Market Leverage Reaches New All-Time Highs As The Extra Part Rally Continues


A current Forbes article highlights the unbelievable improve in market leverage because the begin of the COVID-19 disaster.  There has by no means been a time in current historical past the place market leverage has reached these excessive ranges.  Moreover, extremely leveraged market peaks are usually related to asset bubbles.

The straightforward cash insurance policies and international central financial institution actions have prompted one of many longest simple cash market rallies in historical past.  Traditionally low rates of interest, US Federal Reserve and international central financial institution asset-buying applications, and prolonged in a single day credit score assist have prompted some merchants and buyers to maneuver right into a extra extremely leveraged place anticipating the rally to remain infinite.  Though, the truth of the worldwide market tendencies could also be beginning to trigger merchants and buyers to develop into a bit unsettled.  Treasured Metals, Utilities, and Bonds have all began reacting to perceived worry associated to this prolonged bullish rally pattern lately.

My analysis group and I consider the present market rally will possible proceed as capital shifts away from prolonged market sectors.  We consider the transition away from the brand new US President and the brand new insurance policies related to this transformation of management has already began happening – which is why Treasured Metals, Utilities, and Bonds are beginning to pattern.  But, we consider the momentum behind this present rally is more likely to lengthen by way of the top of April and into early Could 2021.

Customized Volatility Index Exhibits Bullish Trending & Worth Volatility Dangers

Our Customized Volatility Index chart, beneath, exhibits the US markets have only recently rallied again to earlier bullish market trending ranges (above 13 on this chart).  As soon as this Customized Volatility Index reaches these ranges, we usually anticipate two market traits to proceed.  First, we anticipate bullish trending as a result of the Volatility Index above 10~11 strongly suggests an prolonged bullish pattern is in place.  Secondly, we anticipate reasonable value rotation to happen after the Volatility Index reaches ranges above 13~14.

It is vitally frequent for the Volatility Index to maneuver above the 13~14 stage in prolonged rally tendencies.  But, it’s also frequent for the markets to rotate or retrace after reaching these ranges.  Due to this fact, this Customized Volatility Index chart exhibits the US markets have moved into excessive bullish value trending and has already reached a peak stage close to 15 – which suggests we will anticipate some reasonable value rotation throughout the subsequent 3 to five+ weeks.

At any time when the US main indexes pattern greater in longer-term prolonged tendencies, the Customized Volatility Index usually stays above 10~11 and regularly makes an attempt to rally above 12~13.  The “Peak Volatility Channel” on this chart highlights areas of maximum peaks within the markets.  When the Customized Volatility Index reaches this stage, value turns into extra more likely to rotate or retrace a bit earlier than trying to maneuver greater.

Good Money Index Exhibits International Markets Want To Break Above 210 TO Start A New Rally Part

Our following Customized Good Money Index exhibits the worldwide markets have been struggling to maneuver greater over the previous few months.  Although the US markets have tried to rally to new highs, the Good Money Index chart exhibits this current rally has not been seen within the international markets.

My group and I consider the subsequent rally part within the markets should provoke with the Good Money Index chart rallying above 210 and representing a reasonably robust international market push greater all through the Could/June 2021 time span.  If the Good Money Index fails to maneuver above the 210 value stage, the we consider a reasonable value correction could also be establishing for Could or June 2021 the place the US markets might transfer reasonably decrease, trying to retest current assist, then start one other rally try.

At the moment, the worldwide inventory market and monetary system leverage could also be an unknown catalyst for some sort of future market actions.  The Forbes article suggests these new all-time excessive leverage ranges are possible the results of international central financial institution insurance policies the place merchants and buyers consider the central banks will proceed to assist the markets indefinitely.  As a lot as we want to suppose this can be the case, the truth is that, sooner or later, normalization will happen within the international markets and that presents an ominous deleveraging occasion sooner or later.

We’re watching how the market’s sectors are shifting tendencies and the way a few of the strongest sectors are shifting and weakening over the previous 60+ days.  For instance, the Russell 2000 had been one of many strongest market sectors up till about 2 months in the past.  Now it seems to be buying and selling in a sideways pattern – trying to maneuver again right into a bullish value pattern.

Our analysis group believes merchants and buyers should be ready for rapidly shifting sector tendencies over the subsequent 6+ months as this extremely leveraged international market occasion performs out.  Our analysis suggests a value rotation occasion is close to and the worldwide markets are nonetheless trending in a reasonably strongly bullish pattern. The strongest sectors are going to proceed to be one of the best performers over time.  Having the ability to determine and commerce these sectors is essential to with the ability to effectively goal income.  You possibly can be taught extra about how I determine and commerce these sectors by registering for my FREE course right here.

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Chris Vermeulen
Founder & Chief Market Strategist

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