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By: Stock Barometer | Sun, Jan 11, 2009
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Bi-Weekly Stock Barometer No. 188
1/11/2009 10:25:56 AM

With the inauguration on the 20th the planets are aligned for our forecast.

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As a market timer, I'm always looking for coincidence or events that line up with my key reversal dates. If you received my 2009 forecast, you know that I have been calling for a move higher in the markets (since my BUY SIGNAL in November) into 1/20. This is our next KEY REVERSAL DATE, which we summarize below.

So with the inauguration on the 20th, our services are positioning for a buy the rumor, sell the news on the inauguration - although we do have a short position on FIF in our Explosive Stock Alert service.

The concern? Well, the Qs are testing their uptrend from our last buy signal on the following chart:

We need this uptrend to remain in force. Otherwise, we'll move into sell mode for a move lower into the 20th. I never marry myself to my forecasts - just try to position for the most likely move.

Here's a chart we use in our options service to make calls - it's called the SOS Timing Indicator and we use it to establish our options calls.

Ok, enough chatting for now, on to this week's charts.


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Cycle Time

Monday will be day 31 in our UP cycle. That's quite extended and normally we don't remain on a BUY Signal for so long. Granted, I would love the move to be more efficient instead of so sideways, but we'll take what we can get in these markets.

The Stock Barometer signals tend to follow a 5, 8 and 13 and sometimes 21 day Fibonacci cycle that balance with 'normal' market cycles. Knowing where you are in the current market cycle is important in deciding how long you expect to maintain a position.


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Potential Cycle Reversal Dates

2009 Potential Reversal Dates: 1/20, 2/11. We publish these dates up to 2 months in advance.

We're looking for a move higher into 1/20 and a post inauguration correction into 2/11.

My timing work is based on numerous cycles and has resulted in the above potential reversal dates. They're predictive and have nothing to do with the barometer cycle times. Due to their accuracy in the past, I post the dates here.

2008 Potential Reversal Dates: 12/31, 1/11, 2/1, 2/13, 3/6, 4/5, 4/22, 5/23, 6/6, 6/27, 7/13, 9/2, 10/3, 10/22, 11/10, 12/11. 2007 Potential Reversal Dates: 1/10, 1/14, 1/27, 1/31, 2/3, 2/17, 3/10, 3/24, 4/21, 5/6, 6/15, 8/29, 10/19, 11/29, 12/13, 12/23, 12/31, 1/11/08. 2006 potential reversal dates: 1/16, 1/30, 2/25, 3/19, 4/8, 5/8, 5/19, 6/6(20), 7/24, 8/20, 8/29, 9/15, 10/11, 11/28. 2005 Potential reversal dates: 12/27, 1/25, 2/16, 3/4, 3/14, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 5/2, 6/3, 6/10, 7/13, 7/28, 8/12, 8/30-31, 9/22, 10/4, 11/15, 11/20, 12/16.

Stock Barometer Buy And Sell Signals

QQQQ or SPY Chart: A chart is provided in every bi-weekly report and shows the barometer Buy and Sell Signals (which are provided in my morning updates) as well as showing the next highlighted 'reversal' window. The numbers adjacent to the buy and sell signals are the number of days between signal (cycle time).

Here's one years of our end-of-day buy and sell signals for the Stock Barometer over the past year. They're marked on the QQQQ chart with red and blue lines (or red and blue arrows).

 

1/20

Projected SELL Signal (37 days from last signal)

 

11/25

BUY (3 Days)

 

11/20

CASH (27 Days)

 

10/14

BUY (11 days)

 

09/29

CASH (6 days)

 

09/19

BUY (11 days)

 

09/04

SELL (41 days)

 

07/08

BUY (11 days)

 

06/20

SELL (4 days)

 

06/16

BUY (6 days)

 

06/06

SELL (6 days - intra day signal)

 

05/29

BUY (5 days)

 

05/21

SELL (4 days)

 

05/15

BUY (6 days)

 

05/7

SELL (13 days)

 

04/18

BUY (7 days)

 

04/9

SELL (19 days)

 

03/12

BUY (2 days)

 

03/10

SELL (3 days)

 

03/5

BUY (3 days)

 

02/29

SELL (13 days)

 

02/11

BUY (4 days)

 

02/5

SELL (8 days)

 

01/24

BUY (4 days)

 

01/17

CASH (3 days)

 

01/14

BUY (6 days)

  (historical reversal dates are published on our home page)

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Summary & Outlook

We remain in Buy Trend Mode, looking for the markets to continue higher into 1/20.

As you can see, our barometer chart has turned lower. While this would on its own merits move us into sell mode, the overriding factor is the current trend. I've been trading long enough to see December/January Holiday trends continue far higher and longer than most would envision. So we weight trend over the signal from the barometer. The barometer pulling back may signal the market building energy for the next advance.

We need the current uptrend to remain in place.

We remain long in our index trader service. I'll be looking to add a long position in our ESA service - preferably a short term trade to exploit a Fibonacci projection and in our Options service, we'll have our top 10 recommendations to play this strength into the inauguration.

I hope you enjoyed the biweekly stock barometer. This article comes out every 2 weeks and gives our big picture view of the market. If you're interested in following our signals and learning more about our system, then I invite you to click here and subscribe to the daily service - since the market can turn on a dime and so too can our interpretation as the market gives its daily clues to the future. Or sign up for our free weekly newsletter, where we provide up to date articles from our various trading services.

We also offer a free weekly indicator chart if you visit our home page and scroll to the bottom. This chart will be updated each week, so be sure to check back frequently for updates. www.stockbarometer.com - don't forget to scroll to the bottom.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me here at jay@stockbarometer.com.

Regards,

 


 

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