I wanted to review a crazy wild week (7 market days or 9 days overall).
It all started with a twitter post on September 23, 2009 at 9:24PM
It then followed with a blog post about the prediction since twitter is known from moving very quickly and people can miss things at a blink of an eye.
This was on September 25th “S&P at 1035 by October 1st? I Believe it is doable.” ( I misspelled doable on the original post.)
We were in a 3 day down move (23rd to 25th.) When I did my weekend analysis I saw a familiar pattern which was similar to a “Kicker Bullish“.
That deserved its own post entitled “$SPX Stuck in a 9 Point range… which way will it Break?” Well next day we moved up 20 points.
I was not satisfied with the way the pattern was set up because S&P needed to open up at least 10 points above Instead it started at about the same price as the previous day.
The final blog post was written and titled “The One Day Rally Is Over” In brief, I stated that the pattern wasn’t satisfactory to be a real Kicker Bullish and also the TED Spread had been going higher for the past 2 weeks. The TED spread measures the risk in the general economy. With Risk going higher & the pattern looking weak, all I needed was some negative news and got it when S&P began cutting company ratings.
On October 1st I checked back on the market late in the day and to my surprise we had fallen 27 points. the 1035 prediction was reached and breached right on the day I called.
So that is the week in review and the image below summarizes it even more visually.
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Have a good one,