Live: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

4/17 – 3:15 p.m. New York time

As the closing bell approaches there has no been no change in this morning’s analysis of SPY. I shall end the day without any trades, neither in nor out.

4/17 – 11:45 a.m. New York time

The underlying symbol of my bear positions, SPY, continues to rise as anticipated in my Elliott wave analysis on Monday.

My positions, whose analyses are here and here, expire in 29 days, and practically speaking I would want to roll out in 22 days. The present rise, using the Fisher transform as a marker, has been going on for 13 days. The level i’m looking at on the chart has movements that last a couple of weeks, on average.

Moreover, volume has been declining as the price rises, a suggestion of flagging interest. Contrarily, the Advance/Decline ratio has shown rising breadth — more risers as a percentage of all stocks — suggesting that the rise is a broad movement within the markets.

At this point I’m inclined to wait a bit and see what happens.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, April 17, 2018


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