The strong recovery in world equity markets that started in March last has continued throughout the summer. In a previous bulletin email last May, we highlighted that both the 30-week moving average and the Coppock Indicator had given ‘BUY’ signals at the end of April for several markets. More ‘BUY’ signals using these indicators were given for several other markets throughout May.
The more conservative 30 & 50-Week moving average indicator, as put forward by Mark Shipman in his book ‘Little Effort, Big Money’, has given a ‘BUY’ signal for the Japanese market at the close of business on Friday, 27th August.
For a ‘BUY’ signal to be given, the 30-week moving average must cross the 50-week moving average while rising. Since 1970, the signal has been effective in signalling further upside over the medium term in approximately two out of three occassions.
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Market Buy & Sell Signals. Often, when a ‘BUY’ signal has been given on the 30 & 50-week moving average indicator the market backs and fills for a while. You can check this for yourself by looking through the historical data. We have taught this indicator at the 1-day seminar since early 2008. The chart opposite shows the indicator for the Japan Nikkei Index at 27th August 2009.