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Small Caps May Lead A Market Rally

We believe a unique Pennant/Flag formation is setting up in the US stock markets. We believe the Small Cap sector may provide a better technical reference to the price breakout we are expecting in late August or early September than the mid or large-cap sectors.  The charts tell a very interesting story when comparing the different sectors to the SPY.

As most of you are well aware, the very deep selloff between October and December 2018 prompted a low price pivot point that most technical analysts are using as a reference to support. What we find interesting is that these Small Caps have really failed to mount any type of price recovery.  We believe this is because of the continued capital shift where foreign investors and institutional investors are piling into mid-cap and large-cap equities chasing dividends and safety.  The small-cap index chart may provide the best technical reference for the pennant formation and eventual breakout move.

This weekly chart of TNA highlights exactly what we are referencing in comparison to the mid-cap and large-cap charts. Pay very close attention to the support level near $53.50.  Also, notice that define panic formation setting up after the December 2018 bottom. We believe the price rotation in the small-cap index is clearer and more identifiable than the rotation in the mid-And large-cap indexes.  We also believe the small-cap index will show early warning signs of price weakness or strength after the apex of this move.

The mid-cap and large-cap weekly charts paint a very different picture than the small-cap chart. We can see the upward price slow after the bottom in December 2018 was much more aggressive. We can also see an upward sloping Pennant formation setting up between the lower, blue, price channel and the magenta upward sloping price channel from the recent lows.  Please pay close attention to the upper and lower support zones we drawn on this chart. Any future break down in price will likely find support near the upper support zone and possibly pause near this level before attempting a breakdown further if needed.

This last SPY weekly chart highlights the similarities between the made In the large-cap indexes. The way price reacts to these channels as well as creates these Pennant formations in unison is rather interesting. Compared to the small chart, the TNA, it is clear that the main and large-cap prices are moving somewhat in tandem.

At this point in the process, we are waiting for wave 3 to end and wave 4 to begin of the pennant formation.  As price continues to consolidate within the pennant range, we should take advantage of opportunities that exist within this rotation and prepare for a brief breakout to new all-time highs. After new all-time highs are reached, we believe an immediate downside price rotation will begin sometime in September 2019 and last possibly into October or November 2019 – possibly longer.

Pay attention to vertical line number 10 on this chart. This price cycle reference occurs on September 8, 2019. It also occurs right after the apex of the pennant formation between the red and magenta lines. Our researchers believe a washout high price rotation, targeting new price highs, will be the likely resulting breakout move.  After the washout high exhausts, we believe an immediate downside move will likely begin and push prices back below the 282 to 270 level while attempting to find support.  Ultimately this downside move may attempt to retest the 240 level or lower. Time will tell.

Our suggestion is to pay attention to the small-cap index in relation to the mid-cap and the large-cap symbols. We believe the small-cap sector will provide greater detail for technical analysts and researchers. Overall, every one of these charts paints a fairly clear picture. We believe our research is accurate and that the market will do exactly as we are suggesting. The only thing that we are unsure of, at this point, is where the new all-time high price level will peak.

Our ADL predictive modeling system is providing some guidance in regards to this peak level.  We will continue to provide further guidance and research as these price swings continue. It would be wise to prepare to trade a tightening price channel as this pennant formation continues – then be prepared for some very big price swings in late August and all through September.

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U.S. Bonds Bounce?

The Commercial Hedgers are considered the smart money. The Speculators are considered the dumb money.

The rise in yields corresponds with the decline in Treasury prices.  A bounce is ahead of us in 2017.

Commercial traders have built up their most bullish position since February of 2013.

Commercial traders are now long 50% more long than they are short. This is the most bullish COT Ratio reading since July of 2011.

The speculative side of this trade have built up their most concentrated short position since February of 2013 and their largest net short position since March of 2012. The speculators are usually wrong. They set their recent COT Ratio high two weeks before the market topped out. The concentration of their short position should give pause to new short sellers.

The technical picture suggests a bounce is due.

 

BOND RISK LEVELS

Latest Value(s):

  • Last Reading: 2.0 December 27th, 2016

Extreme Values:

  • Excessive Optimism: 8.0
  • Excessive Pessimism: 2.0

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BOND OPTIX WEEKLY

Latest Value(s):

  • Last Reading: 33.0 December 23rd,, 2016

Extreme Values:

  • Excessive Optimism: 70.0
  • Excessive Pessimism: 40.0

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The Treasury prices are oversold on the March 30-year Treasury Bond futures.

The evidence is displayed with the buyers of US Treasury Bonds. I side with the commercial traders. The dramatic imbalance in positions between the commercial and speculative traders suggests a bounce higher is imminent.

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My Elliot Wave Of Bonds – TLT:

Elliott Wave 2 Theory

Elliott Wave (2) is the first correction against the new trend

Elliott Wave (2) corrects wave (1), but can never extend beyond the starting point of wave one. Typically, the news is still bad. As prices retest the prior low, bearish sentiment quickly builds, and “the crowd” haughtily reminds all that the bear market is still deeply ensconced. Still, some positive signs appear for those who are looking: volume should be lower during wave two

Elliott Wave 3 Theory

Elliott Wave (3) is usually the strongest and longest wave

Elliott Wave (3) is usually the largest and most powerful wave in a trend. The news is now positive and fundamental analysts start to raise earnings estimates. Prices rise quickly, corrections are short-lived and shallow. Anyone looking to “get in on a pullback” will likely miss the boat. Trading the Wave (3) is usually the most profitable.  This will be a muti-year rally!

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In Conclusion:

The new year of 2017 will not be a good one for global economies.  There will be a big slowdown throughout the global economies. The equity markets, as well, will be extremely negative in 2017.  The next yearly closing should be at a low level. The low of 2016,1800 in SPX, may be breached. The analysis is trying to say yes!  Be prepared to exit your long stock positions at the midpoint of 2017 and enter “safe havens”. See my gold forecast – Click Here

Bonds should start to rise and hold up through 2017. But will only rally in a big way once there is a major global event/crisis or the later stages of a bear market in US equities. Either way, likely not going to happen till late 2017 or beyond.

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AAPL Looks Ready Bounce & the Next Best Trade Ideas

AAPL shares have been in free fall mode all October spooking investors with a $120 drop from the all-time high in September. As well all know, though it’s hard to follow without a proven trading strategy to keep us focused but the key is that you must buy when others are selling and then sell when everyone is buying.

Apple shares really have helped in holding the overall stock market up in the past but recently it has been a big drag on the broad market. Taking a look at the chart below you can see my analysis and thoughts of this giant.

The red horizontal line shows the key level where high volume traded in the past. For the market to reset (flush out investors/traders) it must shake as many longs out before it can start rising again. By the price breaking below that level which also happens to be a Century Number $600, most of the stops were placed down around this level. The volume spike of 40,000,000 shares clearly shows it triggered stops once that $600 level was broken. We want stops run because it give more power to the next rally/bounce.

AAPL Shares Bottoming

 

NASDAQ Index:

The NASDAQ has formed a similar chart pattern and is heavily weighted with AAPL shares. Trading NQ futures, QQQ, QLD or the XLK exchange traded fund as a much more affordable way to play a bounce/rally in the coming weeks.

NDX - QQQ Shares Bottoming

 

Russell 2000 Index:

I really like the Russell 2000 index because small cap stocks can rally hard and fast outperforming the large caps like AAPL, SP500, NASDAQ and DOW. This index is looking ripe for a bounce in the coming days which could trigger the next major rally to new highs. You can plan this index through TF futures contract, IWM, TNA, UWM exchange traded funds.

IWM - TNA Funds Bottoming

 

Trading Conclusion:

While this setup looks very promising because the election is almost over and the Santa Clause rally is just around the corner. Know that some of the biggest drops in the market happens during times when the market is running the stops. It is a natural tendency to take big positions which things look great, but that is not how you do it… Take calculated position sizes knowing indexes could fall another 2-3% before putting in a real washout bottom.

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Chris Vermeulen