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Weekly SPX & Gold Price Cycle Report

Today I want to talk to you about the SP500 because it’s on the verge of making a very significant move. We could experience a 15% rally or a 15% decline and it could be just around the corner.

Let me recap on both the short-term top this month, and then a look at the bigger picture of what happened last October through December and if we are going to see that happen again. There is the possibility we get a massive rally if the market breaks to new highs. The market is loaded and ready for action. Whichever way it breaks will have a strong impact on precious metals and bonds. Make sure to opt-in to our free market trend signals newsletter.

21 DAYS THEN A BREAKDOWN?

Let’s look at the SP500 for the last 6 months in the chart below. If we were to just draw support trendlines across the lows and a resistance trend line across the highs, you can see we still have some room for the SP500 to work itself higher and still be within the pattern.

Do you see the blue line that is on the chart? You will notice it follows price very closely and you’ll notice the purple line on the hard-right edge as well. This purple line is the forecasted projected cycle price that we are anticipating for the SP500 over the next 45 days.

I should note that as the market evolves and moves this price cycle forecast will change, but it gives us a good idea of current cycles in the market and where the price should go next.

Overall, we’re all you’re looking for SP500 to struggle to move higher because it acts as resistance. If resistance holds then it is likely the market breaks down and tests the August or September Low.

S&P 500 OCTOBER – DECEMBER MARKET CRASH TO REPEAT?

Let’s step back and look at last year’s price action. You can see that the cycle analysis is pointing to potentially another market crash down to those December low. If that is the case then it could be the start of something very significant like a new bear market.

So that’s where we’re at in terms of the SP500 and at this point, we’ve got another 21 days or so before the SP500 should start breaking below our white trendline support level.

While cycle analysis helps us paint a clear picture of what to expect looking forward up to 45 days I still rely on my market trend charts to know when I should be buying or selling positions.

BONDS – THE NATURAL INVESTOR SAFE HAVEN

The first safe haven investors flock to when they become scared are bonds. By looking at the chart we can see they should start to find a bottom based on our cycles.  Bond prices are stuck within a large sideways channel and should hold their ground until the SP500 starts collapse. If the SP500 breaks down then we’re going to see bonds move higher and should eventually break out and make new highs.

GOLD – THE SAFEST OF SAFE HAVENS

The true safe Haven is gold when it comes to a global store of value for all countries and individuals.

Take a look at the price of gold, as you can see it rallied in June and again in August when the cycles bottomed and started an uptrend. Right now the price is in a much larger consolidation (bull flag pattern) which is a positive sign. In fact, this multi-month pause makes gold even more bullish in my opinion. The longer a commodity trades sideway the more powerful the next move will be.

You can see based on our cycles analysis and forecasted price gold still has some potential weakness for a couple of weeks.

Understanding cycles and how to trade with them is much harder than most people think. If you do not understand cycle skew then you will struggle to turn a profit. I have been trading with cycles since 2001 and still, I find them very deceiving at times.

In laymen terms, cycle skew is when a cycle moves against the direction of the underlying asset’s trend. The chart below shows this clearly with the white lines. In short, gold is in an uptrend, and when the cycle moves down against the assets trend price will in most cases trade sideways. Do not try to short cycle tops when the trend is up, no matter how tempting it may be.

The key is to wait for cycles to bottom, then get back into position for the next upward move in the cycle and price.

I had a fantastic chat with Adam Johnson from BullsEyeBrief today and if you are interested in more juicy details on the SP500, Gold, and how I trades be sure to listen to the most recent podcast we did together at the top of his website https://bullseyebrief.com/podcast/

THE TECHNICAL TRADERS THOUGHTS:

In short, the stock market continues to keep the bull market alive, but investors have started to move into gold as a safe haven. The fear of a market downturn is growing which is why gold has rallied and started a new bull market. The money flow into gold is very strong and is warning us that US equities could enter a bear market in the next few months and that possibly something much larger globally could be at play as well.

Gold continues to just hold up well even with the current cycle forecast trending lower. Overall, we’re looking at about 20 days or so and we could see metals and equity prices make some incredible moves.

Keep reading our research because our proprietary tools have been nailing all of these price targets and move many months in advance.  The next bottom in metals should set up when our cycle bottoms – then the next upside leg will begin.  This time Gold should target $1800 and Silver should target $21 to $24.  This will be an incredible move higher if it plays out as we suspect.

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As a technical analysis and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for both short-term swing trading and long-term investment capital. The opportunities are massive/life-changing if handled properly.

Chris Vermeulen
www.TheTechnicalTraders.com

Gold Cycle Forecast Signals Bottom Is Near

It is absolutely amazing how the precious metals markets have followed our October 2018 predictions almost like clockwork.  Our call for an April 21~24 momentum base below $1300 followed by an extensive rally to levels above $1550 has been playing out almost like we scripted these future price moves.

Now that the $1550 level has been reached, we are expecting a rotation to levels that may reach just below the $1450 level before attempting to set up another momentum base/bottom formation.  And just like clockwork, Gold has followed our predictions and price is falling as we expected. Just look at our October 2018 chart where we forecasted the price of gold rallies and corrections along the way.

GOLD FORECAST & IS THE DEBT CRISIS ABOUT TO BE REBORN IN 2020?
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/is-the-debt-crisis-about-to-be-reborn-in-2020/

GOLD CYCLE FORECAST – DAILY CHART

Take a look at the most active cycles for gold and where our gold forecast is pointing to next. The downside rotation currently in Gold is likely not quite over yet and the gold mines will selloff the most.  This new momentum base should setup and complete once the gold cycles bottom.  The next upside price leg should push Gold well above the $1760~1780 level – so get ready for another big rally of 20%+.

GOLD MINERS SELL OFF – DAILY CHART

Unfortunately, so many traders are highly emotional and fall in love with positions in shiny metals or gold miner stock positions. Yet we all know if you trade on emotions or fall in love with a position, you are most likely to lose a ton of money. Two weeks ago I got so much flack from traders when I said gold miners were on the verge of a violent drop in price, then the bottom fell out and the dropped huge. Then last Thursday morning when gold, silver, and miners are trading up huge in pre-market and at the opening bell I warned it looked like a big fakeout and price could collapse for yet a second leg down and the same response from those emotional traders who love their positions and won’t sell them when they should as active traders.

HAVE YOU OUTPERFORMED GDXJ THIS YEAR?

If you like to trade in the precious metals sector then you most likely love to trade the gold miners ETF GDXJ. As you can see above GDXJ is only up 19.55% year to date. Sure, it’s a nice gain, but are you still holding your metals position knowing you just gave back most or all of your profits?

Being a technical analyst my focus is to only enter a position when the charts/analysis point to an immediate price advance or decline. I site in cash waiting for the next cycle top or bottom to form in an asset class like gold miners, gold, silver, or silver miners, and once the cycle starts I jump on the wave and ride it for the move until it shows signs that its weakening and will break. almost 50% of the year my portfolio is sitting in cash. And my average position only lasts around 12 days.

Take a look at all my precious metals related trades this year (2019) below. They are all winners, and total gain for subscribers of my Wealth Building Newsletter is 41.74% profit. More than double the return than if you were riding the GDXJ roller coaster for 9 months straight and all your money at risk.

My point here is that no matter how much you love metals (and I LOVE METALS), but you do not need to always be in a position in them. There are times to own, and times to watch with your money safely in cash.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

The end result is that the fear and greed that is starting to show up in the precious metals markets may become an “unruly beast” if it continues to grow in strength and velocity.

Keep reading our research because our proprietary tools have been nailing all of these price targets and moves many months in advance.  The next bottom in metals should set up when our cycle bottoms – then the next upside leg will begin.  This time Gold should target $1800 and Silver should target $21 to $24.  This will be an incredible move higher if it plays out as we suspect.

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I can tell you that huge moves are about to start unfolding not only in metals, or stocks but globally and some of these supercycles are going to last years. A gentleman by the name of Brad Matheny goes into great detail with his simple to understand charts and guide about this. His financial market research is one of a kind and a real eye-opener. PDF guide: 2020 Cycles – The Greatest Opportunity Of Your Lifetime

As a technical analysis and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for both short-term swing trading and long-term investment capital. The opportunities are massive/life-changing if handled properly.

Chris Vermeulen
www.TheTechnicalTraders.com

Major Index Top In 3 to 5 Weeks?

Our researchers rely on a number of proprietary tools and cycle forecasting technology.  Additionally, we use custom index charts to help measure price cycles, trends, support & resistance and many other aspects of the markets.  Recently, we posted an article relating to the US Dollar and foreign currencies using custom index techniques.  In the past, we’ve highlighted our Custom Price Cycle index that we use to gauge market sentiment, topping and bottoming setups.  All of these tools are essential for our team of researchers while they attempt to identify trade setups and larger market events.

Currently, we are highlighting a number of our custom index chart that suggest a market top may only be 3 to 5 weeks away and the setup of this market top may surprise many traders. We posted a good forecast chart here also.

First, we’ll highlight our Smart Money Custom Index chart on a Monthly charting basis.  As you can see since the ultimate price bottom in 2009, and using the price range from 2015 to 2016 (the rotation prior to the 2016 Presidential Elections) as the basis for the forward envelope, our Smart Money index shows the markets have rallied to levels just above the envelope in January 2018, then rotated lower to levels near the lower envelope levels in December 2018.  This extended price rotation suggests the entire year of 2018 prompted a massive price rotation event that likely resulted in a price revaluation cycle.

Our researchers believe the strength of the US Dollar will continue to drive foreign investments into the US stock market and prompt a rally to levels near the middle of this price envelope before stalling and topping in August or September of 2019.  This top formation should result in a price decline in the US stock market of at least 16% with a maximum decline level of somewhere between 24% to 28% overall.  We’ll get into more detail about that later in this article.

We want our readers to understand this Custom Price Cycle chart highlights the level at which the price bottom will likely form, near the lower level of the current price envelope, and suggests the current price rally will likely attempt to breach key psychological price levels ($300: SPY, $3000: ES, $30k: INDU) before this new price top completes.

After these new price highs are reached above the key psychological price levels, we believe the new price top will immediately begin to form with a short period of sideways price action, then a price decline back below these psychological levels and likely initiating a downward price decline of at least 11 to 13%.  It is our opinion that this downward price decline in the US stock market will align with increased global market weakness and currency devaluations that are likely to be much greater in scale and scope than the US stock market price decline.

We believe the US Dollar will continue to stay strong while staying above $95~96 throughout most of this price decline.  We believe the strength in the US Dollar may be a catalyst for the future global market price declines and may also play out in future activities in precious metals and commodities.

The strength of the US Dollar, while foreign markets are contracting, would present a very ominous event as debt, credit and future operational standards of many foreign corporations, nations, governments, and consumers could come under severe pressures.

This Custom Price Cycle chart, below, highlights the current price setup of the US stock market in relation to previous high and low points.  The closer we come to the upper price channel, the more likely we are to see price setup and seek out a price top formation.  Although, history has shown that price can move up to these upper levels and continue to trend in an upward price channel for many weeks and months.  So, at some point in the future, we would expect to see this Custom Price Cycle chart revert back to 2017 type price activity where price continually attempts to stay near the upper price channel levels with very mild price rotations.

Currently, though, we believe the US stock market is only 3 to 5 weeks away from a major price topping formation and that the downside price move will likely result in a, roughly, -16% to -25% downside price rotation before the end of 2019.  We believe US earnings will push this Custom Price Cycle chart to levels near or above the upper price channel level and that will drive the US Dollar higher as well as a shift in capital deployment prior to the end of September.  The shift will be away from technology and mid-caps and into the safety of cash, metals and large-cap equities.

This shift in capital investments will likely transpire over many weeks before a serious price breakdown begins.  In other words, we expect a top formation to setup somewhere between August 15 and September 16.  This top formation will likely result in 3~6 weeks of sideways downward pricing pressure before a larger price breakdown happens.  We believe the larger price breakdown will coincide with some external economic event and result in a migration of capital away from risk and into cash/metals/safety.  Right now, our estimate is that this external economic event may be a currency devaluation event (Asian currencies breaking down and putting pressure throughout Europe and the rest of the developing world).

It is very likely that some issue related to the US/China trade deal prompts this currency devaluation move or that some extended credit/debt crisis event becomes more evident to investors.  We believe the Asian currencies are particularly at risk for this event and that European and development market currencies will likely collapse as a result of the Asian/European currency price declines.

The US technology sector could be uniquely vulnerable should this event unfold as we suspect.  Foreign markets and investor are heavily invested in the US technology sector.  Many of these investors have moved their capital into the US Technology sector to avoid risks related to their home country’s currencies and to take advantage of the US Dollar strength.  A decline in the US stock market, of any level greater than 10%, could send a shock-wave through the global markets and cause investors to shift away from risk and into safety.

Expect to see the volatility index to start rising and for the price of options to jump as well. I posted this VIX chart and cycle analysis a couple of days ago and its good for another few weeks in terms of its direction.

IN CONCLUSION:

Our researchers believe we are only a few weeks away from this event and those Q2 US earnings will push the US stock market above these psychological price levels.  It is this event, the push above the key psychological price levels ($ 300: SPY, $ 3000: ES, $ 30k: INDU) that will likely trigger the topping event and set off a chain reaction event that we have described.

Pay very close attention to how the foreign currency market reacts over this time-span and pay very close attention to Gold/Silver and the US Dollar.  We believe this topping price formation is going to unfold just as we are suggesting and we believe this will be an incredible opportunity for skilled technical traders.

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I can tell you that huge moves are about to start unfolding not only in metals, or stocks but globally and some of these supercycles are going to last years. A gentleman by the name of Brad Matheny goes into great detail with his simple to understand charts and guide about this. His financial market research is one of a kind and a real eye-opener. 2020 Cycles – The Greatest Opportunity Of Your Lifetime

As a technical analysis and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for both short-term swing trading and long-term investment capital. The opportunities are massive/life-changing if handled properly.

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Next Bull and Bear Markets are Now Set Up

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 for form 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

Concluding Thoughts:

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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As a technical analysis and trader since 1997 I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles, I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for both short-term swing trading and long-term investment capital. The opportunities are massive/life-changing if handled properly.

I urge you visit my Wealth Building Newsletter and if you like what I offer, join me with the 1 or 2-year subscription to lock in the lowest rate possible and ride my coattails as I navigate these financial market and build wealth while others lose nearly everything they own.

Chris Vermeulen
www.TheTechnicalTraders.com

Could Gold Rally Above $3750 Before December 2019?

We asked our researchers a question recently, “Could Gold rally above $3750 before the end of 2019?”.  We wanted to see what type of research they would bring to the table that could support a move like this of nearly 200% from current levels.  We wanted to hear what they thought it would take for a move like this to happen and if they could support their conclusions with factual conjecture.

Now we ask you to review these findings and ask yourself the same question.  What would it take for Gold to rally above $3750 (over 200% from current levels) and why do you believe it is possible?

Our research team came to two primary conclusions in support of a Gold price move above $3750 :

A)   The US Presidential election cycle/political environment could prompt a vicious global economic contraction cycle of fear and protectionist consumer and corporate activity that propels the global economy into a deflationary (mini-crisis) event.

B)   The global trade wars could complicated item A (the US Presidential election cycle) and create an accelerating component to this global political event.  The result is the mini-crisis could turn into “
a bit more” than a mini-crisis if the global trade wars prompt further economic contraction and disrupt global economic activities further.

Our research team suggested the following as key elements to watch out for in terms of “setting up the perfect storm” in the global markets.

A)  The US Dollar falls below $94 and continues to push a bit lower.  This would show signs that the US Dollar is losing strength around the world

B)  The Transportation Index falls below $4350 and begins a bigger breakdown in price trend – targeting the $3000 level.  This would indicate that global trade and transportation is collapsing back to 2007-08 levels.

C)  Oil collapses below $45 would be a certain sign that global Oil demand has completely collapsed and the sub-$40 level would very quickly come into perspective as a target.

D)  Global Financial stability is threatened by Debt/Credit issues while any of the above are taking place.  Should any of the A, B or C items begin to take form over the next few weeks or months while some type of extended debt or credit crisis event is unfolding, it would add a tremendous increase of fear into the metals markets.

Our researchers believe the US Dollar is safe above the $91 level throughout the end of 2019 and that any downside risk to the US Dollar would come in brief price rotations as deflationary aspects of the global economy are identified. In other words, at this time, we don’t believe the US Dollar will come under any severe downside pricing pressures throughout the end of 2019.  We do believe a downside price move in the US Dollar may be setting up between now and early July 2019, but we strongly believe the $91 to $93 level is strong support for the long term.

The Gold Spot price / the US Dollar price chart highlights the incredible upside price move in Gold after 2001-02.  It was almost a perfect storm of events that took place after this time to prompt a move like this to the upside.  Not only did we have multiple US based economic crisis events, we also had a series of global economic “shifts” taking place where capital and assets were migrating all across the globe searching for superior returns.  Could this happen again??  Of course it could.  Although, we believe the next move in precious metals will be met with a completely different set of circumstances – very likely targeting foreign nations and not the US economy.

This SPDR GLD chart shows a moderately safer play for investors and traders.  The potential for a 20%+ upside price move over the next 60+ days is quite likely and our belief is that traders should be able to trade GLD throughout many of the upside and downside price rotations over the next few weeks and months.  Ultimately, if you are skilled enough to pick proper entries, a decent trader could focus on GLD and pick up 65% to 120% ROI over a 7 to 12 month span of time.

Our Last Gold Forecast From October 2018 Unfolding Perfectly

Pay attention to where the opportunities are for your level of skill and capital.  As we’ve been saying for many months, 2019 and 2020 will be fantastic years for active traders.  Stick with what you can execute and trade well because there will be dozens of trades available to most traders over the next 16+ months.

Overall, our research team believes that precious metals have just begun to move higher on a WAVE C impulse move.  We authored a research post suggesting that Gold and Silver were currently 20 to 30% undervalued back in late May 2019.  The current upside move in Gold and Silver may be just the beginning of a much bigger move.

Ideally, we believe this initial impulse move will end above $1650.  From these current levels, that reflects a 25% to 30% upside move in GLD.  If any of the fear-inducing items, listed above, begin to take shape over the next 12+ months, we could certainly see Gold above $2100 before too long.  $3750 may seem like “shooting for the stars”, but all it takes is a combination of fear and deflation/inflation to drive investors into a gold-hoarding mode just like we saw after 2003-2004 – and that move prompted a 500% price rally from the $300 base level. That same move today would put the current price of Gold near $7800.  It might seem like it could never happen – but it could.

Bottom line, we forecast the markets and share some extreme analysis like this to open your eyes to some potential opportunities. But, you cannot just jump into gold or miners after reading this and think you are set for success. The markets are never that simple. You must actively adjust and trade with the market and our daily video analysis is what will keep you on the right side of the market more times than not. This week, we locked in some profits on our long gold ETF, and gold miners ETF, why? because our analysis says both of these are at resistance and could pullback before heading higher. We don’t buy, hope and hold, we enter positions, lock-in profits, rinse, and repeat over and over again.

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Chris Vermeulen
www.TheTechnicalTraders.com

Eye Opening Currency Charts – Why Metals Are Falling

The incredible strength of the US Dollar over the past 12+ months has put downward pricing pressure on Gold and Silver.  I believe this downward pricing pressure could be muting any upside price advanced in Gold and Silver by as much as 20% to 30% or more.

The US Dollar has turned into the global “safe-haven” for international investors and foreign governments.  Over the past 6 to 12 months, or more, the US Dollar has been the only fiat currency to see any strength and upward trend.  All the other major global currency levels have fallen – some dramatically lower.

The EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, and CHF have all fallen sharply over the past 6 to 12 months as the strength of the US Dollar and US Economy continued to surprise many.  We’ve been calling this a “capital shift” that started back in 2015~2016 – when the 2016 US Election cycle began and China began to implement capital controls.  At the same time, foreign nations such as Brazil and Venezuela began to shift into an economic abyss while the UK dealt with BREXIT negotiations.  All of these external factors created an environment where the US Dollar became a global safe-haven for global investors – all of which were seeking US equities and US Dollars to hedge weakening foreign currencies and weak foreign stock market performance.

 

I think that the US Dollar strength, in combination with the continued foreign Gold acquisitions has amounted to a resolved “reversion” in Gold prices that could reflect a 10% to 20% price anomaly.  In other words, the strength of the US Dollar has muted the advancing price of Gold by our estimates of 2x to 2.5x the strength of the US Dollar.  Over the past 12 months, the US Dollar rallied from 89.42 (April 2018) to 97.92 (May 2019: current price).  This reflects a 9.60% increase in the value of the US Dollar.

If my research is correct, the price of Gold should have rallied by about 18% to 26% from the April 2018 levels IF the US Dollar had not appreciated in value as it has.  Therefore, the true price of Gold should be somewhere near $1600 (18% above April 2018 levels) to $1700 (26% above April 2018 levels) if we attempted to eliminate the “reversion effect” of the US Dollar strength.

We come to this conclusion by statistically analyzing the US Dollar strength after April 2018 and how Gold reacted to this strength – by falling over 12.5% from near $1350 to a level near $1170.  That range of time reflected an 8% price advance in the US Dollar.  Thus, a ratio of 1.5 to 1 has clearly been established within that move.  More recently, from August 2018 till now, the US Dollar has rallied 1.47% while the price of Gold has rallied 8.87%.  The current price of Gold is -5.60% below the April 2018 price level.

If we were to assume that the rally in the US Dollar deflated the price appreciation of Gold by nearly equal ratios, then we take the April 2018 price of Gold ($1350) and add the related price variances of Gold over this span (essentially reverting the price of Gold to April 2018 US Dollar levels : $1350 * 1.27) and we end up with $1714.50.  This reflects a greater than 30% price anomaly from the current price of Gold.

Gold Futures – Goldchart by TradingView

We need to ask ourselves one simple question, what would it take for Precious Metals and the global stock markets to revert back to these expected price levels?  Would it be a move away from the US Dollar?  Would it be some shift in foreign currency valuations?  Would it be a combination of factors that drive greater fear into the markets and reflect a US Dollar valuation decline?  In the second part of this article, I will explore some possibilities and explain why I believe we are just days or weeks away from finding out exactly what will cause this price anomaly to revert along with my proprietary gold price cycle forecast.

I just highlighted the strength of the US Dollar in comparison to other foreign currencies and suggested this US Dollar strength may have created a “price anomaly” setup in Precious Metals – specifically Gold.  I believe a very unique setup is happening in the global markets right now and that the price of Gold is substantially undervalued compared to risks that are present throughout the global economies.  I believe the strength of the US Dollar has muted the upside potential of Gold by at least 20% to 30% over the past 12+ months and I believe a shift is taking place where Gold is starting to break these pricing constraints.

If the analysis is correct, I believe traders only have about 3~6+ weeks before we’ll find out why and what will cause this price anomaly to revert back to what I believe is “price normalcy”.  The strength of the US Dollar, as well as the continued global “capital shift” where foreign investors are piling into the US stock market and US Dollar related investments, have continued to put incredible pricing pressures on Precious Metals.  We believe this “shift” may be about to revert back to some levels of normalcy in term of Precious Metals pricing.

I believe a major Pennant/Flag formation is setting up in Gold where this price anomaly event will be resolved.  This type of price anomaly reset, or reversion will prompt a massive upside price advance in Gold and Silver that will attempt to restore proper pricing levels to the Precious Metals commodities.  I believe we are just weeks away from the completion of this Pennant/Flag apex/breakout event and believe the upside price targets identified align with a series of key events that are likely to unfold over the Summer months of 2019.  Take a few minutes to read the recent three-part research post regarding these events and how they relate to the global stock/commodity markets here.

 

Our predictive modeling systems have been warning that a price advance in Gold and Silver will take place between April/May of 2019 and Aug/Sept or 2019.  We are calling this the “initial upside price leg” because we believe this upside price move will be just the beginning of a much larger move higher for Precious Metals.  We’ve highlighted some of the biggest concerns we currently have related to the global stock market price appreciation levels and the concerns related to the US Presidential Election cycle in precious articles – Please read them here :

We believe it is imperative to alert all investors/traders of this event and to attempt to allow all investors/traders to plan for what may become one of the biggest global stock market swings in recent history as well as one of the biggest moves in Precious Metals in history.

My proprietary cycle analysis and trade signals are suggesting a mild price recovery in Gold will prompt moderate upside pricing pressure over the next 10~20+ days.  This aligns perfectly with our Pennant/Flag formation, see the previous chart.  It would be expected that Gold prices would form a moderate price support level near $1270 before moving back up to the upper Pennant price channel, near $1295.  Then, price should set up the “Apex Breakout” move – which will likely be a “washout-low” price rotation (somewhere near or below $1270) with a very quick reversal to the upside – breaking $1330 and rallying much higher.  This type of rotation is very common and often prompts traders to jump into short positions on the “washout-low” formation before getting clobbered on the reversal/rally.  Be prepared.

 

Lastly, we want to alert everyone to a chart we’ve been following that could become a determining factor for the future of the global stock market levels, the US Dollar and Precious Metals.  The one thing we don’t want to see is a massive decline in yield in the 2 Year Treasuries.  This would indicate failed growth expectations throughout the globe and, in particular, reflect concerns that the US markets could contract/decline in-line with further global market devaluations.

We’ve already been trying to warn investors that the US Presidential Election cycle will likely create a stalling price pattern in the US stock market.  We’ve been warning, for the past 18 months, that Gold is setting up a massive bottom/breakout formation.  We’ve recently highlighted the global concerns (Europe, China, US, and others) that may combine to create something like a “perfect storm” for currencies and the global equities markets.  If that translates into “yield weakness” in the US Treasuries, think about how that would translate into the Precious Metals “reversion” that we are suggesting is only a few weeks away?

Chart courtesy of www.crescat.net

 

We strongly urge investors to pay very close attention to our research and prepare for this event.  Yes, the Capital Shift event is still taking place and as long as nothing disrupts this shift, capital will continue to flow into the US Dollar and US Equities.  Our concern is that the charts are telling us we are very near to the end of this event cycle and we are alerting all of our followers so they can prepare for this move.  It may start out mildly – it may not.  We do know that our predictive modeling systems are suggesting that July/August 2019 are on our radar for a major price rotation/event.

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First, we typically see stocks sell-off and as the old saying goes, “Sell in May and Go Away!” which is what has been happening.

So what does this mean? It means we should start to see money flow into the safe-haven assets like the Utility sector, bonds, and most importantly precious metals. I anticipated this and our XLU utilities ETF taken with members has already hit our first profit target, and our VIX ETF trade also hit out 15% profit target and we the balance of it is still up 25% as of yesterday.

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US Election Cycle Will Create Increased Volatility

Throughout recent history, the US Presidential election cycle has prompted increased volatility and price consolidation. This happens because the US Presidential elections are really the biggest change of leadership on the planet for all economies and people. This year, the show is getting started a bit earlier than most…

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US/China Trade Issues Create SHOCKWAVE Around The Globe

Unless you were following our research, see below, and were already aware of the many warning signs we’ve been posting in our continued efforts to help traders and to help educate skilled investors, you were probably caught completely off guard by the news of near trade tariffs last Sunday, May 5th.  Let’s face it, the short position in the VIX was an indication that institutional and retail investors had gone “all in” on this rally and had failed to even consider anything disrupting the narrow range price rally that had been in place over the past 45+ days.  Well, all of that changed on Sunday night and many traders woke up Monday morning to the INDU down nearly -500 points.

The most incredible facet of this rotation was that the markets had already discounted the trade tariff news and began to rally almost immediately after the opening bell on Monday.  Sure, we are not out of the woods at this time with the potential for continued price volatility and price rotation, but the fact that the US stock market was capable of rallying back from a very deep opening price shows just how resilient the US stock market and the economy really are.  The issue this time, we feel, will be felt in the global market and in foreign currency rates. We’ll get into that more as we continue.

In case you missed our most recent research posts, we suggest you take a few minutes to review the following posts to bring you up to speed with our analysis/research.  Reviewing these posts may help you to better understand the rest of this article and our expectations for the next 60 to 90 days.

 

March 31, 2019: Proprietary Cycles Predict July Turning Point for Stock Market
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/proprietary-cycles-predict-july-turning-point-for-stock-market/

 

April 10, 2019: Intra-Day Fibonacci Modeling Shows Volatility Is About To Spike
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/intra-day-fibonacci-modeling-shows-volatility-is-about-to-spike/

 

April 17, 2019: US Stock Markets Setting Up For Increased Volatility
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/us-stock-markets-setting-up-for-increased-volatility/

 

April 22, 2019: Prepare For Unknown Price Action As New Highs Are Reached
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/prepare-for-unknown-price-action-as-new-highs-are-reached/

 

April 28, 2019: Markets Are Setting Up a SHAKE-OUT – Be Prepared
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/markets-are-setting-up-a-shake-out-be-prepared/

 

Now that we’ve covered a bit of our past research, allow me to attempt to summarize things a bit.

_ First, we continue to expect new high prices to be established over the next 30+ days.  Yes, volatility will be larger than it was 30 days ago, but we believe the “Shake-out” is just starting and we believe the US stock market will continue to push higher – at least for the next 3+ weeks.

_ Second, we are very cautious of the July/August 2019 Cycle Predictions, see above.  We believe these cycles could be a warning of a major price trend change that prompts some type of “dynamic shift” in the global markets.  Right now, it appears a “Shake-out” in China/Asia may be in play.  But we believe a bigger “Shake-out” may be brewing somewhere else in the world.

_ Lastly, we believe any top formation in the US Stock market will result in a Pennant/Flag formation, rotational top formation, that will give traders ample time to reposition their trades and reduce risks.

Just a few days ago, we posted this research to help traders understand just how close the markets are to topping and what to expect – see below.  We continue to believe this “Shake-out” is more about disrupting low volatility expectations and less about a major market top in the US stock market

 

April 30: How Close Are The Markets From Topping?
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/how-close-are-the-markets-from-topping/

 

The Chinese stock markets will likely continue to drop as new expectations are suddenly realized and trade issues, especially IP and future IP partnerships, become a major contention moving forward.  Every step China takes, right now, is very fragile in terms of US expectations and the ability to show the world China is willing to become a responsible player in the technology field.  If China fails to realize this, the world will clearly see that China’s intention is to take as much as they can from global technology leaders while stuffing their pockets full of foreign cash – it will not end well.

The Shockwave that has just started to unfold across the global stock market/financial world is that trade, economic expectations, and currency valuations will continue to “revalue” to address these ongoing concerns until some formal resolution works itself into place.  In the meantime, any new issues that become present could further complicate these “revaluation” efforts.  The concert just started, folks.  We have a long way to go before this is all over with.

This Weekly YM chart showing our proprietary Fibonacci price modeling system is suggesting we have a “long way to go” before we could consider any downside price rotation a major risk.  The recent price highs in this YM chart have prompted a Bearish Fibonacci Trigger Price near the December 2018 lows (see the RED line near the $21,450 level).  You might be asking, “why so low?”.  This “learning modeling system” attempts to learn from price and attempts to identify where key price levels are that MUST be reached for a confirmed trend change.  As price has continued to rotate within a very wide range over the past 7+ months, the Fibonacci modeling system is suggesting that price could fall all the way back to near the December lows WITHOUT triggering a new “long term” bearish price trend.

In other words, the current price range that would constitute “normal price volatility” is anywhere between $21,450 and $26,950.  When we said to expect increased volatility, we really meant it.  This is a $5,500 range in the YM that could become a “normal volatility zone”.

 

The NQ Weekly chart, on the other hand, is providing us a much clearer Bearish Fibonacci Trigger level, near $7,393.  Once the price is able to close below this level, then we would consider the NQ entering a new Bearish trend as long as price stays below the $7,393 level.  If it was to rally back above this level, then the trigger is negated as long as it stays above the trigger level.

Pay very close attention to the YELLOW price channels that originate back in early 2018.  Those levels are likely to play a very important role in going forward as price attempts to establish new price ranges/channels throughout this expected price rotation and volatility.

 

Lastly, we’ve been warning that the Financial Sector could come under some intense pressures over the next 5 to 16+ months as all of this “Shockwave” plays out.  The reason we believe the Financial sector is vulnerable to this crazy volatility is that the exposure to multiple levels of capital risk could complicate the long-term earnings capabilities of this sector.  Almost all of these firms are involved in Personal, Corporate/Business, Real Estate, Trade, Global financing, Currency, and Bond related business ventures.  These firms are not remotely immune to any “Shockwave” – they are located right in the Bullseye/Target zone.

We believe the XLF may come under increased pressure over the next 3~6+ weeks as the Shockwave event continues to unfold.  We believe issues with Personal/Consumer credit will be the first sign of a Shockwave event and further pressures from Corporate/Business/Global/Currencies would likely be the second shoe to drop over the next 8+ months.  We believe a rotation in the XLF to near $25 is very likely over the next 3~6 months and that this move could be the result of extended risk factors originating from the “Shockwave event” we’ve been suggesting is currently unfolding.

Skilled traders should be watching technology stocks, the NASDAQ, the INDU, the Financial Sector and commodity prices over the next 4+ months for any signs that the Shockwave event is increasing in amplitude.  Additionally, pay very close attention to how currencies are moving and where the US Dollar is moving in relation to other currencies.  Gold and Silver should also be on your radar over the next few months as well.  Lastly, prepare for the major cycle event in July/August 2019.

The past four tradings sessions with volatility has kept us busy check out our most recent index trades on the SP500

 

Our advice continues to be to look for opportunities as the volatility increases and continue to expect an upside price bias in the US stock market – at least until we have any strong evidence that price trend has changed.  Don’t buy into the doom-sayers just yet.  In our opinion, this US upside price move is not over yet.

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Chris Vermeulen
www.TheTechnicalTraders.com