04/15/2011 Market Recap: VIX to be or not to be?


Cobra's Market View Private Messaging System shows:


  TREND MOMENTUM COMMENT
Long-term 2 of 2 are BUY
Intermediate 3 of 5 are BUY 5 of 5 are NEUTRAL Cobra Impulse in BUY mode; Non-Stop in SELL mode.
Short-term 6 of 6 are NEUTRAL
GANN DAY MOON:SOLAR CYCLE CONCLUSION
04/11-04/15 04/03 : 04/05 04/04-04/13 Next pivot date: 04/11
BULLISH 09/27 Market Recap: 9 POMO within 20 trading days means 14%+ up in 3 months.
02/23 Market Recap: Pullback could last 4 weeks, then 02/18 highs will be revisited.
03/11 Market Recap: Bullish in 3 to 6 months.
04/01 Market Recap: Bullish April.
0.1.0 SPY Short-term Trading Signals: A few TradingMarkets long setups trigged on 04/12.
BEARISH 4.0.1 SPX Long-term Trading Signals: Weekly EMA(13) is way too high above weekly EMA(34).
03/18 Market Recap: 03/16 lows will be revisited.
My Thoughts There’re some chances that an intermediate-term top was in.
SPY SYSTEM ENTRY DATE STOP LOSS INSTRUCTION: Mechanic signals, back test is HERE, signals are HERE.
Non-Stop 04/15 S N/A Short is for aggressive traders only.
CI Buy & Hold 12/03 L N/A *Close long and sell short if 04/15 low is broken and close red the next day.
CI Swing *Short if breakdown 04/15 low and close red the next day. Stop loss is 2.0*ATR(10).
Short-term *UP? N/A I hold both long (trapped) and short (trapped) over the weekend.

SHORT-TERM: MAY SEE SOME WEAKNESS ON MONDAY BUT THERE’RE CHANCES THAT THE BOTTOM WAS IN

Three cents:

  1. Could see pullback next Monday, not sure though. And there’re some chances that the low was in, not sure either.
  2. VIX is at a key support, if breakdown decisively, then all time high for SPX is just matter of time. Bear’s hops is the very first time VIX touches BB bottom and TLT weekly Bullish Engulfing.
  3. Trading wise, up huge Monday, I’d be on the bull side. If Monday breaks below the Friday’s low and closes in red, then Cobra Impulse System’s short setup is confirmed and it’ll change into sell mode.

My evil plan for the next shows below.

  • Why pullback? Because the ChiOsc is a little high. And SPY seldom breaks above EMA20 (pink curve) then never turns back, usually it will pullback below EMA20 at least one time.
  • No confirmed lower low on RSP is my main reason to speculate that the bottom might already be in. Besides, will mention later that if the conventional support rule applies on VIX then chances are pretty low that the support would hold for the VIX this time.

SPY60min

The weekly chart below explains why VIX is now at key position. If breakdown, then it’s year 2006 and 2007 once more that SPX would skyrocket high from here. The theory about support is that the more tests on the support the weaker the support is because every test consumes partial buyers, and this is why, we see Double Bottom or Triple Bottom but never a Quadro-Bottom. The current VIX support has been tested more than 4 times, so if the support theory applies to VIX (which I’m not sure, as after all, VIX has no direct supply and demand relationships), then the chances are remote that the support would hold this time. This will be the bull’s biggest hope.

VIXWeekly

For bears, see chart below, the very first time VIX touches its BB bottom, either red the next Monday or SPX is not far away from a top, only a small chances that SPX simply never turned back, so if only the bear’s luck is not too bad, it at least has chance to escape.

VIXFirstTouchBBBottom

Also, the TLT weekly Bullish Engulfing is very interesting, although 3 past cases are simply too few but from my experiences that the weekly Bullish Engulfing or Bearish Engulfing are usually very reliable signal.

TLTBullishEngulfing

The chart below is info only. I still think the VIX:VXV is way too low, but you can read it as a bullish sign because the previous 2 times when VIX:VXV this low, the market rallied huge thereafter.

VIXToVXVRatio

Cobra Impulse System keeps yelling for short, need break the Friday’s low and eventually close in red the next Monday to confirm the short though.

CobraImpulse

INTERMEDIATE-TERM: BULLISH APRIL, SPX TARGET 1352 TO 1381, BEWARE 04/11 TO 04/14 PIVOT DATE

See 04/01 Market Recap for more details.

SEASONALITY: MIXED NEXT WEEK

Mixed seasonality for the next week. Feel free to choose whichever you’d like to believe, after all the market never goes wrong, so it doesn’t matter what you want to believe.

RedOEWeek

  • Bespoke claims the week after tax deadline is bullish.

WeekAfterTaxDeadline

  • Seasonality around Good Friday from Sentimentrader, looks bullish everyday the next week.

holiday_good_friday

  • Schaeffer claims the 1st week of 5-week cycle is bearish.

WeeklyReturnOn5WeekCycle

  • Stock Trader’s Almanac says, April prone to weakness after tax deadline but NASDAQ up 14 of 16 day before Good Friday, 10 straight since 2001.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OTHER ETFS IN MY PUBLIC CHART LIST

TREND COMMENT
QQQ & Weekly UP
IWM & Weekly UP
SSEC & Weekly UP
EEM & Weekly UP
XIU & Weekly *DOWN
TLT & Weekly *UP
FXE & Weekly UP
GLD & Weekly UP
GDX & Weekly 04/14 S
USO & Weekly UP
XLE & Weekly UP
XLF & Weekly DOWN
IYR & Weekly UP
XLB & Weekly UP
DBA & Weekly *DOWN
  1. 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.
  2. * = New update; Blue Text = Link to a chart in my public chart list.
  3. UP = Intermediate-term uptrend. Set when weekly buy signal is triggered.
  4. DOWN = Intermediate-term downtrend. Set when weekly sell signal is triggered.
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