Contra Theory refers to a trade or investment that goes against the prevailing trend of the wider market or a specific sector.
During periods of economic weakness or underperformance of stock market indices, Contra Theory tends to perform well, and vice versa. This approach aids in pinpointing the optimal price in a corrective or weak trend, providing traders or investors with additional leverage. To identify the best contra bets, technical analysis is the best tool available.
Contra Theory is most effective under two conditions: