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Market Timer: Fari Hamzei

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Monday, December 19, 2016, 1100ET
Companion Chart for Market Bias Review, Issue #172

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2045ET
Market Bias for Issue #172

Our current Market Bias with Timer Digest is SHORT SPX as of Mon Dec 12 Close at 2256.96
Our previous Market Bias was FLAT SPX as of Wednesday Dec 7 Close at 2241.35

            Here are the trade parameters for this week:

SPX Money Management Stop = 2280
Current SPX (BreakEven Stop) = 2258
SPX Primary Profit Target = 2220
SPX Secondary Profit Target = 2180

Action Asset Expiration Strike Option
BUY SPY JAN 6, 2017 227 Put
SELL SPY JAN 6, 2017 217 Put
You need to execute both legs and hold it as a Put Spread.

Note: Once the Primary Profit Target has been reached, traders are advised to close 75% of their position in order to lock in profits. The remaining balance can be carried over with a BreakEven STOP, based on the SPX level at the time of entry, in order to make the trade a zero-risk trade with the final position running to reach the Secondary Profit Target. Once either Secondary Profit or Money Management (BreakEven STOP after the 75% peel-off) is hit, our Option/ETF trade for that week is over. Go to Cash and wait for the next PMT Issue.

Fari Hamzei

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 1045ET
Market Timing Charts, Analysis & Commentary for Issue #172

Timer Charts of S&P-500 Cash Index (SPX) + NASDAQ-100 Cash Index (NDX)

Most recent S&P-500 Cash Index (SPX): 2258.07 down -1.46 (down 0%) for the week ending Friday, December 16th, 2016, which closed near its +1 sigma.

SPX ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 2277.53 (reached on Tuesday, December 13, 2016)
SPX ALL TIME CLOSING HIGH = 2271.72 (reached on Tuesday, December 13, 2016)

Current DAILY +2 Sigma SPX = 2280 with WEEKLY +2 Sigma = 2252
Current DAILY 0 Sigma (20 day MA) SPX = 2223 with WEEKLY 0 Sigma = 2170
Current DAILY -2 Sigma SPX = 2166 with WEEKLY -2 Sigma = 2089

NYSE McClellan Oscillator = +7 (-150 is start of the O/S area; around -275 to -300 area or lower, we go into the “launch-pad” mode, over +150, we are in O/B area)
NYSE Breadth Thrust = 55.7 (40 is considered as oversold and 65 as overbought)

Overbought readings have abated for the time being.

Canaries [in the Coal Mine] Chart for DJ TRAN & RUT Indices

200-Day MA DJ TRAN = 8001 or 14.6% below DJ TRAN (max observed in last 5 yrs = 20.2%, min = -20.3%)
200-Day MA RUT = 1194 or 14.2% below RUT (max observed in last 5 yrs = 21.3%, min = -22.6%)

DJ Transports (proxy for economic conditions 6 to 9 months hence) is now off 3.4% from its all time high put in last Friday. Russell 2000 small caps (proxy for Risk ON/OFF) followed in tandem, shedding 2% for the week. RISK continues to remain ON for the time being.

DeTrenders Charts for SPX, NDX, TRAN & RUT Indices

50-Day MA SPX = 2173 or 3.9% below SPX closed on Friday (max observed in last 5 yrs = +8.6%, min = -9.3%)
200-Day MA SPX = 2125 or 6.3% below SPX (max observed in last 5 yrs = 15.2%, min = -14%)

NONE of our eight DeTrenders are negative. The DeTrenders for DJ TRAN & RUT will continue to be harbingers of future price behavior in broad indices.

HA_SP1_Momo Chart

WEEKLY Timing Model = on a BUY Signal since Friday 12/16/16 CLOSE at 2258
DAILY Timing Model = on a BUY Signal since Wednesday 12/07/16 CLOSE at 2241
Max SPX 52wk-highs reading last week = 64 (over 120-140, the local maxima is in)
Max SPX 52wk-Lows reading last week = 2 (over 40-60, the local minima is in)
HA_SP1 = very near its +1 sigma channels
HA_Momo = zero (reversals most likely occur above +10 or below -10)

Vol of the Vols Chart

VIX is currently at its zero sigma level at 12.2 (remember it’s the VIX’s vol pattern (its sigma channels) that matters, and not the level of VIX itself (this is per Dr. Robert Whaley, a great mentor and the inventor of original VIX, now called VXO). VIX usually peaks around a test of its +4 sigma).

The final shock wave in VIX has long been faded. Crude Oil Vol continued to drop as Crude Oil futures staged a strong rally post production freeze by OPEC.

5-day TRIN & TRINQ Charts

NYSE 5-day TRIN is in the NEUTRAL zone with NASDAQ going into the SELL zone.

Components of SPX above their respective 200day MA Chart

This scoring indicator retreated to 68%. No signal here (no divergence seen, yet).

SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) Chart

Last week SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) spiked to its +1 sigma level and then closed at 129. (normal = 120-125, range 100-150). All remain quiet on the Eastern & Mid-Western Fronts as sigma channels are very tightly spaced.

3-month VIX Futures Spread(VX) Chart

This Wednesday DEC VIX Options will expire and our protocol calls for roll over to next contract (JAN) on Friday Close preceding its OX.

So, Our 3-month VIX Futures Spread (LONG JAN17 & SHORT APR17) closed at -3.30 on Friday. This spread continues to drop as SPX thrusts higher. @Capt_Tiko, our XO, asks when is MECO (NASA term for "Main Engine Cut Off", as his spaceship enters its peak orbit).

HA_SP2 Chart

HA_SP2 = 62 (Buy signal <= 25, Sell Signal >= 75)

Like clockwork, this indicator pulled back from 92 to 62. Should we see further drop, say past 50, then we could shoot down to 20 area as a short-term test. I love this indicator, been very loyal to me since its inception in '97-'98.

US Treasury T-Notes & T-Bonds Yields Chart

The YTMs on Treasury Complex were fairly quiet this past week post FOMC message from Auntie Janet (oh, it was priced in: surprise, surprise).

Fari Hamzei

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