Stock Market Extremes: Summer vs Post-Summer Trading

This blog takes a particular interest in studying and learning from stock market extremes. This year, 2020, is full of stock market extremes with the summer and the first day of post-summer trading delivering their own extremes. Summer vs Post-Summer Performances and Stock Market Extremes Measuring summer as the first trading day of June to … Read more

This May Is Not Likely To Hurt – But Just In Case, Here Are Some Hedging Ideas

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on May 6, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) 1965 to 1967 1969 to 1971 1981 to 1984 1998 to 2000 2010 to 2012 Since 1950, these are the ONLY years where the S&P 500 (SPY) finished the month of … Read more

May 2013 Was Fine As Expected; Now Brace for Summer Volatility

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on June 3, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) Average, median, frequency, and context. These are all measures to take into consideration when assessing the odds of an event and its potential impact. It is something almost always lost in … Read more

T2108 Update (May 3, 2013): Overbought – Month of May versus T2108 Technicals

(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 – April 9, 2012 (Breakout Wipeout – Bulls Lose More Momentum Even As History Remains On Their Side)

(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. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are posted on twitter using the #120trade hashtag) T2108 Status: 32% VIX Status: 18.8% … Read more

T2108 Update – April 3, 2012 (Traders Eye May for An Excuse to Sell)

(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. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are posted on twitter using the #120trade hashtag) T2108 Status: 55% VIX Status: 15.7% … Read more

Summer’s Positive Gains Can Come With High Risks

(This is an excerpt from an article I published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip} Now that May, 2011 has closed down 1.4%, it seems like a good time to take yet another perspective on May’s legendary selling. This time I wondered whether May’s performance says anything about trading for … Read more