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I've been trading part time for 20 years working to develop a strategy that allows me to focus on my day job while investing for today and my retirement. I've been heavily influenced by Mebane Faber's book The Ivy Portfolio. I do not follow Faber's technique directly, but have developed my own... More
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  • Weekly SP-500 Trend Commentary
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    *** Status: Market Bullish - Sector Funds ***

    The SP-500 had another strong week up 1.38%% for the week . It is still above the 200 day moving average, and after consolidating a bit at ~1344, it is now in striking distance of the May high of 1370. The general market trading filter I use (SP-500 53 day CCI) is now at +129 indicating Market Up which is up from +122 last week. My multiple composite SP-500 indicators on the daily chart are both bullish, with the Blau Ergodic Composite Indicator bullish and the MACD composite bullish. The SP-500 index is down only ~0.56% from the recent May 2011 high of 1370. The CCI indicators at the right give a good indication of the market. At this time we see all bullish except for the IEF bond fund.

    The Guppy Plot for the SP-500 Index remains very Bullish. The Fast Moving Averages are above the Slow Moving Averages. The average slope of the Fast Moving Averages and the average slope of the Slow Moving Averages, are both positive.The ADX components are bullish, and the Stoch has moved up.

    We'll see what the next week brings. We don't try to forecast the market here, rather we just monitor the current conditions and react accordingly. I hope you find this blog helpful. If you do, why not leave a comment.

    Rankings:

    This week's Rankings are showing Sector Funds at the top which indicates a bullish market. Ranking scores are color coded to indicate positive ranking scores (rate of change / volatility) in green, and negative ranking scores in red. Overall the list is sorted by overall rank but the score that makes up the rank can be positive or negative depending on the recent rate of change. The full list of the funds that are ranked can be found under the Funds tab. Current Rankings of the Funds can be found under the Rankings tab.

    What Others are Saying (all free sites): Overall Bullish

    AAII Sentiment: 43% Bullish / 31% Neutral / 27% Bearish

    Investors Intelligence: 55% Bullish / 26% Bearish

    Barchart: 96% Buy (last week 96% Buy)

    Bulkowski: Bullish (CPI= 84% - last week 4.2%)

    Buy-Don't Hold: Buy (3 - but tenuous)

    Consensus Traders: 54% Bullish / 18% Neutral / 28% Bearish (NYSEARCA:SPY)

    MarketClub: Buy (SPY - see Scott's Investments)

    MTR Investors Market Timing Model: Market Up

    MyPlanIQ Trend Score: +8.31% (SPY +5.37% last week)

    10 DMA New High - New Low Ratio: Bullish (see Chris Perruna for explanation)

    Nasdaq New High - New Low Cumulative: Bullish (see recent post)

    NYSE New High - New Low Cumulative: Bullish (see recent post)

    US Stock New High - New Low Cumulative: Bullish (see recent post)

    Pattern Trapper: Bullish (SPY)

    SP-100: Bullish (see dshort.com)

    SP-500 Weekly MACD: Bullish (see StockCharts)

    Stock TA (SPY): Bullish

    Stock Trends: Bullish

    TimelySetup: Long

    Wishing Wealth: Market Up (GMI-2 = 6/6)

    TheWizard: Very Bullish (SP-500 Long Term Signal)

    dshort.com: Invested (Note - monthly SP-500 10-EMA signal)

    Click on Charts to Enlarge

    SP-500 Daily Chart for February 19, 2012
    SP-500 Daily Guppy Chart for February 19, 2012

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: SPY
    Feb 19 5:26 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab, And Profunds Fund Rankings
    With another strong move in the market this week, sector funds remain on top. Sector funds remain at the top of the Rankings. Remember that even though a Fund is ranked in the Top 15, if it is colored red it is in a downtrend. Green coloring indicates positive rate of change over the past period, and red indicates negative rate of change. For the full list of funds that are ranked see our Funds listing.

    Selected Fidelity Funds Rankings

    Selected Fidelity Funds Rankings for February 19, 2012
    Selected Vanguard ETF Rankings
    Selected Vanguard ETF Rankings for February 19, 2012
    Selected Schwab & Profunds Funds Rankings
    Selected Schwab & Profunds Funds Rankings for February 19, 20112

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Feb 19 5:24 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Weekly SP-500 Trend Commentary
    read more at mybestfunds.com

    *** Status: Market Bullish - Sector Funds ***

    The SP-500 took a bit of a break this week dropping 0.17% for the week . It is still above the 200 day moving average, and is sitting at the recent support/resistance area of ~1342. The general market trading filter I use (SP-500 53 day CCI) is now at +122 indicating Market Up which is down from +133 last week. My multiple composite SP-500 indicators on the daily chart are both bullish, with the Blau Ergodic Composite Indicator bullish and the MACD composite bullish. The SP-500 index is down only ~2.05% from the recent May 2011 high of 1370. The CCI indicators at the right give a good indication of the market. At this time we see all bullish.

    The Guppy Plot for the SP-500 Index remains very Bullish. The Fast Moving Averages are above the Slow Moving Averages. The average slope of the Fast Moving Averages and the average slope of the Slow Moving Averages, are both positive.The ADX components are bullish, and the Stoch has moved up.

    We'll see what the next week brings. We don't try to forecast the market here, rather we just monitor the current conditions and react accordingly. I hope you find this blog helpful. If you do, why not leave a comment.

    Rankings:

    This week's Rankings are showing Sector Funds at the top which indicates a bullish market. Ranking scores are color coded to indicate positive ranking scores (rate of change / volatility) in green, and negative ranking scores in red. Overall the list is sorted by overall rank but the score that makes up the rank can be positive or negative depending on the recent rate of change. The full list of the funds that are ranked can be found under the Funds tab. Current Rankings of the Funds can be found under the Rankings tab.

    What Others are Saying (all free sites): Overall Bullish

    AAII Sentiment: 52% Bullish / 28% Neutral / 20% Bearish

    Investors Intelligence: 52% Bullish / 29% Bearish

    Barchart: 96% Buy (last week 100% Buy)

    Bulkowski: Bearish (CPI= 4.2% - last week 100%)

    Buy-Don't Hold: Buy (3)

    Consensus Traders: 70% Bullish / 14% Neutral / 15% Bearish (NYSEARCA:SPY)

    MarketClub: Buy (SPY - see Scott's Investments)

    MTR Investors Market Timing Model: Market Up

    MyPlanIQ Trend Score: +5.37% (SPY +6.24% last week)

    10 DMA New High - New Low Ratio: Bullish (see Chris Perruna for explanation)

    Nasdaq New High - New Low Cumulative: Bullish (see recent post)

    NYSE New High - New Low Cumulative: Bullish (see recent post)

    US Stock New High - New Low Cumulative: Bullish (see recent post)

    Pattern Trapper: Bearish (SPY)

    SP-100: Bullish (see dshort.com)

    SP-500 Weekly MACD: Bullish (see StockCharts)

    Stock TA (SPY): Bullish

    Stock Trends: Bullish

    TimelySetup: Long

    Wishing Wealth: Market Up (GMI-2 = 6/6)

    TheWizard: Very Bullish (SP-500 Long Term Signal)

    dshort.com: Invested (Note - monthly SP-500 10-EMA signal)

    Click on Charts to Enlarge

    SP-500 Daily Chart for February 11, 2012
    SP-500 Daily Guppy Chart for February 11, 2012

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: SPY
    Feb 11 10:31 AM | Link | Comment!
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