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Dollar tell us Stocks are Likely to Pullback – Simple Analysis

The stock market is at a very critical pivot point which I feel will generate opportunities in December and for the first quarter of 2013.

Trading with the trend is not always an easy task. It is human nature to predict and jump to conclusions and usually it’s better to trade with the trend no matter what your emotions are telling you. The current trend is down and I stick with that until we are proven wrong.

If you carefully analyze the charts below you will understand where we are trading in the market and what the risks are at this point. The question is are in the middle of a trend reversal back up, or is this just a bounce within a down trend? Either way, any pullback this week should be aggressively managed to lock in gains and tighten stops because it could go either way and you do not want to be on the wrong side of the table.

The chart below shows the US dollar index 4 hour chart. It looks as though we should start to see a bounce this week and that should put pressure on stocks and commodities.

The SP500 (SPY etf) below that shows my analysis and key price levels. I took a short position on the SPY Friday afternoon as I feel a pullback is imminent. That being said, all I need is one big down day and I will be pulling money off the table to lock in gains and tighten my stop.

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Dollar Index and SPY ETF Trading

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Chris Vermeulen

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Another Batch of Trading Setups for the SP500 Are Here

May 2nd, 2010
The past few weeks I have been talking about the SP500 forming a top similar to the January top we saw earlier this year. Well the charts below show exactly what I have been waiting for to unfold and I think the time has come for the market to take a healthy breather before continuing this strong bull market which could last another 12 -24 months before really topping out.

SPY – SP500 ETF Trading Chart

I am showing the SPY etf because that’s a fund most people know and trade, but this analysis is the same for trading futures like the ES M0 Mini SP500 contract.

You can see the similar price action which formed in January and what has happened recently. I feel we are about to see a correction which would last several weeks which is very exciting for us traders.

SPY ES Daily Trading

SPY April Top – SP500 ETF Trading 60 Minute Chart

This chart shows the past few weeks of price action with the market becoming more volatile with waves of selling and buying. This indicates exhaustion and generally leads to a market correction or at least some sideways movement to digest the recent rally before continuing higher.

SPY January Top – SP500 ETF Trading 60 Minute Chart

Take a look at this chart of January….
Very similar price and volume action.

SPY January Sell Off – SP500 ETF Trading 60 Minute Chart

This chart shows the sell off last January and the setups I had when the market reached extremes generating trades with the underlying down trend.

SP500 Day Trading & Swing Trading Opportunities:

I hope these charts help you to see how I read the market and what I am looking for in trade setups. While its easy to see these setups in hindsight it requires a lot of research and experience in-order to time these plays in real-time when emotions are flying high and with BNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and other newsletters all saying different things…

Some words from fellow traders:
“I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve learned from you already. Understanding that you don’t always have to be in the market because another Low Risk Setup is just around the corner tops my list. Keep up the good work.” Matt Brennan, CA, USA

“Hey, Chris!
I really like the way you think and I’m already learning some useful stuff. I tend to be too aggressive, that’s another reason I picked you – I think you have just the medicine I need to learn to be a bit more cautious and to manage risk better. My biggest weakness is jumping the gun. Pretty typical, I guess. Already I can see I will learn to improve from following your lead.” George Faison, VA, USA

If you would like stock market training, how to find low risk setups with great potential along with my trading signals then check out my websites below:

Gold and SP500 ETF Swing Trading Signals: www.TheGoldAndOilGuy.com
Intraday, Swing Trades and Trading Strategy: www.FuturesTradingSignals.com
Trade Explosive Stocks: www.ActiveTradingPartners.com

Chris Vermeulen

Disclaimer: I currently do not own gold and SP500 ETFs or Futures contracts.