Two weeks ago we wrote that the weight of the evidence was suggesting the major indexes in India were getting ready to resume lower. While we were a few days early, most have resolved their consolidations lower. So the question now is, will they continue lower or will they be able to base and head higher? That’s the question we’re looking to answer in this post.
This post is a continuation of our “Free Chart of The Week”, which focused on the use of an equally-weighted Pharmaceuticals Index to make the case that the sector is in better health than the cap-weighted index suggests.
In this post, we’ll use that information to identify the stocks in this sector offering us the best reward/risk opportunities.
During our members-only conference call and our trade management post we discussed why a more neutral approach is best as we identify whether equities are going to consolidate at higher levels or begin to roll over again. We also discussed the importance of taking some profits quickly in an environment that produces whipsaws in both directions.
Over the last two weeks we’ve seen a number of our long ideas failing and more of our short ideas working, suggesting that lower prices are likely ahead in the short-term and that we should continue to err on the short side of stocks. This post will outline some of the evidence we’re seeing supporting this thesis, as well as adding a number of short ideas to our trade list from October and November.
This is the recording from the live November Conference Call for Members of the Allstarcharts India! Before getting into individual stock ideas in India, we’re going to first start with the global macro perspective. Once we identify the direction of the underlying trends from a structural and broader view, then we’ll dive into the NIFTY Indexes on both longer-term and short-term timeframe. We want to look at Large-caps, Small-caps and everything in between before getting into the Sector and Industries themselves like Energy, Banks and Pharma.
This is when we finally break things down to the individual stock scenario with identified risk vs reward opportunities. That is what this is all about – aligning ourselves in the direction of the underlying trend while at the same time identifying where the risk is to make sure the potential reward is skewed exponentially in our favor. You will find that throughout this process we discuss Momentum, Fibonacci and Relative Strength. I encourage you to check out the Education Section so you know exactly where I’m coming from when you hear me mention these tools.
Here is the video in full:
I’ve just updated the Monthly Chartbook, and although October was a rough month for the equity market, our opinions really haven’t changed all that much from last month in terms of trend and risk management levels. With that being said, I want to use this post to highlight a few things that stuck out to me.
For this entire month we’ve been discussing why a continued neutral approach toward equities was best and what we needed to see to get more aggressive on either the long or short side. The bull case has been building all month and after weeks of patiently waiting the market has finally given us the last piece we needed to get involved, a well-defined risk level.