Turov Share 2 Tweet Trader’s Wire Market Update for Friday, May 5, 2017 The SPX advanced 1.39 points yesterday to close at 2389.52. TOT daily traders were on the sidelines for the session. Since initiation of the Turov on Timing service on September 30, 1993, our daily trader recommendations have gained17225.83 cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of 1930.59 points in the index itself over the same period. That’s a ratio of 8.92 to one. (Please note that any day in which the daily model fails to outperform the SPX by at least a ratio of +8.92 to one, since that’s the ratio of outperformance already achieved, that ratio will decline.) (The commentary in this paragraph last updated November 10, 2016) The super long term perspective (a prediction, not a forecast!) for the stock market remains bearish (as it has been since January 2000 after having been bullish for over 25 years, from December 1974 until then). I believe that, adjusted for REAL inflation (not the funny numbers the Social Security Administration uses) the stock market will be lower in real dollars in 2020 than it was in 2000. For a long time, I’ve been saying, “I also expect that our new 2016-elected President will have some very serious problems during his/her single term in office.” That belief stands. (The commentary in this paragraph last updated March 24, 2017 with the SPX at 2346.) The Intermediate Term Model remains bullish. This does not mean the bull market is without risk. It does mean that the odds favor the next 50 point move in the SPX is more likely to be up to about 2400 than down to 2300. The market is likely to have its biggest gain of the week, which is a little like describing the Brooklyn Nets’ best game of the season. TOT daily traders are advised to go 300% long at SPX 2391 stop. If the SPX declines to 2386 before advancing to 2391, lower the buy stop to SPX 2388, and for each additional 2 point decline, if it occurs, lower the stop by an equivalent 2 points. Once long, use a 1% protective sell stop on the position. If still long as we approach the close, and if the SPX is up on the session, hold the position over the weekend and into Monday. If still long as we approach the close, and if the SPX is down on the session, I’ll have an intraday update at about 3:50 Eastern time.