Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Trend Lines Make You Rich!

“Trend line analysis is a little known art. It is something that takes years to train the eyes to see easily. Trend line analysis is not something easy and that is why people do not learn it. Once trained, it opens a whole new world.” Said one expert US Trader.

I started learning and applying trend line analysis on Straits Times Index and key component stocks. I was amazed at how accurate it can be used to “predict” the Trading Range for the Day, the key support and resistance values/prices.

It is a leading indicator, better than any other technical indicators which are mostly based on historical data and lagging.

Leading Indicator? Yes, trend lines can be used to “forecast” or “predict” the “future value” of the stock or index. Also indicates if Uptrend or Rally might have ended!

I use trend lines to “forecast” the Trading Range for the Next Day. It increases the probability of success in my STI put warrants trading, giving me a sure win trading method.

Look at the STI Chart for September 29, 2009:

  1. The key support and resistance are the BLUE dotted lines. How I get it? It is my secret weapon.

  2. Other support and resistance lines are in RED. These shows the potential trading range for the day, if trend reversal occurs for current day.

  3. Other support line in GREEN – potential support if uptrend continuation occurs for current day.

What happened to STI today? (refer to the chart)

  1. STI opened, hit 2681 resistance line and dropped. Opportunity to buy put warrant.

  2. During the day, STI hit the various other support/resistance lines, tried to rebound but finally broke the lines. Sell signal triggered on rebound. Buy when break if have the courage lor.

  3. STI dropped to day low and hit 2634 support line, then rebounded.

  4. STI closed, gap up and hit 2672, below the resistance line.

Wah! Train your eyes to spot trend lines! Learn trend line analysis and be on your way to higher profitability! Trend Lines Make You Rich!

(Note: Read together with STI Warrants Trading Tips - Part 4)

Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28 Weekly Update - Stock Market Forecast

September 28 Weekly Update - Stock Market Forecast

Fengshui: Market unlikely to perform well, expect volatility on Sept 28/29.

Financial Astrology: Mercury turns direct September 29. Will markets reverse?

Technical Analysis: US indices – Direction uncertain for Monday. When Wave 4 down is complete, next is final Wave 5 up. Will we get Wave 5 up?

US : A very heavy schedule of potential market moving economic reports: ADP Jobs Report, another 2nd quarter GDP revision, the ISM Mfg Index, Pending Home Sales and The Big One: Labor Department’s Employment Report for September.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mr Market My ATM Machine!

Have you read STI Warrant Trading Tips – Part 4?

Hor say liao! I have finally made Mr Market My ATM Machine!

I'm holding 50 lots of Put Warrants overnight, not by choice, but my technical indicators show that there is high probability STI might drop next Monday. Haha, last night Dow dropped! Now HSI, Nikkei and “STI” Futures Market is showing negative. So expect STI to drop on Monday's opening!

Seems luck is on my side. I managed to withdraw enough money from Mr Market's ATM Machine to pay for Mum's 85th Birthday Celebration today! Buffet catered for my whole family network of more than 30 members!

It's an early celebration, actual day is on September 30, 2009.

Happy Birthday Mum!

Friday, September 25, 2009

STI Warrants Trading Tips – Part 4

Have you been trading STI Warrants? Making Money?

Hmm... it is now a sure win trading game for me! I recently discovered a sure win trading method. Like Sun Tze Art of War: Know Thy Enemy, Win 100 Battles! “Pai Fa Pai Chung”! Huat Ah!

What's my secret weapons?

  1. Time: Using reliable technical indicators to tell me in advance when STI will begin to decline or advance. My focus is on Put Warrants cos I know what is the likely market direction going forward. Then based on the weekly/daily forecasts, I know the likely market direction also.
  2. Knowledge:

    • Market direction
    • STI Trading Range for the Day
    • Best Warrants: As you know, I like SGA warrants, now there is one trading 5-6 STI points per bid (at 0.05cents).
    • Calculate STI value: the break point where the price will increment.
    • Monitor regional indices which influence STI direction: HSI, SSE, Nikkei
  3. Patience: Wait for the technical indicators to give me the buy signal. Do not enter too early, enter at the right time and right price. When to exit? I'm happy with just 1 bid, any extra is a bonus!

  4. Courage: Courage to buy when the signal is confirmed, with Knowledge!

Items 1-4 sound familiar? Yes, these are the 4 Keys to Success that I put into practice.

Haha! I'm happy with 1 bid profit per day. With 50 lots of Put Warrant at 0.05cents profit=$250 less $100 (brokerage&fees)= $150 profit. If Mr Market wants to give me more than 1 bid, that's a bonus to me! Huat ah!

What is one of my most important secret weapon? Know the STI Trading Range for the Day! Want to know how to do this?

Lookout for my next article: “Trendlines Make You Rich”!

How a Kid With a Ruler Can Make a Million

A Lesson in Drawing and Using Trendlines
By Jeffrey Kennedy

Jeffrey Kennedy shares how when he began his career as an analyst, he was lucky enough to have some time with a few old pros. One in particular told him that a kid with a ruler could make a million dollars in the markets. He was talking about trendlines.

Read More.

TSK: Hmmm... I am planning an article - "Trendlines Make You Rich!", oops, EWI is ahead of me! Anyway, lookout for "Trendlines Make Your Rich!"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Monday, September 21, 2009

September 21 Weekly Update - Stock Market Forecast

September 21 Weekly Update - Stock Market Forecast

Fengshui: Market likely to be slow and weak.

Financial Astrology: Can the Bullish Planets continue to support the markets? Who will win the battle? Bullish Planets or Bearish Planets?

Technical Analysis: US indices – Direction uncertain for Monday.

This week is FOMC meeting again.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Forecasting Business & Stock Market Cycles with Moon

Do you know we can forecast the Business Cycle and Stock Market Cycle using the Moon?

Yes, the Trend of the Business and Stock Market Cycles corresponds with the Moon Cycle!

The Moon has a North Node (called the Dragon Head) and a South Node (called the Dragon Tail). A Moon Cycle takes 19 years, i.e. it takes 19 years for the Moon's North Node to pass through the 12 zodiac signs. Other sources say it is a 18.6 year cycle.

Hmmm..... most important of all, if we know the zodiac sign where the Moon's North Node is in, we will know the Trend of the Business Cycle, and then the Stock Market. See Business Cycle Chart (click to enlarge).

Oops! It is more complex than this. Other Heavenly Bodies (Planets) also got strong influence on the Business and Stock Market Cycles. Like Saturn and Uranus. These can depress or expand the business cycle and affect Stock Market prices also.

Wow! Now I know why the Stock Market is 6 months ahead of the Business Cycle. The Moon's North Node moved out of Aquarius on August 26, 2009, the Stock Market bottomed on March 6, 2009 and now people are declaring we are out of recession 6 months later!

Is the worst behind us? Watch the Sky for Trends!

More in Part 2 to this Article

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

EWI's World-Famous FreeWeek is Back!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Robert Prechter's Five Tips for How To Trade Successfully

Take it from the person who won the United States Trading Championship with profits of more than 440% in 1984 – there are five things that every successful trader needs to know how to do.

Read More

Monday, September 14, 2009

September 14 Weekly Update - Stock Market Forecast

September 14 Weekly Update - Stock Market Forecast

Fengshui: Market likely to be weak Sept 14/15, might see strength on Sept 18, 2009.

Financial Astrology: Saturn Uranus Opposition can coincide with a crisis. Mercury retrograde relates to “fake-out” in breaking support or resistance. Expect a very bizarre market in next couple of weeks. This week also have Bullish Planets in the Sky. Who will win the battle? Bullish Planets or Bearish Planets? Sept 18 is middle of Mercury Retrograde, sharp reversals often happen.

Technical Analysis: US indices – likely to decline Monday.

This week is the quarter’s quadruple-witching expirations week in US markets.

Have you read the Voyage to the Bottom of the “C”?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Voyage to Bottom of the “C”

Have we reached “Sea Level”? When will we start the next Dive in the Voyage to the Bottom of the “C”?

Below is a list of possible Dates that DOW might have reached “Sea Level” (Phase 2 Top) or start of the Dive (Phase 3):
  1. September 11 2009 – Oops! After accounting for error made in estimating the 1.5 weeks notice that Heaven shall give, this should be the likely start date. This also coincides with the September 11 2001 Stock Market Time Cycle and Pluto direct. Wah, also coincide with Stock Market Time Cycle Model – Formula 1.
  2. September 14/15 2009 – Saturn Uranus Opposition
  3. September 16 2009 - 28th day of 7th Lunar Month per study done by an expert
  4. September 18 2009 – New Moon. Fibonacci 0.382 of Time Wave travelled by Wave A. This is also the Jewish New Year! Middle of Mercury Retrograde Cycle.
  5. September 21 2009 – Start of Fall Equinox. Fibonacci 0.382 of Time Wave travelled by Wave A (rounding up). It's a Holiday in Singapore, Muslims New Year on September 20 2009. Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri!
Still remember I have a Stock Market Time Cycle Model – Formula 1? had been in “cold storage” until the past few days that I took a look again. It had been identifying the correct Turn Dates but not the correct direction! Will it be right this time in identifying the correct Turn Date and Direction?

Look at the Dow Chart of the “Future”, a forecast made by an expert financial astrologer, that I received 2 days ago from a reliable source. Can you tell when the “Sea Level” will be reached, when the Dive will start and where the Voyage to the Bottom of the “C” will be? “agar agar” lor!

Hmm... if it does not happen, then watch October 2009 which would likely be worst!

Learn from Mr Giraffe! Be Prepared!

So, ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belt and prepare to ride the Voyage to the Bottom of the “C”!

DOW Back to September 11 2001 Level!

“Gone nowhere in 8 Years!”

“Eight years have now passed since 9/11, and the Dow is essentially unchanged since that horrible, sad day. On 9/11/01, the Dow was at 9,605.51

(Source: B.I.G.)

Guess what was the closing value for Dow on September 11, 2009? 9605.41!


Ting Ting Ting! I quickly did some research and calculations using my Stock Market Time Clock. Hmmm.... guess what I discovered?

Lookout for my next article before end of today!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This Is It 09-09-09?

What day is September 9, 2009? 09-09-09

Invert it, what do you get?


Oops, the Number of the Beast!

If August 27, 2009 is the Top of this Rally (US Markets), then add 1.5 weeks (exact notice period that Heaven shall give), we get September 9, 2009!

Wow! Will Markets start to drop from this day onwards, with the "crash planets" ahead?

Let's watch!

How A Bear Can Be Bullish And Still Be Right

In recent months, Elliott Wave International President Bob Prechter has become something of a household name. In the final two days of August 2009 alone, Bob was mentioned by several news outlets from MarketWatch to the New York Times.

The claim to his "fame"-- Read More.

Monday, September 7, 2009

September 7 Weekly Update - Stock Market Forecast

September 7 Weekly Update - Stock Market Forecast

Fengshui: Market likely to gain strength, volatile first half and stable second half.

Financial Astrology: Saturn Uranus Opposition can coincide with a crisis. Mercury retrograde relates to “fake-out” in breaking support or resistance. Expect a very bizarre market in next couple of weeks.

Technical Analysis: US indices – Monday is a holiday. Tuesday likely to decline.

Read September 2009 Stock Market Forecast.

Read Will September Markets be Bullish.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Will September Markets Be Bullish?

Below is summary of key points extracted from an interesting US newspaper column published on September 4, 2009, written by a market timing expert:

  1. The market has done quite a job of ignoring its history so far this year.
  2. January and February, usually positive winter months, it experienced a sizable loss of 25% .
  3. In historically favourable period, not launching into a sizable rally until March.
  4. Defying its historical “Sell in May and go away” history, the rally continued to roll right through May.
  5. It did decline for four straight weeks beginning in June, following its history of “If May doesn’t get you, June will”.
  6. The rally then resumed in July, also not unusual, as there is usually a minor summer rally.
  7. But the summer rally continued through August, the first month of the market’s historically worst three-month period of August, September, and October.
  8. That has a lot of people claiming that since the historical patterns have been off so much so far this year, they will therefore be off for the rest of the year. Don't be too sure of that.
  9. The historical pattern for the rest of the year is that September tends to be a down month, leading into a correction low in the October/November time-frame, which is then followed by a significant rally from that low to the end of the year.
  10. There are reasons to believe the market is setting up to follow that pattern. We have an unusual overbought condition of the major indexes above their 20-week moving averages that is highly likely to bring a decline back down at least to the moving average, and most often overshooting on the downside.
Hmmm... so what is his forecast for next week?

  • The historical pattern for employment report released yesterday is a triple-digit kneejerk reaction by the Dow in one direction or the other. Last night, market followed with its typical triple-digit reaction to the report, Dow up 101 points by afternoon.
  • The other side of that pattern is that whatever the direction of the market’s initial reaction to the jobs report, it is usually reversed within a day or two, and the market goes back to focusing on whatever were its driving forces before the jobs report.
  • Next week is also the week before this month’s options expirations week, and the week before tends to be negative.
Hmmm... we shall see.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 2009 Stock Market Forecast

September 7 to October 7, 2009

The Yin Water Rooster is another strong Water Month. First half shows mixed and confusing energy, while second half show strength of metal energy. Gold and Oil prices are likely to fall.

Favourable industries/sectors: Water and Wood

Financial Astrology:

Many Bearish Planetary alignments this month:

  1. Mercury retrograde - September 6/7 to September 29.

  2. Saturn Uranus Opposition – September 15. Expect the unexpected. The last time this occurred, Dow dropped more than 2000 points. This date is also the anniversary of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. Will there be another banking crisis?

  3. Pluto turns direct – September 11. This date is the anniversary of 911. Will there be another terrorist attack? Or pandemic disease (biological war)?

Expect high volatility this month, especially second half. If there is any bubble, it might burst this month. Will Jupiter and Neptune help keep the market positive?

Technical Analysis:

US Market: Phase 2 up (this rally) likely ended on August 27, 2009. A break of 8087 confirms the uptrend ended and Phase 3 down (final leg of Bear Market) had started.

Wow! Have you read what my Stock Market Time Clocks say?

Looks like the first date August 28 was correct. What will happen on the second date? I've decided to update the Turn Date to pending. Do you notice a potential Head and Shoulder Pattern forming in the US Indices? Hmmm.. looks like the Head is completing, then next will be the right shoulder, then “C....”? This is a possibility, based on the schedule of Bearish Planets appearing in the sky! Should I raise a "Crash Alert" or wait for the experts to signal?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Asian Stocks Poised for Steep Correction

Have you read the latest Elliott Wave International's Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast (APFF) report released on August 28, 2009?

Below extracts of what was reported in Bloomberg yesterday, August 31, 2009, based on the APFF:

  1. Asian stocks are due for their “largest correction” since rallying from their March lows as the region’s major indexes complete “intermediate tops.”

  1. The benchmark MSCI Asia Pacific Index has climbed 62 percent from a more than five-year low on March 9 on speculation stimulus packages and lower borrowing costs will revive the global economy.

  1. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index looks “bearish” because it has advanced for three-consecutive waves. “That puts it most at risk of a deep retracement.”

  1. China’s Shanghai Composite Index and South Korea’s Kospi Index are “breaking down.” The Chinese gauge was the world’s best-performing major index until it peaked at 3,478 on Aug. 4, after a five-wave rally that began in October. The weakness in the Kosdaq index signals a decline in the broader market.

  1. “When secondary indexes weaken, it often signals that the market’s speculative ‘animal spirits’ are waning.” As in South Korea, a similar trend is developing in China where the Shenzhen Small and Medium Enterprises Index has fallen below the “lower channel line.”

  1. Channel lines mark upper and lower price trends, with the upper line indicating resistance and the lower line support. If the price breaks out of the channel, it may indicate a new direction for prices.

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