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From a broad viewpoint, using our indicators, the picture is actually fairly bearish except for one major thing: the price chart of the Standard & Poors 500 Index ($SPX) has not broken down. A decline below 1780 would also interrupt the bullish pattern that currently exists of higher highs and higher lows on the $SPX chart.
Equity-only put-call ratios are mixed. The weighted ratio, as you can see in Figure 3, has started to move higher. That is bearish for stocks, and the sell signal is clear. The standard ratio is not as clear.
Market breadth continues to be relatively weak. Both breadth indicators are on sell signals.
Volatility indices ($VIX and $VXO) have finally joined the bearish side of the ledger as well, since $VIX has broken out over 14.
In summary, despite a mounting array of sell signals, we would not sell this market unless $SPX can close below 1780.
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If you want to understand why the Fed's monetary policy has not been working, read this paper read last year at the San Francisco Fed:
DJIA Inflation Adjusted Chart since 1982 to Oct 23, 2013.
I'm bullish on the market into year end - Gold is looking strong again as well!
A thorough talk on EWI's interpretation of where we are in all markets and the economy and why from a historical perspective with charts, and an explanation of why they didn't think the US stock market would go this high.http://www.elliottwave.com/club/analyst-videos/ewi/steve-hochberg-1...
I think it's collusion of the big boys over a single malt to gap up that decisively in the AM and run it down that forcefully thereafter. There's news and then there's their use of news. But at least we see it coming now.
Now that was the second leg down after the retest back up. But what amazes me about that downside move is today's candle popped all the way back to the top of the Dow's resistance. Yet, by end of day, it bottomed in a manner that retraced the entire topping from January 25 through February.
That's a deep question James. What I was implying was that Terry and Anmol were inferring (and it depends on your timeframe) that the market is perilously close to a top and that we may be in the midst of a change of trend, and a significant correction. I was saying that in order to top, we usually make a second push up before fully wiping out, as the medium-term up momentum by definition has the bulls confident and bears a bit forlorn, albeit ready to rampage. Now, if the bears go short too quickly, they run the risk that the first pullback is bought too heavily and they get squeezed into oblivion, in fact even propagating a continuation of the uptrend. (And that latter point is a counter-argurment to Anmol's on the relevance of low volume, which can be an upside trigger, not only a downside indicator).
Conclusion, if you are smart like Terry you might catch the first big leg down on a count. But my play is to wait for the retrace back up after that first leg down. And then, only after a failure of support, catch the second leg down of equal length of that first leg -- should it occur. Or, better yet get in once the trend is more established, over more days, in a spot where there is a big pocket between support/resistance lines.
So, in this instance, the trend has in fact been up, not down. And assuming we have topped is a bit too cute for me. I like to be in on the actual trend and neither catch knives nor call tops. But we would have to discuss this more practically, as it depends on how we trade exactly. But my simple point was that trends are long enough that we usually can catch enough of the curve without having to guess bottoms and tops, particularly because there often is some boomerang action at those points, which can be both very lucky and very unlucky.
Rhee, for a noobie like me, I was wondering if you could possibly post a current stock chart that shows the sweet spot you are talking about. I feel like I have a good number of tools at my disposal to make an informed decision but I'm not quite there in terms of using them correctly. I understand that "the trend is your friend" and not to "catch a falling knife" but I'm still having some trouble making wise decisions. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you!
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