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Mid-Week Market Update

Mid-Week Market Update

Courtesy of David at All About Trends

The best way to sum up this week’s action is "It’s A Market Of Stocks ". We’ve seen some really nice moves in many of our featured names with some nice paydays as well.

THE MARKET IN REVIEW

As you can see we are also overbought stochastically speaking as well. This is another reason we decided today to pullback on the throttles if you will.

Zooming into the 60 minute Time frequency allows for a more magnified view. The pink line on the chart above is the same pink line on the chart below. It’s a inflection point to say the least.

 

A break of the pink line could take us to the lower blue line ultimately, but the first stop would be that pink line and then net nowhere for 2+ months again. Here too even in a shorter term time frequency we’ve got that overbought level flashing stochastically speaking.

Moving on to the OTC composite

 

In Summary:

In a recent report we said:

With the dailies showing overbought and an up up and away move we want to watch for an initial pullback in the indexes to short term new support levels. For the SPX and OTC that would be right back to their initial breakout levels as shown above. Those pullbacks ought to relieve the overbought nature of the daily charts, then we look for another move higher baring an unforeseen news driven event. It’s in that potential move higher that our current watch list ought to shine.

If we are going to top it will most likely be after we pullback then make another run attempt.

Those comments still stand.
We will add one thing though and that is the chart below.

 

This chart covers the OTC composite off the 2002 lows and was our most recent cyclical bull market. What we want you to notice is in almost every single year this index has run into the end of the year and then went into a correction shortly thereafter. Folks we are in that window. It can happen at any time. Personally big picture you might want to stop thinking about the next 20-30% up move and start to think more about how am I going to protect what I’ve recently recouped off the March…
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Time To Short The Indexes?

Time To Short The Indexes?

Courtesy of David Grandey

All About Trends

We wanted to take a few minutes tonight to fill you in on a little index action that we are seeing develop.

First let’s take a look at the short-term index charts.

With each of the charts, you can clearly see they all have that same look:

1. All are pushing resistance aside from post-Fed knee jerk reaction.

2. All have that abc down of A (Oct. Lows)

3. All have that ABC up (thru today) of a Potential B

4. All have a PINK Pullback Off Lows line which is the opposite of a bullish Pullback Off Highs pattern.

A POH is a Pullback Off Highs LONG Side set up and a POL is a Pullback Off Lows SHORT Side set up.

Don’t get Elliott Wave? ABC’s? No matter, all you need to know is support-resistance and those Pink Lines. At this moment in time any break of the pink line sets up a short sell in the indexes with a break into new highs being a stop. For us? We will continue to focus upon the issues that have broken uptrends and are backtesting those trendline breaks.

NOTE: Do yourself a favor and get used to what Pullback Off Low patterns are because when this bear market rally truly ends it will be the only game in town. You can find out more about this pattern here.

One additional note about the above charts. As you can see from today’s peak you have the makings of a nano pullback off highs pattern. This means they could gap up up tommorrow to test the highs of today or a retest of the post-Fed emotional highs. If it happens then don’t be suprised. It would also be a double top at that point too which is the first sign of a change in trend from up to down.

In Summary: Those pink lines are all you need to know. A solid break sets up a potential C wave down to the Oct lows if not farther. BUT we’ll take it one step at a time.

While on the subject of double tops, we don’t care what anyone says. A double top is a double top.…
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All About Trends’ Market Review

MARKET IN REVIEW

BUYING STOCKS AT SAFE, ALTERNATIVE ENTRY POINTS

Courtesy of David Grandey at All About Trends

The big questions on a lot of folks minds are: "Was That It? and Did We Just Top?"  In order to answer those questions let’s look at what the daily index charts off the March 2009 lows have to say about that.

The Nasdaq, Dow and S&P indexes have uptrends that are still intact. The green lines, the blue line and the 50 day moving average are your guides. As of this moment, we see NO TOP on the market.

HOWEVER, IF we see a quick run sometime next week to a retest of the highs and then a pullback off of that retest, those developments will create a double top and we’ll be more apt to call a short term top at that time.

Why does the presence of a Double Top cause us to be more likely to change our position on the market? Because the Double Top is one of the most common early warning alert patterns warning of a change in trend.

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HOW TO BUY STOCKS AT SAFE, ALTERNATIVE ENTRY POINTS

So now that the indexes are pulling back, but remain in a clearly defined uptrend above their uptrend lines and 50-day moving averages, we want to focus on stocks that are in the same position and have simply pulled back off of their highs to those support levels. This is called trading in tandem with the market.

Now there are two ways to buy stocks. The first way is to find a stock that has formed a base and buy it when it breaks into new highs above the base. This is called buying a traditional breakout. Here’s a look at some recent breakouts:

 


As you can see with each of these, after breaking out, they quickly turned tail to retest what was resistance (now should be support), and each of them actually closed under support or back in the base. If you had bought them with a stop loss, chances are after a few feel-good days, you were stopped out.

Now let’s look at the second way:

As you can see here, this issue broke out. But most breakouts…
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