I'm currently long 4% SSO, looking to sell early tomorrow.
When DJ futures traded below 12,168 this was equivalent to DJI cash below 12,225. I sold NQ futures for a 2.75 point loss. When the cash market opened it appeared as if a 5 wave down was in progress, with wave 3 current. I sold SSO at 52.80. When all the indexes moved well above Wednesday's lows I knew a 5-wave decline was not in progress. However, since the market is no longer on the bullish side of the DJI critical M/A I can only go 4% SSO and then only for a quick trade. Got in at 53.09. I'll be selling tomorrow and standing aside until Monday. DJI and SPX are both in sub-minuette 4 of minuette 3 (or c) up.
I'm looking forward to Monday-Tuesday to begin to short the market. Likewise on the 26th. Those two dates I'll be entering longer-term positions (end of July, early August). Until then I'm above +7 in the I1 and have to look for rally through Monday or Tuesday.
The problem with this market is that world events are occurring with greater frequency. The Japanese debacle threw market timing out the window. The commodities collapse Monday and Tuesday dragged stocks down with them, as the beginning of the cutback in world growth forecasts have just started to appear. I'm convinced this was a 4th wave in most commodites and that their peaks will occur within the next 2 weeks. Silver has already made a new high.
Crude looks to have completed wave iv of it's final 5th in line with precious metals. With this large a 5 wave completing I am no longer looking for crude to advance to $147 and to stay bullish until August. The severity and timing of this 4th wave alters the outlook for the count.
Silver and gold, on the other hand, are on track having completed their 4th waves. The count for gold is more plain than for silver, but the count is the same for both. The implications for silver with it's extended fifth wave are more severe once the turn occurs. The Minuette 4th wave that just ended occurred sooner and completed more quickly than I had anticipated. This brings the peak for precious metals closer. I am now of the belief that the metals will peak on Monday, in line with a silver sentiment gauge that I use as an alternate.