Stan Weinstein's Stage Analysis

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isatrader

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Stage 1A - examples

As a follow up to my previous post outlining the break down of the four stages, I've been going through the Global Trend Alert Newsletter to get some real life examples of the various stages to use as a reference in the future.

Stage 1A - Start of a base. Needs much more time

Key
(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Stage 1 - examples

Stage 1 - Basing Phase. May begin accumulation.

Key
(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Stage 2A - examples

Stage 2A - Early in uptrend stage. Ideal time to buy aggressively.

Key
(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Stage 2B - examples

Stage 2B - Getting late in uptrend. Watch carefully. But still a hold.

Key
(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Stage 3A - examples

Stage 3A - Looks as if a top is starting to form. Be sure to protect holdings with a close stop.

Key
(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Stage 3 - examples

Stage 3 - The Top Area. Start to reduce positions.

Key
(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Stage 3B - examples

Stage 3B - Has become increasingly toppy. Use rallies for at least partial selling.

Key
(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Stage 4 - examples

Stage 4 - The Declining Stage. Avoid on the long side.

Key
(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Stage 4B - examples

Stage 4B - Late in downtrend. Much too soon to consider buying.

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(+) Outstanding pattern in that Stage.
(–) Unexciting pattern in that Stage.
 

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Hi isa,

in Stan's Global Trend Alert document, he performs a stage analysis on sectors. I am strugling for some time to find some symbols for each sector, so i can perform stage analysis as well. Do you happen to know a free resource on this? For example what is the symbol for Chemicals Diversified, so i can use it in bloomberg.com, or stockcharts.com to be able to see the chart on that particular group.

Thanks
 

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Hi @vali83

In Stockcharts search box just search for the $ sign and all the US sectors are there. Here's the link
StockCharts.com - Free Charts - Symbol Search

Or for for UK 350 Sectors here's the list which you can get historical data from yahoo finance Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance - FTSE, Stock Exchange, Mortgages, Loans & More
So for example just put ^NMX0530 into the search for Oil and Gas Producers etc:

^NMX0530 FTSE 350 Sector Oil & Gas Producers
^NMX0570 FTSE 350 Sector Oil Equipment Services &
^NMX1350 FTSE 350 Sector Chemicals
^NMX1730 FTSE 350 Sector Forestry & Paper
^NMX1750 FTSE 350 Sector Industrial Metals
^NMX1770 FTSE 350 Sector Mining
^NMX2350 FTSE 350 Sector Construction & Materials
^NMX2710 FTSE 350 Sector Aerospace & Defense
^NMX2720 FTSE 350 Sector General Industrials
^NMX2730 FTSE 350 Sector Electronic & Electrical Equipment
^NMX2750 FTSE 350 Sector Industrial Engineering
^NMX2770 FTSE 350 Sector Industrial Transportation
^NMX2790 FTSE 350 Sector Support Services
^NMX3350 FTSE 350 Sector Automobiles & Parts
^NMX3530 FTSE 350 Sector Beverages
^NMX3570 FTSE 350 Sector Food Producers
^NMX3720 FTSE 350 Sector Household Goods
^NMX3760 FTSE 350 Sector Personal Goods
^NMX3780 FTSE 350 Sector Tobacco
^NMX4530 FTSE 350 Sector Health Care Equipment & Services
^NMX4570 FTSE 350 Sector Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
^NMX5330 FTSE 350 Sector Food & Drug Retailers
^NMX5370 FTSE 350 Sector General Retailers
^NMX5550 FTSE 350 Sector Media
^NMX5750 FTSE 350 Sector Travel & Leisure
^NMX6530 FTSE 350 Sector Fixed Line Telecommunications
^NMX6570 FTSE 350 Sector Mobile Telecommunications
^NMX7530 FTSE 350 Sector Electricity
^NMX7570 FTSE 350 Sector Gas Water & Multiutilities
^NMX8350 FTSE 350 Sector Banks
^NMX8530 FTSE 350 Sector Nonlife Insurance
^NMX8570 FTSE 350 Sector Life Insurance
^NMX8670 FTSE 350 Sector Real Estate Investment Trusts
^NMX8770 FTSE 350 Sector Financial Services
^NMX8980 FTSE 350 Sector Equity Investment Instruments
^NMX9530 FTSE 350 Sector Software & Computer Services
^NMX9570 FTSE 350 Sector Technology Hardware & Equipment
 

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FTSE 350 Sector Relative Performance

Attached is a screenshot of the FTSE 350 Sectors Relative Performance versus the S&P 500. So you can see which are the strongest and weakest sectors since the October low.
 

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US Treasuries Stage Analysis

I like to keep an eye on the Treasuries charts as they have a good inverse relationship with the stock market. So I've updated my stage analysis of the US 30 year Treasuries and included the 10 year US Treasuries charts as well.

On the US 30 Year Treasuries weekly chart, price pulled back to the 30 week MA four weeks ago and has had a good bounce since. However, it is yet to make a new high, volume has been below average and relative performance vs the S&P 500 is weakening, so I'm considering it in late Stage 2B at the moment as the moving average is still trending higher.

On the daily chart it is much weaker and has moved into Stage 3 with price trying to break back above the trendline, but so far failing. It's in a Stage 3 range so it could go either way with a break above 147 or break below 135. However, if it fails to make a new high soon then I'd favour it managing to break below 135.

The US 10 Year Treasuries are showing the same pattern so I'd be looking for a break below 127 if it can't make a new high soon.
 

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Apple (AAPL) Stage Analysis

Personally I think AAPL looks very interesting currently, as it looks like it wants to test the long term trendline - which is currently around the 355 area. But it is also just above an area of strong support which could limit the current down move.

The monthly chart shows the steady volume going into AAPL over the last two years. Which is not the same as the parabolic move in 2007 imo. So this current top isn't a blow off top like that was, as the volume has grown steadily over the last two years - so there is a lot less speculative money which I think is a good sign.

Below are my charts
 

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