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The Ord Oracle April 26, 2022


SPX Monitoring Purposes: Long SPX on 3/25/22 at 4543.06.

Monitoring Purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 10/9/20 at 40.78.

Long Term SPX Monitor Purposes: Neutral.

We updated this chart from yesterday, when we said "the top window is the 2 day (Rate of Change) for the VIX. Readings above 25 on this indicator (current reading is 26) suggests a low is near; this has happened 8 times since last May with one failure, which works out to an 88% success rate. The pattern forming on SPX could be a head-and-shoulders bottom, where the Right Shoulder is completing now. This potential head-and-shoulders bottom has an upside target to 5150, which would be a new high. Don't have it shown, but the NYSE Summation index needs to see +1000 range near mid May for a bull market signal (on a previous report) for 2022; otherwise, it's sideways market at best this year." Added to the above, today's light volume test of Monday's low is a bullish sign, suggesting a bottom is forming.

VIX measures the fear in a market and the VVIX is the VIX of the VIX. So the VIX/VVIX ratio is a good indicator that can define panic, and panic only forms at bottoms in the market. The acceleration of the VIX/VVIX ratio helps to pinpoint where all the panic is occurring. The bottom window is the "Rate of Change" (ROC) of the VIX/VVIX ratio; high readings above +10 suggests panic (high came in yesterday +15). The next window up is the Percent B, which shows when it above its upper Bollinger Band (>1) or below its lower Bollinger band (<0). Percent B of the VIX/VVIX reached above +1 a couple of days ago, suggesting the VIX/VVIX ratio has gone up to fast and is due to normalize. The top window is RSI for the VIX/VVIX ratio, which also measures acceleration and shows excess when readings reach above +70 (current reading is 84). We used red lines to mark the times when all three indicators for the VIX/VVIX ratio reached bullish levels. Will this time be different?

The top window is the Inflation/Deflation ratio. Last week, it closed above its previous 2020 high, suggesting a breakout. Right after that high, it tumbled the next four days, creating an "upthrust" and suggesting a consolidation is starting. If the Inflation/Deflation ratio starts a consolidation, so will the XAU (GDX). As pointed out in yesterday's report, the pattern that may be forming on XAU is a head-and-shoulders bottom where the head is the October low. Head-and-shoulders patterns have symmetry both in time and price. The Left Shoulder formed over 5 months and suggests the Right Shoulder may take as long; it could complete in the October or November timeframe. Still a bull market, but sideways action over the next 5 or 6 months is possible.

Tim Ord,

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