Looks like they all lived happily ever after once the pretty reverse head and shoulders formed. A man with a rope around his neck doesn't always hang. This rally has been heavily favoring OC. You can tell by the white candles. Two new articles are on SeekingAlpha: Fifty Shades of DeviationQYLD And XYLD: Low-Risk, High-Return… Continue reading 10/22/21 The Homestretch, New Articles
The bottoming tails for the last three weekly SPY candles show decent support above 425, but the intermediate trend is gently down. Each of the last five weeks have all made lower highs and lows. QQQ is pretty much the same except the downtrend is slightly more pronounced. On general principles, some kind of bottom… Continue reading 10/8/21 The Homestretch
The view on Friday was a rather tenuous possible double bottom. Now it seems like the 52 week averages are in play. The SPY 52 week SMA is at 399. An excursion to there will fill the air suspension gap from the first week of April. Keep in mind, the major ETFs pay dividends later… Continue reading 10/4/21 The Far Turn
There really wasn't any question about XLI eventually testing the 98 level, and this week that came to pass. The decline featured the semi-obligatory head fake as feeble holders saw their idiotically placed stops hit.. Deja vu all over again . As usual, the correct idea was to sell at the top which more or… Continue reading 9/22/21 The Far Turn
The long awaited post Labor Day market is here. If we are in a coal mine XLI might be a canary. It has moved down to challenge August lows without making a new high. All in all, just the same range bound action typical of the last 5 months.
The three powerful white candles, beginning last week Thursday, no doubt convinced panic sellers that things were actually just fine. Of course, it was better to reduce size this week than last week. The seasonality issues with September/October are worth taking into account. XLI hasn't made a new high and is a bad day away… Continue reading 8/26/21 The Far Turn
The usual recent story. Nervous nellies who sold on the itty bitty weakness missed the move. The witch (or whatever) of September is still two weeks away.
I've been doing research on statistics. When statistics become interesting, we can infer that the market has been boring. However, it's rarely a bad guess to expect market weakness in the September/October period, and it is already late August. Some of the sharper tools in the shed, are tuning into that. The good and bad… Continue reading 8/19/21 A Little Volatility
This is typical IWM behavior. It got to about where it was going in February, and crashed into the 13 week SMA from the side. It could stay like this for a long time. Assuming it does, the idea is to buy when prices cut below the 13 week SMA and sell at some point… Continue reading 7/29/21 IWM/TNA
xSig is Octal now. The hex number checked for profit over the entire lookback. That might be worth knowing, but for making decisions today, that seems to double complexity for no great analytical benefit. The median natural log return for the major players was 0.13. Median return was also 0.13 for the Sectors. Same story… Continue reading 7/29/21 13% in 6 Months