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Super Long Term Investment Strategy (Fib Arc Drawn to Bear MRKT)

CME:SP1!   S&P 500 FUTURES
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Purpose:
This strategy is designed to help you to figure out whether you should position your long term investment account aggressively or defensively. For the purposes of this demonstration, I have drawn my Fibonacci Arc from the bottom after the Tech Bubble pop in 2000 to the peak of the Housing Bubble in 2007. I will post another Chart in which I will draw the Fib Arc from the bottom of the early 2000's Bear Market to the peak of the Tech Bubble.

Steps:
1. Use Monthly Candles
2. Add a 21 month EMA and a 10 month EMA trendline to your chart
3. Add a standard Coppock Curve below your Chart
4. Draw a Fibonacci Arc from the most recent peak to the most recent bottom of the previous market recession. If the market is in a recession, draw a Fibonacci Arc from the lowest low to the highest level of the previous bull market. To determine safely if a recent peak or trough is the peak of a Bull Market or the Trough of a Bear Market, wait for the EMA crossover and for the Coppock Curve to become negative. Your earliest indication would be the Coppock Curve to turn negative, however there were a few occasions back in the 80's where the Coppock Curve turned negative while the 10 month EMA remained above the 21 month EMA .

How to Interpret:
The goal of charting this way is to identify when the market will become Bearish or Bullish . This is important because positively identifying a Bear or Bull Market is necessary in order to understand how to position yourself in the market. In a Bull market, you want to diversify your portfolio more aggressively to take advantage of growth. This may involve investing more in common stock than bonds. Likewise in a Bear market you want to diversify your portfolio more defensively. You may choose to hold less common stock and more bonds.
Events:
Prices near a Fib target on the arc: In a Bear market this may represent an area of support, and in a bull market they will represent a possible area of resistance. Likewise once the price crosses the line, it becomes an area of Support/resistance .

Coppock curve turns negative and EMA crossover: This is almost definitely Bearish . During the down trend, expect the price to remain below the 10 month EMA most of the time.

Coppock curve turns negative but no EMA crossover: CAUTION. If you have long term aggressive trades that are profitable, you may want to take profit. During this time it is safest to redeversify your portfolio to be more defensive. However a risk loving trader might see this as a opportunity to scoop up cheap common stock . This worked from about 1988 (after the 1987             crash) to about the end of 1989. However in the recent decade, this hasn't AT ALL BEEN THE CASE. Again IT IS SAFEST DURING THIS EVENT TO RE-DIVERSIFY INTO DEFENSIVE POSITIONS.

Coppock Curve turns positive but no EMA crossover yet: This likely indicates the end of a Bear Market. It is safe to rediversify back into more aggressive positions. However a risk adverse investor should wait for the 10 month EMA to crossover the 21 Month EMA

Coppock Curve turns Positive and EMA crossover: The market is now Bullish . It is safe to rediversify more aggressively to take advantage of the Bull Market.

To conclude, this strategy should help you to maximize the returns in your Long-Term investment accounts.
Always remember: "What we can learn from the past is that the future will always surprise us".
The purpose of the Fib Arc? (Realistically, this strategy still works without it)
-It is always useful to identify areas of support and resistance in any market/index/asset. The Fib Arc is useful for helping you to do this. For Example: after the 2007 housing bubble, the 0.764 Arc line is very close to where the market bottomed in 2009. After the Price moved above the 10 month EMA, punched through the 0.618 Arc line, and the Coppock turned positive, this was a fairly useful early indication that the Bear Market was ending. Not that much later, the 10 month EMA crossed over the 21 month EMA.
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