market is in rally

A follow through day is a gain in major indexes for 1.25 % or more in high volume. The market did just that today.Â

IBD says this

The midterm election results and a 2.6% gain for the Nasdaq composite delivered a nice present for stock market bulls Wednesday. The Nasdaq 100 did even better, up 3.1%, helped by strong moves from FANG stocksAmazon.com(AMZN), up nearly 7%, and Netflix(NFLX), up 5%.

The Nasdaq composite followed through on the seventh day of its rally attempt as several top-rated growth stocks made explosive moves in the stock market today. The S&P 500 also followed through with conviction, and the Dow Jones industrial average surged also, both with gains of 2.1%.

lets look at if other stocks in S&P 500 are participating in the action yesterday .

Look at the chart below – 13 % increase in the number of S&P 500 stocks above their 50 days SMA!!

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i have gotten into the market from all cash position yesterday.

Red flag Research shows that a distribution day in any of the first three sessions after a follow-through day can foretell a failed rally. A distribution day that comes later is easier for a rally to overcome. THE RISK DROPS OFF SHARPLY from the 6th day or so

Red flag 2 : top rated stocks action :: in early stages of new uptrend strong action of leading stocks is CRUCIAL. Top rated stocks should be breaking out of bases in big volume.

A confirmed uptrend can weather an occasional sell-off every week or two and still show the fight to keep rising.

THERE WERE 7 distribution days many times in 2017 yet it rose 37% !!

I have gotten in the market yesterday. Good deepavali gift!!

happy trading

 

Lessons learnt in market crash – Part 2

Hello travel traders

Good morning from Hyderabad India. Nov 6th is a big day for the USA. it is sunny at about 10:00 am here.

Part 1 can be found here

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FFTY is the growth stocks ETF. It is passively managed fund and tracks the IBD 50 – The best growth stocks in the market. the holdings are updated weekly

you see, Growth stocks break down about 2 – 2 1/2 times that of market. as the market is falling they hold up well for 3-4 days and are resilient. But they start collapsing the faster as the bear market sets in. Why? because market drops 4 times faster then it goes up – because markets climb the wall of worry and fall of the cliff.

Look at the bearish engulfing candle stick pattern at the  tops – a solid red candle after a small green one.

Along with $S5FI this is a reliable portent.

For market  bottoms Growth stocks are first to break out after a follow through day.

Follow-through signals are more likely to fail if distribution days occur in the first few days of a new uptrend. This is one key red flag. A distribution day, which points to institutional selling, involves a drop of 0.2% or more in the Nasdaq or the S&P 500 in higher volume.

Generally, a distribution day within a few days of a follow-through leads to a failed rally. The risk drops off sharply after the fifth day.

A second red flag? In the early stages of a new uptrend, strong action among leading stocks is crucial. Top-rated stocks should be breaking out of bases in big volume. This is a clear sign that professional investors are stepping back in to buy stocks.

have a wonderful day and please vote!