S&P 500 – [ Crash? Stress? Distress? Let’s Confess, No One Can Predict A Crash, Our Two Cents Worth]

30th October, 2020, 7:07 AM

S&P 500 – [ Crash? Stress? Distress? Let’s Confess, No One Can Predict A Crash, Our Two Cents Worth]

Image source: kennofinanical.com

SALE SALE SALE!! haha..nah kidding! Are you worried, stress or unsure of what to do? We’ll just share our two cents worth on the current market and why this time might be a good opportunity to enter the market if you’re investing.

Market is currently jittery with a few possible reasons.

  1. Record number of Covid cases in the US, White house seems to have given up on fighting covid. Lockdowns are happening in Europe, will US also impose lockdowns?
  2. Stimulus Package. As usual, talks and talks about stimulus, delays anticipation all these adds to the volatility.
  3. ELECTIONS! It’s just round the corner! Market gets jittery around this period and volatility ensue.

As we have pointed out a few times, the weeks before election can get bumpy and even on the day itself and the day after as market reacts to the news. But from stats, we can see that regardless of who wins, market tends to go up after all the noise.

Let’s now take a look at the S&P chart to see where it might head to

S&P 500 30th Oct 2020

Chart source: poemsview 30th oct 2020

From a technical point of view, S&P is currently below the 100ema which is not a good sign but no need to panic yet. The next support would be at the 200ema at around 3200 level. Worst case scenario might be to 3132 level. Currently, S&P500 is still considered in an uptrend as the emas have yet to cross. If the 20ema cross the 50ema then the first red flag will come out. A further cross of the 100em would be our second red flag and we’ll really have to re-look at the market then.

For long term investors, this might present some opportunities for entry with a stagger system and not entering by one whole batch. We usually enter around 3-4 batches for one stock. For investing, don’t try to time the bottom as from past experience its almost impossible to do that.  If you’re a firm believe in that markets go up in the long run then you might want to take a look at the markets very soon. ( not all markets ya, be selective! ) We’re eyeing the S&P500! Have your shopping list ready! We have ours! Do you??

We’ll share more of some of the stocks we’re looking at in the next few post! Keep a look out!




Gold – [ Let’s Talk More About It And Where It Might Be Heading Towards Part 1 ]

27th October, 2020, 7:07 AM

Gold – [ Let’s Talk More About It And Where It Might Be Heading Towards Part 1 ]

Chart Source: Poemsview 27th Oct 2020

GOLD! I’m sure most of us are not stranger to that word and have some interest in it. Gold is generally consider a safe-haven asset whenever markets are volatile and uncertain. The demand for gold is usually driven by market instability. We can see how much gold has risen ever since covid-19 hit causing one of the greatest rally in gold. Gold usually has a negative correlation to other assets like stocks and bonds but in recent times are we see US market trend up, gold has been on a steady climb. So remember to watch the charts and not just listen or read information without looking at the charts.

So are we too late into the gold rush? Let’s take a look at the charts to help us answer that. Currently gold is in a consolidation. With a lower support at around $1850 and and upper range of around $1931. Its below its 20 & 50ema of around $1907 so moving up above it is a first positive sign. It is also slightly below the short term uptrend line but regaining its foot above it at around $1914 would be another positive sign.

Biden and gold. So what will happen if Biden wins the US election? His plan for a huge stimulus might see gold prices moving up. Bigger stimulus might cause a weaker USD in the near term and has money is being pumped into the system inflation might start to creep in. Gold is usually a hedge for these events and we might even see gold retesting the high of $2000.

Next question would be how to invest in gold? We’ll cover some ways to invest in gold in our next blog post so stay tune!

Meanwhile, keeping a close watch on gold.




US Markets And The Upcoming Election In Nov

1st October, 2020, 6:24 PM

Image source: express.co.uk

As we all know by now that the US election is just about 5 weeks away and the heat is on as 3rd Nov draws closer.  As we all witnessed the president’s debate yesterday which turned out to be a  more of a bickering session where both people hurled insults and repeatedly interrupted each other. One would probably get very little out of yesterday’s debate other than some entertainment value.

At a point in time Mr Biden even called Mr Trump a “clown” and told him to “shut up” and Mr Trump questioned Biden’s intelligence. What a debate!

Issues like handling covid19, racism were hardly rationally debated as both kept on squabbling that the debate moderator had to intervene.

Market couldn’t get much out of the debate and futures started to sell down after that only to recover on news of stimulus.

For now polls show Mr Biden leading and Trump has probably has to take the rest of the debate seriously in order to swing votes to his side.

Now what can we expect from now till Nov? VOLATILITY! As the race to the white house is not conclusive yet, both parties stand a good chance to win. As such, market could swing during this period so do be aware. As Trump is pro market, pro business if he’s firmly in the lead, markets could favour that. On the other hand, if Biden is in the lead, market might not like it as they will have to adjust to a new president, new policies and more regulations.  Election news might overtake covid news for the time being as traders shift their focus for the time being.

-So for short term traders, do be nimble, adjust your expectations during this period. Don’t be greedy during this time or stay out when it’s too uncertain.  Gold could also be a trading idea as some might flock to there for safety.

-For longer term investors, take the chance to position yourself during the dip on strong companies with good fundamentals.  In the long run, market tends to move up. Index ETFs are good alternatives if single stock exposure is not your cup of tea.

So what happens if Donald Trump wins? 

  1. As trump favours deregulation, low interest rates environment, low tax rates so those industries like financials, traditional energy , military (Lockheed Martin) and healthcare like GSK and Pfizer might benefit.
  2. Sector to avoid would probably be some China tech that Trump has aimed. As there is uncertainty in Trump’s policy on the trade war and it might be better to avoid those companies with China exposure or manufacturing in China as these companies might suffer from the tariffs
  3. We might see some certainty in the markets as Trump is pro markets and always credits himself for how the market has performed. S&P has made an all time high despite Covid, got to give it to this man. Traders are also used to Trump’s way with the exception of an increased post election trade escalation and of course his famous tweets.

So what happens if Joe Biden wins? 

  1. As Biden is more for tax hikes, regulations or some even say anti-growth, this might take a hit to the markets. Plus the fact it’s a new President and markets dislike uncertainty.
  2.  Biden is also more for renewable , sustainable energy, infrastructure and manufacturing. He focus on environmental issues so companies related to clean/renewable energy like solar could benefit.
  3. Financials could be affected due to more regulations and tax  hikes.
  4. Although Biden’s trade war stance is not as erratic as Trump’s he had not committed to removing the tariffs.

It’ll be an interesting month leading up to the elections so stay tune as we update more on index in the coming days. Stay tune.