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What is the risk/reward for being long markets next week? Clearly Iran strike gives prudent money managers an EXCUSE to sell! Support SPX 3200 & 3150 DJIA 28500 & 2800 NAS 9000 & 8500 Due to technical issues, we wont be posting our 2020 Forecast Webinar on Youtube until next week

HW: Remember Stocks today are NOT cheap! Still no denying we WERE in the midst of a very powerful classic melt-up UNTIL January 3, 2020.

THE 64K QUESTION: HOW HIGH IS UP? Circa January 2, 2020 SPX 3258 or Higher? 

As long as markets remain above SP 3150, MOMO BULLS are not worried unless/until DJIA 28K becomes a firm ceiling!

The latest breakout to new all-time highs came after SPX 3150 changed from resistance to current support.

Below there, 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!

 Proper Valuations:

•        US$ 96.80-97.80

•        CNY ~ 7

•        SILVER 16.50-18.80

•        US 10 Year Bond  ~ 1.80

•        Oil 58-64

IMHO “Improper” Valuations

•        DJIA > 28000

•        SP > 3069-3150

•        NASDAQ > 8400-8800

•        TIPS  > 116

•        COPPER < 3.20 

•        BITCOIN >1200

•        GOLD > 1425 

•        VIX < 18

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

 

HYDE PARK SOAPBOX: Making a Case That 'Gut Feelings' Are Driving Markets

equities    

KEY DATES:       January 10, 13

DJIA:                   28500 PIVOT

SPX:                    3240 PIVOT S1 3200 S2 3150 S3 3100 R1 3250  R2 3300

NASDAQ:            9000 PIVOT

GOLD:                1525 PIVOT S1 1500 S2 1480  S3 1450  R1 1550 R2 1568 R3  16008

SILVER:              SUPPOR1 16.50-16.80 RESISTANCE 18.20-18.80

OIL:                     62 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. Entertainment Stocks - Best Movie Stocks to Buy

AFUND SHORT WATCH:

Netflix (NFLX) $325+, Tesla (TSLA) $425+, 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 FUNDEMENTALLY 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 6.97: 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: We plan to stay LONG in 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 $1522. For silver our current selling numbers remain $18.20 - $20.

We would be very happy to reBUY Gold < 1425 & Silver < 16.80 in Q2 2020.

 

4. Quotes

“Any damage to your investments is likely to be relatively small and short term…. As a citizen, I am paying attention and concerned. As an investor, not so much.”

Brad McMillan, chief investment officer, Commonwealth Financial Network

HW: Well said.
 

"When everyone is leaning one way, eventually something can tip the scales the other way."

Keith Lerner, chief market strategist, SunTrust

HW: Well said.
 

"When you continue to go up everyday and there is no pullback, it forces people into the market. Those are not strong hands. Once the market turns, they will be quick to sell."

Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist, Invesco

HW: Well said.
 

5. Investors Weigh 2020 Election: A Progressive Bet or a ‘Trump Wins’ Portfolio?

A popular Wall Street blogger vowed to never short the stock market again — until now.

Why the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani should scare investors.

 

6. Letters

READER: Do you have strong predictions on…. Blockchain and Agritech / sustainable agriculture?

Any specific EM countries /regions you expect to be rising stars to focus on (not factored into markets currently) or blow up?

HW: Agritech /sustainable agriculture should do well; BTC is crap, fraudulent and a suckers game.

We think Thailand may well outperform thanks in part to the recent December 26 Solar Eclipse.

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