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  • Signals and Commentary for SP500 Jan/19/2011 0 comments
    Jan 19, 2011 6:37 AM | about stocks: SPY, QQQ, VXX, VIXY

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


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


    Statistical Learning Models :


    Neural Net Daily Trend Identifier : UP [0.98 confidence : High ]

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



    Filtering Model (4-hour frequency):


    Main Trend : UP

    Momentum : UP [increasing]



    Mean Reversion (4-trading hours frequency) :


    4 periods accumulated return (16 hours)  : 0.67%

    percentile :  65%



    9 periods Return (36 hours)  :2%

    percentile :  80%


    Volatility :


    10 period Volatility (40 hours) : 5.0% annualized

    percentile :  7%


    Relative Volatility (10 per / 50 per)

    percentile : 41%


    Markov Regime Switching identifier ( daily close ) :


    Probability of a strong uptrend regime : 2

    Probability of a  weak uptrend regime : 33

    Probability of a sideways / weak uptrend regime : 47.8

    Probability of a downtrend / volatile regime : 17.1


    SPY - VIX statistical relationship ( daily close ) :


    zone : uptrend

    percentile : 68% [ HIGH ]


    Wavelet Discontinuity Watch (daily close ) :


    Risk of a correction / crash increasing.


     High volatility regime pattern emerging.


    Overall commentary for Jan/19/2011:


    Trend is up with increasing momentum.


    MatLab´s Markov model WARNING signal is out, since downtrend probability fell to below 20%. A false signal ? I would give a day or two before calling this signal a fail.


    Market correction seems to be coming sooner rather than later, but the exact moment is a tough call. 


    Positioning is neutral but ready to short.

    Stocks: SPY, QQQ, VXX, VIXY
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