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Is this Spinning Top going to fall?

Today $SPY rally continues on and price action is now above the 2007 high once again.  On top of that, price action is now back over the up trendline that has started from 02/26 low.  However, I like to see price action takes out the previous high of 04/11 to be considered a full-on bull trend.

Take a look at the $SPY daily chart below:


Now take a look at the monthly $SPY chart again below:


Did you see the forming of a spinning top candlestick for the month of April?

Let’s take a closer look.


A spinning top at or near critical historical resistance such as 2007 high can be a significant tell-tale sign.  I will be more cautious going forward from here in light of May being the month of patterned down month.

Below is the primer for Spinning top candlestick pattern:

Definition of ‘Spinning Top’

A type of candlestick formation where the real body is small despite a wide range of price movement throughout the trading day. This candle is often regarded as neutral and used to signal indecision about the future direction of the underlying asset.

Investopedia explains ‘Spinning Top’

If a spinning top formation is found after a prolonged uptrend, it suggests that the bulls are losing interest in the stock and that a reversal may be in the cards. On the other hand, if this formation is found in an defined downtrend, it suggests that the sellers are losing conviction and that a bottom may be forming.

Cautiously optimistic is the way to perceive current rally.

My 2 cents.

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Hazard at the top- a spinning top near major resistance

What we have here is a spinning top candlestick pattern for the month of February.  Normally, a spinning top candlestick pattern is just like any other candlestick reversal pattern, it simply offers a possible reversal signal. Nothing is guaranteed and it is merely a precaution.

However, when you have a “monthly” spinning top candlestick pattern at the TOP of an uptrend near the walls of two long-term resistance (formed in year 2000 and 2007), you HAVE to take precaution.  You have to acknowledge that there  may be a greater force in play here.  A force that has soundly defeated the bull in year 2000 & 2007.

The month of March is now the key month to watch.  It may dictate the direction for the rest of the year.  A down month in March may confirm the February spinning top candlestick pattern as a bona-fide reversal signal.  In other words, the walls of resistance are too formidable to overcome.

Look at the SPY monthly chart below:


Did you see the tiny spinning top candlestick bar formed in February?

I will be very mindful of the possibility going into March.  Perhaps a little less tolerance  in  giving the trades more times to establish its uptrend.  Come to think of it, I never have much tolerance with my swing trades anyway except for my position trades.  I’ll be keeping an eyes for ETF such as FAZ, SKF, etc.

Just my 2 cents anyway.

Trade Well!

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