Friday is usually my least favorite day to take on new setups, for obvious reasons, but beggars can’t be choosers and I’m glad that things are finally starting to come into sync across the board. Plenty of juicy setups today and I’m confident even Hoss won’t go hungry tonight!
Our Zero participation indicator switched from divergent to mostly negative yesterday as equities seem ready to finally paint a downside correction. Or are they? Equity futures over the past two sessions have been trading increasingly volatile with large signal spikes (in green on the second panel below) occurring first during and then after retesting our current all time high.
It’s crickets on the setup front, nothing salient on my momo charts either. Which means it’s time to relax, take a step back, and review the big picture across the board. Although point & figure charts seem a bit antiquated in this day and age I have never understood the negative opinion some traders hold against them. After all PnFs simply give us an opportunity to cancel out an inherent but sometimes deceptive aspect of your vanilla candle or line charts. And that is TIME.
Like it or not, we are heading straight into the Christmas season and soon it’ll time polish our silverware. Which incidentally has lost quite a bit of its luster over the past few years and it’ll take a lot more than toothpaste and elbow grease to regain its former glory. Over the last year a valiant attempt to turn a long term down trend came to a halt near the upper 25-month Bollinger early last summer after which silver reversed over 50% of what it had gained in the first half of the year.
However I believe it’s time to start paying attention again for two reasons: First the weekly Bollingers are increasingly tightening and secondly silver is now [...]