DecisionPoint ALERT: The 10-Year and 30-Year Yields Break Support


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Today the 10-Year Bond broke a rising trend line as well as short-term horizontal support. This was something we anticipated as we watched the trend line accelerate off the August low. The daily PMO is unusually overbought and has crossed down through the signal line. Initial downside targets are 15.90 and 14.95.

The 30Year Bond broke trend yesterday, and support failed today. The daily PMO is in a similar configuration as the 10-Year, and we expect to see some pullback. We also anticipate that the pullback will be far less than many would like. The first two potential downside targets are 22.20 and 21.70.

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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.

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IT Trend Model: BUY as of 5/8/2020

LT Trend Model: BUY as of 6/8/2020

SPY Daily Chart: With crosscurrents in energy and interest rates, the market appears to be double topping, albeit with great reluctance.

The bearish rising wedge rules the chart.


Participation: The following chart uses different methodologies for objectively showing the depth and trend of participation for intermediate- and long-term time frames.

  • The Silver Cross Index (SCI) shows the percentage of SPX stocks on IT Trend Model BUY signals (20-EMA > 50-EMA).
  • The Golden Cross Index (GCI) shows the percentage of SPX stocks on LT Trend Model BUY signals (50-EMA > 200-EMA). 
  • The Bullish Percent Index (BPI) shows the percentage of SPX stocks on Point & Figure BUY signals.

The Silver Cross Index and BPI are somewhat weaker than we would like, but we don't see the negative divergences like there were just prior to the February top.

These indicators are just beginning to correct.

Climax Analysis: There were no climactic readings today.

Short-Term Market Indicators: The short-term market trend is DOWN and the condition is somewhat OVERSOLD. The STOs have more room to decline, but they are at the bull market lows seen in the last four months.

Intermediate-Term Market Indicators: The intermediate-term market trend is UP and the condition is OVERBOUGHT. The market bias is BULLISH. The ITBM and ITVM are falling, confirming price movement. They have a lot farther down to go, even considering their bull market ranges.

CONCLUSION: While short-term indicators allow for a bounce, intermediate-term indicators are just beginning to correct from overbought levels, so we believe that there is more downside ahead.

Interest rates have begun a correction, and energy has made an unexpected bounce. Be sure to check those sections of this blog.

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Today Bitcoin snapped back up to the recently broken trend line, but price experienced an intraday reversal, which implies that there is more downside to come.


Longer-term interest rates have broken rising trend lines, and some more correction should be expected. We have been referring to the recent advance as "parabolic," but we do not expect a parabolic crash to take place.


IT Trend Model: BUY as of 3/5/2021

LT Trend Model: SELL as of 7/10/2020

UUP Daily Chart: A rising wedge has formed, so we should expect UUP to resolve downward, but that may take a while.

A double bottom has formed, and the confirmation has been penetrated. The minimum upside expectation of about 25.30 throws some shade on the bearish expectation for the rising wedge on the chart above.


IT Trend Model: NEUTRAL as of 1/13/2021

LT Trend Model: SELL as of 3/4/2019

GLD Daily Chart: A bearish reverse flag has formed, but price is drifting sideways, not breaking down yet. This should encourage the bulls.

GOLD Daily Chart: The daily PMO is coming off very oversold levels, but some upside price movement needs to kick in or the PMO is going to top.

GOLD MINERS Golden and Silver Cross Indexes: We can see declining tops since August, but a falling wedge pattern offers hope that it will resolve upward.


IT Trend Model: BUY as of 11/23/2020

LT Trend Model: BUY as of 3/9/2021

USO Daily Chart: Although a bounce off support was a reasonable expectation, we were nevertheless surprised at the crude rally today. But the fact that the Suez Canal is blocked by a stranded ship probably has the market anticipating an interruption in the movement of crude oil, LNG, etc. By the same logic, be watching for the blockage to be removed from the Canal, and for energy prices to resume the correction that was in progress.

It looks like a head and shoulders pattern is forming on top of the horizontal support line.


IT Trend Model: NEUTRAL as of 8/27/2020

LT Trend Model: SELL as of 1/8/2021

TLT Daily Chart: A falling wedge pattern has executed upward, as we normally expect. As interest rates correct, we can anticipate a rally in bonds. But, as we said in the lead comments on interest rates, we don't expect too grand a rally. the daily PMO has bottomed at very oversold levels, and has crossed up through the signal line.

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NOTE: The signal status reported herein is based upon mechanical trading model signals, specifically, the DecisionPoint Trend Model. They define the implied bias of the price index based upon moving average relationships, but they do not necessarily call for a specific action. They are information flags that should prompt chart review. Further, they do not call for continuous buying or selling during the life of the signal. For example, a BUY signal will probably (but not necessarily) return the best results if action is taken soon after the signal is generated. Additional opportunities for buying may be found as price zigzags higher, but the trader must look for optimum entry points. Conversely, exit points to preserve gains (or minimize losses) may be evident before the model mechanically closes the signal.

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Carl Swenlin
About the author: is a veteran technical analyst who has been actively engaged in market analysis since 1981. A pioneer in the creation of online technical resources, he was president and founder of, one of the premier market timing and technical analysis websites on the web. DecisionPoint specializes in stock market indicators and charting. Since DecisionPoint merged with in 2013, Carl has served a consulting technical analyst and blog contributor. Learn More
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