TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 1/19/2018

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change in the TrendFlex signals this week.  Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 11/22/17 +8.20% +8.20%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +39.20% +39.20%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.14 to 1.23 and closed above its three-week moving average, a bearish development.  

TFS01192018

 

   TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

12.60%

12.60% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 33.80% 33.80% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The LQD indicator is at an extreme. All other indicators are neutral.

LQD01192018

 

 

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 1/12/2018

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change in the TrendFlex signals this week.  Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 11/22/17 +7.30% +7.30%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +38.0% +38.0%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.24 to 1.14 and remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.  It sits at an extremely low level, underscoring the risk to this level of equity prices. 

TFS01122018

 

   TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

11.60%

11.60% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 32.7% 32.7% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The LQD indicator is at an extreme. Also shown below is VIX and Put/Call readings.  The Put/Call ratio is near an extreme, while VIX is neutral.

LQD01122018

 

 PC01122018

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 1/5/2018

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change in the TrendFlex signals this week.  Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 11/22/17 +5.60% +5.60%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +35.8% +35.8%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.35 to 1.24 and remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.

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   TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

9.90%

9.90% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 30.6% 30.6% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The LQD indicator is at an extreme. 

LQD01052018

 

 

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 12/22/2017

 Next Update will be after the market close of 1/5/18

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change in the TrendFlex signals this week.  Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 11/22/17 +3.30% +3.30%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +32.9% +32.9%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.30 to 1.20 and remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.

 

 TFS12222017

  TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

7.50%

7.50% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 27.8% 27.8% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The LQD indicator is at an extreme. 

LQD12222017

 

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 12/15/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change in the TrendFlex signals this week.  Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 11/22/17 +3.00% +3.00%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +32.5% +32.5%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.39 to 1.30 and closed  below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.

 

TFS12152017

 

  TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

7.20%

7.20% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 27.4% 27.4% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. There are no extreme indicator readings (surprisingly) this week.  

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 12/8/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change in the TrendFlex signals this week.  Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 11/22/17 +2.10% +2.10%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +31.3% +31.3%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.38 to 1.39 and closed slightly above its three-week moving average, a bearish development.

TFS12082017

 

  TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

6.20%

6.20% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 26.3% 26.3% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The LQD indicator shows a sizeable gap versus its moving average: 

LQD12082017 

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 12/1/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

The short-term TrendFlex Classic CR signal shifted to BUY mode at the market close on 11/22, as the 11/9 SELL signal was rather short-lived  There was no change in the TrendFlex signals thsi week.  Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 11/22/17 +1.70% +1.70%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +30.9% +30.9%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.43  to 1.38 and remains below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.

TFS12012017

  TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

5.90%

5.90% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 25.8% 25.8% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The LQD indicator shows a sizeable gap versus its moving average: 

LQD12012017  

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 11/24/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

The short-term TrendFlex Classic CR signal shifted to BUY mode at the market close on 11/22, as the 11/9 SELL signal was rather short-lived  There was no change to the longer-term TrendFlex Allegiance signal this week, which remains on a long-term buy.  Given the improved bullish reading of the TrendFlex Score (below), bias firmly continues to the upside. Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 11/22/17 +0.20% +0.20%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +28.9% +28.9%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.54 to 1.43 and closed below its three-week moving average, a bullish development.

TFS11242017

  TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

4.30%

4.30% 1.00
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 23.9% 23.9% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The LQD indicator had shown a sizeable gap versus its moving average, which anticipated the recent decline in the S&P 500.  The gap has narrowed and no longer represents an extreme reading.  

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 11/17/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

The short-term TrendFlex Classic CR signal remains in SELL mode. There was no change to the longer-term TrendFlex Allegiance signal this week, which remains on a long-term buy.  Click here for a primer on the TrendFlex Score and TrendFlex Signals.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Sell 11/9/17 +0.20% -0.20%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +27.7% +27.7%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.46 to 1.54 and remains above its three-week moving average, underscoring the risk to long positions at this level of the S&P 500.

TFS11172017

  TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

3.350%

3.30% 1.30
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 22.8% 22.8% 1.00
Historic Performance          

 Baseline Analytics Extremes Indicators

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The LQD indicator had shown a sizeable gap versus its moving average, which anticipated the recent decline in the S&P 500.  The gap has narrowed a bit, and no longer represents an extreme reading.  

 Portfolio Strategy Table

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 11/10/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

The TrendFlex Classic CR signal shifted to a SELL on 11/9/17. There was no change to the longer-term TrendFlex Allegiance signal this week.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Sell 11/9/17 +0.10% -0.10%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +28.0% +28.0%
Historic Performance        

 TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.42 to 1.46 and remains above its three-week moving average, underscoring the risk to long positions at this level of the S&P 500.

TFS11102017

 TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF Uptrend 9/14/17

3.50%

3.50% 1.25
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 23.0% 23.0% 1.50
Historic Performance          

 

Baseline Analytics Extremes

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals (new addition to our list; we removed the TED Spread indicator as it's effectiveness has diminished.
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. 

The LQD indicator still shows a sizeable gap versus its moving average.

LQD11102017 

 

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.   

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 11/3/2017

 

  Follow for TrendFlex Signal and Blog Update Alerts!

NOTE: TrendFlex Classic CR Sell Signal to be confirmed following 11/9/2017 market close.  

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TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change to the TrendFlex Classic and Allegiance signals this week.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 9/14/17 +3.70% +3.70%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +28.2% +28.2%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.24  to 1.42 and closed above its three-week moving average, underscoring the risk to long positions at this level of the S&P 500.Given the strength of this rally, no more than a 5% correction would be a reasonable expectation.

TFS11032017

 

TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF  Uptrend 9/14/17

3.70%

 

+3.70% 1.0
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 +23.2% +23.2% 1.0
Historic Performance          

 

Baseline Analytics Extremes

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. Moving Average Cross Momentum Signals (new addition to our list; we removed the TED Spread indicator as it's effectiveness has diminished.
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. 

Notice that the NYMO and the NYSI momentum indicators shifted to red (see red dotted lines) with their respective moving average cross-overs. The LQD indicator still shows a sizeable gap versus its moving average, however that has narrowed a bit as the moving average has also been falling.

 

 NYMO11032017

 SUM11032017

 LQD11032017

 

 

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.    

 

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 10/27/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change to the TrendFlex Classic and Allegiance signals this week.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 9/14/17 +3.40% +3.40%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +27.8% +27.8%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.12  to 1.24 and closed above its three-week moving average, a bearish development.

TFS10272017

 

TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF  Uptrend 9/14/17

3.40%

 

+3.40% 1.0
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 +22.9% +22.9% 1.0
Historic Performance          

 

Baseline Analytics Extremes

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. TED Spread
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The  LQD extreme indicator is at an extreme.

LQD10272017

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.    

 

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 10/20/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change to the TrendFlex Classic and Allegiance signals this week.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 9/14/17 +3.20% +3.20%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +27.5% +27.5%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.29 to 1.12 and closed below its three-week moving average. 

TFS10202017

 

TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF  Uptrend  9/14/17

3.20%

 

+3.20% 1.0
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 +22.6% +22.6% 1.0
Historic Performance          

 

Baseline Analytics Extremes

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. TED Spread
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The  LQD extreme indicator is at an extreme.

 LQD10202017

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.    

 

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 10/13/2017

 

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

There was no change to the TrendFlex Classic and Allegiance signals this week.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 9/14/17 +2.30% +2.30%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +26.4% +26.4%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score increased from 1.13 to 1.29 and closed above its three-week moving average, a bearish sign. 

TFS10132017

 

TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF  Uptrend  9/14/17

2.30%

 

+2.30% 1.0
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 +21.6% +21.6% 1.0
Historic Performance          

 

Baseline Analytics Extremes

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. TED Spread
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The  LQD extreme indicator is at an extreme.

LQD10132017

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.    

 

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 10/06/2017

TrendFlex Credit Risk Premium Signals (CR)

 

There was no change to the TrendFlex Classic and Allegiance signals this week.

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

S&P 500 timing signals based on credit risk (CR) premiums (corporate vs.Treasury debt). 
TrendFlex Classic CR Long 9/14/17 +2.20% +2.20%
TrendFlex Allegiance CR Long 4/13/16 +26.3% +26.3%
Historic Performance        

 

TrendFlex Score

The TrendFlex Score decreased from 1.22 to 1.13 and has settled at its lowest level  since the score was established in 2011. This low level underscores the risk of equities at these record levels. 

TFS10062017

 

TrendFlex Trend Following Signals (TF)

The TrendFlex Classic TF and Allegiance signals remain in Uptrend.    

TrendFlex Signal Trend  Date  Return

S&P 500  Return

Score

S&P 500 timing signals based on a weighted score of US Market technical indicators. Classic (short-term) and Allegiance (intermediate to long term).  Score:  Bullish = 1.0-1.75; Neutral = 1.75-2.25; Bearish = 2.25-3.0

TrendFlex Classic TF  Uptrend  9/14/17

2.20%

 

+2.20% 1.0
TrendFlex Allegiance TF Uptrend 5/31/16 +21.4% +21.4% 1.0
Historic Performance          

 

Baseline Analytics Extremes

Baseline Analytics Extremes highlights four key TrendFlex Indicators and their level of extreme readings.  The key indicators include the following:

  1. CBOE VIX and Put/Call Ratio
  2. TED Spread
  3. LQD vs. S&P 500 GAP reading

When one or more of these indicators has reached an extreme reading, chart and commentary will follow. The VIX and LQD extreme indicators are at extremes.

 LQD10062017

 

VIX10062017

The Portfolio Strategies chart remains bullish, with an edge toward risk-aversion.    

 

Portfolio Strategies*
Reduce Longs
 Sell Calls
 Hedge Longs
Set Stops on Longs
Short Overbought Equities
 Add to Longs
Sell Puts
Hedge or Reduce Shorts
 Long Futures and Options

 *Red highlighted items are recommended strategies

 

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 9/29/2017

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TrendFlex Score & TrendFlex Signals for 9/01/2017

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