I have been reading the various opinions in the XAO thread and other international threads in regards to what we can expect on the road ahead of us. I feel this is quite a relevant topic to address a little more specifically.
The opinions are varied: some believe a small correction is needed, others believe things will continue up nicely, while others believe that we are in for a bear market. While it is unwise to listen to every opinion that is thrown around on a forum it certainly is wise to understand the factors that lead to changing market conditions and how to benefit from them in a practical way (i.e. $$$$$$$).
So the questions I pose are:
1. How do we form educated opinion on when a broader market uptrend is likely to end (i.e. what do we look for specifically?)
2. a) What is the best way to profit from this (e.g. shorting stocks, futures)?
b) What is the best timing?
c) why? (both a & b)