Live: Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

9:40 a.m. New York time

SPY has for a third day begun trading in a very narrow range. A traditional chartist would look at SPY, nod sagely, and mutter, “Topping behavior.”

The position expires Aug. 17. I’m going to give it a bit more time in the hope that the topping will turn into a price collapse and return my position to profitability.

The SPY chart covers one month with daily bars. The subchart is the Fisher Transform Trend, which produces a binary true (high) or false signal on Fisher crosses.


By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 9, 2018

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