The Ord Oracle August 23, 2022

SPX Monitoring Purposes: Neutral.

Monitoring Purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 10/9/20 at 40.78.

Long Term SPX Monitor Purposes: Neutral.

The bottom window is the “percent Bollinger Band” for the VIX/VVIX ratio. Short-term lows can form in the market when the “Percent Bollinger Bands” for the VIX/VVIX ratio reaches above it upper Band, and that happens when the “Percent Bollinger Bands” >1. The current reading is +.64. A rapid rise in the VIX/VVIX ratio shows there is panic in the market, and panic forms when the market is near a low. Don’t have the readings quite yet to form a solid low in the market.

TICKs closed yesterday at -817, which shows exhaustion but TRIN closed at 1.14, which is near neutral and the combination is not giving a clear signal for a low here. The VIX can help to define a low (show panic) if it is rising quickly. The two day “Rate of Change” for the VIX >30 shows panic in the market, and yesterday’s reading came in at +24, not quite the level that is needed to show a low in the market. Today’s volume was lighter than Monday’s volume, and so the market may attempt to bounce short-term and test yesterday’s down gap. I don’t believe a worthwhile low has formed yet. We are in the third quarter of the year, which is the worst-performing quarter of the year. We may see a back-and-fill market into late September.

Above is the weekly ETF for Silver (SLV) This chart goes back to 2007 and shows the times when the weekly RSI for SLV traded below 30. The week of July 22, the weekly RSI for SLV closed at 28.43. We pointed out the other times on the chart above when the weekly RSI fell below 30 and all came near intermediate-term lows, some even near long term lows. Notice also SLV is at a support line dating back to 2014, which adds to the bullish setup.

Tim Ord,


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