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WALL STREET CRAPS OBSERVATIONS FOR MAY 13, 2013

May 12th, 2013 Comments off

MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR May 13, 2013: The stock market reached new highs during this past week which were largely confirmed by other major indicators. But it wasn’t necessarily overwhelming strength across the board. This could be setting up the “head” of a potential “head and shoulders” top. That said, it implies that the topping process has much more time to chew up before getting anywhere near a full-blown declining phase. I’d look instead for the market to correct into another buying opportunity for a ride up into an overbought condition as it forms its right shoulder.

Key market indicators show the following:

For now, my advice is to remain on the sidelines and let the market set itself up for its next big move. It could be an oversold condition on the next decline which would set up a short but profitable ride up into its next overbought condition. If we get a few more closing highs that is not confirmed by strength, we could reach a point of exhaustion to the upside.

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As for Apple (AAPL), it’s the same advice as last week. The stock has finally broken above its Bear Market Optimized 50-Day Moving Average. After hitting its price pivot points in the 417-392 range, the stock of Apple rallied enough to end its Bear Market. But it doesn’t automatically mean that the stock will go into an instant bull market. Instead, the stock of Apple could remain in a neutral position while it “backs and fills” in order to form a stronger base for a more sustainable rally. I’d be looking to gradually accumulate the stock on a retracement into the 423-400 price range.

WALL STREET CRAPS MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR MARCH 17, 2013

March 16th, 2013 Comments off

MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR MARCH 17, 2013: The stock market hit consecutive new highs for 10 trading sessions. That remarkable string was broken on Friday with the market’s modest decline. While the general market is certainly overbought by many measures, it is not as over-loved as you might expect. Since investor sentiment is still largely neutral, the market may correct in the short-term and then present investors with another chance to buy for the next leg up. That appears to be a less risky approach to making money than trying to short this relentlessly bullish market.

Key market indicators show the following:

Many key breadth indicators  are showing neutral readings even after this persistent advance. If the market continues to march upwards in the coming week, it may present an opportunity to buy the Long-Term Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). This is one of the best ways to participate with less risk in a downward market as opposed to going short or buying inverse Exchange-Traded Funds.

If the market heads down next week, it may set up a short term buying opportunity for a continuation of this advancing market. So be ready to move in either direction as the market reveals its next opportunity for traders and investors.

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APPLE (AAPL) TRADING & INVESTING UPDATE FOR MARCH 9, 2013

March 9th, 2013 Comments off

THE APPLE BEAR MARKET OPTIMIZED MOVING AVERAGE UPDATE MARCH 9, 2013

The Money Flow Indicator hit 5.13 during this past week. Both the RSI and ULT Indicators made brief buy signals shortly afterwards. Thus, this triple buy signal made it possible to take initial positions in this undervalued, oversold, and unpopular high-quality stock. (Click here for the chart for Apple)

But the price action since this triple buy signal has been more of a “dead cat bounce.” Perhaps, the stock is not yet ready to advance. My guess is that the stock of Apple will experience a lot of selling as the end of the quarter approaches. Many money managers with large positions in the stock will not want this on their books at the end of quarter. The stock of Apple will most likely be ready to advance after this selling period is over.

On the trading side, it seems to me that the stock needs one more thrust downward in order to shake out all of the weak hands. It may take a move to the 410-400 price area in order for that to happen. It could do so intraday so a limit buy order may be required in order to capitalize on such a move.

WALL STREET CRAPS MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR MARCH 9, 2013

March 9th, 2013 Comments off

MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR MARCH 9, 2013: The stock market hit consecutive new highs during the last 6 trading sessions. This is a classic example of letting a powerful move run its course and resisting the urge to short. The upside momentum has probably peaked at this time, but after a short correction, I’d expect at least one more overshoot rally to a new closing Dow high. In order for that scenario to pan out, we first need a sharp and broad correction lasting a week to 10 days. Then one final narrow advance up to a new high which is not confirmed by breadth and other broad-based averages.

Key market indicators show the following:

With many key breadth indicators at or near sell signal levels, I would be looking for a correction to begin on Monday. This will be the first leg down with most likely a retest of Friday’s highs in one to two weeks. Since the “Wall Street Craps Method” discourages both leverage and shorting the market, the best thing to do is remain on the sidelines and let the market correct. Then look for either a short-term upside opportunity in the general market or a trade in the Long Treasury Bond ETF (TLT).

Remember that the sentiment indicators show that market participants are still neutral. This is not a sign of a major top. So a correction here would give nimble traders and investors a chance to ride this market up when the rally resumes.

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APPLE UPDATE FOR MARCH 2, 2013: START BUYING AAPL NOW!

March 2nd, 2013 Comments off

THE APPLE BEAR MARKET OPTIMIZED MOVING AVERAGE UPDATE MARCH 2, 2013

The Money Flow Indicator hit 13.66 with Friday’s close. This is a clear buy signal and the first chance to take a position in Apple. Both the RSI and ULT Indicators are in the low 30s which are also very close to flashing buy signals on any further weakness. Now is the time to gradually wade into this undervalued, oversold, and under-loved high-quality stock!

Note: Monday March 4th or Tuesday March 5th could experience a sharp spike down (possibly towards 420-407) to buy into. Don’t be afraid to pull the trigger. It will be difficult to get the perfect price, but now is an optimal time. Remember, there is also the risk of missing out on a good opportunity!¬† (Click here for the chart for Apple)

APPLE UPDATE MARCH 1, 2013 – One to Three Days Away From a Bottom?

March 1st, 2013 Comments off

THE APPLE BEAR MARKET OPTIMIZED MOVING AVERAGE UPDATE MARCH 1, 2013: I have devised a new indicator for Apple which I call the “Apple Bear Market Optimized Moving Average“. It is a 50-day exponential moving average of the price of Apple. It currently has 3 points that served as the top of small rallies since early October 2012. This will help those who want to buy the stock low but want to get out before it turns down again. As of today, the moving average is at 482 and dropping rapidly.

With today’s AAPL price of 434, the spread between the Optimal Moving Average and current price is 48 points. Until the price of AAPL breaks convincingly above the Optimal Moving Average with increased volume, expect the bear market in AAPL to continue….much to the chagrin of those who purchased the stock during the height of its popularity last year.

Until the weaker hands give up on the stock, the bear market in AAPL should continue. The first clue would be a clear oversold buy signal in the “Money Flow Indicator” which has called each of the last three rally in AAPL.

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Right now, the Money Flow Indicator is at 23.51 which is in my estimation about one to three days away from flashing a buy signal. With AAPL’s current level of investor apathy, it would not be surprising to see a bottom in the next few days. Manage your chips wisely by taking a small pilot position in AAPL when the Money Flow Indicator reads below 30.

Update March 2: The Money Flow Indicator hit 13.66 with Friday’s close. This is a clear buy signal and the first chance to take a position in Apple. Both the RSI and ULT Indicators are in the low 30s which are also very close to flashing buy signals on any further weakness. Now is the time to gradually wade into this undervalued, oversold, and under-loved high-quality stock!

WALL STREET CRAPS MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2013

February 24th, 2013 Comments off

MARKET OBSERVATIONS FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2013: The stock market hit a new high last Tuesday before embarking on a sharp decline. Friday’s advance recovered most of the previous two-day decline. The market is in the unique position to either test last Tuesday high or test last Thursday low. Don’t be surprised if the market follows a common pattern of heading down towards the end of the month (and rallying in the beginning).

Key market indicators show the following:

With many key breadth indicators near buy signal levels, I would welcome a return to last Thursday’s low with a chance to go long towards an intermediate top in March.

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