‘Sell in MAY and go away’ has come early this year.

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S&P continued yesterday the downward slide that breached below the 1539.50  lows, that were made in early April. Our bullish scenario gets canceled since this price overlap violates the three basic . We mentioned many times before that a correction would be something normal to happen now and it seems though that the top is in at 1597 and a correction has started. were notified to be ready at any time to cover their longs as the first target of the correction is the 1480 area.

Lets now see the worrying signals that support the bearish scenario of a downward correction. First of all is the fact that the sequence of and higher lows is over.

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The upward sloping channel is broken and it looks like the index is heading towards 1500-25 area.  5 waves are most probably completed and it looks like sell in May and go away has come early this year. The most dominant scenario is to see a downward correction towards at least 1470-90 area.

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Another signal (lagging) is the crossing of the two EMA. The 13 day EMA is turning down and about to cross the 34 day EMA. This does not cancel a possible upward bounce towards 1555-65 area but it is most probable that it will meet great resistance and it will come back down.  In general, this is a bearish signal that could confirm our worries.

As shown below, another worrying signal was the divergence from Russel 2000. Prices had broken earlier and despite the new high at 1597 that S&P made, IWM just back tested the broken channel.

IWM

The completion of 5 waves is followed usually by a correction towards the 38% and 61,8% retracement. Although may find this as bad news, I only have to note that this is the good scenario. What I mean is that after the expected correction that could last a couple of months, prices will start a new upward move. The bad scenario is the one were we just made a top similar to the one of 2007 and a big  bear market is coming.

Whatever the end result, we are here to take advantage of every opportunity the market gives us, either long or short. Trading only one side is like walking with only with one leg….we need to be friends with the trend. Prices cannot rise all the time. It is natural and healthy to see a correction. Trend is changing to down and we need to adapt. Stop for short positions is the recent high at 1597. Upward corrections, if not , should be met with selling. I believe it is time to make a small correction.

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3-rules

A term used to describe a trader who is expects that a particular asset – be it a commodity, currency or product – to rise in value. The opposite of a ‘bear’.

The idea is that bulls attack by bending their heads and poking their opponents upwards with their horns, symbolising the fact that they are buyers, driving prices up.

Beliefs held by the aforementioned ‘bulls’ of the trading world, are described as bullish. Characterised by a generally optimistic outlook on the state of a given asset, a bullish outlook would suggest that a rise in value is imminent. Opposite of bearish.

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A term used to describe a trader who is expects that a particular asset – be it a commodity, currency or product – to rise in value. The opposite of a ‘bear’.

The idea is that bulls attack by bending their heads and poking their opponents upwards with their horns, symbolising the fact that they are buyers, driving prices up.

Beliefs held by the aforementioned ‘bulls’ of the trading world, are described as bullish. Characterised by a generally optimistic outlook on the state of a given asset, a bullish outlook would suggest that a rise in value is imminent. Opposite of bearish.

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Alexandros Yfantis
Alexandros Yfantis
Fascinated by financial markets, studied International Securities Investment and Banking in the UK, works as a Portfolio Manager in Greece and runs a technical analysis website. Enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and preparing for the black belt in Korean Karate.