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Investor and Trader As investor I'm deeply influenced by Dow Theory. I focus on the primary trend (1-2 years). My trading is short-term based (avg trade duration 4-5 days).
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  • Dow Theory Update For September 19: Stocks Take A Breather  0 comments
    Sep 19, 2013 6:36 PM | about stocks: SPY, DIA, IYT, GLD, SLV, GDX, SIL

    Trend unchanged

    Is a new secular bull market born?

    This is what Dave Moenning thinks, albeit he cautions that in "real time" it is very difficult to tell whether the secular tide has turned bullish. Dave has penned on "Seeking Alpha" and article that is worth reading.

    He is an old timer and shrewd enough not to be dismissed out of hand.

    Furthermore, Schannep, of "thedowtheory.com", whom you know I greatly respect, wrote somes month ago that he believed that the secular trend of the market had turned bullish.

    I am not going to argue with two experts that are my seniors and have a good track record. However, and in spite of the difficulty in determining value (which is supposed to be the main driver of secular markets), I remain kind of skeptical as I don't see the obvious good values that characterize the onset a secular bull market.

    US Stocks

    The SPY, and the Industrials closed down. The Transports closed up.

    The primary trend is bullish, as explained here, and more in-depth here.

    The secondary trend is also bullish for the reasons explained here.

    Today's volume was lower than yesterday's, which is bullish, since lower prices were not joined by volume. The overall pattern of volume remains neutral, even though yesterday we had a bullish pivot, as explained here.

    Gold and Silver

    SLV and GLD closed mildly down. For the reasons I explained here, I feel the primary trend remains bearish. Here I analyzed the primary bear market signal given on December 20, 2012. The primary trend was reconfirmed bearish, as explained here. The secondary trend is bullish (secondary reaction against the primary bearish trend), as explained here.

    Here, I explained that GLD and SLV set up for a primary bull market signal. However, a setup is not the same as the "real thing," namely the primary bull market; thus, many "setups" do not materialize and until the secondary reaction closing highs are jointly broken up, no primary bull market will be signaled.

    SIL and GDX closed down. SIL and GDX, unlike GLD and SLV, are unambiguously in a primary bull market under the Dow Theory, as explained here and here.

    The secondary trend is bearish, which is tantamount to saying that there is an ongoing secondary reaction against the primary bullish trend, for the reasons given here.

    Sincerely,

    The Dow Theorist

    Themes: Dow Theory Stocks: SPY, DIA, IYT, GLD, SLV, GDX, SIL
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