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Studying the Credit Markets of 2008 for Clues on 2020

It’s raining money so today we will cover a couple of bond ETFs, the credit markets and the Fed. In particular, I will highlight the current dislocation in the credit markets using the 20+ Yr Treasury Bond ETF and Corporate Bond ETF. We will then look at credit spreads and note that these spreads often peak ahead of a stock market bottom.

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Breadth Charts and ChartList – Get an Edge with Inside Information

Breadth indicators are also referred to as market internals. As the “vital signs” for an index or sector, breadth indicators reflect aggregate performance for the individual components. As such, breadth indicators can provide leading signals by strengthening before a bottom or weakening ahead of a top. After all, the whole is only as good as the sum of the parts

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Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide

The master ETF list here at TrendInvestorPro has 200 ETFs from every corner of the market: stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, foreign indexes and a few odd balls. They, and I do mean the infamous “they”, say that there is always a bull market somewhere.

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Bear Markets, Gold and Bonds – Podcast Notes

In general, I am not a fan of price targets or projections because they are very subjective. Instead, I prefer to identify the trend in a systematic and objective manner, and then trade or invest accordingly until proven otherwise. The index and sector breadth models turned bearish at the end of February and

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Weekend Video, Chart Notes and ChartBook

There were a slew of 52-week highs a month ago (Valentine’s day) and there is now a bigger slew of 52-week lows. The market went from a raging bull with a few pockets of weakness a month ago to a raging bear with only two major ETF avoiding the new low list: QQQ and XLK.

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Weekend Video, Chart Notes and ChartBook

Defensive ETFs led the rebound the first three days of the week and held up the best on Thursday and Friday. Utilities, bonds, gold, Healthcare, REITs and Consumer Staples finished the week with strong gains.

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When Fibonacci Retracements and Support become Questionable

Support levels and bullish retracement zones are questionable, at best, in bear market environments. Why? Because the path of least resistance is down in a bear market. As such, the odds that a support level holds or a bullish retracement zones leads to a reversal odds greatly reduced

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Playing Whac-A-Mole with a Sharp Mean-Reversion Bounce

This is just an update to the mean-reversion setup currently in play for the S&P 500 (and SPY). I will also post the regular ETF report later today, probably around 10AM ET. The mean-reversion setups were explained in detail last Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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Weekend Video, Chart Notes and ChartBook

Only three of the sixty ETFs in the core list advanced this week: AGG, TLT and LQD (bonds). Everything else declined, but the biotech ETFs (IBB and XBI) declined the least of the common stock ETFs. The banking and insurance ETFs (KRE, KBE, KIE) led the way lower with the banking ETFs hitting 52-week lows.

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