52nd day of $QQQ short term up-trend; Market indexes extended

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I learned this idea from my stock buddy, Judy. Whenever a rising stock or index floats above its rising simple 4 week average (the weekly low is well above the average), that security often times is extended and  it reverts to the average. This weekly chart of the SPY shows times in the recent past when this index ETF has become extended according to this definition. The red dotted line is the 4 week average. We may be facing a consolidation or brief pause now as DIA and QQQ are also showing this pattern.

 

47th day of $QQQ short term up-trend; indexes go vertical; $NVDA weak

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Whenever a daily stock chart shows a stock or ETF going vertical, I usually get off. Both the SPY, QQQ and DIA have vertical patterns. I have therefore become very defensive. Take a look at this chart of QQQ.

I am also concerned that NVDA, a leader, could not go to a new high on good earnings. There are signs of high volume institutional selling in NVDA. It shows up clearly in a weekly chart. Look at the huge red volume spikes of selling at the two peaks. Failure to retake these peaks would set up a major decline in the stock–and probably the market….

 

 

 

$TQQQ again beats almost all individual stocks–ETF performance since GMI turned green on 11/10/16

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I wanted to examine how the index ETFs have performed since the GMI (my General Market Index) turned green on 11/10/2016.  The GMI components mainly measure momentum in the QQQ so its signals should probably work better for nonfinancial growth and tech stocks contained in the NASDAQ 100 index (measured by the QQQ).

 

This table shows that between 11/10 and last Friday (1/13) the QQQ rose +6.4%, the SPY +4.7% and the DIA +5.6%. Note also, by definition, the leveraged ETFs for the QQQ  rose much more, the QLD rose +13.3% and the TQQQ +20.2%. The really interesting finding in the table is that these leveraged ETF far outperformed most of the individual stocks in these indexes. For example, only 12% of the NASDAQ 100 stocks, 10% of the Dow stocks, and 13% of the S&P500 stocks rose more than 13%.  In other words, the QLD did better than 87-90% of the stocks in these indexes. The triple leveraged ETF, TQQQ, beat about 96% of the individual stocks in these three indexes!  So I again come to the conclusion that if I can pick in advance the 4% of stocks that can beat the TQQQ, then I should do so. However, for most of us mortals, one only has to ride the TQQQ during an up-trend (GMI=green) to beat the pants off of most individual stocks, and it is so much easier to monitor one index ETF than to manage a portfolio of individual stocks……..(I have been accumulating the TQQQ since the GMI flashed green.)

The GMI remains green with 5 (of 6) components positive.

 

 

12th day of $QQQ short term up-trend; $QQQ and $CDW have an RWBCount= 12

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For a long time I have thought that my adapted Guppy charts composed of 13 weekly moving averages provide an excellent method for identifying stocks in a significant up-trend. Six of the exponential averages are red (3,5,8,10,12,15) and 6 longer term averages (30,35,40,45,50,60) are blue. When all the red averages are rising above the blue averages such that there is a white space between them, this constitutes a red white and blue (RWB) up-trend. I also add a 13th average (1) as a dotted line which shows the closing price each week. When all 13 averages line up with each shorter average rising above the next one (1>3>5>8……..60) this constitutes a really strong up-trend. I have created a new indicator that counts the number of averages that are rising above each longer average. The indicator, called the RWBCount, goes from 0-12. This indicator can be applied to both ETFs and individual stocks and in the future I will often provide the RWBCount.  Below is a weekly chart of the QQQ, which has an RWBCount=12. Note that each line is above the next one. The RWBCount for DIA=12 and the SPY=12. So right now all 3 indexes are in very strong RWB up-trends.

NVDA has an RWBCount=12 and has been 11 or more for months. Note how weekly price leads all of the averages up.

There is no way to know when an RWB pattern will end. I strive to  hop on  stocks with an RWBCount=11 or12 when they bounce up off of support and ride them until the trend ends. By the way, 60% of the Dow 30 stocks have an RWBCount=12. The current Dow dogs are: PFE (5), WMT (5), KO (3) NKE (2). Here is what a “2” looks like.

And a stock not in the Dow, GILD= “0”

Get the picture–I call such stocks BWR or submarine stocks and consider them for shorting…

CDW is an example of a stock with an RWBCount=12 that bounced off of support last Friday. I took a position and placed my stop right below Friday’s low. If for any reason CDW declines on Monday so that I am sold out, I will take my small loss–no emotion. (A stock does not have to rise just because I think it should!) On the other hand, if CDW holds Friday’s low, I will ride it as long as its RWBCount remains high (11 or 12). My goal will be to ride the strong up-trend until it ends and not to try to hop off the first time it shows signs of weakness. Why sell a stock in a strong up-trend? If CDW should rise a few percent, I will move my stop up to break-even. Small losses and large gains–that is the way to succeed in this game. The daily chart of CDW is below. Note the recent green line break-out (GLB) to an all-time high and Friday’s bounce up off of the 30 day average (red line) and its lower 15.2 daily Bollinger Band. Earnings are set for release on 2/14/2017.

Here is the RWB chart for CDW. In the near future I will publish a scan for finding stocks with IRBCount of 11 or 12 that are bouncing off of support. You can sign up for access to my free TC2000 scans at wishingwealthblog.com/club.

The GMI remains at 5 (of 6).

 

 

 

Performance of ETFs since GMI turned green on 11/10; $QQQ on verge of GLB

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As this daily chart of QQQ shows, at the close on 11/10 the GMI turned from Red to Green. The table below shows how stocks and ETFs have done since the close on 11/10 through the close on 12/16.

 

If one had bought the following index ETFs at the close on 11/10 one would be up these percentages:

 

The SPY (+3.7%) and DIA (+5.4%) outperformed the QQQ (+3.3%) presumably because the underlying index (NASDAQ 100) contains no financial stocks, which have led the current rally. However, the triple leveraged ETF, TQQQ, as usual, beat all of the regular indexes during this rally, up +10.4%. We again find that that only a few, 10%, of the individual stocks in the QQQ beat TQQQ. In other words, the TQQQ outperformed 90% of the component stocks represented by the QQQ and  83% of those in the DIA and SPY. Yet again, we see how easier it may be to just ride the TQQQ in an up-trend rather than trying to pick in advance the minority of stocks that will beat it. Of course, what goes up 3x as fast also declines 3x as fast…………

The GMI remains at 6 (of 6). Note in the daily chart of the QQQ above, that QQQ is bumping up against its green line, the all-time peak reached in March, 2000. When (not if) it closes above 120.50, it will be a green line break-out (GLB), and only positive for me as long as it stays above the green line.