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TrendFlex signals for the major index and sector SPDR ETF's below are based on a trend-following system filtered to identify the "risk" to a change in the trend. The "Trend Risk" column characterizes the risk of a change in the trend.

Major Index ETF's 

 Symbol  Trend  Date

Trend Risk

Comments
 DIA  BULLISH  3/1/16  LOW  
 SPY  BULLISH 3/1/16   LOW  
 QQQ  BULLISH  3/1/16  LOW  
 IWM  BULLISH  3/1/16 LOW  MED to LOW 3/29
 DBA  BULLISH  3/4/16 MEDIUM  LOW to MED 3/28
 GLD  BULLISH  1/21/16 HIGH  
 VGK  BULLISH  3/3/16 LOW  MED to LOW 3/30
 UUP  BEARISH  3/8/16 LOW  
 TLT  BULLISH  1/5/16 LOW  
EEM BULLISH 3/2/16 LOW  

 Sector SPDR ETF's

 Symbol  Trend  Date

Trend Risk

Comments
 XLK  BULLISH  2/24/16  LOW  
 XLU  BULLISH 12/16/16  LOW changed 3/29 
XLI   BULLISH 2/18/16  LOW  
XLB  BULLISH 2/25/16 LOW MED to LOW 3/30
XLV   BEARISH 3/16/16 MEDIUM  
XLE  BULLISH 3/2/16 MEDIUM  
XLP   BULLISH 2/11/16 LOW  
XLY  BEARISH 2/29/16 LOW  
XLF   BULLISH 3/2/16 LOW MED to LOW 3/30

 

 

TrendFlex signals for the major index and sector SPDR ETF's below are based on a trend-following system filtered to identify the "risk" to a change in the trend. The "Trend Risk" column characterizes the risk of a change in the trend.

Major Index ETF's 

 Symbol  Trend  Date

Trend Risk

Comments
 DIA  BULLISH  3/1/16  LOW  
 SPY  BULLISH 3/1/16   LOW  
 QQQ  BULLISH  3/1/16  LOW  
 IWM  BULLISH  3/1/16 LOW  
 DBA  BULLISH  3/4/16 LOW  
 GLD  BULLISH  1/21/16 HIGH  
 VGK  BULLISH  3/3/16 MEDIUM  
 UUP  BEARISH  3/8/16 LOW  
 TLT  BULLISH  1/5/16 LOW  
EEM BULLISH 3/2/16 LOW  

 Sector SPDR ETF's

 Symbol  Trend  Date

Trend Risk

Comments
 XLK  BULLISH  2/24/16  LOW  
 XLU  BULLISH 12/16/16   LOW  
XLI   BULLISH 2/18/16  LOW  
XLB  BULLISH 2/25/16 LOW  
XLV   BEARISH 3/16/16 MEDIUM  
XLE  BULLISH 3/2/16 MEDIUM  
XLP   BULLISH 2/11/16 MEDIUM  
XLY  BEARISH 2/29/16 LOW  
XLF   BULLISH 3/2/16 LOW  

 

 

TrendFlex signals for the major ETF's below are presented along with the Top 5 timing systems that beat "buy and hold," based on a series of 40 back-tested systems and a 6-month time horizon. The timing systems are pre-defined in MetaStock based on traditional technical analysis tools and proprietary systems built by market technicians and offered in MetaStock.

Baseline Analytics provides both the TrendFlex and MetaStock signals to look for alignment in the trend's characterization.  Also useful is to observe the weekly changes in the signals, which can provide an early indication of a trend shift.

ETF TrendFlex Signal Top 5 MetaStock Signals Comments
SPY  Long 4 Long/1 Cash 

DIA Long 4 Long/1Cash

QQQ Long 4 Long/1Cash
IWM  Long 4 Long/1Cash
VGK Neutral 2 Long/1 Short/2 Cash  
EEM Neutral 3 Short/1 Long/1Cash
GLD Long 4 lLong/1 Cash 
TLT Long 4 Long/1 Cash  
UUP  Neutral 2 Long/2 Short/1 Cash

TrendFlex signals for the major ETF's below are presented along with the Top 5 timing systems that beat "buy and hold," based on a series of 40 back-tested systems and a 6-month time horizon. The timing systems are pre-defined in MetaStock based on traditional technical analysis tools and proprietary systems built by market technicians and offered in MetaStock.

Baseline Analytics provides both the TrendFlex and MetaStock signals to look for alignment in the trend's characterization.  Also useful is to observe the weekly changes in the signals, which can provide an early indication of a trend shift.

ETF TrendFlex Signal Top 5 MetaStock Signals Comments
SPY  Long 4 Long/1 Cash 

DIA Long 4 Long/1Cash

QQQ Long 4 Long/1Cash
IWM  Long 4 Long/1Cash
VGK Neutral 1 Long/2 Short/2 Cash  
EEM Neutral 3 Short/1 Long/1Cash
GLD Long 4 lLong/1 Cash 
TLT Long 4 Long/1 Cash  
UUP  Long 3 Long/2 Short 

TrendFlex signals for the major ETF's below are presented along with the Top 5 timing systems that beat "buy and hold," based on a series of 40 back-tested systems and a 6-month time horizon. The timing systems are pre-defined in MetaStock based on traditional technical analysis tools and proprietary systems built by market technicians and offered in MetaStock.

Baseline Analytics provides both the TrendFlex and MetaStock signals to look for alignment in the trend's characterization.  Also useful is to observe the weekly changes in the signals, which can provide an early indication of a trend shift.

ETF TrendFlex Signal Top 5 MetaStock Signals Comments
SPY  Long 4 Long/1 Cash 

DIA Long 4 Long/1Cash

QQQ Long 4 Long/1Cash
IWM  Long 4 Long/1Cash
VGK Neutral 2 Short/3 Cash  
EEM Neutral 3 Short/1 Long/1Cash
GLD Long 4 lLong/1 Cash 
TLT Long 4 Long/1 Cash  
UUP  Long 3 Long/2 Short 

TrendFlex signals for the major ETF's below are presented along with the Top 5 timing systems that beat "buy and hold," based on a series of 40 back-tested systems and a 6-month time horizon. The timing systems are pre-defined in MetaStock based on traditional technical analysis tools and proprietary systems built by market technicians and offered in MetaStock.

Baseline Analytics provides both the TrendFlex and MetaStock signals to look for alignment in the trend's characterization.  Also useful is to observe the weekly changes in the signals, which can provide an early indication of a trend shift.

ETF TrendFlex Signal Top 5 MetaStock Signals Comments
SPY  Short  3 Short/2 Cash 

DIA Short 3 Short/2Cash

QQQ Short 3 Short/2 Cash 
IWM  Short 4 Short/1 Cash 
VGK Short 4 Short/1 Long   
EEM Short 4 Short/1 Long
GLD Long 4 lLong/1 Cash 
TLT Long 4 Long/1 Cash  
UUP  Long 3 Long/2 Short 

TrendFlex signals for the major ETF's below are presented along with the Top 5 timing systems that beat "buy and hold," based on a series of 40 back-tested systems and a 6-month time horizon. The timing systems are pre-defined in MetaStock based on traditional technical analysis tools and proprietary systems built by market technicians and offered in MetaStock.

Baseline Analytics provides both the TrendFlex and MetaStock signals to look for alignment in the trend's characterization.  Also useful is to observe the weekly changes in the signals, which can provide an early indication of a trend shift.

ETF TrendFlex Signal Top 5 MetaStock Signals Comments
SPY  Short  4 Short/1 Cash 

DIA Short 4 Short/1Cash

QQQ Short 4 Short/1 Cash 
IWM  Short 4 Short/1 Cash 
VGK Short 4 Short/1 Long   
EEM Short 4 Short/1 Long
GLD Long 4 lLong/1 Cash 
TLT Long 4 Long/1 Cash  
UUP  Long 3 Long/2 Short 

TrendFlex signals for the major ETF's below are presented along with the Top 5 timing systems that beat "buy and hold," based on a series of 40 back-tested systems and a 6-month time horizon. The timing systems are pre-defined in MetaStock based on traditional technical analysis tools and proprietary systems built by market technicians and offered in MetaStock.

Baseline Analytics provides both the TrendFlex and MetaStock signals to look for alignment in the trend's characterization.  Also useful is to observe the weekly changes in the signals, which can provide an early indication of a trend shift.

ETF TrendFlex Signal Top 5 MetaStock Signals Comments
SPY  Short  4 Short/1 Cash 

DIA Short 4 Short/1Cash

QQQ Short 4 Short/1 Cash 
IWM  Short 4 Short/1 Cash 
VGK Short 4 Short/1 Long   
EEM Short 4 Short/1 Long
GLD Short 2 Short/3 Long 
TLT Long 4 Long/1 Cash  
UUP  Long 3 Long/2 Short 

TrendFlex signals for the major ETF's below are presented along with the Top 5 timing systems that beat "buy and hold," based on a series of 40 back-tested systems and a 6-month time horizon. The timing systems are pre-defined in MetaStock based on traditional technical analysis tools and proprietary systems built by market technicians and offered in MetaStock.

Baseline Analytics provides both the TrendFlex and MetaStock signals to look for alignment in the trend's characterization.  Also useful is to observe the weekly changes in the signals, which can provide an early indication of a trend shift.

ETF TrendFlex Signal Top 5 MetaStock Signals Comments
SPY  Short  4 Short/1 Cash 

DIA Short 4 Short/1Cash

QQQ Short 4 Short/1 Cash 
IWM  Short 4 Short/1 Cash 
VGK Short 4 Short/1 Long   
EEM Short 4 Short/1 Long
GLD Short 2 Short/3 Long 
TLT Long 4 Long/1 Cash  
UUP  Long 3 Long/2 Short 

TrendFlex signals for the major ETF's below are presented along with the Top 5 timing systems that beat "buy and hold," based on a series of 40 back-tested systems and a 6-month time horizon. The timing systems are pre-defined in MetaStock based on traditional technical analysis tools and proprietary systems built by market technicians and offered in MetaStock.

Baseline Analytics provides both the TrendFlex and MetaStock signals to look for alignment in the trend's characterization.  Also useful is to observe the weekly changes in the signals, which can provide an early indication of a trend shift.

ETF TrendFlex Signal Top 5 MetaStock Signals Comments
SPY  Short  3 Short/2 Cash 

DIA Short 4 Short/1Cash

QQQ Neutral 3 Short/2 Cash 
IWM  Short 4 Short/1 Cash 
VGK Short 4 Short/1 Long   
EEM Short 4 Short/1 Long
GLD Short 2 Short/3 Long 
TLT Long 4 Long/1 Cash  
UUP  Long 3 Long/2 Short