The stock market went up last week after dumping really bad at the start of the week. Is this a bear market trap or new bull market rally?
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Well the stock market certainly dropped, but over the past few days it has bounced so I wanted to see what Ike thinks now.
What is the next support level for the S&P 500 once it takes out its 200-day MA for good?
We talked about what is going on with the US stock market and showed the internal deterioration taking place.
My guess is that we will see the S&P 500 and DOW make to new lows for this year and then enough panic to come from the VIX and options market to bring a rebound. Until then I cannot see how anyone can just guess bottoms here and take giant risks.
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If the market averages simply continue lower to their 200-day moving averages then they will be so broken that the market will be in trouble for the rest of the year.
"Bill Gross, who in April said a bet against German bunds is the “short of a lifetime,” said the next new opportunity is wagering against..."
Some ETF's do not go act right. They lose money more than they should when things go against them and some do not go up as much as they should either.
Nothing ever changes in the market - booms and busts its all a cycle and every time it reaches a top no one ever thinks it will end and at the end of a bear market few can buy and the masses are asleep.
This is an excellent and hard to find documentary on Paul Tudor Jones done in the 1980's.
I did an interview with Jim Goddard the other day and thought to myself that what I wanted to do was tell people on his show how to make some simple changes in their accounts that would help...
People can make some simple changes in their portfolio to prepare for a bear market, but most will do absolutely nothing.
Dave and I filmed this discussion about the stock market and some of our experiences in it over the years and some talk about what is happening today in the markets.
DOW poised to gap down over 100 points and gold is gapping up. You must put these moves in context to understand them.
This is an interview clip I did with David Skarica in March 2015 in which I talked about how I got started in the markets and changes seen over the years in them.
"Financial markets are cyclical. While bull and bear markets are inevitable, the timing of an inflection point is often not easy to diagnose."
Since the beginning of January 2014 stocks have shown signs of institutional selling. This can be seen in the small capitalization stocks index the Russell 2000. This group of stocks generally leads the S&P 500.
Mulder the cat is smarter than a bull and faster than a bear.
"...the US stock market, gold and oil look to be setting up for their NEXT BIG multiyear moves."
How a small short position right now, can turn into a fortune in a black swan event!
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It only makes sense that the underperforming investments will some day come back to life and provide opportunity once again.
Years ago I shared this little secret on how I get an edge day trading gold and it still amazes me how many of those people still use it today, including myself.
The Yale University professor said on " Squawk Box " he has about half his portfolio in stocks. "I'm thinking about getting out of the United States somewhat. Europe is so much cheaper."
Depending how the price moves during these rotations the AlgoTrades algorithmic trading system which Chris Vermeulen runs can generate large profits if the price action is favorable for the trading algorithm.
The worst traders in the world are the small retail investor. In this video clip an Ameritrade representative reveals what the small Ameritrader is doing.