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Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 0955ET
Companion Chart for Market Bias Review, Issue #221

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 0950ET
Market Bias for Issue #221

Our current Market Bias with Timer Digest is SHORT SPX as of Tuesday DEC 19 at 2681.47
Our previous Market Bias was NEUTRAL SPX as of Friday DEC 15 at 2675.81

            Here are the trade parameters for this week:

SPX Money Management Stop for 100% of our position = 2715
SPX BreakEven Stop (Last Open) for last 20% of our position = 2688
SPX Primary Profit Target for first 80% of our position = 2670
SPX Secondary Profit Target for last 20% of our position = 2645

Action Asset Expiration Strike Option
BUY SPY Friday JAN 5 267 Puts
SELL SHORT SPY Friday JAN 5 263 Puts
You need to execute both legs and hold it as a Put-Spread.

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

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 1546ET
Notice of Change of Bias with Timer Digest

Dear Jim,

With bearish divergences abound, NASDAQ Composite hitting 7K on my birthday, and, Grumpino’s Tax Bill, for all practical purposes done & behind us, we shall follow an old axiom on Wall Street: “Buy the Rumor & Sell the News……”

We are getting SHORT SPX today for a quick 1% to 2% during the balance of this glorious year.


Fari Hamzei

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1645ET
Market Timing Charts, Analysis & Commentary for Issue #221

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

Most recent S&P-500 Cash Index (SPX): 2675.81 up +24.31 (up 0.92%) for the week ending on Friday, December 15, 2017, which closed at its +1.5 sigma.

SPX ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 2679.63 (reached on Friday, Dec 15, 2017)
SPX ALL TIME CLOSING HIGH = 2675.81 (reached on Friday, Dec 15, 2017)

Current DAILY +2 Sigma SPX = 2686 with WEEKLY +2 Sigma = 2685
Current DAILY 0 Sigma (20 day MA) SPX = 2630 with WEEKLY 0 Sigma = 2541
Current DAILY -2 Sigma SPX = 2575 with WEEKLY -2 Sigma = 2397

NYSE McClellan Oscillator = +11.5 (-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 = 50.6 (40 is considered as oversold and 65 as overbought)

More volatility this past week, and again, they bought the dips. This game will work until it does not. Stay Alert & Be Defensive 24/6.

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

200-Day MA DJ TRAN = 9449 or 10% above DJ TRAN (max observed in last 7 yrs = 20.2%, min = -20.3%)
200-Day MA RUT = 1427 or 7.2% 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) volatility also hit DJ Tran and they bought that too. New ATHs ahead? yes, we think so.

Russell 2000 Small Caps Index (proxy for Risk ON/OFF) sold off more but again nothing to write home about. On Friday, it rallied hard. RISK is definitely still ON.

DeTrenders Charts for SPX, NDX, TRAN & RUT Indices

50-Day MA SPX = 2594 or 3.1% below SPX (max observed in last 7 yrs = +8.6%, min = -9.3%)
200-Day MA SPX = 2468 or 8.4% below SPX (max observed in last 7 yrs = 15.2%, min = -14%)

All of our EIGHT DeTrenders are in POSITIVE territory. 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 11/22/17 CLOSE at 2597
Max SPX 52wk-highs reading last week = 37 (over 120-140, the local maxima is in)
Max SPX 52wk-Lows reading last week = 3 (over 40-60, the local minima is in)
HA_SP1 closed near its +1.5 sigma channels
HA_Momo = +1.8 (reversals most likely occur above +10 or below -10)

Vol of the Vols Chart

VIX currently stands at 9.42, at about its -1.5 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).

5-day TRIN & TRINQ Charts

Again, NYSE 5-day TRIN is in the NEUTRAL zone but its NASDAQ brethren is stuck in SELL zone.

Components of SPX above their respective 200day MA Chart

This scoring indicator went sideways this past week & closed at 79.80.

SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) Chart

Last week SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) closed at ~135, or about its +1 sigma (normal = 120-125, range 100-150).

Is all quiet on the Eastern & Mid-Western Fronts? Smart Money says 'maybe.'

How to interpret the value of SPX SKEW? (from CBOE white paper on SKEW)

3-month VIX Futures Spread(VX) Chart

This popular timing indicator (now rolled to LONG JAN18 + SHORT APR18 VX Futures) closing at -2.86. Equity markets are still in short-term overbought zone.

HA_SP2 Chart

HA_SP2 = 76.14 (Buy signal <= 25, Sell Signal >= 75)

While this coveted timing indicator rallied from 77 to ~84 and then plunged to 56, it managed to rally up on Friday to close at 76. Yes, we are still in mildly overbought condition.

US Treasury T-Notes & T-Bonds Yields Chart

During this past week, while the front-end of the Treasury Curve rose to new 5-year highs, on balance, the Yield Curve went nowhere fast.

Fari Hamzei

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