I define a bull-bear market as follows.
A bull market is when price is above 144 day SMA and a bear market is when price is below it.
I further look at macroeconomics and the resulting monetary stance of Central Banks. A valid bull market should be accompanied with accommodative credit policies while a regular bear market should show signs of restrictive credit policies.
For credit policies I look at the (rate of) change in monetary base (M2REAL) and at future interest rate expectations (FEDTARMD).
I therefore think we are currently in a bear market. Price is in many markets below the 144 day SMA. And Central Banks are tightening or planning to tighten the monetary base (QT) and are raising interest rates.
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