TLT has been in free fall for some time so it was about time that it bottomed and began to rally yesterday. Yet, there are already problems ahead. I'll look at TLT more closely in the section on Bonds. As far as market action today, I found it very interesting to look at on the 10-minute bar chart. First I note that price has really been confined to a trading range over the past three days after it gapped up on the 6/5 open. All indicators point to more decline tomorrow. The RSI is falling, the PMO is falling after SELL signal and we saw a rush of volume coming in on the end of day decline. Not only was today's rising trend broken, there was a bearish double-top that executed with the last 10 minutes of trading.
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Each S&P 500 Index component stock is assigned to one, and only one, of 11 major sectors. This is a snapshot of the Intermediate-Term (Silver Cross) and Long-Term (Golden Cross) Trend Model signal status for those sectors.
One WEEK Results:
IT Trend Model: BUY as of 5/8/2020
LT Trend Model: BUY as of 6/8/2020
SPY Daily Chart: It appears that gap resistance is holding tough. This does seem an excellent place for price to consolidate sideways or pullback. The RSI is overbought and falling. The PMO is rising and the OBV is confirming the rally with rising bottoms. It may be difficult to see, but the rising wedge in the short term disintegrated as price broke to the upside from the pattern. I normally see that as very bullish, but given the overhead resistance, I don't think it'll continue on.
Climactic Market Indicators: Yesterday I said that the readings were showing an exhaustion climax. Prices indeed fell today and we saw very climactic negative readings. My sense is that this is now a selling initiation. The VIX remains above its average on the inverted scale, but is declining which also suggests lower prices. New Highs have been falling for the past two days.
Short-Term Market Indicators: The ST trend is UP and the market condition is EXTREMELY OVERBOUGHT based upon the Swenlin Trading Oscillator (STO) readings. This is the sign we were waiting for. The STOs have turned down along with %Stocks indicators. This suggests a short-term decline ahead.
Intermediate-Term Market Indicators: The Silver Cross Index (% of SPX stocks 20EMA > 50EMA) and the Golden Cross Index (percent of SPX stocks 50EMA > 200EMA) are rising. All of these indicators continue to rise but the SCI and BPI are both very overbought.
The IT trend is UP and the market condition is EXTREMELY OVERBOUGHT based upon the ITBM and ITVM. We have an official negative divergence with the %PMO Xover BUY Signals. That indicator had flattened but hadn't actually turned down to form that second top. The other indicators are extremely overbought, albeit rising.
CONCLUSION: The ST trend is UP and IT trend is UP. Market condition based on ST indicators and IT indicators is EXTREMELY OVERBOUGHT. The indicators suggest decline ahead or at best consolidation under gap resistance. Seeing the STOs turn down and the negative divergence on the %PMO Xover BUY Signals, I am bearish in the short term. IT indicators are extremely overbought, but are all still rising, so I'm not looking for a deep corrective move.
IT Trend Model: NEUTRAL as of 5/28/2020
LT Trend Model: BUY as of 5/25/2018
UUP Daily Chart: The PMO has slowed down and is very oversold. The RSI is also very oversold. Price has reached strong support at $26 and today, held it. As I noted yesterday, I believe UUP is lining up for an upside reversal.
IT Trend Model: BUY as of 3/24/2020
LT Trend Model: BUY as of 1/8/2019
GOLD Daily Chart: Another rally for Gold but the PMO hasn't turned up yet. That's okay, today's rally took price above the 20-EMA. It bounced just before reaching support at the April bottom. The RSI is now above 50. I suspect the rally will continue, but I'm not expecting a big breakout. I suspect Gold is now in a wide trading range.
GOLD MINERS Golden and Silver Cross Indexes: Miners were up today. The bounce off support at the late April low is positive. The PMO hasn't turned up yet. If the indicators aren't overbought, they are in declining trends. I don't hold much confidence in a break above the declining tops trendline.
CRUDE OIL ($WTIC)
The oil market is under severe pressure due to a lack of demand, and we do not believe that USO is an appropriate investment vehicle at this time. Until further notice we will use $WTIC to track the oil market. Since this is a continuous contract dataset, it doesn't "play well" with our Trend Models, and we will not report Trend Model signals for oil.
$WTIC Daily Chart: The gap wasn't closed and price turned down. Likely it needs to work out overbought conditions. The PMO turned down and the RSI is overbought. It appears that gap resistance will hold this time around.
IT Trend Model: Neutral as of 6/5/2020
LT Trend Model: BUY as of 1/2/2019
TLT Daily Chart: After yesterday's rally, TLT continued higher with a strong gap up. Unfortunately, the IT Trend Model Neutral signal came in yesterday and horizontal resistance at the May lows won't be the only problem for price. Both the 20/50-EMAs are sitting along that resistance line currently. A bright spot is the RSI which turned up and a decelerating PMO. I'm not saying that price will be stopped at this overhead resistance, I'm saying that it could pose a problem and take some time to break above.
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