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Stock Market: Up a Lazy River, but be Alert

Now that the Inauguration is over, the Markets are back in business and still climbing a wall of fear, but except for the obvious Overbought situation, there are still no signs of a Break to the downside.  Blue Skies up above, but watch out for the Dark Clouds to roll in:

Blue PIcture

I am writing this Blog Note on Tuesday Morning at over half way through the session, and the Markets are all positive as I write:

Blue Indexes

We are still on Target to hit 900 on the RUT as I suggested a few days ago and we are within 3 points of that target as I write:

Blue RUT

The VIX is alarmingly “Quiet”!  This could be the start of something big with a long run to come or just waiting for some bad news to shoot it back up above 20ish…we will just have to wait and see, but for now this too provides us a nice cushion in which to act should we have to run for the hills, or turn to shorting the market:

Blue VIX

…And here is the snapshot of the Bucket Brigade which also shows we can go either way, and have a cushion for the downside:

Blue Pat 2

As we would expect, the A+B vs D+E snapshot shows we are getting to the point of exhaustion to the upside, and we have been on Alert for some time now, but now things are curling over:

Blue acc

Watch for the big guns to sell into this rally at some point in time, and the best alarm is at least a 2% down day in the Market Indexes coupled with 5 Buckets down, and then succeeding Kahuna alerts to the downside as I previously showed you in the picture for #7 & #8 successive 5 Bucket up days at the start of the New Year.

Good Hunting,

Ian.

3 Responses to “Stock Market: Up a Lazy River, but be Alert”

  1. Paul R Says:

    So Ian is 899.24 close enough for govt work?

  2. Theresa Hui Says:

    Hi Ian,

    I kept my New Year’s resolution & posted my “thank you” note!

    With the postive (so far) reaction to GOOD earnings, is it safe to assume the NDZ is finally going to catch up & that the wind may still be at our back?

    Thanks again for all your blogs which I am sure is very much appreciated by all!

    Regars,
    Theresa

  3. kerry Says:

    Ian,
    like most, i love greed and the stock market today but its to good, as are you…thanks….kerry

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