*Please make sure you understand how to use the table above. The main purpose of this report is to provide information so contradictory signals are always presented.
SEASONALITY: WEEK AFTER TRIPLE WITCHING, DOW DOWN 15 OF LAST 22
According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac:
- March historically weak later in the month;
- The next week Dow down 15 of last 22. Please refer to 03/12 Market Recap for the March seasonality chart.
About seasonality, I want to emphasis that March is famous as a turning month. As mentioned above, March is historically weak later in the month while the recent rally has already accumulated lots of top signals (see table above), therefore we must be prepared for the possibility of the market forming an intermediate-term top right here, even though it may sounds unbelievable right now. As illustrated on the chart 6.5.0 March Pivot Watch below, interestingly, since year 2000, all but 2006, there’s at least a 6.5% swing started in every March!
CYCLE ANALYSIS: COULD BE A CYCLE TOP WITH MINIMUM 6.5% DOWN SWING
As the seasonality above says there’s a chance that March could be a turning month, the cycle analysis seems to agree either.
1.0.7 SPX Cycle Watch (Daily), still looks like a cycle top. If it turns out to be true, then there’ll be at least 6.5% down swing ahead, which happens to coincide with the chart 6.5.0 March Pivot Watch posted above.
4.1.9 SPX Cycle Watch (Weekly), also says either this week or the next week could be a turning week.
INTERMEDIATE-TERM: EXPECT ROLLER COASTER AHEAD
The intermediate-term view is still based on II Survey, since there’re too many people expecting a correction, the market should rebound huge before any meaningful corrections. So far what the Market did, conforms the pattern, therefore at least you cannot say that I’m wrong now. The chart below is the most recent II survey chart, pay attention to vertical red lines, these are patterns I’m talking about.
4.0.4 Dow Theory: Averages Must Confirm, overall, I believe the market will repeat year 2004 (see red cycle) roller-coastering for several months . The main reason is that the current resistance is of historical importance therefore should not be easily broken. Besides, the NYHILO above is way too high, see dashed red lines, the previous 3 times when it’s this high the pullbacks thereafter weren’t small.
SHORT-TERM: EXPECT MORE PULLBACKS BUT MAY SEE HUGE RALLY ON MONDAY
For short-term, everyone should’ve seen the Bearish Engulfing pattern formed on all the indices’ daily chart. The candlestick pattern has 79% chances of leading to the downside. However, please take a look at 0.0.5 QQQQ Short-term Trading Signals, see blue cycles, what had happened every time a Bearish Engulfing was formed? Considering the famous very very bullish Monday (6.5.2 Weekday Seasonality Watch), so there’s a good chance that bears will be shocked on Monday. Of course, if the past patterns hold true then bulls will be shocked equally on Tuesday. Interesting? Well, we’ll see.
6.4.0 SPX and NYMO Divergence Watch, a short sell signal was triggered on Friday. It’s almost identical to the NYMO SELL setup. Just the NYMO SELL setup requires Open > Close on the next Monday to confirm the entry. The winning rate for the NYMO SELL setup is 65%, the gain/loss ratio is above 5, which is very good.
If indeed we see a pullback the next week, then my guess is the target is no less than 40 points. The reason, comparing with the July rally, so far the rally nowadays is weaker. Since a strong rally like the last July even had 40 points pullback, so logically, at least a 40 points pullback nowadays should be expected.
|TRADING DAYS FROM LOW TO HIGH||23||28?|
|TOTAL POINTS GAINED||149||125?|
|PULLBACK AT N TRADING DAYS||28||29?|
|TOTAL PULLBACK POINTS||40||?|
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Looks like it’s too late to long stocks now as the market is way too overbought. Waiting for a better chance.