The one burning question of the Great Rotation

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The “Ultimate Market Timing Model” is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

How the small cap breakout could be short-term bearish

Mid-week market update: Small cap stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000 and S&P 600, staged convincing upside breakouts in the past week. Both small cap indices are now testing key relative resistance zones against the S&P 500.     Even though this seems to be counter-intuitive,  such a development could be bearish for the...

A roadmap for the rest of 2024

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The “Ultimate Market Timing Model” is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

Trading the slow market melt-up

We’ve all seen the warning signs about narrow market concentration and deteriorating breadth. The S&P 500 is an accident waiting to happen.   On the other hand, strategist Ed Yardeni stated in a CNBC interview that he believed we are in a “slow motion melt-up”. I agree. While the excesses in the stock market are...

How I missed a trade (and what I would do)

Mid-week market update: The usually reliable S&P 500 Intermediate Term Breadth Momentum Oscilator (ITBM) flashed a buy signal in the third week of June when its 14-day RSI recycled from oversold to neutral. The S&P 500 consolidated sideways for about a week and resumed it climb. This is the story of why I did not...

Tops are processes

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The “Ultimate Market Timing Model” is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

Positive seasonality boost the S&P 500

Mid-week market update: The S&P 500 followed the typical pattern of consolidating sideways for about a week after an upper Bollinger Band ride before breakout out to a fresh all-time high. As recent history shows, it’s impossible to know which way stock prices will break after the consolidation.     In many ways, the upside...

How much is left in the bulls’ gas tank?

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The “Ultimate Market Timing Model” is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

A market of NVIDIA and everything else

Mid-week market update: The S&P 500 has become an index of behemoth NVIDIA and everything else. The all-time high experienced by the S&P 500 in mid-June was largely attributable to the price action of NVIDIA. The rest of the market, as measured by the equal-weighted S&P 500, has been trading sideways for several months and...

Why the breadth divergence may not be bearish

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

What’s different this time

Mid-week market update: I am publishing this earlier than usual as the U.S. markets are closed for the Juneteenth holiday.   The S&P 500 has gone on another upper Bollinger Band ride, accompanied by a severely overbought reading on the 5-day RSI, which is over 90%. Overbought conditions are often not bearish, but a manifestation...

Tactically cautious but not bearish

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

The market is fighting the Fed, should you?

Mid-week market update: The option market was pricing in a daily equity market swing of 1.6% ahead of today's events, namely the May CPI report and the FOMC decision. Even though the S&P 500 gained strongly today, the move could be said to be disappointing in volatility terms.   The bullish tone was set this...

A time for tactical caution

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

The market’s dance of thrusts and dips

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade. The Trend Asset...

How to spot a market top

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...

A Trend Asset Allocation Model review

Preface: Explaining our market timing models We maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term market timing model based on the research outlined in our post, Building the ultimate market timing model. This model tends to generate only a handful of signals each decade.   The Trend...