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CASE STUDIES and EXAMPLES

 

The signals we offer are designed to save time for traders and investors. It takes just a few seconds a day to get oriented on the state of the main market sectors. We offer two separate sections every day at the market close.

12 Points Signals

Our 12 Points Signals tables show the bullish strength of sectors at closing prices based on monthly, weekly, daily, and 60 minute charts. You don’t have to start your research by flipping through numerous charts yourself. Our signals give you a quick overview of what the markets are doing in terms of bullish strength.

Simply looking at percent stock price change watch lists for each period (monthly, weekly, daily, 60 minute) is not useful without looking back at recent price action. For example, if we know that the price of our stock was up 2% today that sounds great. However, if it went down 5% yesterday to a new low, then that 2% gain is actually a poor performance. On the other hand if our stock had been up 5% yesterday to a new high, then today’s 2% gain becomes highly significant. You can put today’s action in context by looking at price charts each day, but that takes a lot of time. As an alternative, our 12 Points system puts the price action in relation to chart indicators into a simple number from 1 to 12. These numbers are then placed in tables on our main page each day so you can compare the market strength of the major sectors quickly without having to pull up and compare charts.

Below are charts of GLD and USO labelled with the 12 Points signals for daily, weekly and monthly time periods.  These signals indicate the bullish strength of the move for that period.

This chart shows GLD for end of March through mid June, 2018 along with the 12 points signals for monthly, weekly and daily time periods.  The period started with the end of month April monthly signal at a 3 (gray).  This is a bearish reading, so it showed a lackluster market for April, which would act as a caution.  In addition to showing that April was weak, we can also use it as a signal to watch for a reversal.  The first weekly signal of the month on May 4 was only a 2 (orange), which showed the weak trend continuing.  Daily signals (white) picked up at that time, showing a possibility of a price rise, which occurred later that week.  The second weekly signal on May 11 was only a 5, which is in neutral territory, even though the daily signal on that Friday was a slightly bullish 7.  A sharp downward price reversal followed.  The month ended with another monthly signal of 3 for May, confirming that bear market conditions remained.
For crude oil, April ended with a bullish monthly signal of 10.  At that point we would watch for continuation or a possible correction.  The first daily signals were bearish at a 1 and 2.  The first weekly signal on May 4 was a bullish 8, followed by two more weekly bullish signals of 10 and 10 for May 11 and 18.  Such a string of bullishness calls for extra caution and tightening of stops.  The following week saw a steep correction, with the May 25 weekly signal registering a bearish 2.  May ended with a monthly signal of a mildly bullish 7, with the final May weekly and daily bearish.