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WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY JUNE 15, 2019

June 15th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR JUNE 15, 2019: The stock market was overbought in all 5 internal indicator by midweek and are all trending down in the same pattern as of this weekend. This setup could lead to a buying opportunity by the end of the coming week if all 5 indicators continue on their current path. We haven’t seen this clean a pattern in awhile so be ready to take trading positions as early as this coming Friday.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The stock market has a very clean top with almost identical charts in all 5 internal indicators. This is confirmation of a short-term trend change with a move across the channel to a corresponding “clean” bottom in all 5 internal indicators. That would be the desired outcome, but rarely do these things line up so cleanly. But if they do, we may have a nice trading bottom forming by the end of this week or the beginning to next week.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY JUNE 2, 2019

June 5th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR JUNE 2, 2019: The stock market is oversold in two out of the five internal indicators. Any weakness on Monday or Tuesday should be considered a short-term buying opportunity. Expect this bottom to be a tricky one to catch (like they all are) and be prepared to buy early rather than be left back at the station. (Note: This was supposed to have been posted on Sunday night but was delayed due to a personal emergency.) 

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The stock market is oversold enough to begin looking to accumulated broad-based stock positions. The trickiest scenario would be for the market to open higher on Monday and force traders to buy into strength rather than weakness.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY MAY 13, 2019

May 19th, 2019 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR MAY 13, 2019: Note: I was ready to post this after Monday’s decline. These were the readings on that day’s close after a brutal decline. But in truth, I was looking for a follow through on Tuesday morning to fade a buy into. But Tuesday opened up and I never capitalized on this minor short-term buy signal.

Key underlying short-term timing indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The stock market gave us a brief buy point at the end of Monday’s close, but it would have been tricky to catch. This is another piece of evidence that short-term trading is difficult to do in today’s environment. It’s better to wade in with smaller units as opportunities present themselves. You will go crazy trying to catch the perfect time to buy and thus, it is unwise to make large bets with the expectation of a short-term turnaround.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – DECEMBER 22, 2016

December 22nd, 2016 Comments off

Today’s  “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index” reading has moved from “Extreme Greed” to “Greed” as of this week. Any return to new highs by the Major Indices will most likely move the needle back into the “Extreme Greed” territory. However, this second return to “Extreme Greed” territory will most likely signal the final rally of this move. Expect the first weeks of January to be tricky and counter-intuitive.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – DECEMBER 10, 2016

December 10th, 2016 Comments off

fear-and-greed-december-9Last week’s stock market strategy report said that the general market was surprisingly “oversold” and ready for an extension of the post-election rally. We certainly got that rally and more with the “Fear/Greed Sentiment Index” pushing into the “Extreme Greed” range for all 5 days. I would still expect a few days with readings over 90 before this rally has exhausted itself. But this is still no place to be going long and only the pros should consider heavy betting on the downside. If you’re inclined to trade, this may be a time to step aside and let the market zig-zag higher with non-confirmations or zig-zag lower into another short-term oversold condition. Either of these scenarios appears to be more than a week away. So stay on the sidelines and let the market set itself up for the next trading opportunity.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – DECEMBER 4, 2016

December 3rd, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR DECEMBER 4, 2016: The stock market has been correcting its move from the election lows over the past several days. With the majority of internal breadth indicators at “oversold” readings, a short-term rally should begin now. This final rally should mark the end of the big move from February’s low. Look for this rally to be lead by the oil stocks and unconfirmed by the leading technology stocks which typically signals the end of a major move.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The Fear/Greed Index is currently reading “Greed” after a short stint in the “Extreme Greed” territory. If we get a rally from right here, the new readings should mostly be in the “Extreme Greed” area and signal a time to get out of the market for the intermediate term. Expect a decline after this next rally to last two to three months and probably retract all of the “Trump Rally” and possibly more. But for now, look for one more short-term rally with several non-confirmations to finish this major move from the February lows.

FEAR/GREED SENTIMENT INDEX – NOVEMBER 27, 2016

November 27th, 2016 Comments off

fear-greed-nov-26This indicator is labeled as being in the “Greed” zone right now.  Ideal buying opportunities have only occurred when the general market has been in the “Extreme Fear” zone. Conversely, optimal selling opportunities tend to occur when the general market has been in the “Extreme Greed” zone. This suggests that the market needs a little more time in order to generate greater greed in order to sell. So don’t be surprised if the market continues to zig-zag its way to higher highs. With the strength of this move, the market can stay in the “Extreme Greed” area for over  a week as well.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – OCTOBER 29, 2016

October 29th, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR OCTOBER 29, 2016: From a breadth perspective, the stock market is in an oversold condition right now. But it is days to a week or so away from reaching a similar level on a sentiment basis. With the big news on the political front Friday, that sentiment could change quickly to get in line with the breadth indicators causing a bottom to form around Election Day November 7-9. Be ready to buy long on a panic low forming around that time.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The sentiment indicators such as the Fear/Greed Index and the Blogger Sentiment Poll are in neutral positions. Before a sustained move in either direction, we need these indicators to go to an extreme. But the internal breadth indicators are now at oversold readings. This means that the breadth of the market has been extremely negative and is one of the key prerequisites to a bottom formation. That bottom looks like it is forming just in time for Election Day. Caution: It will be tricky and hard to catch at the exact bottom. Being a day or two early or late could cost you lots of money so be nimble and ready to buy incrementally into the panic. It will most likely be a V-shaped bottom.

WALL STREET CRAPS STOCK MARKET STRATEGY – OCTOBER 22, 2016

October 22nd, 2016 Comments off

craps front coverSTOCK MARKET STRATEGY FOR OCTOBER 22, 2016: The stock market is in a neutral trading range as it sets itself up for a possible big move around Election Day. The internal breadth indicators are trending up suggesting that a minor short-term top could occur during the coming week. Then we could have a final drop into a low about November 7-9. Now would be a good time to get yourself ready to participate in a year-end rally of significance. But first, beware of news that will trick the public into selling right at the turning point…alas the Brexit vote.

Key underlying short-term market indicators show the following:

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THE BOTTOM LINE: The internal breadth and sentiment indicators such as the Fear/Greed Index and the Blogger Sentiment Poll are in neutral positions. Before a sustained move in either direction, we need these indicators to go to an extreme. That takes time which means that nothing of significance will occur in the general market for a few weeks.

McClellan Summation Breadth Index October 20, 2016

October 20th, 2016 Comments off

mcclellan-oscillator-oct-20Looking at the bottom chart of the Summation Index, I’d be very careful about trying to catch the bottom of this move. It looks like a giant head-and-shoulder top to me. That means a lot more time devoted to the downside and a reading of -400 minimum. After it crosses the -400 reading, you have about a 1-2 weeks lead-time before the final bottom is reached. And as we all know, the exact bottom is usually very tricky to catch….better to scale-in on the final leg down.