7/16/2023 Markets were higher for the week as Commodity prices have dropped which has caused the Inflation Rate to drop. The strongest Indices and Leaders were able to exceed the recent highs, and negate the possible “M” or Double Top pattern. Markets are moving up on the hope that Inflation has peaked and that the FED will Stop Tightening (raising short term (interest Rates).
The FED has been Printing again since March when the Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) was implemented. This Printing is helping push up Stocks with liquidity. Also some sectors of the Economy are benefitting from the $1.7 TRILLION spending package by Congress late last year.
But high Interest Rates have weakened Commodity prices world wide. Commodity prices are historically a good indication of Economic strength. So the Markets are conflicted, but currently Fed Printing is winning.
The NASDAQ 100 Fund is still going up on Wave 3 up , then it should a 38% correction down near the 50-day avg. (count of 345). Greed and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) have taken over, so normally there will be some profit taking soon. Currently the CNN Fear & Greed Index up at 80, the Greed Index (SVXY), and the Fear Index (VIX) are all telling Smart Money to take profits and Raise CASH.
If you continue to Follow the Green Line System, your Money should flow into the Strongest areas and your account value should be able to grow in both Bull and Bear Markets. Follow the MONEY, not the MEDIA.
For the week the Dow was up 2.29%, the S&P 500 was up 2.45% and the NASDAQ 100 was up 3.50%. Many of the major Indices still have a Relative Strength below 80, so you should currently own the stronger Funds here.
The Inflation Index (CRB) was up 2.29% for the week and is Above the Green Line, indicating Economic Expansion.
Bonds were up 2.23% for the week, and are Below the Green Line, indicating Economic Expansion.
The US DOLLAR was down 2.30% for the week and is Below the Green Line.
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Updated ETF Sector Rotation System
Dogs of the DOW System
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Alert! Market Risk is High (RED). The probability of successful Short Term Trades is better, when the % of stocks above the 50-day avg. is below 20.
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QUESTION: Steve V. writes “Do you do both long and short positions or does someone just invert the rules in a down market?”
ANSWER: Yes, invert the Rules to Sell Short (Below G L, Below 10 R S, Dropping below 80 on Money Wave).
We will wait until the Market is in a Bear (below the Green Line), and not Short the next Correction back down to Green Line.
Once the Market is in BEAR, we will manly do Inverse Funds, as most don’t understand Shorting…
The Leaders should have nice pops back up once they correct back down near the Green Lines. We don’t like to Sail into the Wind (FED Printing).
Good trading and tell your friends!