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Michael J. Clark was born and raised in Sinclair, Wyoming. He is a poet, novelist, artist, historian, and market analyst. His fine arts portfolio can be found at the following address: http://www.hoalantrangallery.com/MJC2.htm His writing portfolio can be found at:... More
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Clark's Gate Timing System ©
    Oct 6, 2009 10:21 AM | about stocks: MTL, GAZ

    Gate Timing System
    Tuesday 6 October


    There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crises should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.

     - Ludwig von Mises.


    Our paying subscribers have asked what they are paying for if we publish all our trades online for free?  We have to agree with them.  What are they paying for?

    We will continue to publish our 'Index View" and some selected buy signals -- and some sell signals -- but not our entire volume of trades.

    Today, we got a lot of buy signals again -- as the market attempts to scale Mount Everest (Mt. Bernanke) one more time.  We are going to show some stock index charts using two different templates, the first that we have been using for some time, chock full of information about buyer and seller strength and long-term and intermediate-term momentum -- and a second template with a very scaled down, simple form, for the sake of simplicity.

    One thing I noticed immediately, comparing the two charts: European Indexes look quite strong using the first template, but not nearly so strong using the second template.  We'll talk a little more about that as we go along.

    We expect a few days of buying; and then another leg of the pullback.  But we think we can still make money from a broad topping formation.

    Also, never underrate a fanatic armed with trillions of dollars whose historical reputation is now based on his ability to keep markets from going down.  Ben Bernanke is not slinging money from a helicopter, but from a hot air balloon.  He doesn't realize that his own bubble can also burst.


    BKX, the Banking Index, is the first chart we look at, using our simplified chart. BKX has bounced off of resistance, and is rallying back toward overhead resistance.  However, M5 (brown line, top panel) is in a decidely negative trend.  This makes us think BKX will not rally back to resistance.

    DJIA, Dow Jones Industrials: a similar picture, with a rally back toward resistance (9918) coming.  But M5 is quite negative.  This makes us think the rally might be short-lived.

    DJT, Dow Jones Transports, in our original template: a rally is beginning.  This is essentially a positive chart, since the support and resistance levels have not been broached.  But notice the short-term momentum indicator (M2F alt -- black line in Pane 1): two previous rallies have been VERY WEAK (see the bottom right of Pane 1).  There is no guarantee that this attempt will be any more forceful that the last two.

    DRG, Pharmaceutical Index: This one is oversold (M2F alt, black line, Top Pane) but it has had trouble getting through and staying above overhead resistance.  Intermediate-term momentum has been weak for some time (Pane 4) -- BUT, there has been remarkably little selling in that time of weakness.  Never underestimate the will of the man printing all the money.

    FCHI, French CAC Index: has been remarkably strong until recent selling -- and is rallying today.  Ordinarily I would assume strength for this index, as the trend pattern is still positive.  But M5 momentum (top pane) is 'predicting' weakness.  If today's rally is a one-day rally, then support is at 3535.49, and then at 3396.6.

    GDAXI, German DAX Index: this is another European index that has resisted selling quite well.  But recent momentum (M5) is horrible.  The last M5 rally lasted two days.  The one before that lasted one day.  Support is at 5263.11.

    HGX, Housing Index: This index is at a bottom.  But the last rally (M2F alt, top pane, black line) was rather dismal.  HGX has already broken support -- and there is a long fall possible once it attempts this rally unless a lot of buying comes in suddenly.

    HUI, Gold Stock Index: HUI is holding right at support and attempting to rally.  We think it WILL rally from here, mainly because of the simpler view of the IAU, Gold ETF we are also including, which we think is ready to explode upward.

    KS11, South Korean KOSPI Index.  Has been very strong, but is coming under some selling now.  The last M2F ALT rally was a failure (Pane 1, black line).  Intermediate Momentum is negative.

    SMSI, Madrid (Spain) Index: This index SHOULD NOT be rallying.  Spain is a basket case, heading for a decade of pain.  But investors are piling money into all stocks.  Today's rally is trying to take the index back to overhead resistance.  Our new simpler template (not shown) shows a LOT of momentum deterioration in SMSI.

    SOXX, Semiconductor Index: This chart looks very negative when looking through the prism of M5.  This makes us think this rally will be short-lived, and lower prices will follow.

    SSEC, Shanghai Index: trying to bottom here, to rally back toward the old high (3064.23).  If it can't penentrate this level, it will probably take out the low made in August (2639.76).

    VIX, CRB Volatility Index: It's hard to read this chart, but VIX has put in a bottom in terms of the short-term trend (red line, top pane), and has broken through overhead resistance.  This is bulish for VIX, and bearish for stock index funds.

    GAZ, Natural Gas, ETF: we want to show this last index picture because it is VERY POSITIVE.  We think the price of Natural Gas is going to explode upward short-term.  The red-line downtrend in Pane One is ready to buckle and break upward.  GAZ should take out overhead resistance easily and make a new high in the next few days.

    DBO, Oil ETF: Overbought short-term (see M2F Alt, black line, top pane).  We thinkg DBO is going under 23.

    KEY: COLUMN 1: SYMBOL OF INDEX/ETF; COLUMN 2: M2F ALT = short-term momentum: above 70 = overbought; below 30 = oversold; COLUMN 3: 'TRADE" = current position using M4 Sum Plus Trade System.  COLUMN 4: "TREND" = short-term trend DIRECTION: above 0 is positive; below 0 is negative.  COLUMN 5: "M4 SP+" = issues with at least 2 consecutive days of positive M4 Sum Plus will register a 1.  COLUMN 6: 'M4 SP -" = issues with at least 2 consecutive days of negative M4 Sum Plus will register a 1.   COLUMN 7: "INT MOM" = M5 Average Sum Plus, which is an intermediate-term momentum indicator: 1 is positive; -1 is negative.  COLUMN 8: "LTERM MOM" = MA 40 Sum Plus, which is a long-term momentum indicator: +1 is positive; -1 is negative.  COLUMN 9: Name of Index.

    DAILY INDEXES              
    5-Oct M2F Alt Trade Short Trend M4 SP+ M4 SP- Int Mom LT Mom Issue
    ^AORD_D 10.976 Flat 15.81 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.00 All Ordinaries Australian Index
    ^BKX_D 19.459 Flat -0.25 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Banking Index
    ^BVSP_D 65.125 Long 228.76 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 BOLIVIAN INDEX
    ^DJI_D 14.763 Flat 24.22 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE
    ^DJT_D 17.083 Flat -18.32 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 Dow Jones Transport Index
    ^DRG_D 15.099 Flat 0.49 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Pharmaceutical Index
    ^FCHI_D 6.066 Flat 11.34 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 CAC French Index
    ^FTSE_D 8.21 Flat 14.95 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 FTSE Daily Index
    ^GDAXI_D 6.452 Flat 14.86 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 DAX German Index Daily
    ^GSPC_D 15.189 Flat 2.69 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 S&P 500 Index
    ^HGX_D 8.571 Flat -1.28 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 Philadelphia Housing Sector Index Daily
    ^HSI_D 31.354 Flat -122.39 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 HANG SENG INDEX HONG KONG
    ^HUI_D 22.672 Flat -2.76 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Gold Stock Index Daily
    ^JPN_D 0 Flat -0.37 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 Japan Index
    ^KS11_D 0 Flat 3.28 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 Kospi South Korean Index
    ^N225_D 0 Flat -28.30 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 Nikei Japan Index
    ^NDX_D 7.682 Flat 4.44 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Nasdaq Index Daily
    ^OEX_D 14.711 Flat 1.16 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 S&P 100 Index
    ^RUT_D 13.019 Flat -3.29 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Russell SMall Cap Index Daily
    ^SMSI_D 17.862 Flat 3.87 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Madrid General Index Daily
    ^SOXX_D 11.644 Flat -2.25 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Phildelphia Semiconductor Index
    ^SSEC_D 0 Flat -35.31 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 Shanghai Composite
    ^SSMI_D 3.075 Flat 15.17 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.00 Swiss Index Daily
    ^TWII_D 77.572 Long 30.39 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 TAIWAN WEIGHTED INDEX
    ^TYX_D 43.446 Flat -0.02 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 30 YEAR TREASURY YIELD
    ^UTY_D 12.045 Flat 0.55 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 Utility Index
    ^VIX_D 81.508 Flat 0.42 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 CRB Volatility Index Daily
    ^XAU_D 21.42 Flat -0.91 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Philadelphia Gold and Silver Index Daily
    ^XCI_D 7.07 Flat 2.06 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Amex Computer Index Daily
    ^XOI_D 16.999 Flat -5.19 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Oil Stock Index
    CUT_D 16.495 Flat -0.06 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 TIMBER ETF
    DBO_D 77.737 Flat 0.17 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 OIL POWERSHARES DB
    FIO_D 14.153 Flat -0.17 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Industrial/Office REIT ETF
    GAZ_D 51.452 Long -0.034 0.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 Natural Gas ETF
    IAU_D 71.992 Flat 0.17 0.00 0.00 -1.00 1.00 Gold Daily
    JJC_D 16.117 Flat -0.249 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 Copper ETF
    JJM_D 21.945 Long -0.098 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 Industrial Metals ETN
    UGA_D 92.938 Flat 0.357 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 US Gasoline ETF
    UHN_D 66.408 Flat 0.197 0.00 0.00 -1.00 -1.00 Heating Oil ETF
    UUP_D 54 Flat -0.028 0.00 0.00 1.00 -1.00 US DOLLAR INDEX BULLISH ETF


    We had many buy signals today.  We're showing two: GAZ, Natural Gas ETF, which gave a buy signal on Friday, in fact -- but we think it still has room to move.  MTL, Mechel Open Joint Stock Company.

    We closed some positions we're trading with our M2F alt LT #2 system: a bunch of small losses (8) and 2 small wins.

    We near the top and long gains are getting harder to come by.


    Issue Close @ Position Open @ Date % Gain
    HUI_D 410.37 Exit Long 410.67 9/29/09 -0.07%
    IBB_D 78.87 Exit Long 78.99 9/4/09 -0.15%
    JNGJ_D 59.82 Exit Long 60.32 9/4/09 -0.83%
    DE_D 42.12 Exit Long 42.92 9/30/09 -1.86%
    GG_D 39.32 Exit Long 39.77 9/29/09 -1.13%
    ROK_D 41.29 Exit Long 39.34 8/19/09 4.96%
    BBY_D 37.1 Exit Long 38.45 9/22/09 -3.51%
    SNE_D 27.17 Exit Long 26.51 9/4/09 2.49%
    KSU_D 25.61 Exit Long 26.56 9/28/09 -3.58%
    ORCL_D 20.39 Exit Long 21.17 9/18/09 -3.68%

    More information on this system can be found at


    A draft of the book Turn Out the Lights can be found at the website below.  This book is a description of the metaphysical causes of the economic cycles of expansion (Day) and contraction (Night).



    Michael J. Clark's Gate Timing System
    Hanoi, Vietnam

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    Disclosure: the author owns no issues about which he writes.
    Stocks: MTL, GAZ
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