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Recently I have been receiving a lot of emails and messages asking about the market, and also an unprecedented number of people joining my private trading network, and the obvious reason for this is that the markets now are offering excellent trading opportunities.

Heading into Bear Market Territory

Last Thursday, we officially saw the stock market enter the bear territory, with a 20% correction from all-time highs.

Many people tell me that it is impossible to time the markets. But is that really true, or are they just parroting something they read online or from a book?

Take a look at the 2 charts below. The one on the left is the chart I posted for my students on 27 February 2002.

Now take a look at how accurately it played out on the right, which is the what actually happened.

Now imagine if you had that roadmap on the left, how much money would you have made, or how much money would you have saved by liquidating your portfolio before the full crash?

How Much Did You Make from This Crash?

While most “value investors” or “long-term investors” are complaining about how badly hit their portfolios are, the truth is that the only thing they can do now is quote Warren Buffett and hope that the market rebounds in the long-run.

Eventually, it probably will, and I will also be buying in once the crash is over, but why would I want to sit through a crash that can be avoided?

And more importantly, why would I want to miss such a great money-making opportunity?

These past few weeks of steep declines have probably been some of the best trading days I’ve seen in my career, allowing me to more than double my trading account (ROI of +169.54%) in this short span of time.

This is probably more than most people’s one year salary. Yikes!

 

 

 

And I am glad to be able to guide my students (including complete newbies) during this period of time to generate awesome returns as well on their trading accounts.

Swing Trading Opportunities

With the market in such turmoil (and high volatility), there are going to be a lot trading opportunities on the intraday and swing timeframe, but you will need to have the right skills and techniques to trade these markets.

I would also recommend using smaller lot sizes to trade if you are not used to fast markets.

For example, in my trade below, I used a very small 0.01 lot size to take quick trades on the S&P 500, which allowed me to make US$671 on just one trade in a few minutes.

 

If you take a couple of such trades a day, and use good money management to pyramid or stack positions on strong setups, it is not hard to generate 5 figures a day in such markets.

Of course, these are not normal market conditions, and I do not know how long they will last, which is why we need to make the most of it for the next few weeks.

Roadmap for the Bear Market

Some of the common questions I have been getting:

  • How long and how deep is this correction going to be?
  • When is the virus going to peak?
  • When should I start buying?
  • What should I be buying?
  • Should I sell off my portfolio in case it falls more?

In my opinion, a lot of factors are hard to predict, and this crash is unique because it happened so quickly.

The 2008 crash took 18 months to correct about 50-60%, while this time we took about 3 weeks to correct 25-30%.

That’s insanely fast. some people have not even had the chance to panic sell yet. 😆

Although China has mostly managed to control the spread, and is on the route to recovery, many countries in Europe, Middle East and the US are still seeing and exponential increase in cases, so what we want to see is a deceleration of cases, so that from there we can estimate where the peak is.

If you look at the graph of all the past corrections in the S&P 500, there are only about 5 times in the past 55 years where it has gotten worse then this. (Also don’t forget to join our free Telegram channel for daily market updates if you click on that link.)

Personally, I do not think the bottom is here yet, and after consulting my charts over the weekend, I have come up with another roadmap for the next few months.

To be fair, I will only be sharing this new roadmap with my students, and I will continue to monitor the markets daily so that I can update them when I feel that it is time to start buying.

The Once-A-Decade Opportunity

Anyway, if you have missed the move down, do not despair, because the next big opportunity is the move up, once the decline ends.

Opportunities like this to multiply your wealth only comes once in a decade, so if you don’t want to miss this chance, I would like to invite you to join our private network with an awesome community of traders.

If you would like to avoid missing out on any of such awesome trades (which we deliver on a daily basis), then you should definitely check out our training program & trading signals bundle:
https://synapsetrading.com/the-synapse-program/

See you on the inside! 💰😎🔥

Recently there have been a lot of large fast moves in the financial markets, due to the recent stock market crash, and this has also affected the forex markets, so I am going to share the 2 best trading strategies to tackle such situations.

Although they are quite rare in the stock market, such fast moves are actually quite common on the intraday market, and professional day traders who do news trading or intraday trading will be quite familiar with them.

When I was trading professionally, we would see such sharp moves a few times a week, be it a market crash or market spike.

For retail traders, the best trading strategy is to stay out, and wait for dust to settle before coming back into the market. The idea is to stick to your area of competency, if your trading strategy is not suitable for fast markets or news trading.

For those who want to try out fast trading in the stock market or forex market, there are 2 basic trading strategies:
1. Breakout trading + momentum trading
2. Fade extreme moves, like overbought or oversold conditions

The most important part of any strategy is to have a gameplan before you enter the market, or else you will part of be someone’s gameplan.

Your game plan should include your trading strategy, and specific points you will have your entry, stoploss, target, etc.

This way, once the market is open, you can just focus on execution instead of trying to strategize and execute at the same time.

This is especially important if the market is moving fast, or during a market crash, because there is no time to think, and very emotional, hence it would be impossible to make good trading decisions on the fly.

You will end up trying to chase every price movement, and you will always be one step behind those who have a solid game plan and a consistent trading strategy.

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 Most people think that in trading, the more trades you make, the money more you will end up making. But is this really true? Traders who adopt this philosophy will constantly be chasing the next big shiny object, reading every piece of news online, and hunting for new opportunities every day. The danger with […]

For the past 2 months, the Covid-19 virus (Wuhan virus, Coronavirus) which originated in China was highly contagious, but it managed to remain mostly in China, hence the global community as a whole did not seem that worred about it, as seem by how the Us markets continued to run up.

However, it now seems that the virus is speaking to other countries quickly, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, and the Middle East (Iran), sparking fears that this might go out of hand and create a global pandemic.

Spread of the Covid-19 Virus

As we can see from the map, the virus has spread to most of the developed economies, thankfully sparing Africa and South America.

It would be disastrous if the virus did get there, as they are battling many other problems and other diseases (eg. Ebola).

The cases are still growing daily at an alarming rate, but at least it is no longer exponential.

The risk, however, is that clusters of outbreaks in various parts of the world might cause another exponential spike in cases.

 

Bearishness in Aussie Dollar (AUD)

Safe haven assets like Gold, Bitcoin and USD have been strong, while currencies like NZD, EUR and AUD have weakened the most.

 

Here are some of the recent analysis and trades of AUD/USD and AUD/CAD:

 

Gold as a Hedge Against Stock Declines

Gold is a good hedge against a crash in the stock market, because it is viewed as a safe haven asset, especially when the crash is happening.

Since the stock market is at all time highs, we have advised our students to add Gold to their investment portfolio.

Gold has since rallied strongly, and will likely continue to outperform.

 

If you would like to avoid missing out on any of such awesome trades (which we deliver on a daily basis), then you should definitely check out our training program & trading signals bundle:
https://synapsetrading.com/the-synapse-program/

See you on the inside!

With the Wuhan Coronavirus scare in the past 1-2 months, the stock markets have been cautiously bullish, but it somehow feels that the market is still in risk-off mode.

Currencies like the EUR have been weakening, whereas “safe haven” assets like USD, Gold and Bitcoin have been very bullish.

Here are some of the trade signals taken from our private “Synapse Network”, which we post daily for our members:

 

Weakness in the Euro (EUR)

Based on the currency strength meter, we can see that Gold and Bitcoin are the strongest, whereas EUR is the weakest.

Hence shorting EUR against the USD and against the CHF were very profitable trades for us.

 

Strength in the US Dollar (USD)

We managed to identify early the breakout of USD against the Singapore dollar (SGD), giving us a very good early entry and the ability to hold (or even add!) onto the trade and ride profits confidently.

This lead to a windfall trade of 400+ profits just from this one trade!

 

The Rise of Bitcoin (BTC/USD)

At the start of the year we identified the emerging strength of Bitcoin, and advised everyone to get in early before the real price movement starts.

At that time, price was only $8,000+, and since then, price has surged up to $10,000+, giving a minimal 20% ROI for this trade, and it’s just the start of the year!

If you would like to avoid missing out on any of such awesome trades (which we deliver on a daily basis), then you should definitely check out our training program & trading signals bundle:
https://synapsetrading.com/the-synapse-program/

See you on the inside!