UPDATED March 1st…

Well, I just woke up to get an early start reviewing the market and I see the SPY (SP500 Index) has already reached it’s post-market spike… Geez that was fast. See updated chart below. But that is like 6or 7 of these SPY price spikes we have seein the past 6 weeks and everyone has been a success.




Couple things to touch on as this week begins.

Below is a chart of two price spikes tonight: SPY and GLD.

Remember the market always has a way of making it difficult to get into a trade or stay in it long enough to make money. And when we get these price spikes we typically get a better chance to enter the following day/morning when the market tries to shake everyone out of the market who are positioned for this direction of a move. Meaning we could see SPY drop and shake everyone out before heading higher tomorrow afternoon, and GLD may spike to shake all the shorts out of the market before it drops.

The way the market has been moving is that if stocks are going up, gold is going down… so these spikes make a lot of sense right now.


I find it’s best to wait for a setup you are really excited about at an extreme price than to just jump in at first sign of a signal. I would rather miss some trades and get in only when I’m really feeling the setup is screaming at me. Most signals like Price Spikes and Cycles topping or bottoming are early indicators by a half day to three days in most cases.

The ideal setup could be Tuesday March 1st for gold miners. I feel they will gap higher and give us a great shorting opportunity (buy DUST) and the returns could be big. With that said remember DUST is 3x move and you can see your position grow or shrink by 15-20% in one day…

Also, keep in mind price spikes and my short term forecasts are “Trade Ideas” for active traders who are comfortable taking trades on their own. When I have an OFFICIAL Trade Alert subscribers will be sent an email, SMS text alert and it will be posted on the members area home page and in the portfolio.

Now we will see what gold does today. I do feel gold will move up then reverse hard in afternoon.


Chris Vermeulen – Follow My Lead: www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com

I hope you have been watching and learning about these price spike moves I am sharing…

Market just did it again and nailed another target that had a $2-$4 profit per share move depending when you got in, IF you got in.

I should not these are trade ideas for intraday/momentum traders but just look at the potential gains that can be made in 24-48 hours when they occur!

I sent this spike alert out on Feb 23rd after hours, market opened sharply lower the next day and all indicators were screaming buy also… Gotta love it!

Today the stock market and gold moved exactly as we expected…

The SP500 hit our spike target this afternoon for a potential $4 per share move in SPY in just 2 days – that is huge.

Gold started to rise but has not yet reached the spike target.

If the market were to do what I think it will tomorrow. we see stocks move higher in the morning then roll over and sell off to start its decent to the downside spike target.

If that happens then we should see gold rally in the afternoon and tag its upside spike target I shared with you this morning.



Chris Vermeulen joins us today as a preview to this weekend’s show to discuss his outlook on the precious metals. The move in gold has been great but are we due for a natural / healthy correction? And why has silver not moved tot he degree that gold has?


I just wanted to touch base with regards to the SPY price spikes on the recent setup this week and the new setup that I signaled last night to everyone.

It’s best if you read this really short post and most importantly see the three charts. The focus should be on the last chart as it shows last nights price spike warning.

Once you review this then the below paragraphs will make sense and you will understand what has just happened and likely learn something 95% of traders don’t understand:

MUST SEE THESE CHARTS BEFORE YOU UNDERSTAND AND LEARN FROM THE CONTENT BELOW: http://www.thegoldandoilguy.com/watch-this-play-by-play-setup-unfold/

Price Spikes, let me touch on these. In most cases if we see a price spike on the SPY the stock market seems move and reach that level within 24-48 hours. But I do also notice that when we see a price spike we typically get a better opportunity to enter the trade the day after as the “market” tries to shake the rest of the market participants off the boat before they allow the move to take place.

For example, yesterday we saw the spike in price pointing to a strong move up in stocks. While the market tipped its hand so we could see what they were planning to do, today’s big gap down is triggering fear and panic. Those who got long are under pressure today and likely going to bail on the trade idea. Ans those who have no idea about these price spikes but are long are simply selling today in fear of a crash. The “Market” is cleansing itself for the next move up. Well, that is what I feel is happening… nothing is 100% certain.


As pointed out last week and this week, there are several different time cycles topping and bottoming at the same time and it will continue for another week. So this market will remain choppy. Locking in profits if you nail a move within a day or two is wise thing.

I hope this helps shed some light on trading and price spikes…?

Chris Vermeulen – US & Canadian ETF Swing Trading and Long Term Investing Signals




When the next great financial crisis strikes, millions will be blindsided by what is coming and will be shocked by a “New Great Depression of The 21st Century”.  This does not have to happen to you. It is empowering to know what is coming and to understand why it is coming.  It is important to get prepared in advance for turbulent times. It is also imperative to have a plan for the years ahead. I will do my best to prepare you in advance for any eventuality.

This global financial drama is also part of the “incubation” effect of as part of the 2008-2015 time frame. There is a much larger financial crisis on the horizon. Decisions were made that seemed to resolve that crisis, but in actuality, probably only delayed it. The world is not in less debt due to the decisions of central bankers during that 7-year period. To the contrary, the nations of the world are in more debt and require a rise in inflation to help bring them out of this crisis. But will they be able to ignite the forces of inflation?  The answer so far has been NO!

Considering the market condition, this could come at any time but, until it does, more patience is required. While the 7-year cycle is the principal force that is causing the market to build a top in this time frame, negative events are usually associated with large cyclical tops. One of these, which would be reported as a news item, will probably become the trigger which will activate selling. Could such an event be about Deutsche Bank, the new Lehman Brother’s crisis of 2016?


Deutsche Shares Compared to Cocos

There has been another new “financial toy” invented that rival’s derivatives.  They are called “Contingent Convertible Bonds”, better known as ‘CoCos’.  They were invented to help banks shore up their capital bases.  They are bonds that are sold to investors as debt, but with a twist; if the bank gets into financial hot water, they can cancel interest payments, convert the bonds into equity or even write off the debts altogether. This could avoid problems associated with regular bonds leading to lawsuits and bailouts and maybe even a catastrophic collapse. With these banks holding all the cards I can inform you that CoCos investors will take it on the chin in this next financial meltdown before the bank becomes unviable.

The success of ‘CoCos’ hinges on the credibility of the banks’ assessment and reporting of their capital positions. Instead of bailing out the banks if they fail, coco investors will “bail in” the institutions that start to struggle, by allowing their holdings to lapse or transform into equity. These investors are encouraged to act as the banks’ safety net with higher interest payments.

In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority has banned banks from selling these complex hybrid instruments to mass-market investors. The FCA has said the products are still too risky for most retail customers to stomach. “Issuers can have unusually broad discretion in relation to coupon payments”, making it extremely difficult for investors to assess, understand and price ‘CoCos’,

Confusion abounds in these markets. The cost of insuring against a Deutsche bond default, using products known as credit default swaps, has soared even though cocos are designed to prevent the credit default event that would trigger payment on this insurance.

‘CoCos’ issued by other European lenders have also plunged in value.


The Decline of Europe’s Bank Stocks

Deutsche Bank, whose ‘CoCos’ are now in the spotlight, had €2.87bn-worth of convertible bonds by the end of 2014. Some of its cocos are now trading at 77% of their face value.

It’s hard to know a bank’s true balance sheet, because most banks don’t disclose them.  I know Deutsche Bank, which has been in the headlines recently, has a $2 trillion balance sheet.  However, they have net tangible equity of $66 billion.  That’s only 3.3% of their balance sheet.  So they’re levered 30:1 in terms of net tangible equity.

No one knows what’s whirling around in that $2 trillion balance sheet.  The bad assets the big banks had on their books haven’t simply disappeared.  They’ve been unloaded into mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).  They’re also in nonbank financial institutions, like the new companies you see making auto loans by selling junk bonds as a form of capital.


Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt

This shiny, sexy building with the Deutsche logo just may become an old rust bucket…

Concluding Thoughts:

There are some huge events starting to unravel globally within the financial market place. While all these things do have a very negative and scary tone to them, if you understand what is taking place and position yourself to either avoid them or better yet profit from them then all of these issues are really not that bad for you.

Follow me as I explain these events as they unfold and how I will profit from them through my ETF trading newsletter.

Chris Vermeulen

If you can’t stand reading like I do… then you will really enjoy this post and educational trade setup.

This year my focus is on educating both short-term trades and passive long-term investors. My goal is to help as many people as possible understand what is taking place in the financial markets and how they can not only avoid losing a large portion of their net wealth but to actually become the most wealthy they have ever been in their life. And how it can be done during a time when 99% of people will lose 30-60% of their life savings which they have invested in stocks/mutual funds etc…

Instead of writing a detailed article 1000+ words I think these three charts which I sent to those on my email list and who followed my work over the past 48 hours. See what just happened. Also, keep in mind this type of things happens over and over again every month and you could be getting these direct into your inbox each week.

Monday 9am Pre-Market Spike Alert to Members



Tuesday 12:15pm Spike Alert Update to Members



Tuesday 4:10pm Afterhours Spike Target Hit


If you like what you see here you can see another recent post just like this for another big move: Click Here


Chris Vermeulen

With the entire world struggling to ward off global deflation, it is prudent to understand why the current actions by the Central Banks are now heading in the correct direction because…

READ FULL ARTICLE: http://cnafinance.com/the-central-banks-are-pushing-the-world-towards-deflation-2/8340

Stocks are taking a breather today from the recent rally off our cycle lows and support level. As explained and shown in this morning’s video we are expecting stocks to stall out over the next 5 days and become choppy.

Any weakness in stocks means money will flow into metals and that is what happened on Thursday afternoon.

I did stumble onto the pre-market chart of GLD today only to notice a pre-market spike just like what we have been seeing in the SPY ETF for the broad market.

Take a look at the chart below of GLD (Gold Price)…


Watch Video On Price Spikes For SP500/DOW/NASDAQ/RUT 2K


I have shared this trading tip and strategy many times in the past but here are some recent examples where it happened a couple weeks ago repeatedly with the SPY ETF: CLICK HERE

I found another video I did in 2014 showing this same strategy in the COW ETF fast FORWARD to 7:05 minute in video to see these great examples: CLICK HERE

The unexpected is about to throw most investors off track in terms of stocks, and precious metals price action.