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Thoughts on a Sunday Afternoon, May 2, 2021

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Stocks Keep On

(This is an excerpt from the past weekend premium member report published last Friday morning the 1st)

S&P 500 (CME)

The S&P Index is attempting to penetrate the neckline of a 22-month continuation inverted H&S pattern. Note that a 15-week ascending triangle has been completed on the daily chart of the Dec contract. Perhaps this triangle will serve as the launching pad to complete the larger H&S configuration. Factor is long. Read More

Equities Show Promise

(This is an excerpt from the past weekend premium member report published last Friday morning the 6th)


Global Equity Markets

The S&P cumulative A/D line has posted a new high. The major indexes (DJIA, S&P 500 and NASDAQ) should be next to post ATHs.




S&P 500 (CME)

I bought the completion of a rectangle on Thursday – and did so with hesitation knowing how frustrated I have been buying strength (over and over and over again) during 2019. The possible inverted H&S pattern has an up-slanted neckline.





China A50 (SGX)

The monthly chart exhibits a possible 4-year ascending triangle. The daily chart is attempting to complete a continuation symmetrical triangle. Factor is long – note the small 2-week pennant on the daily graph (boxed). I have an interest in pyramiding this trade. A close above 13995 is needed to confirm the daily chart triangle.




DAX (Eurex)

The advance on Aug 30 completed a small, but well-defined, inverted H&S bottom. Factor is long. The Sep 3 low is my pivot for protection. I will look to jam stops if the market approaches the 12462 target.





I view the weekly chart as a 17-month inverted H&S with a premature breakout in Jul.




Two weekly charts are shown to display the massive 17-month inverted continuation H&S pattern. The total- return chart is on the right. The prices on this chart include previous dividend payments. The chart on the left is ex-dividend (prices have been reduced by previous dividends). Factor is flat. I will buy a breakout.






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World Stock Markets

World Stock Markets – Perma-bears Beware

The dominant trend in major World Stock Markets indexes is UP…UP…UP.  The burden of proof is on the perma-bears. The daily chart of Dow futures completed a 4- week pennant on Tuesday. This type of concise pattern provides swing-trade possibilities.   Read More

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