Archive for June 22nd, 2010

Ranking Social Mood

Quantifying social mood is the next step after Behavioral finance and Socionomic theory.

The last time we made a case in favor of football compared to baseball under the backdrop of Robert Prechter’s Socionomics, the study of human social behavior. Immediately after the post I was corrected by experts from Socionomics explaining why football was also a bullish sport like baseball.

These were their observations, “Mukul, we’re going to tentatively label Soccer, or Football, a bull market sport unless evidence shows otherwise. We first toyed with the idea that attendance figures of the World Cup might give us a clue as to determine if Soccer is a bull or bear market sport. The only correlation we found is that attendance size is relative to the host country. For example, attendance in England (1966) is much higher than Chile (1962). Next, we followed the history of soccer, from its primitive conception to the present and found that the game was allowed by authorities and official rules were adopted during bull markets. On the flip-side, England banned the sport during the bear market of 1314. But to make things more confusing, Queen Elizabeth I banned the sport in 1517, but it was not rigorously enforced. Soccer Stars: Pele is heralded as the best soccer player on the planet and his career was during the bull market from 1957-1971. There is physical contact in soccer but not to the same degree as compared to American football, Hockey or Rugby.”

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WAVES.ROM is a perspective product published on TUESDAY’S and THURSDAY’S. The report highlights Romanian Stock Market top three Equity Indices viz. the top ten blue chip BET Index (.BETI), BET Composite (.BETC), the Financial Index BETFI (.BETFI) and the local currency RON (EURRON=, RON=). The products covers the top ten BET component stocks. (ROMP.BX, SNPP.BX, BATR.BX, BRDX.BX, TSEL.BX, ATBE.BX, BRKU.BX, BIOF.BX, IMPT.BX, TUBU.BX) and all the components of BETFI Financial Index(SIF2.BX, SIF5.BX, SIF3.BX, SIF1.BX, SIF4.BX) are covered in the report. The product highlights Primary (Multi Month) and Intermediate (Multi Week) price trends. The report illustrates key price levels, price targets, price projections and time turn windows. The product uses Elliott waves, traditional technical analysis tools, sentiment indicators and other alternative research tools like INTERMARKET to spot outperformers. WAVES.ROM, CHANNELS.BVB and CHANNELS.RASDAQ are bundled together as PERSPECTIVE products. Unlike WAVES which focuses more on blue chips, CHANNELS covers all the BVB and RASDAQ stocks.

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SNP, TEL, TGN, ATB to underperform BETXT

Today we initiate new pairs as SNP, TGN. TEL, ATB get ready to underperform BETXT. BRD - BETXT remains a running pair in favor of BRD.

We close ATB-BETXT as ATB tops performance cycles and gets ready to underperform. The DOW and STOXX outperformance against many BVB majors has topped. Both DOW and STOXX get ready to underperform. This is why we closed DOW-BETXT and DOW-SIF5 Futures. TLV is ready to underperform BETXT leading to a close in running pair. Though the performance cycle is up for Bio, the bottoming process is ongoing. We have a close signal there. We review next week in case the pair has to be restarted. Barring COMI - BETXT which hit a stop, all other pairs delivered 5%, 18%, 47%, and 6% respectively.

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Waves.India - Completing subminor impulse up

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Michesan Anna-Maria, the columnist for the WAVES.INDIA weekly and Head of India Research. Anna discovered her interest of markets immediately after completing her graduate studies in Economics. She followed it up with post graduate studies in corporate finance. A host of research work in behavioral finance, option strategies and quantifying market sentiment followed. Anna covers Indian equity and combines Elliott, Time Fractals and Time Analytics to deliver accuracy across time frames. To review some of her work, check out the annual India accuracy report 2009.

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‘Performance cycles’ is a term coined by Orpheus Capitals. This is another name for time triads, time arbitrage, time fractals but expressed in terms of relative performance. It’s a bounded oscillator that moves from 1 to 30. 1 is top relative performance and 30 is worst performance. The idea is that performance is cyclical. A top performer will underperform in future and vice versa. A top relative performer is also the worst value pick and the top relative underperformer is the best value pick.

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