Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Canadian Dollar Daily Chart Crash Review: Downside Breakout?

With this daily chart I show a potential zigzag and a 4th wave top in Intermediate degree. (Red). Our CAD has been taking a real beating as our famous “selfie king” fiddles. Trudeau has been on a wild spending spree burying our country into debt. Justin Trudeau has been snubbed in China and India. If he  thinks he can survive a tariff war with president Trump, then he is going to get a big surprise. A recession is coming and it is starting in Ontario with the 20% pay raises, the Ontario government voted in. This produced massive amounts of layoffs in the service sector, as restaurants cut back on employees. Governments engineered the minimum wage increase so they should be blamed for any recession about to come our way.

Last weeks commercial traders positions were still net short by a ratio of about 1.82:1. This isn’t too far out of wack and may even shrink if our Canadian dollar keeps imploding.  Right now the CAD is sitting just a bit above 77 cents, and I’m sure that will not hold. If all this is showing an Intermediate degree 4th wave top, then we should get 5 waves down in Minor degree. Our CAD would have to retrace the 72 cent price level and then even get close to the 68 cent price level.  The 68 cent price was hit in early 2002 after which it soared to the 2007 peak, before it crashed again.

Mini SP500 Intraday Crash Update!

I’m showing a Minor degree “AB” wave with the “B” wave ending just before the end of February. This was also a full moon date and the news about the president Trumps war on cheap imports, became front blog page news.  They couldn’t find a fundamental reason why the markets should crash as all the fundamentals were still bullish.  They sure have their fundamental reasoning now!

Fundamentals are lagging indicators not leading, indicators so any bearish news would pick up the declines intensity.  This “B” wave that I labeled, would belong to a set of diagonal 5 waves down in Intermediate degree, which can only work if this Cycle degree crash turns into a zigzag. I may run this for the month of March, or until it gets trashed, whichever comes first.

The recent talk about steel and aluminum import duties that president Trump has started, has brought this to the front pages. This has all happened before folks. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of June, 17, 1930 was the last time a tariff war was conducted and it was one of the main causes of the 1929 crash and 193o-1932 bear market decline. At that time the markets gyrated everytime the Tariff Act was discussed in Congress, which was well documented in the book on “How The World Works” by Jude Wanniski.

Will this all produce a “depression”? I say “no” because in order for that to happen the US dollar needs to charge up into a major bullish phase and all stocks “and” commodities would have to crash down together!  All prices must get cheaper as the US dollar would increase in purchasing power.

With Jerome Powell indicating that three rate increases are still coming this year, this combination of bad fundamental news was enough to give the kiss of death to a bull market. Sometimes I use the 30 and 90 day simple moving averages on 90 minute charts which gives you many “Death and Golden Crosses”.

With a 30-90 day setting, we can see the Death Cross happening much sooner than when we use any 50-200 day SMA. There was one Golden Cross last month, and in March we now have another Death Cross!  Of course, this all becomes unreliable if I make any changes in any of my settings. Right now the SP500 is approaching the 30 day SMA, which could produce some resistance. With a 50-200 SMA my search for Death Crosses on daily charts has been largely a futile effort.  I think if they showed up more often the mainstream analysts will notice them and report them.

Euro Intraday Bull Market Update

Our February Euro peak sure can fit into a triangle. Triangles have been on the rare side, but I have more than just one asset class that a triangle has formed. A triangle eventually spells doom once the “thrust” has played out. In this case I need 5 waves up in Subminuette degree. That could take another full month to play out, and anything less than a new bullish breakout would be unacceptable from my perspective.

The Euro is in the US dollar basket, but many times it acts inversely to the US dollar. As long as the US dollar still has downward potential, then this Euro futures chart can still soar. Eventually this 5 wave run could end up at a wave 1 in Minor degree, followed by another Euro crash/correction.  Gold should benefit from all this turmoil in the markets so the gold bull market is not dead just yet.

Today’s COT report will tell us more in what the commercial traders have done.

VIX Futures Intraday Bullish Phase Update

Just before the end of February the VIX bottomed and now has to proceed back to its bullish phase. I think the entire VIX correction is a flat, as I count 3-3-5. Change this same pattern to a Primary degree flat, and we can use it for the DJIA Cycle degree correction.

Many VIX spikes that show in bar type charts, do not show up when switching to line type charts. This throws any wave count into constant disarray. We can see how explosive the VIX can be and I’m sure many new players have joined the VIX bull market.

Eventually all the contrarian indicators will pile up against this VIX bull market, so those VIX investors find themselves in a bull trap! VIX bulls will get slashed by the bears if they think they can “invest” in the VIX.

Our last price peak was about $50, so any bullish phase should surpass this price level by a large margin.

US Dollar Intraday Crash Review

This US dollar index rally hit a brick wall on the 1st of March right on the same day we had the full moon. Last week the commercial traders were still in a net short position so the odds of a huge bullish move are reduced dramatically. A small set of 5 waves heading down, has already formed, but this should build into bigger counter rallies as the US dollar adds on another set of 5 waves in Subminuette degree.  What type of 5 wave sets is not clear, but any 5th wave can turn into diagonal waves.

If what we see has been a bearish rally, then the US dollar price level of 88.300 “must” get hit or breached. No US dollar triple bottom will hold once we get closer to that bottom trend line.

With president Trump conducting a trade war with new tariffs on steel and aluminium, should not be a surprise, as he made it pretty clear to all during his election campaigns what he was going to do. The last time a president conducted a trade war was with the June 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. The Smoot-Hawley Act came into existence a month after the 1930 “B” wave top in Cycle degree. 4-5 months for a Cycle degree bear market rally in stocks sure does not fit the timeline length but it fits sequentially very well.

Bitcoin Futures Bullish Phase Review

Since the February bottom Bitcoin did not inspire great confidence that Bitcoins will soar to new record breaking highs. At about the $11,800 price level Bitcoins seems to be running into a brick wall, but as usual looks can be deceiving. We have a pretty good looking H&S forming, but we also know that many times that markets have soared from this type of setup.

Any diagonal bullish phase can still push Bitcoin higher in the near term, so all hope for this bullish phase to halt is not completely lost.

Higher lows are the signs of a bull market. So in order for Bitcoins fit the description of a conventional bull market, it “must” travel well above $20,000 in the future. Since these futures have started trading no commercial traders have taken any positions in any direction. Only the speculators are playing this market, and they are very pessimistic as they have net short positions.

When the experts talk about investing in Bitcoins then they know nothing about leverage. Being a Bitcoin investor will eventually shred your account as the violent moves can destroy anything in its path.

Crypto Craze Has Hydro-Quebec CEO’s Phone ‘Ringing Off the Hook’ – Bloomberg

Big Bitcoin miners are moving to jurisdictions that have cheaper power.

Any major power outages or some solar flare smashing into the earth can stop the Bitcoin network in its tracks. Are investors running into Bitcoins to sidestep the stock markets?,  but if this is true, then when stocks make another huge bullish move, Bitcoins should crash.

As of this morning 1531 ICOs exist, which works out to about 10 new coin offerings per week. Total capitalization is sitting at $450 billion, down quite a bit from the $730 billion it once had. At one time I swore that the Crypto world was heading to a trillion dollars of capitalization, due to the momentum it had. So far the capitalization trend is smashing up against a brick wall.