Emerging-markets investing pioneer Mark Mobius made those remarks Tuesday in an interview with CNBC, putting him in the investing camp that expects an inevitable cascade of brutal economic data and corporate earnings hasn’t been fully discounted by investors.
Mobius, who founded Mobius Capital Partners in 2018 after a three-decade run at Franklin Templeton Investments, said corporate earnings would be “pretty bad” and that while some bargains have emerged, investors should keep some cash ready to deploy in the event of a further market downturn.
U.S. stocks hit all-time highs in February, then plunged into a bear market as the global spread of COVID-19 forced the U.S. and countries around the world to largely lock down their economies in an effort to contain the outbreak. Stocks have taken back a large chunk of lost ground since March 23, however, with recent gains tied to expectations the pandemic is near its peak, turning attention to efforts to reopen economies.
Market bulls have argued that the unprecedented nature of the shock and the massive response from the Federal Reserve, other central banks, and governments have rendered most comparisons to past bear markets debatable.
Others have cautioned that stocks are largely sticking to the bear market script.
“Although there are some opportunities to buy, I would say it’s probably a good idea to keep some powder dry for another downturn,” he said. “We might see a double bottom.”
The rise in the stock market will eventually force the Federal Reserve to abandon its attempt to appease international central bankers who are still locked into negative interest rates.
This is actually the exact pattern that took place after the first real G4 meeting, as I call it when the US Fed lowered rates in 1927 to try to deflect the capital flows back to help Europe. It is ironic that history is repeating this same way once again…
Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George stated today that the Fed may need to “reverse” the three rate cuts implemented in 2019 that brought rates down to 1.5% to 1.75%… “We will need to asses whether the 2019 rate cuts prove to be ‘insurance cuts’ that will need to be reversed if headwinds fade.”
The Fed will once again turn to its domestic policy objectives and stop trying to help Europe which is trapped into its negative rate policy. Even Sweden has abandoned negative rates stating they have failed to provide what they were claimed to have accomplished.
I want to remind you that rising interest rates are bullish, not bearish. When the time comes to let you know when and what to buy and sell, we will provide those signals to our members. As money continues to move out of Europe to the USA we will let you know here.
Bitcoin Holds Support For Wealth Maximizer Traders
Volatility in bitcoin (BTC/USD) has fallen noticeably in the past six weeks as the pair has been range bound around a key price support zone. Low volatility usually leads to higher volatility, and given the price pattern, bitcoin is poised to move soon.
For the past six weeks or so, bitcoin has been consolidating around the bottom line support of a descending trend channel. This follows the completion of a 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the 2019 rally, as the pair fell through $7,231.40 seven weeks ago before reaching $6,430 and holding. That low completed a 53.6% decline off the 2019 top and remains the most recent trend low.
The top of the range or resistance of the six-week consolidation is at $7,870.10, which is right around the bottom of the 55-week exponential moving average (EMA) orange line, now at $7,805.60. In addition, the long-term uptrend line has so far provided some support around the recent lows as well. Although it may not be done forming, so far this pattern can be looked at as a possible double bottom trend reversal pattern, as of now.
Although it’s not clear what happens next, bitcoin does seem to be getting closer to making a move in one direction or the other.
The first sign of an upside breakout is on an advance above the most recent short-term daily swing high of $7,689 from two weeks ago, with confirmation of strength seen on a decisive move above $7,870.10. Note that the 55-day EMA, seen in the chart below, is also marking resistance of the current consolidation bottom along with a trendline. Also, there is a bullish divergence in the 14-day relative strength index (RSI).
Even with the 53.1% retracement, bitcoin ended 2019 up 94.1%. In an upside breakout scenario, not only is a move up to the top channel line possible, but bitcoin also has a chance to break out of the declining trend channel. The falling channel is part of a potential trend continuation pattern that has formed subsequent to the 2019 top of $13.868.44. That top ended an aggressive 28-week 343.2% advance off the December 2018 bear market low of $3,128.89 and can be considered as the first leg up off a bottom.
On the downside, a decisive drop below $6,430 triggers a continuation of the bearish channel, and given that a break below the long-term uptrend line would therefore occur, selling pressure could accelerate. The next lower key support zone is identified as $5,900 to $5,427, given prior price support levels around $5,900 and the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement at $5,427.15.
Our info coming directly from REPO traders remains unsure to what extent the FED had to pour in money to prevent short-term interest rates from rising. The analysis which is still mostly calling this Quantitative Easing is just laughable.
The economy is doing well in the USA and unemployment is back to the lowest levels since the ’60s. There is absolutely no basis to “stimulate” the economy.
We can see that the Inverted Yield Curve going into the summer was the warning sign that confirmed our forecast we faced a liquidity crisis beginning in September 2019. Like the weather, everything is moving to the extremes in both directions.
The collapse in the yield curve to invert has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with a pending recession everyone was touting. The inverted yield curve was being driven by a panic to get out of the Euro. The Euro has been destroyed as a reserve currency because other central banks do not want to hold Euros with negative interest rates which they see as a tax on their reserves for the benefit of Europe.
We can see that the REPO Crisis is not about QE, but trying to prevent the short-term rates from rising. It had nothing to do with taxes and what everyone was attributing it to back in September.
The Repo crisis has been an ongoing crisis because the Fed is trying to prevent the inevitable – the rise in interest rates back to normal levels which reflect risk!
Some people have asked to please explain what this has as an impact upon the average person?
What I am describing is that the trend is back to interest rates rising and this is what the Fed is trying so desperately to prevent. This is all about manipulating the interest rates and fighting against the free market.
The experiment with negative interest rates to stimulate the economies of Europe and Japan have completely failed. But the respective central banks are now trapped. They have utterly destroyed their bond markets, and in the process ensuring their own demise. As they try to maintain negative interest rates, the capital flows are working hard to undermine both european and eastern central banks and the Federal Reserve is caught in the crosshairs.
The REPO Crisis is NOT about Quantitative Easing, it is about trying to PREVENT interest rates from rising which will blow-up the world economy.
Here is my point:
We have to be very careful and attentive, all of what you read and hear by the media now it 100% about “self preservation”. Stay close to your charts and signals.
The vast majority of analysts commenting on this have NEVER advised institutions. They are clueless with respect to what is really taking place. In many cases, even the institutional traders are people who have their coffee cups constantly refilled from beads of sweat pouring from their forehead from what is taking place. Even the COT managers are confused.
Here is my point:
We have to be very careful and attentive, all of what you read and hear by the media now it 100% about “self preservation”.
Stay close to your charts and signals as the vast majority will miss the slingshot move up after the coming false crash.
The vast majority of analysts are clueless with respect to what is really taking place. In many cases, even the institutional traders are people who have their coffee cups constantly refilled from beads of sweat pouring from their forehead from what is taking place. Even the COT managers are confused.
Gerald Celente breaks down what he sees as the trends arriving in the 2020 economy.
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