Identify Market Opportunities: Negativity Equates to Opportunity
Notice how misery loves company, Google “US economy in trouble, or US economy facing a recession” or any other negative topic and you will find a plethora of new articles being pushed out almost on a daily basis. The experts (one of them is listed below) state that the economy is slowing down, and hence the market should or is going to tank. What they conveniently leave out is that they have made this same stupid argument since 2010. Guess what the markets continued to trend higher and you would have been completely broke if you listened to their toxic advice.
The economy could sputter, but the markets will not tank as everyone is leaning towards that direction. Everyone usually knows next to nothing when it comes to the market. Unless the trend turns negative, you should not give two hoots to the doom scenarios these highly paid clowns come up with.
Here is a list of headlines that appeared in Feb 2016, the time the market was supposed to crash
U.S. economy hits a soft patch in the fourth quarter as inventories, trade weigh
Why 2016 keeps getting uglier for the US economy
“We Are In A Recession”: Dallas Fed Respondents Admit The U.S. Economy Is In Freefall
Will America’s economy get dragged into recession?
Recession sign is in play and has 81% accuracy
Yield curve recession indicator sends warning on US economy
David Levy Forecasts a Global Recession in 2016
Identify Market Opportunities: Focus On The Trend and Not The Noise
The following excerpts from Past Market Update (Paid subscription) Illustrate that Tactical Investor did not pay any heed to the bad news scenario that the naysayers were broadcasting non-stop
The trend quite clearly shows that misery loves company, and until misery hates company the masses will always lose. The Fed’s are masters of mass psychology, and mass psychology trumps all other analysis, for it reveals up to what limit you can push the masses. Emotions are the main driving force for 99% of the populace; hence, if you understand mass psychology, you understand the main driving force behind the mass mindset. This is why the Fed can and will push the envelope to the outer limits. Market Update Feb 17, 2016
Well, the world did not end the markets did not crash, they rallied in the face of extreme negativity. The Dow is still not out of the woods, a test of the August lows is expected unless the trend on the SPX suddenly turns positive. The volume of negative articles and manufactured negative data continues to rise, setting the base for the Feds to sell “the prince rescues the poor damsel in distress story”. We use the word Manufactured as none of the data the government issues can be trusted.
When crime incorporated is in charge, the assumption should be that the data issued is done to support whatever scenario the spin-doctors choose to create. While the spin doctors scream of a day of reckoning, we think of what a day without them would feel like.
These spin doctors are nothing but parasites, sucking the energy out of ordinary individuals with their dribble. The world will end one day; you will die one day and blah-blah. Who cares about one day? You have today; actually, all you control is this moment.
Focus on the moment and seize it
Instead of trying to plan for a moment in the future you have absolutely no control of. To understand the future, you need to understand what is taking place right now. In one second right now will become the past and the next second will become the present. Focussing on the present gives you the chance to not only shape the past but the future. To get a glimpse of what the future holds, in general, all you need to do is look at the masses.
What has changed, the same con is still being pulled on the crowd; crap is wrapped up and marketed as Gold and the masses drop everything to buy this new wonderful product. The outfits and players have changed, but the theme is the same, its groundhogs day almost every day when it comes to the financial markets. Nothing has changed, and nothing will change for those who embrace the mass mindset. Market Update Feb 29, 2016
On a separate note, volatility is certainly hitting every aspect of everyone’s life as we predicted last year; look at the elections, if this is not extreme volatility on display then we don’t know what is. Extreme V readings not only reflect what is going on in the markets but they also cover what is going on out of the markets.
Hence, you should continue to expect extreme weather patterns, erratic human behaviour (extreme surges in stupidity and violence) and a surge in extremism (violence in some areas, peace in others, etc.). If you embrace volatility it will have almost no impact on you, for you will be in a position to view the situation with a set of clear eyes, resist and you could be in for a helluva wild ride. Market Update Feb 29, 2016
Identify Market Opportunities instead of dealing with this market crash Rubbish
As long as the markets are being propped up by hot money and the Trend is up, view stock market crashes through a bullish lens. All strong pullbacks should be viewed as opportunities to buy Grade A stocks at a discount
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When one watches videos or looks at images that are funny, cute or generate positive emotions, it has a calming effect on one’s mind. A calm mind can process almost any issue in an objective and rational manner. When emotions do the talking, logic does the walking, and the result is far from healthy or pleasant.