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The first two pages contain charts that measure perceptions of the overall markets. The main equity indexes (S&P500/ Dow Industrials/ Nasdaq) and key measures of bond markets, the TED Spread, Gold, Currencies, and special ratio charts in the special 'Ace way' that makes things clear and simple to see.
The 10 major Sector SPDR ETFs are tracked with Ace's favorite trend indicators and oscillators! If one understands the trends and cycles of these charts, then they will have a very good grasp of the major rotations of the smart money traders. These charts show up on Page 19 of my Chart List and their symbols begin with the letter 'X'.
The second new feature is a hand-picked selection of the IBD 50 stocks. I use many of my favored indicators on these DAILY charts, including the dynamic 13. 50, 100 and 200 MA lines. (IBD usually shows WEEKLY charts-- you can see DAILY here!) I show the proper bases on these charts as base theory is critical in the IBD 50 stock selection and CANSLIM systems. Of course, IBD 50 and CANSLIM are successful trading systems developed by Investor's Business Daily. These charts start on Page 10. I am not associated or affiliated with the IBD in any way and my charts are strictly my interpretations, Please visit their website to learn more at www.investors.com .
Finally, I have added a section known as 'the Internet of Things.' These are the 13 wonders identified by many investors as the key stocks leading the internet revolution as we enter the middle years of the 21st century. Now, track these stocks with me beginning on Page 12.
* IBD 50 and SPDR Select are trade-mark names; I claim no association with the vendors of these products. My chart interpretations are strictly one person's opinion of publicly traded stocks.
Often overlooked by investors, the New Highs-New Lows List is an important barometer for market sentiment. When the index is positive, then investors tend to be bullish and the market tends to go higher. When the index goes negative, then the market tends to go bearish. If you are an investor who wants just one simple sign to tell you whether you should have your money in the market or out, I recommend the $NYHL as the simplest, at-a-glance indicator.
As of May 31st, 2013, the index finished at a positive 255. It has been as high as +878 in 2013 as the NYSE (and other US indexes) have rallied hard and made lots of money for the bullish investors. However, on May 29th, a HIndenburg Omen signal was issued by this index. This is a rather archaic formula that has called the 1987, 2000 and 2008 market crashes. However, the index has made a few false warnings over the years too. Suffice to say, it's crash signal should at least put investors on heightened awareness over the next 40 days after the signal (and up to 120 after, though the greatest likelihood of a deep sell-off should occur within the first 40 days.
Though I believe the formula for the Hindenburg Omen is rather convoluted and archaic, its main intent makes sense to me: that is, it measures extremes on the New Highs-New Lows list and sets off a signal if two days rather close to each other prove to be very volatile in hitting news highs and lows.
Also, of immediate interest to me is that the MACD signal just went under zero on May 31st on the $NYHL. This negative divergence signal often portends a sharp drop in the $NYHL within a short amount of time. In other words, investors should be taking some profits by now and bracing for greater market volatility in the summer months.
As of mid-August 2017, the NYSE New Highs-New Lows chart indicates that a CORRECTION is finally taking hold after over a year. Fewer and fewer stocks are hitting new highs, and the illusion that the market is healthy is created by the FANG stocks. Sometimes, divergences become apparent in the NYHL before the prices move in kind on the NYSE and the major indexes.
The Wisdom Tree ETF factors out local currency concerns to provide 'pure local access' to the Indian stock market.
The '87 Crash was a rare event in the speed and angle of descent. Based on volatility studies, the '87 Crash was only exceeded in scope by the 1929 Crash. Investors who failed to exit (or short) by the time of the Devil's Cross (13-99) were trapped and got out too late.
Daily chart for West Texas Intermediate Oil
UPDATE on 9/8/2016: WTI breaks out of a BULL FLAG. It might try to re-test the breakout point near $46.20 before it takes off much higher, so keep an eye on a possible 2nd entry point.
UPDATE on 7/30/16: WTI OIl Index reached the 200 day line support on Friday. The FAST RSIs graph on my chart (top graph on my chart and only found here!) shows a possible bounce is beginning. OIl may find a bounce here, but probably only back to the down-trend channel area before the major new down-trend resumes, imho!
UPDATE on 7/9/16:: The ACE Triple-X signal has indicated an EARLY SELL indication. This sell signal is not yet confirmed, but do notice that a new down-trend channel had developed with lower highs and lower lows. Since the equities markets seem to be in close correlation with the price of oil, this may be an indication that the stock market rally is close to an end?
UPDATE on 6/6/16: The WTI Oil Index continues to rally after coming out of the bull flag, as I predicted last month.
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).
IBUY is a retail ETF that invests in On-Line Retailers. On-line Etailers make up 8.3% of all retail sales, and on-line sales are the fastest growth sector. To be included in the ETF, the retailer must derive 70% of its sales from on-line activities. IBUY also invests up to 25% of assets in foreign-based e-tailers. To find other great Theme Stocks like this one, simply google these 2 words: 'Theme Stocks' and click on ACE's site.
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