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Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 0942ET
Companion Chart for Market Bias Review, Issue #276

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 0940ET
Market Bias for Issue #276

Our current Market Bias with Timer Digest is SHORT SPX as of JAN 10 at 2597
Our previous Market Bias was LONG SPX as of JAN 4 at 2531


            Here are the trade parameters for this week:

SPX Money Management Stop for 100% of our position = 2680
SPX BreakEven Stop (Current Price) for last 20% of our position = 2653
SPX Primary Profit Target for first 80% of our position = 2615
SPX Secondary Profit Target for last 20% of our position = 2550


Action Asset Expiration Strike Option
BUY SPY Friday FEB 15 265 Puts
SELL SHORT SPY Friday FEB 15 260 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. The following trading day, we will issue new SPX targets and a new SPY options trade, as long our new market bias with Timer Digest is NOT flat.

Fari Hamzei

Monday, January 21, 2019, 1900ET
Market Timing Charts, Analysis & Commentary for Issue #276


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

Most recent S&P-500 Cash Index (SPX): 2670 up +75 (up +2.9%) for the week ending on Friday, January 18, 2019, which closed about its +1.5 sigma.

DJIA ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 26951 (reached on Wednesday, October 3, 2018)
DJ TRAN ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 11623 (reached on Friday, September 14, 2018)
SPX ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 2941 (reached on Friday, September 21, 2018)
NDX ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 7700 (reached on Thursday, October 1, 2018)
RUT ALL TIME INTRADAY HIGH = 1742 (reached on Friday, August 31, 2018)

Current DAILY +2 Sigma SPX = 2693 with WEEKLY +2 Sigma = 2999
Current DAILY 0 Sigma SPX = 2535 with WEEKLY 0 Sigma = 2713
Current DAILY -2 Sigma SPX = 2376 with WEEKLY -2 Sigma = 2427

NYSE McClellan Oscillator = +299 (-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 = 66.6 (40 is considered as oversold and 65 as overbought)

All short-term indicators continue to warn about a pull back but we keep on rallying. How long a market can defy the norms? who knows... it shall defy, till it does not.



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

200-Day MA DJ TRAN = 10,586 or 5.4 ABOVE DJ TRAN (max observed in last 7 yrs = 20.2%, min = -20.3%)
200-Day MA RUT = 1592 or 6.9% 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) had two great days last week and punched thru its 50Day MA.

Russell 2000 Small Caps Index (proxy for Risk ON/OFF) rose four days in a row and closed above its 50Day MA. RISK is creeping back in.



DeTrenders Charts for SPX, NDX, TRAN & RUT Indices

50-Day MA SPX = 2625 or 1.7% BELOW SPX (max observed in last 7 yrs = +8.6%, min = -9.3%)
200-Day MA SPX = 2741 or 2.6% ABOVE SPX (max observed in last 7 yrs = 15.2%, min = -14%)

Four out of EIGHT of our DeTrenders (all 50DTs) are now in the NEGATIVE 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, November 16, 2018 CLOSE at 2736
DAILY Timing Model = on a BUY Signal since Wednesday, January 2, 2019 CLOSE at 2510
Max SPX 52wk-highs reading last week = N/A (over 120-140, the local maxima is in)
Max SPX 52wk-Lows reading last week = N/A (over 40-60, the local minima is in)
HA_SP1 closed near its +2 sigma channels
HA_Momo = +13.22 (reversals most likely occur above +10 or below -10)



Vol of the Vols Chart

Spot VIX currently stands at 17.8, at about its -1 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).

VIX continued to retreat very slowly this past week.



5-day TRIN & TRINQ Charts

Both NYSE & NASDAQ 5-day TRINs continue to be in NEUTRAL zones. No signal here.



Components of SPX above their respective 200day MA Chart

This scoring indicator rallied to 40.6% area. This was a strong move passing thru 35% (its 50day MA).



SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) Chart

On Friday, SPX SKEW (Tail Risk) closed near 131.2, still about its +2 sigma (normal = 120-125, range 100-150).

All quiet on the Eastern & Mid-Western Fronts, again? YES, (for now)....


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 FEB19, & short MAY19 VIX Futures) closed at -0.3 which says SPX is in NEUTRAL.



HA_SP2 Chart

HA_SP2 = 85.9 (Buy signal <= 25, Sell Signal >= 75)

Our coveted SP2 prop indicator is now in the uber OVERBOUGHT zone. We expect a [mild] pullback any day now.



US Treasury T-Notes & T-Bonds Yields Chart

This week the YTMs rallied a tad last week. Maury is LESS upset now.

Fari Hamzei




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