The GMI and GMI-R have been zero since Tuesday’s close. There were 3 new highs and 424 new lows in my universe of 4,000 stocks on Wednesday. The Worden T2108 Indicator is now 21% and heading down from the reading of 89% on January 6. In the November swoon, this indicator bottomed at 1.2%. So we have a long ways to go to hit the same depths present at the November bottom. The QQQQ is now in the 2nd day of a new short term down-trend.
If you go back a few posts you will see that I wrote that TSYS looked like a break-out from a cup-with-handle formation. Well, that stock continues to surge higher and hit a nine year high ($9.93) on Wednesday. William O’Neil has said not to buy break-outs in a bear market, but this may be the one needle in a haystack that will work out. I continue to hold a few shares of TSYS…..
I am also holding puts on some stocks in my IRA. One cannot use margin in an IRA so I cannot short stocks there. But I can buy put options or inverse ETF’s. I don’t know if it is too late to short weak stocks, but I know that buying stocks that are in down-trends has not worked for me. Then again, my friend Judy does so well buying stocks that bounce off of their lows. In fact, she recently bought GLD in the 70’s and still holds some. Gold and silver (SLV) have been steadily advancing. I remain mainly in cash.