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Lumber is about to rally and how to play it with this ETF

WOOD, one of the Ishares ETF symbols related to the Real Estate and Construction sectors may become the next hottest instrument for skilled technical traders.  Over the past three years, Wood has rallied over 110% between a $40 to $84 range and the trading volume of WOOD has been relatively consistent near an average of about 140k shares per week.  Let’s dig into the opportunities that may present themselves over the next 6 to 12+ months in WOOD.

First, you can get more information about this iShares ETF here.

Second, the WOOD ETF is relatively closely correlated to the US Real Estate and Construction sectors. Thus, when economic data is announced that supports growing Real Estate and Construction activity, traders can easily translate that into forward expectations in price in the WOOD ETF.  For the purposed of this article, we’ll stick with a simple example of New Private Housing Unit Building Permits data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

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NEW HOUSING BUILDING PERMITS

As you can see from the chart below, since the bottom of the housing market crisis in 2009, an extended bottom to place between 2009 and 2011.  Early in 2012, the housing market began to uptick with an increase in housing permits.

This increase continued until a peak in 2015 rattled the markets (right before the 2016 Elections).  The post-2016 recovery and rotation in housing permits are very clear to see through the end of 2018 and we can see an uptick in new building permits in 2019 as the US Federal Reserve change focus fairly early in 2019 to reduce the Fed Funds Rate and ease economic concerns globally.

This uptick in the housing permit data presents a fairly clear picture that builders are expecting a moderate increase in activity over the next 12+ months related to new home sales, inventory, and activity.  How can you learn to profit from these trends?

WOOD WEEKLY PRICE CHART

This Weekly WOOD chart highlights the trends that correlate to the housing permit chart above.  Notice how the growth from 2013 to 2015 was more moderate compared to the growth between 2017 and 2018?  This reflects the investor sentiment related to real economic activity and expectations.

In the 2014/2015 period, housing prices were still recovering well, yet the US Fed was also starting to raise interest rates from extreme lows and the US was headed into a very contentious election cycle.

You can see how WOOD contracted in 2016 as rates crept higher and the US election took hold of the markets – causing uncertainty and fear in the consumer market.  This fear translated to a slowdown of activity and expectations in the housing market that reflected a price decline in WOOD in 2016.

The rally, after the November 2016 US presidential elections, clearly illustrates that investors and consumers believed the new US President would usher in an economic boom cycle – no matter what the US Fed did (for the most part).

Currently, WOOD has retraced from $84 to levels near $54.  The current uptick in housing permits suggests builders and construction are ramping up expecting a bump in housing activity over the next 12+ months.  It could be that builders are expecting the US Fed to continue easing or a more positive business/political climate for consumers and wages.  Either way, the uptick in building permits suggests forward expectations are positive at this time.  If WOOD breaks above the $67/68 level, a new price rally may continue towards the $76 level.

DAILY WOOD PRICE TARGET CHART

One of our favorite measures of price activity is the “100% Fibonacci Measured Move”.  This Fibonacci price theory suggests that price typically legs higher or lower in 100% (or near 100%) legs/moves.  By taking a look at a previous price advance/leg, we measure that move and apply that range to a recent pullback to determine where the next 100% Measured Move may target.

In this case, the $76.40 level becomes the new 100% Fibonacci Measure Move target if the upside breakout happens as we expect.  This represents a 15%+ upside price move potential for skilled technical traders.

If wood starts to collapse in price, it could be the start of the next real estate crash we explain here.

We’ve been warning our followers and members that 2019 and 2020 are going to be excellent environments for technical traders.  Price rotation, trends and volatility should continue throughout the next 12+ months and well past the 2020 US elections.

Following wood/lumber may be new to you and that’s great because its another angle to profit from an asset class, not many traders talk about. We will also go into more detail in a future article on how we use the wood to gold ratio to help predict stock market direction. This may sound strange but, but this ratio plays a powerful roll in knowing when the big and smart money is rotating into the risk on/off asset classes.

In fact, both WOOD and Gold have bullish price patterns and one of them will fail, the question is which one? A couple of days ago we posted our analysis about what is happening in gold right now.

In short, rotations in ETFs, such as this potential move in WOOD, will continue to set up and rotate throughout the 2020 election event and beyond we’ll keep you informed as this plays out with Wealth Building & Global Financial Reset Newsletter. Join us with the 1 or 2-year subscription to lock in the lowest rate possible and ride my coattails as I navigate these financial markets and build wealth while others lose nearly everything they own during the next financial crisis. Get a Free 1oz Silver Round or Gold Bar Shipped To You as a Bonus!

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
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Trader Predicts Assets Direction With This Forward-Looking Indicator

Great traders are often the result of dedication to principle, theory, price study, and a solid understanding of Intermarket market dynamics.  The one thing that can’t be taught, though, is experience behind the screens and with the markets.

The longer a trader spends working with the charts, trading the markets and studying the trends/indicators, the more knowledge, experience, and capability that trader has in being able to see and predict future price moves.

We believe it is the same way with other professions in life – a professional race car driver, a professional pilot or ship captain.  Any profession where an individual is “at the helm” of some vehicle, instrument or live-action event, that individual will, over time, hone his/her skills to be able to foresee and manage certain aspects of the live operation better than someone without the experience.

One might want to call this a “sixth-sense”, but we believe it is simply applied knowledge and experience.  These individuals see and feel things that others simply miss or brush off as unimportant.

Trading is the same way and traders will become better and more skilled by following the charts very closely and watching how price reacts to geopolitical and regional economic events.

One of our primary price modeling tools is what we call the V10.  It has gone through a number of revisions over the years and is capable of running on almost any chart, in any time-frame.

What we learn from using this tool is when and how price rotates, confirms trend changes, sets up new triggers and more.  It also helps us to identify price cycles, when we should add-to positions, trim profits or expect a new market rally or correction.

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V10 TREND TRADING STRATEGY – AVERAGE TRADE 45 DAYS

As we expand the use of the V10 price modeling system into other markets, you’ll see how changes in price trends can assist us in seeing into the future and preparing for price rotation that others may miss completely.

NATURAL GAS V10 CHART ANALYSIS

This NG chart highlights a number of price trend rotations (from RED to ORANGE to GREEN, or from GREEN to ORANGE to RED).  Each time the color leaves a primary trend color (GREEN OR RED) we have an early warning signal that price rotation is setting up.

You can see the initial uptrend in late August we set up by a RED to ORANGE trend change.  The same thing happened in late October.  Now, a GREEN to ORANGE trend change setup near mid-November warning us that NG was going to move lower in the future.

These types of setups appear in all types of charts, asset classes, and time-frames and soon we will make different versions available so we have long term investing, trend trading, swing trading, and momentum trader signals.

THE POWER OF CYCLES WITHIN PRICE ACTION

When attempting to interpret price modeling systems or indicators with cycle analysis utilities, it is important to understand that cycles don’t drive price moves.  Price moves drive cycle rotations.  Knowing when price cycles are topping or bottoming can assist traders in understanding where and when new trade setups are viable and when to trim profits off existing trades.

If we know when the most active and relevant cycle is trending, topping or bottoming and the expected cycle length for a potential price trend, then we can make a more informed determination about the viability of the trade setup and risk factors.

We are also able to use the price modeling systems and cycle modeling systems to better understand how far price may move, when we may begin to see price weakness in the trend and other important factors to help us manage our trade properly and reduce risks.  This is where things get really interesting and exciting.

EXAMPLE SP500 PREDICTED PRICE MOVE

HOW I PREDICT FUTURE PRICE MOVEMENT

This last chart shows you the price of Natural Gas futures.  We have overlaid our proprietary Cycle Modeling tool onto it so you can clearly see how the price has moved in alignment with the cycles.  Follow the LIGHT BLUE cycle line on the chart and try to understand that the range/height of the cycle lines does not correlate to price levels.  They represent the “intensity” of the cycle peak or trough.

A higher peak on the cycle line suggests this upside cycle peak has a higher intensity/probability than a lower cycle peak.  We gauge these rotations as a measure of intensity or amplitude.  Lower cycle troughs suggest a price bottom may have more intensity/amplitude in price than a moderately higher cycle trough.

Follow the three-cycle lows starting near early October on this chart.  Each of them resulted in deeper Cycle troughs on our Cycle modeling tool.  Yet, the real price reaction was to set up a small inverted Head-n-Shoulders bottom pattern.  The last cycle trough low didn’t result in a deeper price level, but it did result in the completion of the bottom pattern that prompted an immediate upside price rally – more intensity.

We’ve also highlighted some of our most recent trades related to our analysis using the V10 and our Cycle modeling tool.  +35% over the past 4 months on three successful trades – we’re pretty happy about that.

Also, keep in mind that we are not showing you what the cycle modeling tool or the V10 is predicting for the future.  We reserve that for our valued subscribers/members.  We know where the cycle and other predictive modeling systems are telling us the price will go, but we can’t share it with you (yet).

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

Since 2001, our focus has been on learning and mastering the tools we have developed and use as well as the Cycle Modeling tools so that we can follow the markets more closely, learn to provide better opportunities and attempt to identify the highest probability trades for our members.

What we never expected was that our efforts to study, learn and apply these tools would provide us with that “sixth-sense” ability to attempt to see into the future and to attempt to predict 10 to 20+ days into the future.

Our modeling tools share opportunities with us all over the markets and across multiple instruments and time-frames.  We recently posted our gold and gold miners price/cycle forecast here. We focus on Daily and 30-minute intervals for our members, but we see these opportunities across all levels intervals – from 1 minute all the way to monthly/quarterly.

The one thing we are certain of is that our members continually write to us about how important it is to them to have us explain the setups, trends, cycles and future market implications to them in our daily market videos.  They don’t have to try to learn to do this type of cycle research on their own, we give them the details every morning before the markets open and any trade signal we have for SP500, gold, oil, nat gas, bonds, and more.

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Chris Vermeulen
Found of Technical Traders Ltd.

High Yield Bond and Transports Signal Gold By Signal

Technical Analysis is the theory that price relates all news, fundamental and correlative future expectations into current and recent price activity.  It is the theory that price is the ultimate indicator and that charts paint a very clear picture for those individuals that are capable of understanding the message that is being presented.

In this research article, we are going to highlight the technical analysis components that we believe are painting a very clear picture that an “early warning” signal is flashing very brightly in the US and Global markets right now.

Cross market analysis and methods of rationalizing true price rotation, valuation and trend become the foundation of most technical analysis.  Studies, technical indicators, advanced price theory and all the rest of the tools we use are ways for us to better understand what price is actually showing us.  Today, we are going to focus on Gold, High Yield Corporate Bonds, and the Transportation Index because combined they are telling us something big is close to happening.

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Gold is a safe-haven instrument that measures uncertainty, fear, greed and the future expectations related to a secure global market economy.  When a crisis, economic or other uncertainty fears are minimized, Gold tends to move lower or consolidate into a lower price range.  When fears, economic uncertainty or any type of crisis event is causing concerns for global investors, Gold then begins to move higher as a measure of protection from risk and fear of any type of crisis event.

PRICE OF GOLD – BULL FLAG WITHIN A BULL MARKET

Gold has recently rallied well above the $1400 level and formed a large Bullish Flag pattern.  The recent rally above $1400 confirmed the new Bullish Price Trend for Gold which indicates global investors are becoming more fearful of a crisis event or some other type of economic uncertainty.

We believe the next move high in Gold will push prices above the $1625 level, then above the $1745 level.  If that happens, we’ll know the fear of some type of crisis event is very real and that the Bullish major trend in Gold may continue for many years to come.

We just posted a much more detailed report on the new 7-year bull market starting for gold and mining stocks, which if you have not yet seen take a look at the charts.

As much as we like to think that Gold leads the market in terms of measuring fear and uncertainty, Corporate Bonds also share a role in the understanding and future expectations related to economic capacity.

If Corporate Bonds begin to sell-off before a major downside market trend begins, it represents a fear that future earnings and the ability to support/service corporate debt levels may be at risk.  The way I explain this to people is that it is like a ship “battening down the hatches” and securing the cargo before entering a major storm.

A Corporate Bond sell-off indicates that global investors believe the economy is grinding to a halt and that earnings going to decline – thus putting debt at risk of failure in the future and this is why investors sell their bonds, and they they typically move before the stock indexes do. Think of high yield bonds as a leading indicator by a few days.

HIGH YIELD CORPORATE BONDS – POTENTIAL MAJOR BREAKDOWN

This HYG chart highlights the support channel in Corporate Bonds that appears to be at risk of being broken.  If a breakdown in price happens, this downside rotation in HYG would be a very clear warning that the US and global stock markets may be entering a serious price correction period.

If Bonds were to move dramatically lower while Gold rallied, we can only interpret this as fear has really begun to hit the markets and traders are panicking.

TRANSPORTATION INDEX – ECONOMIC LEADING INDICATOR

Lastly, take a look at this Transportation Index chart and pay very close attention to the Head-n-Shoulders pattern setup on the right side of the chart.  You’ll see a similar Head-n-Shoulders pattern in May 2019 – just before a moderate downside price rotation.

As we move into the end of this year with liquidity diminishing and volatility starting to increase, the potential for a dramatic price sell-off becomes even greater.  The lack of real market depth and liquidity, as well as this “early warning” set up in the charts, suggests a market breakdown event may be happening right before our eyes. It also may not happen, which is fine also.

As technical traders we do not require price to move in any one direction, we simply follow price and bet on the direction it’s moving. But if we do get a breakdown here it could be really exciting especially if you have a trade or two on the right side of the market.

The cross-market Technical Analysis and the chart patterns are suggesting that a peak has set up and that future expectations are much weaker than they were 14 to 18+ months ago.

We recently published this article highlighting some of our proprietary Indicators and Indexes suggesting this recent rally in the US stock market may have been a “euphoric zombie-land rally” with no real support behind it.

Dec 2, 2019: IS THE CURRENT RALLY A TRUE VALUATION RALLY OR EUPHORIA?

If our analysis is correct, and we get the drop in stocks, it could be a very big downside move.

We believe these charts confirm that price and Technical Analysis are screaming an “Early Warning” signal that price weakness is setting up in the US and global markets.  We believe the continued lack of liquidity throughout the Christmas holiday season may prompt a very big breakdown price move at any time in the near future.  When any one of these charts begins a price move to confirm these predicted setups, it won’t take long for the bigger major trends to follow-through.

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. This week we entered two new trades and it’s not too late to get into them before they run higher!

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Chris Vermeulen
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.
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About To Relive The 2007 Real Estate Crash Again?

Does history repeat itself?  Are price patterns and chart patterns reliable enough to suggest that a global Real Estate market collapse may be set up?  What would it take for another Real Estate collapse to take place in today’s global market?

First, let’s start with this simple chart highlighting the “Bear Flag” setup from 2007 and the current 2019 Bear Flag setup.  This price pattern was enough of an early warning sign for our research team to run into our offices and tell us of the exciting pattern they just identified regarding Real Estate and what they thought could happen.  We listened to them share their ideas and concepts of how we have 11 months to go before the 2020 US Presidential election takes place and how higher risk delinquencies and foreclosures are starting to spike.  They suggested the political theater of the global markets and US election cycle will likely distract from the weakening economic cycle which could present enough “smoke and mirrors” to keep investors’ attention away from this potential collapse in the housing market.

Much like a magician attempts to distract you just long enough to pull of their new trick, could the political theater, global economic news cycles and the never-ending battle in Washington DC be just enough of a distraction that skilled traders miss this critical setup?  We hope not.

The peak that occurred in 2007 setup about 19 months before the 2008 Presidential election took place.  The 2019 peak occurs about 13 months before the 2020 Presidential election.  In both instances, a highly contentious political battle is taking place which may distract traders and investors from really paying attention to the underlying factors of the global markets.

A real estate crash is no something to dismiss. For most of the people, their home is the nest egg, or their largest investment and watching this asset tumble in value 10, 20, 30% or more is serious. Before you continue, take a couple of seconds and join our free trend signals email list.

2007 VS 2019 REAL ESTATE MARKET TOPPING FORMATIONS

Recent economic data suggests that builders and permits experienced an increase over the past 60 days – which is vastly different than what happened in 2006-2007.  By the time the Bear Flag had setup in IYR in 2007, new building permits had already started to fall dramatically – for at least 12+ months prior to March 2007.  Currently, the number of building permits on record is sitting near 50% of the range established between 2000 and 2009.

We authored a number of research articles this year that more clearly highlight our expectations:
– PART II – Is The Fed Too Late To Prevent A Housing Market Crash?
– Are Real Estate ETFs the Next Big Trade?

The recent increase in building permits could indicate a euphoric level of buying/flipping by builders and speculators thinking “its easy to make profits flipping these homes in this market”.  Much like the euphoric activity before the 2007 crash.

The collapse that happened after the Bear Flag setup in IYR in 2007 resulted in a dramatic -73% decline in value over a very short 24 month period.  Could something like this happen again in today’s market?

Our research team raised a couple of interesting points relating to the potential for a “rollover” type of event taking place over the next 12+ months.

First, the US Presidential election cycle could setup a very real fear that a new president could attempt to derail/damage the marketplace with new policies, taxes and other unknowns.

Second, the current Real Estate market has experienced real price growth for almost 10+ years since the 2009-2010 bottom and wage earners may already be priced out of certain markets – reducing overall demand at current price levels.

Third, a lot of recent news has been published showing massive amounts of people moving away from larger cities/states like New York, California, New Jersey, Chicago, and other locations.  These people are moving away from higher taxes and housing costs and trying to move to areas that are cheaper and quieter.

Forth, there are an estimated 40+ million “baby boomer” homes that must be liquidated over the next 10+ years as these people/families transition into elderly status.

The reality is that unless price levels revert to levels that make housing more affordable or earnings levels dramatically increase over the next 3+ years, the price level for homes in the US and Canada is already historically high.

2007 REAL ESTATE HOUSING SELLOFF

REAL ESTATE PRICES/VALUATION TESTING 2007 EXTREME HIGHS

How high?  Take a look at this last chart of IYR and pay attention to the fact that current price levels are already at the historic high price levels from 2007.  This should tell you almost all you need to know.

Unless earning levels somehow rise dramatically over the next 24 to 36+ months, housing prices are already at or near peak levels for most consumers – even if the US Fed decreases interest rates another 25 to 50 bp.

The other thing to consider is what type of new policies, taxes, costs would a new US president do to the housing market and global stock market?  What would happen in Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren were to suddenly take the lead in the polls wanting to raise taxes on everyone and install new trillion-dollar policies while attacking America’s millionaires and billionaires?  Think that may have some pull on the markets?

Our researchers believe we should cautiously watch IYR for further signs of weakness over the next few weeks and months.  Yes, there is a very real potential that the US and global housing markets could collapse over the next few years – but right now we are looking at a Bear Flag pattern that may be an early warning sign of a potential price selloff.  Nothing is confirmed yet but any week now could spark the start of something ugly for home prices.

Yes, housing market economic data show some weakening while building permits and construction ramped up last month.  Housing has certainly reached a mature economic state and we believe any collapse in the global stock market could send a wave of fear throughout the housing market as people attempt to get out before prices start to collapse. We’ll keep you updated as we continue to watch the Real Estate market and our researchers pour over the data.

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.

We’ll keep you informed as this plays out with Wealth Building & Global Financial Reset Newsletter 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 during the next financial crisis. Join Now and Get a Free 1oz Silver Round or Gold Bar Shipped To You!

Chris Vermeulen
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Oil Begins To Move Lower – Will Our Predictions Come True?

Recently, we posted a multi-part research post suggesting a collapse in Crude Oil could be setting up and how we believe this decline in energy prices may lead to a broader market collapse in the near future.  Crude oil fell more than 3% on November 19 in what appears to be a major price reversal.  On November 20, inventory levels and other key economic data will be presented – could the price of oil collapse even further over the next 60+ days?

Here is a link to our most recent multi-part article about Crude Oil from November 13 (just a week ago): https://www.thetechnicaltraders.com/what-happens-to-the-global-economy-if-oil-collapses-below-40-part-i/

OUR ORIGINAL RESEARCH CHART FROM JULY 2019

Our original research post, from July 2019, included this chart showing our Adaptive Dynamic Learning (ADL) price modeling system and where it believed the price of oil would go in the future.  This chart highlights expected price ranges and directions all the way into April 2020 with a low price level near $25 somewhere between February and April 2020.  Is Oil really going to reach a low price near $25 ppb in the near future?

On July 10, 2019, we authored a research article using our ADL predictive modeling for Oil.  At that time, we predicted Oil would fall in August, recover in September and October, then collapse to near $42 (or lower) in November and December.  You can read our followup to this article here.

In order for these predictions to continue to hold true, Crude Oil will have to fall below $47 ppb over the next 30+ days and then consolidate through December and January into a fairly tight price range between $42 and $49.  If this happens as we predicted back in July, then there would be a much higher probability that the February, March and April price targets are valid going forward.

On November 19, Crude oil reversed quite extensively to the downside after weeks of upward price pressure.  We believe this downside price rotation may be setting up a bigger, deeper price move that is aligned with our ADL predictive modeling systems results from July 2019 – eventually targeting the sub $50 price level near the end of November or early December. You can get all of my trade ideas by opting into my free market trend signals newsletter.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

This potential move in Crude Oil is setting up a potentially great trade for active traders if you know how to profit from falling prices and I even talked about how to trade this move in my member’s only trading newsletter service. Remember, if our ADL research is correct, December and January will see very mild price action in Oil.  The bigger breakdown move happens in late January or early February.

On Monday another commodity gave us another trade and it popped 3.4% in our favor within the first trading session. Big moves in stocks, metals, and energy are ready for big price swings here, get ready!

As a trader, you need to be aware of the greater implications for the global markets if Crude Oil falls below $45 ppb (eventually, possibly falling below $30 ppb).  A large portion of the global market depends on oil prices being relatively stable above $50 ppb.  A decrease in oil prices will place extreme pressures on certain nations to maintain oil production and to generate essential revenues.  Depending on how this plays out in the future, falling oil prices could translate into far greater risks for the global stock markets and global economics.

Chris Vermeulen
Technical Trader Ltd.

What happens To The Global Economy If Oil Collapses – Part 2

In the first part of this research article, we shared our ADL predictive modeling research from July 10th, 2019 where we suggested that Oil prices would begin to collapse to levels near, or below, $40 throughout November and December of 2019.  Our ADL modeling system suggests that oil prices may continue lower well into early 2020 where the price is expected to target $25 to $30 in February~April 2020.

We believe this type of global commodity price collapse, essentially collapse in oil revenues for many global nations could present a very real crisis in our future.  Most of the oil-producing nations rely on stable oil prices to supply much-needed revenues/income to support current and future operations and essential services. If oil prices collapse to levels below $40, this decrease would represent a -40%, or more, collapse in oil revenues for these nations.  If oil prices fall to levels below $30, this would represent a -55%, or more, decrease in expected revenues.

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We believe the ADL predictive modeling systems results, if accurate, represents a very real potential that the global capital markets and stock market may experience a major crisis event before the end of 2020.  This type of commodity collapse happened once before in history – nearly 10 years before the 1929 US stock market collapse and the slide in commodity prices continued in 1930 and beyond as an extended economic contraction pushed the US into an economic depression.

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL COMMODITIES FROM 1914 TO 1933

Take a look at these charts for comparison.  The first is a chart of the Producer Price Index for All Commodities from 1914 to 1933. Pay close attention to how commodity prices collapsed in 1921, approximately 9 to 10 years before the US stock market peak (1929) and commodities continue to slide lower.  This collapse in commodity prices relates to the consumer, agriculture, and industrial demand after WWI and setup a shift within the capital markets more focused on stock market speculation. The period between 1923 and 1929 resulted in a complete shift in the capital markets where farms, agriculture, and manufacturing levels decreased while urban areas, cities, and the stock market flourished – until it ended in 1929. (Source: https://eh.net/encyclopedia)

MONTHLY CRUDE OIL CHART

Now, take a look at this Monthly Crude Oil chart which highlights very similar types of price patterns over the span of about 10 years.  This strangely similar chart, in combination with the strangely similar set of circumstances related to farm, agriculture, and manufacturing as well as the shift of capital towards speculation in the US/Global stock market may be setting up another type of 1929 stock market peak event.

ASSETS IN MONEY MARKET ACCOUNTS

The shift in the capital markets is very clearly seen in the following chart – the Assets in Money Market Accounts chart.  One can clearly see that after the credit crisis in 2008-09, investors were not willing to participate in the Money Markets at levels prior to 2008.  In fact, for the entire period of 2009 through 2017, global investors stayed away from Money Markets and only recently began pouring capital back into the markets near late 2017 – when confidence increased.

Yet, this chart also shows a very clear “shift” in capital engagement which is very similar to what happened in the late 1920s.  At a time when manufacturing, agriculture and farm foreclosures were haunting the markets, investors poured capital in the stock market and speculative investments because these instruments were ripe with opportunity. The rally in the US stock market in the late 1920s became an opportunity that no one could resist.  Is the same thing happening right now in the US stock market?  Has a capital shift taken place that has global investors bumbling their way into the US stock market while trying to avoid/ignore obvious risks in local markets, manufacturing, and the global economy?

We believe the evidence is very clear for any investor willing to pull off the “bubble goggles” and take a good hard look at where we really are in the economic cycle.  Unless something dramatic changes in relation to global economic growth, credit market expectations and consumer economic participation, it seems obvious that we are inching our way towards a global stock market peak just like we did in 1929.

Even if a trade deal between the US and China were to happen today and eliminate all trade tariffs, would this change anything or would this simply pour fuel onto the “capital shift” fire that is already taking place with speculation reaching frothy levels?

Skilled technical traders should pay very close attention to Oil Prices and global economic factors while this “zombie-land melt-up” continues.  We believe this is not a healthy rally in the US stock market currently and is more similar to what happened in the last 1920s than anything we’ve seen over the past 80+ years.

In Part III of this research article, we’ll highlight some of the recent economic news that helps to further identify the complexity that makes up the current global stock market  “zombie-land”.

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Chris Vermeulen
www.TheTechnicalTraders.com

Nat Gas, Crude Oil, Fed Rate Cut


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Indexes Struggle and TRAN Chart suggests a possible top

Nearing the end of October, traders are usually a bit more cautious about the markets than at other times of the year.  History has proven that October can be a month full of surprises.  It appears in 2019 is no different.  Right now, the markets are still range bound and appear to be waiting for some news or other information to push the markets outside of the defined range.

We still have at least one more trading week to go in October, yet the US markets just don’t want to move away from this 25,000 to 27,000 range for the Dow Industrials.  In fact, since early 2019, we have traded within a fairly moderate price range of about 3200 points on the YM – a rotational range of about 11% in total size.  Historically, this is a rather large sideways trading range for the YM – nearly 3x the normal volatility prior to 2015.

DAILY YM CHART

This Daily YM chart highlights the trading range that has setup over the past 5+ months with the YELLOW LEVELS.  Price continues to tighten into a more narrow range as we progress towards the end of 2019.  Our researchers believe a moderate price breakdown will occur near the apex of this move which will act as a “price reversion event” and allow the markets to rally into 2020 and beyond.  We are using our proprietary price modeling tools to attempt to identify any signs that can help us validate this research.  Until we have some type of validation of the move, we can only wait as the risks associated with taking trades at this time are much higher than normal.

The SP500 cycle analysis I did last week provides some solid forward-looking direction as well.

TRAN – TRANSPORTATION INDEX

The TRAN (Transportation Index) is also confirming our analysis of a sideways price range with very little opportunity at the moment for a high-risk trade.  The TRAN gapped higher on October 21 which may set up a massive top pattern formation, possibly a Three River Evening Star pattern of a massive Engulfing Bearish pattern.  We’ve highlighted the resistance range in RED on this chart and the support range in GREEN.  Caution is the name of the game right now.  Let the markets tell us what is going to happen next.

THE WEEKLY CHART OF THE TRAN

This Weekly chart of the TRAN shows a clearer picture of the sideways price range that is setting up and how close we are to the APEX of the Flag/Pennant formation.  Again, we know the markets are going to break clear of this Flag/Pennant formation, but the direction of the breakout will likely depend on future news events that we can’t predict.  Any global failure or crisis may push the markets lower.  Any global victory or success may push the markets higher.  Right now, we believe the risk factors are very high and we are suggesting that traders need to be extremely cautious throughout the end of the year.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

There are still massive opportunities in sector ETFs and commodity ETFs for traders that want to find quick/short-term trades.  Gold and Silver are setting up major momentum bottoms.  Natural Gas continues to set up a massive momentum bottom and Technology continues to set up a major topping type of pattern.  The shift in capital away from risk will surely drive some really big trends over the next few weeks and months.  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. Skilled technical traders will be able to find incredible opportunities if they are patient and don’t “blow up” their accounts chasing risky rotation.

I urge you visit my ETF Wealth Building Newsletter and if you like what I offer, join me with the 1-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 during the next financial crisis. Join Now and Get a Free 1oz Silver Bar!

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

What’s Coming in Q4 – Adam (Fundamentalist) & Chris (Chartist) Explain

Recently I met an incredible trader and x-Bloomberg television anchor. His name is Adam Johnson and if you have not listened to his podcasts or followed his stock trading portfolio be sure to visit his website BullsEyeBrief.com

Adam reached out to me a few weeks ago wanting to have me on his podcast show to talk markets because he focuses on individual stocks and their fundamentals, while I am a pure chartist that dissects price charts layer by later to find out what they are telling us will happen next.

Listen to this fantastic show Adam put together!


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Chris Vermeulen
Technical Traders Ltd.

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.

I urge you visit my ETF Wealth Building Newsletter and if you like what I offer, join me with the 1-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 during the next financial crisis. Join Now and Get a Free 1oz Silver Bar!

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