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Stock-Markets / Stocks Bear Market Mar 08, 2009 - 09:37 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Stock-Markets Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleStock Markets fell to fresh bear market lows with the Dow Jones Index now fulfilling the original target for the bear market low of 6,600 as per the analysis of 20th Jan 09 as illustrated by the below graph.


Februarys updated analysis confirmed that given the rate of decent the Dow is increasingly targeting overshoot towards 5,700 to 6000 by July 2009. However this trend remains a secondary overshoot target to the original expectations. Having now fulfilled the primary target of 6,600 the next phase of the strategy is therefore towards accumulating on buy price triggers in advance of what I consider will become a multi-year bull market, which appears contrary to many analysts such as Pretcher and Schiff that continue to see fresh bear market lows during 2010, regardless of any rally. The bear market low targets range anywhere from 5000 all the way down to 400, depending on how bearish the analyst is, as there do remain convincing arguments for the continuation of the bear market when one considers the accepted assumption that stock prices will revert to below the mean in terms of price to earnings which continue to contract.

However, Bear Market bottoms and initial uptrend's are not born out of good news, that ONLY becomes apparent many, many months AFTER the event.

In Summary - My Primary target for a bear market bottom has been fulfilled, the secondary overshoot targets a possible trend towards 5,700 to 6000 with a continuing time window targeting mid 2009. The next phase for the stock market forecast for 2009 is for stocks to enter a multi-year bull market amidst prevailing gloom and doom economic data and press headlines that initially targets a 30% rally form the lows into December 2009, i.e. as per the original analysis of 20th Jan 09.

Your analyst positioning for a bullish spike higher.

By Nadeem Walayat
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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