09/23/2010 Market Recap: SPX Three Consecutive Down Days


Cobra's Market View Private Messaging System shows:


  TREND MOMENTUM COMMENT
Long-term 2 of 2 are SELL  
Intermediate 3 of 3 are BUY 4 of 5 are NEUTRAL SPY ST Model in BUY mode; Non-Stop in BUY mode.
Short-term Model is confused 5 of 6 are NEUTRAL The trend is unclear and I hold no position overnight.
GANN DAY MOON/SOLAR CYCLE CONCLUSION
9/23 09/23 / 09/23 Week of 09/24 Next pivot date: 09/21 – 09/23
BULLISH 09/17 Market Recap: Down 3 weeks then up 3 weeks, the 8th and 9th week is statistically bullish.
0.1.1 SPX Intermediate-term Trading Signals: Head and Shoulders Bottom breakout, target 1242.
BEARISH 1.0.6 SPY Unfilled Gaps: 17 unfilled gaps, the max was 18.
AAII is way too bullish.
6.4.3a SPY Bearish Reversal Day Watch: Bearish reversal day?
6.3.1b Major Accumulation Day Watch: 2 red days after MAD, more pullbacks?
SPY SETUP ENTRY DATE STOP LOSS INSTRUCTION: Mechanic signals, back test is HERE, signals are HERE.
TRADING PLATFORM:
SSO/SDS, UPRO/SPXU
Non-Stop 09/07 L N/A *Breakdown trend line, it’s time to take partial profits.
ST Model   *Long if SPY up tomorrow. The stop loss will be 1.9*ATR(10).

SHORT-TERM: MAY SEE REBOUND TOMORROW BUT PULLBACK IS NOT OVER YET

Although the chart pattern can be seen as a Head and Shoulders Bottom breakout then back test neckline therefore officially bull’s gesture is not bad. However, from all the bad signs I’ve been reporting, at least short-term is not bull friendly, a top was in or very close.

SPXMidTerm 

Begin with good news first. We may see rebound tomorrow, the argument is TICK MA(3) too low. Besides, if a red day again tomorrow, don’t forget the back test I mentioned in 08/13 After Bell Quick Summary: Buy at the SPY 4th consecutive red close and hold until the first up day since year 2000, you have 82% chances to win something.

TICKMA3Watch 

Listed below are the summaries of all the bad signs I’ve mentioned recently where “*” means a newly added signal today.

  1. 09/21 to 09/23 pivot date mentioned in 09/17 Market Recap seems worked.
  2. 1.0.6 SPY Unfilled Gaps, 17 unfilled gap, the max was 18. Don’t forget there’re back to back unfilled gaps between 09/02 and 09/08.
  3. 6.4.3a SPY Bearish Reversal Day Watch, SPY bearish reversal day on 09/21.
  4. The VIX negative divergence and closed below EMA(20) before SPY mentioned in 09/21 Market Recap which usually lead to a trend change.
  5. 6.5.1a SPX and FOMC, red FOMC followed by a red day was a bad sign.
  6. 6.3.1b Major Accumulation Day Watch, 2 consecutive red days after a Major Accumulation day was a bad sign.
  7. *1.1.1 PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQQ Daily), 2 hollow red bars in a row, looks toppy.
  8. *09/16 AAII was too bullish, while the most up to date AAII still is too bullish.
  9. *SPX down 3 consecutive days in an uptrend usually means more pullbacks ahead.
  10. Just a reminder, don’t forget 6.5.2b Month Day Seasonality Watch and 6.5.2c Week Seasonality Watch, next week is not bull friendly.

Now let’s take a look at those 3 newly added bad signs especially pay attention to SPX down 3 consecutive days, as I’ve been saying: a strong uptrend should never have 3 consecutive down days.

SPX down 3 consecutive days in an uptrend usually means more pullbacks ahead.

3ConsecutiveDownDays 

The back test summary below simply says: SPX down 3 days in a row, 79% chances there’d be a close that is below today’s close within 10 days since year 2000. This should prove the above mentioned conclusion – more pullbacks ahead.

SPXDown3DaysBackTest 

The latest AAII Bull Ratio.

AAII 

1.1.1 PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQQ Daily).

QQQQDaily 

INTERMEDIATE-TERM: STATISTICALLY BULLISH FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS

We could see 2 to 3 legs up while now is the very first leg up. See 09/17 Market Recap for more details.

SEASONALITY: WEEK AFTER SEPTEMBER TRIPLE WITCHING DOW DOWN 6 OF LAST 7

According to Stock Trader’s Almanac, week after September Triple Witching, Dow down 6 of last 7. Five in a row 2002 – 2006 with heavy losses 2002 – 2005. Also see September’s Triple Witching for more statistics.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OTHER ETFS IN MY PUBLIC CHART LIST

TREND COMMENT
QQQQ *LA 4.1.1 Nasdaq 100 Index (Weekly): NDX to SPX ratio too high.
*1.1.1 PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQQ Daily): 2 hollow red bars in a row, pullback?
IWM DOWN
CHINA  
EMERGING *DOWN 4.1.6 iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM Weekly): EEM to SPX ratio too high.
1.4.1 iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM Daily): Black bar under resistance, pullback?
CANADA DOWN TOADV MA(10) too high, pullback?
BOND UP *Black bar, pullback?
EURO UP
GOLD UP
GDX *LA 4.3.1 Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX Weekly): GDX to SPX ratio too high and Bearish Engulfing.
OIL *LA *Bullish reversal bar, rebound?
ENERGY DOWN *Hollow red bar, not sure it means top or bottom.
FINANCIALS DOWN 4.4.2 Financials Select Sector SPDR (XLF Weekly): Head and Shoulders Top in the forming?
REITS DOWN 4.4.3 Real Estate iShares (IYR Weekly): Home builder is lagging and IYR to SPX ratio too high.
MATERIALS *DOWN


Please make sure you understand
how to use the table above. The purpose of this report is to provide info so contradictory signals are always presented. Any good/bad signs can be confirmed and confirmed and confirmed, there’s no end of confirmation, but trading wise, you have to take actions at certain risk level as soon as you feel the confirmation is enough. There’s no way for me to adapt to various risk levels therefore please don’t expect me to give specific buy/sell signals here.

* = New update.
Blue Text = Link to a chart in my public chart list.
LA = Lateral Trend.

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