September 22, 2023

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Beneath is our first EB Weekly Market Report, which shall be printed on both Sunday or Monday of each week. It can substitute our Monday EB Each day Market Report and supply all of our members with a broader “Huge Image” outlook on the U.S. inventory market. Our market outlook will focus extra on longer-term weekly charts, versus the every day charts extra typically utilized in our EB Each day Market Report. We imagine it enhances our present product lineup and appeals to everybody – these with a longer-term mindset and people targeted totally on the near-term.

Due to our “top-down” strategy to buying and selling, it makes lots of sense to start every week with a Huge Image focus, citing the present long-term technical outlook and the way that may impression the market given our short-term indicators that we talk about every day. This EB Weekly Market Report will even present a constant, once-per-week assessment at key sentiment and intermarket relationships that we worth so extremely at and has helped us to information our members by means of a really tumultuous 3-4 12 months interval, starting with the 2020 pandemic, proper by means of the newest 2022 cyclical bear market and subsequent secular bull market advance.

We’ll additionally assessment the prior week’s motion and supply commerce setups, however principally with a longer-term mindset – consider longer-term swing buying and selling, which ought to attraction to these of you that like the thought of longer-term momentum buying and selling, offering wider stops and targets.

Let’s get began with our very first version of our EB Weekly Market Report, starting with the motion from final week.

Weekly Market Recap

Main Indices

Whereas we noticed power throughout most areas of the U.S. inventory market final week, small and mid caps did present management. For this management to proceed, it will be vital to see constant power from industrials, financials, well being care, and power as these are vital sectors weighted heavier within the IWM than what we see within the benchmark S&P 500. For mid caps (MDY), industrials comprise 22.4% of your complete ETF, adopted by client discretionary and financials.


Clearly, there was some rotation final week away from development and into worth, although development nonetheless carried out pretty effectively, as evidenced by the management in expertise. The perfect interval of the 12 months for development vs. worth is Might by means of August, although the primary 4 months of the 12 months are comparatively robust as effectively. Nonetheless, we have seen historic bullishness from worth shares vs. development shares in the course of the ultimate 4 months of the 12 months, beginning with September. We have had an enormous run in expertise and different development areas, so repositioning now into extra worth and fewer development is smart for a lot of.

Prime 10 Industries Final Week

Each dwelling building and semiconductors have had HUGE runs in 2023 and have helped to steer U.S. shares greater, however each will sport MAJOR adverse divergences on their weekly charts ought to they attain new highs any time quickly. Examine these out:

You may see what’s occurred prior to now when dwelling building shares attain a weekly PPO of seven.5 (red-shaded space). It would not essentially lead to an enormous selloff, however we must always definitely decrease our expectations bar, given how a lot this group has run. And if the DJUSHB breaks out once more, it will seemingly be accompanied by an enormous adverse divergence. Keep in mind, it isn’t at all times about being proper or incorrect, it is about managing danger. I see a TON of danger on this chart and one of many weakest calendar months for this group since this secular bull market started in 2013 is September. Possibly we see a September swoon with a later rally in October and November. November is the group’s greatest month, rising EVERY 12 months in November since 2013 and averaging a 6.2% acquire in that month alone.

I imagine we’re in a secular bull market and we’re going greater. So it PAINS me to assume any bearish ideas about certainly one of my favourite business teams. However historical past would not lie. The charts do not lie. Semiconductors have been a transparent chief – not solely throughout this advance in 2023, but additionally all through your complete secular bull market run. I might argue, nonetheless, that this group has not been this overbought for the reason that secular bull market started. I’ve highlighted 5 occasions (together with proper now) the DJUSSC has seen its weekly RSI transfer to the mid-70s or greater with black-dotted vertical traces. I’ve additionally highlighted that the present weekly PPO had by no means reached 10 – till the 2023 surge. I LOVE this group, however it wants a interval of consolidation BADLY. Whereas I will not say it might’t go greater within the short-term from right here, I completely wouldn’t be shocked in any respect to see it fall right into a interval of consolidation, much like what we have seen prior to now when it turns into so overbought.

Backside 10 Industries Final Week

One sign that may scare me is after I see defensive areas of the inventory market lead throughout an advance. Evidently, I really feel very snug with final week’s rally because the Backside 10 industries is LITTERED with defensive teams. Once I have a look at these teams on a longer-term weekly chart, I imagine well being care suppliers ($DJUSHP) is one group that might be poised to reverse. Leisure providers ($DJUSRQ) is one other. Have a look:

Well being care suppliers have been in a strong channel all through this secular bull market, interrupted solely by the 2020 pandemic scare. In any other case, the channel is sort of excellent. Discover the place we’re proper now, testing the decrease channel line. These are typically the very best long-term entry factors. Additionally, the green-dotted vertical traces mark the PPO journeys and bottoms deep into adverse territory. I sometimes like momentum trades, together with areas which might be rising. However I would should say, from a longer-term perspective, shopping for shares in areas testing vital help would seemingly be a greater buying and selling alternative for a lot of of you, particularly these of you that do not prefer to chase, however would fairly purchase at or close to bottoms. One ultimate thought. Seasonally, the very best two-consecutive-month interval for well being care suppliers is well October-November, which is correct across the nook.

Ordinarily, I would be involved a couple of group the place its weekly PPO simply touched 10. Nonetheless, we’ve got seen a pullback to the rising 20-week EMA that is helped to alleviate these overbought situations. Additionally, let’s bear in mind this group was tortured in the course of the 2020 pandemic. Even after the massive latest advance, the group continues to be down greater than 40% from its pre-pandemic excessive. I am in search of a rebound off this rising 20-week EMA check. If I break down this group’s historic efficiency by quarter since 2013, this is what it seems to be like:

  • Jan-Mar: -1.2%
  • Apr-Jun: +1.0%
  • Jul-Sep: +2.3%
  • Oct-Dec: +7.7%

We’re transferring into the candy spot of the 12 months for leisure providers.

Prime 10 Shares – S&P 500/NASDAQ 100

Backside 10 Shares – S&P 500/NASDAQ 100

Huge Image – September 2023

All of it begins right here. Once I discuss “perspective” with respect to the U.S. inventory market, this chart is the poster baby. The very first thing we should all perceive after we strategy inventory buying and selling is whether or not we’re in a SECULAR bull market or SECULAR bear market. Throughout every, we regularly see countertrend CYCLICAL bear markets and CYCLICAL bull markets, respectively. However, if you wish to obtain a better success fee buying and selling shares, it is crucial that you simply get this primary step proper. With long-term perspective, you’ll be able to see short-term volatility and countertrend strikes way more clearly and BEFORE they occur. With out that long-term perspective, your short-term view can get very cloudy and, sadly, very emotional. Emotional buying and selling results in BIG losses. We have to commerce and make investments with CLARITY and CONFIDENCE to grasp the subsequent LIKELY transfer in U.S. shares.

Here is what I am seeing after I pull up my 100-year chart on the S&P 500:

September Replace:

We are able to discuss completely different indicators on this chart, however for at this time, let’s deal with these two backside panels – the long-term 120-month fee of change (ROC) and the 240-month ROC. These symbolize 10-year and 20-year “look again” durations to see how far the S&P 500 has run over these two time frames. Within the 120-month ROC, the Nineteen Fifties-Nineteen Sixties SECULAR bull market noticed an ROC excessive of simply over 300%. The Nineteen Eighties-Nineteen Nineties SECULAR bull market reached above 350%. The present 2010s-2020s SECULAR bull market almost touched 300%, however stays barely beneath the prior two SECULAR bull markets when it comes to a 10-year ROC. So for people who have screamed this bull market has run an excessive amount of, I would direct you to this chart, which clearly displays this has been a extra subdued secular bull market (at the least in the course of the first 10 years) than the earlier two.

It is advisable to keep in mind one factor about historic SECULAR bull markets. They have a tendency to final 20 years, not 10. And the underside panel reveals us the 20-year ROC. Within the 50s and 60s, we topped near 750%. Within the 80s and 90s, that prime was nearer to 1400%. The present SECULAR bull market has one other 10 years to run. The place would possibly this 20-year ROC attain? That is the thrilling half and one cause why I imagine we’ll see the S&P 500 maybe 3x the extent we’re at proper now. Sure, that is proper. I am calling for an S&P 500 that seemingly reaches 12000-15000 by the top of this decade or into the early a part of the 2030s. We’re in a kind of secular bull market durations that you simply CANNOT rebound from should you do not benefit from it when it happens. I totally suspect historical past will repeat itself and that a lot of the 2030s and 2040s shall be VERY tough for U.S. equities – very like the 2000s, Seventies, and Thirties/Forties have been.

One different piece of this chart to notice is the month-to-month PPO. I’ve highlighted the secular bull market years in blue shading. Any time we see a correction or a cyclical bear market, we see the month-to-month PPO dip down near or maybe contact the zero line. After we start to show greater off of that centerline check, we traditionally have seen very important inventory market advances which have lasted YEARS, not weeks or months. IGNORE the media and all their BS headlines and persist with the technical indicators on the charts.

At present, it is ALL ABOARD the Northbound Prepare (with pitstops alongside the way in which, in fact).

Main Indices

This week, let us take a look at the 10-year weekly chart on the S&P 500:

We’re in a good looking channel that started off the monetary disaster low of 2009. That low, together with the 2020 pandemic low, have been “fireplace sale” lows, triggered by excessive pessimism. They function crucial lows in our present uptrend. I imagine the ONLY means this line is examined is that if we hit one other interval of EXTREME pessimism and panic. I actually do not see something on the horizon that will set off such a selloff. A attainable occasion is perhaps a surge in inflation, with the Fed hitting the accelerator on fee hikes, perhaps asserting 50-basis-point or 75-basis-point fee hikes, taking the fed funds fee effectively over 5-6%. Whereas something is feasible, I definitely would not make investments my cash based mostly on this lengthy shot. Inflation has been trending decrease for months and there’s completely no signal of this risk on the charts. Wall Avenue has not and isn’t turning defensive proper now. Due to this fact, I say stick to the lengthy facet because the weekly chart corroborates that Huge Image 100-year month-to-month chart.

After we turn into stretched on this present channel (crimson circles), testing the higher channel line, that is the time to be pondering warning once more. Every of these prior crimson circles has triggered an ensuing interval of consolidation/promoting to take value again right down to or close to the center, blue-dotted trendline. We’ve got loads of upside obtainable earlier than we’ll want to fret about that.


Fairness-only put-call ratio ($CPCE):

I take advantage of two major CPCE indicators, one short-term (pace boat) and the opposite long-term (ocean-liner). The inventory market repeatedly strikes greater and decrease in each uptrending and downtrending markets. However as soon as you have established the first pattern, which, for my part, is clearly greater, you’ll be able to apply the 5-day fairness solely put name ratio ($CPCE) to assist spot key short-term market tops and bottoms. Just lately, the pendulum swung to excessive pessimism, which helped me name a backside. Test it out:

Pay attention, I do not combat the indicators. That is certainly one of my PRIMARY charts to assist me spot short-term market reversals. Once I get warning indicators of a short-term prime and the rising chance of a short-term interval of promoting/consolidation, the 5-day SMA of the CPCE is a key in serving to to identify when the bleeding stops. It did so completely on August 18th, after I wrote my article at StockCharts, “Are You Prepared For A Large Rally?” I take advantage of confirmed strategies, methods, and charts to assist me handle my draw back danger and to identify key market reversals. This text was merely one instance of that. At present, this 5-day CPCE is impartial, coming back from its latest excessive pessimism studying.

Now for the long-term, ocean-liner sign:

Consider this because the Huge Image of sentiment. Historical past tells us that when the pattern in sentiment modifications, so too does the inventory market course. EVERY SINGLE TIME. When the inventory market struggles for a protracted time frame, prefer it did in the course of the 2022 CYCLICAL bear market, merchants develop an increasing number of pessimistic. The interval begins off with retail merchants not believing that we’re going decrease, in order that they proceed to commerce extra on the lengthy facet, shopping for calls. It isn’t till after they lose a boatload of cash that they start to swing to the pessimistic facet. By the point they do, a lot of the market injury has already been inflicted. In some unspecified time in the future, the acute pessimism marks a major market backside, however by then, retail merchants have grown excessively bearish and may’t fathom a transfer greater once more till….you guessed it…..the market has already rebounded considerably.

Have a look at the chart above. As soon as the 253-day (1 12 months) transferring common of the fairness solely put name ratio has risen to a particularly excessive studying, the sellers are DONE and the inventory market rallies. And when retail merchants develop too bullish after market advances, shares are inclined to carry out poorly, or at the least flat. Once more, I do not make these things up. Have a look at the chart and see it for your self. The important thing on this ocean-liner chart is THE TURN – both the flip decrease after a major rise or the flip greater after a major decline (or long-lasting consolidation interval). In my view, this ocean-liner sign has reached a peak and is popping decrease. I imagine that can finally lead to U.S. fairness costs rising considerably over the foreseeable future.

Volatility Index ($VIX):

The VIX is fascinating, as a result of it has a really robust inverse relationship vs. the S&P 500. When shares acquire floor, the VIX drops. When shares lose floor, the VIX rises. Here is a long-term chart for instance:

I believe the inverse relationship is sort of clear, particularly whenever you see what number of occasions we’re within the -0.50 to -1.00 vary vs. the +0.50 to +1.00 vary. However we do see every day readings optimistic often and when that optimistic correlation does seem, the indicators are fairly fascinating. Here is what I imply:

Over the previous two years, we have solely obtained 3 indicators (correlation transferring into optimistic territory), however they have been wonderful indicators and I’ve written about them. The primary one in November 2021 appeared after a major short-term advance. Notice how we noticed a key reversal into the second half of November. The second sign appeared within the first week of January 2023. I wrote about it and spoke about it:

I am posting these to supply examples of how we use our indicators to PREDICT the market’s subsequent transfer, fairly than merely let you know the way it already moved. Market Steerage is in regards to the future and nobody calls it higher than I imagine we have confirmed that over a really tumultuous interval that included a pandemic-related cyclical bear market, one of many strongest 2-year bull market advances in our historical past, a cyclical bear market prompted by rising inflation and a hawkish Fed, and one more very robust bull market rally in 2023. Intermediate-term calls, each bullish and bearish, have helped information merchants and plenty of occasions it is these sentiment indicators that do nearly all of the work.

Intermarket Relationships

Many occasions I refer to those intermarket relationships as sustainability ratios. They supply us clues as to the probability {that a} present market pattern will proceed. If the S&P 500 is rising, I really feel way more assured about it persevering with if our sustainability ratios are rising as effectively. I imagine a few of these ratios are extra vital than others, so I am going to present the 2 which might be most vital to me:

Shopper discretionary vs. Shopper staples (XLY:XLP):

Our GDP is comprised of two-thirds client spending. If we really need to see into the long run, we want to concentrate on how the patron is doing, particularly by evaluating the connection of discretionary shares (these firms present us the issues we WANT) vs. staples shares (these firms present us the issues we NEED). The S&P 500 thrives in a “risk-on” market surroundings that features customers spending cash on the issues they WANT. The XLY:XLP ratio offers us the present market “temperature” on how the massive Wall Avenue corporations view this relationship. So long as we hold seeing greater highs and better lows on this XLY:XLP ratio, I will be bullish. It’s essential to needless to say, throughout consolidation/promoting durations, cash will rotate from the XLY to the XLP. That is regular market conduct. So I do not develop bearish each time this ratio declines. It is extra of a Huge Image assessment of the ratio vs. the S&P 500. Examine this out:

The above XLY:XLP chart features a proprietary Person-Outlined Index that tracks this ratio on an INTRADAY foundation that excludes opening gaps. I do that to see how this relationship is performing in the course of the buying and selling day to rid myself of all of the market maker noise that surrounds opening gaps. You may see from the above chart that the XLY:XLP intraday ratio was performing significantly better in This autumn 2022 and Q1 2023, offering us a way more bullish sign, whereas the market-maker-manipulated gaps confirmed us a extra bearish image (regular declines, falling crimson directional traces). The blue directional traces within the prime panel of the chart SCREAMED at us that cash was rotating very aggressively in the course of the buying and selling day. In different phrases, the massive Wall Avenue crowd was shopping for and that is at all times a bullish sign.

NASDAQ 100 vs. S&P 500 (QQQ:SPY)

Historical past tells us that the NASDAQ 100 outperforms the S&P 500 throughout secular bull market advances. The reason being easy. Progress shares outperform worth shares when our financial system is powerful, strengthening, or anticipated to strengthen. The NASDAQ has extra illustration of development shares, so we must always view a rising QQQ:SPY fairly bullishly. Here is how this chart seems to be now, additionally offering the INTRADAY QQQ:SPY relationship to exclude these manipulative gaps:

Earlier than I analyze this chart, let me tackle one query that ALWAYS appears to floor. The NAME of this Person-Outlined Index chart is “@SPYQQQ”. That doesn’t dictate the order through which this ratio is calculated. I can PROMISE you that it is based mostly on the intraday QQQ:SPY ratio. I simply need to be clear about that, as a result of many have recommended I did the calculation backwards. Keep in mind, it is only a identify. In hindsight, I want I had picked the identify “@QQQSPY”, however I did not.

The crimson directional line within the prime panel means that Wall Avenue has begun to rotate away from development and that shouldn’t be ignored. Traditionally, we start to see significantly better motion in value-oriented shares vs. growth-oriented, so it is vital to notice this delicate sign. The QQQ:SPY ratio appears to be holding up in that 2nd panel, however it’s primarily due to the opening gaps. The QQQ has been gapping greater, however it’s been adopted by intraday promoting and rotation in direction of the SPY. That is not essentially bearish. It is merely a sign that we might see management rotate to areas like industrials, financials, well being care, and power. And that is how the market typically trades within the ultimate months of the 12 months.

Commerce Setups

As I discussed above, we’re starting to see the historic leaves change as September arrives. I’m targeted on uncovering value-oriented industrials and financials to steer us into 12 months finish because the torch is handed from expertise. That is why the shares beneath should not AAPL, MSFT, NVDA, META, AMZN, GOOGL, and so forth. I count on these shares to pause in This autumn as they usually do. Within the meantime, listed below are 2 that I imagine might be strong trades into 12 months finish:

JP MorganChase (JPM):

I might see JPM dipping into the low 140s, presumably into the higher 130s, however I actually just like the latest promoting (5 weeks working) that is left JPM at its rising 20-week EMA simply previous to a really bullish seasonal sample. Over the previous 11 years, JPM has common returns as follows by quarter:

  • Jan-Mar: -1.9%
  • Apr-Jun: +4.1%
  • Jul-Sep: +2.7%
  • Oct-Dec: +12.9%

JPM loves This autumn. If historical past repeats itself, do not be shocked to see JPM hitting all-time highs by the top of the 12 months.

Boeing (BA):

Not many shares have been rocked as exhausting as BA in the course of the pandemic and within the years following. It now appears to be on a significantly better trajectory, nonetheless. I like the truth that BA spent a lot of 2023 in a good vary between 195 and 220, not likely collaborating available in the market’s advance. On extraordinarily heavy quantity in July, accompanying its quarterly outcomes, BA broke out of this vary and is now buying and selling virtually squarely on that prior resistance close to 220. Like JPM, it has a historically-strong interval that is about to start. Here is how BA’s common quarterly returns unfold:

  • Jan-Mar: +2.4%
  • Apr-Jun: +1.6%
  • Jul-Sep: +6.5%
  • Oct-Dec: +11.4%

I would say BA is in its candy spot traditionally and the technical situations help an advance from right here as effectively.

JPM and BA are each in that worth camp and symbolize financials and industrials, respectively. I imagine each will outperform the S&P 500 from now by means of 12 months finish.

Trying Forward

Upcoming Earnings

There is not prone to be lots of market motion based mostly upon key earnings experiences. Most massive firms that would affect the benchmark S&P 500 and/or the NASDAQ 100 have lengthy since reported outcomes. Listed below are just a few fascinating firms reporting this week, nonetheless, by day and market cap:

Tuesday: ZS ($22 billion)

Wednesday: None

Thursday: DOCU ($10 billion)

Friday: KR ($33 billion)

Key Financial Studies

The beige guide is prone to seize consideration and headlines on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm ET, however in any other case it will be a reasonably gradual week for financial experiences. Key financial information shall be out subsequent week, together with each the month-to-month CPI and PPI experiences. These will come one week earlier than the Fed decides whether or not or to not increase rates of interest.

This week’s experiences:

Tuesday: Manufacturing unit orders

Wednesday: PMI composite, ISM providers, beige guide

Thursday: Preliminary jobless claims, productiveness and prices

Friday: Wholesale inventories

Historic Information

Every week, I am going to present you the typical annualized returns for every calendar day and by index. Here is the steadiness of this week:

The S&P 500 knowledge dates again to 1950, whereas the NASDAQ and Russell 2000 data date again to 1971 and 1987, respectively.

Traditionally, I would say subsequent week favors small caps, however let me say that seasonal data ALWAYS takes a again seat to technical evaluation and present market situations.

Last Ideas

Whew! That is clearly a really prolonged report. There are numerous charts that I will not tackle on a weekly foundation as they merely do not change that always. I am going to seemingly talk about the Huge Image 100-year chart firstly of each month. In any other case, there will be loads of week-to-week redundancy. The “ocean-liner” CPCE is one other chart that may be reviewed month-to-month. And I could add a piece right here or there in numerous weekly market experiences. However what you see above is almost all of what you’ll be able to count on sooner or later on Sundays/Mondays. Keep in mind, this in-depth evaluation will REPLACE the Monday Each day Market Report. These DMRs shall be printed Tuesdays by means of Fridays.

As I have a look at the inventory market proper now, I’ve a number of ideas:

  1. We’re in a SECULAR bull market, so you will not hear or see me speaking bearishly in regards to the inventory market long-term except situations change immensely
  2. It is September! The second half of September is the really bearish a part of the month. Till then, we sometimes see common annualized market returns akin to the S&P 500 all through your complete 12 months
  3. Whereas not addressed on this long-term weekly report, there are 60-minute adverse divergences that would impression this week’s buying and selling – to the draw back. From a long-term perspective, nonetheless, this VERY short-term momentum warning is very like a gnat on an elephant’s butt. It actually would not matter.
  4. One crucial key that I will be watching all through September is the attainable rotation into extra value-oriented shares. Similar to in 2022, do not view this as bearish rotation. The expansion shares deserve a pause and areas like semiconductors will produce long-term adverse divergences on the weekly chart if we see additional power.
  5. Earnings and financial information shall be very mild, so we’ll seemingly see market motion comply with the technicals, with little in the way in which of elementary information to digest.
  6. Please at all times attempt to hold perspective in thoughts whenever you consider the U.S. inventory market. Actually, I imagine most each analyst wants an enormous dose of perspective occasionally. And retail merchants? Puh-lease, most can’t look previous what’s occurred prior to now week or month, not to mention stepping again and viewing the Huge Image chart from area. There are such a lot of emotional merchants, responding to the newest CNBC headline. Do not be in that group or market makers will get the very best of you.


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