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Stock Market S&P 500 Index Structurally Positive, But Weak

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2011 May 22, 2011 - 02:53 PM GMT

By: Piazzi

Stock-Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI can sum up S&P’s current internals using four words:

Structurally positive, but weak!



This is a weekly chart with cyclical momentum overlaid



It’s 9 week since the low of March and we still see no sign of a turn in cyclical momentum. I have talked about structural weakness using OEW (which measures aggregate trends) and MAI (Market Alignment Index measuring aggregate structure) indicators. We can also see momentum weakness

If we zoom out



We see that, in most occasions, momentum lows (or peaks) precede price lows (or peaks). In fact, going back many years, a 9-week momentum lag is not an ordinary occurrence.

This is the chart we have been using for OEW and MAI indicators



I have said a number of times that these indicators have to uptrend and get to the top of their panels. This is not what we have been seeing. In fact, the peak of early May was accompanied with a lower peak for mid-term OEW as well weekly and daily MAIs.

It’s not a disastrous situation. All three indicators are still above zero denoting a positive tilt to aggregate trend (as measured by OEW) and aggregate structure (as measured by MAI). The weekly momentum cycle we just saw is also above zero (dropping but above zero). So the situation is not terribly negative, but it reeks of internal weakness, like a patient with a serious yet curable disease. The cure of the market’s disease at this time is money deployed on the bid side so that we start seeing uptrending OEW and MAI indicators, and, eventually, a turn in weekly momentum cycle.

Weak structure is a sign that buyers are lacking. We need buyers to hold support, strengthen the internals and then lift the index. We need them while mid-term trend is up and index is above support

By Piazzi

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I am a self taught market participant with more than 12 years of managing my own money. My main approach is to study macro level conditions affecting the markets, and then use technical analysis to either find opportunities or stay out of trouble. Staying out of trouble (a.k.a Loss) is more important to me than making profits. In addition to my self studies of the markets, I have studied Objective Elliott Wave (OEW) under tutorship of Tony Caldaro.

© 2011 Copyright Piazzi - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


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