Study: the NASDAQ is like 1999

Based on the Medium-Long Term Model, this bull market probably has 1 year left. We can confirm this theory through the stock market’s recent price action.
The final rally of a bull market is often marked by “downwards reversal days”. In other words, the market gaps up on the open (exuberant buying) and then falls throughout the rest of the day. We just saw a “downwards reversal day” yesterday in the NASDAQ.
The NASDAQ gapped up almost 1% on the open and then closed below the previous day’s close.

Here are all the historical cases in which the NASDAQ gapped up at least 0.9% and then closed below the previous day’s close.

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As you can see, all of these historical cases occurred in the final year of the NASDAQ’s bull market (1999). In addition, notice how the NASDAQ has a tendency to fall during the 1 week after this “downwards reversal day”.

Here’s what happened next to the S&P 500 during these historical cases.


We are most likely approaching the final year of this bull market. The stock market is starting to exhibit signs that are characteristic of the last rally in a bull market.
However, it’s important to remember that double-digit gains are common in the final year of a bull market. Getting out too early is just as bad as getting out too late. We are not near the top yet.
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4 comments add yours

  1. Hi,
    looking at the QQQs it doesn’t look like the market closed below the close of the day before…?

  2. Hi Troy,
    also I didn’t really believe that there were so few instances. So looking at Nasdaq Comp, I reviewed the mid-nineties (so before the extreme up move) myself.
    And I see plenty of dates with this kind of reversal from all-time high – as examples 041795, 050495, 052495, 082195, 091295, 052196.
    Unless I have misunderstood the criteria somehow I don’t see that this kind of reversal day has any predictive power…?

  3. Hi Troy,
    my last comment – I missed the 1% gap criteria when reviewing this – so plz just remove my last comment as it is not relevant:) – thanks!

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