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Market Timer: Fari Hamzei

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Monday, April 9, 2018, 1030ET
Companion Chart for Market Bias Review, Issue #235

Monday, April 9, 2018, 1025ET
Market Bias for Issue #235

Our current Market Bias with Timer Digest is LONG SPX as of Friday MAR 23 at 2588.26
Our previous Market Bias was SHORT SPX as of MAR 16 at 2752.01


            Here are the trade parameters for this week:

SPX Secondary Profit Target for last 20% of our position = 2705
SPX Primary Profit Target for first 80% of our position = 2670
SPX BreakEven Stop (Last Open) for last 20% of our position = 2617
SPX Money Management Stop for 100% of our position = 2605


Action Asset Expiration Strike Option
BUY SPY Friday APR 27 263 Calls
SELL SHORT SPY Friday APR 27 269 Calls
You need to execute both legs and hold it as a Call-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

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2330ET
Market Timing Charts, Analysis & Commentary for Issue #235


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

Most recent S&P-500 Cash Index (SPX): 2604.47 down -36.40 (down -1.38%) for the week ending on Friday, April 6, 2018, which closed below its -1 sigma.

SPX ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 2872.87 (reached on Friday, Jan 26, 2018)
SPX ALL TIME CLOSING HIGH = 2872.87 (reached on Friday, Jan 26, 2018)

Current DAILY +2 Sigma SPX = 2814 with WEEKLY +2 Sigma = 2856
Current DAILY 0 Sigma (20 day MA) SPX = 2679 with WEEKLY 0 Sigma = 2703
Current DAILY -2 Sigma SPX = 2545 with WEEKLY -2 Sigma = 2550

NYSE McClellan Oscillator = -12 (-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 = 49.9 (40 is considered as oversold and 65 as overbought)

What a week it was, courtesy of Grumpino's repeated foot in the mouth fiascos. Do you think, if asked, GOP will refund some or all of my campaign contributions? Bigly LOL......



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

200-Day MA DJ TRAN = 10016 or 1.4% below DJ TRAN (max observed in last 7 yrs = 20.2%, min = -20.3%)
200-Day MA RUT = 1487 or 2.8% below RUT (max observed in last 7 yrs = 21.3%, min = -22.6%)

DJ Transportation Index (proxy for economic conditions 6 to 9 months hence) had another struggling week, and so far has been stuck between 50 bar and 200 bar for seven weeks now. It won't stay here forever. A breakout or breakdown here shall be a huge tell (Grumpino calls that "a Bigly Tell," if only he could read a chart LOL).

Russell 2000 Small Caps Index (proxy for Risk ON/OFF) could not hold over its 50-day MA for more than 2 weeks and it is trading below. RISKY wants to get back ON but seems a tad "dazed and confused" in the holy words of LedZepp.



DeTrenders Charts for SPX, NDX, TRAN & RUT Indices

50-Day MA SPX = 2709 or 3.9% above SPX (max observed in last 7 yrs = +8.6%, min = -9.3%)
200-Day MA SPX = 2593 or 0.4% below SPX (max observed in last 7 yrs = 15.2%, min = -14%)

FOUR of our EIGHT DeTrenders remain 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 SELL Signal since Friday 04/06/118 CLOSE at 2604
DAILY Timing Model = on a SELL Signal since Tuesday 3/20/18 CLOSE at 2716
Max SPX 52wk-highs reading last week = 7 (over 120-140, the local maxima is in)
Max SPX 52wk-Lows reading last week = 31 (over 40-60, the local minima is in)
HA_SP1 closed above its -0.5 sigma channels
HA_Momo = -1.55 (reversals most likely occur above +10 or below -10)



Vol of the Vols Chart

VIX currently stands at 21.49, just above its zero sigma (remember it's the VIX volatility pattern aka "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).

This week, VIX Futures continued their mild Contango which says we are near a trade able low or just above it. WE MUST STAY VIGILANT......



5-day TRIN & TRINQ Charts

NYSE 5-day TRIN is staying in the BUY Zone while NASDAQ's is moving back into NEUTRAL zone.



Components of SPX above their respective 200day MA Chart

This scoring indicator oscillated between 51 and 61, ending up at 52.6%. What a week this was. We certainly hope Don Grumpino learned something here and will keep his big mouth shut. But as our beloved @Capt_Tiko reminds us, as in anything with Grumpino, we can't be sure.



SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) Chart

Last week SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) closed at ~122.4, or about its -1 sigma (normal = 120-125, range 100-150).

Is all quiet on the Eastern & Mid-Western Fronts? Smart Money says YES, but......


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 long April, short July VIX Futures near +1.26. Is the bottom in? @Capt_Tiko again says YES.



HA_SP2 Chart

HA_SP2 = 40.2 (Buy signal <= 25, Sell Signal >= 75)

This coveted prop indicator rallied up to 58 by Thursday but courtesy of Don Grumpino hot air, lost 1/3 of its value and closed at 40.2... so much for a Wharton education.



US Treasury T-Notes & T-Bonds Yields Chart

The Flight-to-Safety Trade was still in vogue this past week.... and we understand Maury & Co. gave every employee a week off (of course, without pay) as rates continued to drop, at the margin .

Fari Hamzei




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