ACE: US Markets under pressure! See my Dow, S&P, Nasdaq and Dollar charts. (on 4/30/16)
-0.1 a Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU)-400 day line and its meaning
UPDATE: April 30, 2016. The Dow has suffered a corkscrew pullback that has the markets under pressure. View this chart and more!
UPDATE: April 11, 2016. The down-trend line has been penetrated and is a Bullish result. The rally may remain sustained for awhile.
UPDATE: February 5, 2016. Well, for many months, I warned traders and investors about a nasty stock market to come. And on the first day of the NEW YEAR, I warned that early 2016 had a very ominous look to it on the charts. And, here we are, about 5 weeks after that call and the year 2016 is off to the worse start of any year in the modern era! Stay tuned with ACE, as he has made great calls in bear markets before. Unlike so many who proclaim they saw 2000 and 2008 bear markets coming, ACE has a proven track record at calling the Bear Markets before they begin, and while they occur. And guess what, folks? This Bear Market of 2016 is still in the early innings, according to ACE.
UPDATE: August 20, 2015. As expected, a bounce did follow the 400 day tag, but as I also expected, this one didn't last because it occurred AFTER a Death Cross. Today, the Dow broke the 400 day line support decisively!
UPDATE: August 15, 2015, the Dow Industrials tagged the 400 day line again this past week. I would caution that unlike the last 3 tags of the 400 day, this one occurred after a Death Cross. But so far, the Dow has lifted higher after that 400 day tag. Will the 400 day be the turnaround point like it has been the last several years?
Previous comments about the 400 day tags: The 3 most recent Devil's Crosses (13-99 down-cross) led to significant sell-offs....in fact, each of the previous 3 Devil's led the Dow down to the 400 moving average line. The 400 MA line is the long-term bull/bear line, and usually not well known by amateur technicians. You can see how each Devil led to the 400...and how each tag of the 400 zone led to a bounce-back for the Dow. In some cases over the years, the 400 MA line failed to hold support...examples include the 1
-0.1 a- Nasdaq 100 Index ($NDX)-Dynamic Buy-Sell INVESTOR Signals
This chart is designed for INVESTORS, not traders. Using the popular Nasdaq 100 Index, there are certain buy-sell signals I watch for in terms of LONGER TERM TRADES or INVESTMENTS. This Index should offer good clues as to when to be long in the market....and when to exit or go short the market.
The 13-50 moving average crossovers are one such signal--this crossover serves as the accleration signal on my Mo-celerator charts, but it is also an important buy signal for INVESTORS who don't want to chase every short term signal.
Also, I watch for the 13 day EMA line on the Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) Indicator with the CMF set at a 34 day lag on INDEX charts. I have found over time that when the 13 ema line on this graph crosses above the zero line, that this serves as confirmation of stronger, longer trend. It works especially well to the long (buy) side, and a negative crossover is often 'a final get out' signal if somehow you have not listened to earlier exit signals, which many investors do not do because they don't want to miss the next surge higher....I understand this as part of my portfolio is invested for the long term too.
Also, the Dynamic chart shows the Accumulation-Distribution (A-D) line with a 13 day EMA line...the crossovers on the 13-dma serve as an additional tandem confirmation along with CMF as to whether money is flowing into the momentum stocks of the Naz 100....or flowing out. Often, the 13 ema crossover of the A-D line will occur before action shows in the CMF, because CMF captures heavy money moves, while A-D captures the early trend setters whose cash flows are not easily detectable. The CMF then serves as a confirmation of the early trend-setters' A-D signals.
Finally, my charts always include the ADX graph, which is 'the holy grail' graph for me. For investors, the signal to watch is at least a 5-pt move of the black ADX line in the direction of the new trend...once you have a 5-pt move, the trend is considered solid and firm for investors. 7/14/12
-0.1 aa $SPX - The Big Picture Chart
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-0.1 aa ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY)
The VIX ETN, UVXY, saw record volume on the last day of April 2016, despite only a modest move. Traders seem to be anticipating some 'bad' events approaching.
-0.1 aa US Dollar Index - Cash Settle (EOD) ($USD)
Update on April 30, 2016: US $ is in free-fall, as noted in the previous two weeks, the 13 EMA line was guiding down in advance of this move.
Update on February 5, 2016: The US dollar index has collapsed in the past week, breaking down through the 50 and 200 day lines very quickly! When one sees this type of breakdown occur swiftly, it is a bad sign for the US $. The market is telling the FED not to raise interest rates again. At the same time, gold is now flying higher. The gold market has suddenly entered a new bull market, and of course, ACE saw this coming too. It is not that he has a crystal ball, but because the charts told him this was coming. It's all rather scientific, if one understands what to watch for on www.StockCharts.com. Stay tuned.
Update on Sept. 6, 2015: The long term Head-n-Shoulders pattern (with triple right shoulder) remains intact. More interesting of late is the ADX (65) signal has tripped to negative (red line up-cross) with the $ value under the 50 day line. This is a sell signal in my system, but of course, the new trend is early and could still cancel out. However, should this sell signal hold, it is a hint that the $ is about to fall, and that the H&S pattern may be validated with a neckline break below 93. WHAT COULD CAUSE THE US$ to FALL? Perhaps the FED delays the expected September rate hike, or China and Japan sell US Treasuries in an effort to support their currencies and markets? The set-up on the US $ chart is suggesting that such pressures are likely to cause the FED to hold or for China and/or Japan to sell treasuries, or a combination of the two. The FED meets in mid-September.
Update on March 28, 2015: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.
-0.1 aaa - Crude Oil - Spot Price (EOD) ($WTIC) Daily
Daily chart for West Texas Intermediate Oil
UPDATE on 4/10/16: Sharp reversal occurred this past week, and now the pattern becomes more clear as a Bullish Flag reversal. Breakout of the flag occurred on Friday, thus confirming the wedge line breakout of about two weeks ago. Next target is the firm resistance at the 200 day line ($41).
UPDATE on 3/28/16: This chart shows that WTI is caught in a pocket between a rising 13 EMA line which is supporting price, and trapped by a descending 200 SMA line which has shown resistance. Also, price is re-testing a wedge line that it broke free of a few weeks ago. Bulls would view this pocket as a Bull Flag.
Bears would point to the Descending 200 day which has acted as resistance and also, they would point to the longer term weekly chart which shows WTI being held down by a longer term down-sloping wedge line.
-0.1 aaa - Light Crude Oil - Spot Price (EOD) ($WTIC)
Weekly chart for West Texas Intermediate Oil
UPDATE: on 4/12/16 Break-through of down-trend wedge line is bullish for both oil and stocks. See daily chart for more precise positions, resistance and support lines.
UPDATE on 3/28/2016: The Weekly Chart shows WTI trying to break up through a steep down-trend line (blue-dashed), but so far, the strong resistance of that down-trend line is holding. OIL is at a crossroads--depending on how it breaks, will likely determine the direction of equities and commodities in the next few weeks. One can see that if WTI should break higher, that the next key resistance area would be $48. See the daily chart for more precise day-to-day projections.
-0.1 aaa db X-Trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (ASHR)
This popular China A-shares ETF shows a bearish descending triangle on the daily chart. Though there may be strong rallies at times, the longer term projection is calling for a potential crash of the Shanghai stock market.
-0.1 aaa iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)
Update Sept. 13, 2015: Is TLT trapped in a bearish down-trend? or is it in a Bull Flag pattern? It could be either as the world awaits the FED's decision on Sept. 17th. All eyes will be focused on the reaction in US Treasuries. Also, keep an eye on gold for any reaction there, especially if TLT should RAPIDLY collapse in price. (A slow drop in price would not be favorable to gold, but a rapid disintegration would be positive for gold.)
Update: August 30, 2015: We learn that China dumped over $100 billion in US Treasuries last week to prop up their currency and stock market. Heavy selling volume is visible on TLT's chart even as it was topping out after a recent rally. Now, TLT looks precariously propped up....notice the rapid drop in accumulation (A-D) and cash flow (CMF). Watch to see if this can hold up!?
Update April 2015: The TLT bond fund broke decisively through the neckline of a prominent Head-n-Shoulders on September 14th in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision to begin QE3. However, powerful forces, including the Federal Reserve itself, have managed to support the right shoulder and create a TRIPLE RIGHT SHOULDER as we entered year 2013. Nonetheless, the general H&S pattern remains intact with no change in the general pattern. Major moving average down-crosses have reversed by April 2013 suggesting that the long bonds will be a good bet going forward. If so, then the US stock market could be in trouble. It's no surprise as the Fed is struggling to keep rates low at least until Year 2016 so that they don't have to sell off long bonds at market rates. (See my blog on 'the Twist' by googling 'Ace Talking Stocks' and click on the blog link.) So, will the Fed managed to keep bonds at low interest rates for a long time (as in Japan)?
UPDATE: February 27, 2014: The new up-trend is confirming. US long dated treasuries are making a big comeback, just the opposite of what most market pundits have been predicting for year 2014. The lateral high of the W-bottom has been clea
-0.1 aaa ProShares Ultra Oil And Gas (DIG)
DIG is an ETF that tracks oil and gas stocks at a 2x daily leverage.