In the future, I will try and restrict my trend lines to only use two or three lines, but they must be parallel in nature. The other set up lines I use you can call a “Wedge” or Scalene or Megaphone. Trend lines can be very subjective because I can paint you a different picture if I changed the angle of the bottom trend line. At times trend lines are helpful so we can see the lower highs that are being formed. Right now the DJIA is stuck in the middle of the two trend lines and I would eventually love to see the bottom trend line get sliced in two.
I find it hard to call the March peak a running flat or even a running zigzag, so for now I will see how long this wave count will last. At this intraday scale, it’s not hard for the markets to soar well outside the trend lines, and when they do it usually calls for another degree change as well.
If you haven’t noticed yet, bearish news has attacked many of the big tech names which is a classic sign that we are in a bear market and it is also telling us that this bearish phase is going to take a lot longer to play out before a complete bullish reversal is being setup. No, 10%, 20%, 30% or even a 40% correction, will clean up the mis-allocation of funds present in the markets. (Leveraged to the Upside) Different charts will give us different DJIA peak numbers with 26,700 being one of them.
Many are hoping for a return of the bull, but what if that January peak is the very last high of 2018? I don’t think investors are ready for a 2-3 year decline and sinking markets, watching their capital base erode as it evaporates into thin air. Sounds like Bitcoin to me! Anybody that has been fully invested at this extreme top will see their accounts get shredded and the majority of their paper gains will disappear.
The majority of wave analysts believe we are living in the age of SC and GSC degree and they will show you all sorts of SC or GSC degree bearish wave counting gymnastics. If the majority of wave analysts have finished this bull market with a wave 5 in Cycle degree, then they are in the GSC degree world already. Forecasting in a GSC degree world means nothing if GSC or even SC degree has “never” been confirmed.
I have already created a different bearish template decline which looks more like a 5 wave decline than the flat or a zigzag that I have been using. It hasn’t been posted yet, but I will post the template and Idealzed wave count at a later date.
The GSC degree wave 1-2 crash from 1834 to 1842 only took 8 years with a zigzag decline, the 1929-1932 SC degree zigzag wave 2 crash only took 3 years. The next wave 2 crash from 1937-1942 took five years. They were all zigzags but they also differ in shape and degree. A zigzag in a wave 2 position usually spawns a flat or triangle in the wave 4 position as alternation between the two sets of waves is the rule not the exception. It still doesn’t completely rule out another zigzag, but the zigzag must be more complex than the 1942 zigzag wave was.