Saturday, October 15, 2011

Adam Hewison: Is This Rally For Real?

What is behind this market’s rally? The market has been going higher on light volume and admittedly to an area that has presented problems for the S&P 500 in the past, the 1220 area. It is an important policy to respect market action, as we believe that trumps everything in the long run. The market is at some very crucial levels.

Looking back at the past two months, you can see we have just been in a very broad trading range. I believe that professional traders will be shorting the S&P 500 against the highs that were seen just recently. The risk is maybe 10 or 15 points and the downside is maybe 200 points. So the risk reward ratio is really quite attractive from a trading standpoint.

There are “two flies in the ointment” we see right now. First, the S&P 500 is heavily overbought on the Williams% R indicator and at resistance. Secondly, our monthly Trade Triangle continues to be negative for this market. I believe that this combination will begin to put this market on the defensive, perhaps even later today and next week.

It has been an interesting week and it would appear that all of the markets we track are closing against the major trends. This is not to say the markets have reversed course, rather we are seeing a counter trend rally against the bigger trends.

Now let's look at the crude oil market......

The crude oil market continues to mirror the action in the equity markets. Providing the equity markets keep going higher, we should see oil go higher. Conversely, if we see the equity markets heading lower, we will see oil heading lower. At the moment, we believe the latter course is going to be the direction for this market in the next few weeks even though crude closed the week strong at 86.80. Both our long term and intermediate term Trade Triangles continue to be negative.

Monthly Trade Triangles for Long Term Trends = Negative
Weekly Trade Triangles for Intermediate Term Trends = Negative
Daily Trade Triangles for Short Term Trends = Positive
Combined Strength of Trend Score = – 55

Here's our week ending video covering the 6 major markets we track every day.

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