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2016 Top 5 Trends

In no particular order, here were the top 5 major market changing trends of 2016 identified by Chicagostock:

1- DOW JONES CUP/HANDLE TARGET 20K
The stock market started 2016 weak, however recovered the highs of the year by summer, making a U turn. Those that were caught short, bearish, and wrong, were now forced to reverse position, thus creating the cup/handle formation, giving way to expand the U turn up to 20k.

2- STOCKS BOTTOM / SP500 V BOTTOM PROJECTING NEW YEAR HIGHS @ 2040 January-February of 2016 was very bearish. Many of the talking heads were extremely bearish as highlighted by the above tweet on Feb 8. On Feb 11, the market bottomed, setting up the V bottom and leaving shorts trapped. This gave fuel to squeeze new highs on the year above 2040. After making new highs on the year, bears caught on the wrong side of the market were forced to reverse positions and get long. This created the sideways chop at 2040 and eventual expansion higher into the 2nd half of the year to visualize a larger cup/handle.

3- 30 YEAR BOND MARKET TOP 30 year bond market hit its peak at 177 against it's 76.4% fib extension early July as we pointed out on July 6th. This turned to be the top as the market rejected the level to fall below 170 and leave buyers trapped above, giving way to our target of 156 and low from June of 2015 at 14711 that began the second leg higher.

4- CRUDE OIL BOTTOM Oil also began the year on a negative tone with bearish fundamentals. The new lows in February failed to expand down, setting up a failed breakdown. As news came out that production would not be cut, which fundamentally was bearish since it kept the supply high, the market rather then going lower, traded higher, which turned to be a sign of too many bears caught on the wrong side. Not to forget the famous words "If you are long oil get it through your head..."

5- SP500 ELECTION V BOTTOM PROJECTING 2276 The US election turned out to be Brexit 2.0. The market traded from 2152 down to 2028 and back through 2152 in the same night after the election results. The V bottom and recovery above 2152 gave way to expand the 124 handle range up to 2276, completed in December with a 2273 high.

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SP500's ride from 1800 to 2040 with Chicagostock