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Time To Short The Indexes?

Updates on the index charts and Google, courtesy of David Grandey. – Ilene

Time To Short The Indexes?

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 truely 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.

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MARKET COMMENT

Dave Fry’s ETF Digest, May 11, 2009

This image again?!? Yeah, well it’s another one of those Mondays. We’ve had a bunch of them over the past two months. Thereafter the pattern has been for dip buyers to appear making everything well again. One of these days (this day?) the down mood will stick. Until then we’ll just have to see how things work out.

If you’re bullish the light volume today might encourage you. It sure was a tale of two markets with the NYSE being decidedly weak while the NASDAQ was stable.

I could do more today but given the light volume I’ll defer for now.

Portfolio equity levels have been moving in big chunks in both directions. This makes folks nervous and may indicate a top of some duration developing.

The Fryguy has landed in Baltimore. We’re fortunate to have rented a great place in the woods of Mt. Washington. It’s really quite a sanctuary and is perfect for the challenges ahead. Our son is driving across country from California and is currently pushing through Tennessee while our daughter is down the road in DC. Francie is awaiting a date for surgery as coordinating medical staff schedules is a challenge.

So many people have written and sent their good wishes to our family and Francie in particular. Many wish to follow along with this but this isn’t the purpose of these postings. She has created one for herself and it’s good. If you wish to follow: http://fflanikai.wordpress.com/.

Now let’s see if there’s a Turnaround Tuesday in Mr. Market’s quiver.

Disclaimer: Among other issues the ETF Digest maintains positions in: SPY, VTI, MDY, IWM, QQQQ, XLI, XLB, XLY, IYR, IEF, TLT, UDN, DBC, USL, UNG, XLE, DBA, MOO, XME, EFA, EEM, ILF, EWJ, EWZ, IFN and FXI.

The charts and comments are only the author’s view of market activity and aren’t recommendations to buy or sell any security. Market sectors and related ETFs are selected based on his opinion as to their importance in providing the viewer a comprehensive summary of market conditions for the featured period. Chart annotations aren’t predictive of any future market action rather they only demonstrate the author’s opinion as to a range of possibilities going forward. More detailed information, including actionable alerts, are available to subscribers at www.etfdigest.com.
 


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Animal Spirits ep 26

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Simon Black On "The Coming Boom In Gold Prices..."

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Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,

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S&P To Test 200-day MA

Courtesy of Declan

After yesterday's selling today's late recovery was a chance for bulls to catch some breadth.

The S&P came close to tagging the 200-day MA on the intraday low. The index is on a path to the lower channel. There was no technical change and relative performance remains weak.
 


The Nasdaq stalled mid-decline. Today's doji did not appear at a natural support level and the 200-day MA still looks the better support test but aggressive longs may try fish for a position here with a stop on a loss of 6,926.
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Crypto Billionaire Sued By VC Giant Sequoia Over Collapsed Funding Deal

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By Marie Huillet, CoinTelegraph.com

Venture capital firm Sequoia is suing Zhao Changpeng, the CEO and founder of Binance, currently the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume, for allege...



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Earnings Scheduled For April 25, 2018

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Companies Reporting Before The Bell
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Buffett At His Best

By csinvesting. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Bear with me as I share a bit of my history that helped me create SkyVu and the Battle Bears games. The University of Nebraska gave me my first job after college. I mostly pushed TV carts around, edited videos for professors or the occasional speaker event. One day, Warren Buffet came to campus to speak to the College of Business. I didn’t think much of this speech at the time but I saved it for some reason. 15 years later, as a founder of my own company, I watch and listen to this particular speech every year to remind myself of the fundamentals and values Mr. Buffett looks for. He’s addressing business students at his alma mater, so I think his style here is a bit more ‘close to home’ than in his other speeches. Hopefully many of you find great value in this video like I have. Sorry for the VHS...



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The Stock Bull Market Stops Here!

 

The Stock Bull Market Stops Here!

Courtesy of Kimble Charting

 

The definition of a bull market or bull trends widely vary. One of the more common criteria for bull markets is determined by the asset being above or below its 200 day moving average.

In my humble opinion, each index above remains in a bull trend, as triple support (200-day moving averages, 2-year rising support lines, and February lows) are still in play ...



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Cambridge Analytica and the 2016 Election: What you need to know (updated)

 

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The tricks propagandists use to beat science

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The tricks propagandists use to beat science

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We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

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Mid-Day Update

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