Bulls won yesterday’s screen game by the uninspired score of 34 to 15, short term buys to sells, a spread of +21. In Wednesday’s crash, the score was only 41 sells to 7 buys, a spread of -34.Tuesday’s score was Bears 26, Bulls 21.
Weird. I would have thought that yesterday’s rocket launch would have led to far more buys. Likewise, the previous two days of carnage I thought would have led to wider sell side spreads. But these numbers are completely ordinary. This indicates that neither direction is a new thrust. Maybe it’s just lag. The vast majority of stocks aren’t doing anything remarkable. But the big stocks are pushing the market averages around big time.
The 5 day total is 141 buys to 129 sells. Yesterday, after two days of the market brutalizing the bulls, the 5 day total was only 130 sells to 129 buys. The last time the balance was really negative was on May 6.
I said yesterday that the numbers do not support a crash. Yesterday’s trading sort of confirmed that. Kinda. A little. Well, maybe more than a little.
I screen all stocks and ETFs from the NYSE and NASD, excluding those with less than an average of 1 million shares per day traded, and selling for less than $6 per share. The table below shows swing trade buy signals and sell signals from yesterday’s action. The numbered columns represent the time frame of the support or resistance trend around which the signals were generated.
Here is today’s output. The number 1 indicates that the condition is true. 0 is false. The numbers on the right half of the chart represent the time frames in days of the support or resistance areas where the signal was triggered.
This is raw data. These are not recommendations. They represent charts that have triggered short term signals near key cyclical support or resistance levels. Pick through these and see if there are any that you like using your own charts. Feel free to post your charts here with comments.
Every weekend I use the previous week’s screens to select charts that have potential for a move, and I post them for subscribers.