GMI back to 6 (of 6); GLB last week and at least 2X low past year $MEDP $NSP and 2 weeks ago $ZEN

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The major indexes I follow have closed back above their 30 week moving averages. The question remains whether they can move above their all-time highs. I prefer to see the 30 week average (red line)  turn up. In the past, getting back into the market after the 30 week average has turned up has enabled me to catch the ensuing up-trend.

Three recent GLB stocks. ZEN broke out 2 weeks ago.

 

Green dot signal: $LULU

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My readers know that one set-up I like is to buy a stock having a green dot signal. That signal involves an oversold fast stochastic crossing above a slow stochastic. Users of TC2000 can go to my club and view a video showing how to add green dots to their charts. LULU had a green dot on Friday, as shown on the daily chart below. Note the arrow below the price chart indicating the stochastic cross. A green dot signal indicates that a stock is bouncing from an oversold level. This signal is not often useful for a declining stock (see many recent failed bounces below). Before I act on a green dot signal I look at the weekly chart to see the trend and the stock’s position regarding its last green-line top. LULU is below its last green line peak (green line is drawn only after the ATH peak is not surpassed for at least 3 months). But the weekly chart shows a possible bullish cup with handle pattern. If I were to buy LULU I would place my stop loss below the low of the day of the bounce (143.06, also the weekly low here) at 142.99. I also like the fact that LULU has recently bounced up off of  its lower 15.2 daily Bollinger Band. IBD strategists would likely wait for LULU to trade above its pivot (top of the handle, around 153) on above average volume, to go long.

Many green line break-outs (GLB) have been failing recently so this set-up may not work in such a technically hazardous market with few stocks hitting new highs. In a rising market with many successful break-outs to ATHs (all-time highs), I have found the green dot signal to work best for me. I prefer to buy bounces from support rather than the actual break-out because I can set my stop loss at a technically meaningful place where the possible loss is also minimal. It is much harder for me to know where to set a stop after a break-out so that it is both technically meaningful and minimizes the potential loss. My esteemed stock buddy and stock picker @TMLtrader tweeted about LULU on Friday. I urge my twitter followers (@Wishingwealth) to follow him.

 

The GMI remains Green but the indexes are caught between their rising 4 week and falling 30 week averages. Something might give this week.

 

 

 

 

 

$QQQ is still in Weinstein Stage IV decline; $T2108 extremely high

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This weekly chart of the QQQ shows clearly that this index (as well as the DIA and SPY) is still below its declining 30 week average (red line). This is a Stage IV decline. The index has made a nice rebound from the December lows. If the index can close back above the 30 week average and if the red line turns up, it will be time for me to be 100% back in the market. Until then, I take small positions in a few strong stocks and set close stop losses. One note of caution. T2108 is at 84% an extremely overbought level it rarely reaches  or remains at.

The GMI, at 5 (of 6) is now on a Green signal.

GLB stock $KL rising with gold; the GMI could turn Green with a few more new highs

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One of the few GLB stocks which I wrote about in December , KL, is successful and continues to climb.

The GMI remains at 3 (of 6) and on a Red signal. 72 new highs on Friday is the most since 107 was reached on December 5th. If we can get back to 100 new highs,  the GMI could turn Green. Note that the IBD Mutual Fund Index (0MUTI) is now back above its 50 day average.

 

GMI still Red; 3 GLB stocks $CHGG $OKTA $ $POST and maybe $CRON today.

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Three growth stocks have broken through their green line bases to an all time high (GLB) last week. CRON may do so Monday. Here is one example (weekly charts). I always sell any GLB stock that closes back below the green line.

CRON (a marijuana related company) is close to a new all-time high :-).

 

While some stocks are breaking out, the GMI remains Red. If I buy anything in this situation  I put in close sell stops. The GMI signal turns Green only after a new up-trend is established.