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our other cycles (i.e. the 20 week cycle low due 10/1.)
differ for every indicator.
tops – though we’re no where near at an extreme.
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“…the Russell 2000 index price may have formed a bottom and is
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From our weekend note to clients.
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Good Friday afternoon traders,
Here is a chart from this morning’s Daily Stock Barometer. We’ve been watching the fact that as this market hasn’t topped, this data reflected that many didn’t adopt a bullish posture. With the AAII data, there are three pieces, Bulls, Bears and Neutral. The number of those neutral on the market was at a relative high. However, the last two weeks have seen finally seen that number shift from neutral to bullish. With more bulls, we’re more likely to finally be approaching a top.
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Bulls step in to force markets higher…
4/29/2014 8:53:35 AM
Bulls step in to force markets higher…
Bears mount challenge and are defeated…
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– At Risk is generally neutral represented by “-“. When it is “Bullish” or “Bearish” it warns of a potential change in the BIAS.
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Equities gapped up at the open then sold off to close the opening gap in the first fifteen minutes. The bulls then stepped in to drive prices even higher than the gap up open for forty-five minutes before the bears lowered the boom. The smack down lasted until around 1:30pm forcing the leading indexes to be more than one percent lower than Friday’s close and off more than two percent from intraday highs. The Dow and S&P-500 were never down more than fractionally and all three major indexes closed fractionally higher where they had opened. The Dow and S&P-500 closed above their 20-, 50-, and 200-Day Moving Averages (DMAs) while the NASDAQ-100 remains below its 20- and 50-DMAs. This left behind three doji candlesticks which signifies uncertainty in the markets. Given the pattern from Friday and Monday, it also signifies a likely bottom. The Semiconductor Index (SOX 568.55 -3.64) closed fractionally lower as did the Russell 2000 (IWM 110.96 –0.65). The Dow Jones Transports (IYT 135.59 +0.00) closed flat. The Finance Sector ETF (XLF 21.72 21.72 -0.13) and the Regional Bank Index (KRE 38.49 -0.29) closed fractionally lower while the Bank Index (KBE 31.90 -0.32) was off a full percent due to Bank of America (BAC 14.95 -1.00) collapsing when they reported they has mis-calculated four billion dollars. The bank announced that they would not be able to raise the dividend from one cent to five cents and they would not be able to buy back stock. Longer Term Bonds (TLT 110.79 -0.54) posted a fractional loss as it appears to have put in a top. Trading volume was average with 821M shares traded on the NYSE. Trading volume on the NASDAQ was heavy with 2.330B shares traded.
There was a single economic report of interest released:
- Pending Homes Sales (Mar) rose +3.4% versus an expected +1.0% rise
The report was released a half hour after the open. February’s Pending Homes Sales was revised to -0.5% versus the previously reported -0.8%.
Other than Bank of America’s four billion dollar mistake, market participants continue to watch the situation in Ukraine as Putin continues to threaten military action. Western nations continue to isolate Russia with economic sanctions after their illegal annexation of the Crimea from Ukraine. While it can undermine the wealth of the Russian elite and push Russia into a recession, the West is still missing the point as Putin is popular with the Russian people in Russia.
We are watching gold for a potential reversal in the Gold Miners Index (GDX 23.99 -0.47) lost two percent and Gold (GLD 124.88 -0.55) posted a fractional loss. Both GDX and GLD closed below their respective 20-, 50-, and 200-DMAs.
Apple (AAPL 594.09 +22.15) soared four percent. AAPL constitutes about 20 percent of the NASDAQ-100 and nearly five percent of the S&P-500.
Seadrill Limited (SDRL 34.68 -0.09) posted a fractional loss. It now trades above its 20-DMA but below its 50- and 200-DMAs and is in a trading state. We sold March 2014 $35.00 put contracts for $150 at the open on Feb 18th and bought shares at $35.43. The stock is now trading ex-dividend for $0.98. The shares were put to us at $35.00 less the $1.50 per share we were paid for the puts, so we have an effective price of $33.50.
The U.S. dollar fell one tenth of one percent while the Euro rose a like amount.
The yield for the 10-year rose six basis points to close at 2.73. The price of a barrel of crude oil rose twenty-four cents to close at $100.84.
The implied volatility for the S&P-500 (VIX 13.97 -0.09) closed relatively flat and remains below its 20-, 50, and 200-DMAs. Implied volatility for the NASDAQ-100 (VXN 18.74 +0.15) rose most of one percent and remains well above its 200-DMA and just below its 20-DMA.
Market internals were mixed with advancers leading decliners 11:10 on the NYSE while decliners led advancers 5:3 on the NASDAQ. Down volume led up volume 4:4 on the NYSE and by 2:1 on the NASDAQ. The index put/call ratio fell -0.40 to close at 0.90. The equity put/call ratio fell -0.02 to close at 0.69.
Monday saw volume increased as the bears attacked and the bulls counterattacked to lift the major indexes. The other leading indexes and the financials still looked bad, however, so the bulls are not out of the woods on this yet. We remain long as we monitor trading on Tuesday.
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Good morning Traders,
One of the most basic relationships is shown in the chart below:
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I hope you’re weekend went well. There is one trade this week. We are selling out of (HIHO) Highway Holdings and buying into (BORN) China New Borun Corp.
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Here are the Stocks for the week March 24th-March 28th
(GURE) Gulf Resources Inc
(AMCF) Andatee China Marine Fuel Services Corp
(APT) Alpha Pro Tech Ltd
(ONP) Orient Paper
(BORN) China New Borun Corp
Our Hot Pick for this week is (BORN) China New Borun Corp. BORN is a beverage company that produces and distributes corn based edible alcohol. Its year over year quarterly revenue growth was 30.7% with a 7.24 trailing P/E and a current 0.22 Price/Sales and 0.32 Price/Book ratios.
The stock is up over 42.8% for the year. The stock has been volatile with large upswings. It has recently entered into another upswing offering a nice opportunity to buy. The stock has been well over both its 50 & 200 Day Moving Averages since mid February.
Good morning traders,
Here’s the long and the short of it. When a market is selling off, there will be attempts at forming bottoms. We’re seeing the bounce off a bottom and obviously the market can do one of 3 things – 1) continue to bounce, 2) test lows 3) break lows.
We use data to answer those questions. First – let’s look at price action.
Technically, the trend is lower. So vote #1 is for the markets to at least test the lows.
Second is cumulative equity money flow. We’ve seen a turn lower which CAN lead to a weaker market period. This is the big #, not the ex ETF #. Ex ETFs, it is not turning down yet.
So vote #2 is for the markets to break lows…
Keeping up the money flow theme – here’s bond money flow:
This is technically bullish. The size of the bond market compared to the flow suggests that flow is merely a sentiment gage. So now with money flowing strongly back into Bonds, it suggests bonds are topping, and can fuel the markets rally WHEN they start to sell off.
Focusing in on sentiment, here’s #4:
One characteristics of a sell off is increasing fear. So the fear is actually growing even as the markets bounce. This is bullish and means if we get a sell off, then the fuel in the market coming from this measure of sentiment will be closer to a level where we can see a bounce.
And finally, the barometer. We’ve been in Sell Mode, looking for the markets to move lower into 2/5 and expecting a bounce into next week – but still a bounce in a downtrend. The markets playing along with our forecast, so I expect more sideways action until the market resolves in a stronger capitulation where we can expect a larger bounce.
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