Stocks close down
The SPY, the Industrials and the Transports closed down. Yesterday, the Transports managed to better the last recorded closing highs (December 31). However, the SPY and Industrials failed to confirm. The longer price action remains below such highs for the SPY and Industrias, the higher the odds for a secondary reaction to develop.
The primary trend was reconfirmed as bullish on October 17th and November 13th, for the reasons given here and here.
Gold and Silver
SLV closed down, and GLD closed up. For the reasons I explained here, and more recently here, I feel the primary trend remains bearish. Here I analyzed the primary bear market signal given on December 20, 2012. The primary trend was reconfirmed bearish, as explained here. The secondary trend is bullish (secondary reaction against the primary bearish trend), as explained here.
As to the gold and silver miners ETFs, SIL and GDX closed up. The primary trend is bearish, as was profusely explained here and here. Likewise, the secondary trend is bearish. The Dow Theory is close to signaling a secondary reaction against the primary bearish trend. However, we still need some more bullish action so that our minimum volatility requirements are met.
Here you have the figures for the SPY which represents the only market with a suggested open long position:
|Data for January 16 , 2014|
|DOW THEORY PRIMARY TREND MONITOR SPY|
|Bull market started||06/24/2013||157.06|
|Bull market signaled||07/18/2013||168.87|
|Current stop level: Secondary reaction low||165.48|
|Unrlzd gain %||Tot advance since start bull mkt||Max Pot Loss %|
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