The ideal point to open up long positions is when a market experiences a crash like move hence the saying buy when blood is flowing freely in the streets. The masses are always on the wrong side of the markets; from the tulip mania to the last market meltdown which took place in 2008; they have always been on the side. The green circles in the chart below highlight the best entry points. However, this is a very long-term chart and some pullbacks might not look as strong.
Remember, if the trend is up as it currently is, you should be salivating at the prospect of such a substantial pullback. In July 2015 we welcomed a healthy pullback, we embraced sharp pullbacks in Jan and Feb of this year, and we will embrace it again as long as the trend is up. There is no reason to panic at the possibility of a strong correction. We are already preparing for such an event, and as of today, we are going to take a defensive posture.
Fear always comes in the way of opportunity; you need to understand that. At the present time, it is best to hold your gunpowder until the market pulls back strongly. History indicates that after a very strong run-up, the market usually experiences a relatively strong pullback.
Until the trend changes, the theme should be to ignore the noise, focus on the trend and the stronger the deviation, the better the buying opportunity. Market Update Dec 15, 2016
We might be in for a stronger than expected correction; we are not stating the bull is over, and we will not state that until the trend change direction. However, given that the pendulum swings in both ways; the risk to reward ratio from a psychological perspective is not strongly in our favour. This crowd is always skittish, so one hard slap of fear and they will crumble and scuttle for the hills; as the trend is up, the stronger the pull back, the better the opportunity. When it comes to trading, panic is the code word to buy.
Additional Food for Thought
Today everything is interrelated; we do not have free market forces anymore. Everything is manipulated; from the food, you eat to data you are provided. If you are aware of this, you can plan accordingly. Identifying the problem is over 80% of the solution, and this is why most people do not know what to do because they do not understand the problem. Now you know why we are the only financial website that covers such a wide array of topics that on the surface appear to be unrelated but are in fact, deeply interwoven. Mass psychology is a very powerful tool, and if employed correctly can help you spot the abnormal levels of manipulation, the masses are subjected to. It would be a good idea to familiarise yourself with the concept of “ Plato’s allegory of the cave.”
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