04/07/2010 Market Recap: Mixed Signals


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 BUY 6 of 6 are NEUTRAL  
ATTENTION 2.4.4 NYSE McClellan Oscillator: Negative divergence.
BULLISH 4.1.0 S&P 500 Large Cap Index (Weekly): Head and Shoulders Bottom, target 1246.
1.0.2 S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY 60 min)
: Head and Shoulders Bottom, target $119.42.
1.0.4 S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY 15 min): Ascending Triangle breakout, target $119.96.
BEARISH *1.0.2 S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY 60 min): 16 unfilled gaps. (max was 17)
1.1.0 Nasdaq Composite (Daily): 9 unfilled gaps. (max was 10)
0.0.3 SPX Intermediate-term Trading Signals: CPCE MA(10) too low.
4.0.4 Dow Theory: Averages Must Confirm: NYHILO too high.
1.1.0 Nasdaq Composite (Daily): NDXA50R is way too high.
4.1.0 S&P 500 Large Cap Index (Weekly): BPSPX too high.
0.0.9 Extreme Put Call Ratio Watch: CPCE MA(5) too low.
04/05 Market Recap: Too much call buying. 
8.1.5 Normalized CPCE: Too low.
04/06 Market Recap: Smart/dumb confidence spread is too large.
04/06 Market Recap: Too many bearish extreme signals at sentimentrader.
*2.3.4 Nasdaq Total Volume/NYSE Total Volume: A little bit too high.
CONCLUSION So far no bearish signals worked but they are simply too many, so I won’t attempt any short until the next NYMO Sell setup is triggered. Still hold the SPY ST Model long position, but no more long will be added.
SPY SETUP ENTRY DATE STOP LOSS INSTRUCTION: Mechanic signals, back test is HERE, signals are HERE.
TRADING VEHICLE:
SSO/SDS, UPRO/SPXU
ST Model 02/26 L 03/26 low
Reversal Bar  
NYMO Sell     *Short if SPY tomorrow’s Open > tomorrow’s Close, for aggressive traders only.
Non-Stop     Newly added setup, will give signal on this setup the next time it’s triggered.
OTHER ETFs TREND MACD COMMENT – *New update. Click BLUE to see chart if link is not provided. When TREND is up, use MACD buy, when TREND is down, use MACD sell.
QQQQ UP SELL 4.1.1 Nasdaq 100 Index (Weekly): BPNDX too high.
IWM UP SELL  
CHINA ? BUY  
EMERGING UP BUY  
CANADA UP SELL 4.1.5 iShares CDN S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund (XIU.TO Weekly): BPTSX is too high.
BOND DOWN SELL
DOLLAR UP SELL Head and Shoulders Bottom, target $24.28.
GOLD *UP BUY
GDX *UP BUY *Breakout of an Ascending Triangle, target $54.2.
OIL UP BUY  
ENERGY UP BUY
FINANCIALS UP BUY
REITS UP SELL
MATERIALS UP BUY 4.4.4 Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB Weekly): BPMATE too high.

*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: APRIL IS THE BEST MONTH FOR THE DOW

According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac, April is the best month for the Dow, average 1.9% gain since 1950. See 04/01 Market Recap for the April Seasonality chart.

CYCLE ANALYSIS: CYCLE TOP AROUND 04/01, COULD PULLBACK TO AROUND 04/12

See 04/01 Market Recap, originally I thought the market could be topped around 04/01 then pullback to around 04/12. I’ll give another day or two for this cycle to work out but looks like it could be wrong AGAIN.

INTERMEDIATE-TERM: EXPECT ROLLER COASTER AHEAD

Nothing new, according to the II Survey, too many people expected a correction, so the stock market should rise to a new high first before actually pulling back. Basically, my guess is that we’ll repeat the year 2004 roller coaster pattern. See 03/19 Market Recap for more details.

SHORT-TERM: MIXED SIGNALS, NEED SEE TOMORROW

The pullback today doesn’t mean anything yet especially as mentioned in today’s After Bell Quick Summary, the Block Buy Ratio is very high, plus the phantom bar (it’s actually not an error, most likely it means the real trade happened at that price level between big guys) shown on chart 1.0.3 S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY 30 min) pointing to a new high, so there’s a chance we may see a new high tomorrow.

SPY30min 

On the other hand, 2.0.0 Volatility Index (Daily), a black reversal bar was formed on an important support so VIX may rebound further which is good for bears (well, I wonder if still any bears alive?). The bottom line, I still believe we’ll see a little bigger pullback than that of today but I’m not sure if it’s already started. We’ll see.

 VIXDaily

4.1.3 Volatility Index (Weekly), the weekly chart shows clearly how important the current support is.

 VIXWeekly

Two additional little little little bit bearish signs:

2.3.4 Nasdaq Total Volume/NYSE Total Volume, a little bit too high which means too much beta chasing around therefore is too bullish. Again, add into the table above. Let’s see how many signs I could accumulate in the table above before the market actually responds.

 NATVvsNYTV

6.4.0 SPX and NYMO Divergence Watch, this is a prototype of the NYMO Sell Setup. Pay attention to the table above, the setup needs a confirmation tomorrow.

 NYMODivergenceWatch

STOCK SCREENER:  For fun only, I may not actually trade the screeners. Since SPY ST Model is in BUY mode, only LONG candidates are listed. For back test details as well as how to confirm the entry and set stop loss please read HERE. Please make sure you understand the basic risk management HERE.

Looks like it’s too late to long stocks now as the market is way too overbought. Waiting for a better chance.

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