01/15/2010 Market Recap: In Wait and See Mode


Cobra's Market View Private Messaging System shows:


  TREND INDICATOR MOMENTUM INDICATOR COMMENT (Click link to see chart)
Long-term 3 of 3 are BUY    
Intermediate 3 of 3 are BUY

4 of 6 are OVERBOUGHT

SPY ST Model is in buy mode
Short-term 1 of 1 are SELL

6 of 6 are neutral

 
BULLISH 4.1.0 S&P 500 Large Cap Index (Weekly):  H&S Bottom text book target is 1246.
BEARISH

3.0.0 10Y T-Bill Yield: Top in a month?
8.1.0 Normalized NYTV: Topped?
4.0.4 Dow Theory: Averages Must Confirm: Multiple resistances and breadth very overbought.
1.0.2 S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY 60 min): 15 unfilled gaps. 
0.0.3 SPX Intermediate-term Trading Signals: CPC and CPCE MA10 are too low.
2.3.4 Nasdaq Total Volume/NYSE Total Volume: Topped?
01/14 Market Recap: II and AAII survey show extremely high bull to bear ratio.
0.0.8 SPX:CPCE: *Top signal to be confirmed.
01/15 Market Recap: Climax Buying?

CONCLUSION

All the intermediate trend signals are up so no doubt the trend is up. But the bearish signs presented above are enough to raise a caution flag, so it maybe prudent to reduce some long positions.

SPY SETUP ENTRY DATE STOP LOSS INSTRUCTION: Mechanic signals, back test is HERE, signals are HERE.)
TRADING VEHICLE:
SSO/SDS, UPRO/SPXU
ST Model 12/21 L *01/04 Low *Adjust stop loss.
Reversal Bar    

NYMO Sell

 

OTHER ETFs COMMENT – *New update, they may not be mentioned in the report. Click links to see more details.
IWM & QQQQ

8.2.9a QQQQ – 2009  - 8.2.9h QQQQ – 2002: Seasonality is bearish until the end of January.
1.3.0 Russell 2000 iShares (IWM Daily): *Bearish Reversal bar, at least one more drop.

EMERGING 1.4.2 iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM 30 min): *Bullish Falling Wedge?
FINANCIALS 3.5.0 Financials Select Sector SPDR (XLF Daily): Could be a Bull Flag in the forming.
REITS
OIL & ENERGY
GOLD
DOLLAR 3.1.0 US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP Daily): Hollow red bar plus MA50 support, could rebound.
BOND 3.0.0 10Y T-Bill Yield: Could be a Bull Flag. So yield could rise while bond should fall.

INTERMEDIATE-TERM: STALLED AT HEADWIND BUT OVERALL IS HEALTHY

4.0.2 NYSE Advance-Decline Issues, looks like everything is inline.

4.0.3 Primary and Secondary Indices Divergence Watch, Semi and Transport a little crack, but not big enough to be a concern.

4.0.4 Dow Theory: Averages Must Confirm, a Doji was formed under important resistances, plus lots of overbought breadth showing above, so it does look like it’s stalled, but need see a follow through next week.

DowTheory

Climax Buying spiked again (see red bar below), not good, but too need see follow through next week.

ClimaxBuying

All in all, the uptrend is intact. A little little little bit not prefect but far from a big concern, let’s wait to see how the next week unfolds.

SHORT-TERM: IN WAIT AND SEE MODE BUT STILL THINK IT IS PRUDENT TO REDUCE LONGS

The biggest problem in short-term is still 0.0.3 SPX Intermediate-term Trading Signals CPC and CPCE MA10 are way too low. These kind of extremely low values all led to a further pullbacks in 2009.

SPXMidTerm

The chart below is ISEE Equities Only Index representing call buying from retailers only. Although the current value is very high, however from a longer history view (highlighted in red), choppy ahead for sure, but it didn’t necessarily lead to an immediate pullback.

ISEEEquitiesOnlyIndex

So to summarize, although there’s not any immediate sell off signals, but trading wise, as illustrated above, the current put call ratio is too bullish, therefore it needs to be fixed sooner or later, so I still think it’s risky to hold very heavy long positions now. Reduce some if possible.

0.0.8 SPX:CPCE, trend line breakout which means a top, but again, need at least hold through the next Tuesday.

SPXvsCPCE

As mentioned in the Friday’s After Bell Quick Summary, because VIX fell sharply before the close so it could  mean a rebound the next Tuesday. However, since VIX is already dropped out of BB in chart 1.0.4 S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY 15 min) (Yes, VIX out of BB setup does work in intraday chart too), plus SPY has 15 unfilled gaps already, so a gap up open the next Tuesday is very likely to be filled. 

SPY15min

There’s another problem if gap up open the next Tuesday, 1.0.9 SPX Cycle Watch (60 min), a cycle is due soon, so the Tuesday’s gap up if any, could mean a cycle top.

SPXCycle60min

So to summarize above, bears who didn’t cover on Friday may have chance to escape unharmed if indeed we have yet again another very very bullish Tuesday.

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