Market Signals Summary:
The IBH stock market model is out of the market. The MAC stock market model is invested. The recession indicator COMP is lower than last week’s revised level, and iM-BCIg is down from last week’s level. The S&P500 Coppock indicator exits the market after completing the 48 week investment period. MAC-AU is invested in the stock market. The bond market model avoids high beta (long) bonds, the yield curve has been flattening since Jan-2014, both the gold and silver model are invested.
Stock-markets:The IBH-model is out of the market as shown in Fig. 1. A Sell A signal was generated en of June 2014. The IBH-model is described here and the latest rules can be found here .
The MAC-US model 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
The MAC-AU model is again in the market. A buy signal was generated early in Jan-2015. The buy-spread is near last week’s level and above zero. 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.
In Fig. 3 one can see that COMP is lower from last week’s revised level, and far away from signaling recession. The level of COMP differs significantly from last week. This is due to the annual benchmark revision of the Conference Board Leading Economic Index. COMP can be used for stock market exit timing as discussed in this article The Use of Recession Indicators in Stock Market Timing.
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