Mega Profitable Strategy For Next Heavy US Stock Market Down-Leg Believed Imminent

April 2, 2020
Technical Analyst & Author

This morning we are going to look at an array of important factors pointing to another severe drop in the broad US stockmarket imminently, both factors external to it and indications on the charts for the S&P500 index (and other indices which we won’t have time to look at).

First it is well worth watching another classic video from Greg Mannarino posted yesterday: WOW.. ZERO Economic Activity in which he puts into words what many of us are thinking, and it’s worth watching this at least a couple of times. Rather amusingly, “The Dark Side” tried to buy Greg off to shut him up, but he wasn’t having it. This is how they operate – they buy you off, marginalize you, or take you out, whether you are an individual, a company or a country.

Now we’ll quickly look at related factors pointing another heavy drop by the stockmarket, and probably to new lows, before focusing on a way we can capitalize on this expected drop.

We start with the Baltic Dry index, which was one of the factors we used to predict the crash before it started. On its 1-year chart we can see that it cratered from September through February, and after a feeble bounce in recent weeks is dropping again…

Next oil, which as you all know has cratered, with Light Crude, shown below, dropping by a stunning two-thirds just this year. In the last Oil Market update, posted on the 13th, we forecast that it would break down from a bear Flag and plunge into the low $20’s, and that is exactly what has happened…

Lastly, Treasury yields are dropping again, pointing to (initially) deflation, that will be followed by rampant inflation, as Central Banks’ profligacy comes out the other end of the pipe. Observe how the 10-year yield plunged ahead of the stockmarket collapse in March. Then they recovered some, which helped to give rise to the big stockmarket bounce, but now they are ominously dropping away again…

Turning to the stockmarket itself, we see on the latest 5-month chart for the S&P500 index that while the Fed’s big intervention stoked a massive short covering rally, it DID NOT break it out of our expanding downtrend channel, which now looks set to turn it down into a really severe downleg, made much more likely by the factors that we have considered above.

A way to capitalize on this expected drop, for those who are up for it, is to use the vehicle that we used before, the SPDR S&P500 Index ETF, which has options with good liquidity and narrow spreads. Since SPY is a close proxy for the S&P500 index, its chart looks almost identical…

Below is a table showing suitable Put options in SPY. You can use any series to suit yourself, depending on how much leverage you want and how much risk you are prepared to assume. Note that there are more series available that are off the limits of this table. These options are only recommended for subscribers who have sufficient knowledge and experience to be comfortable trading them. They are obviously a high risk play, especially as, due to the current high volatility, premiums are high, but that said, if we get it right, we should still do very well with them.

Table courtesy of bigcharts.com

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Clive Maund

Clive P. Maund’s interest in markets started when, as an aimless youth searching for direction in his mid-20’s, he inherited some money. Unfortunately it was not enough to live a utopian lifestyle as a playboy or retire very young. Therefore on the advice of his brother, he bought a load of British Petroleum stock, which promptly went up 20% in the space of a few weeks. Clive sold them at the top…which really fired his imagination. The prospect of being able to buy securities and sell them later at a higher price, and make money for doing little or no work was most attractive – and so the quest began, especially as he had been further stoked up by watching from the sidelines with a mixture of fascination and envy as fortunes were made in the roaring gold and silver bull market of the late 70’s.

Clive furthered his education in Technical Analysis or charting by ordering various good books from the US and by applying what he learned at work on an everyday basis. He also obtained the UK Society of Technical Analysts’ Diploma.

The years following 2005 saw the boom phase of the Gold and Silver bull market, until they peaked in late 2011. While there is ongoing debate about whether that was the final high, it is not believed to be because of the continuing global debasement of fiat currency. The bear market since 2011 is viewed as being very similar to the 2-year reaction in the mid-70’s, which was preceded by a powerful advance and was followed by a gigantic parabolic price ramp. Moreover, Precious Metals should come back into their own when the various asset bubbles elsewhere burst, which looks set to happen anytime soon.

Visit Clive at his website: CliveMaund.com

Gold is impervious to rust.

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