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This 'Counter Trend Rally' is Now Completing!

Last Friday, April 29th, 2016, the U.S. Indexes were very bearish as price clearly broke below the 20 day moving average then rebounded back up to test that level and was rejected and sold into.

The chart below shows the market bullish and bearish momentum and price action. The momentum of these markets has now shifted away from being 'bullish'. It is currently struggling to find support and hold up. Do not expect new highs on the SPX and I feel its beginning its 'bearish reversal' (topping phase) before making a new leg down.

S%P E-Mini Futures Chart


This 'counter trend rally' is now completing!

It is important to realize that all bear markets have strong rallies within them. In fact, some of the more powerful market rallies happen during bear markets, so what we have experienced this year is very normal.

With being that said, this bear market counter trend rally is running out of steam and is on the verge of a very strong wave of selling which will catch the majority of market participants off guard. Why? Because these super strong counter trend rallies actually convince the average investor that stocks are the place to be and will continue higher. These counter trend rallied get investors to buy up stocks at the ultimate worst possible time, just before prices collapse. We have seen this happen time and time again and this time is no different.

S&P500 Weekly Chart


Where Do We Put Our Money Then?

Gold prices have surged this year. Silver has lagged far behind but has recently rallied to make up for its underperformance this year. Silver, known as 'poor man's gold'' and I feel will do exceptionally well in the coming year as it enters a new bull market.

I would expect sideways consolidation at this point for gold and silver before they continue up again, but they are definitely moving much higher the rest of this year. Subscribers and I are long gold through an ETF and if this trade pans out in the coming weeks it could end up being a multi-year investment.

These 'monetary metals' are now 'confirmed' to keep rising as a safe haven and currency play by both investors and countries in my opinion.

The U.S. dollar has broken support in the last few days. This is a primary driver causing gold and silver to begin these big moves up in the past week.


US Dollar Index Weekly Chart Below:

As you can see below, the dollar broke support early in the week, but has recovered nicely to get back above support for the time being. I feel it's just a matter of time before the dollar breaks down and collapses 10 - 15 cents. If this/when this happens precious metals should sky rocket!

US Dollar Index Weekly Chart


Market Trading Conclusion:

In short, the US large cap stock are in the very final stage of topping before share prices collapse and start a 8-16 month bear market. There will likely be some big event that triggers the selloff, the question is what and when?

 


There are going to be some great short term trades that could generate 50%, 100% or more within the next month which I have been following closely with subscribers of my ETF trading newsletter which you can be a part of. Join at: http://www.thegoldandoilguy.com/etf-trading-newsletter/

 

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