Friday's action put in a hammer at support. Here's what it means.
Stock Barometer Analysis
The barometer remains in Sell Mode as the market tests the 41.6 level.
The Stock Barometer is my proprietary market timing system. The direction or slope of the Stock Barometer helps determine our outlook on the market's direction. For example, if the barometer line is moving down, we are in Sell Mode. A Buy or Sell Signal is triggered when the indicator clearly changes direction. The black line is a 5 day moving average of the barometer and may be used to confirm changes in direction. All the information contained in this email is considered in making our calls.
Stock Barometer Cycle Time
Monday will be day 3 in our Down Cycle.
The Stock Barometer signals follow 5, 8, 13, 21 and sometimes 34 day Fibonacci cycles 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.
Potential Cycle Reversal Dates
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. We publish these dates 2 months out.
If support breaks, we're looking for a move down to 11/28.
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 cycle times. However, due to their accuracy I post the dates here. These dates are used to influence how quickly we issue a buy or sell signal.
2005 Potential reversal dates based on 'other' cycle work were 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.
The following work is based on my spread/momentum indicators for the QQQQ, SPY, XAU, GLD and TLT. They are tuned to deliver signals in line with the Stock Barometer and we use them only in determining our overall outlook for the market and for pinpointing market reversals. I provide the spread indicator charts at least weekly and when they deliver reversal signals. The level, direction, and position to the zero line are keys in these indicators. For example, direction determines mode and a buy signal 'above zero' is more bullish than a buy signal 'below zero'.
QQQQ & SPY Spread Indicator
The QQQQ and SPY Spread Indicators remain in Sell Mode, crossing below zero.
The QQQQ and SPY Spread Indicators will yield their own buy and sell signals and may be in Buy and Sell Mode that is different from the Stock Barometer.
Gold & Silver Sector Index Spread Indicator (Index:XAU.X)
The XAU and Gold Spread Indicators remain in Buy mode, above zero.
The dollar Spread Indicator moved into Buy Mode, below zero.
I monitor Gold in the form of GLD and the XAU as well as the US Dollar Index as a general guide to the overall health of the US Economy and the markets, as well as to assist us in the entry of positions in our Gold Stock Service.
Bonds Spread Indicator (AMEX:TLT)
The Bond Spread Indicator remains in Buy Mode, above zero.
However, prices reversed sharply at a previous high, suggesting a double top.
I include bonds in our studies and use Lehman’s 20 year ETF, as the direction of bonds can have an impact on the stock market. Normally, as bonds go down, stocks will go up and as bonds go up, stocks will go down.
Supporting Secondary Chart
Also note that bond prices 'can' impact stock prices. Right now we're approaching a bond sell signal, which can be a stock buy signal. Here's our indicator for that:
I have over 100 technical indicators, some that are widely followed and some that are proprietary. These indicators break down the market internals, sentiment and money flow and give us unique insight into the market. I feature at least one here each day in support of our current outlook.
Summary of Daily Outlook
We remain in Sell Mode, looking for the market to move lower into 11/28.
As a market timer, we're always looking for the likelihood of the market moving against us. The situation with bonds selling off can be the fuel for a market rally. It has been in the past and as the above chart shows, it can be in the future. So we really need to keep an eye on the action here as we may just as well move back into Buy Mode for a move back up into 11/28.
I think things will hinge around the election. I'm not going to try and predict who winning what will be better for the bulls or bears, just looking to react to what the market does - and the elections Tuesday can be just such a catalyst for the markets to make either a final move higher, or a wash out move lower.
Of course, since we're positioned short, we would prefer to see the markets move lower into 11/28 setting up a great move higher into year end. But the market doesn't care about what we prefer. Hope has no place in the market.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at Jay@stockbarometer.com.