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    I'm inclined to say Dow Theory is now signaling a bear market after cracking the February 28 low. Rules generally say it must make a significant low, rally at least 3%, then break down past the previous low. This would mean the trend is now down and bear market rules apply.

    Some theorists would consider the December 2018 or even the 2009 low to indicate the death of the secular bull. By that time, does it really matter?

    20% is a bear market definition loosely comes from the WSJ in 1990 when markets cratered during Desert Storm. Ironically, that bear market call turned out to be right near the low. Jack Schannep, a very successful Dow theorist, defines a bear market a 16% drop in both the Dow and S&P 500 over a period of time when it comes with his secondary signals which are for the most part, an art.

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    Looking like today gave a Dow Theory buy signal in DJIA. Looking for confirmation from transports.

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    Transports confirmed uptrend yesterday.

    Meanwhile, 50% of AAII is bearish and the guessers are still waiting for "healthy retest" to get back in. Two questions:

    1. Will you really get back in if the market goes down 10% from here? I mean it, really. It's so easy to say now, but the news will be pretty dire if the market goes down 10% from here.
    2. What is your plan if the bottom is already in?


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    Dow theory validated the current bull market as both DJIA / TRAN made new cycle highs at the close today. Both managed to make these new cycle highs after their respective secondary reactions lower.

    Dow theory gave an initial buy signal on 4/6.

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    Still on April 6 buy signal.

    Transports and DJIA now both above 200 DMA.

    Outlook: Uptrend jeopardized on a close below 25k DJIA and 8750 in TRAN. New high above recent June cycle would only confirm uptrend.

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    Still on a buy signal, as transports are holding up.

    DJIA is in a secondary reaction lower with a measured move to 26,500. Below 26,500 would be time to re-assess since the transports will surely be dragged lower.

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