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Comment by Terry H on November 7, 2014 at 1:29pm

Lawrence G. McMillan's

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Stock Market Commentary 11/7/14

By Lawrence G. McMillan

The rally continues to push to new all-time highs in most of the major broad-based indices ($SPX, $OEX, Dow, etc.).  The advance has been so straight and fast that it hasn't left any support levels in its wake.  The only one was at 2001, so a pullback below 2000 would be negative.

Equity-only put-call ratios are solidly on buy signals, and they don't look like they will be reversing anytime soon.  The ratios are dropping steadily on their charts, and as long as they continue to decline, that is bullish for stocks.

Market breadth has stayed positive on the way up, so the breadth oscillators remain on buy signals.

Volatility indices remain calm -- drifting sideways to lower.  As long as $VIX remains flat to lower, stocks will continue to rally.

In summary, the indicators remain bullish at this time.  Some negatives are beginning to appear, but there are no confirmed sell signals.

Click here to view this week's charts

Comment by Terry H on August 4, 2014 at 1:40pm

Stock Market Tops: A Historical Perspective

By Lawrence G. McMillan

I want to spend just a moment pointing out how these market tops can unfold.  One good example was in 2007.  The market had just made new all-time highs in July and everything seemed wonderful.  Volatility had been low (except for one hiccup back in February, 2007), but no one seemed worried.  Then, $SPX broke down sharply with a 30-point down day (yesterday was a 40-point down day for $SPX), and that unleashed the bears.  The accompanying chart (Figure 5) shows the severity of the decline.  Figure 6 shows how volatility ($VIX) behaved, and shows the power of volatility protection, for when the market declines that quickly, the volatility of volatility increases dramatically.  Also, note that no two markets ever are exactly the same, but this type of scenario could be unfolding now, since it has happened before.

Figure 1 shows the devastation that took place between July 24th and August 16th, 2007. $SPX dropped from 1541 to 1370 at its capitulation low.  There were eight severe down days for $SPX in that stretch.  Figure 2 shows how $VIX did over the same period.  It rose from 16 to 37 (during the capitulation day).

Read more: http://www.optionstrategist.com/blog/2014/08/stock-market-tops-hist...

Comment by Antonio Molina on July 12, 2014 at 12:41pm
Comment by Terry H on July 11, 2014 at 9:23pm

Here's a log chart of the DJIA from 1918 to 1932.

Comment by Terry H on November 2, 2013 at 9:19pm

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:

http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter...

Comment by Terry H on October 25, 2013 at 9:47pm

DJIA Inflation Adjusted Chart since 1982 to Oct 23, 2013.

Comment by Stocks To Buy on October 17, 2013 at 11:00am

I'm bullish on the market into year end - Gold is looking strong again as well!

Comment by Terry H on August 30, 2013 at 10:38pm

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...

Comment by Terry H on April 19, 2013 at 2:56pm

Comment by Terry H on February 24, 2013 at 6:53pm

Same guy who said "The subprime mortgage crisis is contained."

"Bernanke reportedly told a group of bond dealers and investors that, unlike some
other Fed officials, he doesn’t see current bond purchases as creating an asset
bubble."http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bernanke-may-push-back-against-haw...

 

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