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Market Timer: Fari Hamzei

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 0940ET
Companion Chart for Market Bias Review, Issue #215

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 0935ET
Market Bias for Issue #215

Our current Market Bias with Timer Digest is LONG SPX as of Friday OCT 20 at 2575.21
Our previous Market Bias was SHORT SPX as of Monday OCT 9 at 2544.73


            Here are the trade parameters for this week:

SPX Secondary Profit Target for last 20% of our position = 2605
SPX Primary Profit Target for first 80% of our position = 2595
SPX BreakEven Stop (Last Open) for last 20% of our position = 2576
SPX Money Management Stop for 100% of our position = 2560


Action Asset Expiration Strike Option
BUY SPY Friday NOV 10 257 Calls
SELL SHORT SPY Friday NOV 10 261 Calls
You need to execute both legs and hold it as a CallSpread.

Note A: Once the Primary Profit Target has been reached, traders are advised to close 80% 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 80% peel-off) is hit, our Option/ETF trade for that week is over. Go to Cash and wait for the next PMT Issue.

Note B: When we change our Market Bias with Timer Digest, You need to go FLAT asap. With PMT Pro, that is before the Close that day and with the basic PMT, at the open of the next day.

Fari Hamzei

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1745ET
Market Timing Charts, Analysis & Commentary for Issue #215


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

Most recent S&P-500 Cash Index (SPX): 2581.07 up +5.86 (up +0.23%) for the week ending on Friday, October 27, 2017, which closed at its +2 sigma.

SPX ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 2582.98 (reached on Friday, Oct 27, 2017)
SPX ALL TIME CLOSING HIGH = 2581.07 (reached on Friday, Oct 27, 2017)

Current DAILY +2 Sigma SPX = 2580 with WEEKLY +2 Sigma = 2580
Current DAILY 0 Sigma (20 day MA) SPX = 2555 with WEEKLY 0 Sigma = 2481
Current DAILY -2 Sigma SPX = 2530 with WEEKLY -2 Sigma = 2383

NYSE McClellan Oscillator = -72 (-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 = 53.12 (40 is considered as oversold and 65 as overbought)

Thanks to AMZN, MSFT and INTC EPS reports Thursday after markets close, on Friday, SPX and NDX hit it out of the ballpark with bases loaded (every body and their brothers were short the techs)......



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

200-Day MA DJ TRAN = 9356 or 6.1% above DJ TRAN (max observed in last 7 yrs = 20.2%, min = -20.3%)
200-Day MA RUT = 1406 or 7.3% above RUT (max observed in last 7 yrs = 21.3%, min = -22.6%)

DJ Transportation Index (proxy for economic conditions 6 to 9 months hence) sold hard on Wednesday & tried to get stabilized by Friday.

Russell 2000 Small Caps Index (proxy for Risk ON/OFF) again drifted down for three days before taking off on Friday but did not put in a new ATH.... RISK is still ON, for now.



DeTrenders Charts for SPX, NDX, TRAN & RUT Indices

50-Day MA SPX = 2508 or 2.9% below SPX (max observed in last 7 yrs = +8.6%, min = -9.3%)
200-Day MA SPX = 2418 or 6.7% below SPX (max observed in last 7 yrs = 15.2%, min = -14%)

Once again, all of our EIGHT DeTrenders are continue to remain POSITIVE while 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 Friday 9/29/17 CLOSE at 2519
Max SPX 52wk-highs reading last week = 90 (over 120-140, the local maxima is in)
Max SPX 52wk-Lows reading last week = 22 (over 40-60, the local minima is in)
HA_SP1 closed near its +1 sigma channels
HA_Momo = -1.2 (reversals most likely occur above +10 or below -10)



Vol of the Vols Chart

VIX currently stands at 9.8, at about its zero sigma (remember it's the VIX volatility pattern ( its sigma channels) that matters, and not the level of VIX itself (this is per Dr. Robert Whaley, a great mentor and inventor of original VIX, now called VXO ). VIX usually peaks around a test of its +4 sigma).

Last week, VIX had a short-lived spike to ~13.2 but again it was short-lived.



5-day TRIN & TRINQ Charts

Both NYSE & NASDAQ 5-day TRINs are in the NEUTRAL Zone.



Components of SPX above their respective 200day MA Chart

This past week, this scoring indicator finally broke down and put in a big divergence, dropping from over 76% to 71.8% on Friday while SPX and NDX ran up to ATHs. This concerns us.



SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) Chart

Last week SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) dropped 3 sigma levels to close at 135.7, or about its -1 sigma (normal = 120-125, range 100-150).

Is all quiet on the Eastern & Mid-Western Fronts? Smart Money for now thinks YES.



3-month VIX Futures Spread(VX) Chart

The Long NOV17, Short FEB18 Spread continued to trend lower after a massive spike on Wednesday. Equity markets remain near overbought zone.



HA_SP2 Chart

HA_SP2 = 72.4 (Buy signal <= 25, Sell Signal >= 75)

Our favorite prop indicator back to near overbought zone. This week, we will be watching this gem of an indicator very closely.



US Treasury T-Notes & T-Bonds Yields Chart

Our Treasury Market sold slowly and consistently throughout the week with Five Year nearing its 3-yr high. The front end of the Yield Curve also had a small up-tick.

Fari Hamzei




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