Upside or Down?

//Upside or Down?


Hawk’s Scan Sentry Report March 18, 2013

As far as the raging American stock indexes are concerned, the daily charts show nothing but a strong bullish trend. Now, we all know that this won’t last forever, and that there will be a correction, and one day a reversal; but when? Personally, I’m looking for a correction early this week, and I will explain why. Although the daily chart is extremely bullish, if we drill down to a 50,000 share chart of the S&P eMini we start to see some early bearish signals.  For instance there is a Trend Exhaustion 3 signal preceding the recent high, and a bearish reversal signal where the Radar3 Trend Strength indicator rolled over from bullish to bearish without ever turning blue while it was on the bullish side of zero.  I also see bearish pivot divergences in Radar1 Fear Greed. Now, I know that we commonly see divergences all the way up a strongly trending market like this one, but the other indications I mentioned will have me considering some short term  (day-trading) bearish setups early this week. However, if you only trade in the direction of the longer term trend, then clearly you will be looking for bullish opportunities.

S&P  Futures (Daily)

(All three Trenders are bullish as is Radar3 Trend Strength and Radar1 Fear/Greed. However, decelerating Radar2 Price Leader indicates we may see a correction down to one of the trendlines.) 

S&P  Futures (50,000 share chart)

(Here we start to see some weakness in the uptrend. Note the Bearish divergence in Radar1 Fear/Greed, and the bearish pattern in Radar3 Trend Strength. Also note the Trend Exhaustion 3 signal preceding the recent high. A breakdown below resistance at $1551 will cause the Triple Trender to confirm bearishness on this perspective.) 

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Other Charts and Analysis

Equities Setups:

(Sell Short) LCRX- Lam research.

(Bearish Pivot Divergence in Radar1 Fear/Greed at the peak, breakdown from the up-trendline. All three Trenders bearish, Radar3 just turned bearish and Radar1 Fear Greed is bearish . )

(Buy) VTR– Ventas Inc.

(A Pullback 23 signal and a Trend Exhaustion 1 signal combining in a bullish Pullback divergence with Radar2 Price Leader… this is also known as Trend Exhaustion 123. )



(This market is more bearish than bullish as indicated by the Triple Trender, Radar3 Trend Strength and the juxtaposition of price to the up and down trendlines. I’m seeing a bearish Pullback 23 setting up, but I would not be surprised to see it grind up to the down trendline or one of the resistance lines before heading back down to support at $1560.  )


(This is a market with bullish potential as demonstrated by the bullish pullback divergence in Radar1 Fear/Greed. However, the Long-term Trender and Radar3 Trend Strength and Radar2 are all showing bearish indications so I am looking for this to move to the downside this week.)



( After the upward pink Radar3 Trend Strength rolled over to confirm bearishness we get a bearish Pullback 23, also have bearish Radar1 Fear/Greed. Downside target is 1.217)

May the trend be with you,


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