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Market Recap: April, Historically the Most Bullish Month of the Year!

  TREND MOMENTUM COMMENT
Long-term 2 of 2 are BUY    
Intermediate 4 of 5 are BUY 5 of 5 are NEUTRAL SPY ST Model in BUY mode; Non-Stop in BUY mode.
Short-term   6 of 6 are NEUTRAL  
GANN DAY MOON:SOLAR CYCLE CONCLUSION
04/11-04/15 04/03 : 04/05 04/04-04/13 Next pivot date: 04/11

BULLISH 09/27 Market Recap: 9 POMO within 20 trading days means 14%+ up in 3 months.
02/23 Market Recap: Pullback could last 4 weeks, then 02/18 highs will be revisited.
03/11 Market Recap: Bullish in 3 to 6 months.
04/01 Market Recap: Bullish April.
BEARISH 4.0.1 SPX Long-term Trading Signals: Weekly EMA(13) is way too high above weekly EMA(34).
03/18 Market Recap: Could see lower low ahead.
03/25 Market Recap: VIX 18% below MA(10) is bearish in 5 days.
My Thoughts The pullback since 02/22 may last but the 02/18 high will be revisited in 69 calendar days on average.

SPY
SETUP
ENTRY
DATE
STOP
LOSS
INSTRUCTION: Mechanic signals, back test is HERE, signals are HERE
TRADING PLATFORM: SSO/SDS, UPRO/SPXU
Non-Stop 03/31 L N/A Beware the winning rate for a trend following system is usually below 50%.
ST Model 03/22 S 1.9*ATR(10) Stopped out of short position on 03/30 with loss.
Poor performance this year, working on better model, will replace this one soon.
Short-term UP 03/29 Low I hold partial long position over the weekend.

SHORT-TERM: MIGHT SEE PULLBACK THE NEXT WEEK BUT THE 04/01 HIGH COULD BE REVISITED FIRST

Two cents:

  1. Might see pullback the next week, but before that, the 04/01 intraday high maybe revisited.
  2. The name of the game is still to buy dip. Say, the max loss allowed for a long position is $200, then if there's any bearish setup the next week, the max allowed for a short position would be $100 for me - that's half positioned.

As for the arguments supporting a pullback next week, I've already mentioned in the Friday's After Bell Quick Summary:

  • The last push up is much weaker which usually leads to a 2 legged pullback.
  • However, since the last push up is not too weak so there're chances that the 04/01 intraday high would be revisited the next Monday.
  • If the push up the next Monday is strong then the call for a pullback would be invalid. However, as TICK closed above 1000 last Friday so chances are good that the Monday's push up won't be strong which might guarantee my call for a 2 legged pullback.

SPY 60-Minute Chart
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TICK Watch
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INTERMEDIATE-TERM: BULLISH APRIL

Three cents:

  1. April could be very bullish.
  2. SPX target area 1352 to 1381.
  3. Bear's hope is the 04/11 to 04/14 time window.

I've seen lots of statistics arguing for a very very bullish intermediate-term. Personally, I believe it's reasonable to expect a bullish April. The main reason is the strong NYADV which according to the law of inertia, chances are high that the price will keep rising for awhile. The statistics below are from Sentimentrader and Bespoke, should enough prove the NYADV theory I said above. Besides, don't forget, seasonality wise, April is the most bullish month of the year.

NY ADV Surge

SPX A/D

Based on the assumption above, the chart below shows the SPX target area could be around 1352 to 1381 as per Elliott Wave theory. Again, I used the bearish count here as the theory is, even the most bullish count still has to exceeds all the targets calculated by the bearish count.

  • C = Fib 61.8*A = 1352.67
  • 5 = 1 = 1367.38
  • 5 = Fib 38.2% from 1 to 3 = 1376.32
  • Fib 78.6% from Oct 2007 Highs to March 2009 Lows = 1381.50

Price Target
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For bears, now the only hope I can see is the 04/11 to 04/14 time window which importance is, I believe, the same as that of July 2009 time window. The difference is it was an important bottom while now looks like an important top. The concept of the time window is similar to the concept of the resistance, which mostly doesn't work, so it's not reliable especially now calling for an important top may look insane. So info only, as when I mentioned the 02/18 Pivot Top, I also think it's insane but it worked unexpectedly, so you never know, maybe unexpected happens again at the most unexpected time of the year?

Pivot Day
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SEASONALITY: APRIL HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY THE MOST BULLISH MONTH OF THE YEAR

The following statistics is from Bespoke. Apparently April has been the most bullish month of the year for the last 50 years.

April Seasonality

The following seasonality chart is from Sentimentrader.

April Seasonality Day

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OTHER ETFS IN MY PUBLIC CHART LIST

  TREND COMMENT
QQQQ & Weekly *UP NAADV MA(10) is way too high.
IWM & Weekly UP  
SSEC & Weekly UP *Ascending Triangle, so may go higher from here.
EEM & Weekly UP  
XIU & Weekly UP TOADV MA(10) is way too high.
TLT & Weekly UP  
FXE & Weekly UP  
GLD & Weekly UP Ascending Triangle, so may go higher from here.
GDX & Weekly 03/30 S  
USO & Weekly UP  
XLE & Weekly UP  
XLF & Weekly DOWN  
IYR & Weekly UP  
XLB & Weekly UP  
DBA & Weekly DOWN  
  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. * New update; Blue Text = Link to a chart in my public chart list.
  3. UP = Intermediate-term uptrend. Set when weekly buy signal is triggered.
  4. DOWN = Intermediate-term downtrend. Set when weekly sell signal is triggered.

 

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