This is one of those articles that are packed with resources showing your what to expect for various assets both long-term and short-term and will guide you through these volatile times and this year.
Our friends and followers continue to contact us asking what to expect and what should they be doing with their assets and trades? Our research and analysis have been very clear up to this point; we warned of a Zombie Rally in early November and early December 2019, we warned that Oil would fall below $40 on November 15, 2019, and we warned of a global Black Swan event on January 26, 2020.
January 26, 2020: THE BLACK SWAN EVENT BEGINS
December 2, 2019: IS THE CURRENT RALLY A TRUE VALUATION RALLY OR EUPHORIA?
November 15, 2019: WHEN OIL COLLAPSES BELOW $40 WHAT HAPPENS? PART III
November 10, 2019: WELCOME TO THE ZOMBIE-LAND OF INVESTING – PART I
All of this research, in addition to our other research, was very clear that we believed the upside price rally that began in September/October 2019 was a “Zombie-like” price advance that didn’t have a supporting fundamental or technical foundation. We were warning clients and followers to use this advance as a means to move away from risk and into more of a cash position – in preparation for a future event that we believed was setting up. One of the clearest examples of our research team attempting to prepare our followers for what we expected in early 2020 was this post.
December 20, 2019: WHO SAID TRADERS AND INVESTOR ARE EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW?
Live from NASDAQ
On Friday I was on TV “live from NASDAQ with TD Ameritrade” talking about the technical breakdown on the charts and what to expect here
S&P 500 Topping Chart Pattern
This article highlighted our belief that a major topping pattern was set up and that this same price pattern happened just before other major peaks in the US stock market. The Stealth, Awareness, and Mania Phases seemed to be in place – the only thing left was the Blow Off Phase.
This article, today, is going to attempt to share some additional research data developed by our team to help you better understand the potential future outcome of this unfolding event. As with anything we share related to making future price predictions or analysis, this is all based on our research team’s understanding of various global economic fundamentals and expectations related to capital functions throughout the global economic environment.
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FED Fund Rate & Expectations
First, we want to share with you our modeling of the US economy and the Fed Funds Rate Optimal Levels which will assist all of us in understanding the future expectations and actions by the US Fed related to future economic modeling. This chart, created by our research team in early 2018, attempts to model the optimal US Fed Funds Rate (FFR) levels based on a decline in population and GDP while US Deficits also decline moderately after 2020 – in other words, more of the same type of global economic functions.
If the Covid-19 virus pushes the GDP lower while government expenses increase and consumer spending/activity decreases, we believe this model is most likely a proper representation of what to expect by the US Fed going forward. As you can see, this modeling system draws an expected FFR level in BLUE, a high variance level in PINK and a low variance level in GREY/TURQUOISE. After the near-zero rates after the 2008-09 credit crisis, our model expected the Fed to begin raising rates in 2013 and for rates to peak near 2017. We believe the US Fed was behind the curve in their actions to adjust the FFR levels throughout most of the past 8+ years. Although, The US Fed has positioned current rates very near to where our predictive modeling system expects for 2020; between 1.25~1.50%.
The future of this model suggests the US Fed will normalize rates near 1.0% as early as 2022 or 2023 and keep rates near 1.0% until sometime near 2027 or so. This model suggests a substantial advance in the US stock market may take place sometime between 2022 and 2028 – before it appears the US Fed will have to address another type of crisis event in near late 2028, or 2029, or early 2030.
How this chart plays into the current Covid-19 expectations is simple, the US Fed will have to attempt to lower rates while stimulating the US and global economies in conjunction with other Central Banks. This modeling system does not take into consideration a pandemic event or other type of Black Swan event. It does take into consideration modeled optimal levels based on a decrease in population, a decrease in GDP and an increase in US Deficits.
The point of this article is to share some of our data and our future expectations with you, our friends and followers. As we continue to post additional sections/parts of this article, we’ll dig deeper into our research and forward expectations. Remember, we’ve just highlighted two charts that show potential global economic expectations well into and past 2030. We’ve also shared some predictive modeling that suggests a period between 2021~22 and 2027 should be relatively calm and trendy (likely Bullish) for the US markets. Keep this in mind as we continue our future article posts.
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