Saturday , 23 September 2017


3 Historically Proven Market Indicators Warn of an Impending Market Top

Dear reader, heed the warning signs of a market top…The bear is doing a great job of luring investors backinvesting3 into stocks as it gets ready to take their money away once again.

So says Michael Lombardi (ProfitConfidential.com) in edited excerpts from his original article* entitled Markets On Borrowed Time: Investor Margin Debt Hits Record High.
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Lombardi goes on to say in further edited excerpts:

1. Insider Trading Activity

Those who are very close to the companies in key stock indices are selling their shares at an extreme pace.

  • in February, insiders sold $5.3 billion worth of shares and bought roughly $268 million worth of shares; for every one dollar of stock they bought in February, they sold about $20.00 worth. (Source: “Insider Activity and Concentration by Industry,” CNBC web site.)
  • corporate insiders are more bearish on the stocks of the companies they work for today than at any other time since 2007. (Source: MarketWatch, March 4, 2014.)

2. Corporate Earnings

The number of companies warning about their corporate earnings for the first quarter of 2014 continues to increase. So far, 84 companies on the S&P 500 have issued negative guidance about their first-quarter 2014 corporate earnings. (Source: FactSet, February 28, 2014.) Remember: corporate earnings, at the core, are what drive the key stock indices higher. Even analysts aren’t very optimistic about corporate earnings; they are expecting first-quarter corporate earnings growth of only 0.7%. (Source: Ibid.)

3. Margin Debt

Finally, the reckless buying of stocks is taking a very wrong turn: investors are buying with too much borrowed money. Please look at the chart below:

NYSE MARGIN DEBT

The chart above gives me more reasons to be bearish on the key stock indices. In January, margin debt on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) reached its highest level ever recorded at $451.3 Billion, surpassing its previous record that happened—yes, you guessed it—just before the stock market sell-offs in 2007.

Conclusion

It’s frustrating to see key stock indices keep pushing higher when historically proven market indicators are all warning of a crash ahead. Irrationality is exuberant to say the very least, and that’s why I believe this rally is counting its last days.

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*http://www.profitconfidential.com/stock-market/stock-margin-debt-reaches-record-high-surpassing-2007-pre-crash-level/

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  1. One thing I think that was left out of the above article:

    The use of “naked shorts” to sell PM’s which only helps increase the ability of paper currency to promote itself! If those that shorted PM’s had to own as much PM’s as they shorted then we would see PM’s value be far higher, since many more would have to be holding PM’s in order to short them. As it is now, the PM’s are being “held under” in the financial marketplace by those with only paper money, who want to keep PM’s from becoming more valuable!