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Investors are fearful and that means higher prices are around the corner

Everyone knows people make mistakes when rushed to do something or if they are scared of something bad happening. We also know fear and greed is what moves the market each month, week, day and tick… So when the majority of investors are selling their shares at the same time you must recognize the psychology behind it and prepare for a low risk trading opportunity in the days that follow.

Stepping back and looking at the general vibe in the financial arena we hear about Quantitative Easing II coming to an end which should help the dollar gain strength again. A rising dollar means lower stock and commodity prices. Also keep in mind the United States is in so much trouble they will always have quantitative easing even if they are not calling it QE, that’s my opinion anyways…

 

In addition, everyone was talking about the saying “sell in May and go away”. Take a look at the chart of the SP500. The first session in May was the highest point and the SP500 has only gone down since then. The chart below shows my fear indicator and with the masses all selling in the month of May I have to think it’s getting ready to bottom and start another 5-6% rally from down here. Keep in mind I am more neutral on the overall market for the longer term. In the next month or two I figure we see higher prices from here but come August we could see the dollar bottom and stocks sell off in a more significant manner.

 

Last but not least, gold and silver…
Looking back in time and reviewing inter-market relationships with gold and silver I feel more and more investors are becoming bearish and moving their money into safe havens like gold and silver. Recently we saw a sharp pullback in both gold and silver. The price and volume action that took place was a clear sign of distribution selling meaning big money players taking money out of those investments. I see this pattern happen in stocks, indexes and commodities all the time and it generally warrants caution!

My trading buddy JW Jones over at OptionsTradingSignals.com has some very exciting ways to profit from these choppy market conditions with limited risk. If you are into options then check it out.

Typically we will see a few more new highs being reached which are quickly followed with strong selling. What happens is that the big money players allow the price to make a new high and that hits the headline news, CNBC, BNN etc…. drawing in new buyers and a surge of volume for the big money guys to sell into and exit their positions at the top. It also helps cover up their large volume selling.

Below is what I am thinking will take place in gold this summer.

 

Weekend Trend Conclusion:
In short, I feel the dollar will continue to slide lower, both stocks and commodities should have some strength over the next 1-2 months but after that all bets are off and it will be time to re-evaluate things.

The next week in the market will most likely make or break this outlook as the overall market is trading at a tipping point. Let’s see how this week pans out then take another look at the charts.

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Chris Vermeulen

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Another Batch of Trading Setups for the SP500 Are Here

May 2nd, 2010
The past few weeks I have been talking about the SP500 forming a top similar to the January top we saw earlier this year. Well the charts below show exactly what I have been waiting for to unfold and I think the time has come for the market to take a healthy breather before continuing this strong bull market which could last another 12 -24 months before really topping out.

SPY – SP500 ETF Trading Chart

I am showing the SPY etf because that’s a fund most people know and trade, but this analysis is the same for trading futures like the ES M0 Mini SP500 contract.

You can see the similar price action which formed in January and what has happened recently. I feel we are about to see a correction which would last several weeks which is very exciting for us traders.

SPY ES Daily Trading

SPY April Top – SP500 ETF Trading 60 Minute Chart

This chart shows the past few weeks of price action with the market becoming more volatile with waves of selling and buying. This indicates exhaustion and generally leads to a market correction or at least some sideways movement to digest the recent rally before continuing higher.

SPY January Top – SP500 ETF Trading 60 Minute Chart

Take a look at this chart of January….
Very similar price and volume action.

SPY January Sell Off – SP500 ETF Trading 60 Minute Chart

This chart shows the sell off last January and the setups I had when the market reached extremes generating trades with the underlying down trend.

SP500 Day Trading & Swing Trading Opportunities:

I hope these charts help you to see how I read the market and what I am looking for in trade setups. While its easy to see these setups in hindsight it requires a lot of research and experience in-order to time these plays in real-time when emotions are flying high and with BNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and other newsletters all saying different things…

Some words from fellow traders:
“I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve learned from you already. Understanding that you don’t always have to be in the market because another Low Risk Setup is just around the corner tops my list. Keep up the good work.” Matt Brennan, CA, USA

“Hey, Chris!
I really like the way you think and I’m already learning some useful stuff. I tend to be too aggressive, that’s another reason I picked you – I think you have just the medicine I need to learn to be a bit more cautious and to manage risk better. My biggest weakness is jumping the gun. Pretty typical, I guess. Already I can see I will learn to improve from following your lead.” George Faison, VA, USA

If you would like stock market training, how to find low risk setups with great potential along with my trading signals then check out my websites below:

Gold and SP500 ETF Swing Trading Signals: www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com
Intraday, Swing Trades and Trading Strategy: www.FuturesTradingSignals.com
Trade Explosive Stocks: www.ActiveTradingPartners.com

Chris Vermeulen

Disclaimer: I currently do not own gold and SP500 ETFs or Futures contracts.