The market closed near its high for the day, continuing the rally. I took a look at the 5-month candlestick chart and noted that we have a bearish rising wedge in the short term. The technicals overall look healthy enough with the OBV bottoms rising and the PMO continuing to rise, albeit overbought. This bearish formation and overhead resistance are the only real negatives on the charts today.
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TODAY'S Broad Market Action:
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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: SELL as of 3/19/2020
SPY Daily Chart: Looking at the daily bar chart, I note that our next area of overhead resistance is at the November/December 2019 tops (which also happen to match up with the March 2020 top). I suspect this will be the next line in the sand. The VIX continues to remain above its average on the inverted scale which suggests internal strength. Total volume rose on the rally which is bullish.
Climactic Market Indicators: No climactic readings, but I do note that we are seeing rising readings for the past three days on the Net A-D indicators which I would consider bullish until they reach climactic levels.
Short-Term Market Indicators: The ST trend is UP and the market condition is OVERBOUGHT based upon the Swenlin Trading Oscillator (STO) readings. I am noticing that we have rising bottoms on some of our indicators including the STOs. This would seem to confirm the current short-term rally. %Stocks > 20-EMA is getting very overbought and %PMOs Rising has flattened with a somewhat overbought reading. At this point these indicators are bullish.
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. The BPI is waffling but is still rising so all of these indicators are bullish for the intermediate term.
The IT trend is UP and the market condition is NEUTRAL based upon the ITBM and ITVM. All are rising nicely and are still neutral in my estimation. They are bullish.
CONCLUSION: The ST trend is UP and IT trend is UP. Market condition based on ST indicators and IT indicators is NEUTRAL to OVERBOUGHT. I am bullish right now. There aren't many indicators that are negative. The only problem will be when price faces overhead resistance at the November/December 2019 and March 2020 tops. The bearish rising wedge also doesn't inspire confidence that we will see a rally move above that level this time around.
IT Trend Model: NEUTRAL as of 5/28/2020
LT Trend Model: BUY as of 5/25/2018
UUP Daily Chart: Yesterday's comments still apply: "UUP has now dropped below its 200-EMA. That's critical support that's been broken. I would look for further downside especially given the very negative PMO configuration."
IT Trend Model: BUY as of 12/26/2019
LT Trend Model: BUY as of 1/8/2019
GOLD Daily Chart: Gold at times drives me crazy. The indicators had lined up with the PMO turning up and a strong bounce off the rising bottoms trendline. Unfortunately today Gold pulled back. The good news is that it remains above the 20-EMA. The bad news is that it could still move lower to test the rising trendline given the PMO has turned down once again.
GOLD MINERS Golden and Silver Cross Indexes: We got quite a pullback on Gold Miners. After adding the PMO to this chart and following them today, I lost interest in this industry group. The RSI is still above 50 and the SCI/GCI/BPI all look healthy, but they all could be topping soon.
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: I have annotated the gap in red for reference. I don't believe we will see this gap closed this time around. The PMO is decelerating and the RSI is getting overbought. It's time for a pullback and this area of overhead resistance is just the spot to do it.
IT Trend Model: BUY as of 1/22/2020
LT Trend Model: BUY as of 1/2/2019
TLT Daily Chart: I bailed on the head and shoulders pattern and am sticking with a bullish falling wedge. Given price's inability to test the top of the wedge, I'm not looking for an upside breakout just yet. More likely it will break down given the PMO decline or we could see it meander sideways a bit longer before a breakout.
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