Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Stocks Rally Strong Today, Still a Little Left Before a Top; Euro Correction May be Completing
Quite a nice surge for stocks today, and the internals suggest it was a solid move as the bulls had firm control today on the advance/decline ratio and volume ratio. However total volume again remains light as today came in just under 1 billion shares. So there are few folks jumping on the 2011 rally train at this point, despite the overwhelming optimism for a great year for stocks, yet those small amount of traders in the market seem to pretty much be mostly bulls right now. So the market pushes higher. Today's strong move suggests at least a little more upside before we can start looking for a possible top. But those of you who have been around long enough know that when the market looks overextended to the upside, it can continue moving higher with that overextension for long periods of time. So patience is key here.
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Today's push higher fits well as a 3rd wave of some small degree. If correct, it means we still have a small 4th and 5th to complete before a top. So tomorrow, and probably the rest of the week, may still be in the control of the bulls. I think the 1300 level is going to act as a magnet for stocks as a psychological level to hit before giving way to sharp selling pressure. So it wouldn't surprise me if we meander into, or around, that level the rest of the week or so. But with the wave count this far developed, and the RSI diverging like it should in 5th waves, I would still not want to get caught long here. Sure, the market can extend higher and higher, but trading isn't about being right 100% of the time, it's about managing risk and entering high probability trades when good opportunities arise. And I don't see good opportunitites on the bullish side here.......too much risk right now and too late in the trade. So I'm still waiting to get short.
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The bottom line is that with the impulsive decline to break through solid support levels it appears the euro's larger trend is firmly down. I'd be shorting here and on further rallies and stop out some or all of my position on a break above 1.3433.
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