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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

S&P 500 Chart Predicts a Major Move

Happy lucky 7's day (7/7)! I'm expecting a big move in the major indices today as the S&P 500 had a doji candle pattern yesterday. Doji candle patterns do not predict the direction of the move, they just predict the magnitude. The S&P 500 index closed 0.03 below the open price which is a major doji on an index of 1,000 plus! Last time I noticed a doji was on the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) was on May 19 and that was followed with a huge move the following day. I now see a major doji on the actual index so time will tell if it works again. I'll look at opening straddles on both the S&P 500 and the Powershares QQQ at open today. The chart below is the of the S&P 500 and you can see the doji candle pattern we had on July 6, 2010.

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