Zeal Intelligence is our acclaimed monthly newsletter for investors.  It's published on the morning after each previous month's final trading day.  Using our unique studied contrarian approach, each issue explains what's going on in the markets, why, and how to trade them with specific stocks.  Since market price action forms a causal chain, ZI is built around the chronological skeleton of how each month unfolded.  Whenever important or noteworthy market events arise, we dig deeper to help you fully understand them and their implications.

 

 

With the markets endlessly variable and fascinating, ZI necessarily covers a wide array of topics.  It's hard to understand the sheer depth, breadth, quality, and efficacy of our famous contrarian research until you've been reading for at least a year.  But this tour will give you an idea of what to expect with the actual March 2016 issue.  It covered February, an amazing month.  As a years-long Fed-conjured stock-market levitation finally threatened to roll over into a new cyclical bear, investors rushed back to left-for-dead gold with a vengeance.

 

Page 1  You can download this issue in its original PDF form or click on these thumbnails to read it.  For investors, nothing is more important than maintaining perspective.  This naturally neuters the intense greed and fear that is driven by recent price action, enabling far-superior trading decisions.  So each ZI starts with 6-month price charts of key markets to keep the current month in context.

 

Considering each month's trading action within longer-term trends really helps to overcome the tyranny of the present in investors' decision making.  The thrust of current-month developments in each market is summarized, offering a high-level strategic overview before we dig into the tactical details.  Without understanding the big picture, it's impossible to forecast where markets are likely heading next.

 

Major turning points, the highly-sought-after ideal opportunities to buy low and sell high, are also far more readily apparent from this longer-term perspective.  It's much easier to identify meaningful overboughtness or oversoldness, hence excessive greed or fear, with current-month action properly framed within the past half-year.  Essential perspective inoculates against internal greed and fear.

 

Page 2  All short-term market price action is driven by sentiment, the collective emotions of traders as a herd.  They respond to market events as they unfold, their opinions endlessly shifting.  So present market action is always the result of a causal chain of events leading up to it.  Event A leads to B then C then D.  The only way to really understand markets is studying their unfolding chronologically.

 

So ZI helps investors understand why markets are where they are by analyzing the key events that brought them there.  And this knowledge of what's actually driving the markets, what's motivating traders to buy and sell, is totally essential to gaming where they are heading.  So each ZI analyzes all noteworthy news and price action seen on every trading day of that month, fleshing out the chain.

 

Without this vital perspective, investors only see the present link of the causal chain which obscures trends.  But with it, they see the clear line of chain links that extends into the future.  No other market newsletter provides such a deep level of coherent integrated cross-market analysis, since it is so challenging to do.  This approach will greatly help you grow and thrive as a contrarian investor.

 

Page 3  The chronological skeleton of each month's events is deftly illuminated with our unparalleled experience, knowledge, and wisdom forged from decades of intensely studying and actively trading the markets.  We analyze prevailing sentimental, technical, and fundamental forces driving market action, and dive deeply into both the latest data and market history to enhance your perspective.

 

After many tens of thousands of hours of total market immersion, our knowledge is world-class.  It enables us to deftly weave a tremendous amount of research, historical precedent, real-world trading experience, and common sense into each month's price action.  As your knowledge of the markets and what's driving them grows, so will your ability to harness greed and fear to multiply your wealth.

 

Page 3 includes Bubbleology, a table summarizing a big array of stock-market-valuation and monetary-inflation data.  Valuations drive the great secular bulls and bears of the Long Valuation Waves.  Investors can't buy low and sell high without knowing how stock markets are priced.  And the rate of money printing by the Fed, inflation, is an important long-term driver of commodities' prices.

 

Page 4  Our famed contrarian market analysis hung on that framework of each month's chronology is shared by the Zeal Speculation Matrix on Page 4.  It is a powerful and elegant trading tool based on Adam Hamilton's Relativity Trading methodology.  Oversold and overbought conditions, ideal times to buy low and sell high, are defined off evolving baselines formed by 200-day moving averages.

 

Absolute price levels are usually far less important than how fast a price got to prevailing levels.  Anything that rallies too far too fast sparks too much greed, which soon burns itself out leading to a sharp correction.  And anything plunging too fast spawns too much fear, soon exhausting sellers leading to a sharp rally.  Trading these contrary reversals requires empirically defining "too far too fast".

 

Relativity accomplishes this mission by recasting prices as multiples of their own 200dmas.  As these multiples tend to form horizontal trading ranges over time, they're an excellent indicator of prices extending too high or too low to likely be sustainable over the near-term.  Explained in depth in our tutorial page, this Matrix helps investors succeed in fighting the crowd to buy low and sell high.

  

Pages 5 and 6  Analyzing each month's trading action on a day-by-day basis, and digging deeper wherever necessary, continues through ZI's body.  This March 2016 ZI is a great example of why our unique approach proves so powerful for investors.

 

February 2016 was an extraordinary month, with deep losses in the US stock markets rekindling investors' interest in gold.  Capital flooded back into this metal at rates not seen in 6 years, so it blasted higher.  We analyzed that from all angles.

 

That included the psychology behind that deluge of gold buying, the technical price breakouts that it drove, and the fundamental impact of that big gold buying on global demand.  Past precedent like this suggested gold's rally was only just beginning.

 

Page 7  The ultimate goal of market analysis is executing profitable trades to multiply wealth, so all our labors work towards it.  All our current stock trades, as well as long-term investments, are detailed on Page 7.  When each new trade is launched, the rationale behind it is explained.  And every month it stays open, any relevant material new developments and their implications are discussed.

 

Our trades generally have target time horizons of 6 to 12 months, long enough to ride big swings.  We usually protect them with trailing stop losses, which let our wins run while cutting losses before they grow excessive.  Stop losses are an essential tool in investors' arsenal to combat greed and fear, since they remove most of the anxiety from sell decisions.  They're explained on our tutorial page.

 

Unlike most market analysts, we actually walk the walk and risk our own hard-earned capital in our trade recommendations.  And our newsletter business's ultimate success depends on their overall performance, so we take these trades very seriously.  To maintain full public accountability, once a quarter the results of all closed trades are fully tracked and published in our performance results.

 

Page 8  ZI's final page each month includes our Watch List, highlighting stocks that we are considering for future trades.  That puts them on investors' radars as soon as possible, even before we have enough time to adequately research and understand them.  A Watch List tutorial page explains more.  The Briefings look at other interesting peripheral developments that are affecting financial markets.

 

The Parting Shot offers final thoughts on the most-important things contrarian investors should keep in mind heading into each new month.  These strategic ideas help cut through the overpowering cacophony of current market events to help maintain essential perspective and context.  While ZI's monthly tempo is great for most investors, we also publish a weekly Zeal Speculator newsletter.

 

Subscribers also gain exclusive access to our collection of private charts that we use to help guide our own trading.  Many of these are totally unique, the result of our innovative research and extensive spreadsheet work with raw data.  These charts are beautiful high-resolution versions that are updated regularly, and are extremely valuable for all contrarian investors looking to buy low and sell high.

 

     

 

     

 

We work very hard to ensure Zeal Intelligence offers incredible value for your hard-earned money.  There are few other newsletters in the world that approach its depth, breadth, quality, and value.  Investors across the globe have trusted ZI since 2000 as an essential source for world-class contrarian analysis on stock markets, commodities, and individual trades.  As lifelong students of the markets and active traders, we truly do walk the walk.  Subscribe today and put our extraordinary experience, knowledge, and wisdom to work for you!