SharePlanner Reversal Indicator
To date, the market is still rearing is ugly head. There is no doubt about it though that the SPRI is hitting some serious extremes. One other indicator that I like to take a look at is the T2108 which shows the percentage of stocks trading above their 40 day moving average. At this point, 18% of stocks are doing such, which is right at the number printed back in October when the market started to finally put in a bottom.
I don't know what next week holds, honestly, and I don't even have a leaning one way or the other. I covered my short positions on Friday - all of them, and plan on taking this market one five-minute candle at a time once Monday rolls around.
For those of you who are not familiar with the SharePlanner Reversal Indicator, here's a quick tutorial...
The Indicator uses the advance/decline ratio with a stochastics overlay. The bottom half of the chart is the weekly candles of the S&P. The chart itself goes back two years. Some folks have criticized me for posting this chart in the past saying that it isn't 100% accurate - but if it was, as some think it must be, then I wouldn't be posting it - I'd save it all for myself and make an ungodly sum of money off of it. But it isn't perfect and there is always a level of error that you can expect from it. But overall, it is fairly accurate, and when the indicator hits certain extremes on the stochastics, it is often a good time to start hedging positions that are going against the direction of the indicators, or start loading up on short or long positions in-line with the direction that the indicator itself is pointing to.
Remember to pay the closest attention to where the %K & %D lines cross (i.e the red and green lines). This is typically where we begin to see changes in the behavior of the market - not always but quite often enough, to warrant our attention. What this tool is best for, in terms of what I use it for, is market timing and position building. When there is a crossover that goes against the positions in my portfolio, I, often times, look to take profits in those positions or at least hedge against them
Here is the SharePlanner Reversal Indicator.