A Market Timing Report based on the 7-11-2014 Close, published Saturday July 12, 2014
The SP500 Index pulled back below the prior breakout above 1968.17, but it has held above the daily trend line shown the chart below. A higher low has been created. The question is whether the pullback is complete. You can also see that the pullbacks to the yellow up trend line each brought the same degree of retreat in the RSI index (Relative Strength Index). This indicates that the pullback may have been “sufficient.” But maybe not as we must look to see if this rally is a broad one that also extends to the small caps.
Here’s the SP500 Index Chart (click to enlarge):
If you look at the small caps, the picture is not as strong, and it appears that there could be another big leg down. See how the RSI index has not completed it’s move to the prior lows?
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Gold (GLD) has been making new highs as stocks have pulled back. This is a positive sign. The RSI appears to have topped out, but note that the Money Flow Index (yellow line in bottom part of the chart) has not and is making a new high. This could allow gold to keep moving higher.
The Gold ETF Chart (GLD; click to enlarge the chart):
Remember that gold often does NOT hold up if the stock market sells off hard. Investors start raising cash wherever they can find it. I don’t expect that sort of stock market sell off at this point.
The 10 Year Treasury Interest rate (TNX, tracked by TLT if Bullish; TBT if Bearish) has been falling this week within the channel it’s been in , despite the strengthening belief that the Fed will raise rates in 2015. Even in the face of QE, the Fed continues to have the benefit of low rates, which is helpful to gold. The weak US Dollar is a great help to gold as well.
Here’s the chart (click to enlarge):
CONCLUSION: Stocks could fall further, especially the small caps. Gold probably has another leg up to go (subscribe to the newsletter via the above link to find out what % we have in our gold trade now).
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