The SPX declined 2.01 points Friday to close at 2161.74. TOT daily traders went 200% long on the SPX 2165.13 opening and took a small loss selling the position on the close.
Since initiation of the Turov on Timing service on September 30, 1993, our daily trader recommendations have gained 16745.15 cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of 1702.81 points in the index itself over the same period. That’s a ratio of 9.83 to one. (Please note that any day in which the daily model fails to outperform the SPX by at least a ratio of +9.83 to one, since that’s the ratio of outperformance already achieved, that ratio will decline.)
(The commentary in this paragraph last updated April 15, 2016) The super long term perspective (a prediction, not a forecast!) for the stock market remains bearish (as it has been since January 2000 after having been bullish for over 25 years, from December 1974 until then). I believe that, adjusted for REAL inflation (not the funny numbers the Social Security Administration uses) the stock market will be lower in real dollars in 2020 than it was in 2000. I also expect that our new 2016-elected President will have some very serious problems during his/her single term in office.
(The commentary in this paragraph last updated Friday.) The Intermediate Term Model is bearish. While our most recent bearish call was clearly premature, and I do not expect a complete reversal of the market’s gain since this signal was generated, I do expect a partial reversal of the advance, leading to a buy signal from a lower price than the current price. Last week, 92% of the entire week’s gain took place on overnight gaps. Only 8% happened during the day. That indicates either that most of last week’s thrust came from overseas buying (indicating a lack of confidence in Asian and/or European markets) or because of overnight news (and news is rarely discounted twice). Either way, it seems like a swan song rally.
Nevertheless, the daily model is bullish today. TOT daily traders are advised to go 200% long at SPX 2162 stop. If the SPX declines to 2158 before advancing toe 2162, lower the entry buy stop to SPX 2160, and for each additional 2 point decline, lower the entry buy stop by an equivalent 2 points. Once long, use a 1% protective sell stop on the position.
Thanks for the opportunity to be of service and I’ll email you again later during today’s session.
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