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December 29th, 2013 Comments off

craps front coverMARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR December 29, 2013: The stock market rallied to 6 consecutive new highs before its slight drop on Friday. This certainly qualifies as confirmed strength but also a possible sign of an internal top. I would expect the strength to continue for a few more days with a good chance of a correction starting at the beginning of the New Year. This market is now overbought, over-loved, and overextended as the indicators below are signaling. This isn’t a time for buying, it’s a time for selling.

Key underlying market indicators show the following:

My advice for traders and investors is to remain of the sidelines and let the market set itself up for the next major move. The current list of oversold Blue Chips stocks and Exchange-Trade Funds that are near the lower range of their Money Flow Indicator and could be bought on further weakness include: Ford, TLT & FXI. This short list is another indication that very few issues are in good buying ranges. I noticed that bellwether stock, Apple, may have made a final double top on “obvious good news” marking the end of its rally.


November 9th, 2013 Comments off

craps front coverMARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR November 9, 2013: The stock market’s wild swings on Thursday and Friday suggest that we are entering a period of high volatility. This makes the game make trickier to play and being wrong can end up putting your emotions to the test. While Wednesday’s top looked like a classic non-confirmation, the strong rally on Friday ends the most recent simple price patterns of the market and puts the future in doubt. As the indicators will show, the overall market is a mixed bag of both buy and sell signals.

Key market indicators show the following:

For now, my advice for traders is to be on the sidelines and wait for clearer signals on the market. While the oscillators are close to buy signals, the price appears to be too high for a low-risk entry point. But a series of weak new closing highs in the Dow Jones Industrial Average could signal a sharp sell-off in the coming week.


June 29th, 2013 Comments off

MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR July 10, 2013: The stock market reached a short-term bottom last Monday morning. Normally, one would expect a retest of that bottom in about 5 to 7 days. Therefore, we would expect some weakness on Monday and/or Tuesday as that retest. We had 3 days up from the bottom and can anticipate an equal 3 days down in this simple time symmetry. But the Summation Index clearly shows that we have already arrived at an intermediate term bottom and that smart traders/investors should get on-board for another bull run that will climb the proverbial “wall of worry.”

Key market indicators show the following:

For now, my advice is to buy into any weakness at the beginning of the week. Active broad-based exchange-traded funds to consider buying would include DIA, SPY, QQQ, SSO.


The indicators for Apple (AAPL) read as follows:

  • Relative Strength Indicator = 26 (buy signal under 30)
  • Ultimate Indicator = 33 (buy signal under 30 which it was on Thursday’s close)
  • Money Flow Indicator = 6 (buy signal under 20)

This means that the stock of Apple is now in a buy zone and time to start accumulating. While it would appear that a test of the previous lows around 383 can be expected, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected when it comes to this stock. With a 3% dividend, an investor will get paid to wait on this unpredictable stock.