Last week the March 2013 Dow opened at 13,432 and closed the week at 13,576. On the daily chart we see ADX at 37.7 and rising reflecting a strong trend, MACD is bullish and Stochastics are in deep overbought territory. Taking a good look at the daily chart, think about where the Dow might be trading today if there had been no fear of the fiscal cliff.
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Looking at the weekly chart we see the price action bumping into weekly resistance of 13,600. You can see the last time this number was hit was early September 2012. Look at what happened with the Dealer/Intermediary under the Traders in Financial Futures COT report net shorts and Leveraged Funds net longs. See the drop take place from 13,600 to 12,600 in little over two-months. On the weekly chart you see that ADX is at 52, very strong trend and weekly Stochastics are in deep overbought territory.
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On the monthly chart notice how since 2008 the longest consecutive drop in the Dow was the five months between May 2011 and September 2011, opening in May at 12,787 and closing in September at 10,841. Look at October 2007 and the high hit at 14,267. Will we see this happen again, and if so then what? Well looking back at the weekly chart, take a good look at the Traders in Financial Futures. This past week Dealer/Intermediary came in net short -37,228 contracts, Asset Managers were net long 12,313 contracts and Leveraged Funds were net long 16,888. If we see increases in net shorts and net longs, there is a solid chance of 14,000 and beyond. If liquidation occurs, watch for a drop. If we see a break above 13,600 and the market stays above this area, there is good reason to believe 14,267 could be here soon.
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