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No new alignments yesterday.
Continuously daily upside alignment since early January across nearly all US stock indices and sectors has caught investors' attention. Nearly all of the US stock indices remains in consolidation, but even if alignment came tomorrow, disciplined traders could not chase. Daily BuSTs, statisticals measure of the cycle of time, are pushing 1. Breakouts in the primary trend; therefore, would likely mean mid cycle (blue lettering) for many of the stock indices. In other words, traders would be wise to wait for a reset, a similar setup we're seeing in bonds and gold right now. This leaves cotton as the only real early cycle play in the Matrix right now.
Palladium has been consistent, but it's getting old; the blue letter also defines a mid cycle play. If it transition to a late cycle play, the priority shift from watching to generating an exit strategy.
BuST & BrST > 0, observations made in the daily, weekly, or monthly time frames, warn investors where upside or downside alignments are pushing against the cycle of time. The computer defines these alignments as Early, Mid, or Late. Late cycle alignments are vulnerable to reversal. A daily BuST or BrST > 2, for example, suggests a growing probability of consolidation ahead even in Early and Mid cycle alignments.
Using the Matrix
The value of the Matrix is far more than a study of price. Trends are a function of price, volume (force), volatility, and TIME. The order of their importance is as follows: (1) TIME, (2) volatility, (3) volume & price alignment. Volume and price alignment, a setup that triggers action, favors Grade A & B, early cycle markets under high compression (↓COM). ↓COM suggests extremely low volatility, a quiet trend ready to explode into high compression (↑EXP). Weekly and monthly breakout signals are not finalized until the end of the week and month, respectively. Signals generated before that could be temporary. Keep this in mind when reading alignment.
Suggested Reading: The Cycle of Accumulation and Distribution (CAD), Leverage Oscillator (LTLO), Diffusion Index (DI), Volatility Bandwidth (BW), Compression (COM), Expansion (EXP), Alignment, Upside Alignment, Downside Alignment, Sentiment Model, Intermarket Trends, VIX Model, Economic Activity Composite, Long Term Cycles.
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