The Elves Are Wearing Black...

Mike Turner |

As everyone knows, the Elves are died-in-the-wool Oklahoma State fans, even though their favorite color is blue. This week, they are all wearing black as OSU lost their first game of the season to an impressive Iowa State team. I told them that they did not have time for football and to get their head in the game. They looked quizzically at me when I said that, but it is often difficult to know when an Elf is not looking quizzically...

In spite of the Elf sighing, moaning and droid-type chanting, I was able to get this week's investor sentiment and oversold/overbought oscillator analysis from them: "The Bull-to-Bear ratio is 2-to-1 in favor of the Bears. The red line (Short Sell) has bottomed and trending higher toward the oversold area, but it is a long way from being oversold. The S&P 500 (green shaded area) is now trending lower. Although this could be an indication of a broader move lower in the market, it is not recommended to assume short positions have less risk on the table. If the black line gets close to crossing the red line, consider this a warning about a possible significant sell-off into a sharp bearish correction."

On a serious note: We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the two OSU basketball coaches who lost their lives in a plane crash last week.

My Weekly Re-Balance Perspective...

Each week, I go through an exercise where I consider whether or if I should rebalance my portfolios. Below is my investment bias for the upcoming week:

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  • There is no small amount of bull-biased inversions this week in the broader market indexes. This means the forecasts are bullish but the market is trending in a bearish direction. This puts a lot of risk on any bullish play and is way too risky to short.
  • Gold looks to rally toward the end of the week, but only for a few days. Support looks to be at the $1645 level, but the time-cycle forecasts are telling me that gold will fall through that resistance. I am looking to short gold as soon as a bear-trending SuperCycle surfaces. There is not one this week, so I will wait.
  • I do like some of the Financials for a short-term bullish trade.
  • The preponderance of the forecasts are bearish this week but only due to market trends and not due to time-cycle projections. Also, there are a smaller-than-normal number of SuperCycles in play this week; either Bullish or Bearish. As such, I plan to stay mostly in cash for the week.

The 12-Month Time-Cycle Forecast...

At the end of this year I will post a 12-month forecast of the market. I do this once or twice a year just to provide food-for-thought. I ran the forecasts for the next couple of years today, just to see how things were shaping up. I am not going to show you the forecast... not until late December, but I will tell you this... There is a very strong suggestion that the DJIA could easily move up above the 14,000 level, but the volatility could be far worse than we have seen this year, with more than 1,000 point moves over multiple two-month periods. Timing when to get into these swings and more importantly, when to get out, will be critical to growing and protecting assets.

During my weekly Market Commentary this week, I will take you through several charts that are showing a very solid move to the upside over the next 90 days, albeit with an elevated level of risk. This coming week could be very interesting from a trading perspective.

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