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THE APPLE BEAR MARKET OPTIMIZED MOVING AVERAGE UPDATE APRIL 20, 2013

April 20th, 2013

THE APPLE BEAR MARKET OPTIMIZED MOVING AVERAGE UPDATE APRIL 20, 2013

The so-called “Apple Bear Market Optimized 50-Day Moving Average” currently stands at 443. The current price as of Friday’s close is 390. The 417-392 price range for accumulating the stock that was mentioned on the March 30th Update is now at its lower end. So based on price alone, this would seem to be a place to start buying. But in terms of the internal indicators, it may still be a little too early to do so.

(Click here for the chart for Apple)

Internal Indicators for Apple currently read as follows:

* Relative Strength Reading:  28.00 which is a buy signal under 30.00

* Ultimate Indicator Reading: 30.66 which is just barely missing the buy signal under 30.00

* Money Flow Indicator Reading: 33.77 which is a few points away from flashing a buy signal

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Based on these indicators, I would say that the stock of Apple is very close to a buy signal.  But it would take a triple buy signal for me to start accumulating the stock. I am especially cautious about buying Apple until we see a clear Money Flow Indicator buy signal well under a reading of 30. At that time, I would gradually wade into the position with the idea of trading it as it moves back up to test its dominate 50-day moving average around 440.

What I’m trying to gauge, is whether those who bought the stock last year on the much-publicized march up have finally given up on Apple. It may still take an obvious piece of bad news in order to get the fundamentally-trained holders of the stock to capitulate. It could be now, but it could also be at a later time. But for now, it would appear that a trading rally is close at hand.

Trading Note: That rally could start with a quick bounce, a scary but successful retest on obvious bad news, and then a move up to challenge the moving average. This could start happening next week so be ready.

 

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