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The TrendFlex signals remain unchanged for the week, although Allegiance I has been waffling between neutral and long, and Classic I slipped markedly but remains long.    

Performance is through market close on 4/08/16.

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 1  Uptrend   3/2/16 +3.6% +3.6% 1.700
TrendFlex Allegiance 1 Uptrend 3/31/16 -0.8% -0.8% 1.875
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic II Uptrend  3/1/16 +5.7 +5.7%  
TrendFlex Allegiance II Uptrend  3/14/16 +1.4% +1.4%  

The TrendFlex Score declined from 1.60 to 1.55, and remains below its three-week moving average. Based on performance during the essentially flat market since May 2015, this level may indicate a shift in equities to a downtrend. Considering the reading in the Classis I and Allegiance I scores, hedging longs may now be in order.

 TFS04082016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital.  We have removed the "add to longs" suggestion, added "sell calls"  and removed "hedge or reduce shorts."    

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

The TrendFlex signals remain unchanged for the week.    

Performance is through market close on 4/01/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % Return

S&P 500   % Return

Current

Trend

Score

Prior

Trend

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).  Trend Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic 1  Uptrend   3/2/16 +4.9% +4.9% 1.100 1.100
TrendFlex Allegiance 1 Uptrend 3/31/16 0..4% +0.4% 1.625 1.875
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Uptrend  3/1/16 +7.10 +7.0%    
TrendFlex Allegiance II Uptrend  3/14/16 +2.6% +2.6%    

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.57 to 1.60, and remains slightly below its three-week moving average.   

 TFS04012016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the improved reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

Intra-Week Update

The TrendFlex Allegiance 1 Signal shifted to Uptrend, effective with the market open on 3/31.  The S&P 500 High/Low Percentage indicator shifted strongly (bullishly) to the upside, causing the Trend Score to decrease from 1.875 to 1.625.

 

3/25/16 Update:

The TrendFlex signals remain unchanged for the week.    

Performance is through market close on 3/25/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % Return

S&P 500   % Return

Current

Trend

Score

Prior

Trend

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).  Trend Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic 1  Uptrend   3/2/16 +3.0% +3.0% 1.300 1.100
TrendFlex Allegiance 1  Neutral (Cash) 3/10/16 0.0% +2.3% 1.875 1.875
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Uptrend  3/1/16 +5.1% +5.1%    
TrendFlex Allegiance II Uptrend  3/14/16 +0.8% +0.8%    

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.66 to 1.57, and remains below its three-week moving average.   

TFS03252016 

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the improved reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

The TrendFlex signals remain unchanged for the week.    

Performance is through market close on 3/18/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % Return

S&P 500   % Return

Current

Trend

Score

Prior

Trend

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).  Trend Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic 1  Uptrend   3/2/16 +3.7% +3.7% 1.100 1.300
TrendFlex Allegiance 1  Neutral (Cash) 3/10/16 0.0% +2.9% 1.875 2.125
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Uptrend  3/1/16 +5.8% +5.8%    
TrendFlex Allegiance II Uptrend  3/14/16 +1.5% +1.5%    

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.72 to 1.66, and remains below its three-week moving average.   

TFS03182016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the improved reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

TrendFlex Allegiance I shifted to Neutral (Cash) this week, while Allegiance II shifted to Uptrend. Classic signals remain in Uptrend.   

Performance is through market close on 3/11/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % Return

S&P 500   % Return

Current

Trend

Score

Prior

Trend

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).

Trend Score Guide:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic 1  Uptrend   3/2/16 +2.3% +2.3% 1.300 1.400
TrendFlex Allegiance 1  Neutral (Cash) 3/10/16 0.0% +1.6% 2.125 2.375
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Uptrend  3/1/16 +4.4% +4.4%    
TrendFlex Allegiance II Uptrend (3/14 open) 4/6/15 +2.1% -2.1%    

The TrendFlex Score decreased slightly from 1.73 to 1.72, and remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.   

TFS03112016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the improved reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

Both TrendFlex Classic signals shifted to uptrends this week.  The longer-term Allegiance signals remain in downtrends (although Allegiance 1 is closing on to a neutral signal).  

Performance is through market close on 3/04/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % Return

S&P 500   % Return

Current

Trend

Score

Prior

Trend

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).

Trend Score Guide:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic 1  Uptrend   3/2/16 +1.2% +1.2% 1.400 2.300
TrendFlex Allegiance 1  Downtrend  2/8/16 -5.2% +5.5% 2.375 2.625
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Uptrend  3/1/16 +3.2% +3.2%    
TrendFlex Allegiance II Downtrend 4/6/15 +3.2% -3.1%    

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 2.08 to 1.73, and remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.   

TFS03042016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the improved reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

The TrendFlex Classic signals both shift to Uptrends following the Monday, 2/29 activity in the S&P 500.  More charts and updates coming this weekend.

 

Last Week's Update:

The TrendFlex Classic I signal will shift to Neutral (Cash) from Downtrend at the open on 2/29. All other signals remain unchanged, although they improved on the week.   In fact, the TrendFlex Classic II signal saw a marked improvement (as noted in its chart, see link below), nearing a buy signal.  

Performance is through market close on 2/26/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % Return

S&P 500   % Return

Current Score Prior 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). Bullish=1.0-1.75; Neutral=1.75-2.25; Bearish=2.25-3.0
TrendFlex Classic 1  Downtrend, shift to Cash 2/29   2/8/16 -3.8% +4.0% 2.00 2.30
TrendFlex Allegiance 1  Downtrend  2/8/16 -3.8% +4.0% 2.50 2.625
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Downtrend  12/10/15 +5.1% -4.9%    
TrendFlex Allegiance II Downtrend 4/6/15 +6.0% -5.7%    

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 2.52 to 2.08, and remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.   

TFS02262016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the improved reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

The TrendFlex Classic I signal will shift to Neutral (Cash) from Downtrend at the open on 2/29. All other signals remain unchanged, although they improved on the week.   In fact, the TrendFlex Classic II signal saw a marked improvement (as noted in its chart, see link below), nearing a buy signal.  

Performance is through market close on 2/26/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % Return

S&P 500   % Return

Current Score Prior 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). Bullish=1.0-1.75; Neutral=1.75-2.25; Bearish=2.25-3.0
TrendFlex Classic 1  Downtrend, shift to Cash 2/29   2/8/16 -3.8% +4.0% 2.00 2.30
TrendFlex Allegiance 1  Downtrend  2/8/16 -3.8% +4.0% 2.50 2.625
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Downtrend  12/10/15 +5.1% -4.9%    
TrendFlex Allegiance II Downtrend 4/6/15 +6.0% -5.7%    

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 2.52 to 2.08, and remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.   

TFS02262016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the improved reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

All TrendFlex signals remain unchanged for the week, albeit with modest improvements following this week's 2.84% gain in the S&P 500.   

Performance is through market close on 2/19/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % 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)
TrendFlex Classic 1  Downtrend   2/8/16 -2.3% +2.4%
TrendFlex Allegiance 1  Downtrend  2/8/16 -2.3% 2.4%
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Downtrend  12/10/15 +6.8% -6.4%
TrendFlex Allegiance II Downtrend 4/6/15 +7.7% -7.1%

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 2.67 to 2.52 , and closed below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.   

TFS02192016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the improved reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

The TrendFlex Classic I and TrendFlex Allegiance I signals shifted to Downtrend at the opening on Monday, February 8.  All other signals remain unchanged for the wee,   

Performance is through market close on 2/12/16.

TrendFlex Signal Trend Signal Date Signal  % 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)
TrendFlex Classic 1  Downtrend   2/8/16 0.5% -0.5%
TrendFlex Allegiance 1  Downtrend  2/8/16 0.5% -0.5%
S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk premiums (corporate vs. Treasury debt) correlated with performance of the S&P 500
TrendFlex Classic II Downtrend  12/10/15 +9.8% -8.9%
TrendFlex Allegiance II Downtrend 4/6/15 +10.7% -9.7%

The TrendFlex Score increased from 2.52 to 2.67, and remains above its three-week moving average. The score is at an extreme that in the past has preceded rallies in the S&P 500.   

TFS02122016

The Portfolio Strategies chart continues to recommend protecting capital, however we suggest selectively adding to long positions given the extreme reading in the TrendFlex Score.     

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

Click here  for the cumulative returns and trade history for the Baseline Analytics TrendFlex systems since their initial trades

 

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