iM Update – March 13, 2015

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 up from last week’s revised level, and iM-BCIg is down from last week’s level.  MAC-AU is invested in the stock market. The bond market model avoids high beta (long) bonds, the yield spread may be forming a trough, both the gold and silver model are invested.



Fig-1.-3-13-2015 The IBH-model is out of the market as shown in Fig. 1. A Sell A signal was generated end of June 2014 with the S&P500 at 1963. The IBH-model is described here and the latest rules can be found here .



Fig-2.-3-13-2015The MAC-US model stays invested. MAC-US Fig 2 shows the spreads of the moving averages. The sell-spread is near 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-2.1-3-13-2015The MAC-AU model is in the market. A buy signal was generated early in Jan-2015. The sell-spread is higher 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.




Figure 3 shows COMP up from last week’s revised 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-3.1-3-13-2015Figure 3.1 shows the recession indicator iM-BCIg lower than last week’s level. A recession is not imminent.

Please also refer to the BCI page


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