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DJIA 2018 Cycle Degree Wave 3 Update

 

This is the CBOT Dow index which only updates during the day. The DJIA just recently broke out to new record highs, but only by the slimmest of margins. This fits the expanded top very well so until this market proves otherwise, I will remain as bearish as I ever have.  Sure it is next to impossiable to know exactly what day this may happen, but when it does it could be a very sharp decline initially.

This may not be obvious until the DOW crashes below the bottom wedge line, after which the bottom support prices at the 23,500 price level would be next to get hit. The 23,500 bottom my supply short-term support but jumping in on that dip will prove costly.  Lucky for wave analsyts that see this coming, but the majority of investors have no clue in what is going to hit them in the next 3 years!

We have a full moon today and only 5 trading days left in this third quarter, so shit can hit the fan when investors least expect it.

The entire 4th wave correction could take until 2022 to finish, which would be a deflationary crash. All the crashes since 2000 have taken a bit longer than the previous bear market, so a Cycle degree crash should be the longest in time.  Any “C” wave bottom that ends would get us to the stock market  Primary degree “A” wave, which should produce a Primary degree counter rally bullish phase! First the DJIA has to display 5 waves down in Minor degree, as gold should go up with 5 waves in Minor degree.

The DOW now shows 2 peaks which are very obviuous, but one peak belongs to the bullish side while the other already belongs to the bearish side!

Just like big bear market rallies, small counter rallies act the same way. Every bearish rally will completley retrace itself, so not until the impending decline starts to exhaust itself will it be safe to take a small bullish position.

The VIX is also getting excited as the COT commercial traders are clearly bullish in the VIX! On any of the US indices, the commercials are net short, so a big leg up in stocks is not what I see that is about to happen.

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Nasdaq 100 Daily Chart Cycle Degree Wave 3 Review

 

Since my last update I had to move my “C” wave in Minor degree up as I was still early by a week or so. The last peak was September, 3, 2018 at the 7720 price level. The real peak where I have to count from, was way back in January of 2018.  I’m sure we can hear the crying how I can’t count this way, but I see so many of these that ignoring them is not an option.  It is the “C” wave that gives it away, and we have to wait until the end of the month to see if the Nasdaq 7720 price level holds.

In a fit of madness stops or options get triggered which still could spike the Nasdaq higher, but I think the markets are running on fumes. Just scanning all the commercial COT report positions, there are vertualy no net long positions anywhere. Painting a bullish picture in stocks, will show you how the majority of wave analsyts can fall into the “mood trap” just like any other human does.

See all that empty space below our present high? What do you think is down there? Nothing but PUT options and protective sell stop orders, and when they get hit, all those bulls will turn into instant bears.

Stocks also follow the 30 year cycles but they sure can crash together like they did in 2008!

The “C” wave decline in Intermediate degree could be fairly steep but will only be obvious after it has formed.  The Nasdaq is the odd ball here as it seems to have pushed this “C” wave further than all the others. This will be last of the Internet bubbles in a long time, as the internet has matured and we don’t need to invent a new smart phone.

Readers have to make up their own minds if things are, “Different This Time”. Sure it’s different, but so was 1929, 1987, 2ooo, and 2007! Take our 2018 peak and count back 89 years and we get 1929! Ignoring the 30 year inflationary and deflationary cycles is not an option. T-Bonds have a 120-year cycle that started in 1981. (two 60-year Cycles).

We also have a rising wedge which every technical analsyt knows about, but only a few have the confidence to read them.

Once this turns then things can speed up, as panic will take control of the crowd, and no more record highs are produced. Add 3 years to our January peak and we coud see a bottom by 2022, so buckle up and watch all the bullish investment prices evaporate and disappear.

Gold, silver are pushing higher so money leaving stocks can flow into gold stocks in a flash, if the GDX holds it’s price level.

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British Pound Daily Chart Bull Market Update

 

The COT report you see above is for the British Pound which shows that the commercials or hedgers have a massive long position, and then on the flip side, the bottom shows all the managed money positions or large speculators with a bearish opinion. Two massive opposing views in which way the market is going to go. I watch COT reports for over 18 years and I know that it is the hedge fund money speculators that “always”get into a trap of one type or another.   Any wave analysts that is still bearish on the BP will have the wave positions trashed all the time.

It is futile to count bearish wave counts when the numbers are so skewed against the GBP bears.

 

This daily chart I added 100 bars,  keeps the Primary degree “B” wave bottom in view.  What follows the “B” wave bottom should be 5 waves up in Intermediate degree. 1985 was a pivotal year for many currencies that made a wave 4 bottom in Cycle degree.  A short description would be, “it’s a bull market”!

Elliott Wave is much easier to figure out from the idealized vision, and I ask the same group of questions before every turning. Where am I, and what do I need to fill the entire “C” wave in Primary degree? In this case, 5 waves up in Intermediate degree is the only idealized pattern. When a pattern does not happen, then it should always force a complete review.

When was the last time that a wave analyst has shown you a complete Cycle degree update, with the 1985 bottom visible? 1985 ended in massive moves making those spikes stand out like a sore thumb. If I see 1985 ignored then those analysts have no clue where they are. Anyone can flip numbers and letters around inside a computer, but get them to count it out on a big monthly chart with pen and paper, they will not be able to do it.

The correcting phase may still be in effect so wave 2 would still have to be adjusted in the future.

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CRB Boom And Bust Cycles 1865-2011 Review

 

I have mentioned it many times that I use the 30-year commodities cycles to help forecast time into the future as well as into the past. You can let your thoughts run wild here but we can see, that being out by just 1 single degree can send you reeling as you warp drive on paper everytime we mark down a degree. 30-year, 60-year, 90-year and the 120-year cycles are all the same. A 600-year span would be 10, 60-year cycles, just short of a Fibonacci number 610. Commodities run on their own idealized pattern that is all based on diagonal wave structures, which are just zigzags connected to each other.

A shorter description might be that we take the ending diagonal 5th wave in our EWP book, and stretch it horizontally and print it on legal paper size. Some of the bear markets below have lasted 17-18 years before the next “C” wave leg would start.

From 1920, and what I have is the SC degree wave 1 peak, we can count forward 90 years and we get 2010, off by one year peaking in 2011. Take 2011 and ad yet another 90 years, we get 2101!

the year 2101 is Submillennium Degree wave 3. Adding only 30 years to the 2011 peak, we get 2041 as a potential year for SC degree wave three to end. I count gold out much the same way as I firmly believe that the 2011 peak was a 30-year mania cycle peak and not some correction in an ongoing bull market.

Since many commodities are in the CRB different pattern in the corrections also happen. The main thing is we can use the 2011 wave count (position) to establish a very strong base to count from into the future. Wave analysis is not about flipping numbers and letters around like they are chicken on the barbecue, as I just can’t change the 2011 wave position on a whim anymore!

If you still see many wave analysts change their 2011 location around, then they have no clue where they really are. Any wave 5 peaks, that you see on the net, that are not capped, instantly tells you that the wave analyst is lost.

Looking at all commodities from a Cycle degree perspective is not something I just dreamed up but was a sequential retreat from GSC degree, then down to SC degree, and for the last few years, it’s all done from a Cycle degree perspective.

Elliott Wave is not about counting what we see, but it’s all about what we are supposed to see if our vision of an idealized diagonal is real! Just because something goes sideways does not mean it’s an automatic 4th wave.

 

 

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SP500 Record Top Update.

 

 

Stocks seem to find no real top as records are still being broken. Investing in at the top of the biggest bubble in all of financial history, is very popular.  Investors seem to ignore all the fundamentals with a “who cares” approach.

The biggest and worst advice we are getting is, “Stay in for the long run”. At every major top like 1929-2000,2007, 2018 they always coach you to stay invested for the long term. Tell that to the investors that got wiped out during the 2008 crash, or the 1987 crash.

Stay invested and keep buying the dips, as this market has a long way to go, is the general advice. Only the very inexperienced can do that, but for the millions of boomers retiring it would be financial suicide to stay invested. 10,000 boomers are retiring every day for the next 19 years, so where is all the money going to come from that will push the markets to the extreme? The world has a Titanic anchor of debt hung around their necks and they will get thrown over-board the first time the SS SP500 springs a leak!

The expanded pattern I show, is not just on one index but we can find it in the top 3-5 indices. This expanded pattern would just be a lead into the bigger “A” wave bottom in Primary degree, that is sure to come.  Every wave analysts would be screaming to get out if they new how deadly this pattern actually is. We will know only when it hits, as something will set the herd of investors into a panic.

The VIX tells us that much already, because commercial traders are about as bullish with the VIX as you can imagine, while the speculators are in another bear trap with the VIX. When it changes then expect some violent moves in the VIX as we have seen that happen many times before.

As long as all the expert wave analysts don’t see this expanded pattern their wave counts will get trashed. If all wave analysts don’t see this crash coming then what good is all that wave counting? They sure could not hit the 2009 bottom as that was screwed up as well.

 

 

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Gold Daily Chart Update

 

 

So far gold has started to rally from that August low, but this morning gold to a swan dive that is hard to see on a daily chart but it sure shows well with an intraday chart.  What you see in this daily chart is a Minor degree triangle with a count of 5 zigzags. This hasn’t changed at all, even after I moved my “A”  in Primary degree back about 2 years and 8 months. I like to calculate my time in years, +or- 1 year.  Being late by over 2 years, 8 months in a Primary degree wave position, is time traveling on paper at warp speed. Being out by a Primary degree time position will throw all-time forecasts out the window, the second they are created. 2011 was a Cycle degree gold mania peak in Cycle degree which very few gold experts even acknowledge. Those that do are hated by gold investors, as they do not understand that gold has 30-year cycles to them, from peak to peak.

The last thing I will ever do and that is, call a long position in gold an investment. I reversed all my bearish positions well over a week ago before I get out of bed as I put in all my orders late at night.

This so-called shorter move is just the last part of a running triangle. Running patterns are very normal much like the “E” wave in gold. Some are even bent over much worse as some of the gold stock ETFs show us. It’s not the $1160 price that is important but it’s the spike that made it, which is much more important.  At the top, we had 4-5 spikes to the upside which all failed.

I have switched to the bullish side but mostly use GDX to trade with.  I believe this impending gold market bear “rally” should show us 5 waves up in Minor degree but they could get very ugly pattern wise. 5 wave runs in any direction is not something I want to miss as they are the ones that can give you stunning returns if we can ride them out. I’m a gold bull rider now and will stay that way until all indicators tell me I’m in a bull trap!

My main trading ETF is GDX as the reversal we had, happen the same way in late 2008. As of August 2018, I have thrown options into the mix as just “one” of the uses for options is to treat them like Insurance. I had loss insurance out on my silver coin bet, and it already paid out very well.

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T-Bond Monthly Chart 1981-2018 Review

 

This is just a simple version, but we have to back to 1981 when this big bullish phase started. There is definitely a 60-year cycle to T-Bonds which is just 2, 30 cycles back to back. 1981+60 gets us to 2041, which is my SC degree wave 3 top as well. This bull market is far from over as there is no threat of inflation. All the commercial COT numbers show that they have net long positions in everything related to bonds. This does not support a bigger bearish phase at all. Even the 30-day Fed fund rate has been stagnating, showing that the Fed may be forced to pause or slow down the rate increases, and maybe even reverse.

I need lots of work to find a better fit, but a new bullish phase to new record high bond prices sure would help to confirm my bullish outlook.

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US Dollar 1985-2018 Monthly Chart Update

 

I’m sure all the gold investors will be grinning from ear to ear much like the Joker in a Batman movie, as the US dollar keeps declining. What this big chart shows is the huge falling wedge from that 1985 peak, which stopped in 2008 before it blasted in a surprise move. That 2008 rally was no surprise to the contrarians at that time because I documented the turning in great detail, and at that time I also had some futures long contracts out on in, and caught a good part of the move.

From the 2008 bottom  I spent years counting it out as a bear market rally, and switched to a bullish wave count as well.  The idea that a beautiful impulse is still going to happen, will fail as soon as the USD dips into my wave “A”.  It doesn’t even have to get that far as, but if  the USD is in a much bigger bull market then the US dollar will find a major bottom and reverse. The wedge is telling us that a huge bull market still has to form in the US dollar.

The US dollar is heading into a correction that may take it down to that 80 price level before it finds a solid bottom again. Since the Euro makes up about 57% of the US dollar index, it has shown very bullish moves inverse to the US dollar.  When the US dollar does find a new bottom then many of my COT reports and the Market Vane report, will also change to a bullish reversal. I believe the ETF UUP would be a buy once wave 2 in Primary degree sees it’s bottom.

Without a doubt the US dollar will soar above 120 and even beat or double top the 1985 peak at about 165.  This may take until 2041 to happen, so only the younger wave analysts will benifit in the long-term.

 

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Silver Weekly Chart: A Double Bottom And A Bear Trap!

 

I will no longer count out Minute degree waves unless I need them to clarify a pattern. I think an SLV bear trap is in, and the fear or threat of a further decline is not going to happen. Markets never reward fear, as it takes courage to do the opposite thing. Technically the 5 waves I was expecting have already started. I only have some real money Silver units in my Forex trading account as the rest is all with GDX and options.

The only way that silver and gold will fly, is when the US dollar turns south. In the end, it will always be about the currency markets and their wild swings. Last week many of the COT reports came out with some extremes, in all those currencies inverse to the US dollar. We can argue for years where silver will end up at, but that all depends on what that 2011 peak was all about. That 2011 peak was a gold&silver mania peak that comes along once every 30 years! It is very easy to double check and count backward 3, 30-year cycles, starting from the 2011 peak, plus or minus, one year!

Commodities do not follow the normal idealized patterns as they are all connected with zigzag type waves. Why do you think that the bear market with silver in the 1990s is so choppy?  It’s because it was a very drawn out flat type of a running pattern between a much bigger zigzag in Primary degree.  It could even work as a triangle as we did move into one higher degree in 2011.

Every person can pinpoint their birth year in this 30-year cycle, as I was born year one after the 1950 gold peak. Between each cycle, it will end up with major lows, but then gold and silver become a “long-term investment” once they are crushed in price.  We will have to wait until 2022 when solar cycle #25 starts to poke through the sun’s northern latitudes,  you don’t want a bearish bone left in your body when the poles on the sun start to flip. Solar cycle upswings act like bear market terminators. It would also be a good time to start a business, as you will have the power of the sun at your back!

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Australian Dollar Weekly Chart Update.

 

The Australian dollar is not in the US dollar index, but it reacts much like our CAD does. Commercials have shifted to the long side while the speculators are in a bear trap. Maintaining a bearish wave outlook will not work. The choppy ride up in the last several years looks just like a bearish rally, but they also can belong to a diagonal bullish move. The AUD may have already turned the corner so it needs watching to see if it confirms bullish wave action. I will not produce intraday Minute degree wave counts anymore, as all I need is to confirm 3 degree levels, and Minor degree is it.

I believe that we are in another bullish stage that is heading up to a “B” wave in Primary degree and once this peak becomes clear a new commodities crash will happen. 2011 was a 30 year mania peak which all commodities follow. All commodities as a group have a unique idealized blue print that I am mapping in my memory first, when we don’t, how do we know what we are supposed to be looking for?

Sorry folks, but I’m not any fan of modern-day wave analysis, as they do more damage to investors then they know. Big currency moves are happening and Cycle degree wave 4 crash in the AUD is still to come. At least until solar cycle #25 starts we should see deflationary times as part of the 30 year cycle that I use. Supercycle degree wave 3 in gold will not arrive until 2041 which I’m sure the CAD and AUD will confirm.

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Mini SP500 Daily September Futures Update

 

This will be the last of the September index as all of them will be moved to the December 2018 contracts.  The markets are doing a good job of killing any bearish wave positions as they ride the choppy move to the upside. I will stick to my guns, and look at  this as the start of an expanded pattern. The stock bubble ended in January and I have that peak as a Cycle degree wave 3 peak.

There is no way of hitting the exact wave, but a fast retreat would be sign that this bull market has had enough. Investing at world record highs seems to be the popular thing to do. I see it as just plain greed when putting money at risk like this.  Over a 400% gain in a 9 year run is still not enough for investors, as I see nothing but a stock market bull trap being set-up.

Nothing new here as I am tracking another mania for the third time. Patterns like this can create very steep drops, as the investing crowd is going to panic once a few support prices get breached.

I filled in wave positions down to the Minuette degree level, as the “C” wave is a diagonal wave structure and is going against the bigger trend.

My wave position is only a Cycle degree top, as the majority are in SC and GSC degree wave counts already. 2018 is 89 years from the 1929 peak, but this time it’s just one degree lower than the 1929 crash was so it will be like 1929 and 2008 which should take 2-3 years to fully play out. 2022 is my target year, as years ending in 2 seem to have major reversals connected to them.

Massive deflation is the true threat, and we may see that by the FED, “resting” on rate hikes. Even when they drop rates again inflation will not be the driving factor, as printing money is not inflation. If the velocity of money picks up then gold will benifit by going up in price. Gold has already turned the corner last week with a low spike of about $1160.

All my work is from a Cycle degree perspective so all SC and GSC degree wave counts will not happen for decades far beyond my years, but which the new Generation-Z will live work and invest in.

The first of the Generation-Z was born in 2008, but I am checking that, as it would also cut off all kids born to the Millennial generation.

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Canadian Dollar 2002-2018 Update

 

Our Canadain dollar wave positions needed some work. Last week things changed as many important COT reports had strong shifts including our CAD. Hedgers are still net long while the speculators are net short.

I started wave tracking the CAD back in the late 1990’s. At that time it was a wild ride, and it looks like it might do it again. I moved my Cycle degree peek over to the 2011 peak, as that matched the gold&silver mania bubble in 2011.  All commodities are linked together with zigzags and the twin tops show how related or CAD is to both gold and oil production.

What followed in 2011 was a swan dive that had a big bear market rally and followed by a set of 5 waves smaller in size. The late 2007 peak has a huge spike in it, then eventually another major spike at the 2016 bottom. CAD and oil like two pea’s in a pod! What followed in 2016 was a wild ride that looks like one of the best zigzags ever formed, which has not changed.

The crash into 2016 is a zigzag with a long tail. The 1929-1932 crash did the same thing so, if it happens once than I  look for that pattern all the time. The next big zigzag is in progress but the Primary degree “B” wave is not even close. “B” waves can contain flats that start out with smaller degree zigzags, and our CAD fits that very well right now.

If we maintain a bearish CAD veiw we will be wrong every step of the way as a new bullish phase may have begun.  5 waves up in Minor degree is on the menu, but it looks very choppy on the daily charts. That’s ok, as it looks like a diagonal wave structure is starting to form.

Our CAD is not going to the moon, but it can head to a triple top, in the next few years.

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DJIA Picture Of A Bubble!

 

Once in a while, I like to post the DJIA with a linear chart setting, as that really shows the all-time history extreme stock mania. This mania will end in a major market decline, which could last well into 2022, or after solar cycle #25 starts. If readers think stocks are still going to the moon, or that Facebook is a “buy” then you have little idea about the shit storm that is coming. Investors always forget previous bubbles as it’s, “Always different this time”. They think it can never happen again.

If you take the 30-year cycle serious enough then count backward 89 years from today and we get 1929, off by one year. Cycles repeat and 89 is just one year off a perfect 3 sets of 30-year cycles.

We are definitely not at some imaginary SC, or GSC peak as modern wave analysts seem to be able to time travel into the future with a click of the mouse! If I did that, I sure wouldn’t time travel into the future, I would rather time travel into the past. We can’t flip numbers and letters around like they were hamburgers, you have to treat every position change much like a doctor handles a heart transplant or operation. There are very specific wave counts that must be confirmed if we are in SC degree in 2018.

Some little correction is not going to fix or deleverage the world, as it will take a 70% correction or more. Any stock market crash is deflationary as even in 2008 nothing was spared except for the US dollar. The boomer generation is retiring at a rate of 10,000 perday for the next 19 years! They are going to be busy on cruise lines not beating on their screens or trying to make a “long term” investment.

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GDX: A Bullish Phase In Progress?

 

 

GDX hasn’t moved that much, but last week many the COT reports I follow had some major shifts which is always a wake-up call that something has changed, That change should be to the bullish side. Even my PUT options watch list saw a major price drop, which would mean there is no longer time for the PUTs to recover and that they will all expire worthless. The addition of a CALL watch list, keeps you feedback in a real time basis, so I see a huge benefit of watching an “Options Pool”. With Options you can always calculate how much will cash will disappear, once the risk to zero is calculated the instant you buy any option.  Last week I reversed my entire account before I got up in the morning as I start late at night putting my orders in. I don’t run to my desk when I get up but coffee comes first!  Adding options to the mix is going to be the norm not the exception.

Many hate options, but there is a crowd that likes them, and I’m one of them. I think professional traders and hedge funds all use options regularly. If you hate options, because they may expire worthless, is more about how we use them. If readers want more options commentary in the mix then please e-mail me and let me know. Locally I look for traders I can meet face to face with. My buddy has taken a full course on options trading, so if I need any questions cleared up then I will will consult to him. After this bullish phase appears and then starts to stall at the $30 price level, we know we have a big H&S to contend with, but think of them now as friendly H&S patterns.

The Gold/GDX ratio has been hitting a price brick wall at over 66:1 which is not extreme, from a 84:1 major low. The same thing that happens on the upside also happens to the downside, when the ratios seem to slow down and then reverse. At least GDX now has the “C” wave second bottom which is very important for a corrective pattern to complete.

 

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Euro Daily Chart Bullish Update.

 

The Euro makes up about 59% of the US dollar index, and runs inversely to the USD all the time. It’s impossible for the US dollar to implode without the Euro going the opposite way. Short-term in the next year or so the Euro should rally which I think is a wave 2 rally. Last week many COT reports changed dramatically which is a sign that “shit” is about to hit the fan!

Sure the Euro can make some wild corrections but I will no longer be bearish on the Euro until I see the impending bullish phase start to get real tired! Bulls can only run so long and then they get tired and must rest. The Euro bear market is far from finished, so the next 5 waves up will end and then die again.  On a weekly chart we are still in a Golden Cross position so that also helps make a strong bullish case. I hate to miss any 5 wave run in Minor degree, but GDX will provide the same type of a 5 wave move.

The COT reports are not ideal but COT positions in other inverse related futures do. The Euro will also join the Cycle degree 4th wave club, but it’s 4th wave peak was in April of 2008, along with oil.

In 1985 the Euro also hit a wave 3 bottom in Cycle degree. 1985 is a real popular year as it stands out like a sore thumb, so there can never be an argument. The only argument or disagreement you will find is between all the wave analysts trying figure out what wave position it really is. We can’t wait for them folks as I already have mapped it all under Cycle degree guidelines, and it’s the readers choice which he wants to waste his time with in following. SC, GSC, and Submillennium degree wave 3 markets are far into the future as that is what Cycle degree forecasting is all about.

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Lumber Cycle Degree Crash Update

 

What I see here is a diagonal set of 5 waves in Intermediate degree connected by zigzags. All commodities are connected in the same way, and require a completely different idealized pattern to go by. There is an extremely good chance that gold has already seen a bottom, then if this is true shouldn’t lumber prices soar as well?  Crashing lumber prices also tell us where the housing market is going as demand for new homes is failing.

If the big bearish cycle in lumber is in effect then there should be no new record highs. We might get a wave 2 rally but if it turns choppy then more downside will come. It will be a long-term bearish trend that will change housing forever. 10,000 boomers are retiring every day for the next 19 years, so do you think that this is positive for the prices of SFD to keep going up? Maybe on Mars, but not on earth.

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ABX: From A Bear To A Bull?

 

 

 

The more I look at this Barrick chart the closer I think it’s at a bottom. I counted the entire 5 wave decline as a near perfect impulse decline while other were far from being nice impulse waves. Moving the big “A” wave to the 2016 bottom sends us on about a 3 year time jump back into history. Jumping back in time also allows us to look forward and find a new location.

Barrick and other gold stock EFTs could soar as another “C” wave bullish phase is near.  I’m no longer and have reversed my positions last Thursday. I do not give any investment advice as if I did, I’m sure you would lose money at it if you jump in with an emotional “All IN”.  I post this stock as I think the decline we have been having is part of a correction and there is a good chance ABX could add a nice set of 5 waves in Minor degree, which are the prized target wave runs everyone should experience once.  I have no clue what the options chain looks like, but If I miss this up I will  try not to miss the ABX decline when it happens.

Once this starts it should take very little to start seeing a bullish pattern to develop. ABX is one of the biggest miners in the world, which is in the GDX ETF as well. So if I have GDX long positions I already would own a small part ABX .

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Gasoline Cycle Degree Update.

 

This gasoline futures chart is on a different wave pattern as it’s Cycle degree 4th wave bottom was in late 2008 not in 2016.  The British Pound is very much the same so it’s not an isolated rare pattern as the 2016 bottom would be a running type wave.  This doesn’t mean a very deep correction is coming as another leg up may still happen in the next few years. Even Brent hitting the $80 price level, may break-out to the upside again. This has taken far to long for a bear market rally, so that always forces me to look for a better fit. More and more commodities are seeing Cycle degree 4th wave lows,  and that should only increase in the next few years. By about 2022 many other stock indices will join the 4th wave Cycle degree club.

I keep track of all the completed 4th waves under a seperate page heading, so check that page as the Cycle degree 4th wave count is growing slowly!

In this case the huge gap we do have can also act as support, as prices also repell from gaps. I’m sure in the future that this monster gap in gasoline will close off, but that may be a Supercycle degree crash when it happens. Gasoline is just in a huge zigzag bull market and between the two sets of 5 waves virtually any pattern can develop.  I haven’t checked the weekly chart Death Cross but the 200-day MA could be support, as on a daily chart we could hit a Golden Cross. Even now the correction is not as impulsive as you would expect, so this can always crank up and add another leg to this insane bullish move.

We can also see a big H&S pattern, so if gasoline prices are still very bullish, then the right shoulder will not hold and a push higher should happen. In a bearish situation a H&S pattern like this would go to new record lows.

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Crude Oil Weekly Chart 2008-2016, 8 Year Bear Market Review!

 

Last week things changed as there is a 99.999% chance that gold has a bottom at the $1160 price level. This also forces me to make changes to my oil positions as it refuses to die, or correct at this time.  All commodaties are zigzags linked together which follow a completely different idealized wave structure than what stocks do. When we choose to ignore them, then our wave positions will never produce positions we can’t stay in for more than a day.

The biggest clue that crude oil is in a diagonal, are the 7 waves up from 1999 to the 2008 peak. (3 years before the gold peak) All experts call the bull market to 2008 as 5 waves up in Primary degree but I count 7 waves up, which means a diagonal wave structure is in progress.

We can only wait for so long before we have to throw in the towel and succumb to the oil bulls. I moved my oil wave 4 in Cycle degree to the 2016 bottom  and this would technically complete my 4th wave. Oil will enter my Cycle degree 4th wave club, and gasoline should as well once I update it.

If the wave 4 in Cycle degree is in then oil will produce another zigzag looking pattern, but that may not happen until gold hits it’s “B” wave peak. We can’t have a strong gold bullish move to the upside without the Gold/Oil ratio making a big move as well. The ratio stood at 44:1 at the 2016 bottom, and has now hit 17:1. This is an extreme but could also just produce a correction.

Even Brent crude may join my Cycle degree 4th wave club, and I will update the Brent crude wave positions when I can.

I will not trade any oil related asset classes as the gold market and ETFs is my trading world. If gold is going to lift-off then the oil price should react bullish as well. That would be something if gold continued its bullish return, as then the Gold/Oil ratio will not stay the same.

When we count from the crude oil 2008 peak, the 2016 bottom gave crude oil an 8-year bear market, which makes a much better Fibonacci fit.

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Gold Weekly Chart Bullish Phase Review

 

Several weeks ago the commercial traders changed into a net long position with gold which was the first time this happened since the late 1990s.  I had to move my Primary degree “A” wave bottom to late 2015 which is back about 2 years and 8 months. This is another example of time traveling on paper as my old wave positions had me late or behind by 2.8 years! One wrong large degree can put us off by 100’s of years, if we do not know what that 2011 gold peak was.

The 2011 gold peak  was a Gold/Silver mania peak that comes along once every 30 years + or – 1 year!  Anybody with time to kill and a calculator can check these numbers by going back 90 years or going formward 90 years. 90 years make up 3, 30 year cycles, from 1980 forward. 2041 would be the year of the next SC degree wave 3 peak, which will never happen until the price of gold  gets crushed in the next 2-3 years. $1160 in gold had a strong spike to the downside which may hold and deserves attention to make sure it will hold.

I mentioned it many times that gold could soar to that $1800 price level, but it sure will not soar $1000 like I said it might do. Now it would only soar $640-$650 to get to the same price target.

My triangle in the “B” wave stays exactly the same as I still need the higher degree change before it happens. If the $1160 price level holds it would be a running pattern for sure. I don’t believe in truncated patterns as I see all of these as running patterns. Even if gold started out and developed a 5 wave structure, it could also be a triangle inside the “B” wave.

We had the Death Cross in a daily chart but the Golden cross is still active in gold. In the weekly charts and the 50-day MA may not cross golds  200-day MA and even provide support for the next leg up in gold.  Gold is still in a bear market rally as no Cycle degree correction has completed in gold at this time. It’s pretty sad when we can’t see the 2011 peak as a maina peak as all the numbers read “extreme” back in 2011. Bubbles do not end well and gold has been brainwashing us as it has not yet completed the mania bear market by a long shot.

It may take until 2022 before the real bottom in gold will arrive, after the gold price is “CRUSHED”! Only when an asset class is crushed in price does it become an investment and until then I will only trade the 5 wave moves.  It takes me about 15-20 minutes of work at night and I can be completely in cash by first opening before I get out of bed. At the same time I can execute some long positions in GDX  but in small increments of 100 shares each time. Some 5 cent call options will help the share count if we only have 400-500 share long positions. 25 calls are about equal to adding 2500 shares to a trade.  Option failure depends on how you use them and how you handle the loss once they expire worthless.

It looks like if this $1160 price holds, then gold below $1047 will not happen and then $1400 gold will get breached. Once $1400 gets breached, I lose my 10-ounce silver coin. That’s ok, as I had some PUTs out, that coverd the loss of a 10 ounce silver coin. I also cashed in 20 October puts to cover the risk of all my options going to zero.

So far in the last 12 months I have enjoyed a 92% gain in my printouts, and I would be happy if that happened again on the long side.

Remember, that the gold price has nothing to do with printing money, it has to do with the “velocity” of the money in the economy. This velocity can increase with seasonal spending like for Halloween and Christmas shopping or January RRSP spending. Long term the velocity of money is going to decrease on a massive scale as 10,000 boomers are retiring every single day for the next 19 years!  What will happen to the stock market once the pensioners have to cash in, I don’t think I will be “investing” if my cane can’t beat my mouse anymore!  🙄  All those boomers retiring will strain the private and government pension plans to the extreme, if not fail completely. Longer term deflation is the real threat, even when gold makes another strong showing.

Even my IWA pension plan, or the Ontario Teachers Union pension plan will see some hits that are hard to imaging at this time.

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VIX Futures A Correction or a Bear Market!

 

The world of commodities are connected with zigzags which are just diagonal waves, than can overlap. The VIX is some of the worst diagonal wave structures you will see, with siver getting my second vote.  I look for the rough outline first. This has the potential to be a corrective zigzag. It would be nice that next week the VIX will still close that gap below us, after which fear could strike the markets on an even bigger scale.  SP500 options make up the VIX, so we can see the extreme violent swings options can produce.

Spikes to the downside can happen in a flash, and usally at the end of a run, so you got to be fast to catch any bottom in the VIX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Dollar Weekly Chart

 

The US dollar had been running north but the hedgers, (commercials) have increased their bearish positions on the US dollar. Many COT reports have seen strong reversals of positions, so it’s not just the USD. Long term the US dollar is on a major bull market, but during any USD bull market correction will send the price of gold soaring. I was looking for 5 impulse type waves but the next low could very well dip into what used to be my wave 2 bottom, but now I have to work it as a diagonal wave 1 in Primary degree! Diagonal wave structures are very common in all commodities, which are just zigzags connected together. Small zigzags to very large zigzags is the rule not the exception, as we will find very few flats, except for zigzag corrections.

Flats are pretty rare in commodaties, so knowing  how to count connecting  zigzags is very important.

The 2008 low in the USD, was a 23 year low, from the massive 1985 US dollar peak. (British Pound bottomed the same year) That 1985 peak is a Cycle degree wave 3 peak with 2008 being the 4th wave in Cycle degree.

If the USD still implodes this year, then gold should soar. What will happen with crude oil remains to be seen, as the gold/oil ratio will not stay at 17:1!

It may be hard to understand that the US dollar is in a huge bull market, but that only concerns gold investors, it matters little to traders who can bet in either direction, up or down.

This big US dollar bullish phase is heading up to Supercycle degree wave “a” and may not arrive until 2041. The USD could arrive 3 years earlier as there is a 3 year difference between the USD and gold.

For years I counted the USD as a big bear market rally but it sure fought my wave counts every steep of the way.

 

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GDX Potential Bear Trap Review

 

 

In the last few weeks, many of the COT reports I watch, have shifted very quickly ,in gold,  silver, Britsih Pound, US dollar, Canadian Dollar, and a few others as the hedgers or commercials pile on som long positions. XGD, the Canadian Gold stock index has a completely different pattern than most other related ETFs. I have closed off my GDX short positions this morning and have added a small 100 share long position as a test. There could be more downside to go, and I still have some PUTs and Calls out that can add a bit of extra insurance, in both directions.

It would be nice for GDX to stop before a new low gets hit, as these expanded type moves can do that.

I moved the “A” wave in Primary degree to the 2016 bottom, which is also a time leap of about 3 years. Just by changing “one” letter we “time travel” on paper 3 years into the future. The EWP is not about just flipping numbers and letters around like flipping hamburgers on a grill, but the entire wave counting world does exactly that.

The Gold/Gdx ratio is at a bit over 66:1 with about 84:1 being the extreme cheap side in my records. That 66:1 number should expand if GDX keeps dropping for the rest of Sept.

There could also be another mean spike to the downside, which is what usally happens just before it turns.

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BP, British Pound Bull Market In Progress?

 

 

If you want to see an extreme COT report then this is a good one. The top section are the bullish contracts which are the commercials.  As soon as I saw this COT report, I knew my bearish outlook is not going to keep going.  

I will still need to work back to 1970, but our August, 15, 2018 low may be a Primary Degree low, and a potential 5 waves in Intermedeate degree have started!   This will take a long time to confirm as it’s not clear if the correction has completed. At this time I don’t rule anything out, as wave 2 crashes sure can act this way! If a bullish phase is on, then nothing will stop the BP from consistently pushing higher. The BP should have little problem in slicing the top trend line, but the bottom trend line may not hold.

When we consistently get higher lows, and good corrective waves in them, then those are all signs of a bull!

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XGD, Canadian Gold Stock Index 2011-2018 Review

 

I haven’t looked at this index much before, but it sure has some interesting features not present on all the other gold related ETFs and indices that I cover.  One notable pattern is how high XGD  soared compared to all others, and even hit the middle of my wave 1-2 counter rally. This is as far as I can push any 4th wave rally, which I have run into many times. Elliott wave rules from the book do not work in commodaties, as it is all about connecting zigzags at all the big degree levels as well.

When we look at the late 2013 and 2014 bottom wave, it contains a 3 wave decline, which I think is part of an expanded 4th wave.  XGD should still crash well below the late 2016 bottom as any zigzag in progress is not finished just yet. We need the “C” wave to show itself, and travel to new record lows, to confirm that the 3 year+ bullish phase was just a fake.

Just in case XGD never completley retraces itself, then I already have an alternate ready to go. Once this wave position does fail I think the “A” wave in Primary degree will get moved to the 2013 bottom. 2013 was a very special year and it still is, as we also produced a double bottom in 2015.

I have no real track record on the Gold/XGD ratio but I started one, which worked out to 3.78. It takes 3.78 gold ounces to buy one unit of XGD. That number should get smaller as the cheaper it gets, we need less ounces to buy XGD units.

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DJIA 1980-2018 Review

 

I made this chart up yesterday and started the count from 1980. From a Cycle degree perspective I need to see or use three degrees below any Cycle degree, otherwise I break the sequential chain. The EWP is not what we see, but is what we are supposed to see if we followed the blue prints or our perception of one. I know there are wave analysts out there that have detailed wave positions, but they have no real money behind their convictions. I can see the most elaborate work but if they miss a stock market crash, or worse yet miss an entire 10 year bull market.

If you see any expert wave counts that do not have every single set of 5 waves capped at all times, then that analysts is spelling it out clearly that he has no clue where he is! If you see a question mark or some “X” wave,  then they also don’t know where they are.

I’m sure not a single wave analysts can draw the simple 5 waves and an extended wave 3 if they were to be tested. (With no Book) If we can’t draw our 5 simple corrections and how they fit together, then how in the world do we know what we are supposed to be looking for.

Intraday wave counting is required for the day traders as I only need to know 3 degree levels below Cycle degree and three degree levels above Cycle degree.  SC, GSC, and Subillennium wave 3 are all ahead of us still many decades away.  There are 30 year cycles always in affect and we can count backwards from our present 2018 top. 89 years, 1 year less than three, 30-year cycles, is also a Fibonacci number. 2018 minus 89 years, gets us back to the 1929 stock market peak, and we all know what followed.

From 1929-1932 it was a three year crash and bear market, that contained a zigzag that stretched much longer than any zigzag ever shown in the EWP book.  If it happens once, it can happen again so now I count with super long “C” waves at the smallest degree level.

This chart is still well below the January peak so a potential expanded pattern is taking place. Even the SP500 which has traveled to new record highs is still part of the single expanded flat I’m tracking.  When it pops is never an exact science, but it sure will surprise all the investors when it does. There is a huge deflationary crash coming just like 1929 and 2007, and no asset class will go unscathed.  A market crash sending the DJIA back to 15,000 for starters would fit very well from my perspective.

I think late 2022 will be a major bottom, but after solar cycle #25 starts to crank up! It’s solar cycle #25 that will save the stock market, so if you have any bearish thoughts and bearish positions at that time your bearish view of the future will be destroyed.

Investing at a record bubble high has trapped the majority all the time. They always tell you to stay invested for the long term, just before markets crash 70-89%!

Needless to say, I’m very bearish on stocks but I also know that a huge bear market rally is going to kill the bears off again.

I will not be investing or trading in the general markets, as the gold sector is my speciality where I have enough experience with.

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Brent Crude: Still Pushing The Bullish Buttons.

 

One more push to a new record high! Sure that can happen as we approach the $80 price level again. Of course the stories about oil going to $100 again all are starting to sound like a broken record stuck on “repeat”. Can a 4th wave rally surge this high and still be in a bear market rally? Of course it can, as it could even dip into my wave 1 bottom. Commodities play a different game and normal wave counting methods will never work. This is all part of a Cycle degree zigzag correction which has 3 parts to it.

It may seem like the 2015 bottom was part 3, but fooling the majority all the time is the job of the markets. When the Gold/Brent ratio is an eye-popping 15.10:1 then we are pushing the bounderies of being very expensive when priced against gold. In the long run I’m sure we will end up with another major world oil glut as recessions happen every 10 years or so. Any recession in the future would be over as soon as solar cycle #25 starts to break through.

 

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Facebook Crash And Burn Review

 

When analysts are talking about buying on the dip in Facebook do not have a clue that the bull market in FB has finished, with that huge drop and open gap a mile wide.  Not knowing when a bull market has ended or even care to learn how bubbles can end, will always lose when investing with the herd.  I don’t know which gap is bigger, the one up top or the big gap below $34! Longer term it would not surprise me if FB eventually crashed down to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree. Many investors can’t think that far ahead as that is too much like work.

This crazy tech mania will crash and burn and the only real question is when a real bottom may arrive? That may not happen until late 2022 as stock markets around the world can crash 70% or more. 2022-90 years gets us back to 1932. 90 years are 3, 30 year cycles or 1 year off a Fibonacci 89. 89 is one of the most powerful Fibonacci numbers you don’t want to ignore. Most people do ignore all the even Fibonacci numbers, which I don’t

There is no way anyone can pick a ratio bottom, when nobody has a clue how big the correction is going to be in the first place. Facebook may end up like another Tulip Mania story never to rise again, where the top gap may never get closed!  Just like the tech section imploded in 2000, 2008, we will get another bear market and recession just the same.

Years ending with a “2” have been very bullish turning years so 2022 will be a very important date to watch.

The Gold/FB ratio is sitting at 7.32:1 and it should expand as FB keeps on crashing. Cheap at one time was a Gold/FB ratio of 100:1,  so we have a long way to go before FB becomes cheap again.

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HEP, Canadian Gold Producers Income ETF Update.

 

 

HEP is a Canadian ETF that says it is an income fund. I would have to do a lot more work to confirm that, as it doesn’t even have an options chain I can look at. It’s just one of those ETF’s that is only about $4 away from crashing through support. GOEX is another one. Not until all gold stock related ETFs have crashed to new lows that the majority might throw in the white towel!

Nobody has capitulated yet, which I think still needs to happen. It may take until early 2019 to bottom but then gold stocks could rally well into 2020.  This run can move HEP up to the $65 range.

The Gold/Hep ratio sits at 63:1 and that should spread even further as this bearish phase continues. When this hits a real bottom, I may buy some token positions only, as I will work GDX and GDXJ the hardest.

The decline since the 2011 peak has been 5 diagonal waves, which I will not count over and over for readers entertainment. All my work only requires 3 lower degree levels, and Minor degree is my lowest. Minute degree wave counts are only good for day traders or for those that have no clue what the bigger trend actually is.

2011 was a gold/silver 30 year mania peak and it’s correction is far from over. By the end of this year we may be 1/3 of the way through it. Fast violent reversals will happen and if the planning is not fully underway now, you will not be prepared when the first “A” wave in Primary degree arrives.

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Crude Oil December Contract Intraday Rally Update.

 

A beautifull counter rally is happening but due to its vertical move, this rally can’t be maintained and must correct or even end this inverted zigzag. If the bears are in control of oil, then this little zigzag will get completley retraced. If this is correct then we will still see many of these bearish rallies develop during the rest of this year.

 

The commercial traders are about as bearish as you will ever see, while the speculators are in the biggest bull trap that you will ever see. This makes it next to impossible for crude oil to charge into some bullish phase that many analysts are still forecasting.  Fundamentals will “always” tell us the wrong things at the extremes, especially when the experts all are thinking alike! When they all sound or think alike, then chances are good it’s an instant short bet!

I also have what I call my “Ratio Pool” which contains about 20 Gold/Ratios in the ETFs I track. Nobody I know of keeps a ratio group of this size, and only with face to face meetings can this be explained in detail.

There is a mathematical connection in ratios that will never break, but they swing from one extreme to another. I sample the Gold/Oil ratio 2-3 times per month, and my latest gold/Oil ratio has been at 17:1. This is already at an extreme as the Gold/Oil ratio has been hitting a brick wall for months already.

Even the Market Vane Report doesn’t confirm a huge bullish phase to come, even with hurricanes forcing a spike in the oil price.  As soon as any storm passes the oil price will start to crash again.

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