iM Update 8-2-13

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Market Signals Summary:



Fig 1 IBH 8-2-13The IBH-model is out of the market as shown in Fig. 1. A sell signal was generated 20 weeks ago when the WLIg_shortEMA moved below the WLIg_longEMA. Currently the WLIg_shortEMA indicator is just below WLIg_longEMA. If the sell signal was correct then WLIg_shortEMA should move decisively below WLIg_longEMA, which is currently not the case.

Fig 2 MAC 8-2-13The MAC-US model stays invested. MAC-US Fig 2 shows the spreads of the moving averages. The sell-spread has turned up from last week’s level, and the buy-spread is alsohigher. A sell signals is not imminent. The sell spread (red graph) has to move below the zero line for a sell signal

Fig 2.1 MAC Australia 8-2-13The MAC-AU model stays invested. MAC-AU Fig 2.1 shows the spreads of the moving averages of the Australia All Ordinaries Index. The sell-spread is lower from last week’s level, but the buy-spread is higher.
This model and its application is described in MAC-Australia: A Moving Average Crossover System for Superannuation Asset Allocations



Fig 3 BVR 8-2-13The BVR-model avoids high beta bonds (long-bonds) and also intermediate duration bonds.
The Bond Value Ratio is shown in Fig 3. The BVR is significantly lower than last week’s level, and the overall trend continuing downwards. It will still take time for the lower offset line to be reached, so we can expect bonds to lose more value for some time to come.


The Yield Curve:

Fig 4 Yield Curve 8-2-13The yield curve model shows the steepening trend of the 10-year and 2-year Treasuries yield spread. Figure 4 charts (i10 – i2). The trend is up, as one can see. FLAT and STPP are ETNs. STPP profits from a steepening yield curve and FLAT increases in value when the yield curve flattens. This model confirms the direction of the BVR.




Fig 5 COMP 8-2-13In Fig. 5 one can see that COMP is at about last week’s level, far away from signaling recession.

COMP can be used for stock market exit timing as discussed in this article The Use of Recession Indicators in Stock Market Timing.

Fig 5.1 BCIg 8-2-13Fig. 5.1 shows our recession indicator iM-BCIg, at about last week’s level. A recession is not imminent as one can clearly see.

Please also refer to the BCI page



Fig 6 GOLD 8-2-13There is no buy-signal from the modified Coppock Gold indicator shown in Fig 6. This model has been out of Gold since Nov-26-2012. Gold moved higher over the last 3 weeks as anticipated.

This indicator is described in Is it Time to Buy Gold Again? – Wait for the buy signal …….



Fig 7 SILVER 8-2-13The modified Coppock Silver indicator shown in Fig 7 and is currently invested. The current price (Friday’s London fix) is still a lot lower than the buy price. This indicator is described in Silver – Better Than Gold: A Modified Coppock Indicator for Silver

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