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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.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX OCTOBER 7, 2016

October 7th, 2016 Comments off

feargreedoct8This indicator is labeled as being in the “Neutral” zone right now.  Ideal buying opportunities have only occurred when the general market has been in the “Extreme Fear” zone. This suggests that the market needs more time and greater fear in order to set itself up for a better intermediate-term buying opportunity. (Source: http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed)

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – OCTOBER 3, 2016

October 3rd, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR OCTOBER 3, 2016: The stock market has been climbing and dropping in the same price range for several weeks now. There isn’t a clear trend and the current market is neutral in terms of overbought vs. oversold. With the national election only a month away, I suspect that the markets will make a clearer trend before and then afterwards. So if we rally into the election, expect the opposite to occur after the election and vice versa. For now, keep your powder dry and wait for a better entry point.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The internal indicators are neutral and trending down slightly. This would suggest that the market is likely to decline over the near term with the chance of reaching an oversold condition shortly. That would set up a rally to challenge and maybe exceed the all-time highs as we approach the elections. But right now isn’t an attractive time to buy unless we can get some more bearishness and lower prices.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

September 18th, 2016 Comments off

fear-greed-sept-17While this indicator is labeled as being in the “Fear” zone, the ideal buying opportunities have occurred when the general market has been in the “Extreme Fear” zone. This suggests that the market needs more time and greater fear in order to set itself up for a better intermediate-term buying opportunity. (Source: http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed)

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

September 17th, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR SEPTEMBER 18, 2016: The stock market has retreated and bounced around for the last few weeks. The internal indicators are near the lower range and could reach oversold readings if the market should fall in the coming days. Look for weakness early this week with the opportunity to buy near the end of the week for another run to new highs. If that scenario doesn’t set up that way, then step aside and let the market create a different kind of opportunity further down the road.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The internal indicators are neutral but within range of a bottom. While the readings have not been very severe to the downside, the length of time in this lower range suggests that a move up should be coming soon. It is based on that factor, that I’d be ready to move into action should we see weakness at the beginning of next week.

BLOGGER SENTIMENT FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-16, 2016

September 14th, 2016 Comments off

sept-12-16-blogger-sentimentThere has been an important shift in sentiment as the bears now outnumber the bulls 41.67% to 37.50%. This is one of the first prerequisites to forming an intermediate-term bottom. Now we need some more downside action to produce a higher degree of fear and for the internal breadth indicators to move into a deeply oversold area. That could happen as early as Friday, but more likely next week sometime. My guess is that the “Brexit Bottom” will hold and even serve as the most extreme lower boundary for any spike down in price.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

September 5th, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2016: The stock market reached a short-term low intraday on Wednesday. Since that time, the internal oscillators have been trending up. This has been a sideways correction with the Dow remaining in a 300-point trading range for 38 straight trading days. Another new closing high in the coming week is certainly possible. But overall, the market did not become oversold enough or create enough of a sentiment shift to fuel the market towards a big move upwards.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The internal indicators are all trending up after last Wednesday’s bottom. That gives the general market time to rally more and reach new high ground. But since the market did not become deeply oversold, I would be careful about being either long or short with any significant positions. A better risk/reward opportunity should present itself in the coming months which historically has been volatile. Keep your powder dry instead.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – AUGUST 24, 2016

August 25th, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR AUGUST 24, 2016: The stock market’s drop today has sent the breadth oscillators downwards towards a possible oversold condition by the beginning of next week. At this point, the market may begin to show more weakness and finally give us a clear pattern from which to trade from. So keep your powder dry and be ready to take positions in case an oversold scenario starts to take shape.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The internal indicators show that the market is finally trending downwards in unison. With today’s action, we have a pattern that may lead to a buying opportunity very shortly. This will probably be a “V-shaped” bottom without any kind of retest so be ready to take action on weakness in a few days. It may even be a spike down towards a key 200-day moving average which chartists will point to as being the pivot point. So be ready for a short-term trade on the long-side if the market sets up that way.