Trend outlook 2018

YTD NASDAQ

For the first time since almost 30 years – the entire world is seeing +positive grown for 12 months!

Of the top ten largest corporations in the world in 2009, only one was a technology company – Microsoft.  Today, seven of the ten largest companies worldwide are technology companies including Apple, Google/Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba and Tencent.  The shift to a technology dominated economy provides a boost to earnings growth rates.

Over a fifth of the S&P 500 is represented by the technology sector.  Consensus revenue growth for the technology sector in 2018 is 9.4% which should drive 35% earnings growth.  In the past month, the revenue growth forecast was revised up from 8.7% to the current 9.4%.

The earnings per share for the MSCI AC World Index (ACWI) is above $30.  In the U.S., the S&P 500 consensus earnings estimate is expected to advance by about 11% year-over-year on revenue growth of about 5% off of record levels reached in 2017.

If the P/E remains constant as it has for the past two years, the S&P 500 should be up in-line with earnings or about 11%.

Source : Delta market sentiment

those pesky charts!

QLD WEEKLY WEEK OF 10 25 2017

above is a weekly close for QLD.

QLD which is 2X Nasdaq 100 appears to have hit a plateau 2 weeks in a row 10/16 and then last few days.

last 4 trading sessions NASDAQ hit 3 distribution days – which is concerning.

On 5/29 week QLD closed 62.65, where as the MA 20 Weeks was 53.67 – 8.98 dollars difference! about 14 %.  Then it dropped by 6.3 dollars (around 10%)

The situtation is not that bad now – the difference between the two (MA and the price ) is about 4 %

Now for the current scenario – the ATR 20 DAYS is 2.43.

So lets wait and see. No clear sell as yet

A view to a kill!

COMP SHOT JULY 24TH 2017

what’s more at the top? More of the top.

Last week all the indices hit all time high.  How far is far enough?

when P/E is constant, then the risk premium is constant.

P/E has been hovering for S&P Index around 20.5 for the last and half year (DEC 2015 to June 2017) .   earning increased from 100 dollars to 116 dollars around 16%

So mostly the gain in S&P came from the gain in real earnings of the companies!

So assuming just the earning to grow by 10% (very reasonable..just the growth %) and P/E = 20.5 as constant

then S&P would be (116+10% of 116)  * 20.5= 2615 – a gain of 144 points from today.

the leading economic indicators – % change has been positive for the last 10 months!

around 65 % of stock market is about its 75 days moving average.

Now value of companies according to the theory is based on discounted value of the cash flow. because of low interest rates companies can borrow much with little interest paid. Hence expansion, hence earnings growth!

Happy trading!

“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” –  John Maynard Keynes