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.
If you are a trend trader then past two weeks will most likely turn out to be your most productive ones of the year. As the old adage goes: The trend is your friend until it ends. Of course you cannot help but wonder if the end is in sight, after all we’ve come a long way since early November. So let’s talk about that and add a bit more context which I believe may be of value if you’re still holding long (or are anxiously waiting for an opportunity to go short).