Good morning Traders,

Friday’s price pattern was a bearish evening star, but we have earnings from
a FANG stock so anything goes today.  Let’s take a look at a 1-3 month
expectations for the Nyse and Nasdaq and then analyze the Nh/Nl data:

Nadsaq 1 month

nyse one month

Nasdaq 3 month

Nyse 3 month

As they say, life is like a box of chocolate and you never know what you’re
going to get.  No one can predict the future, but we use the past to keep
our expectations in check.  When indicators get to these levels, markets
are expected to be flat or lower and more so on a one month basis.  If we
remain in a bull market (as evidenced below) on a 3 month basis, there is rarely
a bad time to buy!

Nasdaq Net New Highs New Lows

Nyse New Highs New Lows

We moved the above two indicators back to 2011, to capture the two most
bearish moves from 2011 and August 2015, January 2016.  These make some of
the best long term buy points – but they’re far and few between.  I do
expect something similar this year as the 2009 Bull Market turns over.

With the Net New Highs/lows at a peak, as the line moves lower, it’s
important to understand that we’re still seeing break outs – just fewer and
these are more likely to collapse and retreat back into the base (from a stock
basis).  In a normal / neutral market, the lines should move on both sides
of the scale.  And in a bear market, for the most part, these lines will
remain below zero.  It takes moves like that to make me more bullish – as
I’m currently bearish and can only see minimal upside and maximum potential
downside for the future.  We remain Short on this retest of the previous
highs on the Qs and are looking for a 3-11% move lower from here.

That means we’ll be out with our top 500 covered calls and top stock PUT
options soon as we get more confirmation of a bearish move.


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