iM Update – March 24, 2016

Market Signals Summary:

The MAC-US model  is out of the market.  The 3-mo Hi-Lo Index of the S&P500 generated a buy signal, and is invested in the markets.   The MAC-AU will generated a buy signal.  The recession indicators COMP and iM-BCIg do not signal a recession.  The bond market model avoids high beta (long) bonds, the trend of the yield spread is declining. The gold and the silver model are invested.

 

Stock-markets:

Fig-2.-3-25-2016The MAC-US model generated a sell-signal early January and is not invested in the stock-markets. The buy-spread is up from last week’s level. The next buy signal will emerge once the buy-spread (green graph) moves above the zero line.

 

 

Fig-2.2-3-25-2016The 3-mo Hi-Lo Index of the S&P500 is invested in the market, it generated a buy signal  on 3/23/2016.  

 

 

Fig-2.3-3-25-2016The VMNFX vs. SPY Timer  signaled an exit from the stock  markets on 11/09/2015. For this model to invest in the markets the indicator has to fall below the 5% trigger line; this week it is down from last week’s level.

 

 

Fig-2.1-3-25-2016The MAC-AU model is invested in the markets after it generated a buy signal om March 21, 2016. The sell-spread, still negative, is higher than last week’s level, but first has to become positive before it can 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.-3-25-2016Figure 3 shows the COMP  is up from  last week’s revised 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-3.1-3-25-2016Figure 3.1 shows the recession indicator iM-BCIg up from last week’s revised level. An imminent recession is not signaled .

Please also refer to the BCI page

 

 

Fig-3.2-3-25-2016The Forward Rate Ratio between the 2-year and 10-year U.S. Treasury yields (FRR2-10) is down from last week’s level and far away from signalling a recession.

A description of this indicator can be found here.

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