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August 8, 2012

Fractal Alert!

Gold is keeping us in suspense as it continues its own 100-day SMA sprint – recently added as an Olympic discipline. I still maintain that we’ll may need the help of Usain Bolt here to keep up with this thing once it picks a direction. Always remember the old adage ‘the bus moves fastest once everyone got off’.

Right before the NYSE opened this morning I sent out an email to my subs advising them to keep an eye on this thing. We did get a quick dip below the Maginot line but it has since recovered. Unfortunately I think it’ll keep playing with us until the big day – which may be tomorrow or in a week or two from now. My general [...]

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February 19, 2012

Maginot Line

As I’m watching the spoos here on Sunday night I am seeing an nice setup which I would like to pass on to you guys before I move on to the more long term stuff:

It’s a long weekend and so this may have changed considerably by the time you catch up with this post, but as long as we remain where we are the spoos may be worth a short trade. Has the Mole completely lost his mind? Indubitably, but that’s a different matter altogether – so let me explain the setup:

I mentioned the SPX equivalent of 1370.25 on the prior chart, which of course accounts for fair value – in other words the SPX usually trades at a premium (PREM) in [...]

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August 18, 2011

Take A Deep Breadth

I had to write myself a little fix for my NYSE breadth chart as at least the D/A panel promised to remain pretty much unusable after last Friday’s signal spike. Let me show you what I’m talking about:

There you have it – a major outlier which completely flattens everything preceding it. As 50+ signals are obviously a rare exception I resorted to truncating any spikes after 22 and painting the real value above, as such:

So much better, isn’t it? Now we have a functioning breadth chart again – I think that’s a rather simple but elegant solution. Anyway, the real reason for this after market post is the A/D panel which [...]

 
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February 25, 2011

Attack Of The GTC Monster

Deep inside the murky bowels of the NYSE lurks a terrible monster bred for boundless greed and the accumulation of ill gotten gains. Due to its immense size and an over bloated ego it is suffering of an insatiable appetite that can only be satisfied by devouring the souls of hapless retail traders.

It is called the Fractal Monster – and when it threatens to strike you better get out of its way… [amprotect=nonmember] Charts and commentary below for anyone donning a secret decoder ring. If you are interested in becoming a Gold member then don’t waste time and sign up here. And if you are a Zero subscriber it includes access to all Gold posts, so you [...]

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