I found something interesting recently. A money flow indicator. Something that may help me better determine when to go to cash in my 401k and HSA accounts.
The Stockcharts indicator !ASETRYMXX is a measure of money flowing into and out of Rydex. https://stockcharts.com/search/?q=!ASETRYMXX§ion=sm
Rydex is a popular place for investors to put their money when they suspect the market is turning down. Here is a link to a much better explaination - https://stockcharts.com/articles/chartwatchers/2007/02/a-new-opinion-on-rydex-cash-flow.html
As I understand it, this indicator (I put it on the Ichimoku chart) reads counter intuitively. When the indicator is trending up suggests investors are moving money into Rydex, and selling stocks and ETF's to do so. Sep 2018 to Jan 2019 in the above chart suggests this was going on. Conversely, when the indicator is trending down suggests investors are removing money from Rydex and buying stocks and ETF's. Jan 2019 to today suggests this was going on.
I will be playing with this indicator a bit more, looking for better ways to display it/chart it.
Here is an article about another money flow indicator, but I have yet to figure out how add the mentioned 'Cash Flow MM funds' indicator to a SPY chart similar to that displayed in this article.
Here is a link to the source of the raw data I believe is used to create the 'Cash Flow MM funds indicator. The information on this page itself is useful, but I would like it displayed in graphical form.https://www.ici.org/research/stats/flows/combined/combined_flows_05_15_19
I'm guessing their is an associated Stockcharts indicator with a name that begins with an exclamation mark (!), but I have yet to find it. Stockcharts search engine is not very helpful with these names. https://stockcharts.com/search/?page=1&q=!§ion=symbols