Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last Newsletters of 2012!

Hello everyone, 2012 is about to close out for good and I hope everyone of you has had a very good year!  I have enjoyed providing useful and insightful market analysis and commentary for you all year long, hopefully you have as well.

Here's our last two weekend newsletters for 2012:

- Commodity Weekend Newsletter Sunday Dec 30th

General Market Weekend Newsletter Sunday Dec 30th, 2012


Friday, December 28, 2012

NYAD indicator follow up

I posted this chart a couple weeks back in mid Dec before Christmas (see my post from Dec 19th) how there was an obvious negative divergence between the market S&P 500 and the NYAD NYSE Advance Decline issues indicator.  As you can see from the history, this divergence has been a good predictor of market pullbacks - now obviously we have the Fiscal Cliff fiasco in Washington with our idiot politicians as a major new catalyst, however the chart was also setup for a pullback well ahead of this.

At Breakpoint Trades we have a lot of custom indicators, charts, systems like this one to help you out with our trading

On Sunday night, congress meets again for the Fiscal Cliff, let's see what the 'yahoo's do, obviously the market will likely gap one way or the other on Monday morning.

Have a great weekend guys!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

RSI 2 systems

It looks like several of my RSI 2 market systems will go long today as long as RSI 2 stays oversold below 10%.  Here's some statistics and charts.  

Also I have a strategy on the ETF DVY, which is the DJ Select Dividend ETF, pretty good stats with an 11 PF and 89% winning trades.  

However again, realize that this is news driven market - so keep that in mind, I'm posting these charts as information purposes only

Last week on Dec 19th, I posted this custom indicator of ours which has been great at identifying at least short term tops in the market when the NYAD forms a negative divergence with respect to the S&P 500 - see the past examples. Anyway last week it was giving a warning sign for the market and a pending pullback, clearly this Fiscal Cliff fiasco in Washington has been a major catalyst, however you can't argue that the chart wasn't set up for a pullback ahead of time!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chart of the day

Here's a chart from, it shows how typically the post election cycle is weaker than the average year - this is something that I have been discussing this year in the newsletters as well.


$NYAD - Chart Link - a divergence in this indicator with the market to take note of

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gold comments

$GOLD - Chart Link - as you know, gold is down big today, -$29 currently.  Per my weekend analysis, here's the symmetry chart (please be aware this chart still shows yesterday's closing prices).  Gold is currently trading at 1670, so it's just above above all these moving averages.  Also refer to the time frame of this consolidation, it's 16 months, the other two lasted 16.5 months and 17.5 months.  Will the MA's hold or not?

$GOLD - Chart Link - anther daily gold chart with the wave count that I've been showing, as I have been discussing, if this is a wave (2) and wave C, then we can expect the Nov low to be undercut at least slightly

GLD - Chart Link - here's the ETF, steve made this chart up, shows a symmetry projection to the downside

remember the gold charts at Stockcharts don't update until well after the market close.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Our Recent Newsletter

Hello everyone, as you know, the market had a big rally today, therefore here's my most recent comprehensive newsletter on the market, AAPL, bonds/Rates, GDX, Energy, and tons and tons of trade ideas.  

Newsletter Dec 17th 2012

also please consider taking advantage of our 25% coupon, this expires on Jan 1st. Our membership rates will be going up next year, so now is a good time to take advantage of our special!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Technical Analysis of AAPL

The first chart shows a linear chart of AAPL, an uptrend line is in the upper $400's

the second chart shows a logarithmic chart, there is basically an uptrend line right in this area, if this is lost, then the uptrend line on the linear chart will likely be tested - honestly I wouldn't mind that as I think it would finally be a low risk buy

the third chart shows a weekly log chart going back 11 years, there\'s an uptrend line from 2003 that comes in the mid to upper 400\'s as well basically matching the daily linear chart above.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quick market update

Yesterday I posted a 60 min chart of the S&P 500, I showed how it stopped exactly at resistance (see the downtrend line with red arrows) and had also formed into a bear wedge pattern.  Here's the original post from yesterday.

As you can see with today's sell off the wedge is playing out and gave folks an early warning sign to lighten up on Longs or even take a short position.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Intra day divergences education example

$SPX - Chart Link - here's a 3 min chart of the major indexes, one thing that is useful for day traders is to look for intra day divergences where one of the indexes makes a higher high but the others do not, and vice versa.  Generally the Nasdaq and RUT leads, so for example today while the SPX made a higher high, the fact that the RUT and Nasdaq didn't was a warning.  The same thing works for bottom i.e. if the SPX makes a lower low but the NDX and RUT make higher lows, that's a positive sign. 

you can use this Stockchart URL going forward

GDX and bollinger bands example

Nice bounce so far for GDX and GDXJ, though GDX is still below the downtrend line so it has work to do, however last week we started pointing out that Bollinger Band W bottom scenario possibility as price had closed below the lower BB's in mid Nov but failed to do so on the new low in early Dec, and so far it has played out for a bounce anyway

also here's the education examples from

60 min SPX chart

$SPX - Chart Link - this was posted on our live blog this morning as you can see the market popped up after the FED meeting, but pulled back - see where it stopped?  logically right at the downtrend line from early Oct.  Now watch the potential wedge pattern

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Here\'s our most recent newsletter

Hello everyone, here's our most recent newsletter covering the general market, some commodities, and of course tons of trade ideas, we've had a lot of really great trade ideas that have done well, here's the newsletter

Dec 11th, 2012 Newsletter


Monday, December 10, 2012

Commodity Newsletter

Here's a link to our Comprehensive Commodity Newsletter, make sure to check it!

Commodity Newsletter - Precious Metals, crude oil, energy stocks, mechanical systems etc

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Technical Analysis on AAPL

As you know, AAPL has had a nice correction since the September highs when it hit $700 a share.  At the time we pointed out the negative divergence in place via the MACD.

In mid November AAPL bounced along with the general market, however it stopped dead at the 200 day MA and today AAPL lost about -6.5% which was the biggest down day in years on a percentage basis.  

The second chart shows a 60 min chart, notice the bear wedge that had setup with negative divergence.  One target to watch on this downside would be a fill of that gap below which is 528.9 - 539.9, at minimum I think that gap will be filled.

The third chart shows a weekly chart of AAPL.  Note the long term uptrend line back to 2003.


MACD KISS method

As you know, I've shown various tips and tricks for you guys to add to your traders toolbox, I've shown alternative methods to using indicators by looking for a confirmed cross for MACD, moving averages, RSI etc, however here's something that you might not have thought of, I call it the Kiss method, and this video will be how to use it for the MACD.  Most traders use MACD to either point out divergence, or to look for crossovers, however this is an alternative method that I came up with where instead of looking for crossovers, you take very low risk trades when the MACD touch one other or kiss.  This is akin to buying support or selling resistance because your stops can be extremely tight - i.e. stop out if the MACD actually crosses.  This method doesn't happen that often, however the nice thing about it is that it works on any stock or index and any time frame.  

Here's a 6 min video I made on this method, as well as example charts


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Market Views and comments

Here's three daily charts of the S&P 500, as you know the market had a nice rally off the mid Nov lows a few weeks back, however notice where the market stopped yesterday, it stopped dead a the 50 day MA!  This was a logical place to exit longs or even take a low risk short with a tight stop.  The first chart shows the reversal off the 50 MA, the second chart shows a small wedge pattern, while the last chart shows a higher level the market may try to hit should the 50 MA be broken.  

A bullish scenario would have the market pulling back to form a RS of an inverse H&S pattern, however this would take at least a week or so since, so at best expect some chop in the market for the next week, at worst a decent top has been put in, however we are in the bullish time of year, so for now I favor some kind of higher low being established over the next week or two, we'll see...