Very simple and straight forward chart. Obviously, very unlikely that it'll completely follow the drawn structure, but here are the few things that I am expecting in 2020.
1. It will be a slow year. Mostly because of all of the election noise, smart money will be waiting on the outcome of the elections. The importance of the elections, is that it's one of the most polarized election in recent history. It will basically be a coin-toss whether, we will have a sell-off post elections or not. Either-way, speculators will kick in 2020, and volatility should rise. Momentum is still .
2. Global macro trends have bounced and are somewhat recovery. I am waiting to see whether the recovery will continue in Q1 and Q2 before I completely dismiss any ideas. Corporate profits have recovered(https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/QFR32...), but they still do not support the current valuation(P/E well above historical average).
3. As of now, "Not QE" expansion program by the FED, is planned to be cancelled in January, but options are open for further action. Post QT, liquidity is still low, and the yield curve is flat. Expecting further accomadative , perhaps even an actual QE-4 announcement by May.
4. The trade/cold war is HERE TO STAY. It's not going away! It will be prolonged, until most US companies move their supply chains out of China. This will dramatically decrease global growth in the short run. In fact, I think upon announcement of Phase I, it'll be a good sell news.
This is it for 2019, happy New year! It's been a year full of events, developments and progress. Hoping for an even better 2020. Wishing everyone better health, better relationships and of course, larger trading P/L's!
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-Expect a potential sell-off if it closes below 3200 on the weekly!
3300-3350 target range for the deal announcement. It can potentially break out of that range if we get a surprise in terms of the deal quality.
I think that the current equation, is based on the factors, that the economy is neither too hot (for these levels of unemployment), neither too cold. This is the slightly bullish scenario, preferable scenario. One thing tipping the scale in bearish favor are bad earnings or trade deal disappointments. And there's the FED and liquidity, the most important factor. Let's see how the deal turns out tomorrow.
Deal seems to have added even more fuel to the market. Let's see if it translates into next week.
The optimal profit taking range for 2020, would be in the range of 3300-3450.
Busy week ahead. Futures are reacting cautiously. Vix futures are up, expecting excess volatility.
$NFLX ER is out. Overall growth in most key segments.
$ spent on marketing per customer acquired Q4 100$(2019), Q4- 81$ (2018).
What's driving the EPS is their increase in YoY GP(8.4%vs 5.2%) and NP margins(10.7% vs 3.2%).
They're of course maturing but, Free Cash flow still very negative, simply bleeding cash(also rate of bleeding somewhat slowed down from previous years).
IF the uptrend breaks, the next range for the spx would be 2660-2720(close to -20%).
Tough day as the sell-off waterfall goes on.
It will give us the market direction for the rest of the year. -20% or even further down, it's not really an exaggeration.
Let's see how next week turns out.