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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 3/10/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR signal shifted to a Sell at the market close of /9/16.  The 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 -0.3% +0.3%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +17.5% +17.5%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score surged from 1.22 to 1.44 and closed above its three-week moving average, a bearish development. This coincides with the shift in the TrendFlex Classic CR score to a Sell signal. 

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 10.9% 10.9% 1.10
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 13.0% 13.0% 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.

LQD03102017  

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).

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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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 3/3/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, despite a scare on the Classic CR chart earlier thsi week. 

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 Long 11/08/16 +11.4% +11.4%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +18.0% +18.0%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score declined from 1.32 to 1.22 and remains below its three-week moving average.  Reviewing past levels in the 1.30 area of the TrendFlex Score, the S&P 500 has corrected about 5%.  We continue to interpret this level of the TrendFlex Score as a bullish extreme, especially with the .10 drop from last week.

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 11.4% 11.4% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 13.5% 13.5% 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 remains at an extreme, expanding the gap below its moving average.

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 TED is also looking close to an extreme (chart below).  VIX is neutral while Put/Call is barely at an extreme level (chart not presented).

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 The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 2/24/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, despite a scare on the Classic CR chart earlier thsi week. 

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 Long 11/08/16 +10.6 +10.6%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +17.2% +17.2%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.29 to 1.32 and remains below its three-week moving average.  Reviewing past levels in the 1.30 area of the TrendFlex Score, the S&P 500 has corrected about 5%.  We continue to interpret this level of the TrendFlex Score as a bullish extreme.

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 10.6% 10.6% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 12.7% 12.7% 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 remains at an extreme, expanding the gap below its moving average.

LQD02242017  

 TED is also looking close to an extreme (chart below).  VIX is neutral while Put/Call is barely at an extreme level (chart not presented).

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 The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 2/17/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, despite a scare on the Classic CR chart earlier thsi week. 

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 Long 11/08/16 +9.9 +9.9%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +16.4% +16.4%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score declined from 1.38 to 1.29 remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.  Reviewing past levels in the 1.30 area of the TrendFlex Score, the S&P 500 has corrected about 5%.  We would interpret this level of the TrendFlex Score as a bullish extreme.

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 9.9% 9.9% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 12.0% 12.0% 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 remains at an extreme, expanding the gap below its moving average.

LQD02172017  

 

 The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 2/10/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, despite a scare on the Classic CR chart earlier thsi week. 

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 Long 11/08/16 +8.3 +8.3%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +14.7% +14.7%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score declined to 1.38 from 1.39 and closed slightly below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.  

 TFS02102017

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 8.3% 8.3% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 10.3% 10.3% 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 remains at an extreme, with the continued potential of a double bottom flashing a warning sign to long equity positions.  

 

 LQD02102017

 The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 2/3/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, as the major indices continue to flirt with new highs.

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 Long 11/08/16 +7.34 +7.4%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +13.8% +13.8%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.39 to 1.40 and is slightly above its three-week moving average.  

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 7.4% 7.4% 1.20
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 9.4% 9.4% 1.25
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 VIX and Put/call ratios pushed back to mildly extreme readings.  

 VIX02032017

 Although the LQD indicator has narrowed the gap vs. its moving average, it appears to be working on a double-bottom, which could suggest risk to equities in the near future.

LQD02032016

 

 The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 1/27/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, as the major indices continue to flirt with new highs.

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 Long 11/08/16 +7.3% +7.3%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +13.6% +13.6%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.35 to 1.39 and is even with its three-week moving average.  

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 7.3% 7.3% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 9.3% 9.3% 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 all three indicators are at extremes.  

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The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 1/20/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, as the major indices continue to flirt with new highs.

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 Long 11/08/16 +6.2% +6.2%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +12.5% +12.5%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.41 to 1.35 and closed below its three-week moving average (a bullish development).  

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 6.3% 6.3% 1.125
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 8.3% 8.3% 1.200
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 none of the three indicators are at extremes.  

 

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 1/13/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, as the major indices continue to flirt with new highs.

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 Long 11/08/16 +6.3% +6.3%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +12.6% +12.6%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.37 to 1.41 and is slightly above its three-week moving average (barely bearish).  

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 6.3% 6.3% 1.125
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 8.3% 8.3% 1.125
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.

The VIX indicator (below) remains at an extreme reading, partly offset by a neutral reading on Put/Call.  The other two Extremes indicators are neutral.  

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The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 1/6/2017

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, as the major indices continue to flirt with new highs.

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 Long 11/08/16 +6.4% +6.4%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +12.8% +12.8%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.28 (12/30/16) to 1.37 and remains about even with its three-week moving average.  It continues to rest at a level that in the past has preceded setbacks in equities.

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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 6.4% 6.4% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 8.4% 8.4% 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.

The large gap in the LQD/SPX ratio vs. its moving average that was previously printed in late December has narrowed to a non-extreme reading. The TED Spread is also neutral. The VIX indicator (below) has shifted to an extreme reading.  

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The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish. Hedges to long positions are in order given the extreme market readings and the low TrendFlex Score.  We would refrain from adding longs, waiting for a breather in the markets.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 12/23/2016

No Updates planned for 12/30 market close.

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, as the major indices continue to flirt with new highs.

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 Long 11/08/16 +5.8% +5.8%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +12.1% +12.1%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.30 to 1.28 and remains below its three-week moving average.  It is resting at a level that in the past has preceded setbacks in equities.

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TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 5.8% 5.8% 1.20
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 7.8% 7.8% 1.25
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.

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A large gap in the LQD/SPX ratio vs. its moving average gets larger, suggesting that the recent rally may need a breather. The VIX indicator (below) has shifted to an extreme reading. 

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The TED Spread indicator has moved toward an extreme reading.

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The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish. Hedges to long positions are in order given the extreme market readings and the low TrendFlex Score.  We would refrain from adding longs, waiting for a breather in the markets.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 12/16/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, as the major indices continue to flirt with new highs.

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 Long 11/08/16 +5.5% +5.5%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +11.8% +11.8%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.33 to 1.30 and remains below its three-week moving average.  It is resting at a level that in the past has preceded setbacks in equities.

TFS12162016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.  Both remain at a "perfect" 1.0 score.   

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 5.5% 5.5% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 7.5% 7.5% 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.

LQD Gap 121616

A large gap in the LQD/SPX ratio vs. its moving average gets larger, suggesting that the recent rally may need a breather. The VIX Put/Call indicator (below) has settled to a neutral reading. 

VIX12162016

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish. Hedges to long positions are in order given the extreme market readings and the low TrendFlex Score.  We would refrain from adding longs, waiting for a breather in the markets.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 12/09/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals remains Long, as the major indices hit new highs.

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 Long 11/08/16 +5.6% +5.6%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +11.9% +11.9%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.53 to 1.33 and remains below its three-week moving average.  It is resting at a level that in the past has preceded setbacks in equities.

TFS12092016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.  Both have improved and once again achieved a "perfect" 1.0 score.   

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 5.6% 5.6% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 7.6% 7.6% 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.

LQD Gap 120916

A large gap in the LQD/SPX ratio vs. its moving average gets larger, suggesting that the recent rally may need a breather. The VIX Put/Call indicator (below) has also moved to an extreme, pointing to an increased likelihood of a setback in equities.

VIX12092016

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish. Hedges to long positions are in order given the extreme market readings and the low TrendFlex Score.  We would refrain from adding longs, waiting for a breather in the markets.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 12/02/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals 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 Long 11/08/16 +2.4% +2.4%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +8.6% +8.6%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.48 to 1.53, and remains bullishly below its three-week moving average.  

TFS12022016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.  Both have weakened slightly from their "perfect" 1.0 scores from last week.   

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 2.4% 2.4% 1.30
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 4.4% 4.4% 1.25
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.

LQDGap1202016

A large gap in the LQD/SPX ratio vs. its moving average suggests that the recent rally may need a breather.  Thegap was a max before this week's modest setback. The VIX Put/Call Extreme has shifted from extreme (pointing to the resulting setback in equities) to neutral, following this week's consolidation of recent gains.

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, especially with regards to recent market strength and positive seasonality.      

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 11/25/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals 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 Long 11/08/16 +3.4% +3.4%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +9.6% +9.6%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score declined from 1.64 to 1.48, and settled below its three-week moving average.  New highs in the major equity indices helped drive the score lower this week.

TFS11252016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.  Both have settled on 1.0 scores, as bullish as you can get.  

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 3.4% 3.4% 1.0
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 5.4% 5.4% 1.0
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.

LQDGap112516

A large gap in the LQD/SPX ratio vs. its moving average suggests that the recent rally may need a breather. Likewise, the CBOE VIX reading has fallen well below its moving average (see top portion of chart below), although Put/Call is neutral.  The VIX extreme is worth watching, however it can meander at this low level for several days. 

VIX112516

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, especially with regards to recent market strength and positive seasonality.  Partial hedges to long positions may be in order though as we observe the two Extremes indicators noted above.    

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 11/18/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and Allegiance signals 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 Long 11/08/16 +2.0% +2.0%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +8.1% +8.1%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score remained unchanged at 1.64 and closed equal to its three-week moving average.  

TFS11182016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 2.0% 2.0% 1.300
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 3.9% 3.9% 1.125
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.

LQDGap111816

A large gap in the LQD/SPX ratio vs. its moving average suggests that the recent rally may need a breather. Likewise, the CBOE VIX reading has fallen well below its moving average (see top portion of chart below), although Put/Call is neutral.  The VIX extreme is worth watching, however it can meander at this low level for several days. 

VIX111816

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, especially with regards to recent market strength and positive seasonality.  Partial hedges to long positions may be in order though as we observe the two Extremes indicators noted above.    

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 11/11/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR signal shifted to Long at the market close of 11/8, as noted in our intra-week update. 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 Long 11/08/16 +1.2% +1.2%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +7.2% +7.2%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.83 to 1.64 and closed below its three-week moving average, a bullish development. This week we saw some market improvement in indicators that have lagged for a while: our Copper/US Bond ratio leaped above its 200-day moving average, and the SPX/US Bond ratio pushed to a new high. 

TFS11112016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF signal shifted from Cash to Long this week. The longer-term Allegiance signal remained in Uptrend. Both are strongly bullish with scores of 1.30 and 1.125, respectively.   

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 1.2% 1.2% 1.300
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 3.1% 3.1% 1.125
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 Reading
  2. CBOE Put/Call Ratio
  3. TED Spread
  4. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow.

LQD Gap

A large gap in the LQD/SPX ratio vs. its moving average suggests that the recent rally may need a breather. 

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish. Given recent market strength and positive seasonality, hedging long positions is less encouraging at this time.   

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 11/4/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

11/10/2016 Intra-Week Update:

Markets sure can move fast!  TrendFlex Classic CR shifted to a Buy signal at the market close of 11/8/16.  We will belatedly note the opening price of 11/9 as the new signal timing.

TFCCR11102016

 

TrendFlex Classic CR signal shifted to Short at the market open on 10/31. 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 10/31/16 +2.1% -2.1%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +3.3% +3.3%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.81 to 1.83 and remains above its three-week moving average. Despite the weakness in several momentum indicators, the TrendFlex Score has not shot upward much as two contrarian indicators, namely VIX and Put/Call, remain at elevated extremes (their score components are bullish). 

TFS11042016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

There are no changes to the TrendFlex trend-following signals this week.  TrendFlex Classic TF is slightly bearish at 2.30, however, we will keep that one in cash based on the TrendFlex Score holding its own.   

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 0.0% -3.4% 2.300
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend  5/31/16 -0.7% -0.7% 1.625
Historic Performance          

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish albeit with some hedging suggested.  Given recent market volatility, hedging a long portfolio with e-Mini S&P 500 futures shorts may be a prudent short-term strategy.   

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 10/28/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR signal closed below its moving average on Friday, 10/28.  The signal shifts to Short at the opening price of the S&P 500 on 10/31. 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 Long (Short at 10/31 open) 9/23/16 -2.2% -2.2%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +5.3% +5.3%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.73 to 1.81 and closed above its three-week moving average, a bearish development. 

TFS10282016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

There are no changes to the TrendFlex trend-following signals this week.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 0.0% -1.5% 2.100
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend  5/31/16 +1.3% +1.3% 1.625
Historic Performance          

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish albeit with some hedging suggested.  Given recent market volatility, hedging a long portfolio with e-Mini S&P 500 futures shorts may be a prudent short-term strategy.   

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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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 10/21/2016

 

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

TrendFlex Classic CR and the longer-term Allegiance signal remain on a buy.  

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 Uptrend 9/23/16 -1.5% -1.5%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Uptrend  4/13/16 +6.0% +6.0%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score remained unchanged for the week at 1.73 and is even with its three-week moving average. 

TFS10212016 

TrendFlex Trend-Following Signals (TF)

There are no changes to the TrendFlex trend-following signals this week.     

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

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  Cash 9/26/16 0.0% -0.8% 2.100
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend  5/31/16 +2.0% +2.0% 1.625
Historic Performance          

 The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish albeit with some hedging suggested.     

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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