Any repeating patterns this summer vs. last fall when the SPX broke out of a choppy consolidation zone following the August mini-crash? Also, any similarities between the rally off the 1987 crash lows and the rally off last August’s mini-crash…...

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The chart below shows that the decline thus far off Cotton’s peak price in 2011 is among the worst for a former bubble. At this juncture (~+80 weeks after peak prices) only Silver’s decline off its 1980 top was worse. At the…...

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At the end of March 2012 I noted homebuilders appeared very under-valued vs. other bubbles at this juncture of their bubble peak price. I presented the chart below to justify this. Since that original post, the S&P Homebuilder Index has…...

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The first charts below include 10 and 30 Yr UST prices. With their strong recent performance, both securities are battling long-term channel resistance dating back 27 years. Historically, per the red shades, this resistance has resulted in periods of declining…...

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Both bio-techs and pharmaceuticals are working on quality, long-term technical break-outs in the charts below. The set-up in bio-tech is the most compelling given that the DJ Bio-tech index has already cleared all-time highs from 2000. Should it break its next…...

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This week the SPX was down every single day Monday-Thursday and then wiped out the entirety of those losses on Friday. This has happened only four other times in history dating back to 1928. The other days were 10/26/56, 11/15/57,…...

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Coming into 2012 we figured the year would be up or down big given we had just finished a third straight up year in what was ostensibly a secular bear market, which had happened only one other time in 100…...

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If the USD closes above 83.83 today it will register a 2-year closing high (genesis for this idea came from a Chris Kimble post yesterday, though his conclusion appears different). And clearly, even if we fail to do this, it…...

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According to SentimenTrader even though the SPX was down for a fifth straight day yesterday the VIX was only up ~7.7% over the same period. Dating back to 1990 when the SPX is down for five straight days and the…...

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Part 3 in the ongoing “Power of Technicals” series  is BBY. Another higher probability set-up with large profit opportunities in compressed time and clear risk control parameters. Fundamentally speaking, is BBY really any different from Circuit City of days past or RIMM…...

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