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NASDAQ: World Record Intraday High Update

The Nasdaq, so far has topped out at 7486 and has now started another small correction or the Nasdaq stock party could be over. From here on any record high could be the last record high for 2018. A few are figuring out that this market is doomed no matter how much they spin the bull shit (BS) that it is a good time to invest. There is a huge deflationary crash and bear market coming that only a few might understand.  When stock prices deflate, and the gold price crashes together then this is a deflationary crash.

This has all happened before and even recently depending on if you can remember the 2008 crash.  For about 8 months “everything” crash together ending at a bottom for gold in late November. Stocks bottomed in March 2009. The exact same forces are at work, where we are in the exact same position as the early 2008 top was.

This time in Cycle degree, stocks will join in with gold, but far more syncronized in the length of time. In otherwords, they can all crash together until gold crashes below $500 again. Mention $500 gold to a gold bug, and they lose it.  There are only a few big Nasdaq names that are still pushing the Nasdaq higher, so those 5 big names would be critical to watch for early exhaustion or speed deceleration. The choppy waves are there, the commercial traders have large short positions on the Nasdaq while the speculators are skewed to the long side.

Does it look like the commercials are jumping for joy and in a bullish position? No, the red at the bottom are the commercial short positions, while the lite bar graph on the top represents the large speculator long positions. It is the large speculators that are always wrong at the extremes, except the talking heads always talk about what the speculators are doing not what the commercial dealers are doing.

The Gold/Nasdaq ratio also supports my bearish views as today it sits at a 6.1:1 ratio, which is the most expensive Gold/Nasdaq ratio I have ever calculated.

I guess it is also a good time, to post a very professional description of the warning signs of a market top.

 

 

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NASDAQ Hits New Intraday Record High!

This morning the Nasdaq pushed to a new world record high at just over 7301. The way the Nasdaq has been soaring the bullish traders are seeing some gains. To capture those gains traders have to sell or close off their trades. Of course the markets will do it for them as they will panic once a reversal starts to take place. We need more to tell us that this party is over. That may take until the February bottom of 6300 is completely retraced, as some little correction will not do anything.

I have to keep my updates short this morning but will try to update more later today.

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NASDAQ Intraday Rally Update

So far the Nasdaq keeps pushing higher and I would like to see it go a bit more and completley clear my previous wave 3 peak in Minuette degree. Any price above 7000 would help to complete this 5 wave run. After every 5 wave sequence a trend change is due, and how big the next move will be depends on what that 5 wave sequence is attached to. In this case the 5 wave sequence could be ending a wave 2 peak in Minor degree which would retrace the entire April/May bullish phase. All 2018  price support bottoms will get retraced,  if this rally is just another bear market rally.  All other indices are also gyrating and having difficulties in going higher.  With crude oil crashing, its just a matter of time before all the other markets start to join in. In 2008 everything crashed together including all the oil and gold-related assets, which sure seems to be the same set-up now happening in 2018.

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NASDAQ Mini Rally Update

The Nasdaq will always give us the gears as it seems to walk to a different drummer at times. The potential Cycle degree wave 3 peak did not peak until early March.  The recent pattern suggests another correction is in effect with a little 4th wave in Minuette degree just completing this morning. The markets could implode as well as it seems to be a Gold/Oil/ USD/stock connection running. In the 2008 crash everthing joined in the bearish decline, so there is nothing to stop it from happening again this year.

Buying on the dips will just get you killed, as the majority have no clue in how big this impending bear market will get. All price support to 6200 must get retraced and that is just to get us warmed up for the bigger bearish phase that still needs to follow. The majority are all in the bullish trap as they practice, “no sell high” strategy. Only a very small percentage of contrarians have this skill and experience of buying low and they need lots of time to put their capital to work. Until insiders show a clear track record of them buying their own shares back, this market will go down sooner than it shoots to new record highs again.  When companies practice a, “buy back” program then this is usally a bad sign as it throws away cash at extreme tops, and it’s a desperate attempt to keep their stock prices high. Buying their own shares back with company profits is also a clear sign they know not what to do with their company cash pile.  The same happens when they start paying dividends, paying dividends is also a sure sign that the company has no ideas or projects, and when the do pay dividends that company also starts to decline.  Only the rich can play this game, as they are the only ones that can afford these prices in the first place.  Any average Joe or Jane will get wipped out if they follow the herd and try and beat the markets.

If you play the same game as the majority do, then our end results will also be what the majority get.  The last greatest fool will be left holding paper that is falling in price, with many buyers nowhere near to be seen. Only the emotional traders are left playing this game, and they are the first to bail out when they start to see red in their invesment accounts.

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NASDAQ Intraday Review

The Nasdaq had a very different time period for a major peak which was hidden or masked by the bearish attention to the DOW and SP500.   Any Nasdaq wave count is not clear at this point as we still have too many wild gyrations. Summer is coming on which can produce very bearish moves. We do have to respect the Nasdaq as it can keep on giving us the gears in the short term.

From late April the Nasdaq has now only produced a 3 wave run, as wave 4 is still missing from this action. I switched to line type chart but it also changes the wave patterns, producing different wave counts all the time. In the short term I will be doing some cosmetic wave counting, but eventually the trend will start to smooth out, and when it heads south it will help to confirm a bigger bearish phase is in effect. Recent Commercial trader report does not show an extreme bearish situation, but more of a small bullish situation. This could turn more bullish as the real decline shows it’s true colors.

It makes no sense to spend so much time in intraday scale as for long periods of time nothing can happen. Nobody can take advange of intraday scale wave counts. It might take a week before a new posting is read 4-5 times, by that time it’s to late to take advantage of it.  The big and best moves happen at the daily and weekly chart scales when the majority are all “forced”  to switch directions.

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Nasdaq Intraday Bullish Review

The Nasdaq has been on a wild bullish phase the seems to have no end. Since the April bottom any impulse pattern we did have fell apart rather quickly. The Nasdaq may be getting ready to correct.and it can overlap right down to the bottom trend line.  I have many different wave counts in 5 of the stock markets I cover and it will take time to sort out.  A three wave rally is just starting to complete and it’s when I would suspect a correction, or even an ending.

The Cycle degree wave 3 position I do have, may still get evicted. At this time I’m not happy with any of my short term wave counts as it will take some time to sort out.  When all support (4 spikes) going back to February breaks down then we may have a better pattern to work with.

I’m not going to spend too much time on this as there still are too many alternates I can come up with.  I never try and post 2-3 alternates in one chart as I try to work one of them at a time. It’s always a process of elimination one wave count after another, which takes time to play out or fail.

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Nasdaq Intraday Bullish Phase Update!

When markets go up the expert analysts turn bullish, and when the markets are heading down then they turn bearish. No matter what the direction they will find you a reason explaining why. The Nasdaq contains the biggest elephants in the room which suggests very large companies. I think elephants are pretty small compared to some of these “FANG” stocks which are more the size of the biggest T-Rex!  In January of 2018, all the indices recorded world record highs, never matched in financial history. This bull market top calls for a correction that nobody expects, with some analyst getting suspicious as to the staying power of this bull market.

The Nasdaq bearish phase has only started more than a month ago, so in order to help confirm a major bear market is coming, all major markets have to crash to new record  lows again.  Price is only important to the majority, but from an EWP perspective pattern is far more important. Yes, I use price projections as well, but you will see no prices posted in my charts.

Another little pop is still possible, but the declining pattern will be important to see that it contains no corrective moves. A grinding summer bearish phase would suit me fine, but only time will prove that true.

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Is Nasdaq Friday 13th Bad Luck?

End of the week, new moon, Friday 13th and a rising wedge doesn’t help in reinforcing a bullish outlook. This week the markets struggled trying to make headway and the rising wedge shows it.  This may only be a Minute degree wedge, but there are Cycle degree wedges as well.  When a falling Wedge develops, then this can turn into a very bullish reversal. Of course, if we abuse these wedges, then they lose their importance and meaning. Most of the Wedges are bear market related so any Cycle degree wave 3 top to a Cycle degree wave 4 bottom would be a Cycle degree Wedge. Just about every crash in history showed one type of a wedge. The 1937 to 1942 Cycle degree wedge is a prime example what large degree wedges can do.

The initial rally that started last week can be counted as a wave 1 but this is also a typical “A” wave move in zigzags. So far the high peak could contain an expanded flat so I will have to flip back and forth between two patterns until the bigger pattern becomes more clear. As rough as some patterns are when starting out, they do have a tendency to clear up after a while.

When the markets have crossed the line from a bull market to a “huge” bearish phase traders have to change all their thinking instantly. Obviously we are far from that situation as market bulls have just called a market correction bottom. Just goes to show that the majority of experts still think they are on the bullish side of this market.

In a bear market good news no longer pushes the markets to new record highs, the opposite happens at the end of a bearish move when bearish market news no longer pushes markets lower. With small counter rallies, this is much harder to detect, but if we are not looking then it makes little difference, as we would be in another bear trap.

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Mini Nasdaq Intraday Bullish Phase update.

The Nasdaq has been marching to a different drummer again,  and in the last 5-6 trading days the Nasdaq has been in a bullish phase. I would love to see the Nasdaq break out a bit higher and as I post it seems to be doing that. Any of these inverted zigzags can turn into a running pattern, which many may call a “Truncation”. There are lots of examples out where zigzags are cut short, but I will call them a running pattern before I call any “Truncation”. There will be constant adjusting that I will be doing until the bigger trend becomes more clear. The Nasdaq peaked last month and if the bigger trend is in place, then that peak of the Nasdaq will be the high price point of 2018.(7200) No more record highs for a very long time.

In a bull market, we get consistently higher lows which are Elliott Wave, 3 wave patterns. This process works in reverse as well as a bear market will produce consistent lower lows and lower highs.  Since the March peak that is exactly what the Nasdaq and others have been doing. Jawboning a bear market back into a bull market will not work, except on a short term basis. Once this present rally starts to wear thin, then we should see all the markets make new lows again.

Many are complaining about how volatile the markets have been, as they have never seen so much volatility! All I can say is “get used to it” as that is what happens when markets start to make a big trend change. Those that are already out can sit back and watch this market crash, until it becomes over sold again.

Any big forecast how deep a bear market can go is depended on what degree of a peak the markets are all at. So far they expected just a 10% correction, but now this number is changing as well. Some are now calling for a 40% correction, but a 60% correction number has also been used. All the forecasts in the world for a bear market bottom will mean nothing, if we don’t know what’s going to happen after the bear market finishes.

At a minimum the Nasdaq has to retrace the 4000 price level first, and this may only be a temporary resting spot until another leg down starts.

Bull markets end when nobody expects them to end just like bear markets will end when nobody expects them to end. This has happened so many times in financial history that it will not be any different this time. When it comes to the stock markets human emotions never change as fear, joy and greed  has been around since the caveman days.  A new generation of investors do not do any homework in studying financial history, and many of them didn’t even experience the bear market of 2008, so those investors are in for a big surprise.

Mark Zukerberg’s testimony increased his net worth by 3 billion dollars during the time he sat in his chair, while social media supported Zukerberg!  In the long run Facebook is still besieged with problems like the majority of tech companies are having at this time.

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Nasdaq Weekly Chart 2000-2018 Review

One of the most powerful patterns that we can find is what they call a “Wedge” in conventional technical analysis. A wedge can have a rising bottom and a falling top which eventually compresses the chart after which it has no choice but to explode and then soar.  The earliest we may have spotted this wedge , and take advantage of it, is in late 2008.  Sure, it’s all in hindsight, but unless we know what a wedge is we will never look for them in the first place.

For many years I have grappled with the 2000-2002 decline as it looked so much like an impulse, but this impulse did not fit anywhere. Maybe because it was not an impulse, but part of a triangle decline, ending with a running “E” wave. Running flats are common, and even zigzags do contain shortened “C” wave. I don’t like to call waves “truncated” as that is an excuse to not count anything. From my perspective the DJIA from 1937 to 1942, contained a wedge that forecast the huge Cycle degree wave 3 which may have ended March, 13, 2018.  I also have several large scale wedges that all indicate a huge bull market will come in the future.  Sure, I can change the wave count, but in the end this wedge will remain for all of financial history.

I only use parallel lines and I use the top rising trend as my base, then I create the same angle from the record bottom of early 2009.  The top trend line contains 5 waves up in Intermediate degree, so when the Nasdaq crashes and takes out the bottom trend line I also will be moving by a minimum of one degree. Cutting the bottom trend line I would also be finishing a potential Intermediate degree correction.  The 4000 price level  is not deep enough, if we need a 3 wave, Primary degree correction.

The gullible are brainwashed to buy on the dips and last month saw another huge one week share buying madness!

Investors just pumped the most money ever into stock funds for 1 week

You have to ask, “Buying on the dips for what?” Once a new low has been established, then all those “Dip” buyers will start to lose their capital base. All present dip buyers clearly tell us that they think that they are in a bull market. They think that another huge bear market will never come as that is old ancient history. The majority of investors never take the time to do historical research and most of them believe the brainwashing going on at market peaks.

The majority of all wave analysts have been brainwashed into believing this SC and GSC myth, but since the 2000 peaks this has never been confirmed by anyone. Since the dotcom bust in 2000, there  has “Never”  been a set of 5 declining waves in Primary degree. Only the Nasdaq looks like it has a set, and it doesn’t fit into any zigzag.

The Nasdaq hit a 2018 high of about 7200, and this is also the time I look for the highest peak of the year. The short version is that investors will not benefit from buying on the dips this year, and it may take over ten years before they ever break even again. They may have to wait until the “Roaring 2020s” arrive.

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Nasdaq Intraday Record High Now Visable In The Rear View Mirror!

Finally the markets have started to succumb to bearish forces again. It started last week and now looks to carry on with its bearish trend until at least after the Fed announcement this week. The white elephants in the Nasdaq, like Facebook, also managed to execute a swan dive this morning.

I will also be forced to move my Cycle degree peak over, but I will wait on that until this decline starts to pick up more steam.  Those who have never done any historical stock market research will repeat all the mistakes of the past, thinking that markets can’t crash when the fundamental analysts paint us a rosy picture.  Hate to break it to you, but markets always end when the majority think it can’t. When those two words like “New Era” get regurgitated by all the parrots in the world, then the big party is over.

Back at the peak in 2000, the new era mantra was also repeated many times, so it’s nothing I haven’t heard or read about before.  In Britain and the USA it was called the “Canal Age”, until the railroads came along and produced the new age of train travel. When the majority call it a great new age, then it is usually over and a market crash ensues with recessions or even depressions. In 2007 they had no clue that a recession was coming, but it sure arrived in a hurry.

Then, under the worst fundamental conditions, like in late 2008 the market turned by early March 2009 and then soared for another full 8 or so years.

The other indices have to follow and until they make a clear effort to join the bearish party, I use caution just incase we have another fake correction.

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High Flying Nasdaq Getting Too Close To The Sun!

At the rate that this Nasdaq keeps pushing higher, Investors should be careful not to get their wings singed. Yesterday the Nasdaq peaked at about 7210 before it started into another decline. I show two trend lines, but they mean little as the markets spill well outside the top trend line. Due to the choppy pattern most of these patterns do not form between pretty trend lines, but they act more like zigzags.

I believe the run that started from the middle of last month is all part of a bigger diagonal 5th wave move, but we need more evidence that a bigger decline is coming.  The earliest sign would be when the bottom trend line gets sliced in two.  After that we  have two price bottoms that need to get completely retraced.  The February 9th bottom of 6200 ended with a set of diagonal 5 waves. We may have to wait until the Nasdaq falls to the February bottom, before we get all excited about the beginnings of a major bear market.

The longer this all takes to start, the steeper the angle of the decline should happen. Last month the solar cycle sunspot activity increased which also buys us more time before any early bottom solar cycle bottom.

The Gold/Nasdaq ratio managed to squeeze out another new record, smashing up against the 5:1 barrier 4-5 times this year already.

This acts like a brick wall on the bigger scope of things, and it will do the same when we get to the next major bottom. Just like the Nasdaq gave us a different 2000-2002 crash, this time I’m sure that the Nasdaq is going to give the wave counting crowd, surprises never encountered before. By charging too a new record high, the Nasdaq is now walking to a different drummer, again.

This forces me to  start looking for a new set of 5 declining waves in the coming few weeks or so.

The SP500 and the Dow 30 are still well behind the Nasdaq, and Trump would have to pull off an amazing feat, to get those two to catch up to the Nasdaq.

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Mini Nasdaq Comes Back From the Dead.

The Nasdaq plunged to record lows on the 9th of February but came alive and then soared in a stunning rally.  Today is a new moon date, which in the past have produced some stunning reversals. There is never any guarantee of a reversal as it has never been reliable enough, to use on a constant basis.

What the media calls a 10% correction is just a Minor degree move in the language of Elliott Wave. That’s just a “Little Dip”  in a world where the “The Big Dip” can show up. A Cycle degree “Big Dip” can still take a few years, but many time markets have crashed just before the bottom when solar cycles arrive. This may take until 2020 or even 2021 but it sure will not be some obscure 600 year bear market.

Until all the 5 waves in Cycle degree are found and confirmed, there will be “NO” SC or GSC degree bear market. It is sequential and mathematically impossible to be in a SC or GSC degree wave count, without all the Cycle degree peaks being found first.

Yes, the Nasdaq has a few quirks that produced a different pattern, but we can still use it as a 5 wave count since the 2009 bottom.

The counter rally was very powerful but most of that came from protective buy stops that were in place. Protective sell stops are piling up below present prices, and they sure are not “buying the dip orders”.

We could still see the markets rally a bit further, but sooner or later investors running with the bulls will become tired and drop out of the race. If they don’t drop out,  I’m sure the sharp horns of the bulls may change their minds.

Any counter rally like we are in, would get completely retraced, if the big bear market is going to come back and haunt us.

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Nasdaq Bubble Deflating?

After a little rally the Nasdaq has now turned down again. I’m looking for this trend to continue if we switched over to the bearish side.already. The majority are looking just for a correction as they have no clue on what is going to happen in the next few years. Bull market tops are the breeding grounds for bear markets, so it is very important that we have a single top that we can count from.  I will always start using Submicro or Micro degree as it is easier to change to a higher degree when we need to. After a few months or so the small degrees will go back into hiding and you would need an electron scanning microscope to see them.

Folks, the higher the index goes they start to extend and all the smaller degree levels start to show. The hobby and expert wave counters do the exact opposite as they keep adding higher and higher degree levels. Some still have Primary degree wave 3 ahead, which means they are about as bullish on the markets as they can get. 2015 was a 4th wave correction in Intermediate degree, which means there was one move left in Minor degree.

As long as they give you some long drawn out complex wave structure they can flip wave counts around with no consequences. They can turn the worst wave count in the world, to another new and improved version and claim to be right.  Flipping numbers and letters around with no idea what they mean is “cosmetic” wave counting which the majority of all wave analysts practice.

We could get a big Primary degree crash, and I bet the experts will still show you a bearish wave count, when in fact an “ABC” crash is about as bullish as I can get.

Over the years the EWP has turned into a short term trade setup tool which is useless for the serious millionaire contrarians in the world today. If any wave count causes us to miss the biggest bull market since the depression, then this wave count has to be tossed out as soon as possible.

Sure the Nasdaq has a different pattern, but in the end it will also end at a Cycle degree wave 3 top.

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Nasdaq Intraday Record Highs Update: Still Going To The Moon!

This morning the stock bulls must have been hit with a tazer, as the markets jumped a bit. Well, this has been going for the full Month of January already, and it may last until the end of the month. I changed the wave count to a big zigzag, with what I show containing a long wave 1. I normally never count it his way, but in diagonal waves this could work as an ending diagonal as well.

The Nasdaq is just a bit short of 6980 which would be the number to beat. That could happen as soon as I post, but we should be setting up for another correction. We need this market to leave a nice vertical spike in the daily cash charts, as the weekly and monthly charts already have these huge spikes very visible.

We need a correction big enough so it can never come back and soar to record highs this year. The media will always focus on how much higher this market will go, but only a few talk about how low it can go.  Any 20% correction is the public definition of a bear market, but I know markets can correct 40% and 60%.

The Gold/Nasdaq ratio is at a bit over 5.22:1 which means it takes 5.22 gold ounces to buy one unit of the Nasdaq. This 5:1 range has not changed all that much as it may be double topping as well.  One day this Gold/Nasdaq ratio will shift again where it could reach a 1:1 ratio. This still could take a few years, but until it does this market is overbought and very expensive.

If you’re not a contrarian then be prepared for the stock bulls to trample you as they run for the exits yelling,” Fire”

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Nasdaq Intraday New Record High Update

This morning stocks surged up again, as the Nasdaq touched 6690 at its highest point. This small degree 5th wave has widely overlapping moves, that suggest another diagonal 5th wave is developing. It ended with a small spike so we will have to wait latter in the week to see if this peak holds. Sooner or later this January 5 wave sequence, has to correct.  Eventually, it should retrace the entire January rally, before another strong leg up can occur.

There isn’t that much action in the early part of the week, but I would expect things to change by Wenesday.

I have posted most of the 5 indices I cover with my largest degree wave count, and have the idealized version up as well. The bull market, we are tracking started in early 2009 and since then has been on a huge bullish phase that must also come to an end.

At this time any new record high will illicit a counter rally containing a set of 3 waves. Unless, we are ending a bigger degree phase, where stocks can move down with 5 wave patterns.  Longer term I’m very bearish even if another leg gets added on, as the smart money is not entering this stock market price bubble.

The longer the general markets take to pop, our time window to a 2021 bottom becomes shorter as well. Somewhere we would need to get a very steep drop to help speed the process up.

Stunning market declines produce equally stunning bull markets as this Nasdaq has generated about a 640% gain since the 2009 lows. Of course, if we were waiting for the Nasdaq to go much deeper in early 2009, then the bull market started without us. This was barely enough time to take a token position, never mind trying to disperse a larger net worth position that smart money has available. The EWP has turned into a short term trade setup tool, that long term contrarians would never use. Big cycles are a fact of life and choosing to ignore them will be detrimental to our investment accounts.

Solar Cycles drive the business and expansion cycles on earth, and it wasn’t until solar cycle #23 ended until stocks turned and headed north again. By 2021 we should have started solar cycle #25, which will produce another 8 year bull market. Anyone caught with a bearish wave count at that time will get their wave counts shredded, leaving the surprised empty handed again as a new leg starts back up.

It matters little how bearish of a price bottom we may get by 2021 but the next big bull market will leave that Nasdaq 6690 price level in the dust.

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Nasdaq Rocket To The Moon!

I was compelled to post the Nasdaq again. The start of 2018 sure came in the a bang, or should I say the roar of a Falcon Heavy blasting off. I will use the December 2017 decline as a triangle as they seem to be pretty rare in financial history.  What a triangle tells me is that once the “thrust” is finished, I must also look for a higher degree.  We have no shortage of higher degrees to pick from as I could stack at least three more degree levels at this impending top.

This market needs a much bigger correction than what the majority thinks we are going to get. Being brainwashed by the 20% bear market guideline is a joke, when you look at the 2000-2002 Nasdaq crash.  A 20% correction would do nothing for all the fundamentals to re-adjust. From the early 2009 bottom, the Nasdaq soared with many corrections along the way. It wasn’t until the 2011 bottom that the markets switched into “Stock Mania Mode”.  Gold crashed, stocks and the US dollar soared.

From the early 2009 bottom to our present top calculates out as a 630% gain. That puts the other 4 indices I track, to shame.  All the wave counting in the world will mean very little if we don’t identify 2009-2018 as a 5 wave sequence, complete with an expanded wave 3-4 correction. My take is that this huge bull market is a single wave structure containing 5 waves in Intermediate degree.

Others may have a 5 wave count in Primary degree, but this tells me their past wave counts are in SC degree already. That’s just like time traveling on paper, but then all Fibonacci even numbers would not make any sense as well. These big degree wave analysts just love to be special, as they think because markets travel in big and tall waves, that we must be in a higher degree.

This is the furthest from the truth as big moves do stretch and extend making small degrees look like big degree moves.

At a minimum the Nasdaq chart above has to retrace it’s entire January move, and that is just to get warmed up. For a Cycle degree wave 3 to get confirmed we must get a 3 wave bearish move containing nothing higher than 3 Primary degree letters. At this time I will keep any big triangle pattern at the bottom of my list.

Big bull markets attract the crooks, trend chasers and the novice as well. Most investors don’t know what a “Bull Trap” is, because participants are biased all the time.

In the long run the Nasdaq should also go below the 2011 bull market correction, which would be the 2000 price level. The markets will be oversold before any real price bottom, even gets close. Ignoring the news on any insider buying at that time, will leave you stranded with just a small  token position, and in constant fear of the markets going lower. I’m sure insiders of most publicly listed companies do not show their fear when they buy low, because they know that the business cycle will return. It’s more like the solar cycles that are responsible for the business cycle, but politicians love to take credit for saving the stock markets.

This market seems to want to frustrate anyone that is bearish to early, but it takes time to switch mental states before it happens, as once it does start on its correction there will be no time for the majority to react.

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Nasdaq Intraday Bubble Top Review

This morning after reaching another record high of 6545, the Mini Nasdaq plunged, but has now started to rally again. Any  big bearish phase should produce lower highs along its journey heading south. At this time it’s not a done deal, as we know that these markets can make violent moves to the upside as well.

Diagonal wave declines do make zigzag crashes like this as well, so until that recent world record high holds, anything can still happen in the short term. In the long run the 5 main indices I cover, will all terminate at a potential wave 3 in Cycle degree. From any wave 3 top we know that we have 3 idealized possible corrective patterns, which I have been posted for many years already. We could get a big flat or zigzag, with a long drawn out triangle being the last of my choices.

I have so many idealized triangles posted for several higher degree levels, but the chances are good they will never materialize. My search for all 5 waves in Cycle degree is very important, as without them no SC and GSC degree wave counts can exist. All fundamental forecasts based on any SC or GSC degree wave positions  will never work as well.  Sure, we can get a deep recession and if you believe the fundamentalists when they are bearish, then just look back to the 1932 bottom and the huge rally that followed ending with the 1937 peak.  That bull market was a huge 5 year and 473 % gain, in one of the worst depressions in American stock market history.

Some believe this Nasdaq bull has a long way to go, due to some income tax reduction. That idea will have great difficulty in materializing from a price bubble peak. It worked for Regan, when a bull market was just starting,  but It will not work for President Trump!  The odds are much better that in the end, Donald Trump will be blamed for any crash of the stock markets. Just like 1932 or 2009, any bearish bottom towards the 2021 time period will be the breeding grounds for the next big bullish phase.

Having a very bullish wave count in sympathy with the crowd will never work, just like a super bearish wave count in sympathy with all the bears, didn’t work in 2002 and 2009.

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Bitcoin Power: Nasdaq Soars To New Record Highs

Many times I can’t help it,  but to look at this insane market from a science fiction perspective.   We have a Bitcoin mining driven induced mania, that could be putting a huge strain on the demands of electrical power. Without the Nasdaq or tech industry, there would be no Cyrptos, as most of the high flying Bitcoin mining stocks are in the Nasdaq. Ask yourself, “Will these Bitcoin miner stocks keep going up while the Nasdaq crashes?” More and more stories are coming out about the huge power requirement for Crypto mining operations. It’s  getting to a point where you have to build a small nuclear reactor attached to the mining rig for power and cooling demands.  Even the demand for coal for power generation has increased.

The next thing we may read about is that, “97.5% of experts agree Bitcoin mining is the cause of global warming”. They blame the industrial revolution caused global warming, yet a Bitcoin mining revolution draws more power, than the entire industrial revolution ever used. They say that even coal demand is driven by Bitcoin mining. Coal was also used to power the industrial revolution, so what’s the difference today?

Coal Is Fueling Bitcoin’s Meteoric Rise – Bloomberg

How Energy Investors Are Getting In On The Bitcoin Boom | OilPrice.com

One day the grid will get overloaded,  triggered by some wild CME from the sun. Many Bitcoin mining operations would come to a grinding halt including many electric cars and trucks.

The Stunning Energy Cost Of Tesla’s Semi-Truck | OilPrice.com

When a new record high is in the making, then I look for a potential correction to materialize. Another correction in a bullish phase can’t go that deep as it would then break out through any trend lines. At a minimum the Nasdaq would have to crash below the 6250 price level, but getting there may not be that simple as this market refuses to die.

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Nasdaq And Bitcoin Mania, Two Peas In A Pod

While the Nasdaq gyrates around, and investors have long forgotten the 2009 bottom, then it’s always a good time to look back to the 2009 bottom. 

 Bitcoin Wave Zero, started in July 2010 about 15 months after the Nasdaq  turned around in early 2009. It’s silly to think that this crypto mania  is special or the start of a new era. There is nothing new about it as the markets have crashed when new electronic equipment was installed. 

While there is only one Nasdaq, we can’t say that about the Crypto Mania that’s going on.  Some think there are about 1000 different cryptocurrencies in the process of being created. Shit, that’s far more varieties of cryptocurrencies  than there ever was in different types of Tulips!

We are in a tech driven world, but so was the dotcom boom in 2000.  My bet is that once the Nasdaq starts to turn into a bear market, then Bitcoin will follow right along with it.  A  little 25%,  Nasdaq flash crash will not do it, nor will a 60% retracement do it!  We are going into a bear market that very few investors know that’s coming.

When all the experts are painting you a rosy bull market picture of the future, then “Who is left to get in”?  Like Rick Rules says, “Don’t confuse a bull market with brains”! Only emotional people buy in at the top, and they will run as fast as they can once the markets and Bicoin start to head south again. 

Yes, the pattern from 2000-2009 is ugly, but we know where the 4th wave bottom in Primary degree ended. The 5 waves up in the Nasdaq look like the closest to a well formed impulse that you can find. Many smart contrarians know this market is heading down, but we will never know exactly where it will find the real bottom. If I say the Nasdaq will eventually land at 1300, it will go to 1200 just to prove me wrong. 

Nasdaq can rocket to 8,000 and beyond, says Bank of America analyst – MarketWatch

                                                         This news link is a prime example, how bullish experts are at stock market peaks.

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Mini Nasdaq 100: Still Heading South!

It seems that  the Nasdaq is still heading south with the final peak about the last day of the month. The markets also turned south on a full moon, which is supposed to be very bullish for stocks. Most of the time all moon cycles do,  is provide a potential turning point. The Nasdaq  did not follow the other indices to new record highs, but has been heading down since the end of the month. 

Yes, I would like to see more 5 wave sequences develop, but I started with a potential diagonal. The “A, B, ” I show can also work as an impulse, but I would like to see more before we will know with a higher degree of confidence. The further south the Nasdaq goes the less of a chance it will be, for the Nasdaq to push for a new record high. 

6430 seems to be the number to beat which also establish a new record Gold/Nasdaq ratio of 5:1 It now takes 5 ounces of gold to buy one unit of the Nasdaq. That is a huge difference from the days when the Nasdaq was the cheapest at the March 2009 lows of 1.18:1.  It may never reach this extreme ratio again, but we may see closer to 2 or 3:1 again. Just like the other indices,  I’m expecting a Cycle degree correction, which the majority will end up calling a bear market.  By the time the analysts figure out that we are in a bear market or recession, it will be getting close to finishing. 

The majority always wins in a bull market, but in a bear market the majority will always be left holding worthless paper. They don’t take the time and effort to capture the paper gains, like the seasoned contrarians do. In this world you’re either a contrarian or you become a victim of the stampeding mob! Many realize that a top is near, but they think they run for the exits before the mob gets to the door. Good luck with that,  as that has never worked at any major peak in the last hundred years. 

A SC degree correction from 1929-1932 only took three years, so there is no logic in calling for a 600 year bear market, especially if we ignore all solar cycles.  Wave analysts ignored solar cycle #24 in 2009,  and they will ignore when solar cycle #25 starts in 2021. 

The 2009 bottom has a much higher bottom in 2009 so at this time I don’t think that, that price level will ever get hit. Below 2011 lows is my target at this time, which gives us a range between Nasdaq 1000 and 2000.  

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Nasdaq Intraday Crash update

Still having chart data problems, but sometimes a chart will show up. In this case it was the Nasdaq as it took the biggest decline when compared to others.  Any previous low can supply temporary support, but it will not tell you if temporary support is just a simple correction in a bull market. 

Even though this was a great move down, we need more evidence that any new trend is sustainable. In other words the Nasdaq has to fall off the cliff, and disappear below all October lows.  We need this just to see if we can establish some decent set of impulse waves. When the markets want to go higher, then sideways choppy patterns should start to happen.  In the end, it’s all about where we start our wave counts from and our perception of what an idealized chart should look like. 

The younger speculators have no clue on what’s coming, as many think this is a generational bull market that will never end.  When players that speculate with Bitcoin are 34 years and younger, why would any investor want to sell the Nasdaq at record highs?

Bull market peaks are the breeding grounds for bear markets, and it matters little what or if,  any fundamental news turns out to be the trigger. 

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Mini Nasdaq 100 Intraday Quadruple Record High

Since my last update, the Nasdaq managed to push higher, but only by about 11 points. 6425 seems to be the number to beat at this time.  We also have a very small degree quadruple top, which can work like a small diagonal 5th wave., or another ending diagonal.

On other indices, this exact same impulse did not happen, and a diagonal wave must be used. This has happened many times before, but at this small scale nobody will notice or even care. 

What it can mean is another potential correction is coming, but how big of a correction is uncertain at this time.  This market has dipped many times before, so we need a substantial correction, for the markets to not have enough time to make another record high in 2017. 

That point of no return may be at the 6000 price level, which is off the charts above.   The previous little 4th wave just will not be deep enough to make a difference. 

The SP500 is pushing higher, so it would not surprise me if the Nasdaq added on another record peak. 

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Nasdaq 100 Intraday Keeps on Pushing Higher!

The Nasdaq soars to another record high. This latest bullish move started on the 15th of November, with the following rally developing as an impulse move. The Nasdaq reached 6414 and has now backed off a bit. Every new record high can also be followed by another correction. How deep any correction can go all depends how big of a degree we are ending at. Short term, anything can still happen, but long term I’m looking for a Cycle degree correction. Specifically a Cycle degree wave 4 correction,  with either a flat or a zigzag correction of one lesser degree. (Primary Degree) Technically speaking, it would be “One” move in Cycle degree, but three moves in Primary degree.

No Cycle degree triangle should develop as any major bearish move has to finish shortly after solar cycle #25 has started. There is not enough time, as 2021 could be a turning date for a very long bull market. In other words, what happen at the 2008-2009 bottom will happen again.  Some analysts feel we are going into a depression or that a 600 year bear market will develop. I doubt these Doom and Gloom predictions will ever materialize as the SC degree correction from 1929 to 1932, only took three years.

When  a Cycle degree correction only takes 3 years as well, I don’t consider it a big deal.

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Nasdaq Intraday Correction Update

So far the Nasdaq  correction seems to be happening, or lets say anticipated correction. Its not a correction until the Nasdaq pushes higher one more time. This may happen by mid week.  Of course, if the 3 wave rally is all that we are going to get, then a triangle “D” wave could still play out.  I will keep this short as there is not that much I can add until this short term move gets cleared up. 

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Nasdaq Intraday New World Record!

Here we go again as the Nasdaq seems to be the leader as it crossed to new world record highs. All the other indices seemed to be lagging in their quest to add another record high. Next week could be critical as we are approaching the new moon this Saturday. There is a chance we may not get the 4th and 5th wave if the present pattern is just an extended single zigzag.  The 20th of the month can also produce violent reversals, due to expiration dates of options.  Of course we never really know what the sensitive, emotional investor will do.  There can be more fundamental reasons than degree levels we have in the EWP, why markets go up or down. Frankly, markets  have a bad habit of ignoring fundamentals, which is very easy to confirm when we look at the 30’s depression and the 2009 bottom.

As long this Nasdaq refuses to die, there is no chance of Cycle degree wave 3 finding a permanent home.  

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Mini Nasdaq 100 Intraday Update

The Nasdaq has already started to rally, which could mean that a correction has already ended. The entire move from the top down, can fit as a zigzag with this mornings bottom. What else is new! I can’t completely rule out further downside as a bigger bearish diagonal move can also still be in play. It may take until the end of the month before we know for sure, but a violent move sure can shorten the time it will take.

My expensive Gold/Nasdaq ratio was about 4:1 and a week ago we were at 4.94:1. This means a new record extreme where it now takes 4.94 gold ounces, to buy just one unit of the Mini Nasdaq.

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Nasdaq, Another Record High

Our last record high in the Nasdaq 100 was 6350. After one day this record is still holding but jumping up and down anticipating a bigger correction may be a bit mature.  OMG, What else is new!   There could still be a  bullish zigzag left to go, and the only way that may not happen is if the Nasdaq keeps heading south.  On the chart above, we have about 4 potential patterns where the Nasdaq could stop, price wise. I’m not looking for a short term temporary bottom if  a Cycle degree wave 3 has completed.  Nobody can guess any Fibonacci retracement level, because we all have different wave counts.  At what price level is the Nasdaq bear market going to halt at, followed by an 8 year bull market?  Nobody will know for sure as everybody will have a different idea, of the degree level we are at in the first place. 

I assure you they are manipulating us to think in Supercycle or Grand Supercycle degree levels. The more fear they can manipulate us with, the more books they can sell.  This bullish phase has frustrated many of the early bears, and at this rate, we have to wait until the Nasdaq corrects well below the chart I have posted. 

The 2008 crash barely lasted a year, and that was a Primary Degree correction, so why should the next correction suddenly take decades or longer to play out. The last SC degree crash and bear market that followed, only took 3 years to complete.  Any Cycle degree correction could also take about 3 or 4 years, then that would be pretty normal from my perspective.  Right now the Nasdaq is still struggling at this small degree level, and we may know more by the end of the day. 

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Mini Nasdaq Weekly Chart 2009-2017 Bull Market Review

This morning the Nasdaq hit another record high of 6334 but may still add on more points before another correction is due. One trend line is all we need as two of them will not fit well.  Look at the angle of the bull market, and how it cuts very close to a 45 degree angle, or corner to corner.  How long this market can keep gyrating without a major correction is uncertain at this time, but markets do have a knack of fooling us with surprise moves.  I like to catch as many of the surprise moves that I can but it doesn’t always work that way. 

From my perspective, I have a clear vision of a single idealized wave count, and I use this idealized picture as my reference point, for all the different simple corrections that we may find. Most of all it is important to eliminate 2 of the corrective waves, but also to get the highest degree of this correction.  This helps in keeping all wave positions within Cycle degree, so we don’t  end up with the  SC or GSC degree forecast. Unless all Cycle degree peaks are found we can’t move forward into the next highest degree. 

The Nasdaq is about the best forming impulse wave, when compared to the others, but any 5th wave can be very choppy due to diagonal wave structures.  In 2016 we did have an expanded “B” wave top pattern, and it did not let us down as another leg up materialized.

Then from 2016,  the bull market started to go crazy which works best with extending the last 5th wave in Minor degree. It makes wave 1 and wave 5 about even, with wave 3 still being the longest and the extended wave. 

Harry Dent, who is just a book writer says the DOW will fall to 5000. When we actually go look we can see there is nothing down there, but it would take us back to 1996 price levels.  1996 coincides with the end of solar cycle#22 and the start of solar cycle #23, which just kept the bull market going. 

Now if the Nasdaq were to fall along with the DJIA then the Nasdaq could fall to 600-700. Again, there is nothing down at the 1996 price level to support anything,  so I know those numbers are arbitrary numbers,  picked out of thin air. Manipulating the masses with fear is very normal as it sells books. 

All this can take the next 3-4 years to play out and to surprise us again, the Nasdaq could stop well short of the 2009 bottom, before a brand new bull market starts with the start of solar cycle #25. 

I checked the Gold/Nasdaq ratio and it was 4.94. It took 4.94 gold ounces to buy one unit of the DOW, which is the most expensive ratio I have recorded in the last few years. The record expensive Gold/Nasdaq ratio I have,  is about 4.  To get real cheap this ratio would have to get closer to 1.18 again. 

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November, 1, 2017 Nasdaq Another Record High Review

This morning, even the Nasdaq joined in, establishing another world record high. This time we topped at the 6284 price level before it started to reverse.   Not having double or even triple tops, sure helps in finding a location to start from. This still doesn’t rule out any small degree expanded pattern that may be lurking in this pattern, but if that is the case then a floor on the price level must happen.  This could happen at the 6200 price level or a bit lower, but it can’t retrace all of the October rally.

Today is the first day of a new month and stocks all seemed to have reacted at the same time. It doesn’t always happen so exact, but it’s about as close to the end of the month we can get. 

As I post the markets are still heading down, but there is no sense in arriving at conclusions too early. I just looked at the Nasdaq from the 2000 peak, and without a doubt the Nasdaq is walking to a different drummer. I will stand by my perspective that a Cycle degree wave 3 peak will eventually form, which would synchronize the Nasdaq with the DJIA and SP500 much better than it ever has. How long that will last is anyones guess, as the Nasdaq may never break any new record lows below that 2009 bottom. 

The biggest bull market since the depression eventually will come to an end, and all we can do is track every new record high. 

All bottom gaps in the VIX have been closed off with $9.80 being our present base. 

In the long run the Nasdaq should also develop a Cycle degree bottom, but in the short term we need a bit more clarity than what we’ve been getting. 

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