TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 3/17/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR signal remains at a Sell.  The longer-term Allegiance signal remains Long.  

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Short 3/09/17 -0.6% +0.6%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +17.8% +17.8%
Historic Performance        


TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score climbed from 1.44 to 1.55 and remains above its three-week moving average, a bearish development.  


TrendFlex rlowing Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return


S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF  Uptrend 11/8/16 11.2% 11.2% 1.10
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 13.2 13.2% 1.00
Historic Performance          


Baseline Analytics Extremes

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. TED Spread
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow.  This week, the LQD indicator continues to remain at an extreme, expanding the gap below its moving average.


TED closed in on an extreme (chart below), which could suggest a rebound soon.  As we hone in on the timing of its signals, the TED red zones can persist during a short-term downtrend.  We would look for a shift back up through the "0" line on the oscillator indicator (bottom of chart) to suggest that a pullback in the S&P500 has ended. VIX and Put/Call are neutral (chart not presented).


The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.  A short position in an S&P 500 e-mini future contract, for example, is one strategy to help hedge long positions.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies


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