Anatomy of a Top: 2000

The 2000 top shows just how “messy” tops can be.  Here’s the finished picture in perfect hind-sight.  It’s a very crowded chart, but every single pattern had a say in how the top unfolded. SPX had zoomed from 442 to 1478 in about 5 years, a not-too-shabby 234% gain for an annually compounded 27%. Once … continue reading →

Charts I’m Watching: Feb 28, 2013

Yesterday was a great example of the beauty of Harmonics.  In conjunction with my RSI work and channel work, we were able to rack up 23 points on a day when the big picture is still fairly negative (remember Italy, the sequester, negative GDP, retailers’ horrid guidance?) By drawing important Fibonacci lines in the sand, … continue reading →

Trading with Harmonics

The first of a two-part article on harmonics trading strategies. Part 1.  January 28, 2013 Harmonics are a great source of information about the market, but they don’t tell you how or when to trade any more than do MACD crosses or breadth indicators.  So, how do you use them?  This discussion of the basic … continue reading →

Charts I’m Watching: Dec 27, 2012

The dollar broke down from its steepest channel (in white) as I suspected, settling into a consolidation that might flesh out the larger purple channel today or tomorrow before breaking out of the yellow channel it’s been in since Nov 12.  My target remains the .618 at 79.319 on the purple grid. I say “might” … continue reading →

Charts I’m Watching: Dec 26, 2012

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  Intra-day posts will be open to the public this week, my little gift to those considering a pebblewriter membership.   Sorry, but our forecast will still be available to members only. As announced on Monday, subscription prices will increase on January 1.  In keeping with our practice of paying … continue reading →

Last Call: Dec 07, 2012

Feeling pretty jazzed, as things should finally get underway today.  Today’s theme music from the late jazz great Dave Brubeck, the last of his kind.  This track features Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello doing what they did best — laying down some hot licks.   ORIGINAL POST:   9:15 AM Though the jobs … continue reading →