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Confirmed Stock Market Sell Signals

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2016 Oct 11, 2016 - 05:43 PM GMT

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

Stock-Markets

SPX has crossed beneath the bottom trendline of the Triangle formation. This confirms the trend change in SPX.

ZeroHedge points out that the Risk Parity trade is deleveraging this morning, causing the breakdown. This practice is akin to the “portfolio insurance” used up to the crash of 1987, but with leverage, since yields are so low.

This may be a fast-developing situation, as each level of breakdown instigates more selling. There is a vicious feedback loop that may be unstoppable until selling is exhausted. That may take SPX beneath the February 12 low at 1810.10.


The next level of possible support may be the Head & Shoulders neckline at 2135.00.

As pointed out this morning, TNX is in the target zone for its high and may be reversing as I write. It has crossed beneath its Cycle Top support/resistance at 17.63 and is in the position for an aggressive sell signal.

Another game changer for the markets is the 3-month Libor rate, which is at its highest point since 2009.

Bloomberg writes, “If the London Interbank Borrowing Rate was a musical artist, or an actor, or a sports team, we'd be calling 2016 its comeback year.

Not since the financial crisis of 2008 has Libor, to which almost $7 trillion of debt including mortgages, student loans and corporate borrowings, is pegged — experienced such a surge. The three-month U.S. dollar Libor rate has jumped from 0.61 percent at the start of the year to 0.87 percent currently — a 42 percent rise — ahead of money market reform that's due to come into effect on Oct. 14.”

So we may be seeing a lot of chaos in the money markets and a loss of liquidity in the prime money funds area. It may also influence LIBOR rates going forward. I have not done a Cycles analysis of LIBOR, but it appears that, for the short run, LIBOR may be due for a respite, since a possible Master Cycle low may be due over the next two weeks. But the pullback may be shallow and a resumption of the uptrend may cause greater concerns as the yields resume their advance.

VIX has broken out and is also on a confirmed buy signal. The higher lows and breakouts help to make this happen.

The NYSE Hi-Lo Index is also on a confirmed sell, provided it closes beneath its mid-Cycle resistance today. I would feel more comfortable when it also drops below -16.00 (intraday or closing) as a final confirmation.

Regards,

Tony

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