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  • Signals and Commentary for SP500 Jan/12/2011 0 comments
    Jan 12, 2011 7:34 AM | about stocks: SPY, SH, FAZ, FS, VIXY, VXX, GLD, QQQ


    chart [ green : uptrend high confidence | yellow : uptrend low confidence ]


    chart [ red : downtrend high confidence | purple : downtrend low confidence ]



    Statistical Learning Models :


    Neural Net Daily Trend Identifier : UP [0.84 confidence : High ]

    Daily Short-Term Overreaction : UP [confidence : High]



    Filtering Model (4-hour frequency):


    Main Trend : UP

    Momentum : UP [decreasing]



    Mean Reversion (4-trading hours frequency) :


    4 periods accumulated return (16 hours)  : 0.15%

    percentile :  45%



    9 periods Return (36 hours)  : 0.3%

    percentile :  43%


    Volatility :


    10 period Volatility (40 hours) : 5.2% annualized

    percentile :  8%


    Relative Volatility (10 per / 50 per)

    percentile : 33%


    Markov Regime Switching identifier ( daily close ) :


    Probability of a strong uptrend regime : 2.3

    Probability of a  weak uptrend regime : 32.1

    Probability of a sideways / weak uptrend regime : 52

    Probability of a downtrend / volatile regime : 13.6


    SPY - VIX statistical relationship ( daily close ) :


    zone : uptrend

    percentile : 50% [ normal ]


    Wavelet Discontinuity Watch (daily close ) :


    Risk of a correction / crash increasing.


     High volatility regime pattern emerging.


    Overall commentary for Jan/12/2011:



    Neuralnet trend model back in uptrend with high confidence. When the trend model switches fast between up and down trends, its consolidation mode, so today´s signal must be understood in context.

    Filtering model main trend is up, with decreasing momentum.

    Volatility decreased, but unlikely to remain at low levels for long.

    MatLab´s Markov model updated the regime probabilities, downtrend regime decreased a bit to 13.6%


    Wavelet model probability of a discontinuity is increasing, and showing similarities with April 2010 highs.

    Model suggested positioning still did not change : small short with stops at SPY highs around 127.8.

    Model does not recommend full position shorting until signals are flashing.

    Good trading.

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    Stocks: SPY, SH, FAZ, FS, VIXY, VXX, GLD, QQQ
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