Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The things you don't see at market bottoms: China edition

It is said that while bottoms are events, but tops are processes. Translated, markets bottom out when panic sets in, and therefore they can be more easily identifiable. By contrast, market tops form when a series of conditions come together, but not necessarily all at the same time. My experience has shown that overly bullish sentiment should be viewed as a condition indicator, and not a market timing tool.

Two months has passed since I last published a post in a series of "things you don't see at market bottoms". That's because market exuberance has significantly moderated. There are, nevertheless, signs of froth in non-US markets. Therefore I am publishing another post in the series. Past editions of this series include:
I reiterate my belief that this is not the top of the market, but investors should be aware of the risks where sentiment is getting increasingly frothy. Much of the froth can be found across the Pacific in China, starting with the China bears' favorite chart.

The full post can be found at our new site here.

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