Turov Share 0 Tweet Trader’s Wire Market Update for Monday, July 31, 2017 The SPX declined 3.32 points Friday to close at 2472.10. 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 gained 17327.36 cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of2013.17 points in the index itself over the same period. That’s a ratio of 8.61 to one. (Please note that any day in which the daily trader recommendation fails to outperform the SPX by at least a ratio of +8.61 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 July 19, 2017.) Despite the 1999 feel to the market, the Intermediate Term Model remains bearish. While the market could certainly move higher in the short run, by Labor Day I expect to see it lower than it is now. I do not believe such a decline will be the death knell for this bull market, and it could well offer an opportunity for us to partake of the last phase of the bull market. On June 19, the next to last day of Spring, the SPX closed at 2453.46. As of Friday, almost half-way through Summer, the SPX closed at 2472.10, 18.7 points – a mere ¾ of 1% – higher. Not much of a summer rally so far. The daily model is bearish today, with most of the day’s decline due in the last hour of the day. TOT daily trader are advised to go 200% short at SPX 2472 stop. If you go short, use no protective buy stop until 10:45 a.m.. At that time, if you have already gone 200% short, go an additional 200% short at the market. If you have not already gone short, go 400% short at the market. After you are 400% short, use a stop 1% above the 10:45 price.