Monday, April 25, 2016

Dow In Negative Territory - Are You Scared US Markets Will Crash?

US markets have risen too much too fast. From mid Feb 2016 to date (in about two and half months) Dow has gained 2700 points (approx).This was achieved without any significant correction.

That has given credence to market speculation that US markets may collapse any time. Are you stressed by such announcements?

Let me categorically state that US markets are not going to collapse any time soon. Dow may drop down to 17200 in a worst case scenario. In such market condition, Dow will find support at 17200 and rise.

Reason why I am saying so is simple. There is long term support at 17200 level in Dow. However, Bank of Japan and US Fed will have to spring some nasty surprises this week for Dow to touch 17200.

In the absence of any shock from Fed/BoJ, Dow will go into sideways movement in coming days. 

Is this a Bull-Trap?

Let me draw your attention to the fact that I had forewarned you about a Bull-Trap  when Dow was near 18000. It was mentioned last week in this post . Relevant excerpts are again reproduced here for your eyes only.

"The best case scenario is that the sell off in equity markets takes place in slow motion. Big players may choose to exit their positions in a classical "Distribution Process" so that they can obtain reasonable price for their huge long positions.

So you may witness very high volatility with spurts of buying interest emerging and trying to draw eternal bulls into a bull trap. That is the shade of grey for you!. Keep out of markets and watch it from sidelines till dust settles down. I will keep you posted and immediately inform you as and when that happens. Be safe, be happy - adopt a no-trade strategy for the moment!!!"

Buying interest was generated when after Doha Summit debacle, Dow jumped from 17900 to 18150. From then onward there has been a steady slide. Are we witnessing the "Bull Trap" theory being unfolded?

Now the question is: How sapping will the Bear Hug be? I think not very sapping. If this is a Bull -Trap then bears will ensure that markets rise from their lows.  This will be done to entrap more bulls, before settling down into a bear phase. In short, be ready to witness sideways movement in US markets as I had mentioned at the beginning of the post.

As of going to press, Dow was down more than 100 points at 17890. Are you not happy that you are away from this volatility? Stranded with long positions, spoiling your mood and mental make-up, is quite disturbing!
So enjoy money saved by employing "No-Trade Strategy" as recommended by me in my earlier post. Check it here. Snippets from that post is shared again.

"But right now we should have market strategy to sit on the sidelines. Let various forces of pull and push play out. Let clear trend emerge and then I'll tell you confidently to enter trade for definite gains, like I always been doing"