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August 29, 2017 | The Dow’s Next 418 Points

Rick Ackerman

Rick Ackerman is the editor of Rick’s Picks, an online service geared to traders of stocks, options, index futures and commodities. His detailed trading strategies have appeared since the early 1990s in Black Box Forecasts, a newsletter he founded that originally was geared to professional option traders. Barron’s once labeled him an “intrepid trader” in a headline that alluded to his key role in solving a notorious pill-tampering case. He received a $200,000 reward when a conviction resulted, and the story was retold on TV’s FBI: The Untold Story. His professional background includes 12 years as a market maker in the pits of the Pacific Coast Exchange, three as an investigator with renowned San Francisco private eye Hal Lipset, seven as a reporter and newspaper editor, three as a columnist for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner, and two decades as a contributor to publications ranging from Barron’s to The Antiquarian Bookman to Fleet Street Letter and Utne Reader.

The Dow finished with a modest gain of 57 points on Tuesday, but it took a 190-point short squeeze reversal off a weak, deftly engineered opening to accomplish this.  Much as I’d like to diss the rally, noting that it failed to generate a bullish impulse leg on the hourly chart, it has enough good things going for it technically that it must be respected.  Even so, I’d be looking for a potentially very important top at 22283, implying a 418-rally from current levels — especially if this Hidden Pivot target is achieved simultaneously with an extremely important one in AAPL at 168.33 that lies a little more than $5 above.

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August 29th, 2017

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