Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Stock Markets and the History Chart of the End of the World (With Presidential Cycles) - 28th Aug 20
2.Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook... AI Tech Stocks Buying Levels and Valuations Q3 2020 - 31st Aug 20
3.The Inflation Mega-trend is Going Hyper! - 11th Sep 20
4.Is this the End of Capitalism? - 13th Sep 20
5.What's Driving Gold, Silver and What's Next? - 3rd Sep 20
6.QE4EVER! - 9th Sep 20
7.Gold Price Trend Forecast Analysis - Part1 - 7th Sep 20
8.The Fed May “Cause” The Next Stock Market Crash - 3rd Sep 20
9.Bitcoin Price Crash - You Will be Suprised What Happens Next - 7th Sep 20
10.NVIDIA Stock Price Soars on RTX 3000 Cornering the GPU Market for next 2 years! - 3rd Sep 20
Last 7 days
Global Stock Markets Break Hard To The Downside – Watch Support Levels - 23rd Sep 20
Beware of These Faulty “Inflation Protected” Investments - 23rd Sep 20
What’s Behind Dollar USDX Breakout? - 23rd Sep 20
Still More Room To Stock Market Downside In The Coming Weeks - 23rd Sep 20
Platinum And Palladium Set To Surge As Gold Breaks Higher - 23rd Sep 20
Key Gold Ratios to Other Markets - 23rd Sep 20
Watch Before Upgrading / Buying RTX 3000, RDNA2 - CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks - 23rd Sep 20
Online Elliott Wave Markets Trading Course Worth $129 for FREE! - 22nd Sep 20
Gold Price Overboughtness Risk - 22nd Sep 20
Central Banking Cartel Promises ZIRP Until at Least 2023 - 22nd Sep 20
Stock Market Correction Approaching Initial Objective - 22nd Sep 20
Silver Bulls Will Be Handsomely Rewarded - 21st Sep 20
Fed Will Not Hike Rates For Years. Gold Should Like It - 21st Sep 20
US Financial Market Forecasts and Elliott Wave Analysis Resources - 21st Sep 20
How to Avoid Currency Exchange Risk during COVID - 21st Sep 20
Crude Oil – A Slight Move Higher Has Not Reversed The Bearish Trend - 20th Sep 20
Do This Instead Of Trying To Find The “Next Amazon” - 20th Sep 20
5 Significant Benefits of the MT4 Trading Platform for Forex Traders - 20th Sep 20
A Warning of Economic Collapse - 20th Sep 20
The Connection Between Stocks and the Economy is not What Most Investors Think - 19th Sep 20
A Virus So Deadly, The Government Has to Test You to See If You Have It - 19th Sep 20
Will Lagarde and Mnuchin Push Gold Higher? - 19th Sep 20
RTX 3080 Mania, Ebay Scalpers Crazy Prices £62,000 Trollers Insane Bids for a £649 GPU! - 19th Sep 20
A Greater Economic Depression For The 21st Century - 19th Sep 20
The United Floor in Stocks - 19th Sep 20
Mobile Gaming Market Trends And The Expected Future Developments - 19th Sep 20
The S&P 500 appears ready to correct, and that is a good thing - 18th Sep 20
It’s Go Time for Gold Price! Next Stop $2,250 - 18th Sep 20
Forget AMD RDNA2 and Buy Nvidia RTX 3080 FE GPU's NOW Before Price - 18th Sep 20
Best Back to School / University Black Face Masks Quick and Easy from Amazon - 18th Sep 20
3 Types of Loans to Buy an Existing Business - 18th Sep 20
How to tell Budgie Gender, Male or Female Sex for Young and Mature Parakeets - 18th Sep 20
Fasten Your Seatbelts Stock Market Make Or Break – Big Trends Ahead - 17th Sep 20
Peak Financialism And Post-Capitalist Economics - 17th Sep 20
Challenges of Working from Home - 17th Sep 20
Sheffield Heading for Coronavirus Lockdown as Covid Deaths Pass 432 - 17th Sep 20
What Does this Valuable Gold Miners Indicator Say Now? - 16th Sep 20
President Trump and Crimes Against Humanity - 16th Sep 20
Slow Economic Recovery from CoronaVirus Unlikely to Impede Strong Demand for Metals - 16th Sep 20
Why the Knives Are Out for Trump’s Fed Critic Judy Shelton - 16th Sep 20
Operation Moonshot: Get Ready for Millions of New COVAIDS Positives in the UK! - 16th Sep 20
Stock Market Approaching Correction Objective - 15th Sep 20
Look at This Big Reminder of Dot.com Stock Market Mania - 15th Sep 20
Three Key Principles for Successful Disruption Investors - 15th Sep 20
Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Warns of 10% Inflation - 15th Sep 20
Gold Price Reaches $2,000 Amid Dollar Depreciation - 15th Sep 20
GLD, IAU Big Gold ETF Buying MIA - 14th Sep 20
Why Bill Gates Is Betting Millions on Synthetic Biology - 14th Sep 20
Stock Market SPY Expectations For The Rest Of September - 14th Sep 20
Gold Price Gann Angle Update - 14th Sep 20
Stock Market Recovery from the Sharp Correction Goes On - 14th Sep 20
Is this the End of Capitalism? - 13th Sep 20
The Silver Big Prize - 13th Sep 20
U.S. Shares Plunged. Is Gold Next? - 13th Sep 20
Why Are 7,500 Oil Barrels Floating on this London Lake? - 13th Sep 20
Sheffield 432 Covid-19 Deaths, Last City Centre Shop Before Next Lockdown - 13th Sep 20
Biden or Trump Will Keep The Money Spigots Open - 13th Sep 20
Gold And Silver Up, Down, Sideways, Up - 13th Sep 20

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Get Rich Investing in Stocks by Riding the Electron Wave

U.S. Stocks Bull Market Peak, New Bear Market At Hand

Stock-Markets / Stocks Bear Market Jan 13, 2014 - 09:07 AM GMT

By: John_Hampson

Stock-Markets

First, a compilation of indicators and flags warning of a major market top in US equities:

Bull Market History Statistics

Dow is up more than 5% five consecutive years now and a sixth such year has not happened before in history.

A 5-year bull trend only occurred once before, in the 1990s, and was followed by 3 down years.


Last 2 years rally in US stock indices has been made up of less than 20% earnings growth and more than 80% multiple expansion. The last 2 such occurrences in history were 1985:1986 (leading into 1987 crash) and 1997:1998 (leading into 1999 real Dow peak)

Compound annual growth rate in equities since 2009 was only exceeded in 1929, 1937, 1987 and 2000, all of which led to steep market declines

Valuations

Crestmont P/E is the 3rd highest in history after 2000 (market peak) and 1929 (market peak), and in 97th percentile

The 2nd highest market capitalistation to GDP valuation outside of 2000 (market peak)

The 3rd highest Q ratio valuation in the last 100 years outside of 1929 (market peak) and 2000 (market peak)

The 3rd highest CAPE valuation in the last 100 years outside of 1929 (market peak) and 2000 (market peak)

Russell 2000 trailing p/e ratio 88; Amazon trailing p/e 1440; Facebook trailing p/e 148; Twitter reached $40bn market cap with zero profits

Earnings guidance for US Q4 most negative on record

Technical Indicators

US stock indices are in an unsustainable compressing parabolic / Sornette bubble price formation

6 month breadth divergence on US indices in the percentage stocks above 200MA

Declining breadth in the number of countries participating in world equities rally

Dow, FTSE and Nikkei are all at long term resistance levels (connecting 2000 and 2007 peaks)

Treasury Bond Yields Rate Of Change over last 12 months is at a level that previously led to market tops in 2000 and 2007

Second highest Skew reading ever (protection against outsized move)

Cluster of extreme Skew readings not seen since June 1990 before recession began July 1990

Put/Call Ratio 10 day average is at an extreme that previously marked significant corrections, including May 2010 flash crash

SP500 distance above 100MA is the highest of all time

Sentiment/Euphoria

Investor Intelligence percentage bulls are at 2007 levels (market peak)

Investor Intelligence percentage bears and bull-bear spread are both at 1987 levels (market crash)

NAAIM survey sentiment is in the 98th percentile = extreme optimism

Citigroup Panic/Euphoria model is now 2 months above the Euphoria threshold

Credit Suisse Risk Appetite US model is into Euphoria

Greedometer aggregate of macroeconomic, fundamental and technical data is at a record level exceeding the 2000 and 2007 market peaks

Equities Exposure And Leverage

US household exposure to equities has risen to the same levels as the 2007 top

Fund manager allocation to global equities is at levels that previously led to a market peak or correction

Rydex bull-bear and levergaged bull-bear ratios are at an all-time record

Margin Debt has escalated to 2.5% of GDP, only exceeded at the 2000 market peak

Investor Credit balances are at an all-time record negative

Second, the US economy is in trouble :

Third, this is reflective of both the record levels of debt and unprecedented collective demographic downtrends which are now in place in US, Europe and China and are deflationary, recessionary and equities-bearish.

Fourth, equity markets have historically made major peaks at the turn of the year:

Market peaks at the turn of the year correlate with the seasonal yearly lows of geomagnetism, which inversely correlates with market sentiment. Market crashes in October (also shown above) correlate with the seasonal yearly highs of geomagnetic disturbance, and there is a close fit in the full yearly seasonality of global stock indices to the annual pattern of geomagnetism (inverted):

Most analysts are unaware of this underlying cause of stock market seasonality. Geomagnetic activity is demonstrated to make people more irritable and aggressive, and can affect melatonin synthesis and blood pressure. There is a correlation between geomagnetic storms and depression in humans. Here is a chart showing daily geomagnetic disturbance versus the SP500 over the last 5 years:

The bigger the geomagnetic disturbance, the bigger the spike. By turning this into a trend line we see the ebb and flow of the SP500 correlates with the ebb and flow of actual geomagnetism, with the only exceptions marked in blue:

The correlations of the Singapore STI stock index and the TR CRB commodities index to the geomagnetic guide are closer still, which demonstrates the link between geomagnetism, sentiment and risk asset performance:

Fifth, major speculative peaks have historically occurred at the solar maximum, which is occurring now.

Peaks in solar sunspot activity occur on average every 11 years and have historically correlated with human excitement peaks in the form of protest, war, growth-flation and major speculative parabolic peaks. Again there is biological evidence for this in elevations in oral temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, and respiration rate, and again few analysts are aware of this critical influence.

The majority of the famous secular speculative parabolic peaks in history took place on monthly sunspot spikes close to the smoothed solar maximum:

We see a spiking in sunspots from late 2013 currently taking place, and this is predicted to mark the smoothed solar maximum and the high of this solar cycle:

The evidence for a peak in speculation can be seen at the top of this article, in the congregation of extremes in sentiment, leverage, technical and valuation indicators.

Sixth, drawing all together, there is a case for the US stock market having peaked on the 31st December 2013.

A) We see a wide range of indicators and flags, ranging from valuations to sentiment to leverage to technicals, all pointing to a major peak, right at hand. B) The assumption that the US economy will return to normality this year is one of hope, neither reflected in the data nor in the demographic/debt backdrop. C) Historically major peaks often occurred around the turn of the year, with a cluster falling exactly on the last trading day of the year, and this reflects the annual seasonal peak which is caused by the seasonality of geomagnetism. D) Historically, major speculative parabolic peaks have terminated at the solar maximum on a monthly sunspot spike, which is likely occurring now in Dec 2013 / Jan 2014.

Specifically, where solar maxima have fallen near the turn of the year, speculative parabolics have tended to terminate on the last trading day of the year, in line with the seasonal peak. The real highs of FTSE 31 Dec 1999, Dow 31 Dec 1999, Nikkei 29 Dec 1989, and Dow 31 Dec 1968 were all such occurrences. This is a dual confluence of peak sunspots and peak inverted geomagnetism.

John Hampson, UK / Self-taught global macro trader since 2004
www.solarcycles.net (formerly Amalgamator.co.uk) / Predicting The Financial Markets With The Sun

© 2014 Copyright John Hampson - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules