Key reversal levels for week of July 7, 2014
Posted by Danny on July 6, 2014
Comments for this week :
* US markets have continued to push higher, while the UK and Germany are more cautious and continue to sit near major resistance levels. Weekly key levels remain bullish for stocks.
* In the daily key levels all major stock indexes have followed the lead of the Nasdaq and are back in rally mode with upward MoM. People who are looking for a chance to go short would do well to wait at least until daily MoM turns down again, which is the earliest sign of a possible top. But remember, going short in a strong bull market usually means you end up paying for somebody else’s Ferrari. It is much easier to make money with the trend. Price is the only indicator that WILL tell us when the market has turned down, by first falling below the daily key level and then falling below the weekly key level. Once that has happened, then we can start looking to go short. No major bear market can start without the S&P 500 going below 1852.69, which is our current weekly key reversal level. Trading is waiting: first let the market prove to you that it has turned direction, and then act… and then wait again for the market to prove to you that the move has run its course. This is: don’t shoot before you actually see duck. It sounds easy but it is hard to do. Many traders just can’t wait until the fish bites. And it also took me 20+ years to really learn that lesson. If women are better traders it is because they are generally better when it comes to waiting. Men have to learn waiting, so they tend to become better traders with age.
* We have several new and updated key target zones this week. The old Top1 targets for Nasdaq and S&P 500 are now out of the way. The new Top1 targets are 2001 for the S&P 500 and 4531 for the Nasdaq (see table below).
* In other world markets we are still waiting for China, the only market that remains in bearish mode, to break above its weekly key level. A weekly close above 2073.86 would turn the Shanghai Composite bullish, and then all the stock markets in our list would be in bullish mode. That hasn’t happened since we share these tables here on the blog.
* Bonds (TLT) have gone into declining mode. A weekly close below 109.13 would turn bonds fully bearish. Some of the money that comes out of bonds is likely to move into stocks. When that happens we will enter the bullish final stage of the 1920s scenario.
* Gold is digesting recent gains. Still bullish.
* The Euro refuses to show its hand. Now turning daily bearish again. But MoM is turning up on the weekly level. Mixed signals = wait.
* Oil has not shown follow through to the upside and now we get the logical downturn. Needs a close above 105.55 to get back into rally mode.
Here are the tables.
Key reversal levels for next week:
|Weekly||Current||Mode||Key (W)||MoM (W)||Weeks||% Ch.|
(Legend: Mode: green = bullish, pale green = weak bullish – may have peaked, red = bearish, pink = mildly bearish – may have bottomed | Key: key reversal level | for more details about these key levels, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/key-reversal-levels/ )
Latest daily key reversal levels:
|7/3/2014||Current||W||Mode||Key (D)||MoM (D)||Days||% Ch.||Str. #|
(Legend: Mode : green = bullish, pale green = weak bullish – may have peaked, red = bearish, pink = mildly bearish – may have bottomed | Key: key reversal level | W = weekly mode | for more details about these key levels, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/key-reversal-levels/ )
Our current key target zones (we use a +/-1% zone around these targets):
|S&P 500||2001||2031 *||1755||1641|
|FTSE 100||6800||7110||6642 *||6230|
|Gold (spot)||1415 *||1541||1160||1075|
(* = new or updated target ) (for more details about these key targets, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/key-target-levels/ )
Stay tuned, Danny