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FORWARD WITH 2-PART SYSTEM: BUY SHLD, SEARS

|Includes: CORN, GASX, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLDQ)

16 August 2014

We're off to a good start with our 2-PART DIRECTION TRADE SYSTEM.  In one day we are up 2.14%.

Here is today's DIRECTION REPORT

We're not crazy about SHLD as a LONG position.  But this is a TRADING system -- so you don't have to be crazy about an issue LONG-TERM.  SEARS is declining as a retail business; apparently it has convinced investors that it is a REIT instead of a retail business.  The chart below shows a flaw with this system.  The LONG TRADE begun in June was cut short when DIRECTION fell for one day; then it reversed back up quickly.  We will try to address this flaw.

We have only one new trade in COUNT6: LONG GASX, SHORT NATURAL GAS.

HERE is our CGTS 200.  BEARISH (PROP1) stocks with + 2 DIRECTION are in a BEAR RALLY.  BULLISH stocks with a -2 DIRECTION are in a BULL CORRECTION.

Column1

Column2

Column3

Column4

Column5

8/16/17

SYMBOL

CLOSE

PROP1

DIRECTION

ISSUE

BEARISH

CORN

18.06

-25

2

Teucrium Corn (O)

ESSI

0.41

-25

-2

Eco-Science Solutions (NO)

NFX

25.19

-25

-2

Newfield Explorations

QBAK

7.92

-25

2

Qalstar

SGG

26.98

-25

-2

Sugar ETF

VIAB

29.82

-25

-2

Viacom

WKHS

2.65

-25

-2

Workhorse Group

CDE

7.83

-23

2

Coeur D'Alene Daily

EWU

33.68

-23

2

Great Britain ETF (O)

GILD

73.35

-23

2

Gilead Sciences

GME

21.39

-23

-2

GameStop

IBB

310.08

-23

2

Biotechnology ETF Daily

IGT

20.01

-23

2

Intl Gaming Tech

JO

17.52

-23

2

Coffee ETF

KR

23.09

-23

-2

Kroger

NIB

21.9

-23

2

Cocoa ETF

FIT

5.48

-21

2

Fitbit

TAN

21.7

-21

2

Global Solar Energy ETF

TOT

50.29

-21

2

Total S.A.

EMES

6.09

-19

-2

Emerge Energy Services

GLD

121.85

-19

2

SPDER Gold Shares $

HURN

32.5

-19

-2

Huron Consulting

IMMR

6.86

-19

-2

Immersion Robotics

JAKK

3.25

-19

2

JAKKS Pacific

KWT

43.98

-19

2

Solar ETF

OREX

2.45

-19

2

Orexigen Pharmaceuticals

RL

86.16

-19

2

Ralph Lauren

SNAP

13.13

-19

-2

Snap Inc (Snap Chat)

TEVA

17.49

-19

-2

Teva Pharmaceutical Daily

UA

16.69

-19

-2

Under Armor

XRX

32.43

-19

2

Xerox

AZO

524.59

-13

-2

Auto Zone

BMY

57.5

-13

2

Bristol Meyers

MNST

54.31

-13

2

Monster Beverage

XNET

4.14

-13

2

XunLei Limited (NASDAQ:CHINA)

BULLISH

ALGT

123.4

-7

-2

Allegiant Travel

AMD

12.63

-7

-2

Advanced Micro Devices

BBRY

8.83

-7

-2

Blackberry (RIMM)

BOX

18.84

-7

2

BOX

DB

17.04

-7

2

Deutsche Bank

DD

82.01

-7

2

DuPont

FLY

13.42

-7

2

Fly Leasing Limited

GDDY

42.26

-7

2

GO DADDY

GE

25.1

-7

-2

General Electric Daily

GT

30.29

-7

-2

Goodyear Tires

HIMX

8.33

-7

2

Himax Technologies

IIVI

36

-7

-2

II-VI INC

LABU

60.01

-7

-2

* Biotech Bull 3x (O)

MET

47.93

-7

-2

MET LIFE INSURANCE

MLM

204.98

-7

-2

Martin Marietta

MRK

62.7

-7

2

Merk Pharmaceuticals Daily

MTZ

38.75

-7

-2

Mas Tec

REGN

468.54

-7

-2

Regeneron

ROK

164.03

-7

2

Rockwell Automation Daily

SNA

151.47

-7

-2

SNAP-ON INC

SNE

39.39

-7

2

Sony Daily

TWTR

16.14

-7

-2

Twitter

ULTA

243.43

-7

-2

Ulta Salon (Cosmetics)

VLO

65.97

-7

2

Valero Corp

WFM

41.75

-7

2

Whole Foods

AMGN

171.39

-5

2

Amgen

BAC

24.19

-5

2

Bank of America Daily

BP

34.29

-5

-2

British Petroleum Daily

COP

43.69

-5

-2

Conoco Philips Daily

DBO

8.04

-5

2

OIL POWERSHARES DB

DE

126.63

-5

2

John Deere

HAL

39.32

-5

-2

Haliburton

HSIC

170.31

-5

2

Henry Schein

NFLX

169.98

-5

2

Netflix

NKE

58.54

-5

2

Nike Daily

NSRGY

84.53

-5

2

Nestles

NTAP

42.41

-5

2

NetApp Inc

NTNX

21.73

-5

-2

Nutanix -- Cloud

NUE

56.72

-5

-2

NUCOR STEEL

OIL

4.87

-5

2

Oil ETF

ORCL

49.25

-5

2

Oracle Daily

PKW

54.04

-5

2

BUYBACK ACHIEVERS ETF

RS

71.55

-5

-2

Reliance Steel

SNSR

18.35

-5

2

Global X Internet of Things ETF

SPG

158

-5

-2

Simon Property Group

TRUE

16.62

-5

-2

True Car

USO

9.58

-5

2

United States Oil

VRX

14.15

-5

-2

Valeant Pharmaceuticals

AMBA

50.81

-3

-2

Ambarella

C

67.71

-3

2

CIT Group Daily

EWJ

54.56

-3

2

Japan Index ETF

FDN

98.57

-3

2

Internet First Trust ETN

GM

35.75

-3

2

General Motors

GNC

9.54

-3

-2

GNC Holdings

GRPN

3.92

-3

2

Groupon INc

HAIN

43.23

-3

2

The Hain Celestial Group

RDN

17.27

-3

2

Radian Group (Mortgage Insurance)

RIO

45.24

-3

2

Rio Tinto

ROP

233.02

-3

2

Roper Industries

ABC

80.03

-1

-2

Amerisource

AMAT

44.46

-1

2

Applied Materials

BA

237.59

-1

2

Boeing Daily

BOTZ

20.1

-1

2

Global X Robotics ETF

BRZU

38.1

-1

2

* Brazil Stocks Bullish ETF 3x (O)

BSX

26.68

-1

2

Boston Scientific

CGW

33.44

-1

2

Global Water ETF

COL

125.45

-1

2

Rockwell Collins Daily

EL

101.07

-1

2

Estee Lauder

EZU

41.87

-1

2

Eurozone

FB

170

-1

2

FACEBOOK

FSLR

49.07

-1

2

FIRST SOLAR

FSLR

49.07

-1

2

FIRST SOLAR

GFF

18.8

-1

-2

Griffon

GLRE

22.7

-1

2

Greenlight Capital RE

GOOG

926.96

-1

2

Alphabet Inc

GPRO

9.41

-1

2

Go PRO

GS

225.61

-1

-2

Goldman Sachs Daily

HLF

63.13

-1

-2

HERBALIFE

HOG

47.55

-1

-2

Harley-Davidson Daily

HON

138.08

-1

2

Honeywell Daily

INTC

35.81

-1

-2

Intel Daily

IRBT

102.37

-1

2

I-Robotics

JBLU

21.81

-1

2

Jet Blue

LL

34.92

-1

2

Lumber Liquidators

LMT

305.79

-1

2

Lockheed Martin

MO

65.43

-1

-2

Altria Group

MSFT

73.65

-1

2

Microsoft Daily

NANO

25.85

-1

-2

Nanometrics Inc

NOC

269.98

-1

2

Northrup Grumman *

NVDA

165.15

-1

2

Navidia Daily

OMER

22.74

-1

2

Omeros Corporation

QQQ

144.28

-1

2

Powershares Nasdaq $

REMX

21.2

-1

2

Rare Earth Metals ETF

ROBO

35.99

-1

2

Robotics, Automation ETF (NO)

RTN

178.13

-1

2

Raytheon

TSU

18.04

-1

2

TIM Part (Tele Cellular)

TTWO

92.02

-1

2

Take Two

TWX

101.92

-1

2

Time Warner Daily

TXT

49.08

-1

2

Textron Corp

UAL

66.92

-1

-2

United Continental Holdings

UDOW

66.48

-1

2

* UP DOW ETF 3x

USG

26.34

-1

-2

USG Corp

VALE

10.1

-1

2

VALE S.A.

VMC

115.86

-1

-2

Vulcan Materials

VNQ

83.51

-1

-2

REIT Index ETF

VZ

48.41

-1

2

Verizon Communications

WDC

85.85

-1

-2

Western Digital

WFC

52.69

-1

-2

Wells Fargo

WMT

80.98

-1

2

Walmart Daily

^VIX

11.74

1

-2

CRB Volatility Index Daily

BIDU

226.14

1

2

Baidu

BLK

427.07

1

2

BLACKROCK

FDX

209.55

1

2

Federal Express

IBM

142.5

1

-2

IBM Daily

JJC

34.04

1

2

Copper ETF

KOL

14.68

1

2

Coal ETF

MT

26.38

1

2

Arcelor-Mittal Steel

NEM

36.13

1

2

Newmont Mining Daily

O

57.62

1

-2

Realty Income Corp

PFPT

89.01

1

2

ProofPoint

QCOM

53.31

1

-2

Qualcom Daily

RAVN

34.42

1

2

Raven Industries

YINN

26.88

1

2

* China Stock Bullish ETF 3x (O)

ADI

80.06

3

2

Analog Devices

ATVI

62.89

3

2

Activision Blizzard

MCD

158.9

3

2

Mc Ddonalds Daily

MU

30.69

3

-2

Micron Technology

R

73.8

3

2

Ryder

X

24.63

3

-2

US Steel Corp

AAPL

160.95

5

2

Apple Daily

ADBE

151.8

5

2

Adobe Daily

BABA

159.24

5

2

Alibaba

CRM

92.24

5

2

Salesforce.com

EA

119.25

5

2

Electronics Arts Daily

ESLT

132.38

5

2

Elbit Systems

GD

200.76

5

2

General Dynamics

GIS

57.53

5

-2

General Mills

HRS

120.24

5

2

Harris Corp

HTZ

18.88

5

-2

Hertz

IFLY

33.7

5

-2

Pure Funds Drone Economy ETF

JNJ

134.17

5

2

Johnson and Johnson

KO

46.2

5

2

Coca Cola Daily

KTOS

12.46

5

-2

Kratos Defense & Security

MA

132.37

5

2

MASTERCARD

MRCY

46.52

5

2

Mercury Computer Systems

NLY

12.35

5

2

Annaly Capital

PAAS

17.81

5

2

Pan-American Silver

PALL

87.5

5

2

Palladium ETF

PEP

119.1

5

2

Pepsi Daily

PFE

33.36

5

2

Phizer Drugs Daily

PHM

25.93

5

2

PULTE GROUP HOUSING

RHT

101.75

5

2

Red Hat

SAND

4.44

5

2

Sandstorm Gold

TOL

39.7

5

2

Toll Brothers

TOSBF

2.7

5

2

Toshiba (NO)

TXN

82.46

5

2

Texas Instruments Daily

WDAY

106.2

5

2

Workday

IYR

80.32

7

2

Real Estate ETF

JJU

18.19

7

2

Aluminum ETF (NO)

MKL

1,060.12

7

2

Markel Daily

TJX

71.57

7

-2

TJ MAX Stores

ISRG

988.9

9

2

Intuitive Surgical

AMZN

978.18

11

2

Amazon

TSLA

362.91

11

2

Tesla Motors Daily

GBTC

733

23

2

Bitcoin Investment Trust

I have a friend who wants to trade CORN Long -- which has the lowest PROP1 in our CGTS 200 above .  I'm SHORT CORN, with conviction (what does that mean?)  Why?  I don't study fundamentals -- the chart includes everything KNOWN about this issue, Fundamental (Rational?) and Technical (Emotional?).  My friend wants to know why CORN will make new lows.  I want to use these charts to show why.

The Daily Chart shows that CORN has been in a long rally that HAS GONE NOWHERE.  PROP1 has not budged.  The most recent RESISTANCE is at 23.25; and CORN is no where near taking that out, even after a long (in duration) rally.

The Weekly Chart shows very clearly that CORN is still breaking support again and again and is no where near reversing this.

For fundamental CGTS descriptions:

http://home.mindspring.com/~mclark7/CGTS142.htm

MJC, CGTS

Disclosure: I am/we are short CORN.