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WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY APRIL 6, 2019

April 7th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR APRIL 6, 2019: The stock market is now at the top of its trading range with all 5 internal indicators in “overbought” territory. This usually suggests that the market will fail on its first attempt to break above this current price range. But with the persistent strength of this market, it would be risky to bet on an immediate downturn. Until there are more obvious non-confirmations and/or a strong downside reversal, the Bulls will still have the upper-hand on this market.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The market appears to be setting itself up for an eventual upside breakout on the news of a trade deal with China. But could this event become the trigger for a downside reversal on high volume? That’s the question that I’d be anticipating as I view this market in the current news environment remembering the words and wisdom of the late Joseph E. Granville, “the obvious is obviously wrong.”

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY MARCH 12, 2019

March 12th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR MARCH 12, 2019: The stock market made a nice short-term bottom last Friday after a sustained move down. Although the prices didn’t go down much, the internal indicators were clearly oversold. My only hesitation was that the “Volatility Indicator” was only mid-range and I was concerned that the selling would continue for one to two more day. But I was wrong.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The market may have reached a bottom that could propel the general market to new highs. It is now primed to “climb the wall of worry” to new highs without much resistance. For those like me who missed it, there may not be a good place to reenter the market here.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY FEBRUARY 18, 2019

February 19th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR FEBRUARY 18, 2019: The stock market rallied from its short-term oversold readings last week to the surprise of many. To simplify things, I’ve decided to reduce the number of important indicators that I follow for swing trading in order to make clearer decisions. My experience is that too many indicators lead to more confusion and less action on a daily basis. And I’ve chosen the three indicators that are both less followed, more accurate, and more frequent in producing high-probability trading signals.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The market continues to rally in an almost “straight up” fashion. Aside from last week’s mild “oversold” reading, there hasn’t been much, if any, resistance to the advance. And in doing so, it has frustrated many chartists and technical market players. The smart thing here is to wait for the next “oversold” reading from the three key indicators above and trade lightly with the objective to “taking the money and run.” The time for taking longer term investment positions was back in December.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY FEBRUARY 10, 2019

February 10th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR FEBRUARY 10, 2019: The stock market showed some downside action with a turnaround near the close of Friday. Two of the internal oscillators are in “oversold” territory and may suggest that the downside pressure should subside near-term. But the other internal indicators (new choices to reflect other perspectives of the market) suggest that this is all short-term action that needs more time to set up properly for a stronger move in either direction.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The market may have hit a very short-term bottom on Friday but any major moves will require more time to set up properly. This may be a good time to step aside and let time create a better opportunity to trade.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY FEBRUARY 4, 2019

February 5th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2019: The stock market has continued its strong, broad-based rally from the Christmas lows by going practically straight up. But now is the time for a correction of this rally (most likely starting after the State of the Union address Tuesday) and based on the momentum, I’d expect it to be more of a sideways, stalling decline than a steep drop which serves the purpose of chewing up time. But a good buying opportunity will likely arise from the next oversold reading.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The market may be setting itself up for a decline starting after Trump gives his State of the Union speech. This correction may not amount to a lot of points to the downside, but I’d be a buyer on the next oversold bottom. I think that the December lows were an important pivot point for this market and a continuation of the Bull Market.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY JANUARY 27, 2019

January 27th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR JANUARY 27, 2019: The stock market experienced a choppy week ending up about where it started. In the process, it has worked out some of its overbought condition. The internal indicators are largely neutral which suggests that the market can go in either direction with the same probability – either up towards heavy resistance or down for a 50% retracement.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: It’s anyone’s guess whether the market corrects from here or rallies and then corrects. Perhaps there will be a tradable low in mid-February to take new positions on the long side. But momentum still appears strong to the upside and it’s a tough bet trying to play the downside. The December low’s extreme technical readings may have put in a solid bottom for many months.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY DECEMBER 9, 2018

December 9th, 2018 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR DECEMBER 9, 2018: The stock market has shown tremendous volatility this past week. Since Black Friday after Thanksgiving, the market has gone up 6 days followed by sharp declines for the last 3 days. One might expect that the market may find a short-term bottom either Tuesday or Wednesday based on time symmetry. And based on the internal indicators listed below, a bottom will also require 2 to 4 more days of decline before reaching oversold readings.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Index is currently reading 11 or “Extreme Fear.” The sentiment is certainly negative as this indicator has remained in the negative territory for a couple of months now. The trading environment is very tricky and will punish anyone who is on the wrong side of the market. If you have the temperament to trade, you’ll find lots of opportunities for some fast money. But for most people, this is a market to avoid until it calms down and shows more signs of capitulation. The “blood” is not quite “on the street” but it’s getting there. Be careful out there!

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

September 23rd, 2018 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2018: The market’s rally has continued to push upwards while running into resistance. The current breadth indicators are presently in mid-range (neutral) and suggests that another challenge to new All-Time Highs is likely in the near term. If we should get an “oversold” condition in the coming weeks, it would be worth the risk to trade for another leg of the rally despite the time and extent of this bull run.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Index is currently reading 75 or “Extreme Greed.” This doesn’t mean that the market is overbought and time to sell. But it does suggest that it is not the time to buy. That would come on a move to the “Extreme Fear” territory.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY JULY 23, 2018

July 22nd, 2018 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR JULY 23, 2018: The stock market has been hovering in a trading range for several weeks now. This choppy action presents only short-term trading opportunities. But rallies from oversold conditions have been producing profitable moves for nimble traders. With that in mind, I have selected what I consider as the four more reliable technical indicators when used together for short-term trading. This change is designed to make decisions easier to make with the understanding that only small & short-term trading positions are being maintained.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The market appears to be at a short-term top and it is time to step aside for now. Another short-term upside set-up will take at least another week to develop.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY JULY 14, 2018

July 14th, 2018 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR JULY 14, 2018:  The market presented a tricky, short-term trading opportunity on July 3rd. It came from a semi-oversold condition which suggests that the rally will not be strong. So far, it appears as if the market can still go in either direction with the same degree of certainty. This is a time to be on the sidelines waiting for the next opportunity to set up. The Volatility Indicator will have to traverse across its oscillator from “overbought” to “oversold” which will probably take over a week to happen.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Index is currently reading 47 or “neutral.” I’m still awaiting for a quick move into the “Extremely Fear” area in order to feel like the conditions are ripe for a more sustainable rally. So, we continue to wait for a better trading opportunity to the upside.