I have been away for a long time working on several different things. With all that is happening I thought it might be a good time to resurrect this blog.
As we head into 2009 this is how things look in the S&P 500 Index. The most important thing to note is how the commercials in the bottom graph have been on the short side of this market for quite some time. This has been typical during long bear markets in this Index. There is no reason to look for big rallies as long as this condition exists. If I had displayed the other indexes, they are much more bearish with the commercials than this chart shows with the SP 500. What this means is that rallies are shorting opportunities. January has had a recent tendency to have early upward moves which started Friday. The Vix is indicating low relative levels now which is bearish, so this rally on a short term basis could rollover at any time. I would suggest using whatever short term timing techniques you use individually to time shorting this market, it is time to be looking.
I will post some things on other markets soon. I am looking to short Gold on rallies this month, it is not setup quite right yet. Also, although a short term sell is setting up in the Dollar, longer term I am bullish on the Dollar going forward.