This is Turov on Timing for Friday, January 20, 2012.
The SPX advanced 6.46 points yesterday to close at 1314.50. TOT daily traders were on the sidelines for the session
Since initiation of the Turov on Timing service on September 30, 1993, our daily trader recommendations have gained 13039.80 cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of 855.57 points in the index itself over the same period. That’s a ratio of 15.24 to one.
The super long term perspective for the stock market remains bearish (as it has been since January 2000 after having been bullish from December 1974 until then). When the current cyclical bull market ends (and at present, it is quite possible that it has already ended, the major doubt factors being the upcoming presidential election, the European debt crisis, and the Congressional budget battles), expect another nasty crash to perhaps finally bring an end to the long term bear market that began in 2000.
The Intermediate Term Model remains bearish.
The daily model is bearish today. Despite the fact that options expiration Fridays tend to be quiet days, today could see some significant downside pressure, especially in the SPX and Dow. (After morning weakness because of the Google earnings, the NASDAQ could firm up a bit.)
TOT daily traders are advised to go 400% short at SPX 1314 (i.e.; at the first sign of weakness). As I write this, futures are close to fair value, so we might see a flat opening. If the SPX advances to 1318 before declining to 1314, raise your entry sell stop to SPX 1316. And for each additional 2 point advance, raise your entry sell stop by an equivalent 2 points. Once short, use a 1% protective buy stop on the position.
Thanks for the opportunity to be of service, and I will update sometime during the trading session.
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