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Key reversal levels for week of July 14, 2014

Posted by Danny on July 13, 2014

Our key tables and comments for this week :

* The FTSE100 index has gone into fully bearish mode, the first major market to do so. The DAX is weak as well, but still holding above its weekly key reversal level. Both are testing their Bottom1 targets already. The US markets have been stronger and remain bullish with upward MoM on the weekly level.

* In the daily key levels all major stock indexes are showing downward MoM, which means a pullback is underway. Is it the start of something bigger? That is always possible. Every bear market starts with one down candle and with one down swing. Right now there is no reason for panic, but if the US and Japanese market also drop below their daily key reversal levels, then the outlook for stocks will darken. So I wait and see.

* For the Nasdaq we have a new Top2 target at 4659.

* In other world markets the French CAC 40 has gone into bearish mode. Several other European markets are coming close to do so as well: Italy and Switzerland. New problems brewing in Europe? Hmmm, just old problems resurfacing… Weekly MoM has also turned down for the MSCI World index, marking a possible long term peak.

* Bonds (TLT) have bounced back, but weekly MoM keeps pointing down for the bond market.

* Gold is back to fully bullish. $1415 is the Top1 target if we get another leg upwards. Now it is becoming DO time for gold.

* The Euro is stuck around 1.36. Key levels are bearish for the Euro at the moment, but that doesn’t mean much in a market that has been going sideways for so long. A big move will come, but which way? Plenty of traders are probably looking to go long Euro on a breakout above 1.40, or to go short on drop below 1.34…, and that may or may not work, as fake out moves have become common. In a coiled market like this one I like to take a look at the monthly key levels for direction. Monthly MoM for $EURUSD is going down since May (it had been going up since August 2012) and a monthly close below 1.3264 would confirm the next major move is indeed down.

* Oil has dropped below its weekly key level and is now fully bearish. The Bottom1 target for oil is 94.60

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 28 stocks are bullish this week, up from 27 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

* A reader wrote me to tell how boring it is, e.g. my posts keep repeating “healthy bull market” for the Dow Jones week after week.
What to do? It is not as if shorting the Dow Industrials has been profitable in recent months. I can only repeat George Soros on that point: “If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.”
If the key reversal levels are boring it is actually a good sign, it means they are not pointing in a different direction every other week. And that can only mean we are getting good trending moves. E.g. the Nasdaq has been in weekly bullish mode for 79 weeks and counting. It doesn’t get any more boring than that. When we started posting them the weekly key reversal level for the Nasdaq was at 3221, now it stands at 4109, so that is 900 points of Nasdaq profit quietly locked in by our key levels. Meanwhile plenty of other analysts/bloggers have been trying to nail the top since the beginning of last year (if not before). I am sure they have not been bored. But how much have they lost by now (provided they trade their own calls)? 20%, 30%, more? By the time we actually do get a correction it will perhaps give them back half of the money they lost, or back to breakeven if they are lucky (provided they have not given up trading their own calls by then). That’s a big price to pay for being able to say “told you so”.
Some day our key levels will stop saying “healthy bull market”. Maybe next week, next month, next year… It will come.

***

Here are the updated tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,415.49 4,109.03 6.88 79 42.93
S&P 500 1,967.57 1,861.01 7.57 84 38.92
Nikkei 15,164.04 14,607.06 3.08 5 -0.26
FTSE 100 6,690.20 6,834.48 1.32 0 0.00
DAX 9,666.34 9,409.44 4.08 15 0.46
Bonds (TLT) 113.58 109.23 2.31 24 6.46
Gold (spot) 1,338.12 1,279.81 0.47 3 1.76
$EURUSD 1.3607 1.3729 -2.19 8 -0.60
Oil (CL) 100.83 104.15 2.36 0 0.00

(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:

7/11/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,415.49 4,342.43 3.49 35 6.76 2
S&P 500 1,967.57 1,948.25 3.24 35 4.20 2
Nikkei 15,164.04 15,128.86 1.04 36 5.22 2
FTSE 100 6,690.20 6,797.17 -2.79 3 -0.72 11
DAX 9,666.34 9,908.46 -3.60 3 -1.25 7
Bonds (TLT) 113.58 111.94 0.90 3 0.82 5
Gold (spot) 1,338.12 1,299.15 3.36 21 5.12 17
$EURUSD 1.3607 1.3643 -0.33 5 0.10 15
Oil (CL) 100.83 104.71 -5.52 5 -2.81 11

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4531 4659 * 3975 3742
S&P 500 2001 2031 1755 1641
Nikkei 15976 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7110 6642 6230
DAX 10240 10450 9682 8715
Bonds (TLT) 114.60 115.70 108.25 102
Gold (spot) 1415 1541 1160 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3403 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 109.24 112.47 94.60 91.85

(* = new or updated target ) (for more details about these key targets, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/key-target-levels/ )

Good luck, Danny

 

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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.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 27 stocks are bullish this week, up from 25 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,485.93 4,089.30 6.17 78 45.21
S&P 500 1,985.44 1,852.69 7.39 83 40.18
Nikkei 15,437.13 14,551.48 2.67 4 1.53
FTSE 100 6,866.10 6,711.45 1.87 9 0.64
DAX 10,009.08 9,394.49 4.74 14 4.02
Bonds (TLT) 110.68 109.13 2.70 23 3.74
Gold (spot) 1,320.42 1,276.50 -0.37 2 0.42
$EURUSD 1.3593 1.3738 -2.26 7 -0.70
Oil (CL) 104.06 101.05 2.97 20 3.94

(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. #
Nasdaq 4,485.93 4,320.88 7.78 30 8.46 1
S&P 500 1,985.44 1,941.56 5.47 30 5.15 1
Nikkei 15,437.13 15,070.94 3.30 31 7.12 1
FTSE 100 6,866.10 6,778.87 1.11 2 0.73 5
DAX 10,009.08 9,872.29 0.21 1 -0.20 5
Bonds (TLT) 110.68 112.73 0.41 1 0.27 7
Gold (spot) 1,320.42 1,290.50 5.15 16 3.73 2
$EURUSD 1.3593 1.3652 1.95 0 0.00 39
Oil (CL) 104.06 105.55 -0.87 0 0.00 35

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4531 4588 * 3975 3742
S&P 500 2001 2031 * 1755 1641
Nikkei 15976 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7110 6642 * 6230
DAX 10240 10450 9682 * 8715
Bonds (TLT) 114.60 115.70 108.25 102
Gold (spot) 1415 * 1541 1160 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3403 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 109.24 112.47 94.60 91.85

(* = 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

 

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Key reversal levels for week of June 30, 2014

Posted by Danny on June 29, 2014

Comments for this week :

* We have updated our page explaining the key reversal levels with a lot of new info and details for the different strategy numbers as found in the last column of the daily key tables. This should make it easier to understand and follow this approach. I hope to add more detail in the future, the page remains a work in progress.

* For those who wonder what’s the point of these tables. Well, among other things it offers an objective take on the market. And that can be very useful, for example when market sentiment differs noticeably from what the key reversal levels tell us. For example, in an early February blog post I observed how the media had become very negative about emerging markets, yet my weekly key reversal levels were starting to give buy signals for countries like Indonesia. A few weeks later there was a buy signal for India. If you bought on the next Monday you now sit on profits of 8 and 19% respectively. The system doesn’t always win, but the losses are usually small versus the profits. That’s always the main feature of a good trend following system. The small losses you take are the entrance fee you pay to get in on the big trending moves.

* Back to the key tables for this week. Weekly MoM is turning down for the DAX, so we have more markets that go into hesitating mode. Daily MoM has turned down for most stock indexes, but it is now turning back up for the Nasdaq. On outlier? Or will the other indexes follow the Nasdaq to the upside? We will find out soon.

* In other world markets weekly MoM is turning down for Brazil, France, India and Italy. That’s a warning sign, especially for India where MoM has reached a very high +9 reading.

* Bonds (TLT) are still looking for direction.

* Gold is taking a pause after its recent jump. It is holding up well so far, but will need another push higher to confirm that a new up trend is in place. Daily MoM has turned down for gold, so it could see a retest of the $1290 breakout level before possibly heading higher.

* The Euro is going into daily bullish mode. I have been warning that Euro could surprise to the upside. If it gets back above 1.38 then a short covering rally could quickly take it higher and turn the Euro fully bullish. It is that scenario that is probably pressuring European stocks for the moment.

* Oil is also pausing, but still bullish according to the key levels.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 25 stocks are bullish this week, down from 26 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,397.93 4,065.66 4.83 77 42.37
S&P 500 1,960.96 1,843.56 6.79 82 38.45
Nikkei 15,095.00 14,494.82 1.94 3 -0.72
FTSE 100 6,757.80 6,707.99 2.16 8 -0.95
DAX 9,815.17 9,366.08 4.81 13 2.01
Bonds (TLT) 113.24 109.05 3.41 22 6.14
Gold (spot) 1,316.02 1,273.23 -1.08 1 0.08
$EURUSD 1.3647 1.3743 -2.27 6 -0.31
Oil (CL) 105.74 100.76 2.91 19 5.61

(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:

6/27/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,397.93 4,282.82 4.81 26 6.33 17
S&P 500 1,960.96 1,933.31 4.18 26 3.85 2
Nikkei 15,095.00 14,959.50 5.06 26 4.75 2
FTSE 100 6,757.80 6,813.64 -2.98 10 -0.30 7
DAX 9,815.17 9,943.03 -1.75 2 -0.80 7
Bonds (TLT) 113.24 111.89 2.23 3 0.12 5
Gold (spot) 1,316.02 1,279.74 7.44 11 3.39 2
$EURUSD 1.3647 1.3586 1.13 0 0.00 37
Oil (CL) 105.74 104.31 2.72 32 3.76 2

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4390 4531 3975 3742
S&P 500 1950 2001 * 1755 1641
Nikkei 15976 * 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7110 6677 6230
DAX 10240 10450 8715 8510
Bonds (TLT) 114.60 115.70 108.25 102
Gold (spot) 1424 1541 1160 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3403 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 109.24 112.47 * 94.60 91.85

(* = 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

 

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Key reversal levels for week of June 23, 2014

Posted by Danny on June 22, 2014

Comments for this week :

* Continuing bull markets in all major indexes. If the FTSE100 rises a little bit next week we will have a fully bullish picture for stocks again. When and where will it end? Nobody knows. Keeping an eye on the key reversal levels and MoM indicators will tell us when it is time to get out.

* In other world markets we have China as the only remaining bearish market. Gold stocks have also turned the corner and joined the bullish camp this week.

* Bonds (TLT) are stagnating. Can go either way at this point.

* Gold has turned fully bullish, and we can start looking for a possible move towards its Top1 target at $1424.

* The Euro is holding on to the 1.35 level and gave a speculative buy signal last Tuesday when daily MoM turned up. Euro may surprise to the upside and would probably pull gold up with it.

* Oil is digesting recent gains. A further climb towards 109-110 is in the cards as long as oil holds above its daily key reversal level.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 26 stocks are bullish this week, unchanged from 26 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,368.04 4,045.86 3.61 76 41.40
S&P 500 1,962.87 1,835.21 6.26 81 38.59
Nikkei 15,349.42 14,434.68 1.10 2 0.95
FTSE 100 6,825.20 6,709.16 2.59 7 0.04
DAX 9,987.24 9,339.75 4.83 12 3.80
Bonds (TLT) 111.80 108.87 3.82 21 4.79
Gold (spot) 1,314.27 1,269.95 -1.72 0 0.00
$EURUSD 1.3596 1.3756 -2.13 5 -0.68
Oil (CL) 106.83 100.29 2.41 18 6.70

(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:

6/20/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,368.04 4,256.75 5.18 21 5.61 17
S&P 500 1,962.87 1,927.11 4.55 21 3.96 1
Nikkei 15,349.42 14,844.17 4.60 21 6.51 1
FTSE 100 6,825.20 6,830.73 -2.57 5 0.70 24
DAX 9,987.24 9,880.09 0.83 42 4.01 1
Bonds (TLT) 111.80 112.48 -1.07 13 0.04 8
Gold (spot) 1,314.27 1,264.53 4.65 6 3.25 1
$EURUSD 1.3596 1.3646 -1.52 30 -1.10 12
Oil (CL) 106.83 103.59 6.25 27 4.83 2

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4390 4531 3975 3742
S&P 500 1950 2031 1755 1641
Nikkei 15650 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7110 6677 * 6230
DAX 10240 10450 8715 8510
Bonds (TLT) 114.60 115.70 108.25 102
Gold (spot) 1424 1541 1160 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3403 * 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 109.24 109.97 94.60 91.85

(* = 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

 

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Key reversal levels for week of June 16, 2014

Posted by Danny on June 15, 2014

Comments for this week :

* Stock markets are hesitating after the recent series of new highs. On the weekly level the bull markets are  intact, but in the daily key reversal levels we now see all major indexes with downward MoM, and the FTSE100 has fallen into bearish mode. This can be considered a first warning sign.

* The S&P 500 reached our Top1 target at 1950, as we tweeted live, and failed to break above it. It’s hard to tell whether this will be just a short term peak, or a level that we won’t see back for while. Either way, we now have an interesting new Top2 target for the S&P 500 at 2031

* In other world markets the Chinese markets is grabbing upward MoM and coming very close to going into bullish mode. Most markets remain well above their weekly key reversal level.

* Bonds (TLT) are trying to get into rally mode again. TLT needs a daily close above 112.54 to do so.

* Gold has strengthened further. A weekly close above $1311.12 would turn gold fully bullish, and would probably give us a good trending move. Keeping an eye on it.

* The Euro is still weak, but is not giving up too much territory. MoM is to the downside, but as long as the Euro hovers near 1.35 it wouldn’t take much to turn things around.

* Oil has finally cracked above its Top1 target at $104, so now the path is open for a climb towards 109-110, where our next price targets are.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 26 stocks are bullish this week, down from 28 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,310.65 4,028.87 2.28 75 39.54
S&P 500 1,936.16 1,827.71 5.53 80 36.70
Nikkei 15,097.84 14,386.16 0.04 1 -0.70
FTSE 100 6,777.90 6,704.26 2.85 6 -0.65
DAX 9,912.87 9,305.46 4.33 11 3.02
Bonds (TLT) 112.15 108.72 4.46 20 5.12
Gold (spot) 1,276.85 1,311.12 -1.96 2 2.21
$EURUSD 1.3540 1.3773 -1.69 4 -1.09
Oil (CL) 106.91 99.76 1.79 17 6.78

(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:

6/13/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,310.65 4,227.45 6.28 16 4.22 2
S&P 500 1,936.16 1,918.69 5.63 16 2.54 2
Nikkei 15,097.84 14,747.45 6.30 16 4.77 2
FTSE 100 6,777.90 6,843.54 0.28 0 0.00 35
DAX 9,912.87 9,852.69 2.63 37 3.24 2
Bonds (TLT) 112.15 112.54 -3.35 8 0.35 8
Gold (spot) 1,276.85 1,257.63 -0.48 1 0.31 9
$EURUSD 1.3540 1.3662 -3.63 25 -1.51 11
Oil (CL) 106.91 102.50 5.00 22 4.91 1

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4390 4531 3975 3742
S&P 500 1950 2031 * 1755 1641
Nikkei 15650 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7110 6230 5980
DAX 10240 10450 8715 8510
Bonds (TLT) 114.60 115.70 108.25 * 102
Gold (spot) 1424 1541 1160 * 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3366 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 109.24 109.97 * 94.60 91.85

(* = 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

 

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Key reversal levels for week of June 9, 2014

Posted by Danny on June 8, 2014

Comments for this week :

* Another strong week for stocks and the Nikkei has finally joined the other markets by turning bullish on the weekly level. All major indexes remain with upside weekly MoM.

* In the daily key levels most markets are still going strong as well. The DAX and the FTSE100 are hesitating a bit near obvious resistance levels, but all markets are showing nice gains for the recent rally.

* In other world markets the Russel 2000 index and Vietnam have turned bullish. This leaves gold stocks and China as the only remaining bear markets in my list.

* As I continue to repeat: go with the flow. There is no point in standing in front of a train. The only indicator that really matters is “price”, all the rest is entertainment designed to scare you out of good positions. Bullish sentiment, VIX, and so on.., are all indicators that continue to get it wrong until they get it right eventually. Keep your eye on the ball, and that is “price”.

* Bonds (TLT) were rejected at their Top1 target at 114.60, and have fallen into declining mode on the daily key levels. If TLT gets a weekly close below 108.53 then bonds will be fully bearish.

* Gold tries to muster some strength. But it’s only another bear market rally unless gold manages to break above its key reversal levels.

* The Euro has stabilized and is close to going into rally mode on the daily level. We still see no clear direction for the Euro.

* Oil price is stable as well. A move towards $110 is in the cards if oil can crack above its Top1 target at $104.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 28 stocks are bullish this week, up from 26 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,321.40 4,012.60 0.95 74 39.89
S&P 500 1,949.44 1,820.42 4.78 79 37.64
Nikkei 15,077.24 14,336.59 -0.91 0 0.00
FTSE 100 6,858.20 6,694.59 2.87 5 0.52
DAX 9,987.19 9,272.70 3.62 10 3.80
Bonds (TLT) 111.59 108.53 5.05 19 4.60
Gold (spot) 1,252.92 1,314.44 -1.66 1 0.30
$EURUSD 1.3640 1.3789 -1.10 3 -0.36
Oil (CL) 102.66 99.44 1.25 16 2.54

(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:

6/6/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,321.40 4,179.97 5.99 11 4.48 1
S&P 500 1,949.44 1,904.08 6.89 11 3.24 1
Nikkei 15,077.24 14,613.62 8.55 11 4.62 1
FTSE 100 6,858.20 6,790.12 0.52 31 2.64 2
DAX 9,987.19 9,794.28 4.76 32 4.01 2
Bonds (TLT) 111.59 112.90 -1.79 3 -0.15 7
Gold (spot) 1,252.92 1,273.24 -5.16 8 -0.93 12
$EURUSD 1.3640 1.3694 -2.51 20 -0.78 12
Oil (CL) 102.66 101.76 0.37 17 0.74 2

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4390 4531 3975 3742
S&P 500 1950 1755 1641
Nikkei 15650 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7110 6230 5980
DAX 10240 10450 * 8715 8510
Bonds (TLT) 114.60 115.70 102 96.25
Gold (spot) 1424 1541 1185 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3366 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 104 109.24 94.60 91.85

(* = 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

 

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Key reversal levels for week of May 26, 2014

Posted by Danny on May 25, 2014

Comments for this week :

* In the weekly key reversal levels for major stock indexes we have momentum (MoM) turning up for the Nasdaq and Nikkei. This means all major markets are trying to push higher again.

* On the daily level markets have turned to bullish mode as well. It is always hard to tell how far a move will carry. Best is to go with the flow and respond when the situation changes again.

* In other world markets the Hong Kong and Russian indexes are turning bullish. This leaves only a few countries with bearish setups.

* Bonds (TLT) are hesitating since they reached their Top1 target at 114.60. Money may start flowing back into stocks and that would weigh on bond prices going forward.

* Gold is not moving at all recently. It remains mildy bullish in our key reversal system,  but it wouldn’t take much to turn it fully bearish. A big move is likely so I am watching the key levels carefully on this one.

* The Euro has gone fully bearish. Needs a weekly close above 1.3829 to get in the bullish camp again.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 25 stocks are bullish this week, up from 24 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,185.81 3,990.47 -1.25 72 35.50
S&P 500 1,900.53 1,807.91 3.23 77 34.19
Nikkei 14,462.17 14,852.38 -2.17 10 1.46
FTSE 100 6,815.80 6,653.81 2.09 3 -0.10
DAX 9,768.01 9,205.97 1.75 8 1.52
Bonds (TLT) 112.70 107.89 5.16 17 5.64
Gold (spot) 1,292.41 1,280.24 -0.60 14 -1.95
$EURUSD 1.3628 1.3829 0.31 1 -0.45
Oil (CL) 104.35 98.86 0.99 14 4.22

(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:

23/05/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,185.81 4,091.34 1.34 2 1.20 1
S&P 500 1,900.53 1,874.22 0.97 2 0.65 1
Nikkei 14,462.17 14,148.00 -1.26 1 0.35 13
FTSE 100 6,815.80 6,767.96 1.25 22 2.01 2
DAX 9,768.01 9,570.23 2.33 22 1.73 17
Bonds (TLT) 112.70 111.56 2.52 33 3.61 2
Gold (spot) 1,292.41 1,286.13 -0.41 7 -1.01 6
$EURUSD 1.3628 1.3769 -5.37 10 -0.87 27
Oil (CL) 104.35 101.19 5.11 8 2.39 1

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4390 4531 3975 3742
S&P 500 1870 1950 1755 1641
Nikkei 15650 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7110 * 6230 5980
DAX 9800 10240 8715 8510
Bonds (TLT) 114.60 115.70 102 96.25
Gold (spot) 1424 1541 1185 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3390 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 104 109.80 94.60 91.85

(* = new or updated target ) (for more details about these key targets, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/key-target-levels/ )

Good luck, Danny

 

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Key reversal levels for week of May 19, 2014

Posted by Danny on May 18, 2014

Comments on the key levels for this week :

* No changes in our weekly key reversal levels for major stock indexes.

* On the daily level we have some flip-flopping going on. Nasdaq and S&P 500 have joined the Nikkei by going into bearish mode with downward momentum (MoM). The DAX and FTSE100 remain in bullish mode, but also with downward MoM.

* In other world markets we have a stronger picture with most emerging markets in ongoing bull market.

* Bonds (TLT) continue to rally and have come within a few nickels of our Top1 target at 114.60. The Top2 target is at 115.70, so I expect some serious resistance just above the current levels. I you bought bonds when they turned bullish 16 weeks ago, I would look to take some profits off the table.

* Gold holds just above its weekly key level and has entered rally mode on the daily level, but without much conviction so far. Its next major move also depends on which way the $EURUSD goes (see below). This chart shows why a big move is in the making for gold.

* The Euro has closed below its weekly key level and is now bearish on the weekly level. This is a major change after 41 weeks of bullish status. If the new trend continues we can start eyeing the Bottom targets at 1.3390 and 1.2870, and it would probably push gold prices down as well. If the Euro recovers swiftly and gets back above 1.3844 (weekly close) then the odds reverse.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 24 stocks are bullish this week, unchanged from last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,090.59 3,985.90 -1.61 71 32.42
S&P 500 1,877.86 1,804.13 2.98 76 32.59
Nikkei 14,096.59 14,887.69 -2.27 9 -1.11
FTSE 100 6,855.80 6,632.81 1.46 2 0.49
DAX 9,629.10 9,186.92 1.23 7 0.07
Bonds (TLT) 113.54 107.48 5.09 16 6.42
Gold (spot) 1,293.25 1,280.14 -0.35 13 -1.89
$EURUSD 1.3693 1.3844 0.98 0 0.00
Oil (CL) 101.58 98.58 0.89 13 1.46

(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:

5/16/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,090.59 4,129.14 -0.50 1 0.50 7
S&P 500 1,877.86 1,885.74 1.16 1 0.36 3
Nikkei 14,096.59 14,416.26 -1.23 25 -2.35 27
FTSE 100 6,855.80 6,754.43 5.28 17 2.60 2
DAX 9,629.10 9,522.46 3.62 17 0.28 18
Bonds (TLT) 113.54 111.20 3.98 28 4.38 1
Gold (spot) 1,293.25 1,287.30 -0.09 2 -0.95 5
$EURUSD 1.3693 1.3821 -4.70 5 -0.39 11
Oil (CL) 101.58 100.39 1.45 3 -0.32 5

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4390 4531 3975 3742
S&P 500 1870 1950 1755 1641
Nikkei 15650 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7250 6230 5980
DAX 9800 10240 8715 8510
Bonds (TLT) 114.60 115.70* 102 96.25
Gold (spot) 1424 1541 1185 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3390 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 104 109.80 94.60 91.85

(* = new or updated target ) (for more details about these key targets, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/key-target-levels/ )

Good luck, Danny

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Key reversal levels for week of May 12, 2014

Posted by Danny on May 11, 2014

Comments on the key levels for this week :

* Little change in our weekly key levels for major stock indexes. For Nikkei we have MoM turning down, which indicates a continuation of bearish mode, now in its 8th week.

* On the daily level the Nasdaq and Nikkei remain in bearish mode, while the DAX is back to fully bullish. The FTSE100 is once again stagnating near its Top1 target at 6800.

* In other world markets Hong Kong is turning bearish on the weekly level.

* Gold tried to go into rally mode, but quickly dropped back and ended the week barely above its weekly key reversal level. A weekly close below $1280.53 would turn this market fully bearish again.

* The Euro also tried to break out to the upside and was pushed back immediately, ending the week just above its key reversal level. As we have been telling for weeks, the next major move of the Euro will also decide the next move in several other markets like gold. So, we keep watching.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 24 stocks are bullish this week, up from 23 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,071.87 3,983.33 -1.48 70 31.81
S&P 500 1,878.48 1,800.68 2.82 75 32.63
Nikkei 14,199.59 14,933.43 -2.21 8 -0.38
FTSE 100 6,814.60 6,604.04 0.61 1 -0.11
DAX 9,581.45 9,163.70 0.79 6 -0.42
Bonds (TLT) 111.24 107.16 4.73 15 4.27
Gold (spot) 1,288.30 1,280.53 0.01 12 -2.27
$EURUSD 1.3759 1.3693 1.52 41 3.59
Oil (CL) 99.99 98.43 1.20 12 -0.13

(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:

5/9/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,071.87 4,135.91 -1.29 33 -4.25 7
S&P 500 1,878.48 1,864.56 1.11 16 0.90 2
Nikkei 14,199.59 14,464.57 -1.83 20 -1.64 15
FTSE 100 6,814.60 6,706.09 6.23 12 1.99 18
DAX 9,581.45 9,433.41 1.59 12 -0.22 17
Bonds (TLT) 111.24 110.69 3.91 23 2.27 2
Gold (spot) 1,288.30 1,306.39 -0.25 2 -0.12 7
$EURUSD 1.3759 1.3882 1.59 0 0.00 35
Oil (CL) 99.99 101.45 -2.85 10 -0.50 8

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4390 4531 3975 3742
S&P 500 1870 1950 1755 1641
Nikkei 15650 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7250 6230 5980
DAX 9800 10240 8715 8510
Bonds (TLT) 111.80 114.60 102 96.25
Gold (spot) 1424 1541 1185 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3390 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 104 109.80 94.60 * 91.85

(* = new or updated target ) (for more details about these key targets, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/key-target-levels/ )

Good luck, Danny

 

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Key reversal levels for week of May 5, 2014

Posted by Danny on May 4, 2014

Comments on the key levels for this week :

* Major stock markets have put in a strong week. The FTSE100 has broken above its weekly key reversal level and is now bullish again. This leaves Nikkei as the only major market that is still bearish on the weekly level. Meanwhile weekly MoM is turning up for S&P 500 and DAX. The overall picture has improved significantly from a few weeks ago. But we need to see follow through in the coming weeks.

* On the daily level momentum (MoM) remains to the upside for all covered indexes, with FTSE100 standing out as the strongest market for the moment. The UK market is once again testing its Top1 target at 6800. Maybe it can break out this time and then we can set sights on the Top2 target at 7250.

* In other world markets we have Mexico turning bullish, while Vietnam is going bearish on the weekly level.

* Bonds(TLT) have found a second breath and are pushing above their Top1 target at 111.80. That means we can start looking for the Top2 target at 114.60. Our system has remained bullish on bonds for 14 weeks and is now proven right again with this push to new highs for the year.

* Gold appeared to breaking down but made a nice comeback on Friday. This has kept it above its weekly key level, and on the daily level MoM is turning up. This is promising, but gold still needs a daily close above $1307.29 to leave the recent correction behind.

* The Euro remains undecided near the 1.38 level. We may not see any significant move until the EU elections by the end of May. I will be suprised if the Euro still trades at 1.38 by the end of June.

* Oil remains weak, but as long as it stays above its weekly key level at $98.38 it is only a pause or correction in an ongoing bull market.

* Our weekly key reversal levels for the 30 Dow stocks are available here. 23 stocks are bullish this week, ubchanged from 23 last week. Above 20 is healthy, see : Keeping an eye on the Dow stocks.

***

Here are the tables.

Key reversal levels for next week:

Weekly Current Mode Key (W) MoM (W) Weeks % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,123.90 3,981.47 -1.07 69 33.50
S&P 500 1,881.14 1,797.36 2.71 74 32.82
Nikkei 14,457.51 14,984.42 -2.18 7 1.43
FTSE 100 6,822.40 6,578.32 -0.15 0 0.00
DAX 9,556.02 9,149.23 0.60 5 -0.68
Bonds (TLT) 112.71 106.82 4.74 14 5.64
Gold (spot) 1,299.24 1,280.82 0.46 11 -1.44
$EURUSD 1.3871 1.3685 1.64 40 4.43
Oil (CL) 99.76 98.38 1.73 11 -0.36

(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:

2/05/2014 Current W Mode Key (D) MoM (D) Days % Ch. Str. #
Nasdaq 4,123.90 4,158.85 -0.04 28 -3.03 8
S&P 500 1,881.14 1,862.82 2.86 11 1.04 1
Nikkei 14,457.51 14,535.23 -0.05 17 0.15 16
FTSE 100 6,822.40 6,660.31 6.04 8 2.10 1
DAX 9,556.02 9,409.27 2.08 7 -0.48 1
Bonds (TLT) 112.71 110.18 3.57 18 3.38 1
Gold (spot) 1,299.24 1,307.29 -1.29 12 -0.25 24
$EURUSD 1.3871 1.3794 1.50 17 0.12 5
Oil (CL) 99.76 101.89 -3.98 5 -0.73 7

(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):

Key Targets Top1 Top2 Bottom1 Bottom2
Nasdaq 4390 4531 3975 3742
S&P 500 1870 1950 1755 1641
Nikkei 15650 17220 13860 12940
FTSE 100 6800 7250 6230 5980
DAX 9800 10240 8715 8510
Bonds (TLT) 111.80 114.60 102 96.25
Gold (spot) 1424 1541 1185 1075
$EURUSD 1.3950 1.42 1.3390 1.2870
Crude Oil(CL) 104 109.80 91.85 86.00

(* = new or updated target ) (for more details about these key targets, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/key-target-levels/ )

Good luck, Danny

 

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