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The Backtest Before The Retest

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A couple of announcements today. We did our monthly public Chart Chat on Sunday and if you missed that you can see the recording on our May Free Webinars page. We are doing a free webinar on Thursday after the close looking at our new directional Paragon Options service trading options on futures, and if you’d like to attend you can register for that on the same page. We finished our first Academy Trader Boot Camp course last Friday and the feedback was very positive. If you’d like to see some of that then scroll down to the bottom of our Testimonials page to find those. We’re planning to do these regularly and the next one starts next week so if you’d like a very reasonably priced and high quality four week course on TA, risk management and trading methods, you can register for that here.

On SPX the retracement we have been expecting is in progress and, since I recorded the premarket video below, is now testing the first main target area at the ES weekly pivot at 2704/5. There is decent support here, but I was noting on the video that there are some decent looking hourly RSI 14 sell signals that have fixed on SPX, NDX and RUT that are suggesting a break lower, and as of now, none of those sell signals are close to even the possible near miss (RSI) targets. Partial Premarket Video from theartofchart.net – Update on ES, NQ and TF: (more…)

Better Be Wide Awake

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I look at my competition, and they’re putting out maybe one or two posts per WEEK. Yet if my most recent post is more than two hours old, I get nervous and guilty. I spoil you people. Honestly. But I need you as much as you need me, so at least we’ve developed a really unhealthy codependency. So we’ve got that going for us.

Anyway.

Our $21-trillion-in-debt federal “government” continues to ever-so-slow “normalize” their balance sheet. It’s kind of like watching Oprah’s weight chart. It went up really, really fast, but my God it’s coming down slowly. But it’s coming down nonetheless. Honey.

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The Ceaseless Ascent

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Well, I’m glad the site is doing so well, because the markets over the past week have made me feel pretty lousy. It’s nice to at least have Slope humming along to comfort me.

I’d like to offer the following off-the-wall musings as a very different take on the market. It’s a disposition that many, many people share, and perhaps it would help me get in sync with the rest of the planet to actually type what everyone else is thinking. I submit this to be neither facetious nor wry. So here goes.

(1) Just as humanity as made sufficient advancements in technology to, for example, feed everyone on the planet, so, too, have we reached a sophistication in knowledge and financial management rendering¬†bear markets permanently extinct. Yes, there will be occasional dips from time to time (see green tints), but these will swiftly be pushed aside by a new ascent. If a solid decade of evidence isn’t enough, I’m not sure what is.

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Breaking Triangle Resistance

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Our monthly free public Chart Chat is on Sunday, so if you’d like to register for that, you can do that on our May Free Webinars page.

SPX found support on Tuesday as expected, and is now testing the next level of resistance at triangle resistance on SPX. We’re expecting a retracement soon and I was hoping to see triangle resistance broken clearly before that retracement, to make the next retracement low an unambiguous buy, and my wish has now been granted. So far the day is looking trendy, so we may not see the high into that retracement today. Partial Premarket Video from theartofchart.net – Update on ES, NQ and TF:

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