Posts

As tech stocks continue to surge, while the S&P 500 and the general economy lags behind, it is important to select the right sectors and stocks to invest in.

Also, as the US gradually opens its economy and talks of a new potential vaccine surfaces, will these be able to boost the V-shaped recovery of the stock market?

And more importantly, which specific stocks are the best to invest in?

Join our FREE Telegram channel for daily trading tips:
👉🏻 https://t.me/synapsetrading

 

Market Overview

While most of the markets are sideways or in weak trends, we see that a few things continue to remain strong, such as Gold, the US dollar, and the NASDAQ.

 

Upcoming News for the Week

 

How is the Economy Faring?

There seems to be a large disparity between various sectors, and last week several famous fund manager like David Tepper and Stanly Druckenmiller said that they feel the market is too expensive at current levels.

 

Some good news on the virus front, with a potential vaccine being found. It might still take months before we see an end product, but at least this gives us some hope.

 

As the US gradually reopens its economy, so far we have not seem any sharp spike in cases, so that is a good sign. However, since there is a delay between infections and testing, only time will tell.

 

Is Gold Starting a New Super Trend?

We have been getting some solid buy signals for Gold, and the charts show that it has potential to break new highs.

 

NASDAQ vs. S&P 500

There is a curious divergence on the NASDAQ versus the S&P 500, which is due to the fact that tech stocks have fared much better and recovered faster than the rest of the economy.

Since this divergence could persist or even widen, it makes sense that we should continue focusing our investments in tech counters.

Since my visit to Silicon Valley and various offices there in 2018, I have been very bullish on the tech sector.

Choosing the Right Sectors to Invest In

Looking at where the big money is flowing, Warren Buffett is selling off the airlines and financial stocks, while the Saudi sovereign fund is buying up huge chunks of US stocks.

 

Best Tech Stocks to Invest In

Here is the shopping list of my favourite tech stocks, which I plan to buy and hold for the long-term.

  • Alibaba (BABA)
  • Tesla (TSLA)
  • VISA (V)
  • Mastercard (MA)
  • Facebook (FB)
  • Amazon (AMZN)
  • Mircrosoft (MSFT)
  • Apple (AAPL)
  • Google (GOOG)
  • Disney (DIS)
  • Nvidia (NVDA)
  • Shopify (SHOP)
  • Paypal (PYPL)
  • Salesforce (CRM)

 

Start Your Trading Journey Today!

If you are interested to start your journey with our closely-knit community, click here: https://synapsetrading.com/the-synapse-program/

Here is some feedback from our students:

“Spencer has simplified a system which allow us to identify trade opportunities from the chart. The step by step identifying the market and setups helps making technical analysis simpler to understand.” – Siong Boon

“You make it so easy to trade, just by following the 4 setups.” – Tan Jiansen

“Course is awesome with key examples and setups to start trading!” – Robert Tan

“Gd. Anyone who want to trade profitably should attend this program.” – Jason Tan

“I learn how to read charts more accurately without tedious drawing of charts and proper money management techniques. 2 thumbs up!” – Joel

To read feedback form all our past students, click here: https://synapsetrading.com/testimonials/

See you on the inside! 🍻

After more than 10 years of patient waiting and accumulating my cash reserves, I am finally seeing some possible signs of the start of a market correction.

If you have been watching my videos, you will know that my ultimate investing strategy is to wait for a big crash before going all-in to scoop up cheap stocks for the long-term.

Many people have been asking me if the crash is over, but since there is no consensus, things could go either way at this time.

 

General Market Trend:

This chart here shows the worst case scenario for the S&P 500 (weekly chart), and if the market really does go all the way down, then it will trigger the entry prices for many of my entry prices for the stocks which I intend to buy.

However, as prices are unpredictable, I plan to scale in and buy in bits and pieces, adding to the positions which I already have.

 

Let’s take a look at some of the potential drivers for 2019.

Bullish factors:

  • US policies to boost economy ahead of elections
  • Tech advancements to improve productivity
  • Brexit cancelled?

Bearish factors:

  • Interest rates increasing and more hikes to come
  • Trade war with China
  • Nuclear threat of North Korea
  • Brexit woes
  • Falling U.S. corporate profit margins
  • Record high U.S. corporate debt
  • Illiquidity in the U.S. corporate bond market
  • Extreme, costly climate events
  • A eurozone crisis
  • Europe needs negative interest rates to fight recession
  • Loss of jobs due to tech advancements and automation
  • High inflation in emerging markets

 

My preferred sector is the tech sector, especially after my 1-month trip to Silicon Valley last year.

 

Why Focus on the Tech Sector?

  • As more jobs get automated, the surplus gains will go to the big tech companies
  • Tech companies will expand by buying up the best of the non-tech companies
  • I read somewhere that in 10 years there will only be 100 companies, and in 50 years there will only be 10 companies
  • I prefer to pick the big ones because they will “eat up” the smaller ones

My Top Picks & Entry Price Levels:

  • Facebook (FB) – Entry price: $80
  • Google (GOOG) – Entry price: $750, $600
  • Amazon (AMZN) – Entry price: $1000, $700
  • Apple (AAPL) – Entry price: $130, $100
  • Microsoft (MFST) – Entry price: $85, $60
  • Netflix (NFLX) – Entry price: $200, $125
  • Tesla (TSLA) – Entry price: $250, $180
  • Baidu (BIDU) – Entry price: $130, $90
  • Alibaba (BABA) – Entry price: $110, $85
  • Tencent (700) – Entry price: $220, $170

Do note that these are the “worst-case” scenario prices, and it is quite likely that prices may never reach there, so I plan to accumulate along the way and add to my portfolio.

 

Other notable potential IPOs in 2019:

  • Slack
  • Palantir
  • Stripe
  • Airbnb
  • Lyft
  • Uber
  • Didi Chuxing
  • Toutiao

 

I am pretty confident the next wave of financial and economic gains will go mainly into the tech sector, with the focus on applications of AI, machine learning, data science into every aspect of our lives. The biggest winners will be those who own the algorithms.

That said, there will also be risks, such as increased regulation or anti-monopolistic backlash, which could negatively affect the stocks.

Good luck, and get ready to buy and hold for the next 10 years! 😀