Blogs

Get Email Alert When S&P500 Trend Turns Down

Do you want to get an immediate warning when the trend for the S&P 500 starts to go down? Do you want to know when to sell your S&P 500 index funds? Get here the email alert if you want to get a warning and have the choice to act or not.

The long-term trend for the S&P 500 is pointing up since January 30, 2012. At that moment the S&P 500 stood at 1,313. Now, more than 3 years later, the gains are over 50%.

How much higher will it go before the trend will turn? Nobody knows. History shows that it could easily take another 2 years and another 30% gain. It could also be this month.

Currencies Impact Stock Market Profits

2015 started with an eventful January. The continued decline of the Euro versus the US Dollar had a major impact on the stock markets around the world.

During January, the German DAX gained 9.1% and the S&P 500 lost 3.1%.
However, this is before taking into account the impact of currency price developments.

Measured in Euros, the German DAX gained 9.1% during January. However, measured in US Dollars the DAX only gained 1.7% during January.

Measured in US Dollars the S&P 500 lost 3.1% during the month. However, measured in Euros, the S&P 500 gained 3.9%.

 

Stock Market Profits in Dollars and Euros

 

European investors gained during January, regardless if they invested at home or in the US markets.

S&P 500 Trend Signal Email Alert

Following the requests from many of our visitors, we are launching now the S&P 500 Trend Signal Email Alert.

 

If you are just interested in getting an email alert when the long-term trend of the S&P 500 index changes direction, click here.

 

When you sign up for this email alert service, you will get immediately an email from us when the MATI signal indicates a shift in the long-term trend direction.

 

This may happen only once or twice in the few years. We are talking long-term trends here.


Trend Investing Whip-Saw Reality

On August 8th, our MA200S trend signal for the German DAX index turned down. The MA200S is not a signal that we normally publish. However, since I am acting on it myself, I think I owe you this type of information for transparency reasons.

 

Yesterday after the big up-swing in European stock market indices, the MA200S for the DAX has turned up again. Thus next week, I will invest again in DAX related index funds.

 

This movement in the DAX and the MA200S trend signal is a typical example of whip-sawing.


This happens. The signal indicated that the long-term trend is moving down. And then the price action reverses and the signal turns back up again within a matter of weeks or months.

 

Not Trend Following But Trend Investing

There is Trend Following and there is Trend Investing. There are similarities and there are differences. Sometimes one is better and sometimes the other one is more feasible.

For Trend Following, the best source is probably the podcast and blog of Michael Covel. For any trader in the financial markets, this is a must listen and read.

In general Trend Following the financial markets has the following characteristics:

 

Syndicate content

Get Better Trend Trading and Index Investing Results

 

Disclaimer

The information contained on this website and from any communication related to this website is for information purposes only. We do not make recommendations for buying or selling any securities or options. We make financial suggestions and it is up to the visitors to make their own decisions, or to consult with a registered investment advisor when evaluating the information on Stock Trend Investing. Read more...