iM Update – August 7, 2015

Market Signals Summary:

Both the IBH and MAC stock market models are invested. The recession indicator COMP is near last week’s level, and iM-BCIg is lower than last week’s level.  MAC-AU is invested in the stock market. The bond market model avoids high beta (long) bonds, the trend of the yield spread appears to be rising, however the model has generated “buy FLAT” signal. Both the gold and silver model are invested.



Fig-1.-8-7-2015 The IBH-model is invested in the markets. The IBH model relies mainly on the long and short EMAs of the U.S. Weekly Leading Index’s growth rate.    The IBH-model is described here and the latest rules can be found here .



Fig-2.-8-7-2015The MAC-US model signals an up-market and stays invested. MAC-US Fig 2 shows the spreads of the moving averages. The sell-spread is down from last week’s level. A sell signals is not imminent. The sell spread (red graph) has to move below the zero line for a sell signal.



Fig-2.1-8-7-2015The MAC-AU model is in the market.  The sell-spread is lower than  last week’s level. A sell signal will only be generated when the sell-spread (red graph) moves from above to below zero.

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



Fig-3.-8-7-2015Figure 3 shows COMP is up from last week’s  level, and 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-3.1-8-7-2015Figure 3.1 shows the recession indicator iM-BCIg near last week’s level. A recession is not imminent.

Please also refer to the BCI page



Fig-3.2-8-7-2015The Forward Rate Ratio between the 2-year and 10-year U.S. Treasury yields (FRR2-10) is near last week’s level and far away from signalling a recession.

A description of this indicator can be found here.


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