iM Update – December 16, 2016

Market Signals Summary:

The MAC-US model  is invested.  Also invested is the “VMNFX vs. SPY Timer”. as well as the “3-mo Hi-Lo Index of the S&P500” after a buy signals on mid December 2016. The monthly updated S&P500 Coppock indicator entered the markets in May.  The MAC-AU is also invested.  The recession indicators COMP and iM-BCIg do not signal a recession.  The bond market model avoids high beta (long) bonds,  the yield curve is steepening. Both the gold and silver Coppock models are invested, however the iM-Gold Timer is in cash.

 

Stock-markets:

Fig-2.-12-16-2016The MAC-US model generated a buy-signal 4/5/2016 and thus is invested in the stock-markets. The sell-spread (red graph) is up from last week’s level and has to fall below zero to signal a sell.

 

 

Fig-2.2-12-16-2016The 3-mo Hi-Lo Index of the S&P500  is above last week’s level and at  5.89% (last week 3.5%) and is in the market since 12/14/2016 when it crossed the 5% threshold.

 

 

Fig-2.3-12-16-2016The VMNFX vs. SPY Timer  signaled an entry into the stock  markets on 3/28/2016. For this model to exit the markets the indicator has to rise above the 2% trigger line, the indicator is above last week’s level.

 

 

Fig-2.1-12-16-2016The MAC-AU model is invested in the markets after it generated a buy signal on March 21, 2016. The sell-spread is below last week’s level and has to fall below zero to signal a sell.

This model and its application is described in MAC-Australia: A Moving Average Crossover System for Superannuation Asset Allocations.

 

Recession:

Fig-3.-12-16-2016Figure 3 shows the COMP above last week’s  level. No recession is indicated.    COMP can be used for stock market exit timing as discussed in this article The Use of Recession Indicators in Stock Market Timing.

 

 

Fig-3.1-12-16-2016Figure 3.1 shows the recession indicator iM-BCIg which is below last week’s level. An imminent recession is not signaled .

Please also refer to the BCI page

 

 

Fig-3.2-12-16-2016The Forward Rate Ratio between the 2-year and 10-year U.S. Treasury yields (FRR2-10) is near the previous week’s level and far away from signalling a recession.

A description of this indicator can be found here.

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