Daily Commentary - Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 9:10 PM GMT +1

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Nov Tuesday 1

SPX up in OCT, but lower Year-to-Date

A second setup triggered on the close of October 31, 2011, caught my eye today.

The S&P 500 closed out the month of October with an impressive 10.77% gain, but was still down -0.35% year-to-date due to a weak final session of October. The table below shows all historical occurrences and the S&P 500′s performance over the course of the then following 1 to 5 sessions (equals business days 1 to 5 in November) in the event the S&P 500 closed out the month of October with a gain (anything better than zero), but was still down year-to-date on that final session of October in the past.

The same (see SPX Down on 1st Session in NOV) bullish picture again. Since 1930, the S&P 500 closed at a higher level 3 and 5 sessions later (in this event on Thursday, November 3 and Monday, Novemer 7) on all 10 out of 10 occurrences, at the same time up 1.0%+ five sessions later on 7 out of those 10 occurrences. Although 10 occurrences only is again nothing to read anything statistically significant into it, the repeatedly positive weighting is quite impressive again, further supporting the bullish case over the course of the next couple of sessions …

Successful trading,


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Comments (1)


  1. LordV says:

    Hello Frank,

    Great to see you again.

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