The GMI rose to 1 (of 6) and the more sensitive GMI-R to 4 (of 10). There were 5 new highs and 21 new lows in my universe of 4,000 stocks on Wednesday. The QQQQ will change to a short term up-trend, if it holds on Thursday. I sold my QID and bought a little QLD. I will accumulate QLD (the ultra long QQQQ ETF) if the up-trend gets going. The key is to start with a small pilot buy and to increase my position only if the trend continues. I also set close stops in case the trend weakens. In this way I have the greatest position (and risk) only after the movement is consistent with my initial purchases. I learned this strategy from the great Jesse Livermore (see Reminiscences book by Lefevre below), who made small pilot buys and then pyramided up only if the market confirmed his judgment. I never add to a losing position. I hope to get in on a trend that will last for weeks or months, not minutes or days.
The GMI-R rose to one on Wednesday. The QQQQ completed the 9th day of its short term down-trend. However, the QQQQ is just below its critical moving average. A rise from here could turn the short term trend positive. The market seems able to hold up under a flood of bad earnings. So, the selling may be done for now. This appears to be a time of considerable back and forth in the market. I remain mainly in cash.
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My dad has been slaving over this blog for a few years now and I have always felt incredibly inspired by his commitment and devotion to his field. And you’re probabaly thinking, jeez aren’t you lucky to have a dad who’s so savvy about the stock market, you’re gonna be filthy rich if you just follow his financial advice. Unfortunately for me the only advice I have ever taken from him is to follow your passion. My passion is designing web sites. Enter: the new wishing wealth blog.
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Only 2 new highs (AVAV and ASEI) and 192 new lows in my universe of 4,000 stocks on Friday. The QQQQ completed its 7th day of the current short term down-trend. The prior QQQQ up-trend lasted only 24 days and did not deliver much of a rise. GMI0123 Only 20% of the Nasdaq 100 stocks have an MACD above its signal line. The T2108 indicator is at 40%, well within a neutral zone. I see no signs of a bottom. In fact, things look pretty much in a solid down trend. I remain mainly in cash.
There were 7 new highs and 131 new lows in my universe of 4,000 stocks on Thursday. This is not the time to buy growth stocks at new highs. I remain mainly in cash.