Fresh Buying Entry for IBM As NASDAQ Flips On Overdrive

A week ago, I wrote “Simple Reasons to Like IBM Despite the Headwinds.” As I feared/suspected at the time, sellers stepped in at an important resistance level. In four quick days, International Business Machines (IBM) dropped like a rock and retested presumed support from the announced expansion of the buyback. I thought I would have … Read more

T2108 Update (September 30, 2013) – 50DMA Retests Successfully On Shutdown Eve

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are … Read more

T2108 Update (November 15, 2012) – Another Oversold Day, VIX Remains Subdued

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are highly likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades … Read more

T2108 Update (November 2, 2012) – Churn and Burn

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are highly likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades … Read more

T2108 Update (October 27, 2012) – Clinging to Support

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are highly likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades … Read more

Chart Review: Intel and Cisco Pullback From Critical Resistance

The NASDAQ has churned mightily in an uptrend that is slowly but surely grinding upward from the June lows. Support at the 200DMA held in June and now the technology-laden index is working on holding support at the 50DMA. Embedded in this churning action are lots of chills and thrills. Two big cap tech stocks … Read more

T2108 Update – July 26, 2011

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page.) T2108 Status: 58%. VIX Status: 20.2 General (Short-term) Trading Call: Hold. Commentary T2108 dropped slightly to 58%. The S&P 500 also dropped slightly with a 0.4% loss. Most interesting is the … Read more

Advantage Finally Goes to the Sellers in the Stock Market

The primary upward trend in the S&P 500 finally ended, and the advantage in trading finally goes to the sellers for the first time since August, 2010. For me, technically, the upward trend ended with the flattening of the 20DMA. I noted this important change yesterday. The confirmation of the end came today with the … Read more

Looking for Firm Support for the Current Rally

Trader Mike asked on Tuesday whether the stock market is free at last of its trading range. He questioned whether the steep ascent can last in the midst of over-bought technical conditions. The financials are not confirming the advance (and likely weighing on the S&P 500 as it has underperformed relative to the NASDAQ). This … Read more

Intel Advantage Over Microsoft in A Pairs Trade

Ever since my friend “Mr. Bull” gave me a ribbing over writing a bearish piece on Intel (INTC) the day before a strong one-day rally, we have used Intel as a metaphor for whether the bulls or the bears are in control of the market. For the five weeks since then, INTC has gone nearly … Read more