A Proven Way to Beat The Market

Why are some traders more successful than others? There are probably as many answers as there are traders out there. You will undoubtedly agree that most of the money is being made in a trend, especially as far as options and futures are concerned. In options trading your biggest enemy by far is time. You need to have the patience and discipline to wait for a trend in the market in order to succeed in the long run.

Not surprisingly, empirical literature examining the effectiveness of the trend (momentum) factor is vast. For example, the research paper “A Century of Evidence on Trend-Following Investing” published in the Journal of Portfolio Management in 2017 shows that trend investing as investment strategy had been consistently profitable throughout the past 134 years. This is a fact that we have been telling our subscribers since 1999, the year that we went online.

Another proven way to time the market is simply to watch what the so called “Smart Money” and “Dumb Money” is doing.  “Smart Money” is always trend-leading, whereas “Dumb Money” is trend-lagging. Thus, measuring market sentiment (the investment behaviour of “Smart- and Dumb Money”) helps in identifying establishing trends and major turning points before common price indicators do.

Identify Major Inflection Points in a Timely Manner

The subscriber’s section of WallStreetCourier.com currently updates over 50 well-tested and well-selected market indicators (trend, trend quality and market sentiment). Below you can see some examples of a proprietary trend indicator (Global Futures Trend Index) during the biggest stock market crisis as well as other popular market indicators.

We Sort the Wheat From the Chaff

The subscriber’s section of WallStreetCourier.com currently updates over 50 well-tested and well-selected market indicators. Our indicators measure the trend and the trend quality of the S&P 500, the market sentiment as well as the investment behavior of smart- and dumb money. This also includes the well-known Smart Money Flow Index and the Big Picture Indicator, which is condensing all signals of our published market indicators.

WallStreetCourier's well-selected and well-tested market indicators.

Below you find a selection of our well-selected and well-tested market indicators.

Instead of providing an unlimited number of charts, we are specialized in providing well-tested and well-selected market indicators that are consistent and complementary to each other. Apart from the ability to generate reliable timing signals, an important selection criterion is, therefore, to provide information based on low-correlated input data. This approach enables an unbiased view on the market, by reducing the number of redundant signals based on the same information (e.g. price).

How to use our market indicators to identify the current market condition (regime) of the S&P 500

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As a result, our indicators do not only measure and identify the price trend of the S&P 500, but also the trend quality (aggregated trend information of its underlying constituents on multiple time frames), as well as market sentiment (the investment behavior of Smart and Dumb Money). This valuable information enables you to identify the “real trend” by measuring the underlying trend-participation on a daily basis. That means you are able to gauge if the current price trend of the S&P 500 is backed by a broad basis (high quality trend) or if it is just driven by a few heavy-weighted stocks in the index (low quality trend). If the second one holds, a reversal in these stocks could easily trigger a trend break since there is no safety net around them to cushion such a move. This often coincides with the time Dumb Money goes in big, whereas Smart Money is already taking the opposite side of the trade.

All Our Market Regime Indicators at Your Fingertips

Below you find a table of all our offered market indicators including the information and signals they provide. Use mouse over to display the charts and sort table by clicking its headers. Please note that the charts are delayed and that we also provide a full history data download (.csv) and an extended track record for each indicator in our members section.

TitleDescriptionTypeSchedule
Indicator DashboardOverview of all Signals of our IndicatorsBig PictureDaily
WSC Big Picture Indicator (Line View)Identified market regimes & shifts of the S&P 500Big PictureDaily
WSC Big Picture Indicator (Path View)Identified market regimes & shifts of the S&P 500 over the last 20 trading days (t-0 = latest observation)Big PictureDaily
WSC Long-Term CompositePercentage average of all signals from our long-term-oriented trend & trend quality indicatorsBig PictureDaily
WSC Mid-Term CompositePercentage average of all signals from our mid-term-oriented trend, trend quality & sentiment indicatorsBig PictureDaily
WSC Short-Term CompositePercentage average of all signals from our short-term-oriented trend, trend quality & sentiment indicatorsBig PictureDaily
Major US Indices WeeklyDow Jones Industrial Average | S&P 500 | CBOE Volatility IndexIndicesWeekly
Major US Indices DailyDow Jones Industrial Average | S&P 500 | CBOE Volatility IndexIndicesDaily
S&P 500 DrawdownsS&P 500 Drawdowns - Rolling 12 monthsIndicesDaily
Advance-/Decline 20 Days MomentumShort-term trend momentum of the S&P 500 based on advancing and declining stocksTrendDaily
Global Futures Trend IndexMid-term-oriented trend of the S&P 500TrendDaily
Modified MACDShort-term trend momentum of the S&P 500 based on priceTrendDaily
Trend Trader IndexMajor support and resistance lines of the S&P 500TrendDaily
WSC Global MomentumPercentage of 35 local equity markets trading above their 200 day moving averageTrendWeekly
WSC Long-Term Trend IndexLong-term trend of the S&P 500TrendWeekly
WSC Relative Strength IndexRelative strength of different equity regions, U.S. Treasuries and commoditiesTrendWeekly
WSC Sector MomentumAverage mid-term-oriented momentum of major S&P 500 sectorsTrendWeekly
% of Stocks Above 100/150 Day Moving Average (Russell 3000)Mid-term-oriented trend participation rate of the broad marketTrend QualityDaily
% of Stocks Above 20/50 Day Moving Average (Russell 3000)Short-term-oriented trend participation rate of the broad marketTrend QualityDaily
% of Stocks Above 200 Day Moving Average (Russell 3000)Long-term-oriented trend participation rate of the broad marketTrend QualityDaily
9-to-1 Up-/Down DaysTrading days with heavy institutional investors buying or selling activitiesTrend QualityDaily
Advance-/Decline Index WeeklyMid-term-oriented advancing stocks vs. declining stocks [%]Trend QualityWeekly
Advance-/Decline Line DailyCumulative difference between advancing and declining stocksTrend QualityDaily
Advance-/Decline Line WeeklyCumulative difference between weekly advancing and declining stocksTrend QualityWeekly
Advance-/Decline Volume Line DailyCumulative difference between advancing and declining volumeTrend QualityDaily
Advance-/Decline Volume Line WeeklyCumulative difference between weekly advancing and declining volumeTrend QualityWeekly
High-/Low Index DailyAverage new highs vs. new lows on NYSE [%]Trend QualityDaily
High-/Low Index WeeklyLong-term-oriented NYSE new highs vs. new lowsTrend QualityWeekly
Modified McClellan Oscillator DailyShort-term momentum of advancing stocks on NYSETrend QualityDaily
Modified McClellan Oscillator WeeklyLong-term momentum of advancing stocks on NYSETrend QualityWeekly
Modified McClellan Volume Oscillator DailyShort-term momentum of advancing volume on NYSETrend QualityDaily
Modified McClellan Volume Oscillator WeeklyLong-term momentum of advancing volume on NYSETrend QualityWeekly
NYSE New Highs/New Lows DailyNew 52 week highs & lows on NYSETrend QualityDaily
NYSE New Highs/New Lows WeeklyLong-term-oriented new highs & lows on NYSETrend QualityWeekly
NYSE VolumeDaily total volume on NYSE ['000]Trend QualityDaily
Ratio Russell 2000 vs. S&P 500Relative performance of small caps (Russell 2000) versus large caps (S&P 500)Trend QualityDaily
Total # of Hindenburg Omen (rolling 30 days)The higher the number of Hindenburg Omen observed, the higher the probability of a stock market crashTrend QualityDaily
TRIN (Shot-Term Trading Index)Short-term overbought & oversold conditionsTrend QualityDaily
Upside-/Downside Volume Index DailyShort-term-oriented volume flows [%]Trend QualityDaily
Upside-/Downside Volume Index WeeklyMid-term-oriented advancing volume vs. declining volume [%]Trend QualityWeekly
Advance-/Decline Ratio DailyShort-term overbought & oversold conditionsSentimentDaily
AII Bulls & Bears SurveyOpinions of individual investors on where the market is heading in the next 6 monthsSentimentWeekly
All CBOE Call/Put Ratio OscillatorMomentum of traded call options vs. traded put options to measure mid-term sentimentSentimentWeekly
CBOE Equity Call/Put Ratio OscillatorMomentum of traded equity call options vs. traded equity put options to measure mid-term sentimentSentimentWeekly
CBOE Put/Call RatioNumber of traded put options divided by number of traded call options to measure short-term market sentimentSentimentDaily
NYSE Short Interest Ratio [%]Monthy short interest divided by the average daily volume of the NYSESentimentWeekly
Smart Money Flow IndexSmart Money buying & selling activitiesSentimentDaily
Smart Money Flow Index (Rolling 1 Year Change)Smart Money buying & selling activities (on a rolling 1 year basis)SentimentDaily
Upside-/Downside Volume Ratio DailyShort-term overbought & oversold conditionsSentimentDaily
WSC Capitulation IndexSmart Money buying & selling activitiesSentimentDaily
WSC Dumb Money IndicatorBuying & selling activities of Dumb MoneySentimentWeekly
WSC Put/Volume RatioVolume of traded put options relatively to NYSE volume to measure mid-term sentimentSentimentWeekly
WSC Put/Volume Ratio OscillatorMomentum of traded volume in put options to measure mid-term sentimentSentimentWeekly
WSC Timing IndicatorTrading weeks with extreme buying & selling activitiesSentimentWeekly
WSC Volatility Index OscillatorVolatiity MomentumSentimentWeekly

Find a Trend Before it Finds You!

You only recognize a profitable trade when you close the position.  The most difficult aspects of trading are twofold: to identify strong trends in an early stage and to know when they are ending. We support you in this process by offering highly effective market indicators, tools and a Weekly Market Regime Outlook to identify trends and trend-reversals in a highly systematic way. On top of that, each indicator can be downloaded in spread sheet format (.csv) for further analysis.

Just compare our indicators with the S&P 500 and you will soon know why we have become such a respected source for financial information on the web.

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  • Over 50 well-tested and well-selected market indicators to identify strong trends before others do.
  • Download all indicators in spread sheet format (.csv) for further customized research.
  • Measure the current position in the stock market cycle with our inimitable Big Picture Indicator.
  • Identify potential trend breaks in a timely manner with our powerful Indicator Dashboard.