Nightly Briefing 8/16/20

We expect the stock market to inch higher into August 21st/24th before a 2-3 day pullback occurs the week of August 24th. This sell-off will be followed by a strong upward price explosion the week of August 31st into the September 4th Labor Day weekend. After this move, we expect market conditions to deteriorate into early October but do not expect a crash event. Expectations now are for a strong rally mid-October into November 3rd. Before any sizable pullback, we feel the DOW will touch close to 30,000 and play catch-up to the NDX and SPX. The NDX may go a bit higher, but we expect the SPX and DOW to be stronger the next few weeks.

SEC Filings disclosed late Friday indicated Warren Buffett purchased $500 million worth of Barrick Gold, a gold mining company (symbol GOLD). This investment is a small to modest bet for Berkshire Hathaway compared to the billion dollar bet they made in silver bullion back in 1998. It should provide a pop Monday morning for the metals complex, but we do not feel it's a trend or cycle altering event. If the world was about to fall apart, Buffett would have purchased billions in gold bullion which he commonly downplays as just a “pet rock." This is an earnings play given the recent price appreciation in gold bullion - certainly not bad news for the metals complex. Technicals are telling us expect the trend line shown above to be retested and most likely broken near term. Whether it breaks it or not, a bounce will occur in bullion into September. The question is just how high? Our system is telling us to expect a lower high in gold, but possibly a higher high in silver into September. In our opinion, this is not a good set up to go long metals just yet. You can make money with a poor set up, but simple math says there are endless opportunities coming in metals, and we will capitalize on a long trade when it's safe. It’s okay to let the riskier set-ups pass you by. Once we break the trend line and touch the low $1800 futures range, we will issue an alert for a long trade. We are long term bulls in the metals complex, so if you are a long term trader, it'll be great into May 2021.

USO will not produce huge gains, but it will be a steady climber into mid-September.

We feel between this week and September 3rd the 200 DMA of both BLMN and DENN will be tested and possibly exceeded. It can occur as early as this week. If it occur this week we would then expect new post-Covid highs in both stocks.

The same goes for US steel. If we can gain traction through the 200 DMA this week, shown above, then a break to new post-Covid highs can occur, $11+ by early September. After $11 we see $13 as the next target.

BTC is holding strong while consolidating in a sideways coil, very bullish. This adds more credence to our September target in GBTC of $20+.  We feel a breakout should occur over the next 7 trading days.

The same goes for SPCE. We feel a break of the $20 level should occur this week and attack our next area of resistance, $22.50.


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