3/22/2009 9:45:46 AM
This rally is going to be balanced, but have we done enough retracing?
Stock Barometer Analysis
The Barometer remains in Buy Mode - although we are starting to see slightly lower readings.
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Stock Barometer Cycle Time
Monday is day 9 in our Up Cycle.
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Potential Cycle Reversal Dates
2009 Potential Reversal Dates: 1/20, 2/11, 3/7, 3/15, 4/8, 4/16, 4/27. We publish these dates up to 2 months in advance.
We're looking for a larger top in April. I don't think 4/8 will work into a retest of the lows. In fact, I think much of the work to the downside is done and we'll see higher levels soon.
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 Mode, looking for the markets to move higher into April.
Relatively speaking, any rally should be balance across the NYSE and the Nasdaq - given the relatively high rsi of the Qs over the Spy - that just means that you'll have equal opportunities to trade on the NYSE side, which can be beneficial as there are more opportunities in the NYSE.
In the long term, I'm very bullish. I believe we're at a significant bottom and we have some significant upside to come.
If you have any questions or comments, email me at Jay@stockbarometer.com.