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  • Weekend Update, June 22, 2012 - 1st Test For The Bears 3 comments
    Jun 22, 2012 8:17 PM | about stocks: SPY, DIA, QQQ, TLT

    Bottom Line:

    There is some short term technical support, but breaking through/down it is likely based on the positioning of the indicators I watch. If this area is broken, my assumption would be for the market to retrace the entire June 4 - June 19 rally.

    Recent Articles:

    1. Global Market Teeter:
    2. Long Term Indicators Show the Market to be Expensive:


    Yesterday's decline quickly took prices back to a previous zone of congestion, this area of congestion fits nicely between the 38.2% and the 61.8% retracement level.

    SPX - Hourly

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    Notes: Prices bounced today when they touched the 38.2% retracement level, and bulls defended the previous breakout level.

    Based on the position of the indicators that I watch, I believe the path of least resistance is for prices to continue lower, at minimum to the 61.8% retracement level which coincides with the lower bounds of this previous zone of congestion.

    NYSE McClellan Oscillator

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    Notes: we have a bearish crossover of the three and five day moving average, and still a very overbought reading.

    Percentage Of Stocks Above Their 20 Day Moving Average

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    Notes: the percentage of stocks above their 20 day moving average closed today at 62%, not oversold by any means.

    Advancers Vs. Decliners

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    Notes: Slightly above neutral.

    Advancing Volume Vs. Declining Volume

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    Notes: Similarly, the 5 day moving average is slightly above the neutral line.


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    Notes: I would consider this still overbought.


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    Notes: The TRIN is the only indicator that could be considered oversold, which argues for a bottom here, that said, collectively the TRIN is outvoted so to speak by the majority of the short term indicators.


    If 10 is extremely overbought and 1 is extremely oversold, the collective message of the indicators is at a 7 perhaps. Based on this, I would expect the market to eventually get to the bottom range of the previous congestion area. How quickly and where the indicators end up when this occurs will be a good indication if the entire June 4th rally is in danger. At the moment, I believe it is.

    Have a good weekend!

    -Bill L.

    Disclosure: I am long BGZ.

    Stocks: SPY, DIA, QQQ, TLT
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  • untrusting investor
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    Tis a long drawn out process waiting to see if any type of significant market sell-off does in fact play out. Majority of forces trying to keep equity markets elevated at all costs.
    22 Jun 2012, 11:34 PM Reply Like
  • sundate36
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    Bill -- any particular reason by BGZ as opposed to say, TZA? Also, what would you watch for in the market to close the position? Thanks!
    23 Jun 2012, 11:04 AM Reply Like
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    -Bill L.
    23 Jun 2012, 01:26 PM Reply Like
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