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Crude Oil Intraday Update

Like gold, crude oil also had an impressive rally, but the oil price has now started to back off. Any normal correction could fall back down to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree. This would be close to the $58-$56 price range. Of course, if a bigger degree decline is going to happen, then that $56 price level will not hold.  Either way the oil price could decline along with the stock markets. At times the oil price correlates with stocks as oil crashed just before stocks hit a major bottom.

This happening again is a very high probability situation and can’t be ignored. Even though it may not happen, a previous major low in oil could be down between the $48-$44 price levels.

Last weeks Oil COT report had the commercials net short by a wide margin, with the speculators doing the exact opposite thing. It’s the speculators that always chase a trend, as they are adding to their net long positions as the oil market is pointing up. Speculators added 20,444 long positions last week,  just before oil started to suffer a correction. The mass media reports using the speculators numbers, as they think fund managers is the smart money.

I was hoping for more of a compressed Gold/Oil ratio than this present 21:1 ratio. Even before the 2014-2015 oil crash started, crude oil had a 17:1 ratio, which ultimately ended with a 44:1 ratio. On any oil decline, we will eventually see the Gold/Oil ratio start to spread again. This ratio may hit 25 or 30:1, so we have to be aware of this when it happens.

Gold Intraday Gyrations Update

After a great run, gold has now started to back off.  Any top trend line I could use is useless as it would be a race to see which trend line will get sliced first.

Sure, gold can keep right on trucking, but there could be a bigger correction than what the majority is anticipating. A “Flash Crash”,  type of a move would be the perfect outcome. The markets always love to try and fool as many experts as it can and gold is no different.

On other occasions we could see a %61 net crash of a single wave 1 which would be a pretty normal correction. This would be closer to the $1278 price level. It may never happen, but corrections can go very deep with commodities. On the positive side gold can just keep grinding higher, brushing all the corrections to the side until a really big gold correction surprises us all.

When all the gold bulls are making bullish calls, then that’s when the gold market can start a reversal. There may be a bit of a gut move by day’s end, which only gives us until the end of the month for a turning window to show up.

Mini DJIA Intraday Double Top Review

Yesterday morning the DJIA produced another record high of 26,149, after which the mini started a decline. From the beginning of January we’ve had a single move containing 5 waves in Subminuette degree. Subminuette degree is 4 degree levels above the rocky bottom of my degree list, which I cut off at Miniscule degree.   Not using a lower set of degree levels helps to judge potential extensions, and keeps me from wandering into a higher degree, before its time.

Recently the Mini DJIA topped at 26,149 with a square looking top that. I’m not jumping up and down with joy at the thoughts of a small double or even triple top wave structure. It’s the nature of the beast and I have to use several different wave peaks to count from.

It sure would be nice if the DJIA doesn’t break another world record, which the analysts are so good at counting and reporting back to the mainstream.  All I can say is, “Enough already” as we can only listen to the constant squawking parrots for so long.  “Who are all these analysts broadcasting to”? Day in and day out they broadcast to the world looking for the secret group to invest in these markets at record highs.

In reality, there is no secret group, as they are called, ” Retail investors”  which always buy in at the top.  There is something about this group that has bought in at every record high since the 2000 peak.

FUND FLOWS: Concerns Over Frothy Markets Not Stopping Investors

Doing the same thing as the herd will get you the same results as what they are going to get. The, “High Buying” retail crowd, doesn’t have the stomach and the account “headroom”,  (net cash),  to survive even a medium correction, nevermind a Cycle degree correction.  All the DJIA Titanic has to do is list to its side and the retail investor will start to panic and pull monies out again. The professional contrarian and insiders are long gone, this market, only the emotional investors are left to jump in.

In the last 17 years, investors have learned nothing about buying low and selling high as no amount of broadcasting has taught them anything.  Constantly trying to forecast how much higher this market can go, is all Smoke and Mirrors. They have no clue how deep a Cycle degree bear market can go down to but when it does, these same experts will claim how much deeper the markets can crash.

I’m very bearish on all the 5 main stock market indexes, that I cover, but we may have to put up with these intraday gyrations for a bit longer.

At a very minimum the entire Trump rally will get completely wiped out which may only be an Intermediate degree correction, nevermind the Cycle degree correction that we are supposed to get.

Bitcoin Intraday Rally Update

This is the February contract. There is so little interest any any of these futures contracts that I may come to a point where I no longer can provide decent wave counts. If this doesn’t improve soon I may be forced to stop wave analysis on these charts. In the last day or so, the total Cryptocurrency capitalization base has  gained back about $156 billion. The total Crypto ICOs are sitting at 1448  with no change today.

You may have noticed I used a “W” wave in Intermediate degree, which I will use just as a temporary unknown position. I want to stress the fact that when I use any WXY thinking, then the “W” wave I use has a very strict rule. This rule is that any first “W” wave we think we see “Must” be a single zigzag!  It can’t be a flat,  as a flat would tell us that we are somewhere in a diagonal wave structure.

The Gold/Bitcoin ratio also crashed in a spectacular fashion, making Bitcoins very cheap when we use the gold cash price to compare to. Just the shear fact that this Gold/Bitcoin ratio crashed is sending Bitcoin prices northward, at least in the short term.  Will we get another zigzag type bullish phase?  This is very uncertain at this time. In the bigger scope of things the Crypto meltdown is what happens when a perceived asset class gets out of control.

Mini SP500 Intraday Record High Update

The SP500 is now developing a small degree double top which I can fit into a diagonal 5th wave.  Even now another spike to the upside can still happen.  A correction is coming and it will be bigger than the majority are expecting.  The “Market Gremlin” will raise a shit storm in the next few years as a financial earthquake is coming.  All those pretty “Green”  numbers in a bull market,  turn to “Red” in a bear market.  If you think that a few $300-$400 billion going up in smoke in the Cryptos is a big deal then, you haven’t seen nothing yet as $20-$30 trillion will go up in smoke once the markets hit the “Real” bottom.

Just for starters the entire 2018 rally has to get retraced, followed by retracing the entire Trump rally as well. Two years worth of gains will disappear in a blink of an eye, so don’t fall asleep being complacent with the majority. Investing with the majority will get you the same results as the majority get when the “Big Bear”comes a knocking. The real bears are not going to be so nice, as there will be no knock as they will just smash through the front door.

In this world you are a contrarian or you become the victim, so you do have a choice.

US Dollar Intraday Bear Market Update

For the last two months the US dollar is on a slide that sure looks like a pretty impulse wave structure at this time. Once 5 waves are completed, then a 3 wave counter rally specific to the degree I’m working on, is supposed to happen. The idea that we could be in another triangle in a 4th wave position doesn’t fit the way I like it too, so we could still see a counter rally much bigger that what I have right now.

The top trend line is only there to show a future counter rally resistance rally, as any counter rally can come back to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree. This would give us a 96.200 retracement price level. At this point I’m working from a wave 2 base which I may change to a 4th wave base, at some point in the future.

I would have to use the daily chart and take another look, so short term this is a bit fuzzy. When parts of the intraday charts are fuzzy, then I switch to daily and weekly charts to get another perspective. This small rally can still surprise us if it’s not finished yet. The US dollar will not switch back to its big bullish phase until the majority of the expert talking heads, are on board the bear wagon, and have developed a consensus opinion.  That situation is still a long way away at this time.

At the extremes the markets will always do the opposite of what fundamentals suggest. Just like analysts paint us a rosy picture at the top, the opposite happens at major bottoms, when they paint us a very bleak, or pessimistic picture. The more pessimistic, the bigger the counter rally is my basic  guideline.

SP500 Intraday Record High Update

Yesterday the markets suffered a min type of a crash. It is also a move I like to see coming off another major peak. Due to its sharp decline, there is still the potential left for the markets to charge higher.  All of the January 2018 rally would have to get completely retraced just for openers,  followed by  retracing the entire December bull market as well.  We have to get a decline big enough for the markets to no longer have the time to create a new 2018 record high.

So far we topped off at the 2808 price peak and remains the number to beat in the near term future.

The Gold/SP500 ratio is well into the extreme side, sitting a bit over 2:1 this morning.

Mini DJIA Record High Update

In the last day the DJIA charged up and then instantly reversed heading south. So far we have another world record peak at 26,061 but we have to be aware that it also can still make another mad dash to the upside. In order for the markets being over on the bearish side already, we can keep on getting new record highs. Every new record high can be the last record high, which could mean that the 26,061 price level will end up being the last high of 2018. The VIX has also spiked to newer highs with many gaps opening as well.

Fear is starting to reverberate through the bullish ranks, but this must continue once the markets hit a brick wall.  We need some good looking 5 wave declines  to form,  as 5 wave sequences are the pointers to a new bigger and longer trend.

In the bigger scope of things I’m very bearish even if we get another record high. Not until the majority, (more than 80%), of my contrarian indicators show up, will I turn bullish.

Cryptocurrency Bloodbath Update.

Bitcoin bloodbath highlights these defensive cryptocurrency strategies – MarketWatch

During the night the Crypto coins continued with their decline, which some are calling a,  “Bloodbath”.  Maybe it’s just an old fashioned Meltdown and Specter issue!   🙄  They will use all sorts of  fundamental logic reasoning to explain the Crypto meltdown, but in the end it has nothing to do with logic, but has everything to do with our human emotions.

Some say they are still hoarding Bitcoins but would you hang onto Bitcoins if it were to crash to below $5000? The cost of mining a single Bitcoin is around $3300, so Bitcoin can always crash back down to the cost of mining.

On about the 12th of January the entire Crypto ICO capitalization peaked very close to $736+ Billion. Since then over $300 billion of US dollar capitalization has disappeared into thin air. Bitcoins were created out of thin air, and they are now evaporating right back to where they came from. Is this $300 billion, in the lost and found? Nope, no such luck as Cryptocurrencies capitalization goes up in a puff of electronic smoke.

This market is changing very fast and I think more downside is still to come. The last thing I would trust is any wave count, as all this could be just a one hit wonder. After all, did the price of Tulip bulbs keep going higher and higher with the Elliott Wave pattern?

Not only are US dollar values evaporating back into thin air, the Gold/Bitcoin ratio has “dramatically” shifted in the last month or so. This puts Bitcoins close to the extreme cheap side in the Gold/Bitcoin ratio. Even the Gold/Bitcoin ratio should not be trusted at any extreme.

The investors that went into debt to invest in Bitcoins are going to get hit the hardest as they doubled their leveraged. With all this US dollar value disappearing into thin air, it could bring down the financial system as well.  When the markets really start to implode, they could shed $30-$40 trillion by the time the dust settles.

Besides capital values disappearing into thin air the ICO’s on my list should also start to shrink from the peak of 1450.

Quick Look At The VIX

Today the stock markets took a big hit, and the VIX soared. The VIX is in a vertical position right now, which usually precedes a correction or a reversal. Once we check the top trend line on the daily VIX chart, we can see that the VIX is pointing to the $14-$15 price range where strong resistance can come from.

We also have two open gaps well below todays VIX prices. It doesn’t necessarily mean that these two gaps, have to get filled on the next trip down, but there is a good chance that the $10.20 gap could get filled.  Any short small correction could happen, then this bullish phase will develop another leg up.

The commercials have had net long positions for a long time while those speculators have been betting on much lower VIX lows.  I’m sure you will read other analysts that report the trader’s positions, but they always tell you what the speculators are doing. The commercials were on the right side while the speculators got themselves into a bear trap! Following a group of traders that consistently trap themselves is not exactly my idea of the smart thing to do.

When the commercials become net short again, then I can see a big reversal with the VIX.

Crude Oil Impending Bearish Phase.

I mentioned that I was very bearish towards crude oil, and that oil could slump into a bearish phase, already expected by many others experts. Even though oil has travelled north I will remain bearish until I can see some type of a sincere corrective wave playing out.  Even if it is a shorter price bearish phase, any market can come back to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree. This would mean oil could see the price range between my “D” and “E” waves.  This is only a strong guideline, not a strict rule, as markets go under previous 4th waves all the time.

This time the Gold/Oil ratio was sitting at just under 21:1, this is not an extreme ratio, but it sure would work as an interim short term ratio peak. Just before the oil crash in 2014-2015 this ratio started with a 17:1 ratio. Ultimately the Gold/Oil ratio crashed to 44:1. The decline can be fast or slow, so anything can still happen in the short term. They have forecasted this $70 price level for sometime already but so far it has been an elusive target. Many report great crude oil fundamentals, but then again “every” major top will get you amazing fundamentals.

A potential price crash forecast changes all the fundamentals once the prices hit a major bottom. At the 2008 peak experts were convinced that the world is running out of oil, and had warned us that $200-$300 oil price would happen. Yet the oil price crashed to $34 and next thing you know the world was in another oil glut by late 2008. Fundamentals will always tell us the wrong things at the extremes, but the Gold/Oil ratio could still crash to 25-30:1.

Even the gold pattern is looking much like oil, so gold stocks could take a correction hit as well.

Crypto Crash! Bitcoin Sinking To New Lows

Early this morning Bitcoin futures chart plunged to a new record low of 11,900. There should be more downside coming, but so far it has been a choppy decline that looks like it may be a diagonal “C” wave. Usually there is a much bigger pattern difference between the “A5” wave and the “C5” wave.  For all this Bitcoin Mania to be in this true blue price bull market that so many claim is going to happen, we need a strong visible zigzag or flat correction.

I won’t even throw out the triangle pattern as any correction will just about do. Sure, a big jump could happen at any time, but Bitcoin seems to be on a downward spiral that nobody knows when it will end. Cryptocurrencies are being attacked around the world so I can see the lack of bullish enthusiasm for the Bitcoin price.

What happened to buying on the dips of this no brainer bull market? After all, isn’t the Bitcoin price supposed to go to a $1,000,000?   Back in the 70s the experts were all forecasting the $2000 gold price, yet it never reached that price level. Instead gold turned into a 20 year bear and a crushed price.

Investors didn’t learn anything at that time and they sure did not learn anything this time.  Most price forecasts are a figment of one’s imagination, as they are just numbers picked out of thin air.

A quick scan of my Crytocurrency list shows the “majority” of all the Cryptocurrencies took major price hits this morning as well. It’s not just a Bitcoin problem.  There are 1450 cryptocurrencies posted, with a total market capital soaring to over $720 billion US dollars. Well, this morning about $140 billion of it went up in electronic smoke. All those investors that just borrowed money to jump into this mania are now holding worthless paper. We can’t even call cryptocurrencies  “paper”, but it still took paper dollars to buy into digital coins. In todays world, it’s electrons that go up in smoke much easier than paper can, at least with paper dollars you can use it as toilet paper once it crashes. These numbers are changing very fast as latter this week $200 billion could be lost. There is a lot of money somewhere in the “Lost and Found” department. Good luck finding it as the, “Pot Of Gold” at the end of the Rainbow contains no digital coins.

HMMJ, Another Look At The Marijuana Related ETF

I’m going to make this HMMJ ETF the mainstay ETF that I will track the high flying marijuana stocks. It’s in Canadian funds but there is a US dollar version out as well. The last time I mentioned that the vertical move this ETF has made could not be maintained, and this correction is a result of going too fast, too far.

I will not post intraday results, but only post when a strong turning can happen.

It can take years to build a decent wave count, but the rally between my two arrows, is one of the best real world examples of an impulse, I have seen. Wave 1 subdivided very nicely with wave three also extending as it contains a perfect 1-2, 1-2 and a third 1-2 wave structure. The last 5th wave did the real heavy lifting as it extended dramatically.

The near perfect 5 wave sequence suggests that there are no leverage products involved, so these moves are organic and no slippage or other detrimental leveraging tools seem to be present. From my perspective, this is a very good thing. Is the dip down to $19 enough of a correction or is there a bit more to go down to the $15 price level?  Gaps are present, but if gaps appear under more volume than I will use them.

From the bottom arrow to the top arrow, there was over a 300% gain in just 5-6 months. I manage to catch most of a single stock for a 660% gain, but will look at buying in again with 3 other hemp related growers.  Some of the single marijuana stocks are moving like Cryptocurrecies have moved, which is a unique opportunity for investors with Canadian funds. Jumping on any bandwagon could be the end of a run, so as soon as a person buys in, it dramatically corrects.

It may take the rest of the month before the correction is finished, but it could end early and the bull market would resume without me.

I am also starting to track the Gold/HMMJ ratio and so far it has been fluctuating in a pretty crazy fashion. The bottom low was close to a 150:1 ratio with a top ratio touching 51:1. Today it sits at 62:1. I don’t have enough history just yet to make the Gold/HMMJ ratio useful, but over time the ratios should become  very useful.

US Dollar Intraday Crash Update

The US dollar keeps on crashing, and it should continue for the foreseeable future.  Surprise rallies will be part of the landscape, but when we are in a big bear market then any rally will only be a temporary thing.  Gold has responded to the USD crash like it has done many times before and has broken well below the 91 price level, that I have talked about in my updates.

I have another couple of downside targets that I would like to see get retraced. One of them is the 89 price level with these futures charts, another price level that should get hit will be at about the 80 range. A falling US dollar is basically inflation rearing its ugly head, but that is what politicians have wanted for many years, with their 2% inflation rate.

Buying gold after it has already soared does not protect us from inflationary pressures, but this is what gold analysts keep telling us we should do.

They may just be starting to recognize the fact that the US dollar could be in a bear market, which makes them pretty slow in recognizing any trend reversals. When you are watching the evening news and two or 3 different talking heads mention how the US dollar is crashing, then chances are good the US dollar will reverse and soar.

Mini SP500 New World Records!

I normally take a break on any US or Canadian holiday, but occasionally I will break that rule. Soon we will be starting in the third year of a single 5th wave in Intermediate degree. At this time the markets show no signs that they want to slow down, but reversals can happen coming as a complete surprise to the majority.

We can’t have our noses stuck in the intraday level as we always have to look at daily and weekly charts on a regular basis. At the monthly chart scale we are dealing with a vertical move, where we can barely see any of the corrections above. On faster moves we can’t see any corrections on the bigger scale. Extensions happen all the time as they are a fact we can’t deny. Just because we have a single tall 5th wave, doesn’t mean we are jumping into higher degree levels.

We are still in the running to a Cycle degree wave 3 top, so until that happens, I will remain extremely bearish.

Tomorrow will be a new moon date, which can produce amazing reversals, when they feel like it. It could still take until the end of the month for this to play out, but I look at mid week times as potential turnings as well. The longer and higher this goes, just means it has much deeper to fall when the next bear market arrives.

Crude oil may crash along with the stock market, so we have to be aware of that potential situation as well.

Today the Gold/SP500 ratio is still around 2:1,  which it has been for 3 months. When a ratio is at an extreme and it seems to be stuck there, then I look at it as a warning for a major double top in the Gold/Sp500 ratio. In the end, we want to use less gold to buy a single unit of the SP500, which is close to,  (.75:1) Not until we get close to this cheap ratio again will the markets become oversold again.

Here’s what could trigger a 30% stock-market melt-up, says investor Bill Miller – MarketWatch

The markets breaking all these record highs are starting to bore me to no end! 🙄  Enough already! It sounds like the market analysts are stuck on repeat, or they are getting creative in calling for another melt-up.  It’s amazing how they can call higher and higher bull market targets when they didn’t even see the bull market coming back in 2009.

The higher calls mean nothing in the big picture as nobody knows what the markets will correct down to once those targets have been hit. Nobody is saying, ” Oh BTW, once SP500 reaches 2800, then expect a correction to 700″! Identifying bull and bear markets “after” they have turned means nothing in the big picture as the herd is always late getting in and late getting out.

Forecasting big price moves means the fundamentals are going to change as well. This is why, “fundamentals will always tell you the wrong things at the extremes”.

I’m sure that at the next bear market low, we will see dramatically different fundamental news come out, and I will be very surprised if we are not in a recession as well. I mean a recession, not a depression!  When all the analysts are in consensus agreement that a recession has arrived, it will be over. A new bull market will start again and eventually move 500%, not this boring 400% 5th wave move, we are presently in.

Solar Cycle #24 And DJIA 1975-2018 Elliott Wave Review

The sunspot number has now been updated to the December end of 2017. The majority couldn’t care less about any influences our sun has on the stock markets back here on earth. Many have researched this connection, as I have done for the last 20 years. Each black dot is a month end calculation of sunspot activity.

We had two major peaks in sunspot activity, one correlated well with the 2011 gold peak and the January 2014 peak coincided before my wave 3  in Intermediate degree ended.  The 2002-2008 sunspot count starting to decline, but the markets loved it at least until 2007.

It may still take a full 3 years until sc#24 ends, and when sc#25 starts from this 2021 time frame, then the markets should follow suite.  Many times the markets experience great upheaval just a year or so before the solar cycle hits a bottom. With the Fed change coming this February, there is usually some upheaval in the markets as well, especially if the markets have already crossed over to the bearish side.  In the end sc#24 produced the biggest bull market since the depression, lasting well over 8 years now.

In the next 2-3 years the stock bears can do a lot of damage, but once 2021 rolls around and the sunspot polarity has started to flip, then we had better look for a brand new bull market to start. If you think investors are any smarter today than what they were with the 2000 or 2007 peaks, then you are sadly mistaken. The average majority will never learn that the “majority” can’t win at this game of accumulating wealth.

The sad part about the solar cycles is that even the wave analysts ignore them, as in March of 2009 they still had very bearish wave counts still to be completed.  Yet the markets turned up in 2009 and never looked back as the bearish wave counting herd were caught in a bear trap. When we are caught in any type of a trap we are ill prepared for what comes next. The markets were already showing signs of an impending reversal in late 2008.

 

I just love to show readers the linear version of the DOW as the bullish phase from the 2016 bottom to our present top is one of the most vertical moves I have ever  tried to count. I show 2 sets of 5 wave sequences in Intermediate degree, with no other degree levels labeled. I use no other indicators or prices, and I spew out little or no fundamental reasoning when markets go up or down. Markets will always act in such a fashion to never let the majority win. Sure, during any bull market it is perceived that the majority are winning, but that is only wealth on paper. During a big bear market, all this paper wealth starts to disappear and years of bullish progress go up in smoke.

The first set of 5 waves in Intermediate degree,  are much bigger physical moves. The 2015-2016 bearish phase contained a much smaller intermediate degree 4th wave. There is nothing wrong with that as there is a one degree difference between the two 5 wave sets. There are 2 sets of wave 3 positions not labeled which is deliberate, so it will force any wave analysts to scratch this time, wondering what is supposed to be between the 2 sets of 5 waves.

This market has soared since the 2016 bottom, but it also shows next to no corrections from a monthly chart perspective.  This is a bad omen in the bigger scope of things, as the markets do correct back down to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree.  The DOW 15,000 price level is a previous 4th wave alright, but it’s the previous 4th wave of a Primary degree that a Cycle degree has to correct down to.

In 2009 the markets went a bit lower than the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, which has no real meaning or future implications at this time. Many 4th waves travel below previous 4th waves of one lesser degree. Besides the markets have a tendency to fool the majority of participants and so to piss off all the mega bears, the markets will “not”  go below the 2009 lows again.  They could  turn earlier than expected, and start to soar. You can thank solar cycle #25 for the next big bull market, as those investors that follow or believe in the “grand” or “super” theory will be left empty handed again.

I see this as a massive missed opportunity, which makes the Elliott Wave Principle very inefficient,  if we keep on missing major bull markets. As long as wave analysts are happy painting mindless numbers and letters on the charts, then they will never enjoy catching a 5 or 8 year bull moves when they do come.

Every failed wave count must be followed by a serious look at the “entire” wave structure. A minimum of two higher degree levels than the failed wave degree must be initiated instantly.  In 2009 Primary degree wave 1 failed so the “ENTIRE” 5 wave sequence in Supercycle degree must be counted again. Modern wave analysts have refused to do this as it’s just too much like work. If you spend your time looking at many other wave counts, virtually every wave position today is still spewing out SC and GSC degree wave counts.

For the last 5 years I have shifted to Cycle degree wave analysis. Until all 5 waves in Cycle degree are found and confirmed, “NO” SC or GSC degree wave counts can find a base.

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I may start this by deleting the Free User Membership login option first. Nobody should lose their free access if things go well. All the PayPal donation links will remain for those that want to help pay for any costs of running this blog.

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By May 2018, I will be starting the third year publishing on this blog. This could coincide very well with an all time record high of 500,000 pages being viewed.

Dogecoin, Not Again!

Dogecoin (DOGE) $0.012558 (3.04%) | CoinMarketCap

The wild speculation in Kryptocurrencies continues, and this issue of a Dogecoin is just a remake or parody of pets.com, from the 2000 tech bubble days. The names may change, but crazy names in manias are pretty common.  People are buying into this mania by taking on debt on their credit cards. They don’t realize that it doubles their risk exposure to capital loss when they buy anything with borrowed money.

As of this morning there are 1419 Cryptos on my list with a total capitalization close to  $705 billion dollars. Not bad for creating something out of thin air. With ICOs exploding in the new year, this mania is far from over. They say Crypto mining can use as much electricity as all the electric cars combined. Electric cars, Internet of Things, and the growing electrical demand from Hemp farming, will put a huge demand on the electrical grid, and failures are bound to happen.

No way should you treat anything I talk about as investment advice, as any Crypto is about pure speculation and not investing.

HMMJ, Hemp ETF Bull Market Update.

This chart is a bit old, but this morning’s action doesn’t change any of the wave counts. HMMJ is already at $20 this morning.

Talk about a wild ride with this Hemp related ETF. It peaked at $25.56 before it reversed in a dramatic fashion. Any move like this cannot be maintained and it must correct. To go vertical it does so under high speed until no more suckers are left chasing a bull market. As a herd they have to take a break form buying as well.

I counted the bottom as a truncated 4th bottom, but with a small degree. If there is more to this bullish phase, then we should get some type of a 3 wave declining wave structure, much bigger than any correction we have seen. We have gaps open well below present prices, but they can’t be trusted for potential reversals at this time. If we are in any type of a wave 1 top, then a 50-60% correction could happen.

The $13 price level is my previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, which also matches the bottom trend line. On Monday I sold my Hemp stock after going ballistic, but I will buy it back once a sufficient correction unfolds.

Finding a great bottom with this HMMJ ETF will not be a walk in the park, as we can be far off the mark when it happens. Now if the 6 o’clock news is full about crashing Hemp stocks, then chances are good any bearish phase has ended, and a reversal would be near. Of course we have no clue at what price level that can happen at.

Our entire planet runs on price and fundamental analysis, but everything I do is pattern related. The pattern has to show itself first, as it matters little if a wave 2 bottom is $5 or $50

Gold Intraday Bull Market Review

Gold has had an amazing run, with a net move of about $100.  This great gold bullish phase could be coming to an end if  another wave 1 is getting close to completing.  Depending on the strength any wave 2 can dip back down with a net 60% retracement. This would make the 1270 price level a target. There is also no way of knowing how bullish the correction can be, especially if we get a flat of some kind. Running flats are a part of the wave landscape which can produce extreme moves to the upside.

The bottom trend line is just a guide as any correction bigger than expected, will slice right through this trend line.

US Dollar Intraday Bear Market Update

The US dollar has made some violent moves lately. One minute it can be a calm decline and the next thing you know it wakes up and swings violently in both directions. Any asset class that is related to commodities has some serious leverage to it. I consider all currencies as a commodity as well. The majority could be just waking up to the fact that the US dollar is in a bear market, which is usually the time when downside consensus forecasts start coming out. This news is a little harder to find right now, but on major turnings, there will be no doubt in how the public will be feeling.

I dropped my degree level down by one degree, which makes the wave action seem more sensitive, which can also get us out of a trap. The degree level is so small that I’m scraping the very bottom of the list.

Any US dollar bear market is not over until more bears jump on this bandwagon going south. On the 10th a violent move up could also be part of a diagonal which contains mostly zigzags. We are presently on a very small move up, but could see more upside before it’s finished. It’s the US dollar decline which is the main driver of the gold price, but other times the inverse correlation is impossible to see for short periods of time.

We will have to wait until next week before we can find out how much more downside in the USD we’re still going to get. We can get a strong counter rally with the US dollar at any time, but it doesn’t mean the bear market is over.

Short term we could see some wild bullish moves, but in the bigger scope of things I’m still very bearish.

OVX, CBOE Crude Oil Volatility Index (INDEX)

Today, Crude oil topped out and then instantly backed off again. Since we could be heading into an oil correction bigger and longer than the bulls expect, then this OVX index should soar. I’m sure the OVX will crash through 14, but it may not do it on this trip. Any oil bear market should push this index higher, with major resistance at 80-89. I can’t help but use a few Fibonacci whole numbers, which are very close to resistance patterns as well. The low was 17.24 ending with a nice spike, so we want this number to hold.

When oil declines much more and we get a decent corrective pattern, then this OVX index, should develop a 3 wave bullish move. Many of these spikes can be ignored, but they sure help in seeing the huge triple top. The same top line also shows a big H&S pattern, with the potential of another one coming up. This is all speculation before it happens, but it must be done if we are to confirm a bottom in the next bearish crude oil cycle.

Nasdaq Surges To A New Record High

This morning the Nasdaq and the other indices all seemed to hit new record highs. This could still go on an on but every new record high also calls for a correction. How deep or long the next correction will be all depends on the what wave position and the degree we are presently soaring too.  Since that 2015 bottom the markets have surged in one big move that had very small corrections in it. This is producing a vertical move that even the roaring 20’s can’t match. Even the DJIA has a vertical ascent with only small corrections. Eventually all trends come to an end, as bull markets plant the seeds of their own destruction.

When the worlds analysts are constantly blasting out the bullish hype to the rest of the world, “Who are they talking to”?  Only the emotional traders are playing this game and I’m sure the protective sells stops are all starting to bunch up below present prices.

The Gold/Nasdaq ratio is sitting at a bit above 5:1 which means it takes 5 Troy gold ounces to buy one unit of the DJIA. It has been rolling around this 5:1 ratio since December 2017, so it seems to have run into a potential ceiling. When it does reverse, the Nasdaq ratio will start to compress and eventually start heading back down to a 2:1 ratio.

Meltdown and Spectre: what you need to know – Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

A week or so ago, they found a huge problem in most chip designs and they have been scrambling to get some type of patches out to all the operating systems.  It is important that you take all updates as soon as they come in. Apple has already updated its iPhone OS and the Mac OS, but there may be more to come. All this just adds to the breakdown of fundamentals in the tech industry.

Chinese Workers Abandon Silicon Valley for Riches Back Home – Bloomberg

This exodus out of Silicon Valley takes some American made ideas and exports them back to China. They can become millionaires much easier than in the USA.

Bitcoin Could End Up Using More Power Than Electric Cars – Bloomberg

I laughed when I read about the power consumption used in Bitcoin mining, which just goes to show that power outages can wreck havoc in the tech sector.  Any wild CME from the sun also creates power outages, so this tech world is highly susceptible, not just from hackers.

Bitcoin Still In A Bearish Phase.

Bitcoin’s price surge looks more like Amazon.com than Pets.com – MarketWatch

There is never any shortage of wild optimism in stories about the perceived Bicoin bull market. The perception that Bitcoin is going to soar is misplaced, as the charts tell us the opposite could be happening. South Koren clampdown on Crypto trading has certainly helped to keep a lid on Bitcoin prices.

CryptoWatch: Cryptocurrencies see $100 billion hit amid South Korean clampdown – MarketWatch

Meltdown and Spectre: what you need to know – Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

With the recent discovery of chip vulnerabilities, across all  platforms, including Apple products. I consider this a huge issue as Meltdown and Spectre seems to allow direct access, to the ram memory of many devices.  I understand it’s a chip problem and many are scrambling to find a fix.

All I can say is, “stay on top of your updates, and update as soon as they are issued”.

My two parallel lines box in a diagonal move, complete with an expanded wave 4 counter rally. I switched this sideways pattern to a potential 4th wave counter rally with the 5th wave presently in progress. This present counter rally could drop like a rock as another zigzag needs to complete the 5th wave. On the count above, I skipped one wave and only labeled the second wave structure in a sequence. When this breaks to the downside we should be getting close to a new wave 1 but in Minuette degree.

Once that is actually confirmed, then we should expect another counter rally that can come back hard, as the bears get into another bear trap. From nearly $20,000 per Bitcoin to our present $14,000 price level, billions of Bitcoin value disappeared in an electronic puff of smoke.

I was dead wrong about new ICOs slowing down, as they took a rest during the holiday season. In the last week ICOs came back with a vengeance.  Hackers and crooks are attacking many Crypto exchanges and billions of Bitcoins disappear. The example of Cryptos taking a $100 billion hit is an example how Bitcoin value can disappear

There are presently 1408 cryptos out, with more still coming. The total capital of all Cryptos just surged past the $700 billion milestone and it sure still seems to have momentum behind it. At this rate the total capital will soon hit a trillion US dollars. Even $700 billion is impressive, which is pretty good for something created out of thin air.

The last thing I will do is create any intraday trade setups as this is what the majority are already doing. Anybody can create mindless numbers and letters in a computer, but knowing what they mean is a different ball game. From my perspective when the EWP is just used for short term trade setups, means they have no clue where the bigger trend is heading. I believe this is a very inefficient use of the EWP.

Gasoline Daily Chart And Potential Bull Trap Update

Since the June 2016 bottom gasoline futures also blasted off in a record run. I believe this could be a 5th wave rally, with better formed impulse wave structures than oil has with the same degree wave structure.  When the mainstream starts to get bullish then this is a sign that an impending correction is coming. Just a simple bull market correction or a downright bearish move is the big question? In any case markets can crash back down to any previous 4th wave dip,of one lesser degree which is wave 4 in Minute degree.  Even if another full leg up were to happen, this oil chart could crash 60% or more, just to get warmed up. Any big correction must not travel to new record lows, as then gasoline would have been just another bear market rally.

Mini SP500 Intraday Record High Update

Yesterday this SP500 also peaked at 2760, after which it plunged in price and has now experienced a mini rally. Just like any other potential peak, we need a set of 5 waves in the impending decline, as 5 wave sequences point the way to a bigger trend move. Even on flat corrections we could get a smaller zigzag correction first, and a zigzag has two 5 wave sequences in it.  When the markets are pointing up and the mass media paint us a very rosy picture, they there are not too many players left to jump in.

Any decline will happen in stages, as the last thing we will get is some big 1987 one day super crash. Since 1987 many new circuit breakers have been  installed. Sure, big down days will happen once they see there is no more hope for this bull market. I will remain bearish for the foreseeable future,  until the majority joins us with their bearish mood. When that happens the markets will turn and soar once again. Any bull market top is also planting the seeds for its own destruction, as all the greatest fools are in, convinced that they can find another sucker down the road. As the media spends time looking for those suckers down the road, it may turn out that the fingers are pointing back at themselves.

Mini DJIA Record High Bull Trap Update

This Mini DJIA contract reached a peak of 25,414 yesterday, followed by a wild counter rally that also looks like a counter rally. It may take the rest of the week to clear up, but if this counter rally is over on the bearish side already, then no new record highs should happen.  One main reason is due to the many extensions we have had, but also another main reason is that we are in a much higher degree level than the 2000 and 2007 peaks were. Even a normal correction would retrace this entire small degree 5th wave before the next leg up can occur.

Any bigger correction will have no problem in trashing the 24,650 price level. Any previous bull market low can provide limited support, but eventually we need to end up with a 3 wave Primary degree correction that would send the markets into a very deep bear market. Markets always tend to head back down to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, and sometimes they even go “under” the previous 4th wave. In this case the previous 4th wave bottom would be the 6500 price level. That 2009 crash bottom went well below the previous 4th wave in Intermediate degree, so technically the markets could do the same thing again.

Markets do have a twisted knack of fooling all the players and non players alike, so just to frustrate us this time around,  the 4th wave will “not” dip below 2009 levels. 😉 Even if it does, it will mean nothing in the big scope of things.

The Gold/DJIA ratio is just a bit above 19:1 where it’s been for over a month already. It takes 19 Troy ounces to buy one unit of the DJIA, and it’s  the highest expensive ratio I have on record.

Crude Oil Intraday Record High Running Out Of Gas?

Crude Oil seems to be running out of gas and has started another move that could fall much lower or deeper than what the majority think will happen. When I think it is important, I will post multiple wave counts.Since I dropped the degree level down by one degree, but used the bottom of Minscule degree.  I will no longer post any wave count that is smaller than the official list of 15 degrees. By using only 15 degree levels, it helps to better gauge the end of a run across most intraday charts.

Simply put, “once we run out of degree levels, the bigger trend is also coming to an end. The size of the 4th waves get smaller and smaller, as we get near the end of a run. I have gone back to using the fixed degree list for some time already, which most readers will never notice the change.

Yes, I may still be a bit early, but we have to be a bit early so more readers can adjust their thinking.  If we go back to the daily chart, we can see a major bottom on June, 22, 2017 of $44. This would be a very bearish downside price target, which is hard to imagine, but I would consider a decline like that as pretty normal.

We are dealing with wildly leveraged commodities contracts, that have a very bad reputation for making crazy moves that are very hard to catch before they happen.

It will remain to be seen if we have more upside left, but I sure like the idea of a triangle in a 4th wave which was followed by a “thrust” to the upside. The triangle forces a degree change as well, and most of the time it can be a difference of two or more degree levels.

At $60,  oil has run into resistance and struggled as it touched $64 so far. There is also a huge H&S pattern with the daily charts, and we know these patterns can also produce violent reactions.

The Oil volatility index OVX also had a bottom at $22.98 and has now started to climb again in recent days. Technically speaking the OVX will rise much more if this bearish oil correction starts to take shape.

Crude OIl Daily Chart Vertical Move Update!

Oil has now exceeded that $60 price level, but oil has done so with a wild surge to the upside. This last wave I have is starting to look like a single long 5th wave after what was a potential triangle 4th wave. I can’t remain bullish on oil until oil has made a significant correction. Traders are chasing anything that goes up so oil makes for a perfect target. Even a normal correction could retrace this entire 5th wave in a hurry, as commodities just love to create fast unexpected corrections.  Remember, when any bullish phase moves higher, sell stops start to pile up below present prices. When they get triggered things can move pretty fast.

The Gold/Oil ratio is still decent, but it has compressed a bit more everyday. In 2014 the Gold/Ratio shifted to 17:1 just before it started to crash, so maybe 20.66:1 will do the same thing. If I’m correct, then the Gold/Oil ratio should start expanding again.

In this case oil can fall back down to our  previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, which would be close to the $40-$50 price range. That would mean about a $20 price drop from todays levels. Oil crashed along with the stock markets in 2008, so oil crashing with stocks this time, would not be that much of a stretch.

Sure, we could get more upside, but the combination of a triangle in the 4th wave, followed by a “thrust” sure has ominous meanings.

Crude Oil Daily Chart Bull Market Update

If there is any doubt from the public perspective, if oil is in a bull market or not, then this rally to $63 should help to dispell that. Of course the herd took about 2 years before they figured it out. The $60 price level produced some resistance, but now seems to have barely worked past it.  Oil should still correct, but it can do this very suddenly, and freak out all the oil bulls again. This last surge to the upside is the result of the previous correction, but diagonal wave structures can create havoc in forecasting any future price targets.

We need another price target as the $60 price has been achieved. Oil also wobbled around the $55 price level and the next even Fibonacci number would be $89  oil. Just in case that is not enough, we can use $115 and then $147. That would force a degree change in my present wave counts, but that is to be expected with such an ugly oil bull market start.

The Gold/Oil ratio is compressing a bit all the time, but nothing to get really excited about at this time. The Gold/Oil ratio crossed below the 21:1 ratio, but that is still a far cry from the 9:1 ratio we had at the top of 2008. If the ratio changes dramatically, in a short period of time, then a bigger bull market correction could happen.

The previous 4th wave dip is between $58 and $56 USD, which could turn all the bulls bearish again, when that illusive $60 price level doesn’t hold.

I know I give price projections, but the price is just for public consumption as the whole world works on price. The pattern is far more important than any price forecast as when we can identify any 3 wave decline, we know that the market will retrace the entire move from where this specific  “A” wave in question, started from.  Everything is relevant to the largest degree, we think we are working in.