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Financial Sector ETF May Break Below Price Gap

Our research team warned of a peak in the Financial Sector ETF on June 10, 2020, with this article.

It was important to understand the technical setup that existed at that time and what the Fibonacci Price Modeling system was showing then.  There was very clear support near $23 that was highlighted by the Fibonacci Price Modeling System and we were very clear in our future price predictions within that article…

“The $27 price peak sets up directly between our two Fibonacci Daily upside price target (Peak) levels.  We believe this setup is a very strong indication that a move to below $23 may be setting up over the next 30+ days.  The Q2 data may very well push investors to re-evaluate the potential for the Financial sector if delinquencies and at-risk borrowers continue to default in greater numbers. “

The timing of our original article could not have been better for skilled technical traders.  Since that June 10, 2020 article posted, the XLF price has fallen almost exactly to $23 (-10.15%).

Currently, the FLX price is recovering just above the price gap that will act as the next “window” for the price to attempt to fill.  Skilled technical traders should watch the Breakdown Gap that setup between June 10 and June 11 as an upper window of resistance (between $25.20 and $24.35).  It is very likely that the XLF price may attempt to breach or fill this gap window before initiating another downside price move targeting levels below $22.

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DAILY XLF CHART

It is our opinion that should sudden price weakness drive price levels lower, away from the upper gap range, then weakness in the financial sector could create a series of new lower price gaps as XLF price levels attempt to gap downward – through $22, then $20, then ultimately the $18 to $19 price level.

This Weekly XLF chart highlights the longer-term Fibonacci Price Modeling System’s expectations showing the current downside price move has broken below the Bearish Fibonacci Price Trigger Level near $24.87.  At this point, the next lower support level is near $22.10 – just below the lower Gap level.

It is our opinion that the Financial Sector ETF will attempt to break below $22 in the near future and may attempt to fall to levels near or below $20.  The current support in the market from the $23 level may prompt a move into the upper Gap level before the next downside move begins – although we feel that is not likely to happen.

WEEKLY XLF CHART

Watch for a breakdown in price trading below $23.50 as an indication that weakness has prompted price to trade below the recent “Belt-Line” price level.  We believe a new close below $23.50 would be a good indication that the lower Gap is about to be filled and a deeper price move may take place targeting $20 to $21.

As the Q2 data starts to hit the news wires over the next 4+ weeks, we believe risks to the financial system will become very evident as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown.  Be prepared for increased volatility in almost all sectors and the very real potential for a retest of recent low price levels.

As a technical analyst and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles in stocks and commodities. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for investing and short-term swing traders. 2020 is an incredible year for traders and investors.  Don’t miss all the incredible trends and trade setups.

Subscribers of my Active ETF Swing Trading Newsletter had our trading accounts close at a new high watermark. We not only exited the equities market as it started to roll over in February, but we profited from the sell-off in a very controlled way with TLT bonds for a 20% gain. This week we closed out SPY ETF trade taking advantage of this bounce and entered a new trade with our account is at another all-time high value.

Ride my coattails as I navigate these financial markets and build wealth while others watch most of their retirement funds drop another 35-65% during the rest of this financial crisis going into late 2020 and early 2021.

Just think of this for a minute. While most of us have active trading accounts, what is even more important are our long-term investment and retirement accounts. Why? Because they are, in most cases, our largest store of wealth other than our homes, and if they are not protected during the next bear market, you could lose 25-50% or more of your net worth. The good news is we can preserve and even grow our long term capital when things get ugly like they are now and ill show you how. One of the best trades is one your financial advisor will never let you do because they do not make money from the trade/position but we do have a way for you or your advisor can take advantage of the market gyrations with our Technical Wealth Advisor investing signals.

If you have any type of retirement account and are looking for signals when to own equities, bonds, or cash, be sure to become a member of my Passive Long-Term ETF Investing Signals which we issued a new signal for subscribers.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategies
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

The Black Swan Event for Stocks is About to Repeat

This hybrid article with videos walks you through what and why the markets crashed, what they are starting to do now, and how you can take advantage of this black swan event.

The year has been filled with big broad market swings, sell-offs, and rallies, making people pull their hair out and scream. Only those who don’t understand portfolio risk, position-sizing, and can’t read the charts are in pain this year. Unfortunately, that’s the majority of traders thought.

The video below covers what is happening in the markets this week, today, and what to expect looking forward several weeks, so get ready for some incredible market moves!

With that said this year has been a little slower with our portfolio simply because we focus on steady growth. We don’t ride the stock market rollercoaster, which has everyone stressed out. We see no point in holding positions and dealing with the stress which comes with it when you can sidestep it or better yet, profit from it.

My focus is on our BAN strategy, which stands for “Best Asset Now.” We review 30+ markets, sectors, commodities, and currencies to find the best opportunity with the lowest level of risk. We are not looking for a bunch of volatile trades. Instead, we shoot for a 1-4% return on our entire portfolio a month, which may sound dull but do the math, and you soon realize its tough to beat!

Price swings and volatility are high this year are extreme, which means we pear back the number of trades we make, and reduce position size to protect both our subscribers trading and investing accounts, along with our own.

This market volatility is attracting new traders to the market like a mosquito to a bug zapper light. We, on the other hand, take the opposite approach and step back to only cherry-pick a few low-risk trades here and there.

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When stocks and commodities are moving 10-92% a day as we have seen recently, it’s not the best time to be risking your hard-earned month because you can do a lot of damage quickly overnight with the way this market had been behaving.

Anyway, if you are looking for a simple, logical trading strategy with ETFs that is hitting new high watermarks for the year with less than a 3% drawdown on the year, then watch this video of my most recent analysis and prediction.

Here are the other two other videos I referenced in the video above: showing the price predictions before they happened.

FEB 21: BLACK SWAN EVENT BEGINS

We called the Black Swan Even late 2019, not knowing what it would be, then on February 21, we warned the black swan event had begun – Read Here.

We also warned of the waterfall sell-off before that on Jan 26 – Read here

MARCH 27: 30+% MARKET RALLY ANALYSIS:
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JUNE 5TH: MARKET RALLY TOP FOR THIS WEEK ANALYSIS
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As a technical analyst and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles in stocks and commodities. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for investing and short-term swing traders. 2020 is an incredible year for traders and investors.  Don’t miss all the incredible trends and trade setups.

Subscribers of my Active ETF Swing Trading Newsletter had our trading accounts close at a new high watermark. We not only exited the equities market as it started to roll over in February, but we profited from the sell-off in a very controlled way with TLT bonds for a 20% gain. This week we closed out SPY ETF trade taking advantage of this bounce and entered a new trade with our account is at another all-time high value.

Ride my coattails as I navigate these financial markets and build wealth while others watch most of their retirement funds drop another 35-65% during the rest of this financial crisis going into late 2020 and early 2021.

Just think of this for a minute. While most of us have active trading accounts, what is even more important are our long-term investment and retirement accounts. Why? Because they are, in most cases, our largest store of wealth other than our homes, and if they are not protected during the next bear market, you could lose 25-50% or more of your net worth. The good news is we can preserve and even grow our long term capital when things get ugly like they are now and ill show you how. One of the best trades is one your financial advisor will never let you do because they do not make money from the trade/position but we do have a way for you or your advisor can take advantage of the market gyrations with our Technical Wealth Advisor investing signals.

If you have any type of retirement account and are looking for signals when to own equities, bonds, or cash, be sure to become a member of my Passive Long-Term ETF Investing Signals which we issued a new signal for subscribers.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategies
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Trend Higher for the Nasdaq will it Hold?

The trend higher for the Nasdaq-100 remains intact from a technical standpoint. The Tech Traders Founder Chris Vermeulen joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq to talk about if the trend will hold or reverse.

As a technical analyst and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles in stocks and commodities. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for investing and short-term swing traders. 2020 is an incredible year for traders and investors.  Don’t miss all the incredible trends and trade setups.

Subscribers of my Active ETF Swing Trading Newsletter had our trading accounts close at a new high watermark. We not only exited the equities market as it started to roll over in February, but we profited from the sell-off in a very controlled way with TLT bonds for a 20% gain. This week we closed out SPY ETF trade taking advantage of this bounce and entered a new trade with our account is at another all-time high value.

Ride my coattails as I navigate these financial markets and build wealth while others watch most of their retirement funds drop another 35-65% during the rest of this financial crisis going into late 2020 and early 2021.

Just think of this for a minute. While most of us have active trading accounts, what is even more important are our long-term investment and retirement accounts. Why? Because they are, in most cases, our largest store of wealth other than our homes, and if they are not protected during the next bear market, you could lose 25-50% or more of your net worth. The good news is we can preserve and even grow our long term capital when things get ugly like they are now and ill show you how. One of the best trades is one your financial advisor will never let you do because they do not make money from the trade/position but we do have a way for you or your advisor can take advantage of the market gyrations with our Technical Wealth Advisor investing signals.

If you have any type of retirement account and are looking for signals when to own equities, bonds, or cash, be sure to become a member of my Passive Long-Term ETF Investing Signals which we issued a new signal for subscribers.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategies
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Short Covering & FOMO Fever Powering Stock Markets

I talked with HoweStreet.com yesterday about the markets and what is unfolding and how to play it.

This video shows the charts and thinking of what is to come this week/next as the rising wedge blow-off top takes place and gets everyone emotional (short covering / Fear of missing the next rally)

As a technical analyst and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles in stocks and commodities. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for investing and short-term swing traders. 2020 is an incredible year for traders and investors.  Don’t miss all the incredible trends and trade setups.

Subscribers of my Investor and Swing Trading Newsletters had our trading accounts close at a new high watermark. We not only exited the equities market as it started to roll over in February, but we profited from the sell-off in a very controlled way with TLT bonds for a 20% gain, and we closed out another winning trade last Friday.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategies
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Staying Cautious & Staying Prepared With You Trading Account

Over the past 30+ days, our researchers have been warning our friends and followers to stay cautious and to consider the risks within this market trend.  Certainly, we’ve received some emails and contact from some people suggesting we should become more active, but we’ve also received many emails from members that feel we’ve kept them safely removed from the volatility and risks associated with this wild price rotation during these uncertain times.  Additionally, we’ve been able to grow their accounts at the same time.

One of the reasons we’ve been able to accomplish this is because our research team identified a major supercycle event that was likely near August 2019 and continued to warn our members of this potential event well ahead of the projected event date.  We also issued a Black Swan warning on February 21, 2020 warning all of our members to “get into cash” and to prepare for a very big price event.

Throughout this massive price rotation, we’ve been protected from risk by properly hedging our investments into Metals, Bonds, and other sectors all of which were profitable trades.  Our goal is to attempt to find the “Best Asset Now” known as our BAN strategy to keep our traders and investor safely positioned.  We try to avoid taking unwanted risks and wait for the markets to set up a proper trading trigger before executing a new trade.

In today’s article, we wanted to share a bit of longer-term research highlighting why we believe the current price rally may present some very real risk for certain traders and why we continue to be cautious in our actions.  There is plenty of time to wait for the markets to setup better trade triggers – we just can’t fall into the trap of being greedy and feeling like we have to trade all the time.  The reality of the markets is that more than 55% to 65% of the time we are waiting for trade setups.

SPY – S&P500 ETF WEEKLY CHART

This first chart is the SPY Weekly chart highlighting the price channels that are currently driving many facets of the current price rotation.

The shorter-term price channel, from 2015~16 till now, is suggesting the current price has rallied back to levels near the upper 1x Std. Deviation range.  This area is typically where we would expect the price to stall or set up some type of price retracement from recent peaks.  Applying the strategy to a longer-term price channel, we can see the price is already well above the 1x Std. Deviation channel and nearing the 2x level.  You’ll hear many people telling you this stock market rally is “forward-looking” and attempting to price in a future recovery of the US stock market and US economy.

We believe this current rally is more about speculation with the US and foreign investors piling into the US Fed based rally as the “best investment on the planet right now”.. and we believe we are starting to see signs that this rally is close to reaching a critical peak.

CUSTOM US STOCK MARKET INDEX WEEKLY CHART

This next chart is our Custom US Stock Market index using our Fibonacci Price Amplitude Arcs and a traditional Fibonacci Retracement.  Our Price Amplitude Arcs attempt to measure Fibonacci as it related to previous price trends and attempts to identify frequency and resonance (think Nikola Tesla) in relation to past and future price target and inflection points.  Currently, the Arc near the February peak is suggesting price is nearing a 0.764% Arc level – which is a fairly narrow price area near the original peak price level.  These “inner” price levels don’t often come back into play after price moves dramatically away from them – in most cases.  The fact that the SPY price level has recovered so quickly over time and is now targeting these inner arc levels suggests that volatility could become excessive again.

One other technical trigger our researchers want to point out is that price has reached the 0.8535% Fibonacci retracement level recently.  This is not a typical Fibonacci retracement level for many people.  There are important levels between 0.75% and 0.97% that are often very important when price sets up in a near Double Top or Bottom pattern.  These levels become important because they often reflect a “failure level” for price.

Currently, we are still warning of excessive risks and the very strong potential for a renewed spike in volatility (VIX). But until then we do not plan to step in front of this market when it’s rising.

VIX – VOLATILITY INDEX WEEKLY CHART

This VIX Weekly chart highlights the Flag formation that is setting up as the US stock market rallies back towards new all-time highs.  A tightening and narrowing FLAG formation is setting up in the VIX that suggests a breakout will occur fairly soon – likely with 7 to 10+ days.

Take a look at this short video we did showing what the technicals are starting to warn is coming.

Our objective is to help you navigate the risks and opportunities within the market to help you secure better and more consistent profits over time.  Think of this as a longer-term battle, not a short-term race.  Currently, there are a number of ETFs and market sectors that are on our radar (Utilities, Precious Metals, Miners, Consumer Staples, Technology, Biotech, and others).

Our objective is to identify the next big move and to time the trade entry so that we eliminate as much risk as possible for our members.  Right now, our research team believes there is a very high degree of risk in the markets for the reasons we have illustrated above.

There is plenty of time to find and execute great trades and we don’t mind waiting for the best opportunities with our accounts sitting in cash – protected from any and all risk.

The reason for today’s article is to help you understand what our research and trading team are seeing in the markets – the potential for new volatility and new risk factors to suddenly burst into the markets.  We are cautiously waiting for the markets to complete this setup and watching our trade setups for confirmation. Please consider this research article a suggestion to properly protect your open long positions and to properly hedge your portfolio accordingly.  If we are right, a spike in volatility may only be about 7 to 10 days away.

Chris Vermeulen: As a technical analyst and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles in stocks and commodities. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for investing and short-term swing traders. 2020 is an incredible year for traders and investors.  Don’t miss all the incredible trends and trade setups.

Subscribers of my Investor and Swing Trading Newsletters had our trading accounts close at a new high watermark. We not only exited the equities market as it started to roll over in February, but we profited from the sell-off in a very controlled way with TLT bonds for a 20% gain, and we closed out another winning trade last Friday.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategies
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Cheddar TV Talks Technical Charts & The Stock Market Surge

Cheddar TV had me on today for the 9:30 opening bell to talk markets, check out the clip below.

Chris Vermeulen: As a technical analyst and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles in stocks and commodities. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for investing and short-term swing traders. 2020 is an incredible year for traders and investors.  Don’t miss all the incredible trends and trade setups.

Subscribers of my Investor and Swing Trading Newsletters had our trading accounts close at a new high watermark. We not only exited the equities market as it started to roll over in February, but we profited from the sell-off in a very controlled way with TLT bonds for a 20% gain, and we closed out another winning trade last Friday.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategies
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

The Big Jobs Number and How to Trade It – Part II

In the first part of this research article, we attempting to highlight how the huge jobs number shocked the market into a big upside price move on Friday, June 5, 2020, and how the underlying data continues to suggest we have quite a bit of work to do before the US economy supports current stock market price levels.  In this second part of our research article, we’ll continue to share data and charts that we believe paint a very real picture for skilled technical traders.

The huge upside price rally in the US stock market after the 2.5 million jobs number was posted at 8:30 am pushed the stock market higher by 3.5%+.  This is an incredible rally in terms of how primed the stock market was for this type of great news.  Yet, as we continue to try to suggest, we are still moderately cautious of this rally in terms of sustainability after the destruction to the US and the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 virus event.

Our researchers believe the current numbers may be slightly skewed because of the extreme contraction event that took place over the past 60+ days.  Additionally, many of these numbers are calculated using a modeling system that attempts to normalize outlier data.  Currently, with the markets pushing well into a bullish territory and the NASDAQ reaching new all-time highs, we can’t argue that the US stock market appears to want to move higher on any news (good or bad).

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NASDAQ (NQ) E-MINI FUTURES DAILY

This NQ Daily chart highlights the incredible rally we’ve seen in the tech-heavy NASDAQ.  After recovering nearly 50% from the March lows, the NQ began to set up an upward sloping wedge formation near the middle of April.  This tightening wedge formation has apex’ed recently just as we got the new jobs number today.

In an unbelievable upside price rally, the NQ is now trading at the highest levels EVER.  After 38 million jobs lost, the US economy operating at only a fraction of what it was in January, huge consumer displacement factors, and thousands of pending solvency issues – hey, why not push the NASDAQ up to new all-time highs.  This makes no sense to us at the moment.

NAS100/GC DAILY RATIO CHART

The reality is that this incredible rally in the stock market may have already become a speculator “bubble” – a euphoric over-reaction to the deep decline related to the COVID-19 virus event.  Earnings and future revenues typically drive valuation growth higher.  Take a look at this NAS100 to Gold ratio chart to understand what has really happened in the markets over the past 4+ years.  The peak in values in October 2018 coincided with the US Fed action to raise interest rates which prompted a massive decline in the US stock markets throughout the end of 2018.  Near Christmas, 2018, the markets bottomed and began to rally higher.  Notice the peak in 2019 was not higher than the peak in 2018?  This suggests the real valuation peak in the market coincided with the peak Fed Funds Rate level in October 2018.

Additionally, the downward price channel that has setup in this ratio chart suggests the wild trending in the markets while Gold has pushed moderately higher has prompted a sideways pennant/flag formation.   The previous peak, in early 2020, and the current peak are well above the upper pennant level – this suggests an over-exaggeration of price advancement.  This type of ratio activity is very reminiscent of 2005 to 2007 – where the stock market rallied and gold rallied, eventually leading to the breakdown in the stock market in 2008-09 and a much deeper breakdown in this ratio.

US ISM NON-MANUFACTURING BUSINESS ACTIVITY INDEX

The current economic data does not support a US stock market rallying to new all-time highs – unless you attempt to account for investor over-enthusiasm and exuberance.  The business activity data over the past few months have shown the deepest decline over the past 20+ years.  There has never been a print of this indicator below 30, ever, except April 2020.  Even at the height of the 2008-09 housing/credit market crisis or the 911 terrorist attacks, US businesses continued to operate at moderate levels.

(Source: https://www.investing.com/economic-calendar/ism-non-manufacturing-business-activity-1484 )

US UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MONTHLY

The unemployment rates are still far higher than at any time in over 70+ years – everything is fine.  Why not push the stock market price levels higher by another 20 to 25% – right?  These people will eventually find work somewhere – sometime??  The consumers will eventually re-engage in the economy and push income and revenue levels higher – but not right now.

(Source: https://www.investing.com/economic-calendar/unemployment-rate-300 )

US ISM MANUFACTURING INDEX MONTHLY

The ISM Manufacturing Index suggests manufacturers are operating 25 to 45% or below capacity levels from early January/February 2020.  This will translate into bottom-line revenue data in the near future and likely result in much lower forward earnings guidance.

(Source: https://www.investing.com/economic-calendar/ism-manufacturing-pmi-173 )

Our continued warnings may go unheeded by the masses – and maybe we are wrong.  Yet we continue to advise our clients to be very cautious of this upside price rally as we believe the technical factors driving this market are skewed.  Speculators and investors are caught up in an elated buying phase when real data suggests more moderate price valuations.  We are still very concerned about the risks of a breakdown in the markets related to a sudden shift in trader/speculator thinking.

Very similar to the enthusiasm of 2006 to 2008, traders can sometimes fall into a trap that expectations do not correlate with real data/technicals – and this can be dangerous.  If you play these upside moves very cautiously and target the best asset for your investment objectives, you can do very well while this rally pushes higher.  Yet, you also have to be very aware of the risks of a breakdown in price related to the tightening economic conditions and price channels.

YM – DOW JONES E-MINI FUTURES 30 MINUTE CHART

This YM 30-minute chart highlights the incredible rally that took place very early in trading on June 5, 2020 – just after the jobs number hit.  The traders and speculators want anything that seems positive after months of uncertainty related to the COVID-19 virus event.  This bias towards anything positive suggests traders will attempt to push price levels into a feeding frenzy – ignoring all risks and other data.  No Fear is an excellent description of what is happening right now in the US stock market – traders have absolutely no fear of any downside risks.  We’ve seen this before – and it usually ends badly for some people (remember the DOT COM rally?).

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Our opinion is that traders should stay moderately cautious near these current levels.  Even though it appears the markets can do nothing wrong and speculators will likely be telling you “this is the opportunity of a lifetime – just buy anything right now”, our experience is that these types of crazy, euphoric rallies are very dangerous.  Price breakdowns come fast and hard in markets like this – they happen quickly.

Cover your open long trades with moderate stop levels.  Be picky about what you invest in and target quick gains.  Remember the market can act irrationally much longer than many people can stay whole.  The shorts are under severe pressure right now, but the data is pointing to a very different outcome in our opinion.  We urge you to stay cautious right now – this seems very similar to the exuberance that we saw in 2006-2008 – just before it all fell apart.

As a technical analyst and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles in stocks and commodities. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for investing and short-term swing traders. 2020 is an incredible year for traders and investors.  Don’t miss all the incredible trends and trade setups.

Subscribers of my Active ETF Swing Trading Newsletter had our trading accounts close at a new high watermark. We not only exited the equities market as it started to roll over in February, but we profited from the sell-off in a very controlled way with TLT bonds for a 20% gain, and we closed out another winning trade on Friday.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategies
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Surprise Jobs Number and What It Means For Your Positions

The Huge Non-Farm Payroll number released on Friday, June 5th, shocked the market.  A massive 2.5 million jobs were created in May 2020.  If you were paying attention to the data, you’ll also understand that 1.87 million new jobless claims just last week.  In fact, over the month of May 2020, a total of 12.58 million jobless claims were filed.  Taken into consideration, the new jobs created in May represent less than 20% of the total job losses over the same span of time.

Our researchers believe the jobs number is representative of a phased reopening of many US states and correlates directly with the extended opportunity for further re-engagement of the US economy over time.  The current social unrest taking place throughout the US will likely result in a new spike in COVID-19 cases as well as extended losses for certain businesses.

The rioting seems to be taking place in more populated states right now – which suggests some real concerns for many of these states in regards to scheduled reopening phases and the potential for a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Before you continue, be sure to opt-in to our free market trend signals 
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US MAP – STATES REOPENING STATUS

As you can see from the US map, below, the number of states that have started to reopen over the past 30+ days exceeds the number of states still shutdown or partially open.  Our researchers believe the migration of the protesters from state to state as well as the continued unrest throughout the US may prompt a new spike in COVID-19 cases – particularly within states that have had the highest transmission rates and are more populated than other states.

US NON-FARM PAYROLL MONTHLY

The May 2020 Non-Farm Payroll number is a welcome positive surge after many months of negative data.  Still, as we suggested near the start of this article, the 2.5 million new jobs created did not offset the 12.58 million jobs lost in May 2020.  Anyone capable of doing simple accounting can figure out that we need to see more continued new job creation levels to begin to offset the massive layoffs and job losses as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown event.

The US Stock market is hungry for any positive news right now, so the markets look at this data as a very positive sign that a recovery will happen and could be a stupendous opportunity for future growth.  Our researchers are still very cautious about this recovery simply because the underlying data is still very negative overall.

US JOBLESS CLAIMS – WEEKLY

As you can see from this Weekly Jobless Claims chart, below, the spike in new jobless claims happened in early April 2020 with 6.86 million new jobless.  Since then, the number of new jobless has continued at levels greater than 2 million per week and have slowly been decreasing.  We are aware that many states are reducing state and educational employment budgets as a result of the COVID-19 virus event.  These budget cuts and layoffs may continue throughout all of 2020 and into 2021 unless a strong recovery event takes place before the end of 2020.

State budgets and the continued risks of a COVID-19 case spike present very real concerns in the minds of our researchers as we have just begun the initial reopening phases for many states.  If our presumptions are correct, the social unrest and rioting may prompt a major spike in COVID-19 cases across many states and present a very real extended shutdown event that could last well into late-Summer.

PUT/CALL RATIO – DAILY

This next chart suggests there is “No Fear” in the markets right now as investors pile into the long trades.  This Put/Call ratio chart highlights one simple fact that the market can stay irrational for much longer than many traders can handle.

The Fed intrusion into the markets on March 20, 2020, created a bullish foundation in the markets.  Traders have piled into this bullish trend over the past 45+ days and this Put/Call chart highlights how extended the rally has gotten recently.  Normally, the extremely low levels on the Put/Call chart would suggest a massive market top setup is about to happen – yet, traders may push the markets further into an irrational bullish phase with their exuberance.

We put together a short yet detailed video that will open your eyes to what the market data and charts are pointing to. If you are short the market of having FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) on this rally be sure to click and watch this video right after you finish this article.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

The reason we stay cautiously related to this bullish price trend in the US stock market is that we believe technical patterns have already set up that suggest a downward price cycle must complete before the bottom in the markets is settled.  In Part II of this article, we’ll go over additional charts and data to help you plan for and prepare for the next big move in the markets.

If the markets are able to push much higher after today’s big jobs number, we urge all long/bullish traders to lock in gains with protective stops and to adopt a very cautious outlook going forward.  It appears the markets have over-extended this rally and we are still very concerned that a sudden breakdown in price will happen.

As a technical analyst and trader since 1997, I have been through a few bull/bear market cycles in stocks and commodities. I believe I have a good pulse on the market and timing key turning points for investing and short-term swing traders. 2020 is an incredible year for traders and investors.  Don’t miss all the incredible trends and trade setups.

Subscribers of my Active ETF Swing Trading Newsletter had our trading accounts close at a new high watermark. We not only exited the equities market as it started to roll over in February, but we profited from the sell-off in a very controlled way with TLT bonds for a 20% gain. This week we closed out SPY ETF trade taking advantage of this bounce and entered a new trade with our account is at another all-time high value.

Ride my coattails as I navigate these financial markets and build wealth while others watch most of their retirement funds drop another 35-65% during the rest of this financial crisis going into late 2020 and early 2021.

Just think of this for a minute. While most of us have active trading accounts, what is even more important are our long-term investment and retirement accounts. Why? Because they are, in most cases, our largest store of wealth other than our homes, and if they are not protected during the next bear market, you could lose 25-50% or more of your net worth. The good news is we can preserve and even grow our long term capital when things get ugly like they are now and ill show you how. One of the best trades is one your financial advisor will never let you do because they do not make money from the trade/position but we do have a way for you or your advisor can take advantage of the market gyrations with our Technical Wealth Advisor investing signals.

If you have any type of retirement account and are looking for signals when to own equities, bonds, or cash, be sure to become a member of my Passive Long-Term ETF Investing Signals which we issued a new signal for subscribers.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Strategies
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Adelaide Capital and Technical Trader

Deborah Honig of Adelaide Capital and CEO of Technical Traders Ltd., Chris Vermeulen, share their perspectives on why they feel silver is on the cusp of making some big moves.

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I offer membership services for active traders, long-term investors, and wealth/asset managers.  Each of these services is driven by my own experience and my proprietary trading systems and modeling systems.  I have a small team of dedicated researchers and developers that do nothing but research and find trading signals for my members.  Our objective is to help you protect and grow your wealth.

Please take a moment to visit www.TheTechnicalTraders.com to learn more.  I can’t say it any better than this…  I want to help you create success while helping you protect and preserve your wealth – it’s that simple.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Stragist
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.

Gold & Silver “Washout” – Get Ready For A Big Move Higher

Gold and Silver moved lower early on June 2nd and 3rd.  Our research team believes this is a “Washout Low” price rotation following a technical pattern that will prompt a much higher rally in precious metals.  This type of washout price rotation is fairly common before very big moves after Pennant/Flag formations or just after reaching major price trigger levels.

With Gold, a sideways Pennant/Flag formation has been setting up near our GREEN Fibonacci Price Amplitude Resistance Arc.  We believe the downward price rotation recently is a perfect setup for skilled technical traders to take advantage of lower entry price levels.  The GREEN Fibonacci Price Amplitude Arc will very likely be breached over the next 5 to 10 trading days and the price of Gold should rally well above $1850 in the process.  We believe this Washout Rotation is a process of running through the Long Stops just below recent price activity that will end with a defined upside price rally over the next 2 to 5+ weeks.

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Silver has set up a completely different type of price pattern – a true Double-Top pattern.  The downward price rotation recently in Silver is indicative of a weaker reaction to this massive resistance pattern and Double-Top.  The likelihood that Silver will find support above $17 and mount a further upside price rally over the next 2 to 5+ weeks is still very strong.  After the deep downward price collapse in Silver took place, just like what happened in 2009 and 2010, the upside potential for Silver is still massive – likely targeting $65 per ounce of higher.

This current Gold to Silver Ratio Monthly chart highlights the recent collapse in the ratio level as Silver rallied from near $12 towards current levels near $18.  A similar spike in the Gold to Silver Ratio took place in 2008-09 – just before the broader market collapse in the US and Global markets took place.  This happens as the initial reaction to risk in the global markets pushes Gold prices a bit higher while Silver, the often overlooked store of value, typically declines in value.

Once the price of Silver starts to rally, pushing the Gold to Silver ratio below 60 typically, both Gold and Silver start to align in price and begin to rally together.  The current level of the Gold to Silver ratio is 94.9.  This suggests that both Gold and Silver have quite a way to go in terms of reaching the “alignment phase”.  Our researchers believe Gold will rally above $2100 to $2400 and Silver will rally above $40 to $50 before the two metals align and begin to rally together in almost equal strength.

Concluding Thoughts:

Pay attention to what happens to precious metals over the next 10 to 15+ days.  If our research is correct, both Gold and Silver will rally higher by about 7.5% to 14% – setting up new price highs for both metals.  When the washout pattern completes, usually a fairly aggressive price trend begins where new price highs are established fairly quickly. Get ready, this should be a really nice upside price swing in precious metals over the next 6+ months or longer.

The next few years are going to be full of incredible opportunities for skilled traders and investors.  Huge price swings, incredible revaluation events, and, eventually, an incredible upside rally will start again.

I’ve been trading since 1997 and I’ve lived through numerous market events.  The one thing I teach my members is that risk is always a big part of trading and that’s why I structure all of my research and trading signals around “finding profits while reducing overall risks”.  Sure, there are fast profits to be made in these wild market swings, but those types of trades are extremely risky for most people – and I don’t know of anyone that wants to risk 50 or 60% of their assets on a few wild trades.

I’m offering you the chance to learn to profit, as I do with my own money, from market trends that I hand-pick for my own trading.  These are not wild, crazy trades – these are simple, effective, and slower types of trades that consistently build wealth.  I issue about 4 to 8+ trades a month for my members and adjust trade allocation based on my proprietary allocation algo – the objective is to gain profits while managing overall risks.

You don’t have to spend days or weeks trying to learn my system.  You don’t have to try to learn to make these decisions on your own or follow the markets 24/7 – I do that for you.  All you have to do is follow my research and trading signals and start benefiting from my research and trades.  My new mobile app makes it simple – download the app, sign in and everything is delivered to your phone, tablet, or desktop.

I offer membership services for active traders, long-term investors, and wealth/asset managers.  Each of these services is driven by my own experience and my proprietary trading systems and modeling systems.  I have a small team of dedicated researchers and developers that do nothing but research and find trading signals for my members.  Our objective is to help you protect and grow your wealth.

Please take a moment to visit www.TheTechnicalTraders.com to learn more.  I can’t say it any better than this…  I want to help you create success while helping you protect and preserve your wealth – it’s that simple.

Chris Vermeulen
Chief Market Stragist
Founder of Technical Traders Ltd.