WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY JANUARY 15, 2017

January 15th, 2017 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR JANUARY 15, 2017: The stock market continues to hold near the top of its trading range. There is a lot of anticipation as to whether we will get a new high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average or if we sell off after the Inauguration. Right now, the majority of indicators are trending down towards a short-term oversold condition. This suggests that another rally may be close at hand. It’s anybody’s guess where the market will go longer-term, but my bet is that it will continue to “climb the wall of worry.”

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Sentiment Index is in the “neutral” area meaning that the emotional barometer of the market is neither too bullish or too bearish. When this happens be prepared for the market to go in either direction. If you take a step back and look at this market, you would think that the “Trump Rally” has been largely discounted into the price of equities. On the other hand, you have to ask “Where else is money going to go?” It looks to me that there is still more time left for the market to continue to rally and all oversold readings should be opportunities to “buy the dips.”

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY JANUARY 8, 2017

January 8th, 2017 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR JANUARY 8, 2017: The stock market continues to zig-zag higher with a good chance of closing above 20,000 in the Dow Jones Industrial Average this coming week. This could be a classic trap with the euphoria surrounding the Inauguration providing the “cover story” that will convince the nervous, unsophisticated investor to buy out of the fear of missing out. While a top may be at hand, it’s still dangerous to bet on the downside as well.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Sentiment Index is currently on the border of “Greed” and “Extreme Greed.” With a couple days of rally, this indicator should be in the “Extreme Greed” area which may signal an intermediate term top. On the other hand, the internal breadth indicators are moving towards an “oversold” condition. This may mean that a short-term buying opportunity is close by and a quick, but profitable rally may set up for next week as well. If that should happen either buy the broad-based ETFs or market leaders such as Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY DECEMBER 26, 2016

December 26th, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR DECEMBER 26, 2016: The stock market is still hovering near its all-time highs with one more closing high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average likely in the coming week to 10 days. But keep in mind that this time of the year can be very tricky and volatile. I see this week as the set up for the first week of the year which may be the final high for the intermediate term. Or we could decline into next week setting up a bottom during the first week of January with a rally into March. Be prepared for either kind of scenario.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Index is currently reading “Greed” which still makes me think that we have one more rally and revisit into the “Extreme Greed” area. With the internal breadth indicator reading “neutral,” I believe that this will be a week of non-action. On the other hand, anticipate the first week of the year to be eventful and possibly a short-term scare or longer term non-confirmation intermediate top. Either could happen in about 7-10 days.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – DECEMBER 22, 2016

December 22nd, 2016 Comments off

Today’s  “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index” reading has moved from “Extreme Greed” to “Greed” as of this week. Any return to new highs by the Major Indices will most likely move the needle back into the “Extreme Greed” territory. However, this second return to “Extreme Greed” territory will most likely signal the final rally of this move. Expect the first weeks of January to be tricky and counter-intuitive.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY DECEMBER 18, 2016

December 18th, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR DECEMBER 18, 2016: The stock market continues to hover near its all-time highs in the majority of indexes. With the internal breadth indicators nearing “oversold” readings, it looks like a brief decline of maybe one or two trading sessions will lead to another run to new highs and beyond. While most of the buying power has been spent on this present rally, a quick trade to the upside may be worth a bet until the end of the year.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Index is currently reading “Extreme Greed” and means that this is more a time to sell than to buy. But with the internal breadth indicators nearing “oversold,” it looks we will get our “Santa Claus Rally” right on cue for a ride up until New Years Eve. But after that, the reality of an overbought, over-valued, and over-loved market will bring the correction or even an end to the intermediate-term rally since the Election.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – DECEMBER 10, 2016

December 10th, 2016 Comments off

fear-and-greed-december-9Last week’s stock market strategy report said that the general market was surprisingly “oversold” and ready for an extension of the post-election rally. We certainly got that rally and more with the “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index” pushing into the “Extreme Greed” range for all 5 days. I would still expect a few days with readings over 90 before this rally has exhausted itself. But this is still no place to be going long and only the pros should consider heavy betting on the downside. If you’re inclined to trade, this may be a time to step aside and let the market zig-zag higher with non-confirmations or zig-zag lower into another short-term oversold condition. Either of these scenarios appears to be more than a week away. So stay on the sidelines and let the market set itself up for the next trading opportunity.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – DECEMBER 4, 2016

December 3rd, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR DECEMBER 4, 2016: The stock market has been correcting its move from the election lows over the past several days. With the majority of internal breadth indicators at “oversold” readings, a short-term rally should begin now. This final rally should mark the end of the big move from February’s low. Look for this rally to be lead by the oil stocks and unconfirmed by the leading technology stocks which typically signals the end of a major move.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Index is currently reading “Greed” after a short stint in the “Extreme Greed” territory. If we get a rally from right here, the new readings should mostly be in the “Extreme Greed” area and signal a time to get out of the market for the intermediate term. Expect a decline after this next rally to last two to three months and probably retract all of the “Trump Rally” and possibly more. But for now, look for one more short-term rally with several non-confirmations to finish this major move from the February lows.

BRADLEY SIDEROGRAPH STOCK MARKET FORECAST FOR 2017

November 28th, 2016 Comments off

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FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – NOVEMBER 27, 2016

November 27th, 2016 Comments off

fear-greed-nov-26This indicator is labeled as being in the “Greed” zone right now.  Ideal buying opportunities have only occurred when the general market has been in the “Extreme Fear” zone. Conversely, optimal selling opportunities tend to occur when the general market has been in the “Extreme Greed” zone. This suggests that the market needs a little more time in order to generate greater greed in order to sell. So don’t be surprised if the market continues to zig-zag its way to higher highs. With the strength of this move, the market can stay in the “Extreme Greed” area for over  a week as well.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – OCTOBER 29, 2016

October 29th, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR OCTOBER 29, 2016: From a breadth perspective, the stock market is in an oversold condition right now. But it is days to a week or so away from reaching a similar level on a sentiment basis. With the big news on the political front Friday, that sentiment could change quickly to get in line with the breadth indicators causing a bottom to form around Election Day November 7-9. Be ready to buy long on a panic low forming around that time.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The sentiment indicators such as the Fear/Greed Index and the Blogger Sentiment Poll are in neutral positions. Before a sustained move in either direction, we need these indicators to go to an extreme. But the internal breadth indicators are now at oversold readings. This means that the breadth of the market has been extremely negative and is one of the key prerequisites to a bottom formation. That bottom looks like it is forming just in time for Election Day. Caution: It will be tricky and hard to catch at the exact bottom. Being a day or two early or late could cost you lots of money so be nimble and ready to buy incrementally into the panic. It will most likely be a V-shaped bottom.