1/20 Fast Approaching
1/14/2009 9:31:25 PM
Support Test on the Qs
Stock Barometer Analysis
The Qs moved down to our support level, leaving us in Buy Support Mode. I'll go into more detail on this with my chart of the Qs below. It"s difficult to see "support" on the chart above which uses the close only.
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Tomorrow is day 34 in our Down Cycle.
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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.
Wrong Answer. I was looking for a move higher into 1/20. Unfortunately that's now obviously unlikely. I'll discuss what I'd like to see happen in the next few days below.
My Additional timing work is based on numerous cycles and has resulted in the above potential reversal dates. These are not to be confused with the barometer signals or cycle times. However, due to their past accuracy 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.
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Summary of Daily Outlook
We remain in Buy Support Mode.
We were looking for the market to move higher into 1/20 - the inauguration - in a buy the rumor, sell the news type of rally. However, as each day this week progressed, it proved us wrong.
That being said, this Friday is options expiration. Expirations often align with reversals. And the following Monday is a trading holiday (and I'd love a day off), followed by the Inauguration on Tuesday. And Tuesday is also the 20th, our next key reversal date.
So I see it like this. Preferably a hirami type day on Thursday. A nothing day on Friday. Holiday on Monday and the bounce on the Inauguration.
The extent of the bounce is the next issue. But we'll cross that when we get there.
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