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Here is my StockCharts.com evaluation checklist:
1. Was the last Predictor signal a Buy or a Sell?
2. Is price at Double Top or Double Bottom?
3. Is Buying or Selling pressure ending?
4. Is their a change in $NYSI from red to black or black to red?
5. Is price at or near Support or Resistance?
6. Is there a tail at the top or bottom of the previous days candlestick?
7. Do I see a Divergence?
8. Is price Ranging or Trending?
9. Is price above or below its 9-day moving average?
Knowledge is power and there is nothing better than intellectual property!! I use the above to determine whether to Buy, Sell, Hold, or do nothing each and every time I look at a Predictor Chart (C) 2008. This is what I need to know in order to manage each investment within a portfolio.
Stocks, bonds, ETF’s, and mutual funds at the top of your Watch List in a Bull Market will be the same stocks, bonds, ETF’s, and mutual funds that will magically reappear at the top of your Watch List after a market correction. It is important to know what is at the top of our XX moving average before any correction because those names will climb back to the top as markets return to equilibrium. Sectors rotate but the best names will return to their former glory.
Now, on with my blog..
Welcome! By now, you know that I am showing you the same set of charts week after week. All it takes is the push of one button for me to see what the market is doing and likely to do next. I only use Leading Indicators never Lagging indicators. The MACD, RSI, and Stochastics are examples of Lagging Indicators. No professional I know uses them.
Longer term charts such as a Weekly tend to be more accurate than short-term Daily charts. I always look to the Weekly S&P 500 chart to help me see the big picture.
The percent up or down for the week is shown in the upper right hand corner. The chart also tells me if the market is Ranging or Trending and if the market is overbought or oversold.
The next chart I want to see is the S&P 500 Daily Chart of the S&P 500 [$SPX].
Price action is the primary reason to look at a Daily chart. I’m looking for Trend, Double Tops and Double Bottoms, Divergences, Buying Pressure and Selling Pressure, and Support and Resistance. It is important for investors who Manage Their Own Money to know if price is above or below the 9 period Simple Moving Average. Above is good and below is bad. The 9 ma is primarily used when the market is trending and does add confidence to long positions. Is the market Ranging or Trending? It is Trending.
Of all Leading indicators, this NYSE High-Low Index is the most Leading indicator posted at the end of each trading day. You can clearly see $NYHILO change ahead of the McClellan Oscillator shown in the background, which is also a Leading Indicator.
This is our Early Warning System. Right now it is telling us the market is Trending.
The Summation Index also shows the markets trend. Green up and Red down.
I also consider the Summation Index a leading market breadth indicator. Note the change in trend on November 19th. Besides showing market trend, it also shows overbought and oversold conditions. At minus 600, I consider the market oversold, which tells me it is okay to get long with a Predictor Buy. We make our money when we Buy not when we Sell. Entry’s are very important. Almost every loss can be traced to a poor entry. Manage Your Own Money investors take profits at market highs so portfolios can be rebuilt and refreshed at market bottoms.
Although the S&P 500 Bullish Percent Index wiggles, I consider it vital enough to put in my book for all investors to use. This market breadth indicator tells the investor if the market is overbought (above 65) or oversold (below 35). It also shows major turning points.
On June 2nd, 44.60 was well within my Buy zone. The market looked very attractive for me to get long again on November 19th.
Rather than hear me say the same old thing week-after-week, I thought it better to show you what I look at on a Weekly and Daily basis. It is easy to set up these charts so all you have to do is push one button and there they all appear instantly for easy review.
Managing Your Own Money can be made easy. The Predictor chart marks my Entry and my Exit and is very easy to use. I devote 25 pages to this wonderful Leading indicator in my book a must have for every investor toolkit. It is hard to Manage Your Own Money without using these tools. It is almost impossible for Financial Advisors to manage your money without these tools.
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S&P 500 Predictor and Summation Buy and Sell History
Here is the history of Predictor Buys and Sells..
Daily Predictor Buy June 6, 2012 Weekly Predictor Buy June 14, 2012
Daily Predictor Buy April 24, 2012 Daily Predictor Sell on May 2, 2012
Daily Predictor Buy on November 29, 2011 Daily Predictor Sell on April 4, 2012
Daily Predictor Sell on October 31, 2011 Weekly Predictor Sell on November 1, 2011 and again on April 9, 2012 without a Buy in-between the two sells.
Weekly Predictor Buy on September 14, 2011 Daily Predictor Buy on October 4, 2011
Daily Predictor Buy on August 12, 2011 Daily Predictor Sell on September 2, 2011
Daily Predictor Sell on July 12, 2011 Weekly Predictor Sell on August 2, 2011
Daily Predictor Buy on May 27, 2011 Weekly Predictor Buy June 26, 2011.
Daily Predictor Sell on May 3, 2011 Weekly Predictor Sell on May 16, 2011.
Daily Predictor Buy on April 19, 2011 Weekly Predictor Hold on April 26, 2011.
Daily Predictor Buy on March 18, 2011. Daily Predictor Sell on April 11, 2011.
Daily Predictor Sell on February 22, 2011. Weekly Predictor Sell on March 7, 2011.
Daily Predictor and Summation Buy on September 1, 2010 Daily Predictor Sell on September 29, 2010 Weekly Predictor Sell November 16, 2010
Daily Predictor Buy on May 27, 2010 Daily Predictor Sell on July 28, 2010 Summation Buy on June 11, 2010 Weekly Predictor Buy on June 16, 2010
Daily Predictor Sell March 25, 2010 The Weekly Predictor Sell April 30, 2010
Predictor Sell on January 20, 2010 – Daily & Weekly Predictor Buy on February 12 & 15, 2010
Predictor Sell on October 1, 2009 - Predictor and Summation Buy on October 8, 2009
Summation Buy on July 9, 2009 - Summation Sell September 22, 2009
Predictor Buy on March 11, 2009 – Predictor Sell on June 1, 2009
Predictor Buy on November 24, 2008 – Position Closed by Summation Sell on January 13, 2009
Predictor Buy on July 21, 2008 – Position Closed by Summation Sell on September 9, 2008
Predictor Buy March 17, 2008 – Predictor Sell on May 20, 2008
Dan Clemons author Manage Your Own Money
Income is always IN. I don’t know any investor that is not interested in Income, do you? No retiree can say that he or she is not interested in more income. We all are.
This is where a Watch List can be used to great advantage. A Watch List tells me which ETF or Mutual Fund has the better bond portfolio. It can show me where the institutions and professionals are investing their money. Investing is all about following rivers of revenue.
I don’t invest in US Treasuries directly but do participate indirectly via money market accounts. When it comes to bonds, the only thing I care about is the direction of interest rates, which impact price more than any other single measure.
Three months is not enough time to spot changes in long-term rates. That is why I like to see Weekly charts.
Bond investors can really get hurt when interest rates rise. I care more about the trend in interest rates than anything else. There will come a time when income investors are going to have to look elsewhere for yield. My Watch Lists are populated with attractive places to to invest for yield. All along, I have been faring out investment vehicles that will not be adversely impacted by rising rates. I’ve been investing outside the bond box for quit some time.
Next, I like to see what Investment grade corporate bonds are doing. For that, I look at CORP on a Weekly chart.
A Daily chart is used to read price action that I talked about in my Daily and Weekly Predictor Blog above. Here is CORP on a Daily chart.
Here you can see the Double Top at $108. Price has pushed past Resistance is at $108.
Prices for high yield bonds follow the underlying stock price so it is important for me to get my Entry right.
I’m long JNK and BOND.
Bill Gross’ BOND made quit a stir with investors looking for Income. As luck would have it, I bought on the first day of trading getting long at $99 and some change.
I have a Bond Watch List that shows money flow. If you don’t know about money flow then you want to put Manage Your Own Money on your bookshelf.
Charts help investors make smart decisions about their money.
With warm wishes,
Dan Clemons author Manage Your Own Money descendant of American Pioneers son of Clinton Clemons, son of Charles C. Clemons, son of John M. Clemons, son of William Clemons, son of Thomas Clemmons, son of Henry Clements 1737 Virginia
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Every Investment Plan should discuss the use of leverage. Personally, I won’t use 100% leverage or 200% leverage. It doubles risk or triples risk if leveraged by 200%. The investor can make twice as much on the way up and lose twice as much on the way down. It messes with Standard Deviation too. I don’t deem it suitable for anyone’s portfolio. Before I invest, I check for the use of leverage. Notional investing also increases risk unnecessarily. Investors who use a financial advisor would be wise to have a discussion surrounding the use of leverage including the use of margin in their accounts. Leveraged investments should come with a warning label stating they can be hazardous to your financial health. The whole idea behind investing is to achieve a greater return than the S&P 500 by taking less risk than the S&P 500.
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