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US Stock Market Hasn’t Cleared The Storm Yet

As much as we would like to report that the US Stock market has recently cleared the future concerns of a global economic recession as well as expanded into a new growth phase, we simply can’t make that claim give the data we are seeing from our proprietary price modeling systems.  Overall, this final quarter of 2019, and early into 2020, may shape up to be a very volatile period in the global markets.

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Recently, we posted a research post highlighting the price structure of the ES and TRAN charts that continue to suggest price weakness is still driving overall price rotation.  The TRAN chart is very telling currently as it shows much more substantial price weakness in comparison to the ES, NQ, and YM charts.  We believe the continued price strength is seen in the ES, NQ, and YM charts is related to the continued “Capital Shift” where foreign investors are still pouring capital into the US markets believing they are the safest and most secure investments for the future.

The divergence between our custom indicators and market analysis tools in relation to the support in the US major markets (the ES, NQ, and YM) continues to present a very interesting dynamic regarding the future expectations of true price value.  Either the US major markets are overvalued in relation to price weakness shown by other factors (our custom indicators and modeling systems) or our custom indicators are undervaluing the strengths of the “capital shift” process that is taking place throughout the globe.

In our opinion, the single most important aspect of true technical analysis and price structure is that price MUST confirm a renewed upward price trend/bias before we can consider the risks of a price correction invalid.  At this time, we don’t believe we are “Out Of The Woods” yet in terms of identifying this type of upside price validation – let’s take a look at some charts.

This Custom Smart Cash Index Weekly chart highlights the recent upside price swing related to the multiple news events from last week (BREXIT, China & Earnings).  We can see how price briefly broke through the lower channel of historical price trends and appeared to be setting up a potential breakdown event.  Yet, the news items last week resulted in a “reprieve” upside price move that pushed our Custom Smart Cash Index back into the lower channel range.

Obviously, this move does not constitute a new Bullish price trend based on the data from this chart.  We have yet to break the downward price cycle, highlighted by the BLACK trend line, as well as the Price Weakness Zone, highlighted by the RED SHADED area.  Ultimately, if the global markets were to break this downward price channel to the upside, then we would have some technical confirmation that a new bullish rally is really taking place.  As of right now, we don’t have that type of confirmation.

This Custom Price Volatility Channel Index Weekly chart highlights another concern we have related to the future capabilities of any real upside price move.  Remember to keep in mind the data from the Smart Cash Index chart as we move forward through this analysis.

The Custom Price Volatility Channel Index chart is showing that price has “recovered” back into the normal price range zone (the center green zone).  In fact, the upside move last week put this Custom Volatility Index value into the upper “normal” price zone and into a “Weakness Channel” which is where early price “topping” formations typically occur.  The Extreme Peaks level is where the ultimate high price top happens.  The Weakness Channel is where price initially runs into the first levels of resistance and begins to become more volatile – at least recently.

We’ve highlighted a number of deeper price rotations in MAGENTA that shows what we believe may be setting up in the US/Global markets right now.  In the past, we’ve witnessed these types of “brief recoveries” in the Volatility Channel Index a number of times just before a deeper price move breaks out pushing the price towards an ultimate low price rotation.

You can see the first example of this in February 2018, where a very deep low price level was reached, followed by a reprieve, then another attempt to reach new lows in April 2018 (the ultimate bottom).  And again in October 2019 as the price began the downside move that ended near Christmas 2019.  The initial downside move pushed the Volatility Index very near to the lower price channel levels, then a brief reprieve happened, then another deeper price move toward the ultimate low/bottom.  This pattern continues even with the minor price rotation in April 2019.  The initial downside move reached into the lower volatility zone pauses then rotates back into the lower zone to set up the “ultimate bottom” in early June 2019.

What will this current rotation look like if it follows the same pattern?  From these current levels, it would have to collapse back into the lower price channel (possibly below it) and would attempt to setup an “ultimate price bottom” at some point in the future?

This begs the question – are we just starting a bigger breakdown event?

The VIX, S&P Volatility Index, Weekly chart continues to tighten below 20 – which is an extremely high level historically for the VIX.  In the old days, just a few months back, we would consider a tight VIX somewhere below 11 or so.  Now, it is below 15~20.  Volatility is certainly increasing as price range and rotation have increased.

Still, our proprietary Fibonacci Price Amplitude Arcs suggest a major inflection point is set up to happen near the end of September (the week of September 30).  These price amplitude arcs are based on a combination of Fibonacci price theory and a Nikola Tesla theory called “Mechanical Resonance”. Tesla’s theory was that all things operate as energy and because of that – all things have a natural resonant frequency and amplitude level.  If we are able to tune into that frequency and amplitude level, then we will be able to harness the power of that item and the associated items around it.  This is because all things are related to the energy produced by surrounding items.  It may be tough to understand right now – but try to think of it as the “hidden resonant frequency and amplitude of price action”.  Look at the arcs on this chart and try to see how the peaks, trends, and troughs align very closely with these arc levels.

What this means is that September 30 is setting up to become a potentially big inflection point for the VIX/major markets.  Prior to that time, we would expect the VIX to prepare for this inflection point by attempting to “base” near true levels.

Lastly, our Custom Metals Index Weekly chart.  A number of technical conditions are setting up in this chart – first, the resistance near 68 has set up a double-top pattern.  Thus, if metals continue to push higher, once this chart breaks the 68 level, we could see a very big move to the upside.  Second, the Fibonacci Price Amplitude Arcs are continuing to align with the September 30 inflection point.  Therefore, we have further evidence that the end of September could become a very interesting opportunity for skilled technical traders.  Lastly, we believe the upward slope highlighted by the GREEN trend line is the key support level for this Custom Metals Index.  Therefore, looking for opportunities to find new Long Entries near or below this level would be ideal.

If our analysis is correct, precious metals will continue to rally well into the end of 2019 and into 2020.  Timing these trades are critical.  The volatility of the metals markets has increased by nearly 100% from earlier this year.  This means bigger risks and bigger profits as the price range has nearly doubled in the average range.  Pay attention to these opportunities as they set up and please be cautious of “loading up” because of any one trigger.  This is a market where skills, risk management, position sizing and timing your trades are going to make a big difference for you.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

In closing, we believe we are not out of the woods just yet.  We believe the price movement near or after September 30 will be key to understanding what will happen throughout the remainder of 2019 and into 2020.  If our analysis is correct, we believe the price trend set up on or after the September 30 inflection point will prompt a very big price move in the global markets.

Play it safe right now.  Don’t get over-confident in your trades and learn to manage your risks accordingly.  It is very likely that we are going to see a bit of price consolidation, possibly into a Pennant/Flag formation, over the next 15+ trading days as we near the September 30 inflection point.  At this point, we have to wait and watch what happens next and watch for any early warning signs across the markets (like the Transportation Index).

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I can tell you that huge moves are about to start unfolding not only in currencies, 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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Are Real Estate ETF’s The Next Big Trade?

A subscriber recently mentioned getting into a real estate ETF so we started going over the data which may suggest the Real Estate sector could become the next big trade over the next 12+ months.  The news that the US Fed may decrease rates in an attempt to front-run global economic weakness and real estate market weakness may result in a waterfall event in local and regional real estate markets.  This type of event could become a fantastic trading opportunity for technical traders.

Recently we have been talking about the unit and very different opportunities in other physical assets like precious metals. Each metal is unique for market timing has its own personality. Our gold predictions are an eye-opener, why silver is awesome, and our most recent analysis on platinum is timely.

Overall, our research has been focused on one of the hottest markets anywhere in the US, California.  Los Angeles, Ventura County, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco make up the entire massive Southern California real estate market.  The California real estate market is a fairly strong indicator for weaker market segments because the number of transactions taking place across the 400+ miles spanning San Francisco to San Diego represent multiple trillions of dollars, vast segments of consumers and types of housing as well as an incredibly diverse economic landscape ranging from coastal regions, farming regions, cities, technology hubs, agriculture and dozens of others (source).

Our concern is that a rate decrease by the US Fed may be interpreted as a “move to attempt to abate fear” instead of a “move to support the markets”.  If this decrease in rates does happen and at-risk homeowners fear the Fed is trying to push buttons to adjust the consumer environment toward a “buying bias” and sellers become scared, then the race to sell faster (decreasing prices to attract buyers) may become the norm.  In other words, in an effort to support the markets, the Fed could take actions that remove the floor from the markets as sellers attempt to get the best price possible before buyers become aware of the “race to the bottom” in terms of pricing.

At-risk homeowners are under increasing pressures as pricing, income and other expenses seem to have wreaked havoc with what was a traditionally strong real estate market just three years ago.  It appears the Fed has raised rates just enough to start to show the cracks in the dam in Orange County and LA County, California.  The increasing number of blue dots, as well as the continue “price drops” in these areas, are a very clear sign that the “hot market” is now just “mildly warm and cooling fast”.  Prices are past the peak and are already starting to decline fairly rapidly.

Additionally, delinquency levels for commercial and industrial loans are starting to rise dramatically – much like what happened in 2007 – just months before the credit market crash in 2008.  Commercial and Industrial loan delinquencies rose sharply from 1.14 in Q2 2007 to 1.45 in Q1 2008 – eventually peaking at 447 in Q3 2009.  Currently, Delinquency levels are at 1.17 – up from 0.93 for Q4 2018.  If this trend continues past September, we could be looking at a very different real estate economic picture by the end of 2019 or early 2020 (Source).

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

Our interpretation of the US housing market is that buyers are becoming more opportunistic as they are watching the markets and watching how sellers are dropping prices in an attempt to attract a sale.  Buyers have not seen this type of activity since early 2007-08 or so when sellers were getting desperate to get out of their homes near the top of the market.  At the same time, watching how sellers attempt to push their home into the hands of buyers creates a shifting dynamic in the Real Estate market.  All the sudden it went from a seller’s market and is now shifting into a buyers market.

The rates of delinquencies, consumer confidence, and levels of disposable income all factor into the market’s reactions to price and sales activity.  When buyers believe it is opportunistic to buy, they will move mountains to attempt to acquire a home or an asset.  When buyers believe it is not opportunistic to buy an asset, they will likely decide to wait for a more opportunistic time to make their purchase.

In part II of this article, we will share our research that highlights the incredible trade setup related to the Real Estate market and how technical traders can position their portfolios for this move.

I can tell you that huge moves are about to start unfolding not only in real estate, but metals, stocks, and currencies. Some of these super cycles are going to last years. 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.

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Global Economic Tensions Translate Into Oil Volatility

Our continued efforts to alert and assist fellow traders to the incredible setups that are currently happening throughout the globe with regards to increased global economic tensions are starting to take root.  We are hearing from our readers and follower and we love the comments we are receiving.  Near April/May 2018, we started predicting that the end of 2018 and almost all of 2019/2020 were going to include incredible opportunities for skilled traders.  We made these predictions at about the same time that we issued a series of incredible calls regarding the future market moves in 2018 & 2019.

April 22, 2018: Predictive Modeling Is Calling For A Continued Rally
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/our-advanced-predictive-modeling-is-calling-for-a-continued-rally/

May 8, 2018: If You Knew What We Knew…
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/if-you-knew-what-we-knew/

September 17, 2018: Predictive Trading Model Suggests Falling Stock Prices During US Elections
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/predictive-trading-model-suggests-falling-stock-prices-us-elections/

January 20, 2019: Will China Surprise The Market?
https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/china-surprises-the-us-stock-market/

 

Our most recent multiple-part research post regarding the current global economic environment and how EU elections, US/China trade issues and a very contentious US Presidential Election cycle are poised to continue driving increased price volatility just hit the digital medium last weekend (https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/us-vs-global-sector-rotation-what-next-part-ii/ ).  We urge all of our followers to read this detailed article about how a series of global events are stacking up to create incredible opportunities for skilled traders.

Today, we are focusing on Crude Oil because our proprietary adaptive learning Fibonacci modeling system is suggesting a surge of massive volatility is very likely to happen over the next few months in Crude Oil and we believe the DOWNSIDE price risk is the most likely outcome at this point.  Fibonacci price theory dictates that price must ALWAYS attempt to seek out new price highs or new price lows – ALWAYS.  We interpret this price requirement as the following:

“Tracking major price peaks and valleys, one can determine if the price is currently achieving new higher high price levels or lower low price levels (thus continuing the price trend) or failing to reach these new higher high or lower low levels.  Any failure to reach new higher highs or lower lows is a warning that price may be attempting to continue a previous price trend or reversing.”

This Weekly chart of Crude Oil clearly illustrates our thinking in terms of this Fibonacci price theory component and other technical aspects.  The CYAN price trend line (downward sloping) suggests a failure to establish any new price highs over the longer term trend.  Additionally, the recent downward price rotation suggests price weakness may be returning to Crude Oil.  Pay very special attention to the Fibonacci price projection levels on the right side of this chart.  Notice that the upside price projections start near $74 and the downside price projections start near $33.  This is an incredible $41 price range in Crude Oil and this very wide Fibonacci projection range suggests massive volatility is about to hit.

 

This Daily Crude Oil chart showing our proprietary Fibonacci price modeling system’s results also suggests incredible upside and downside price projections.  The upside levels target the current price level (near $63.50) as well as additional levels above $70.  The downside levels target a range of lower price objectives between $53 and $57.  The current Fibonacci price target level (CYAN) is quite interesting as it suggests Oil prices will find resistance near $63.50 and potentially move lower if this upside price trend fails.

 

Therefore, we take the entire analysis into consideration and come to the following conclusion:

If price falls below the $64 level and begins to move below $61.85 (the Daily Fibonacci Bearish Trigger Level), then we would consider the current upside price trend to have “failed” in attempting to reach a “new higher high” level (which would require price to move to levels above $66.60).  This conclusion would suggest that the failure of the upside price move should prompt a downside price move attempting to take out the $60.07 lows (attempting to establish a “new lower low” price level).

The longer-term downward sloping price channel suggests the failure to achieve recent higher price highs is indicative of a failed rally attempt which will prompt a new downside price move in the near future.  The only condition that could reverse this analysis is if Oil prices rallied above $66.60 and attempted to break the longer term price channel.

It is our opinion that Crude Oil will attempt a move lower, attempting to breach the $60.07 low price level and attempt a move back to levels near $55 to $56 before finding support.  This current rotation in price is a process of setting up a downward sloping Pennant/Flag formation (we believe).  Global economic factors, being what they are right now, are likely to see increased supply and decreased demand for Oil across the planet – at least until more clarity and resolution is established with the US/China trade issues and the US Presidential elections.

Get ready for a big move in Crude Oil.  Our analysis suggests the move will be to the downside with a downside target between $53 and $55 right now.  Any further price expectations will be updated as we get further information from our proprietary price modeling systems.  Remember, any new conflicts/wars with Iran or in the Middle East will push Oil prices much higher and negate the technical analysis/supply/demand price analysis we’ve presented.  We would not like to see any conflicts happen, but we have to be aware that this reality exists and that Oil could rally well past $70 if a new conflict occurred.

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Chris Vermeulen