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5 Monster Stock Market Predictions: Market Prepares For Less Dovish Fed

By Michael KramerStock MarketsNov 28, 2021 11:50PM ET
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5 Monster Stock Market Predictions: Market Prepares For Less Dovish Fed
By Michael Kramer   |  Nov 28, 2021 11:50PM ET
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1. S&P 500

The day after Thanksgiving tends to be a great day for stocks, and this time of the year is usually a great time to be fully invested. After all, stocks are cheap, trading at 21 times its NTM earnings estimates, the highest levels since the late 1990s. They are even more reasonable when considering its PEG ratio is around 1 when considering that long-term forecast growth rate for earnings.

S&P 500 Composite Chart
S&P 500 Composite Chart

Never mind that the 5-year long-term growth rate for the S&P 500 is at its highest rate since 1985. Never mind that only 368 or the 505 companies in the S&P 500 contribute to that long-term growth, its lowest amount ever, which probably means that the long-term growth rate is entirely and utterly inaccurate.

So now that we have established that valuations in the market are not insanely higher but based on incomplete data, but of course, when valuation makes zero sense, we can rest easy knowing that we have seasonality and passive flows to keep the bull market soaring.

Don’t worry about the Fed that is tapering and may taper even faster, or a market that is tightening financial conditions as a result, or slowing global growth or even overly inflation GDP growth forecast; none of that matters. We have seasonality. (Read more in my Shopify store - get for free with discount code “correction” – Tighter Financial Conditions May Sink Stocks Further – 11.27.21)

S&P 500 Chart
S&P 500 Chart

Until we don’t have seasonality, and it turns against you, then we can say it’s a holiday trading session. There was a lack of liquidity, and that the shortened trading session was to blame for the 2.2% decline in the S&P 500 on Friday, Nov. 26.

Sadly, Friday had anything but a liquidity problem; volume for the half-day trading session was off the charts. Nearly 2 million S&P 500 e-minis traded on Friday, that's a lot for a market that closed at 1 PM. The S&P 500 cash fell to support at 4590 and held that region to finish the day.

S&P 500 Index Daily Chart
S&P 500 Index Daily Chart

Meanwhile, the momentum indicators turned bearish on Friday, with the MACD, advance/decline line, and RSI breaking lower. The index finished close enough to the lower Bollinger® Band to suggest the index isn’t even oversold yet.

SPX Daily Chart
SPX Daily Chart

It looks like the 2b top was also confirmed by the S&P 500 on Friday, and with an unfilled gap at around $435 on the SPDR® S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) and the cash SPX, that was probably where this market was heading. That was about 5% lower than where the index and ETF closed on Friday, and given that there was no material reason for the index to go up in October, to begin with, there need be no material reason for the index to fall back to 4350 either.

SPY Daily Chart
SPY Daily Chart

I have told everyone for weeks that the recent rally was on the back of multiple expansion, which was coming very late in the cycle, and that never tends to end well. The NASDAQ Composite has been seeing its earnings estimates decline over this entire time. So the drop in the market back to where the rally started seems like just a starting point.

The declines should expand well beyond those early October lows, and I won’t be surprised if they did before year-end. As I have tried to warn repeatedly, financial conditions have been tightening, and that is because the market is preparing for a Fed that is becoming less dovish. The COVID variant news over on Friday was sort of just an accelerant. The COVID news may not last long and even lead to a snapback rally and refill of the gap at 4700. I would prefer for that gap to get filled as quickly as possible.

2. VIX

The other thing the market has got going for a potential snapback rally to 4,700 is the VIX. The VIX is currently trading at 28.6, implying the S&P 500 will move around 1.8% every day for the next 30. So at this point, unless we open down by 1.8% or more on Monday, the VIX should start to drop, which will help cushion any declines and potentially assist in aiding a rally.

Again, any rally in the S&P 500 isn’t likely to last because conditions for the equity market are becoming more and more unfavorable whether the COVID knows last or not.

VIX Index 1-Hr Chart
VIX Index 1-Hr Chart

Many people just don’t like my message, and I don’t care. I do what I have to do for myself, my family, clients, and subscribers. If you want to live on the edge, be my guest. My only takeaway is that most people investing today have no idea how QE works, know what happens in a downgrade cycle, and don’t know what happens when they buy on margin when the market drops.

I love to read comments as well; even if the market drops as it did in 2018, it snapped right back. Yeah, it did, but I remember in 2018 repeatedly writing about how the sell-off was unjust and overdone and how it was ridiculed at the time for being a permabull. I also remember people writing to me because they had bought stuff on margin and blew themselves up and then asking what they should do.

So it’s easy to look at a chart and say things can come back. They absolutely can come back, just don’t tell that to the person who bought Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) or Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) in March 2000, Citigroup (NYSE:C) or Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) in 2007, or Exxon (NYSE:XOM) or Chevron (NYSE:CVX) in September 2018. Not everything comes back.

3. Amazon

Anyway, on to dead money, aka Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). It looks likes a successful retest of the broken uptrend, and well, we are getting closer to being able to call a double top in the stock. Officially for this to be a double top, the stock needs to sink below 3,200, given the stock's valuation and HORRIBLE quarter and guidance that shouldn’t be too hard. I would think the 3,200 serves as short-term support, but ultimately that should break.

Amazon Daily Chart
Amazon Daily Chart

4. Alibaba

The gap in Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) from 2017 is now nearly filled; maybe that’s where the CCP wants to get long.

Alibaba Daily Chart
Alibaba Daily Chart

5. Ford

Ford (NYSE:F) has a huge gap to fill, around $15. I know Ford will be making EVs, which means it is worth more than it was before it was making EVs. How I don’t know, but I’m sure there is some story floating around out there that is half as good as the seasonality story, or it is a “disruptor” or the next “Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) killer,” which it's most certainly not.

Ford Daily Chart
Ford Daily Chart

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John Niemokta
John Niemokta Nov 29, 2021 9:02AM ET
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Well said! I’m one of your followers.
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ZM Qi Nov 29, 2021 8:19AM ET
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Great analysis
Damian Wahner
Damian Wahner Nov 29, 2021 7:44AM ET
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Like I keep saying waiting for correction before getting back in. Thanks for another great reading and support you 110 percent. Well done Michael.
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good work
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great michael
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Thanks Michael I'm listening to you.
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thanks Michael, always appreciate your insights!
 
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