SHORT-TERM: BULLS NEED A BREAKOUT, THE LONGER THE CONSOLIDATION THE WORSE THE CHANCES
Short-term direction still depends on which side breaks first, SPX 1148 or 1122? See 09/27 Market Recap for more details. However, as exclaimed by the title, bulls need a breakout as soon as possible because the longer the current consolidation goes the worse the situation for bulls. As illustrated in the chart below, since March 2009, a consolidation usually meant a top and on average it took 5 days to consolidate before a big pullback kicking in, while now the market has already been consolidating for 3 days. In another word, all bears need are to hold the current consolidation range for 2 to 3 more days then probably the gravidity would come to rescue.
1.0.1 S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY 15 min), the Ascending Triangle is confirmed today, now we will see if bulls can make a breakout tomorrow. Remember, the breakout must be huge, otherwise it still could be seen as a consolidation which according to the chart above, is not bull friendly. The question is: Is huge up possible? I recommend to take a look at today’s After Bell Quick Summary, because a potential Firework trading setup could be triggered and if so then bulls may have good chances.
INTERMEDIATE-TERM: BULLISH, BUT NEED SOME IMAGINATION TO FORESEE HOW BULLISH
See 09/27 Market Recap for more details.
SEASONALITY: LAST TRADING WEEK OF MONTH WAS GENERALLY BEARISH
See 09/24 Market Recap for more details.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OTHER ETFS IN MY PUBLIC CHART LIST
|QQQQ||LA||4.1.1 Nasdaq 100 Index (Weekly): NDX to SPX ratio too high.|
|EMERGING||UP||4.1.6 iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM Weekly): EEM to SPX ratio too high.|
|CANADA||UP||TOADV MA(10) too high, pullback?|
|BOND||*LA||4.2.0 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund iShares (TLT Weekly): Morning Doji Star?|
|GDX||UP||4.3.1 Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX Weekly): GDX to SPX ratio too high.|
|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.|
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- Conclusions can be confirmed endlessly, 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 different risk levels therefore no specific buy/sell signals will be given in this report except the mechanical signals such as SPY ST Model.
- * = New update.
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- LA = Lateral Trend.