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1. 2020 ASTROLOGERS FUND FORECASTS

DID THE MARKET BEGIN TO LOSE ITS MOJO FRIDAY?

After January 15, there is more likely to be little fresh “good news” to support current stock market levels.

DJIA 28K before 30K?

Hence the new 64K QUESTION: HOW LOW IS LOW?

As long as markets remain above SP 3150, MOMO BULLS are not worried unless/until DJIA 28K becomes a firm ceiling! Currently, it seems 29K maybe the new market ceiling

Should market drop below SPX 3150 next support levels are circa 3125, 3065-3070, and 3025-3030.  Will markets be higher in March? I don't believe so.  Will they be higher in [July to] August 2020- almost DEFINITELY NOT!

 

OUR VIEWS

Stock valuations are generally unappealing [not cheap] for most stocks.

 

OUR CASH POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY MAXIMUM!

Fresh IRA money should be left in cash.

 Proper Valuations:

  • US$ 96.80-97.80

  • CNY < 7

  • SILVER 16.80-18.50

  • US 10 Year Bond  ~ 1.80

  • Oil 58-63

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IMHO “Improper” Valuations

  • DJIA > 28000

  • SP > 3069-3150

  • NASDAQ > 8500-8800

  • TIPS  > 116

  • COPPER < 3.20 

  • BITCOIN >1200

  • GOLD > 1425 

  • VIX < 15

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FIRST EPISODE OF YOU BETCHA YOUR LIFE (SAVINGS):
Sell SP 2954,  Sell 2945 KACHING: Both Covered 2840!


SECOND EPISODE OF YOU BETCHA YOUR LIFE (SAVINGS):
Sell SP 2888, Sell 2880 KACHING: 2812 & 2750 Buy Gold 1286, 1280 KACHING 1400, 1410 


THIRD EPISODE OF YOU BETCHA YOUR LIFE (SAVINGS)
Sell SP 2954, Sell 2964, & 3000; KACHING Closed 2940 & 2925 & 2925
Buy Copper 270, 266 & 260 KACHING Sold on stop 280

2019 POSITIONAL TRADING:
Copper 274, 266 & [292 Copper open from H1 2019] Still open
Buy SPX 2860, 2900; KACHING SOLD 3030 & 3058
Short SPX 3057 & 3088 & 3149 Still Open

2020 POSITIONAL TRADING
Short SPX 3230, 3240 &3275

 

HYDE PARK SOAPBOX: What Really Matters For Markets In 2020

MARKERS DJIA SPX    NASDAQ SILVER GOLD  COPPER BONDS OIL BITCOIN CNY
2019 CLOSE 28508 3231 8823 17.92 1523 2.80 1.86 61.06 7229 6.96
1/10/2020 28823 3265 9178 18.13 1563 2.81 1.82 59.12 8054 6.91
PIVOTS 28800 3260 9000 18 1525 2.78 1.86 60 7500 7.02

RESISTANCE

SUPPORT

29000

28000

3300

3155

9000 - ?

8600

18.28

16.80

1568

1480

2.85/292

2.72

2.00

1.75

66

58

8000?

6000

7.18

6.88

 

KEY DATES:      January 13, 15
DJIA:                   28800 PIVOT
SPX:                   3260 PIVOT S1 3200 S2 3150 S3 3100 R1 3250  R2 3300
NASDAQ:           9000 PIVOT
GOLD:                1550 PIVOT S1 1540 S2 1500  S3 1480  R1 1568 R2 1608 R3  1650
SILVER:              SUPPORT 16.50-16.80 RESISTANCE 18.20-18.80
OIL:                     60 PIVOT  66 RESISTANCE
COPPER:          STEADY ACCUMULATE  à 3.11+
US 10 year         WATCH
BITCOIN:             S1 7500 S2 6500 S3 5000 8000 RESISTANCE?

2019 CLOSE:          DJIA 28508 SPX  3231 & NASDAQ 8823 
2018 CLOSE:          DJIA 23327 SPX  2506 & NASDAQ 6635
2017 CLOSE:          DJIA 24719 SPX  2673 & NASDA 6903
2016 CLOSE:          DJIA 19762 SPX  2238 & NASDAQ 5383


AFUND Fair Value: GOLD $1425

Reduce risk and Focus on Capital Preservation: THINK TRADITIONAL SWISS AND PRESERVE CAPITAL: HEDGE AND PROTECT AGAINST DOWNSIDE RISK.

 

2. We are largely standing aside until we gauge the reaction of the markets to January 15th US/China accord- largely built-in?

AFUND SHORT WATCH:

Netflix (NFLX) $325+, Tesla (TSLA) $450+, Bitcoin (BTC)

AFUND BUY WATCH: After a (near) correction Prices TBD

Chewy (CHWY), Disney (DIS), Microsoft (MSFT),

With the exception of special situations, we would rather exit markets or at least continue to rotate stock sectors into value.

Favorite 2020 Sectors:

Entertainment,  Mining, Selective Health Care (lower cost/better outcome) & TECHNOLOGY (Undervalued & Highly Scalable)

CONSIDER BUYING SOME QUALITY “JANUARY EFFECT’ SMALL CAP JUNIORS THAT WERE FUNDAMENTALLY UNJUSTIFIED BEING HIT BY TAX LOSS SELLING IN DECEMBER.

Stock selection is important. When possible, we prefer to recommend stocks sporting strong cash flows, sound balance sheets & growing dividends.

Active well-managed portfolios should continue to outperform index funds in 2020.

 

3. Copper remains HIGHLY undervalued. It is very much a pawn of the US/China trade spat.

The CNY is currently 6.91: Below 7.02 is positive, while IF above 7.08, it would again be negative for Copper & other markets.

However, we note gold is generally under favorable astrological influences in 2020.

Gold bugs are happy now that more generalist investors are beginning to join the party: However, we still see it as slightly expensive just now, albeit short term “justified” due to Astro, seasonal strength & Iran

We believe gold valuations will largely sport at or above Fair Value into the Year of the White Metal Rat (2020).

Just as it was undervalued for a long time, it CAN and is likely to be overvalued for a LONG time.  While fundamentally gold is currently overvalued, in much of the Fall, the astro is positive for gold.

We advise precious metal investors to pay attention to stock selection and only selectively add Q1 2020.

  • Gold remains cheap geopolitical crisis insurance.

  • For investors who cannot or will not buy the $US currency as well as investors who wish to safely and cheaply hedge their US$ exposure, ONLY GOLD IS AS GOOD AS GOLD!

 NEW: Some investors have been hedging record equity prices by buying gold.

Gold FV $1425 = Commodity FV: 1368 + Currency FV: 1388 + Inflation Metal FV: 1388 + Crisis FV: 1556.

INVESTORS:

However, as traders we may periodically short gold above $1525. For silver, our current selling numbers remain $18.20 - $20.

We will be happy to reBUY Gold < 1440 & Silver < 16.80 in Q2 2020.

 

4. “Clearly geopolitical risks are negatively impacting equity prices. It’s reason for equities to trend off some, until markets get greater visibility in terms of what the next sequence of events will be in that region.”
Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist, U.S. Bank Wealth Management
HW: Yes many unknowns.

“Investors are becoming comfortable with the notion that equities valuations can re-rate higher in an environment of benign inflation, accommodative Fed, stable to improving growth outlook, along with significant cash on the sidelines.”
Tom Lee, co-founder, Fundstrat Global Advisors
HW: That is, until things change!

“I just think that price appreciation is just moving well above fundamentals.”
Joseph Davis, Chief Economist, Vanguard Global
HW: I agree with you that equity valuations have become detached from economic reality.

 

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6. READER: When is the Bubble going to burst?

HW: No later than Summer. I will begin to sell now and/or leave fresh IRA money in cash not buy more stocks until lower prices.

 

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