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The Commitments of Traders report will likely resume publication in the coming weeks, but hey, it's the government, so there's no guarantees. Return of the diffusion index will be welcome event. It's an absolutely critical tools that helps identify early and late life cycle trades. Trading without DI is similar to planning battle strategy without scouts, drones, and/or spy satellites.
The majors have signaled - check out the color. It's a solid signal that's consistent with the transition in the precious metals composite. If you're a gold investor and not a subscriber, now is the time. The talking head/pundit are telling us the economy is better than we think, yet they omit that 76% of 304 ths jobs created in December were service-producing. The middle class can't survive on service producing jobs, but what the hell, Wall Street doesn't want you thinking too much. None of this means stocks will collapse or can't continue their rally. They might, because safe havens are few and far between. Gold appears to be stirring from its long slumber. Play it by the numbers. Impulses go in and out of triple alignment numerous times, so follow the Matrix. The composite trend oscillates between risk-on and risk-off. The alignment of price and volume, and cycle profiles of return and time will help investors play the trend that will likely last for many months.
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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