Tweet Update Through 2/1/15

02/01/15 . . . by Bob Karrow


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If you haven’t been following my Tweets, take a look at what you’ve missed.

I’m not updating the blog anymore because it’s takes too much time to write, so I Tweet short messages instead.

I hope the charts come through on this blog update.  They probably will because Twitter is hosting them and I see them on the blog “Preview”.


Technical Analysis Investing Trading Dec low (17,067.59) violated during 1st quarter, watch out! by Lucien Hooper

Technical Analysis Investing Trading Market declines either end with a BANG or a whimper. A waterfall is a bang and they can fall too far

Technical Analysis Investing Trading From 3 up, I count 5 steps down, which raises fair possibility of double bottom

Technical Analysis Investing Trading Have to wait to see how this saga ends, double bottom or waterfall. Ugly chart

Technical Analysis Investing Trading “The Raging ‘Currency Wars’ Across Europe”…

Scary headline, interesting article

Technical Analysis Investing Trading 17.6 yr cycle,

dates interesting, 2000 – 2018 has been my projection for years

Technical Analysis Investing Trading Interesting, never know how true these things are but it makes me stop & think

Technical Analysis Investing Trading Simple tool that would have you exit market & stay out at 3AM EST last night

Technical Analysis Investing Trading Yen providing no comfort & might pull US market down. Is yen decline finished?

Technical Analysis Investing Trading A scary count of yesterday’s rally. Bearish if true. Can’t discount possibility

Technical Analysis Investing Trading I want to see significant break of yesterday’s peak before the all clear sounds

Technical Analysis Investing Trading A deep correction last night and this morning should be bottoming process, but?

Technical Analysis Investing Trading Until proven otherwise, I’m watching for a rally in bull market, but that attitude can quickly change

Technical Analysis Investing & Trading If we decline SIGNIFICANTLY past yesterday’s low, it will be a bad situation of 4th & 5th step down

Technical Analysis Investing & Trading Hopefully yesterday’s Put buyers established position near close & sold them after GDP announcement

Technical Analysis Investing & Trading We’ll see if most of last night’s slide in the ES futures had already baked in the disappointing GDP

Technical Analysis Investing & Trading Futures are presently near a Fibonacci retracement of 62%. We’ll see if that holds.

Technical Analysis Investing & Trading Only 2 obvious steps up today, but I will call the step complete for now. Next up is . . .

Stock Market Technical Analysis Investing or Trading Wave counting is sticky in extended moves in bull/bear markets. Short swings are easy

    After 3rd step up, correction, or on to 5 steps up. 5 good steps would look good for recovery move

    Today’s rally didn’t break downtrend channel from it’s recent peak. 2 steps up from today’s low.

    GDP revision tomorrow, was reported 5.0% in 4th quarter, consensus says it’s revised down to 3.2%?

    I have called no peaks/tops on Twitter, because I am waiting for an important top to complete.

   Have called correctly bottoms 12/16/14, 1/6/15 and 1/29/15. Early & wrong on 1/16/15

    Lots more puts bought than calls. Some don’t believe that was a bottom

    Have an appointment, gotta go for now. Stops are in for me.

  Sometimes you don’t see the real rally until step 3, other times nothing really good happens

    Don’t use Elliott Wave. I use channel breaks as the final say on wave count

    Getting perspective. Longer wave count showing step 3 since March 2009.

    If low on 12/16/14 is broken, then lower lows will be in effect. Bearish

    Waiting for step 3 in much larger step 5 makes me not a BIG bear.

    FOR NOW, I’ll go with this count. But a lower low switches to other count

    If this wave count is correct, it is undermined how bearish it might be

    Another wave count for large step 3 down. Higher highs will determine count

    Is step 3 over, has 5 steps down. Now waiting for higher highs to validate

    SPX wave count on downside since 12/29/14 peak. Question, is step 3 over??

    Thinking step 4 down was decline after step 1 up. In step 2 up presently. Job report was leaked??

    Apple mystique could prevail for a long time. I’m a member of Apple’s unthinking Borg collective

    iPhone falls out of favor, Apple profits crash. Apple’s cash enough give everybody in USA $540

    69% of Apple’s profit is from iPhone. Apple has turned into a one product company. Dangerous??

   Job report increasing recently, bad weather doesn’t raise hopes, good report unexpected & be rally fuel

@Stock_Trend_Chg    are set to rally if jobs report is good, or decline into 5th step down.

    Tonight   broke the lows made near today’s close. Looks like 4th step down of 5

    Duhhhhhh . . . why do we have such absurdly low long term interest rates? Because deflation lurks.

    FED previously described the commodity price drop as “transitory”. Apparently, not anymore.

    Finally someone is talking about deflation, namely the FED, saying inflation is too low.

    Breaking prior lows & shaking tree to see who falls out. Waterfall here

    If market penetrates earlier lows & gains momentum, step aside, but if it wanders around – wait

    FED announcements cause schizophrenic trading for 10-30 minutes & then the direction is normalized

    Relative strength on Nasdaq currently, but is it enough to not break low

    Watch diamond, 3 steps down & should rally, or continue down with 5 steps

    We didn’t break the diamond formation that I showed yesterday on this morning’s down thrust.

    Diamond occurs at top of long uptrends. Signals retracements with accuracy?

    Does that vaguely look like a diamond formation? Waiting for breakout

    Summation index has lower highs since July, while  made new highs

    Notice % over 200 day MA has shrunk slowly since July 2014 (Mid cap & SPX)

    Chart of VIX since late 2006. Look carefully at some of the early warnings

    Informational chart showing DJIA monthly from 1902 to the present.

    DJ Ind gapped down tonight & is presently down about 120 points (Greece)

    Greece Effect Tonight – not too bad  is down .74%  is down .6%  is down .26%

    DJ Transports projected peak from head and shoulders formation from 2009

    Small cap stocks (RUT) in the last step up in this phase of the bull market

    Step 3 will be finished when the blue line is significantly penetrated

   What effect will Greek elections have on Euro stock markets? Greece now wants debt write-off. Not likely

   I see 3 steps down in  since June 2014 giving validation to current rally.

    is close to a break out. London “can” be a future indicator of US markets

   Financials are 16% of the S&P 500 & energy 9%. 25% of SP is under pressure & will have reduced 2015 earnings

   Germany is at new highs & London is behind & must break through overhead resistance

On Jan 20 tweeted Looks like a small 3 step down today. A rally failure here means 5 down instead of 3 Obviously we never had rally failure

When I say 3 steps down are finished, I’m saying a rally is next. Tweet limitations don’t allow me to say that every time, so it’s inferred

   Slow deterioration of stocks over their 200 day moving average as SP500 moves higher

   Markets are working into a good buy spot, but the buy spot does not arrive until Feb or Mar – Jeff Saut

   Looks like a small 3 step down today. A rally failure here means 5 down instead of 3

   Valid  trend lines from 2009. Has had predictive value in the past.

   Is this  valid? A rebound at the moment, but providing further support?

   But watch out for that double bottom in the . Stay alert as usual.

    warning with lower high on 12/29 We may be in a correction . . . 10% or so, but

 “An All-Time 1st?: Swiss Market Index Goes From 52-Week High To 52-Week Low In Same Week” – Dana Lyons

   Market is oversold & seasonally the period of weakness . . . should end some time next week – Mike Burke

The Dow Ind & Tran have small lower highs & lows. You can see in the 1st chart on link below. Lots of charts…

   One possible wave count since 2009. We have no idea how long step 3 (cyan) will last

   Large caps made insignifcant lows, smaller caps performed better. We’ll see later

   Jeff Saut is standing aside for the 1st quarter 2015 or until market accomplishes his downside goals (-10%)

   Moving envelope shows downside liability for the moment, for short term use only

   Moving avg reveals character of market, not big on moving avg, they have their use

   Fibonacci downtrend is STILL active, shouldn’t be true if in rally mode since 1/6/15

    1. Rally from prior low OR 2. 4th step penetrates prior low and waterfalls

   Banks are weaker than the rest of the market. That’s never good.

   Junk shows 3 lg steps down, a sm rally followed by a lower high, still INDETERMINATE

I may not be connected to the market for the rest of the week. It’s kinda iffy. If I post, great & if not . . . curses . . . foiled again.

   Hmmmm. ES contract was down 44 points in 4 hours (top to bottom).

   Market is sub-dividing to downside. Need to re-evaluate count, but presently not connected to market feed.

   Yesterday I said “Here we go on the upside after a higher low with a 3 count down” ANOTHER LOW CALLED RIGHT

   Here we go on the upside after a higher low with a 3 count down.

One of the BEST strategists – “weight of evidence suggests the bull market has embarked on a broad topping process that could take its time”

   That looks interesting, but we have to see higher highs and lows.

   “Saudi Prince: Oil will never return to $100” That’s true if they want to keep   out of business

   Fibonacci line is “trying” to hold market here. Looks like 4th step down (of 5 down)

Sometimes divorce can be very very expensive. I wondered how you could write all that on a small check . . . 2 lines

   Seasonality: Next week has not been up for over 20 years. –  That says it all except how much???

   We’ll see how things go next week. Be watching SP500 futures on Sunday to see if they give any direction

   As suspected – since the high made after the jobs report, we have been in a corrrection

   Small triangle just broke to the upside, we’ll see if it breaks prior high

   Small triangle forming today, watch which way it breaks out

   Does this  line mean the decline it’s based on is still alive???

No   means no , which means no protests about fracking dangers plus the fracking  will eventually subside

Only way to eliminate shale oil is keep prices permanently low. That’s a steep price for OPEC to pay to get rid of shale oil.

Low oil prices “can” eliminate shale oil, BUT when prices rise, shale oil comes right back on the market. Shale is like money in the bank

Saudi Arabia’s battle for  market share may require crashing prices to eliminate rivals such as highly leveraged  drillers – WSJ

   I’m waiting for a higher high and above a green line before buying again.

Market didn’t perform right after jobs report, rallied, small decline & failed to make new high, I sold my ES futures

  Has     default been factored into price of junk bond ETFs – I don’t think so

     who helped finance America’s  boom are facing potential losses of $11.6 billion

   “The $173 billion in U.S. energy junk bonds make up the biggest portion of the high-yield debt market”

  One could interpret the chart as a  ? More of the same makes it true

    Small caps – 18 months. Mar thru Oct looks like one large correction

    I might get concerned on the next top because that will be the 3rd top since the Oct bottom

    On our way back to the old highs. Slightly past the 62% retracement

    Reason dollar is rising is that every other currency in the world is falling – John Murphy

  22 hours ago on Tuesday 1/6/15 I nailed another stock market low. Did the same on Dec 16th too.

  Yesterday I said: “looking for higher highs & higher lows because . . . we’re going to rally”

  Red trendline has multiple support points & could be a reversal area for the present decline

   lines & count for downtrend. Higher highs above 2017  could signal reversal

I would think we would have 1 more peak before anything disastrous took place. Sometimes the best laid plans go awry

We could be in rally mode. This rally should be tradable.

Pay attention to market. Right now I’m looking for higher highs and higher lows because I think we’re going to rally.

“Downside surprises on  are far from over. That’s probably going to be the very important theme for the year.” – 

The out of control price decline in  could cause a . If the accident is big enough, it could be CONTAGIOUS

  How the count looks in the market. It’s going for 5 thrust channels down and we’re in 4.

  Yesterday I said: “Finished last step down . . . it’s rally time” I couldn’t have been more wrong.

  Well . . . the  WAS going in the right direction for a rally

  Finished last step down & that means it’s rally time. It’s a slow start just like last time

  The next 6 months are, by far, the strongest 6 month period in the 4 year Presidential Cycle – by Mike Burke

On 12/31 wrote   I think . . . most of the step is probably behind us Today had bottom signs

Lobbyists . . . the bane of government decisions. Cartoon shows lobbyists are hard at work for the banks.

I’m a believer in Glass Steagall legislation. 2008 gov’t bailouts teach banks they are invulnerable & needn’t worry

Cartoon is showing that “History always repeats, only the details change”

Chart of London  since 1998 with an upward wedge beginning in 2008 to the present.

Value Line index since 1980 showing triple top, current pitchfork, and descending line for bottoms.

Long term chart of  since 1980 with the wave count from 1982 to 2000. Large steps green III, IV & V are labeled

Either a long consolidation pattern, or the epitome of a sawtooth top.

 () has a possible  formation with the neckline a little below present prices.

 on bottom line of pitchfork. Breaking of this line “could” denote end of step 3 since Oct 2011 ???

Internals on utilities sector is not as weak as prices indicate. Strength ahead for utilities???

Internals on materials sector is much weaker than the price indicates. More weakness to come in materials???

But some investors are moving into money market funds showing a little fear.

Chart shows what investors are doing with their money. They are still  and refuse to move to  funds

GE is still leading the way down amongst the blue chips.

Small caps are still leading the way down. I would expect this trend to reverse when we have a good bottom.

New low without a new low in prices. Negative Divergence.

 keep going below 200 day MA while having a tepid  is percentages of stocks below MA in an index

High low difference got better today instead of following advance decline line down. My Charts

New lows in adv dec line today without price low in large caps. A negative divergence between adv dec line & prices

“Futures on U.S. and Asian stock indexes fell after a slump in oil prices and the worst quarterly drop for global equities since 2012”

It is important to remember that all market cycles have two halves.…

We’re now exactly 1 month away from the Oct Fed meeting & end of QE3. Most saying it’s diff this time (from QE1/2)…

My favorite reach for yield indicator under more pressure after Gross announcement, still much more to go IMO. $PHK

Absolutely stunning reversal in Brazil this month. 20% peak to trough decline. $EWZ

We had a lower low in small & mid-cap indexes today. Could be showing we haven’t finished current & larger step down

Be Aware and Be Cautious – until you know otherwise.

But if we break the decline’s lows, you’ll know step 3 down is underway (scenario 2). It could be a waterfall event.

We haven’t made new low since 9/25 (Thu). The rallies have been muted, but until step 3 up is finished, we are in rally mode. (continued)

2 scenarios likely. 1. We rally up to old highs 2. We have completed ONLY 2 steps down and will decline into 3rd step (continued)

Hmmmmm, I have this decline counted as 3 steps down (double bottom 3rd). No new lows since 9/25 (Thu). (continued)

 always repeats, only the details change –  Many Edson Gould’s   articles are on my blog

NOT A GOOD TIME, BUT I MAY BE BUSY WITH OTHER THINGS FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS I’ll try to tweet important stuff after each day’s market close

“it is worth mentioning that a stronger dollar is an effective tightening of monetary policy.” – Jeff Saut

Headline: “U.S. Stocks Drop Amid Hong Kong Protests”. Why would the  decline because of Hong Kong. Bad reasoning for headline.

Look at difference between the wave count on SP500 futures (here) versus SP500 chart (actual index) in prior tweet.

SP500 chart shows 4 steps down. The 4th step could be a double bottom. Failure on upside means 5th step coming.

“Might” be the end of step 3 down since 9/19. Higher highs needed for confirmation of step 3 ending. 5 down or worse?

Since 9/19, large caps have 3 steps down & the small caps are missing a step. That means maybe one more step down of differing consequences

The history of the crash of 1929. The years leading up to 1929 and the stock market’s influence on the country…

FED paper called “A Brief History of the 1987 Stock Market Crash with a Discussion of the Federal Reserve Response”

The two video clips posted of stock market crashes has NOTHING to do with the present I posted them because I like stock market history

Crash of 1987, news clips throughout the trading day of the largest percentage drop in the stock market since 1914.…

Charts & audio from the pits for the Flash Crash of May 6 2010 Fun to listen to the emotional breakdown of narrator…

During QE3: US National Debt: $16 to $17.7 trill. Fed Balance Sheet: $2.8 to $4.5 trill. Both up $1.7 trill.

Senator Elizabeth Warren called for congressional hearings into allegations that the FED has been too deferential to the firms it regulates.

9/27/14 – Mike Burke Seasonally there is often a bottom after the 1st week of October.

9/27/14 – Mike Burke New lows are all that matters When a bottom has been reached, new lows will diminish quickly No sign of that now.

9/27/14 – Mike Burke For the past 40 years average returns for the coming week have been negative by all measures.

Short sellers have a 12 million share position in Alibaba, a week after the company priced the world’s biggest-ever initial public offering.

Put in $25, Get $10,000 Back. Your Bank Becomes a Casino US banks of all sizes could start tempting savers with savings promotion raffles

Goldman Sachs is changing a policy addressing conflicts of interest to bar investment bankers from trading individual stocks and bonds.

Trend channel break will indicate that step 3 in larger step 3 (began in Oct 2011) is finished. Significant correction will then take place.

An alternate wave count for larger step 3. If true, this count indicates a return to old highs would take place. ????

A long term wave count since 2009. The only question is whether larger step 3 is finished.

Fibonacci lines in effect presently for the SP500 and a wave count

Russell micro cap decline since July 1. Apparently finished step 2 down, it’s not conclusive with a trend break yet

That should conclude the decline that begin on Sept 19. Rally now to new highs? That’s the big question??? More later

Collusion between the FED & Wall St in “The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes” Article……

.@TheCreditBubble has requested this cartoon from the Summer of 1987

No fear without a rise in assets of the bear funds or a rise in assets in money market funds. Both rise in bad times.

If this cycle stays in gear, we should rally soon. The predicted low date is tomorrow, but it’s not unusual 2 B early

90% of total volume was declining today Declining stocks were 83% of the total traded Should bounce after an extreme day, if not, watch out

Mark Twain and his stock market advice of when to buy

The short term wave count & did we finish step 2? It’s possible. Notice the Fibonacci lines are providing resistance

Jeff Saut has support at 1965 – 1970 for the SP 500. We bounced off that level today.

Was the decline ending in Aug step 1 down? Smaller caps show it was step 1 down. We started step 2 down Fri 9/19/14

The first step was Fri to Tue & we are in second step down of 3 steps. My method of wave counting can be read here:…

Surprise, I woke up & saw the market had crashed, I hadn’t been stopped out, but was making money again. Lucky trade on a chancy wave count

Yesterday I counted a poor looking 5 steps up, so I went short again after the close with a stop above the high. My expectations were low.

60 minute envelope in a bottom area early this morn. Rallies usually take place when the index hits bottom envelope

SP 500 futures have recovered 38% of the decline, while the NASDAQ futures have recovered 61% of the decline. Lotsa strength in the NASDAQ.

Triangle formation in oil has been forming since 2011. Downside projection could be $65. That smacks of deflation

Looking at the percentages, small caps are doing better than the larger caps

We’re obviously breaking the downtrend that began last Friday. If we don’t make new highs, this decline becomes step 1 down (of 3 or 5).

@focus1234567 Yeah I’m going to bed now & reading my Kindle until I fall asleep. I have a wrist lanyard to keep it from falling on the floor

@focus1234567 I’ve been tending in that direction for a couple of years. Jeff Saut says this bull market has years to run.

@focus1234567 makes a man healthy wealthy and wise. You’re getting up and I haven’t gone to bed yet.

@focus1234567 You ever sleep? Don’t say 2008, it scared the crap out of me the 1st time. But someday large 3rd step down will take place!

50 day moving average of the SP 500 is only about 5 points lower. Doesn’t mean much though.

$65 oil in a couple of years??? I’ll post the chart tomorrow that shows the possibility.

Shorter & longer term oscillators oversold. Only if in a serious decline would I expect the oscillators to go lower, otherwise rally soon.

ES futures look like 4 (of 5) steps, but a trend break is the deciding factor whether the complete step is finished

Large caps have no steps down & if an intermediate term decline has begun, 3 steps down are coming. This matches the prior chart’s count.

The count in this chart shows 3 more steps down. 3 more steps down puts large caps in gear with this chart. (cont.)

One of these days, the uptrend is going to end and stocks will slice right through oversold readings. Until then, the trend is your friend.

@focus1234567 I’m watching a small time frame decline (Fri to Tue), which could morph into a larger decline. If true, this is step 1 down.

NASDAQ has rallied off of their lows, while DJIA and SP 500 are on their lows of the day.

Market is breaking down and sub stepping into more steps down. I’ll update the count later in the day.

The indicator in the lower window indicates a rally should be expected.

The NASDAQ Composite is one of the stronger indexes after hitting its 3 count.

The DJ Ind may have just finished their 3 count. We’ll see.

The 3 count as I see it presently in the SP futures. These are 12 minute bars.

Market weakening and we may be sub stepping into 5 steps down instead of 3. Won’t know for sure until we make a lower low.

We don’t have an end to the recent decline until we break the trend line for this decline. This hasn’t taken place yet.

I count 3 steps down in the futures. If “true”, a rally should take place. If we are in a larger decline, this marks the end of step 1 down.

First 2.5 pages of my charts have the best indicators. Lesser indicators follow, not bad or unreliable, just lesser.

Read about the Elder Impulse System, which is used on my index…

Page 6 of my charts are daily & 2 hour. Page 7 is monthly & weekly charts. All are displayed in Elder Impulse System

My charts are shorter & if you’re only interested in indicators, see the first 5 pages. For charts, see pages 6 & 7.

Gann said that markets tend to top on or around Sep 22nd more often than any other day. This is also the date of the Autumnal Equinox

SP 500 trend line since Mar 2009 bottom. This is not a log chart.

Jeff Saut says “I think Dow Theory “trumps” everything because it tells us the primary direction of the equity markets,”

@spirocks If you have a multiple personality disorder, you can lie to both of us

@Stock_Trend_Chg Decent record getting MAJOR inflection points correct

All of the charts displayed today can be seen at My Charts I have also reduced the number of charts

Trend lines and cycles for Value Line Index since 1980

SP 500 trend lines, cycles and wave counts since 1980.

Possible trend lines for Russell micro cap index

Russell top 50 trend lines Index is the 50 largest cap stocks

Russell 1000 trend lines Index is the largest 1000 stocks

Russell micro cap Pitchfork trend lines to the downside

The weekly unemployment claims continues to strengthen. The job claims is inverted from its normal downward trend.

Smaller caps went from leaders in July to extreme laggards. Smaller caps are ready to go negative for last 4 months

Russell index weakness is spreading from the micro caps to the larger caps

Emerging market stocks are warning of impending weakness

Volatility warnings of an impending market decline. The most recent warning was last week.

This chart says we are in 2nd step down. See this link for an explanation of my wave counts…

Percentage of today’s declining volume and declining stocks was about 85% each. 90% represents an extreme figure.

Longer term overbought oversold oscillators are nearing an oversold reading.

Lotsa weakness in the NYSE stocks above their 20 day MA. The decline just began, but this is closer to recent bottoms

Finally weakness is showing in the SP 500 average price relative to its 52 week high low

Also weakness in the SP 500 for stocks above their 50 day MA.

On the recent peak, the SP 500 was showing signs of weakening for stocks above their 200 day MA

Stocks above 200 day MA on NASDAQ are growing weaker. Ditto for ALL small cap indexes showing 200 day MA weakness

The put call ratio isn’t in sell territory. Is it infallible, no, but it has a decent record of getting calls right.

NASDAQ high low ratio has been in a correction mode for the last 2.5 weeks also.

NYSE high low ratio has been in a correction mode for the last 2.5 weeks.

Cumulative advance decline is now leading the market lower.

Was last week’s breakout a bull trap?? We’ll find out if we break significant lows. If not a trap, we’ll see more upside before a reversal.

Alibaba’s PE ratio is 60 (at $90). Google PE is 31, Amazon PE is 504, Netflix PE is 165. Is Alibaba in the same class as these stocks???

Alibaba IPO price was $68, reached $97 opening day & now trades at $90. Julian Robertson loves Alibaba. Remember when Google IPO was $85????

Breaking the trend since Oct 2011 is the big Kahuna, after that, a significant market correction can take place. When does that happen???

@taxfreelt Hard to tell, large caps are stubborn, small caps are already in decline. When we break trend since Oct 2011 the rout will be on

Not a good day today. The DJIA is down about half of the decline in the SPX. Smaller the cap, the bigger the decline

Do my charts mean the market is going to decline immediately? No, but . . . And markets usually go much higher than thought possible

Is Emerging Market Currency leading the stock market to the downside???

Weekly unemployment claims (inverse chart) are moving lower as economy strengthens. QE ends soon & what happens then?

Japanese Yen and the US bond market are almost in lock step.

McClellan Summation Index has been falling while large cap indexes are making new highs.

New highs in the large cap indexes, but stocks above their 20 day MA were falling instead of confirming indexes

Bearish divergent action between cumulative advance decline & large cap indexes, AD line failed to confirm new highs

Breadth indicators very negative, seasonality for the next 2 weeks is negative. Conditions are in place for a cycle top. – From Mike Burke

Hindenburg Omen occurred on Thu & Fri. Signal not been valid in recent years, but conditions are similar to previous significant declines

The SKEW index has been in an uptrend since late 2013. As the index goes up, the odds of a correction go up too.

Since Nov 2012 SP 500 has had corrections of -8%, -6%, -4% and -4.5%

My Charts are showing that small & midcap stocks are performing poorly Seasonality suggests that they may outperform in Nov & Dec???

Greed and Fear of Markets The excitement over the Alibaba IPO is in direct, opposite proportion to the fear after Lehman’s failure

Russell 1000 (top 1000 stocks) New intraday high with a loss and an outside day – both potential reversal formations

Today I’m seeing an outside day on many stock market indexes. Some indexes had new intraday highs signifying – reversal day. Double Whammy!!

NO wins in Scotland and that’s carrying over to Wall Street tonight.

Patience is good in the stock market, but some never learn to wait for the right moment.

In 2008 stocks were a good buy . . . Goodbye Mercedes, goodbye yacht, goodbye vacation home, goodbye . . . Ed Hart (modified for today)

Market Correction – The day after you buy stocks. – Anonymous

Money talks, but all mine ever says is “goodbye” – Anonymous

Those who can . . . do Those who can’t . . . teach Those who can’t teach . . . work for the government. – Anonymous

P/E ratio – The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the market keeps crashing. – Anonymous

Often times WHEN you take a position can be more important than WHAT you take a position in. – Anonymous

The public is right during the trends but wrong at both ends. – Humphrey Neill

Nobody is more bearish than a sold-out bull. – Anonymous

A buy and hold strategy is a short term trade that went wrong. – Anonymous

A bubble is a bull market in which you don’t have a position. – Anonymous

The hardest part of a bull market is staying on. – Anonymous

This is expiration week for Thursday & Friday. We don’t get the crazy volatility like in the old days, but some volatility is expected.

Market is oversold & should rally more, but SP500 is finding it difficult to rally at the moment.

4 day Fibonacci fan is working very nicely showing resistance and support on the SP 500 futures

Close up view of the John Murphy chart immediately below.

John Murphy Favorite for long term signal Above the zero line is a bull market, below the zero line is a bear market

Stochastic buy/sell signals for the Russell 2000, ETF is IWM

Total market cumulative advance minus declines versus the SP 500. Negative divergence taking place presently

Putt / Call Ratio showing moving average extremes for a buy or sell point.

All of the preceding charts seen here are available at the following

Stocks making a 52 week high in S&P 1500 are in a bearish divergence with index prices, slow topping indication

Stocks making a 52 week high in S&P small cap index are in a bearish divergence with prices, slow topping indication

Another chart showing loss of upward momentum in the number of stocks above their 200 day MA in the SP 600 index

Showing loss of upward momentum in the number of stocks above their 200 day MA on the NASDAQ, slow topping indication

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Paul Desmond’s of Lowry Research wrote an article on market tops.…

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Usually, the first warning sign that a Bull market is losing upward momentum occurs when the % of stocks rising to a 52-Week High contracts.

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Dow Theory Buy Signal – this is 2 days in a row for a buy signal. It’s not yet a significant new high for the industrials

Dow Theory Buy signal will occur today if the industrials & transports close somewhere near present price levels. It seems to be sure thing

The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many people as possible. – Bernard Baruch

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. – Bernard Baruch

I made money by selling too soon. – Bernard Baruch

Men, it has been said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, & one by one.

Emotions are your worst enemy in the stock market. – Don Hays

Stock are bought on expectations, not facts. – Gerald Loeb

If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks. – John (Jack) Bogle

The chart possibly shows 3 steps up. What appears to be 2 close steps is likely 1 step. Step 3 may still be ahead???

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“This time it’s different” was prevalent during the bubble of 2000. In 1929 it was called “New Economics”. – Bob

The four most dangerous words in investing are “This time it’s different”. – John Templeton

The rally today was due after completion of a 3 step decline. Rally may see new highs, but significant new highs???

Today was unusual prior to a FED announcement. Normal is a flat market. If tomorrow morn. is STRONG to upside, expect more of same after FED

Today was a good bounce for large cap stocks. Smaller caps had half of the large cap gains. See – PAGE 5 CHART 7…

Dow Jones Industrials and a Fibonacci fan since the 2000 peak

Dow Jone Industrials since Oct 1928 and the overall wave count since 1929.

Dow Jones Industrials since 1966 and the wave counts during that period.

HIO junk bonds has been in a downtrend since Jan 2013

Junk bonds (JNK) since 2009 bottom, converging triangle since 2011.

Trend lines, wave counts, Fibonacci lines for Russell 2000 since late 2009

Trend line channel since June 2012 in the SP 500