Enjoy the rally in the S&P 500 while you can, said Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, adding that it could last weeks if not months. But trading in the index will be "choppy," Locke said.
If the S&P hits the 918-920 level, which has been its most recent high, the index could move closer 1,050, according to Locke.
If this rally fails to beat the previous high, then the index will continue on lower levels for some time, leading to sideways trading for "many more months", he told CNBC.
As the Federal Reserve cut rates close to zero and hinted at boosting the money supply, gold has a strong argument for holding through this particular course of economic conditions, he said.
Locke predicted that the precious metal will move higher, and noted that if it breaks all-time highs, it is likely to continue to "well over $1,040, up towards $2,000 level probably within the next 12 months."
"We may do some more work going into the end of February, early March. There may be some backing and filling. But overall I would say the lows are in, and the next major level will be taking out the old bull-market highs," he said.
Wait Until January…then All Will Be Clear
"The trend is your friend" generally means buy into strength, follow positive momentum; don't sell into strength on the assumption that the strength will continue, Marc Rivalland, charting columnist at Investor's Chronicle, said Wednesday.
However, December is an anti-trend month, where you buy into the dips and sell into the strengths, Rivalland notes.
If the FTSE 250 index reaches 4,400 by December 31, investors should short the index then, according to Rivalland.
When looking at a chart of the Nasdaq 100 index relative to the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, he points out that people were willing to take risks up until August 15. Thereafter, all risky positions in the Nasdaq collapsed.
If the recent uptick on the Nasdaq vs. Dow chart persists to January, it would be recognized as a good sign as the bear market lows will have been made, Rivalland told CNBC.
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