1. DECEMBER MARKETS                                              

2. UP STARS/DOWN STARS

3. GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES                        

4. QUOTES

5. ON THE WEB

 

1. BULLS ARE COMFORTABLE BULLISH- I AM NOT. Stocks are NOT cheap!

As long as markets stay above DJ 28K, SP 3100 & NASDAQ 8500, MOMO BULLS are not worried.

THE 64K QUESTION: HOW HIGH IS UP?

SPX 3155, 3200 or Higher? 

Unless you closely track the horoscopes of President Trump, Chairman Xi AND Fed Chairman Powell, the correct answer is unknown.

Will markets be higher Year end? I don't know.

HOWEVER IF BY WEDNESDAY MARKETS DO NOT REACH RECORD HIGHS, THEN EXPECTIPROFIT TAKING- MARKETS TESTING DOWN FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

Will they be higher in March? I don't believe so.

 

OUR VIEWS

Despite recent market action, I rather exit or be hedged short than long markets.

Unless/until there is REAL US/China Trade deal progress, markets will continue be TRADING MARKETS.

Markets may be losing their upside bias; valuations are generally unappealing [not cheap] for most stocks.

IF MARKETS DO NOT BREAK RECORDS BY WEDNESDAY, THEN MORE DOWNWARD TESTS WITHIN 7-10 DAYS ARE PROBABLE.

If/When Xi/Trump French kiss, markets could rally more, but if so, we plan to sell more!  If they spit, after we will buy for a XMAS rally.

BEING NAKED LONG OR SHORT IS RISKY: OUR SHORTS ARE HEDGED; OUR CASH POSITIONS ARE HIGH & RISING!

 

Proper Valuations:

US$ 97.80 - 98.50

OIL 53-58

CNY ~ 7

SILVER 16-18

 

IMHO “Improper” Valuations

DJIA > 27800

SP > 3069

NASDAQ > 8448

US 10 Year Bond < 1.84

TIPS  > 115

COPPER < 3.20 

BITCOIN >1200

GOLD > 1415

BP < 130

VIX < 13

 

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

 

H2 2019 POSITIONAL TRADING: 

Copper 274, 266 & [292 Copper open from H1 2019] 

Buy SPX 2860, 2900; SOLD 3030 & 3058 SHORT SPX 3057 & 3088 & 3149

 

HYDE PARK SOAPBOX: The world is de-globalizing. Here’s what it may mean for investors.

EQUITIES    

KEY DATES:       December 3, 9, 11/12, 15

DJIA:                   27800 SUPPORT? 

SPX:                    3140 PIVOT S1 3125 S2 3113 S1 3100 3155 RESISTANCE

NASDAQ:            8600 PIVOT

GOLD:                1450 PIVOT S1 1450 S2 1440  S3 1420  R1 1480 R2 1500 R3  1525

SILVER:              16.80 PIVOT

OIL:                     56 PIVOT 54 SUPPORT  58 RESISTANCE?

COPPER:            STEADY ACCUMULATE: 2020 à 3.50

US 10 year          WATCH

BITCOIN:            S1 7500 S2 6500  S3 5000 8000 RESISTANCE?

 

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 $1417

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

2. Hong kong Stock 78 Collapse: Coming to a stock market near you?

HW: AFUND SHORT WATCH:

Netflix (NFLX) $325-345, Tesla (TSLA) $330-355, Bitcoin (BTC), Beyond Meat (BYND) $88-98, BA > $368-388

 

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

Favorite 2020 Sectors: Mining, Selective Health Care (lower cost/better outcome) & Entertainment.

CONSIDER TO ACCUMULATE QUALITY SMALL CAP JUNIORS THAT ARE BEING HIT BY TAX LOSS SELLING.

Stock selection remains important. We recommend buying stocks sporting strong cash flows, sound balance sheets and growing dividends.

Actively managed portfolios should continue to outperform index funds in current bifurcated markets and into 2020. 

 

3. Copper remains the most undervalued commodity we track. It is a pawn of the US/China trade spat.

The CNY is currently 7.03 Below 7.02 is positive while above 7.08, it would again be negative for Copper & other markets.

 

Silver is holding $16.80 support (Gold $1340 & 1350). While Silver $20 and higher is possible in future, we do not see it short term. We do want to see still lower prices, so we can again be on the long side. Ditto with Gold.

However we note gold is generally under more favorable astrological influences.

Gold bugs are happy now that more generalist investors are beginning to join the party: However, we still see it as too expensive just now.

We believe gold valuations will largely sport at or above Fair Value into the Year of the Earth 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 FALL 2019.

  • 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!

 

Gold FV $1417 = Commodity FV: 1358 + Currency FV: 1388 + Inflation Metal FV: 1374 + Crisis FV: 1540.

INVESTORS: We plan to stay LONG into 2020 (recommending a precious metal sector buy/hold rating and occasional hedging, selling or profit taking).

However as traders we may periodically short gold above $1500. For silver our current selling numbers remain $18.20 - $20.

UPDATE: We are looking to reBUY Gold < 1415-1425 & Silver < 16-16.25.

 

4. “While anything can happen, our indicators simply favor not chasing the market higher on fear of missing out (FOMO).”

Tony Dwyer, analyst, Cannacord Genuity

HW: We agree 100% 

 

“The inability for the Russell 2000 to break out was one of the concerning signs present over the past couple of weeks (notice small-caps hadn’t been doing much for most of November), but now that has resolved itself and should be bullish for the broad market.”

Andrew Adams, analyst, Saut Strategy

HW: Yes generally a bullish indicator.

 

“Beijing will make a lot of noises but they can’t afford to do much. The trade deal is so important to the Chinese that they won’t let anything upset it.”

Steve Tsang, director, SOAS China Institute.

HW: While they want to save face, they do not have the winning hand e.g. urgent need for food imports.

 

5. Don’t time the market, but if you do, here’s when the bear might come knocking

These 2019 stock-market winners are your ticket to ride Wall Street’s ‘Big Mo’ next month.

The worse value stocks perform, the more Rob Arnott likes them.

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