David Nicoski of Vermilion Technical Research makes his debut on the show - he deciphers the market dynamics from a technical perspective, in particular relative strength analysis. Starting last Wednesday, the market plunged sharply, fulfilling a bearish diamond pattern prophecy.
The thousand point decline in the Dow Jones Industrials Average last week was followed by a 1,000 point intraday collapse on Monday.
Our guest expects further negative price action amid a flurry of unexpectedly bearish news events.
An ominous diamond pattern recently emerged in US equities - strikingly similar to the 1929 market zenith.
One overlooked gem in the rough is the Nikkei index (DXJ).
David Nicoski thinks that Japan's equities bourse is on the cusp of a 10 year bull cycle.
His analysis on individual sectors can markedly improve portfolio results, as the typical difference between solid / weak sectors exceeds 45%.
The guest notes the US stock indexes should not be compared beyond a few years, as stocks are added / dropped too frequently to make useful comparisons.
He is waiting for a bottom pattern to unfold in the PMs sector, such as an inverse head and shoulders, double / triple bottom.
Prominent economic analyst, Jeffrey Christian of CPM Group rejoins the show on the heels of a pilgrimage to South Africa.
His team correctly forecasted the commodities sector weakness.
The cyclical decline in the bull market in commodities should conclude by 2018. Our guest thinks the US Fed is behind the financial trends.
A Fed rate hike of the benchmark lending rate is a non-sequitur.
Given the recent currency / equities market turmoil, worldwide.
Our guest is watching for signs that investors in China start booking substantial equities profits, redirecting capital into the precious metals market.
The battered crude oil sector could be presenting entry opportunities; any price below $40 represents a fair price, according to their models.
He has been a prominent analyst and advisor on precious metals and commodities markets since the 1970ís, with work spanning precious metals, energy markets, base metals, agricultural markets, and economic analysis in general. Mr. Christian is considered one of the most knowledgeable experts on precious metals markets, commodities in general, and financial engineering using options for hedging and investing purposes. He is the author of Commodities Rising, 2006.
He founded the company in 1986, spinning off the Commodities Research Group from Goldman, Sachs & Co and its commodities trading arm, J. Aron & Company.
He has advised many of the worldís largest corporations and institutional investors on managing their commodities price and market exposures, as well as providing advisory services to the World Bank, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, and numerous governments.
David Nicoski is Vermilion's Chief Technical Strategist and responsible for driving the Firm's technical research strategy. Shelley Moen is a Sr. Technical Strategist and supports Mr. Nicoski in evaluating, executing and monitoring the Firm's technical research strategy and products. Joseph Jasper is the president of Vermilion Technical Research and is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the company.
Mr. Nicoski and Ms. Moen were the senior analysts and co-directors of the technical research department of a well-known investment bank. During their tenure Mr. Nicoski and Ms. Moen individually, and as a team, received numerous honors and distinctions for their technical research publications and research-based recommendations.
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