ACE: 40 Week TICK at CRISIS LEVELS! Stocks in trouble. Is Gold trying to reverse higher?(7/26/15)
-0.1 aa SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD)
The GLD daily chart fell out of a descending triangle in mid-July and gapped down more than one day. The gaps occurred on selling in the overnight Asian markets. On Friday, July 24, 2015, the price reversed and finished solidly higher on strong volume-- a possible bottom--if not a final bottom, it at least seems to mark an interim bottom. Keep in mind that triangle breakdown projections point toward a low of under $1,000, but rapid selling on gaps down can sometimes signal a bottom before the longer projected targets are reached. Watch for confirmation in the following week ahead. (7/25/15)
-0.1 aaa Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT)-Fast RSIs view
NUGT tracks a group of Major Gold Mining stocks at a 3x levered ratio on a daily basis. It is a popular ETF among traders who like to ride a fast momentum trading vehicle.
-0.1 aaaa - NYSE - Tick ($TICK) 5 minute chart (intra-day)
TICK is a market pro's tool for monitoring the under-lying strength in the US stock market. $TICK specifically measures the number of up-tick trades against down-tick trades on the NYSE. By itself, the TICK patterns can be difficult to discern due to high volatility from minute to minute during the trading day. I have developed a smoothing mechanism which helps the viewer to see any trading strength patterns more clearly. From time to time, I have to adjust the trigger trip lines due to the amount of volatility in the markets. In May 2014, I had to adjust the lines inward (closer to the center) due to the lack of volatility (this can be compared to the low readings in the CBOE VIX index).
There are actually two lines to watch on this $TICK chart which updates every 5 minutes during the trading day (though the chart is on a 15 minute delay for viewers). The two lines to watch are the purple (thin) line which is the 8 EMA line and the other thicker line is the 21 EMA line (green). The purple 8 EMA line is the FAST LINE, and this line helps the trader to tease out fast movements within the TICK. The 21 EMA line is the SLOW LINE, though that is a relative term as the SLOW LINE is still capturing the fast rhythms of the market for many traders.
When the 8 EMA line touches either of the two thin dashed lines, then this means the market is either short term over-bought or over-sold. Day traders should focus more on the thin 8 EMA line.When the thicker 21 EMA line reaches either of the two solid horizontal lines, that is more broad market based signal of overbought or oversold. Swing traders and Investors looking for the ideal entry and exit points should focus on the thicker 21 EMA line. To learn more about sophisticated (and yet easy to understand) chart tools like this one, be sure to visit www.AceStockTrader.com where the retail trader and investor comes first!
-0.1 aaaa - NYSE Summation Index (Ratio Adjusted) (EOD) ($NYSI)
May 31, 2015: UPDATE - The RSI double dip on $NYSI is a rare and ominous occurrence. Note that NYSI continues to move lower and form a divergence against the stock markets, but for how long can this charade last?
The Summation Index ($NYSI) is an accumulation of McClellan Oscillator readings which helps to smooth out the volatile swings found in the McClellan. The Summation Index is popular with sophisticated traders for spotting significant tops and bottoms in recent trends.
For me, the key graph on the Summation has always been the RSI(14) oscillator...as you can see, the oscillator tends to call tops and bottoms off of significant multi-day trends.
I watch for readings under 30 (oversold) and over 70 (overbought) and the confirmation is usually provided by a break back toward the middle as the RSI line crosses over the 30 or under the 70 mark. Keep in mind that the NYSI can remain overbought (or oversold) for a very long time. This is because major TRENDS can over-ride the cyclicality of the markets, which is what RSI tracks. When trend continues higher (which reflects herd trading), a mistake that some amateur chartists make is to assume a long or short position as soon as the overbought or oversold position is reached on the RSI. The proper time to go long or short is when the RSI begins to climb back toward the middle space (between 30 and 70), at least with the $NYSI chart, imho! That's why I watch for the confirmation signal (again, over 30 or under 70) to confirm the move out of the extremes. Often, the NYSI moves can mark a divergence from the actual movement of price on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), thus offering an early warning system.
-0.1 aaaa NYSE - Tick ($TICK)- Weekly 40 Week Channel
May 16, 2015 Update: TICK 40 week lag line hits a multi-year low! The last time it did this was only 3 months before the 2008 Financial Crisis threw its full fury at the markets. We are there again, according to this measure? Does history repeat??? or is this time different? One should never look at one signal in isolation, but this 40 week bottom does make one think twice! Keep in mind you won't hear or see about this signal anywhere else but here! -ACE
This is another ACE exclusive. You won't find a chart like this anywhere else. The NYSE TICK 40 Week Channel and Line has proven to be a forecast model of market tops and bottoms by up to 2 to 6 months in advance. Tops in the Channel predict market tops--Bottoms in the Channel predict bottoms. The 4-40 crosses can show shorter term trading trends within these larger secular trends.
Ace discovered several years ago that the 40 week lag line of the weekly $TICK index tends to be quite predictive of future stock market action in the major US stock indexes with about a 2 to 6 month window of prediction. What the 40 week lag line does is capture the overall LONG-TERM movement of tick price action. TICK measures the number of trades that go off at the ASK price versus the BID price. Generally speaking, TICK moves higher when the markets are bullish, and TICK moves lower when the markets are getting bearish. This is because buyers tend to chase the ASK price, while sellers tend to chase the bid price.
The 40 week lag line tends to trade in a rather narrow lateral band over many months of time which Ace calls 'the 40 week channel.' Most of the time, the lag line moves through the middle of the channel and the US stock market (NYSE in this case) tends to be mildly bullish to slighthly bearish, but rarely is it in any extreme mode. However, when the lag line gets near the top of the channel, the markets can be said to be reaching a peak %6
-0.1 aaaaa iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG)
By Mid-July, the market sensitive HYG had fallen out of its up-channel and lost the 50 day support. Compared to the S&P 500, a negative divergence has occurred which suggests the stock market may soon correct. Mike (posted 7/21/14)
-0.1 aaaaa Russell 2000 Small Cap Index ($RUT)
The Russell 2000 attracts many traders for its high beta stocks, mostly small caps, and many in fast-growth sectors of the market.
-0.1 aaaab - S&P 500 - Ascending Triangle breakout May 18th
The S&P 500 chart shows a bullish ascending triangle breakout on May 18th, 2015. This could lead to a late spring rally in the US markets, before any possible top is reached.
Update: May 30th, 2015: Rebound from 50 day line is weak so far. Other market indicators seem to point to this latest rally attempt being questionable, at best. -Mike
-0.1 aaaabb ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY)
-0.1 aaabcde US Dollar Index - Cash Settle (EOD) ($USD)
The latest trading action in the US Dollar Index indicates that a possible top is in...also, the signs of a blow-off top. The huge volatile swing in the dollar index in mid-March is an early warning sign that the correction phase in the dollar has begun, imho. (posted March 28, 2015)