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Diamond Top In Small Caps

1291153?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024As discussed yesterday in Chat, small caps appear to be forming a diamond which can represent a "top" or merely taking a rest or consolidation before resuming it's trek higher.

Theory is to trade the direction of the break higher or lower.  IWM would work for a bullish breakout and TWM for a bearish break down for those who are unable to short.

fwiw we recently traded TWM on market weakness.  Looks as though it may be setting up again.

For more information on diamonds, I would suggest you browse through Thomas Bulkowski's pages at ThePatternSite.

For a technical analysis trader or investor, you need to be able to properly identify stock patterns his book Encyclopedia of Stock Patterns is a must have.

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Divergence Continues

1290887?profile=RESIZE_480x480 Pick any one of 10 difference reasons; does it really matter?

  • Autumnal solstice
  • End of quarter
  • End of fiscal year
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • CALPERS beginning to liquidate hedge fund positions
  • Curreny-related pressures
  • Concern over weak earnings
  • Weaker China growth
  • Russia's asset seizure proposal
  • EU growth concerns
  • China's $10 in Biliion bogus trades
  • QE taper
  • Plain old valuation (nah, it's never that)

It is what it is.  (Click chart to enlarge) 

Small caps are definitely looking at the edge of a descending triangle.  Long TWM was recommended on this chart.

As warned previously, SPX has now broken $1979.  I have a sell signal in SPX.  Instead of buy the dips, I will be selling the rips with cover stop (alert) above $2003.00.   Be hedged or stay on the sidelines until after October 5th.  Work on your watch list of names you would like to buy.  Determine entry and exit points.  It's about time we got more than a 2-3% pullback.

If the stronger dollar persists, this wi

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Small Caps

1290885?profile=RESIZE_480x4801290919?profile=originalSmall caps have been the 800 pound gorilla in the room as the Dow achieved a new all time high.  A stronger dollar would certainly have more of an impact on them of course as they tend not to have the cash reserves of their larger mid-cap and large cap cousins.  Lack of growth in the EU and China certainly do not help matters.

What some pose as a possible double top, could also be a bullish butterfly pattern beginning to emerge.  It's downside target would coincide quite nicely with it's rising 200 week simply moving average.*and* keep it within it's long term channel since the 2009 low (a buying opportunity) and then the reversal would kick in as the market would reverse (trapping shorts) and resume it's move upward.

BTW one must note that no support has truly broken yet.  It is entirely possible tomorrows opening drive low is bought and we begin to ramp up once again.  Just pointing that out.

The inverse ETF, $TWM, is nearing triangle resistance, which if broke, would give it a ta

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