are nothing special when you do the math for both long term and short term trades.

For example, if you wanted to buy $1000 worth of a 3x ETF, the margin requirements on these fund are 90% meaning you must have $900 in your MARGIN account to trade this position. But if you wanted to trade say a single ETF where the margin is only say 30% for a non levegeage fund, you can technically trade the same position size with the same amount of money WITHOUT the 3x leveraged fund price decay we all know is terrible in these highly leveraged funds.

So if you wanted a position to match the power of the $1000 3x leveraged ETF position but using the single ETF, you would only need to buy $3000 worth of the single ETF, but because its only 30% margin requirement. This may be confusing, the only point im trying to make here is that you can get almost the same trade using a single ETF simply because of the margin requirements between the two types of ETF funds. Most individuals do not realize the crazy margin required for 3x ETFs and its likely the reason most traders get margin calls with trading these funds.

Long story short, if today’s price action is a reversal day it will only take another big down day for us to be deep in the money on our inverse ETFs.

 

The Next Trading Session Is another Big Sell Off in our Favor – Current Live Trade

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post talking about how we needed another big down day for the ETF catch up to the natural gas price action.

Today Nat Gas is down another 10% and has sent our 3x leveraged ETF fund deep in the money with subscribers traded up over 18% in only a couple trading sessions.

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​We continue to hold our remaining 1/3rd of our position in DGAZ with a stop 5% in the money in case price reverses hard today or this week.

Chris Vermeulen – www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com










 

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ETF Trading Strategies for SPX, Gold, Silver, Bonds and Oil

Stock market continue its momentum from yesterday but struggled to climb. More weak comments from Fed Chair nominee Janet Yellen suggested that she would likely see QE continue for a while to help the US economy get back up on its feet.

QE liquidity has been one of the main forces driving the stock rally over the past year and today was no exception. The Dow and S&P broke out to new highs while the NASDAQ lagged a bit weighed down by Cisco’s poor earnings numbers. Gold and silver also rebounded today but with falling gold demand, it still has work to do to convince traders this is more than just a dead cat bounce.
 
Retailer Nordstrom beat expected earnings, which offset Wal-Mart’s disappointment numbers this morning. This news, along with Macy’s and JC Penney’s numbers suggest that high-end retailers are starting to outperform discounters, a sign on increasing consumer spending and an improving economy.
A Canadian magazine I read today shows that 91% of Canadian startup companies are planning to hire more staff in the 2014. That is very encouraging numbers…

ETF Trading Strategies video analysis and forecasts
SP500, gold, silver, oil, natural gas, bonds & the dollar index

This video provides insight on current trend and some new big trends likely to unfold early in 2014. With the proper ETF trading strategies we will be able to profit from both rising and falling market conditions.
Chris Vermeulen
www.GoldAndOilGuy.com – Free ETF Trading Strategies
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Why Investors Must Be Cautious At These Prices

Last week on October 8th the financial market experienced a broad based sell off. Every sector was down with utilities being the only exception.

The individual leadership stocks, which are typically small to mid-cap companies (IWM – Russell 2K) that have a strong history and outlook of earnings growth, were hit hard as well.

Whenever the broad market experiences a price correction, one of the most important factors I analyze is how well leading stocks hold up and show relative strength to the broad market.

So, where does this leave us going forward?

When stocks that have been leading the market higher and only pausing during market corrections in the S&P500, Dow, and NASDAQ, it’s a positive sign. This tells us investors and big money continues to flow into the risk on assets (stocks).

Conversely, when these leading stocks/sectors begin succumbing to the selling pressure of the broad market, it quickly grabs my attention and tells us it’s time to be aware that a major top may be forming.

It looks as though the broad market rally is just barely hanging on. If the leading stocks and sectors begin breaking below their 50-day moving averages, my proprietary SP500 Market Timing & Trading System will shift to sell mode and things could get ugly for those who do not know how to trade a bear market.

Weekly Relative Strength Showing Negative Divergence

This chart has two important things I would like to point out. First is the fact that the RSI has being overbought twice in the past three years with the most recent one taking place a few months ago. The last time this took place the SP500 had a very strong correction.

The second insight the RSI is providing us with is the diverging price and relative strength as shown with the purple lines on the chart below. This is telling us that the power/momentum behind the market is slowing.

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Daily Bullish Percent Index – Shows Negative Divergence

I always prefer to watch and analyze the NYSE as it’s the big board where all the HUGE money is flowing from traders and investors. The chart below clearly shows that less stocks are moving higher as seen with the purple bullish percent index line. With less stocks making new highs, yet the stock market continues to climb this is a warning sign that this bull market is slowly running out of steam.

 

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Technology & Financial Sector Are Rising But For How Long?

Two very powerful sectors are holding up well but once they start to breakdown from these chart patterns things could get ugly real quick. Our 3x ETF trading newsletter becomes very active in bear markets as the upside potential is much larger.

The XLK technology sector looks to be forming a bearish rising wedge. If/once it starts to slide it will have a strong impact on the broad market.

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Financial Sector XLF

The recent price action of scattered trading ranges looks to be similar to the top we saw in 2011. If this is the case then we have bearish head & shoulders pattern with a rising neckline forming. Once price breaks through the neck line we should expect sharp drop in price.

This sector is heavily weighted in the SP500 so if it start to drop, expect the SP500 to fall with it.

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Major Market Top Lurking…

The chart below pointing out the next bear market likely to take place is a scary looking chart to most individuals. But if you know what you are doing, they can provide more profits in a shorter period of time than a four year bull market.

If this market is starting to stall out and is in the process of forming a top. Keep in mind that market tops are a process. They take typically 3-6 months to form before a true breakdown occurs and the bear market starts. And until then, price will be choppy and difficult to trade.

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Cautious Trading Conclusion:

In short, this report shows you some major divergences in the financial market. Remember, you do not really trade off divergences, as they are not good at timing. They are simply a warning sign telling us that something large is brewing and that risk is higher than normal.

There are few ETFs I like on various sectors and commodities that show some oversized upside potential in the coming weeks/months. Depending on what takes place in Washington this week will move the market and likely trigger some sharp moves. Until then, sitting tight is the safe play.

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Chris Vermeulen

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How Gold & Stocks are About to Repeat the 2010 Bottom

In May of 2010, immediately following the flash crash many investors started to become bearish (nervous) regarding their position in gold and equities. Once the general public became aware that the stock market could fall 10% in a matter of minutes, investors became very cautious. Suddenly protecting their capital and current positions was at the forefront of their investment process.

A couple days later the market recovered most of its value, but it became clear that investors were going to sell their long positions if the market showed signs of weakness. It was this fear which pulled the market back down to the May lows and beyond over the next couple months which caused investors to panic and sell the majority of their positions. It is this strong wave of panic selling that triggers gold and stock prices to form intermediate bottoms. Emotional retail traders always seem to buy near the top and sell at the bottom which leads to further pain.

Now, fast forward to today…

This past August we saw another selloff similar to the “Flash Crash” in May of 2010. (I warned followers that gold was on the edge of topping and that stocks would take some time for form a base and bottom – Click Here To Read) Over the past couple months gold, silver, and stocks have been trying to bottom but have yet to do so.

Just a couple weeks ago we saw gold, silver, and equities make new multi-month lows. This has created a very negative outlook among investors which I highlighted in red on the chart below. Since the panic selling low was formed just recently we have seen money pile back into gold and stocks (more so stocks).

This strong bounce or rally which ever you would like to call it may be the beginning stages of a major bull leg higher which could last several months. Before that could happen, I am anticipating a market pullback which is highlighted with red arrows on the chart below.

Chart of SP500, Gold and Dollar Index Looking Back 18 Months


Reasons for gold and stocks to pullback:

  • Stocks are overbought and generally retracements of 50% or 61% are common following large rallies.
  • The dollar index looks ready to bounce which typically means lower gold and stock prices.
  • Gold continues to hold a bearish chart pattern pointing to lower prices still.

Weekly Trend Trading Ideas

A few weeks ago I warned my followers that stocks and gold are forming a bottom and that we should be on the lookout for further confirmation signs. I also mentioned that I was not trying to pick a bottom, rather that I was looking to go long once the odds were more in my favor.

This is a potentially very large opportunity unfolding and there will be several different ways to play this. However, right now I continue to wait for more confirming indicators and for more time to pass before getting subscribers and my own money involved.

From August until now (October 17) the SP500 is down -6.3% and gold is down -8.1%. Subscribers of my newsletter have pocketed over 35% in total gains using my simple low risk ETF trading alerts.

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Chris Vermeulen

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Gold and Stocks Rally but is it time for a Little Pullback

It has been a very interesting week thus far. Monday kick started traders with a heart pounding equities sell off which sent money into the US Dollar, precious metals and bonds as the safe havens of choice.

A lot has happened this week on a technical analysis basis which I can’t really show in a written report like this. But can do so in detail within my video newsletter. There are just to many charts required and layers of analysis to cover… But I can cover some of the points and my thoughts using the charts below:

SPY 30 Minute Intraday Chart
This chart shows the volume traded at various price levels for the SP500 index. These high volume levels act as support or resistance depending if you are above or below them. On Wednesday we had large gap higher into a resistance level which the market could not break through. So I am expecting to see the market take a pause and fade back down to fill part or all of Wednesday’s gap window.

While most gaps tend to get filled. Gaps that occur right at the beginning of a new trend when momentum is strong. They generally do not fill all the way down to the bottom. I expect a couple days of sideways to lower price action. Buyers should step back in and send the market higher next week if this trend is to continue.

GDX – Gold Miner Stocks – Daily Chart
Gold stocks have been underperforming the price of gold bullion for several months. This typically is not a strong sign for physical gold prices. That being said I do feel the majority of investors are seeking true safety and want to own real gold and not some highly leveraged gold stock. This to me is more of a risk off trade for global investors and it explains the performance.

From the recent price action shown on the GDX chart I am expecting to see prices trade sideways or lower in the coming days. A sideways move would actually be bullish and would signal a possible breakout to upside. So that is what I am hoping will unfold in the coming days/weeks.


US Dollar Daily Chart

The dollar continues to get sold at a tremendous rate and the Fed is devaluing the currency as quickly as they can trying and save the world one dollar at a time…
The trend is strongly down but it’s starting to near a point where we should start to keep a closer eye on it for signs of a reversal to the upside. When the dollar makes a move higher and starts a rally it will put downward pressure on stocks and commodities. We must be prepared to move our protective stops ups and possibly take advantage of falling prices in the near future. Until then remain long equities and commodities.

Mid-Week Trend Conclusion:
In short, it looks as though stocks and commodities are in favor again. Monday’s panic sell off looks to have shaken the masses out of the market and the big money players were buying up all the shares they could. Members and myself are sitting nicely in our long positions and this could be the start of something exciting.

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Chris Vermeulen

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Trading Analysis The General Public Does Not Look At

Yesterday I pointing out how any weakness would most likely get bought back up into the close ahead of Obama speaking and we did get that. I also figured today the market would hold up or close positive also (post Obama) so the general public thinks and feels good about the USA and the financial markets.

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Well today the market just happened to gap above yesterday’s key resistance level ans we all know that once we are above resistance be becomes support. After the gap up this morning the SP500 pulled back to this new support level which happens to be Friday’s, Mondays and Yesterdays high then it bounced, actually rallied up on solid volume almost like someone was making a point that this market is going up today and not to mess with it…

Personally I don’t get worked up over market manipulation because of two reasons:

1. There is Nothing you can do about it
2. If you see it and understand the idea behind it, then you can make really good money day trading it.

Chart of SP500 10 minute chart

As for our dollar position I still like the trade but I will admit that its really starting to drag out (wear us out of the position so we give up on it). Keep in mind that waiting for a trade to breakout and hopefully go in your direction is part of the excitement of trading… The suspense sure keeps are emotion flying high, which is why it is important to only trade position sizes which you can stomach during volatile times. Also the reason we scaled in at first key support and added more on the deeper pullback.

Posted below and in the member’s area is the chart:

Gold and silver have bounced a little and are trading back at resistance where they were in my pre-market video this morning.

Now, take a look at the different indexes below and you will see how the dow of only 30 stocks shows bullishness, while the key indexes for trend and strength are under performing…

As I mentioned a few weeks back, actually just before Christmas.. I figured the market would start to top out the second half of January. It looks as though that is unfolding but remember topping is a process and it become VERY difficult to trade and time and this is why I am taking my time here…Tops and bottoms are designed to suck traders into the wrong side one final time just before price reverses.

On another note it looks like metals are losing some ground here and may go lower… I’m figuring the dollar should bottom in the next couple days at most. Again tops and bottoms are a process and they always take much longer than we anticipate. If the market does not shake you out, it will wear you out..

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Chris Vermeulen

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Is The Herd Trading Gold & SP500?

Over the past 2 weeks we have seen the market sentiment change three times from extreme bullish to bearish and back to bullish as of today. Normally we don’t see the herd (average Joe) switch trading directions this quickly. Over the past 10 years I found that the average time for the herd to reach an extreme bullish or bearish bias takes between 4-6 weeks in length. It is this herd mentality which makes for some excellent trend trading opportunities. But with the quantitative easing, thinner traded market, and lack of trading participants (smaller herd) I find everyone is ready to change directions at the drop of a hat.

The old school traders/investors who don’t use real-time data or charts, and who dabbled in stock picks, and options trades here and there have mostly exited the trading arena from frustration or losing to much money. This group accounted for a decent chuck of liquidity in the market and was also the slowest of the herd to change directions.

The new school, today’s smaller herd is much more aggressive and quicker to act on market gyrations. I think this is because the only people left in the market are those who make a living pulling money from the market and those who feel they are really close to mastering the stock market. It is these individuals who are using trading platforms with real-time data, charts and scanners to help get a pulse on the market so they can change directions when the big boys do. I feel this is the reason why the market is able to turn on a dime one week to another over the past 8 months… The easy prey (novice and delayed data traders) are few and far between and the fight to take money for other educated traders seems to be getting a little more interesting to say the least.

Anyways, enough about the herd already…

It’s been an interesting week thus far with stocks and commodities. The week started with a large gap up only for strong selling volume to step in and reverse direction the following day. It is this negative price action that starts to put fear into the market triggering a downward thrust in the market. During an up trend which we are in now, I look for these bearish chart patterns to form as they tend to trigger more selling the following days which cleanses the market of weak positions. Once a certain level of traders have been shaken out of their positions and are entering positions in order to take advantage of a falling market, that’s when we get the next rally, catching the majority of traders off guard as they panic to buy back their short positions. It’s this short covering which sparks a strong multi day rally and kicks off the new leg up in the market.

Currently we getting some mixed signals. The market sentiment is the most bullish it has been since 2007, just a little higher than the Jan & March highs this year. This makes me step back and think twice about taking any sizable long positions. Any day now the market could roll over. Another bearish signal is the fact that we just had a very strong reversal day for stocks and metals to the down side. That typically leads to more selling.

But if we look at the positive side of things, the trend is still up, this is typically a strong time for stocks as we go into Christmas/Holiday season, also the market breadth is really strong with the number of stocks hitting new highs has really taking off.

SP500 – Daily Chart

Below you can see the reversal candles along with short term and intermediate support levels. Although the market sentiment is screaming a correction is near, we must realize that sentiment can remain at this level for an extended period of time while the market continues to trend. This is one of the reasons why we say “The Trend Is Our Friend”.

I am hoping for a pullback and would like to see market sentiment shift enough on an intraday basis to give us a low risk entry point.

Gold – Daily Chart

A reversal candle is seen as a sell signal or a profit taking pattern. Short term aggressive trades use these to lock in quick price movements. With so many traders watching gold, it caused a flood of sell orders to push gold down today.

Mid-Week Conclusion:

In short, each time we see some decent selling in the market its get bought back up. Today was another perfect example as we had an early morning sell off, then a light volume rally for the second half of the session and a end of day short squeeze during the last 30 minutes. Gold has pulled back to the first short term support level. Because of the large following in gold I would like to see if there will be another day of follow through selling before possibly looking to take a trade.

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Chris Vermeulen

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Broad Market Reversal – Better Hold On To Your Hat!

This had been an exiting week for traders as the equities market was on a verge of a major sell off. Fortunately, we were watching the market very closely and saw the sentiment and market internals shift shortly after a new low was set last week. That was an early warning for us that a trend reversal to the upside could happen at any hour or day this week.

Wednesday and Thursday’s rallies were on solid volume and the market internal indicators along with market breadth were strong also. There has been a large surge of new highs across the board on the NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX. These numbers tell me that it’s not just one sector moving the market; instead it’s a broad market advance (institutional buying).

While I don’t typically try to pick major tops or bottoms because of the added risks and lower probability of winning trades, I do tend to spot them forming a few days in advance allowing me to tighten stops and take some profits on positions.

Trend reversals typically have large violent moves near the beginning and end of their life cycle making things not only tougher to trade but potentially more costly. Once I see a trend confirmed with moving averages, volume, and sentiment along with market breadth that’s when I start looking to take positions on pauses or pullbacks to support zones. This greatly increases the odds of winning/making money from the market. There are some really great Options Trading Strategies for taking advantage of these volatility changes in the market which you can get at OptionsTradingSignals.com

SPY Daily Chart:
As you can see the market has clearly broken to the upside above key moving averages after finding support at the 50 day moving average. This rally has some solid volume behind it which I like to see also.

The first 3-4 days of a trend reversal generally post some give moves but after that initial thrust expect a pause or pullback to happen.

SPY 60 Minute Intraday Chart:
We were lucky enough to take profits on our inverse SP500 trade as the market started to give us mixed signals of a possible rally. A couple days later on Nov 26th we saw a major shift within the market sentiment preventing us from shorting the market again.

Two days later the broad market gapped higher triggering protective stops/short covering sparking a fierce two day rally which took the market up to a major resistance level. I do feel as though the market is going higher, but right now, everything is WAY over bought and trading at resistance. Even if the market moves higher for another 2-3 days and breaks this resistance level, it will most likely have a pause, or pullback as it regains energy for another thrust higher.

Mid-Week Trading Conclusion:
In short, it looks as though the trend is now up and the Christmas rally could be gearing up for a good one!

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