For the week ended December 9, there were 36 charts with second or third buy signals as the week ended, and 52 with second or third sells. Interestingly, 7 of the sells were fixed income ETFs. I take that as a sign that the bond rally is probably finished. Which in the world of tight liquidity isn’t such great news for stocks either.
The residual momentum of the 174 to 18 win for the buy side 4 weeks ago was finally exhausted last week. There was a modest bulge in sell signals on Monday that was the extinguisher. That subsided later in the week, but it set a tone. 12/2/22 Often the results of such surges don’t begin to show up until the second week after the bulge in signals. Without any in-depth statistical analysis, my sense is that a signal surge like this has a shelf life of 3-4 weeks. Consequently, I think that time is up on this rally. Non-subscribers click here for access.
In my visual review of the screen output this week I leaned toward giving the benefit of the doubt to the sell side but I did find one interesting buy which I added to the list, as shown on the table below.
At the same time, I found 4 that I liked on the sell side, and added those as shorts. This week I elected to go with post entry protective stops for the new picks. Non-subscribers click here for access.
All previously open picks and those closed out last week are shown on the table below (subscriber version). After adding the new picks, there will be 4 buys and 12 shorts. Non-subscribers click here for access.
For the week, performance was positive, with an average gain of 3.7% on an average holding period of 13 calendar days. This was an improvement on last week’s +2.5% on a 2 week average holding period. Non-subscribers click here for access.
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