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Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2018 Jan 01, 2018 - 01:10 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

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2017 surprised most by proving to be one of the greatest years of the past decade for stock investors, traders and gamblers as bull markets appeared everywhere as the financial markets basically discounted Trump as an irrelevance, a side-show for the masses to be distracted by and focus upon whilst the wealthy continued to concentrate each nations wealth into their own hands. The Dow ended the year at 24,719, up 4,957 points for an exceptionally strong 25% gain, a remarkable performance for what at the start of the year was seen as being a mature 8 year old bull market. Whilst the S&P gained 19% and the Nasdaq 29%. With the FTSE lagging behind for a 15% gain. Which given where we began the year and the chaos that the BrExit election wrought is definitely nothing to complain about for UK investors!


A quick look at the Dow chart shows that despite being overbought, the Dow is not showing signs for an imminent demise to this stocks bull market. Whilst the most probable trend likely to materialise over the first few months of 2018 is for the Dow to revert back down towards hugging the central trendline that currently stands at very distant 23,000. So ahead of my in-depth analysis I would not be one for expecting the Dow's December surge to continue during January, instead expect the Dow to unwind its overbought state.

However the risks to this expectation are that the stock market could be about to enter a terminal bubble phase and go parabolic to well beyond what can be determined from chart analysis as illustrated by what Bitcoin did during 2017.

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Comments

despe906
04 Jan 18, 17:06
DJIA buy signal

Yesterday's close was a buy signal that may be the last big buy signal in this bull market. - If the market accelerates form here - which is the most probale scenario. Since 2016 the Dow has been showing a tendency to ever shallower reactions, and persistently steeper ascent. These conditions can easily lead to a climax and a top by April 2018.

Which is not so unfortunate : such moves offer opportunities to pyramide but the main rule is this : take all profit at the divergeance that appears at the top :)


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