December Charts Part I
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December 15, 2015
Closing Print: $SPX monthly chart bounced from monthly 25 MA yesterday toward monthly 5EMA today. Both are key pivots. The FOMC has the ball tomorrow:
High/Low reading of -966 yesterday, commensurate with the October 2014 bottom:
$IWM: Channel surfing
$SPY: Retagged key MAs:
$SPX weekly chart update. Look familiar?
$VIX: Classic gap fill and rejection yesterday:
Updated signal charts:
December 14, 2015
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$SPX monthly 25MA: Ding!
Fortunately we had this area pegged last week:
And today’s low also matched Mella’s trend line target:
No guarantees lows are in, but it was a nice probability long entry.
Equal weight vertical down: $RSP
Oil bouncing off of the lower trend line with a positive weekly RSI divergence:
$VIX gap fill:
Overnight $SPX tagged 2000.50 and has bounced since then. For futures traders this was a great entry. So far markets are following November’s pre OPEX lows script. Whether this will continue remains to be seen.
As it stands $NYMO printed a rare weekly close of -80 on Friday. How rare? This rare:
December 12, 2015
In 2015 3 major themes have been evident in markets: Divergences, structures and scripts. If you have been following this blog for a while you have seen plenty of charts that have highlighted these themes. From the internal divergences we have been pointing out, to the well publicized OPEX structure, and a seemingly virtual repeating set of scripts independent of news, data, fundamentals, etc.
In regards to divergences I’ve summarized the most glaring concerns most recently here: The Evidence. And this week’s 90 handle drop in the S&P certainly seems to indicate that these divergences have finally mattered. Or are they just the latest trigger to let a repetitive script play out? After all, this week’s drop closely resembles the one of 2014. If you had been following the weekly chart we’ve been highlighting here week after week one had a sense that such a drop was coming.
In fact, Mella has highlighted downside risk and a drop coming toward $SPX 2000 for quite some time and most recently in the Bull Case. So frankly none of this has been a surprise and if you were able to benefit from the charts then great!
So here we are completely oversold on the week before OPEX with a Fed meeting just ahead of the standard Santa rally with 75% of $NYSE stocks below their 200MA and the $NYMO in negative 90 territory. Coincidence? I’ll let you decide.
So either we will see a repeat of the script and structure or an August type of event may be in front of us still. Yet even 2007 had a rally into the holiday season following a rough start in December. Either way what should be clear is that the FOMC wanted their first rate hike to be a success. At the moment it looks like a mess. But then it always seems to be before the magic this bestowed on markets during a Fed and OPEX week. We shall see.
Below please find a follow-up of some of the key charts we have been tracking in this technical chart segment and some of the analysis here on the site.
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December 11, 2015
$SPX monthly updated:
$SPY OPEX Chart:
$HYG vs $SPX: Reversal?
Positive Divergence $SPX:
$HYG: Free Falling:
$SPX. Major MA compression just ahead into the Fed meeting and OPEX next week. Markets made new weekly lows in futures markets on Friday ahead of OPEX:
December 10, 2015
Teamwork: Super volatile markets. How to be navigate them? Mella and I are increasingly work as a team and I’m loving it. She’s the chartist with the best level calls which gives me a great sense where to enter trades with confidence especially when signals line up.
And example from yesterday and into today as we closed shorts and flipped to long, but were looking for the right levels, but also knew when to scale out. Mella warned of new lows coming, gave levels of support. When the level hit I executed the trade (while she was at Church for a school event) and this morning we had 2065/66 pegged as key resistance and took out a scale and then hedged. Teamwork. I like it.
As for today: Some nice rally, but also another reversal. Small caps in particular need to break their recent receptive bear flag pattern to show progress toward the upside:
$VIX: Given seasonality sellers may run out of time, but the $VIX suggests a potential pattern that may achieve gap fill in the days to come still:
$BPSPX: Bear flag has played out nicely, yet still no sign of real strength:
$OEX: So far yesterday’s corrective move has found support at the monthly 5EMA and 8MA:
$SPY: Defended golden cross area so far:
Potential positive divergences on new $SPY lows yesterday. $NYMO closed at -57.
December 9, 2015
$COMPQ busted its trend line:
$SPY: Golden cross intraday
68.2% of $NYSE stocks are below their 200MA:
Over 52.4% of $SPX stocks are below their 200MA:
December 8, 2015
Divergences continue and despite weakness across the board elements of tech remain strong. However, the $COMPQ needs a rally soon to keep defending this ascending trend line:
Major confluence below:
Some futures charts:
December 7, 2015
Closing print: $SPX keeps printing lower highs on the descending part of the arch. Buyers need to change this dynamic or risk further downside on a break below the 50MA:
Markets are respecting long standing trend lines and these are currently key battle zones for $SPX and $DJIA:
What $AAPL and $GS weekly charts have in common:
$BPSPX signaled problems with Friday’s rally:
$IWM. That rally from Friday? Gone.
Some signal charts from Friday’s close. 63% of $NYSE stocks are below their 200MA:
December 6, 2015
Seasonal squeeze coming or not, but all these monthly charts have one very distinct message: This market is one small pullback away from major technical damage and hence buyers need to prevent it at all cost. Yet looking at the monthly charts of $MSFT, $AMZN, & $GOOGL for example raises a key question: Is the risk/reward worth it to chase it here?
December 5, 2015
Weekly Charts updated (Risky Business edition):
December 4, 2014
No matter what happens, $SPX always comes back to the same price. With ever fewer stocks. It’s quite a feat:
$RSP equal weight:
Hello arch, my old friend:
No comment necessary: $SPY
December 3, 2015
Regular readers know we’ve been warning about negative divergences and evolving structures of concern. We wanted to share some additional thoughts and charts today as today’s action was pretty pivotal. It’s not every day one sees a central bank cutting rates, adding stimulus and produce a near 5% sell-off as we saw in the DAX for example. The reversal in the Euro was massive and caused lots of damage for those wrongly positioned.
But here’s the thing: None of this has really been a surprise and was in the charts.
Here’s Mella (Chart Lessons from a Pain in the Ass) calling this all perfectly again. Here on November 30:
Then on Dec 1 calling out resistance:
And the yesterday she smelled the rat:
Well here’s the chart now:
Remember the pitchfork (see further below for previous version)
The weekly script we have been tracking suggests next week may see further downside although a bounce on Friday may also be in the cards first:
This same script also suggests another rally into late year. May all well be possible, but however you cut it or slice it there’s trouble brewing in some of these charts:
Negative divergences may not matter for a long time, but when they do they will matter a lot. And this market is the most divergent I can recall seeing. More charts tomorrow.
$NDX: uh oh
$SPX arch updated:
$COMPQ put in a negative divergence yesterday:
Cumulative high lows versus $SPX:
December 2, 2015
Closing print: Outside reversal day for $SPX bringing it back into range of the past 9 days. Price drop was contained by renewed $VIX resistance at the 200MA. Mario Draghi up tomorrow before open with perhaps more stimulus:
$NYAD update. Price played catch up to earlier red flag warning:
$NDX. Just wow:
$SPX pitchfork updated:
Your internals today:
$SPX: The big picture
$XVG (the equal weight geometric index) closed November below its monthly 5EMA. Were $SPX to produce new highs it would come on a massive negative divergence vis a vis this index:
$DAX and $ES ahead of Yellen and Draghi:
December 1, 2015
You have to see it to believe it: $SPX is repeating the exact price level and structure pattern from the same time last month:
Today $SPX is trading exactly where it traded in December of 2014. The structure remains eerily similar:
We closed November virtually flat. Here’s what monthly charts are suggesting: If there are new highs to come they will likely print major negative divergences. If no new highs are coming then major trend lines remain broken. Historically this would suggest sizable downside to be a risk factor for the market. Maybe Janet and Mario can prevent this from happening. Maybe not:
Some observations on $SPX: The last 2 days of November virtually mirror the last 2 days in October both in structure and in price. How bizarre is this?
Most of November’s price recovery was achieved with 2 ramp days. Most other days were either down or flattish. The final 7 days of the month $SPX stayed in a tight range. Both MACD and RSI are basically flat lined.
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