The only real chart that counts
- Posted by admin
- on June 10th, 2011
This is the big kahuna — ideally we’d like a slight overshoot of the very watched 200SMA into the loving hands of the trend-line from March 2009. Nothing goes straight down but that trend-line test seems like a given. In our experience the first test of the trend-line is often a great risk-reward long. The second test, not so much. What do we mean?
Tests are fine when there is a long passing of time between each test — the last time we tested the trend-line was late August 2010. Tests however become more bearish when they repeatedly bang on the same area in a short time span. The first test of the trend-line, hopefully next week, we would buy for a bounce. But we would not be involved in a banging of the trend-line week after week and not going anywhere even if price stays the same. This what we mean by “buy the first test, but never the second”.
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If the trend-line doesn’t hold next support comes near SPY 122 — but we’ll cross that bridge once/if we get to it.
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