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.
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.
|Indicator Dashboard||Overview of all Signals of our Indicators||Big Picture||Daily|
|WSC Big Picture Indicator (Line View)||Identified market regimes & shifts of the S&P 500||Big Picture||Daily|
|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 Picture||Daily|
|WSC Long-Term Composite||Percentage average of all signals from our long-term-oriented trend & trend quality indicators||Big Picture||Daily|
|WSC Mid-Term Composite||Percentage average of all signals from our mid-term-oriented trend, trend quality & sentiment indicators||Big Picture||Daily|
|WSC Short-Term Composite||Percentage average of all signals from our short-term-oriented trend, trend quality & sentiment indicators||Big Picture||Daily|
|Major US Indices Weekly||Dow Jones Industrial Average | S&P 500 | CBOE Volatility Index||Indices||Weekly|
|Major US Indices Daily||Dow Jones Industrial Average | S&P 500 | CBOE Volatility Index||Indices||Daily|
|S&P 500 Drawdowns||S&P 500 Drawdowns - Rolling 12 months||Indices||Daily|
|Advance-/Decline 20 Days Momentum||Short-term trend momentum of the S&P 500 based on advancing and declining stocks||Trend||Daily|
|Global Futures Trend Index||Mid-term-oriented trend of the S&P 500||Trend||Daily|
|Modified MACD||Short-term trend momentum of the S&P 500 based on price||Trend||Daily|
|Trend Trader Index||Major support and resistance lines of the S&P 500||Trend||Daily|
|WSC Global Momentum||Percentage of 35 local equity markets trading above their 200 day moving average||Trend||Weekly|
|WSC Long-Term Trend Index||Long-term trend of the S&P 500||Trend||Weekly|
|WSC Relative Strength Index||Relative strength of different equity regions, U.S. Treasuries and commodities||Trend||Weekly|
|WSC Sector Momentum||Average mid-term-oriented momentum of major S&P 500 sectors||Trend||Weekly|
|% of Stocks Above 100/150 Day Moving Average (Russell 3000)||Mid-term-oriented trend participation rate of the broad market||Trend Quality||Daily|
|% of Stocks Above 20/50 Day Moving Average (Russell 3000)||Short-term-oriented trend participation rate of the broad market||Trend Quality||Daily|
|% of Stocks Above 200 Day Moving Average (Russell 3000)||Long-term-oriented trend participation rate of the broad market||Trend Quality||Daily|
|9-to-1 Up-/Down Days||Trading days with heavy institutional investors buying or selling activities||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Advance-/Decline Index Weekly||Mid-term-oriented advancing stocks vs. declining stocks [%]||Trend Quality||Weekly|
|Advance-/Decline Line Daily||Cumulative difference between advancing and declining stocks||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Advance-/Decline Line Weekly||Cumulative difference between weekly advancing and declining stocks||Trend Quality||Weekly|
|Advance-/Decline Volume Line Daily||Cumulative difference between advancing and declining volume||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Advance-/Decline Volume Line Weekly||Cumulative difference between weekly advancing and declining volume||Trend Quality||Weekly|
|High-/Low Index Daily||Average new highs vs. new lows on NYSE [%]||Trend Quality||Daily|
|High-/Low Index Weekly||Long-term-oriented NYSE new highs vs. new lows||Trend Quality||Weekly|
|Modified McClellan Oscillator Daily||Short-term momentum of advancing stocks on NYSE||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Modified McClellan Oscillator Weekly||Long-term momentum of advancing stocks on NYSE||Trend Quality||Weekly|
|Modified McClellan Volume Oscillator Daily||Short-term momentum of advancing volume on NYSE||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Modified McClellan Volume Oscillator Weekly||Long-term momentum of advancing volume on NYSE||Trend Quality||Weekly|
|NYSE New Highs/New Lows Daily||New 52 week highs & lows on NYSE||Trend Quality||Daily|
|NYSE New Highs/New Lows Weekly||Long-term-oriented new highs & lows on NYSE||Trend Quality||Weekly|
|NYSE Volume||Daily total volume on NYSE ['000]||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Ratio Russell 2000 vs. S&P 500||Relative performance of small caps (Russell 2000) versus large caps (S&P 500)||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Total # of Hindenburg Omen (rolling 30 days)||The higher the number of Hindenburg Omen observed, the higher the probability of a stock market crash||Trend Quality||Daily|
|TRIN (Shot-Term Trading Index)||Short-term overbought & oversold conditions||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Upside-/Downside Volume Index Daily||Short-term-oriented volume flows [%]||Trend Quality||Daily|
|Upside-/Downside Volume Index Weekly||Mid-term-oriented advancing volume vs. declining volume [%]||Trend Quality||Weekly|
|Advance-/Decline Ratio Daily||Short-term overbought & oversold conditions||Sentiment||Daily|
|AII Bulls & Bears Survey||Opinions of individual investors on where the market is heading in the next 6 months||Sentiment||Weekly|
|All CBOE Call/Put Ratio Oscillator||Momentum of traded call options vs. traded put options to measure mid-term sentiment||Sentiment||Weekly|
|CBOE Equity Call/Put Ratio Oscillator||Momentum of traded equity call options vs. traded equity put options to measure mid-term sentiment||Sentiment||Weekly|
|CBOE Put/Call Ratio||Number of traded put options divided by number of traded call options to measure short-term market sentiment||Sentiment||Daily|
|NYSE Short Interest Ratio [%]||Monthy short interest divided by the average daily volume of the NYSE||Sentiment||Weekly|
|Smart Money Flow Index||Smart Money buying & selling activities||Sentiment||Daily|
|Smart Money Flow Index (Rolling 1 Year Change)||Smart Money buying & selling activities (on a rolling 1 year basis)||Sentiment||Daily|
|Upside-/Downside Volume Ratio Daily||Short-term overbought & oversold conditions||Sentiment||Daily|
|WSC Capitulation Index||Smart Money buying & selling activities||Sentiment||Daily|
|WSC Dumb Money Indicator||Buying & selling activities of Dumb Money||Sentiment||Weekly|
|WSC Put/Volume Ratio||Volume of traded put options relatively to NYSE volume to measure mid-term sentiment||Sentiment||Weekly|
|WSC Put/Volume Ratio Oscillator||Momentum of traded volume in put options to measure mid-term sentiment||Sentiment||Weekly|
|WSC Timing Indicator||Trading weeks with extreme buying & selling activities||Sentiment||Weekly|
|WSC Volatility Index Oscillator||Volatiity Momentum||Sentiment||Weekly|
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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Get the Best Timing Indicators You May Have Ever Received to Get The Ahead of the Crowd Now!
- 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.
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- Actionable Market Regime Outlook: Evaluates the Sustainability of the Current Market Regime & Red-flags Shifts!
- The Big Picture Indicator: Know When To Buy The Dip & When To Trade Trends.
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- Uncover Shifts in Major Futures Markets: CoT Indicators for 45 Futures Markets to Identify Major Shifts.
- The Smart Money Flow Index: The Official Source for Bloomberg Professional.