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NEW YORK (
) -- This week may provide some trading opportunities for us now that most traders are investors are all giddy about stocks again.
Last week we saw money move out of bonds and into stocks, and the bullish vibe in the air reminds me of many market peaks that were followed by 5%-plus corrections in stocks.
Depending on what the
does, we may be going long or short equities, long precious metals or long bonds, and our
iPath ETN S&P 500 VIX
trade may spike in our favor.
See the chart of the
SPDR S&P 500 ETF
After last week's strong move down in bonds as the herd moved out of bonds and into stocks, there may be an opportunity to catch a dip or bounce in the price of bonds. If the stock market sees strong selling this week, money will run back into bonds. See the chart of bond futures below.
Looking at precious metals it looks as though gold, gold miners and silver may still head lower this week. The charts are still bearish and pointing to another multiple percentage point drop in value. Gold will look bullish around $1,600, the
Market Vectors Gold Miners
around $48, and silver around $30, but we need to see one more wave of strong distribution selling for that to take place. See the chart of gold futures below.
Crude oil has recovered nicely from its 5-wave correction that shook us out of the trade for a profit. I still like the chart for higher prices, but with it trading at resistance and a high possibility of sellers stepping back in at this level, I am not getting involved here. See the chart of crude oil futures below.
The S&P 500 futures have run into sellers early Monday, taking prices straight back down. The chart in premarket looks as though we will see lower stock prices later Monday, and with any luck the fear index (VIX) will continue to rise in our favor. See the chart of the iPath ETN S&P 500 VIX below.
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Chart
Bond Futures Chart
Gold Futures Chart
Oil Futures Chart
iPath ETN S&P 500 VIX Chart
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