Chris Vermeulen

Chris Vermeulen, founder of AlgoTrades Systems, is an internationally recognized Market Technical Analyst and Trader. Involved in the markets since 1997, Chris’ mission is to help his clients boost their investment performance, while reducing market exposure and portfolio volatility. Chris is also the founder of TheGoldAndOilGuy.com, a financial education and investment newsletter service. Chris is responsible for market research and trade alerts for multiple newsletter publications. Through years of research, trading, and helping thousands of individual investors around the world, he designed an automated algorithmic trading software for the S&P500 index, which solves his client’s biggest problem related to investing in the stock market - the ability to profit in both a rising and falling market. He is the author of the popular book Technical Trading Mastery – 7 Steps To Win With Logic. He has also been featured on the cover of AmalgaTrader Magazine, Futures Magazine, Gold-Eagle, Safe Haven, The Street, Kitco, Financial Sense, Dick Davis Investment Digest, and dozens of other financial websites. 

You can reach Chris at chris@thetechnicaltraders.com.

Why did the stock market rally after the election victory of President Trump?  Do not expect to see increased earnings growth in 2017 and 2018.  This market is now overvalued by all metrics! There are no sound fundamentals that are supporting these markets
Let’s start this post with a great quote from the legendary investor Warren Buffet: “Be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy when others are fearful”. Since the US Presidential elections, the SPX has risen from 2139.6 on November 8th, 2016 to 2271.7 on December
The Establishment got it all wrong!  Will we ever experience free trade in America, again? It is the American people that can and will make America great, once again!  We cannot rely on the Federal government as we have seen their failure to deliver the Am
October is an important month for the US stock market seeing as the SPX has delivered an average of 1.9% returns during the month. This month also happens to keep the investors on edge with the most number of 1% moves in the index since 2000 as shown on the table below.
The Fed has not followed through on their numerous promises of a rate increase that Yellen and other Fed officials have made over the past several years. She spoke about purchasing assets of private companies, and also mentioned that the Fed could modify its inflati
The SPX continues to form a pattern that typically appears at major tops. The Fed is scheduled to meet this Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, and Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 to decide on its U.S. interest rate policy, AGAIN!   This could be the event t
The much awaited Jackson Hole speech by the Fed Chair Janet Yellen - and the subsequent nonfarm payrolls data failed to ignite the prospects of a rate hike this September of 2016. The market now forecasts only a 21% probability of a rate hike in this month, accordin
The current pattern is suggesting that a significant top is at hand. I fully believe both in patterns and indicators. Moreover, the current pattern is suggesting that a significant top is at hand.  The proprietary cycles are suggesting a potential “Black Swa
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has received approval from the World Bank allowing its issuance of bonds, which are denominated in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). The World Bank is the first entity to approve of it, and consequently, marks the launch of the SDR bon
Despite the expectations of a rate hike by the Fed in December of 2016, silver has remained close to its highs (as shown in the chart below).  After a stellar run, the white metal is consolidating near its highs, while anticipating its next imminent breakout.

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