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Market Recap: Consolidation Was Generally Not Good For Bulls

Long-term 2 of 2 are BUY    
Intermediate 2 of 3 are BUY 5 of 5 are NEUTRAL SPY ST Model in BUY mode; Non-Stop in BUY mode.
Short-term Model is BUY 6 of 6 are NEUTRAL The trend is up, I hold both long and short over the weekend.
10/26, 11/04 11/06 : 11/07   Next pivot date: 10/25 - 10/27, 11/04

BULLISH 0.1.1 SPX Intermediate-term Trading Signals: Head and Shoulders Bottom breakout, target 1242.
09/27 Market Recap: 9 POMO within 20 trading days means 14%+ up in 3 months.
10/01 Market Recap: Positive September plus mid-term election means 11%+ up to year end.
10/05 Market Recap: 16 more trading days upswing?
10/26 Market Recap: Average 2.7% gain during the 8 trading days surrounding midterm election.
10/29 Market Recap: The last 2 months of year are bullish.
BEARISH 1.0.6 SPY Unfilled Gaps: 20 unfilled gaps, the max was 21.
10/15 Market Recap: AAII bull ratio (4-week average) too bullish.
10/15 Market Recap: Commercial (smart money) short Nasdaq 100 heavily according to COT Report.
10/08 Market Recap: Up off-season usually means down earning season.
10/22 Market Recap: Institutions are selling into strength.
10/19 Market Recap: AAPL is way too stretched.
10/15 Market Recap: Euro may retreat which may cause US$ carry trade unwind.
6.4.0 SPX and NYMO Divergence Watch: New high on negative NYMO readings, topped?
4.1.0 S&P 500 Large Cap Index (Weekly): NYSI STO(5,3,3) sell signal.
6.1.9b Extreme ISEE Index Readings Watch: ISEE Indices & ETFs Only Index <= 30, top close?

INSTRUCTION: Mechanic signals, back test is HERE, signals are HERE
Non-Stop 09/07 L N/A Partial profits on 09/24.
ST Model 09/24 L 10/19 Low  
NYMO Sell 10/28 S 2*ATR(10) Reference only, not meant to be followed.

P.S. The weekend report is delayed because I spent lots of time on Mechanical Trading Systems for ETFs. From now on I'll give those signals in the ETF table at the end of my daily recap. I think this is one step forward for an objective analysis which unlike before that I had to manually judge if the trend was up or down and because of different time frame, the info was rather useless and in case you've noticed that I've vacillated between different ways of giving specific signals for quite a long time. I sure hope this'd be the last time I vacillate around.


SPX has been fluctuating around 1184 for 2 weeks, most likely after the FOMC the next week, the range will be broken. Although theoretically a breakout from a consolidation range is bilateral but from the chart below, looks to me a consolidation was generally not good for bulls. I hope you still remember in 10/05 Market Recap, I mentioned a 16 trading day up swing after the 10/05 breakout. Well, it's fulfilled on 10/27 and now we have another 7 bar consolidation...

S&P500 Consolidation Again
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From the weekly chart below, obviously it's now way too stretched, so bet on a huge up the next week may need some imagination (and I sure hope YES WE CAN could deliver so that I could retire earlier on a yacht of my dream).

SPX Weekly
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WLSH Weekly
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Time analysis also argues that the next pivot high could range from 11/04 to 11/08 for 5 reasons:

  1. Multiple Gann Day due from 11/04 to 11/08.
  2. Day 6 of each month since year 2000 was more likely a pivot day.
  3. New Moon on 11/06.
  4. Solar Term date on 11/07.
  5. Non Farm Payroll on 11/05 which according to 6.5.1b SPX and NFP was more likely a pivot day.

Time Analysis
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Also according to the chart above, there's a possibility that the pivot high was already in on 10/25. Personally, I'm not sure about this, because from Euro chart below, it looks more likely there's one more push up ahead, although judging from the UUP volume surge, the push up might be the final push. The 3rd possibility on the chart above is to up until at least 11/12 and SPX 1215, for this, since it's after 11/04 so we may have to discuss this later.

UUP daily
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So to summarize above, the pivot high could be in the next week (or early the next next week). I expect a pullback of some kind. And whether the pullback is for short-term or intermediate-term, we'll have to wait and see.


Maintain the intermediate-term bearish view. We may have passed the pivot day on 10/25 or the next pivot day could be 11/04. Below are summaries of all the arguments supporting my intermediate-term bearish view:

  1. As mentioned in 10/15 Market Recap, commercial (smart money) holds record high short positions against Nasdaq 100.
  2. As mentioned in 10/15 Market Recap, AAII bull ratio (4-week average) is way too bullish.
  3. As mentioned in 10/22 Market Recap, institution selling keeps increasing.
  4. As mentioned in 10/08 Market Recap, statistically, a strong off-season could mean a weaker earning season.
  5. As mentioned in 10/22 Market Recap, NYSI Weekly STO(5,3,3) sell signal means choppy ahead.

Below are some of the most recent charts mentioned above.

COT NDX Commercial Hedger

AAII Bull ratio

Institutional Selling
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The chart below is from Bespoke, should be clear enough.

Bespoke November Seasonality


QQQQ 10/15 L  
NDX Weekly   %B too high with negative divergence. NASI weekly STO(5,3,3) sell signal.
IWM Weekly    
CHINA 07/15 L Primary downtrend line breakout not confirmed.
CHINA Weekly   *High %B with negative divergence plus stalled under primary bear trend line. Pullback?
EEM   *Could be a Symmetrical Triangle in the forming, so one more push up?
EEM Weekly    
XIU.TO 08/31 L  
XIU.TO Weekly   Testing Fib 61.8%.
TLT   1-2-3 trend change confirmed, the intermediate-term trend is down. ChiOsc is too low though.
TLT Weekly    
FXE   *Could be a Symmetrical Triangle in the forming, so one more push up?
Pay attention to volume surge on UUP, US$ may very close to a bottom.
FXE Weekly   Stalled at Fib confluences area.
GLD   *Watch for potential 1-2-3 trend change! Bump and Run Reversal in the forming?
GLD Weekly    
GDX 10/29 L *Watch for potential 1-2-3 trend change!
GDX Weekly    
USO   *Could be a Bull Flag in the forming.
WTIC Weekly    
XLE 6/15 L  
XLE Weekly   %B too high with negative divergence.
XLF 10/15 L  
XLF Weekly   Head and Shoulders Top in the forming?
IYR   *Testing trend line support.
IYR Weekly   Home builders are lagging.
XLB 10/20 S  
XLB Weekly    
  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. Position reported in short-term session of the table above is for short-term model only, I may or may not hold other positions which will not be disclosed.
  3. Conclusions can be confirmed endlessly, but trading wise, you have to take actions at certain risk level as soon as you feel the confirmation is enough. There's no way for me to adapt to different risk levels therefore no trading signals will be given in this report except the mechanical signals such as SPY ST Model.
  4. * = New update; Blue Text = Link to a chart in my public chart list
  5. Trading signals in OTHER ETFs table are mechanical signals. See HERE for back test results.


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