Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Markets Voted and it's No Confidence In Obama

It would appear that President Obama’s speech last night was not well received looking at the financial markets this morning.

Readers of this report know that we rely on our Trade Triangle technology for trends, and not what a government official has to say and this includes the president of the United States. I learned over the years that the markets generally tell you what they’re going to do. Price action alone is the greatest truth you can see in the marketplace. Price action is what determines trends, price action is what determines traders actions.

Many newbie traders think there must be some mystical power that drives the markets. The truth is, the market is driven by people who believe prices are you going to go higher or go lower. It is that simple, however, most investors tend to over think the market.

Now I understand that there are folks out there that would disagree with that statement and say that the fundamentals, i.e. supply and demand, earnings etc. etc. is what drives the markets. Yes, there is a certain truth to that, but the other part of the equation is the psychology of the market. Market sentiment or psyche can really play havoc on the fundamentals and that is why price action alone is the best market analyst in the world.

As we go into this weekend with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 looming over everyone’s head It’s important to look at how the markets are closing for the week.

We consider how a market closes for the week to be very important. Did the market make or lose ground for the week? Which way is the monthly Trade Triangles? Did the market close in the direction of the major trend? All of these thoughts are reflected for the most part in the weekly closing price of any market. That’s why we concentrate and bring to you our weekend updates, which allows you to see the big picture and not the minutia of every tick.

Let's look at the SP 500 price action........

As we have illustrated before the pattern in this market is not a positive one. It would appear as of this writing that the S&P 500 index is going to close lower for the week if it closes at current levels. Last week we closed at 1173.97 and currently were trading at 1162.18. The Trade Triangles longer-term are in a negative mode and we have to believe that this market is going to resume its downward trend before to long. Long-term traders should continue to maintain short positions or be out of the market completely, and in a cash position. Intermediate term traders should be on the sidelines waiting for either a buy, or sell signal based on our Trade Triangle technology.

Monthly Trade Triangles for Long Term Trends = Negative
Weekly Trade Triangles for Intermediate Term Trends = Positive
Daily Trade Triangles for Short Term Trends = Positive
Combined Strength of Trend Score = + 60

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