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FEAR/GREED HAS A READING OF 4 – “VERY EXTREME FEAR”

March 11th, 2020 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of “4” which indicates that we are in the area of an “Extreme Fear” buy signal. This is only one criteria for a trading bottom but an important one. The December 24, 2018 bottom had a reading of “2” so we are in that rare general area. Any reading below this is probably worth a trade to the long side. This indicator does not stay in this area for very long.

FEAR/GREED HAS A READING OF 10 – “EXTREME FEAR”

February 29th, 2020 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of “10” which indicates that we are in the area of an “Extreme Fear” buy signal. This is only one criteria for a trading bottom and it could easily go down further. An “Extreme Fear” reading of “2” occurred at the December 2018 bottom. So be careful here. There is still room for more downside and the stretching of this indicator.

FEAR/GREED MAY BE HEADED TOWARDS AN “EXTREME FEAR” BUY SIGNAL

February 18th, 2020 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of “51” which indicates that we are quite possibly traversing the range towards an “Extreme Fear” buy signal. With the current strength in the markets, I would only expect this indicator to briefly touch the under “30” reading. It should then explode higher.

FEAR/GREED IS NOW REGISTERING “EXTREME GREED”

December 23rd, 2019 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of “91” which indicates that we are in the area of a top. Keep in mind that more often than not, the final top or ideal sell point occurs when this indicator is above a reading of “90.” While this does not mean it is a time to short the market, it does mean that it is not the time to buy.

FEAR/GREED IS NOW REGISTERING “NEUTRAL”

September 28th, 2019 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of “52” which is not indicating a nearby top or bottom. Keep in mind that more often than not, the final bottom or ideal buy point occurs when this indicator is below a reading of “10.”

FEAR/GREED IS NOW REGISTERING “EXTREME FEAR”

August 6th, 2019 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of “22” which is the first step to getting a tradable bottom. But keep in mind that more often than not, the final bottom or ideal buy point occurs when this indicator is below a reading of “10.”

THE LOWEST READING SINCE THIS INDICATOR’S INCEPTION!

December 22nd, 2018 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of “2” which is the lowest number since this indicator’s inception. This suggests that market sentiment is at levels last seen in the 2008-2009 bear market. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the market is ready to go up just now. But what this does do is potentially indicate the location of the “internal bottom” of the market. The “external bottom” or lowest Dow Jones Industrial Average closing price will likely follow 2-5 weeks later. On this second “external bottom” there will be many non-confirmations to show it’s a final bottom. This type of set-up won’t happen until January.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – OCTOBER 14, 2018

October 13th, 2018 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of 11 after reaching an even more extreme reading of 5 on Friday. This suggests that the market is within the buying opportunity area.

This indicator has gone down enough but only may need to spend more time in this area before rallying upwards in the coming weeks.

With the internal indicators in “oversold” readings, this suggests that a tradable bottom could occur in this time period – which is within the next two weeks. However, there is always the possibility of one more crash down of obvious “bad news” in order to shake out the weak hands.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – JUNE 30, 2018

June 30th, 2018 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of 34 which is in the “Fear” zone. This suggests that the market is within range of a buying opportunity on further weakness.

This indicator has been in the “neutral” area for some time as well as “Fear” and “Greed,” but it has avoided both “Extreme Fear” and “Extreme Greed” readings in past month.

With the internal indicators approaching “oversold” readings, this suggests that a tradable bottom could occur in the coming week to 10 days. While it is uncertain to how powerful a rally might be from here, it probably is worth taking some positions on weakness particularly if it is accompanied by “obvious bad news.”

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – APRIL 14, 2018

April 14th, 2018 Comments off

The “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index: What Emotion is Driving the Market Now?” has a current reading of 23 which is in the “Extreme Fear” zone. This suggests that the market is in a buying range and not a selling range. Tactically, this means that you should either buy or hold depending on your situation.

This indicator has remained in the “Extreme Fear” area for an abnormally long time. I would guess that it will leave this “oversold” area shortly and not return for some time. (After perhaps, one more spike down)

I would look to buy on any 2 to 3 day weakness that is accompanied by “obvious bad news” as the cover story for a good bottom in the market. I think that the next retest of the recent bottoms will be successful and that a sharp rally should follow. The only trick will be if the weakness occurs on a Friday where traders will have to sweat out the weekend of potentially more bad news.