Market Direction Model - Model switches to BUY on October 23, 2015

Published : October 23 2015 at 8:37 ET
MDM has switched to a BUY signal. With the NASDAQ Composite through its 50dma helped by tech juggernauts GOOGL, AMZN, and MSFT reporting strong earnings, and with volatility which had been mostly noise cleaning up for the time being, the path of least resistance, for now, is up.

Prior to this confirming action, markets were vulnerable to pullback "noise" as we witnessed during the only two other major corrections since the financial crisis of 2008, the year of the start of quantitative easing:

But as you can see, after major corrections, it took the market a number of months of retesting lows before it resumed its uptrend:

2010 = 3 months of retesting/backing-and-filling after the correction
2011 = 4 months of retesting/backing-and-filling after the correction

We are currently in the second month after the current correction in 2015 so this upswing may be short-lived should the market retest prior lows. Nevertheless, the Market Direction Model does not predict but acts in real-time on the data that is presented. And sufficient data is showing the path of least resistance is up, at least for now. 

Suggested ETFs (Note: Many members buy the standard ETFs or their preferred ETFs. This list serves as a guide as to which ETFs we think may outperform, but the key point is to be on the right side of the market regardless of which ETF or ETFs one chooses.)


SPY (S&P 500) (Lower risk, lower reward)

QQQ (NASDAQ-100) (Higher risk, higher reward)


SSO (S&P 500)



UPRO (S&P 500)


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