August 22, 2017

Seasonal Tendencies – What Are They Telling Us?

Will the market experience the seasonally bullish that typically occurs on the trading day prior to the Labor Day holiday? The market has already witnessed three straight days of advances and some of my shorter-term proprietary overbought-oversold indicators have pushed near extremes, so probability says a short-term reprieve is near. However, it must be noted that over 76% of the trading days prior to the Labor Day holiday weekend have been higher with an average return of over 0.4% since 1950.

One other note of interest is the fact that when the S&P 500 (SPY) has advanced two days prior to a 0.5% gap higher (like it did today), the S&P, when in a bear market, was higher approximately 23% of the time the following day.

I will be back with a seasonal take on September tomorrow. Stay tuned!

As for my options strategies, the Sector ETF Extremes Options Trading Strategy is very close to a signal. We could see one as early as tomorrow so subscribers, as always, I will send out a real-time trade alert if and when a trade occurs. For those of you who autotrade, well, you have no worries. Hopefully you can just enjoy the gains, that is of course if all goes as well as planned.

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Overbought-Oversold levels for August 28, 2008

ETF Extremes Options Trading Strategy

* S&P 500 (SPY) – 65.6 (neutral)
* Dow Jones (DIA) – 67.8 (neutral)
* Russell 2000 (IWM) – 66.1 (neutral)
* NASDAQ 100 (QQQQ) – 54.8 (neutral)

Sector ETF Extremes Options Strategy

* Biotech (IBB) – 45.6 (neutral)
* Consumer Discretionary (XLY) – 64.2 (neutral)
* Health Care (XLV) – 51.5 (neutral)
* Financial (XLF) – 66.1 (neutral)
* Energy (XLE) – 54.7 (neutral)
* Industrial (XLI) – 67.9 (neutral)
* Materials (XLB) – 68.0 (neutral)
* Real Estate (IYR) – 67.8 (neutral)
* Retail (RTH) – 65.4 (neutral)
* Utilities (XLU) – 74.0 (overbought)

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