I have taken a good break for a couple of months. I did miss a couple of market swings, but I was working on other important opportunities for myself. So, I didn't miss anything for not trading for the past 2 months. I got back couple of weeks back, I took time to settle into a rhythm, I traded on paper for 2 weeks. I am ready for new trades.
The market hasn't gone anywhere in the last 1 1/2 months. In the market, there are going to be phases like this. Hence, even if you are a market trader (trading /ES or SPY or QQQ...), you will benefit if you trade some other stocks with high volume, big market caps, no/ low news tickers. Every single ticker doesn't always rhyme with the market.
VST/ ST/ IT/ LT - on Sell obviously (no positions)
VLT - ticked to Sell right now but too early as we are only in the 1st week of the month, things can change by the end of this month
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We are on sell mode in all time frames, things look gloomy, huh? If you are already on the short side, hold on! I do not suggest new positions in the middle. I am looking for a turn, however. Few of my barometers have been suggesting a turn (one below in the chart) but price is king and indicators are queen. Barometers like the below only suggest me that a possibility of a turn is possible, but no guarantees till the price turns.
I have posted this chart few times in the past to pick tops and bottoms. At this point of this barometer, it can be said we are forming a bottom. It doesn't mean you exit your current positions. It means that you should be on alert for the possibility of an exit/ scale out of your current (short market) positions.