XLP/NYA hit a nice buy pattern on Friday and based on the entire days action, there is another “minor” buy pattern appearing. if both of these hold, then the staples should continue to outperform which traditionally causes equity weakness.
if we lose the levels, then we have the .786 ratio a little lower … either way, the ratio should NOT take out the January 20 low, for now, as that was a pretty big target. sure looks like probability favors more upside for the ratio next week.
12/16/2018 – as shown before, the ratio of XLP (Staples) / NASDAQ and the PATTERN that completed gave us fair warning of this correction we find ourselves in .. is it the beginning of the ‘next’ bear market. I have no idea. Is it just the ‘buy the dip’ – I have no idea. I guess if you have 50 years you don’t care but if you have 2 weeks you might. It’s all relative folks but we do want to find what the best entry/exit points are as we look to manage risk. that’s all I’m trying to do …
the big institutions have a risk on or a risk off mindset. we hear it all the time. ratio’s allow you to try and get a best guess of where they are … in this case the STAPLES / NASDAQ has helped – a ton.
so, where are we now?
KEY: note the blue arrows. those are the extreme moves up in ‘risk off’ for the institution and then, as shown, the ratio stalls and then the band plays on … believe it or not, we haven’t reached that extreme yet so I simply expect the correction to continue until the ‘target zone 1’ is reached. If your a bull then this seems a logical place to stick your toe int he water else watch and wait for a MONTHLY SIGNAL REVERSAL CANDLE. Else, we could go all the way up to Target Zone 2.
so, the NASDAQ looks unstoppable … we have sell patterns on the DOW, the S&P, the NYSE Index but the NASDAQ is moving into new territory and it sure looks like finishing/close to finishing a 5 wave sequence. So, why not do the XLP / NASDAQ? Honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t done this one before. I’ve always looked at the NYSE Index or the S&P versus the XLP. One would think that the high flyer would show tendencies to pivot UP or DOWN based on risk on/off mindset by the institutions, right?
so, here’s the XLP / NASDAQ and it paints a nice picture.
note the AB=Cd pattern that is completing and showing a bullish hammer as of this past Friday’s close.
RSI – been pegged at the lowest levels since 2000 and has finally showed some bullish divergence.
we are BELOW the .786 retracement BUT we are not at new all time lows (vice the NASDAQ that is all all time highs)
there is another level for targets lower (.886 retracement and 1.618 extension) if this level gives away …
XLP/NASDA w/ the NASDAQ overlaid and INVERTED
NOTE – EVERY major pivot higher/lower has been at a pivot of this ratio .
Folks … don’t get complacent as there is a very large probability that the next move – across the board – is down.