As various countries started loosening the lockdown to save the flailing economy, we get news reports of new infections starting to surge.

At the same time, we see multiple asset classes surging in the market, creating a stark contrasting reality.

The big question is, which is leading and which is lagging? (Economy vs. Financial markets)

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5 Bullish Asset Classes

It is quite rare to see so many asset classes perform so strongly, especially when the economy is not doing well, and this is probably due to excess liquidity.

In addition, many of these asset classes usually move in opposite directions from one another, which makes it all the more strange.

Here are the 5 asset classes:

  • NASUSD – Nasdaq stock index
  • XAUUSD – Gold
  • USDIDX – US Dollar index
  • TNOTEUSD – 10-year treasury bond
  • BTCUSD – Bitcoin (not listed above)

 

V-shape Recovery for the Stock Market?

The stock market (especially the Nasdaq) has already recovered almost all its losses for the year, but will it be able to chug ahead and make new highs?

 

According to the Wall Street Journal, here are 5 reasons why the stock market is rallying so strongly despite the economy not doing well.

 

On the other hand, we are also seeing a large outflow of funds from stock markets, so could this be investors starting to take profits after the recent strong rally?

 

Will Lockdowns End Soon to Save the Economy?

Last Friday we also had the NFP (non-farm payroll), and although it was slightly better than expected, the numbers still do not look good, unless they find a way to reopen the economy safely.

 

Several countries have started to loosen the lockdowns and get the economy back to normal, but it seems like a tricky balancing game / whack-a-mole, because any small outbreak can trigger new lockdowns all over again.

Over in Russia, the outbreak seems to be getting worse as well.

Taking My Profits for Bitcoin at $10,000

Recently, Paul Tudor Jones mentioned in an interview that he is bullish on the stock market, and buying Bitcoin to hedge against inflation.

 

If you have been following our Bitcoin trades, we have been accumulating since $4,000+, and we have taken profits at $10,000 last week, so we will be waiting for lower prices to buy again.

This is one of our best trades this month, with a profit of more than 100%. This shows that you do not need to be making many trades a day, but rather be patient and wait for the best opportunities, then strike when the iron is hot. Congrats! 💰😎🔥

 

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There is a common fallacy amongst many investors that because you cannot time the exact market tops and market bottoms in the stock market, therefore you cannot time the market at all, and market timing should be avoided.

This is simply not true.

While it is impossible to buy at the exact market bottom and sell at the exact market top, it is definitely possible to time your entries and exits to minimise your risk and maximise your returns.

A wise trader once told me that if you want to time the market, you must be willing to give up the top 1/8 and the bottom 1/8 of any move.

This means that instead of trying to capture the precise turning points in the market, we should focus on capturing the remaining 75% of the move, which forms the meat of every trend.

This is true not just for the stock market, but also very relevant to any market, like forex, commodities, etc. It also works on any timeframe, such as swing trading, intraday trading, position-trading, etc.

In this video, I share 2 simple strategies that a new investor or trader can use to pick tops and bottoms easily.

The first method has to do with scaling in, which is similar to dollar-cost averaging.

By studying how much stock markets usually decline (30-60% during corrections, you can allocate your capital to buy in at certain fixed points, such as the 30% mark, the 40% mark, the 50% mark, etc.

This allows you a low-risk way to buy in near the bottom, and the best part is that you do not even need any knowledge about how to read charts or how to analyse price trends.

The second method requires a bit more skill, as you will need to be familiar with technical analysis and reversal chart patterns.

By identifying bearish reversal chart patterns (such as the double top at the 2008 top), as well as bullish reversal chart patterns (such as the inverse head and shoulders pattern at the 2009 bottom), you will be able to time your trade near the top and bottom of every major move.

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While the US economy looks to be slowly re-opening, we are seeing a lot of bearish news in the market.

Will there be a 2nd wave of infections, and a 2nd wave of market sell-offs?

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Market Overview


Looking at the various markets, it looks like this week going into risk-off mode, where traders take on defensive positions, and possibly shorts on the stock markets.

 

Stock Markets – Next Wave of Selling?


While the US is gradually re-opening its economy and easing restrictions, this might lead to a new wave of infections, since their cases and death rates are still rising, which shows that they have not totally got it under control.

Also, tensions between the US and China have been escalating, as the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying that there was a “significant amount of evidence” connecting the coronavirus to a lab in the Wuhan region of China.

Over the weekend, during an interview with Warren Buffett, he said that he had sold all his airline holdings. While he was optimistic on the long-term outlook, he also mentioned that the pandemic has damaged some industries permanently, suggesting that the economy may not “return to normal” that quickly.

On the plus side, Gilead’s antiviral drug, Remdesivir, will be available to coronavirus patients this week.

 

Bitcoin – Amazing Profits in One Week!

Bitcoin was our most profitable trade last week, with an epic price surge of close to 30% in a few days.

Congratulations to all those who were following our trades! 💰😎🔥

 

Forex Market Updates

Here are a list of various potential trading opportunities for this week, including AUD/USD, CAD/CHF, CAD/JPY, EUR/AUD, EUR/NZD, Gold.

 

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Quite often, when we dive into the financial market, we find that there is simply too much market news. When we try to trade the news, we have no idea what is important or trivial, because we are so overloaded with information. This makes news trading quite an impossible task.

To make matters worse, we often get conflicting views from experts, with some being bullish all the time, while others are bearish all the time. And because some of them have pretty convincing arguments, we easily get swayed and our own opinions tend to fluctuate from extremely bullish to extremely bearish.

So what is the way around this?

The first thing you need to know as a trade relying on market news is to be able to differentiate between FACTS and OPINIONS.

Facts are like raw data, statistics, research from credible sources, economic data, etc. These are usually unbiased and come without opinions, and provide the basis for you to form your opinion.

Opinions, on the other hand, are views formed based on the analysis of facts/data, so there is inherent bias, and the conclusions drawn from the data may or may not be correct. Hence as a trader or investor, we need to zoom in on a handful of credible sources of good analysis.

The second thing you need to know when doing news trading is to “trade what you SEE, not what you THINK”.

Opinions often give you preconceived notions or views on the market, for example you might think that the market is bullish, and hence it should go up. However, in reality, the market may not move according to your opinion.

The only reality in the market is what we see on the charts, which is the price action of the market.

No matter how bullish you think the market is, the truth is that you will not be able to make money unless the price actually moves up. So when it comes to trading, your strategies, setups and analysis of the chart should take precedence over your opinions.

And that will help you filter out all the unnecessary noise in the market to zoom in on the best trading opportunities.

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After seeing negative prices in Crude Oil futures, will oil prices stay depressed, or will they recover any time soon?

With stock markets unclear, and the US dollar fluctuating wildly, is Gold a good long-term investment now?

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Market Overview

Looking at the “Daily Trend Analysis” on our Telegram channel, we can see that the most bullish counters are Gold (XAUUSD) and the US Dollar Index (USDIDX), whereas the most bearish counters are Brent (BCOUSD) and Crude Oil (WTIUSD).

The stock markets are pretty mixed, with most indices either being in a weak bear trend, or ranging.

 

Can Gold Hit $3000?

According to analysts from the Bank of America, they now have an 18-month target of $3000 for Gold, which seems pretty bullish, considering we have not even cleared $2000 yet.

Normally, it is quite rare for the USD and Gold to trend strongly in the same direction, but we are seeing it now.

In the short/medium-term, since USD is a reserve currency, it is in demand when liquidity dries up, whoever with the aggressive money printing, it might decline in the long run.

As proposed by Ray Dalio, we are nearing the end of a 75-year debt cycle, which could see massive deleveraging and devaluation of the US Dollar. If that happens, then it will definitely be bullish for Gold.

This is the reason I have been actively adding Gold to my long-term portfolio.

 

Normally, commodities tend to lag Gold, and eventually “catch up” once inflation kicks in, however this time demand is at an all-time low.

 

We have had great success buying the dips on Gold, and our most recent trading positions are already in the money. 💰😎🔥

Will continue to hold for more upside.

 

How Long Will Oil Stay Cheap?

After seeing the May Crude Oil futures hit negative, traders are getting spooked for the June contracts, because they are afraid the same thing will happen if the lockdown is still in force, and demand remains low.

Looking at the virus numbers, the possibility is high.

 

Even if the lockdown does end, there is too much pent-up supply, and a lack of storage.

Hence prices could remain low or continue falling.

 

We have taken full profit on our crude oil shorts, and will not be taking any new positions for the time being, since many brokers do not allow new positions to be initiated due to the liquidity.

This has turned out to be one of the most profitable trades of the year. 💰😎🔥


< h2>Ranging Stock Markets

Lastly, for the stock market, I would say I am 65% bearish, and 35% bullish.

Since there are no clear signs, I will testing the waters with small positions, but will not be taking any large positions yet.

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