A good day for the home team as the SPX advanced 20.05 points yesterday to close at 2066.66. TOT daily traders came into the session 200% long and took profits on the close.
Since initiation of the Turov on Timing service on September 30, 1993, our daily trader recommendations have gained 16683.31 cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of 1607.73 points in the index itself over the same period. That’s a ratio of 10.38 to one. (Please note that any day in which the daily model fails to outperform the SPX by at least a ratio of +10.38 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 May 4, 2016.) The Intermediate Term Model has been bearish since the close on May 2 (SPX 2081.43, and it remains so.
The daily model for today is bearish, although the SPX is unlikely to take the brunt of any weakness, that “honor” most likely going to the Nasdaq (in the absence of significant news). TOT daily traders are advised to go 200% short at SPX 2066 stop. If the SPX advances to 2070 before reaching 2066, raise the entry sell stop to SPX 2068. And for each additional 2 point advance, raise the entry sell stop by an equivalent 2 points. Once short, use a 1% protective buy stop on the position.
As we approach the close, if the SPX is in the unexpected range of up 2 to up 10 points cover the short. Otherwise, carry the short position overnight and into tomorrow.
Thanks for the opportunity to be of service and I’ll email you again in 24 hours – or sooner if circumstances warrant.
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