Trader’s Wire Market Update for Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – TheTradersWire

Trader’s Wire Market Update for Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trader’s Wire Market Update for Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A good start to the week as the SPX advanced 11.42 points yesterday to close at 2402.32.   TOT daily traders went 200% long on the opening and took profits on the close.

Since initiation of the Turov on Timing service on September 30, 1993, our daily trader recommendations have gained 17263.45cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of 1943.39 points in the index itself over the same period.  That’s a ratio of 8.88 to one. (Please note that any day in which the daily model fails to outperform the SPX by at least a ratio of +8.88 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 May 10, 2017.)  The Intermediate Term Model remains bearish.  But while it is bearish, in the absence of a bearish news catalyst,  I don’t expect the decline to be any more robust than the advance that preceded it.

The daily model is bearish for today, and the market is likely to retrace all or some of yesterday’s advance.  TOT daily traders are advised to go 200% short at the market.  Once short, use a 1% protective buy stop on the position.

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