July 31, 2019 SP500 Intraday Record High Review

The SP500 had a peak on the 29th before it started to back off and start yet another decline or correction. I see them as diagonal waves with the last (c) wave looking like a small ending diagonal.  The SP500 definitely would have to fall much deeper if a bigger bear market is coming.

Back in early July we still have a small open gap and the very least, that gap should get filled. Commercial traders positions do not support a super bearish picture at least not just yet.

After a small break, search engine attacks have started up again, which slows down the entire blog. The majority of search engines attacks came from Hong Kong and China and “they” have now switched to attacking this site from Singapore. In the long run, no web site can stand up to these kinds of attacks and I will only mention it once in this post so legitimate readers are informed.

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SP500 E-Mini Intraday Update

At this time my last record high was July 15, 2019, at the 3026 price level. What followed is a very choppy decline that can fool anyone into thinking that stocks are just in a correction.

Analysts that are looking for any price support target are still on the bullish side. Well, bear markets start out exactly like that but they also can smooth out as any bearish phase keeps on growing.

Any bear market has a starting point far removed from the consensus vote of a 20% decline. I think a cycle degree bear market will produce a far bigger downside move and investors could end up running to the hills looking for gold and silver.

This could take until next week before a new leg down can happen and once investors show “Red” they could run to a safe haven in the “Yellow” metal.  We can’t forget silver as it’s still acting very bullish even after a near vertical move.

Lower highs are the signs of a bearish decline and until the decline can be easily seen this market could soar to another record high!  The odds of a new record high decrease every day and can establish the last high of the year.

2020 elections will be a big part of it as parties crank up the rhetoric.

The president that wins in 2020 will have the sun at his back which is about as bullish of a scenario that I can see.

I am very bearish on the 4-5 main indices that cover but very bullish on gold&silver.

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SP500 Daily Chart Record Highs Review

The markets continued with their relentless bullish advance last week and so far investors in June see no fundamentals to dull their enthusiasm for stocks.

Markets are always full of surprises but I’m sure an upside breakout is what is expected. The problem is that we are sitting at a triple top at the 2970 price level and we have two obvious H&S patterns as well.  In a very bullish scenario that right shoulder would blow its top and the bullish advance would “keep on trucking”.

If investors are just chasing the trend to get back on the bullish bandwagon, then the weak players could be the first to run like chickens screaming the “Sky is falling”.

They don’t even have to run away as a smart algorithm will do it for you.  At 2940 the markets would hit another small triple bottom so once it crashes below that, we have a good chance a bigger or longer bearish phase has started.

Of course, a stock crash or “correction” below the 2320 price level brings out all the bearish fundamental news that you can never read because you would be swamped with the amount of bearish news.  If they declare their 20% bear market drop has arrived chances are good another bullish phase would start again.

Markets never do what the majority want as that would be simple and to easy.

The commercial hedgers offer no special insight as they are net short by only a small amount.

SP500 soared last week but so has gold, if gold and stocks can soar together they can also plunge together as they did in 2008.

The 2020 elections might seem far away but without a doubt, the public is getting brainwashed by the big political parties already.

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SP500 E-Mini Intraday Bullish Phase Review

During the first part of June, the markets began to soar which at this point is one of the largest rallies since April.

During the last 2 weeks of May, the pattern changed again, which I can count as a diagonal wave structure containing 7 waves.  The SP500 E-Mini has now entered my previous 4th wave position but has also entered 2 previous smaller degree 4th wave peaks as well.

In a bear market rally, so many previous 4th wave peaks offer serious resistance even though this stock rally can advance some more. Going above the previous 4th wave in Minute degree can happen but that is a bit rare as well.

Yes, I moved my Minor degree wave 1-2 around but basically, May produced 5 diagonal waves down.

Many analysts are very bullish saying it’s time to jump on, but that usually never works well if a bear market is much bigger than anyone is thinking right now.

I think the markets have to give us a Cycle degree correction, as a Minor degree move is just window dressing at best.

This contract will only last until the 3rd Friday of the contract month so by the end of June investors have to make a huge move into the September contract month.

So far the SP500 has displayed some nice impulse waves but the May decline best fits into a diagonal.

There are only so many seats on the bullish bandwagon and when the music stops, can you jump up fast enough and forfeit your seat?

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E-Mini SP500 Intraday Gyrations Review

Between the five indices cover none of them have the exact same wave count. They are all different and I have to try different short term wave counts as well.

Right now I see a declining diagonal pattern about 7 days old, which could give us a surprise price rally. There is no price support worth mentioning because most price support forecasts never hold before the digital ink even drys. Longer term I’m bearish and it’s not rocket science to dig up a reason why!

The trade war is on everyone’s lips and it will not be over anytime soon. Of course, the President thinks he can keep “Tweeting” trying to keep the markets afloat.  Sooner or later the “Tweets” no longer will have the same effect as investors will get bored with them.

The SP500 is not loaded down with as many tech-related companies, but the Nasdaq sure is. I will post the Nasdaq as its chart is close to short-term support.

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SP500 Intraday Gap: How Long Will It Stay Open?

Last night the SP500 imploded, creating a huge open gap in its wake. The big question is, “When will the gap get fill”? If I was very bullish then chances are good that this gap will get filled this month but if a bigger bearish picture is emerging then this gap could stay open for many years.  For now, I think the gap will remain open but not all indices produced open gaps.

We have many different tops with the SP500 at the 2960 price level producing a great looking double top as well. If the gap stays open by the end of this week then the gap could hang around for a long time. The gap will become important far into the future, but then the majority will have forgotten about it as well.

The Trump tweets caused this gap as at the same time the VIX exploded. Just goes to show how Social Media can damage a so-called bull market.

Social Media is  “Mob Rule”, as emotional investors decided to unload after the tweeting action of a President!

What this move did show is that the Gold/SP500 ratio hit 2.3:1 this morning which is the second most expensive Gold/SP500 ratio since September 2018.

 

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SP500 2011-2019 Weekly Chart Review

This is the weekly chart of the June SP500 contract. Our present 2019 stock rally is about 43 points from breaking out but even it stays at the peak today, I will try my extended wave count.

It was the 2011 bottom that is important as it matched the “Peak Gold Mania” of 2011 as well. The other big event that happened at that time was that solar cycle 24 hit its first peak in September 2011.

Basically, I extended the Minor degree part which makes the 2015-2016 correction a wave 3-4 bear market. Since then this market just doesn’t want to stop, but I think resistance is building up. In the last 15-16 months, we are looking at a potential triple top.

The present top also could produce a “Right Shoulder” which if the SP500 is very bearish, the markets will not blast to another record high.

The hedgers are no help at all as the commercials only have a very small net short position.

On a daily chart, the SP500 is still in a golden cross position, but a good correction can produce a death cross with little effort.

The 4th wave bottom support in late December 2018 is also where the 200-day MA is sitting. In order for the SP500 to hit the 200-day MA again, the entire 2019 bull market must eventually be completely retraced. That would put the SP500 below the 2300 price level.

I use the Gold/SP500 ratio and it is always a good idea to make calculations when the markets approach record highs. The record expensive ratio was 2.41:1, with today’s calculation coming in at 2.28:1.

 

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SP500 Daily Chart Review

The market bottomed in December of 2018 and has now been in a bull run that is a bit more than 3 months old.  2940 represents the potential for a huge double top, and a major Head&Shoulder pattern as well.

We have about 60 points to go before the SP500 runs into new record highs. This remains to be seen, in the days or weeks ahead of us. The entire 2019 market rally is very straight with no real corrections in it.

The corrections we did get are diagonal waves and could be an ending to a “C” wave. Now is also a good time to calculate a Gold/SP500 ratio which means little, if we have no database to work with. Not too many take the time to make a few calculations per month, or when faced another potential extreme.

Since September  2018 any 2:41:1 ratio would be expensive when using the gold cash price, this morning the Gold/SP500 ratio was 2.24:1. This is not a record but very close to being very expensive. A cheap Gold/SP500 ratio would be closer to .75:1

Just with those numbers alone, It’s hard to justify looking for another superbull stock market to materialize.

The Golden Cross happen at the 2760 price level which is very bullish, but always lagging in time.  This doesn’t mean that the golded cross will last as the markets can reverse just as easily.

The first Friday of every month jobs report and a full moon could produce another turning so anything can still happen in the short term.

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SP500 Intraday Gyrations Update

This is the June 2019 contract and the next one will not be until September 2019. The March contract has expired. Right now this pattern fits well with the Nasdaq but the DJIA is marching to a different drum beat as its correction is far from clean.

The big question will be, “Is it just a correction” (Dip) or will it take out (Retrace) the entire bullish move of 2019 ? A bearish move below the 2320 price level would be a complete retracement and help confirm that this bullish mood was just a big bear market rally.  The 2790 price level seems to have importance as the SP500 has wobbled around that number 4 times already.

Of course, if the stock bears are just taking a coffee break before the next attack, then this 2790 price will never hold.  Right now we also have another small H&S  being set up.

The commercials are net short the SP500 but not by that much. This could make things pretty volatile at least in the short term. Until this market gives us a decent looking correction I will remain bullish,  even though the markets could still go higher.

This planet is suffering from a massive overdose of debt and corruption that is not going to get fixed this year, or next year, or the next! 🙂  Solar cycle #25 will come to the rescue, but that might not happen until late 2020!

 

 

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SP500 Rally To Keep Going?

The rally I was working has traveled further than what I would like to see, which makes the unthinkable of a new record high a real possibility.  This January rally being a small degree was enough to force a review starting back at the 2009 bear market bottom.  In this case, I looked at extending wave 3 in Intermediate degree. I’m sure this market rally has something to do with investors trying to top off their retirement accounts. That December 26th bottom left a big spike behind, which is one big clue that this bottom can hold for longer than the bears anticipate.

From the  September 2018 peak to the December bottom we also have a pretty good looking zigzag at this time. Any zigzag can get completely retraced but that could now take all of January to accomplish.  A run back up to the 2800 price level, could happen as this rally still seems to have more power behind it. The key will be that on the intraday scale higher corrective lows keep forming.

This 2018 peak will need more work, as the September peak can turn into a wave 3 as well. The Gold/SP500 ratio is about as expensive as I have seen so there is nothing cheap about this market just yet. Today we are at a 2:1 ratio with the record being about 2.41:1.  The cheap Gold/SP500 ratio is about .75:1, so there is a long way to go before this SP500 becomes cheap again when we compared the SP500 to the price of gold.

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I have not been able to update as much as I would like and it may not get any better at this time. I have some serious issues I have to deal with which cannot be resolved this spring or even this summer, so my postings will be far less than what I would like to post.

 

 

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SP500 2000-2018 Review

The debate about what degree level we are in continues, as the majority of wave analysts all have different wave positions. The Elliott Wave Principle is not what you think you are seeing, but it’s what you visualize what the idealized pattern is supposed to look like. Every major wave analyst has 5th wave extensions when in fact wave 3 does most of extending in the stock markets. About 5 years ago I switched to looking at the markets from a Cycle degree perspective because I also tried GSC and SC degree for many years.

The 2000 peak is an Intermediate degree peak while the majority have the 2000 peak as a GSC peak or SC peak. An intermediate degree is a minimum of 4-degree levels lower than every major wave analysts has today. Most wave counts published today are nothing but a “Dog and Pony” show or a great “Smoke and Mirror” magic act. Elliott Wave is not about flipping numbers and letters around like we are flipping hamburgers, but it’s more like being a surgeon where you must think out any moves with great care.

Every number and letter also represents time,  so when I see switches being made between a GSC and SC degree wave count we can jump 50-100 years into the future without realizing it. Cycle degree is basically jumping back in time which puts any SC, GSC and Submillennium degree in our future. The 2000-2002 decline took about 30 months while the 2008 decline only took about 17 months. That’s a big difference and is mainly due to the type of corrective pattern we get.

Before we ever get there this market has to suffer through a bear market for a few years before a new major bull market will start. This may take until 2020 or after the US elections before the markets start to crank up again. Every major bull market peak for the next 100 years will terminate with a wave 3 position and since Cycle degree wave 3 is used, the next major peak will be wave 3 in SC degree.

Our present bearish phase can still last into the spring of 2019, after which we should see a rally in stocks that will convince the majority that the bull is back.

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SP500 E-Mini Intraday Update

This is the March 2019 contract where every trader has to move to sooner or later. Support has now failed as the Fed has threatened more rate hikes in 2019. I find this very strange at this time as many asset classes are already crashing and liquidity is draining the life-blood out of the economy. Nobody is lining up to borrow more money and gold is not going to soar to the moon. Gold sure didn’t like the rate hike, which I will update later this week. In the end the Fed has executed the perfect stock market bull trap. The majority all believe that just a simple 10% correction was coming, but they under estimating the size or degree of this impending correction. They won’t call it a correction much longer as every hope for support will get dashed.

I might add a few more of these intraday charts on this page as the days of seeing sets of 1-2 waves is going to come to an end. Wave 3 will come to an end and the degrees will start to get higher each time a run of 5 completes. This is a wave three extension in progress but heading down. In bull markets the entire wave structures are reversed.

Only 49% are bullish towards the SP500 Market Vane Report, which is not extreme just yet.  The Death Cross on the daily SP500 chart happened at the 2770 price level, with the Gold/SP500 ratio sitting at a perfect 2:1. It takes 2 gold Troy ounces to buy one unit of the SP500.

Besides all these negative indicators the commercial hedgers are still net short by a good amount.

It will take far more downside to get the commercials to change direction. Even then there is no guarantee that commercial hedgers will pile into long positions.

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Mini SP500 2016-2018 Review

 

I’m sure the entire planet is trying to figure out how far or how deep this bear market will go. Most of the time markets will come to a grinding halt at some previous bull market support. In this case that would be the 2016 low. (2000-1800).

I will also keep my expanded pattern alive as it is already telling me that one day, all the markets that have this pattern will get retraced in another bull market, but it may take 10 years or more before a new record SP500 high will ever get recorded.

I have mentioned many times that all the President Trump market gains will burn up in a puff of electronic smoke.

From the 2016 bottom we had a 2-year run to complete a move in Intermediate degree, so when the market retraces back to those levels, they would have retraced an Intermediate degree move. Since it would end with a run of 5, I always have to cap it. If I see “any” 5th wave uncapped, then I know those wave counters don’t have a clue where they really are!

This would be the “A” wave in Primary degree and “A” waves are usually “Buy” signals, but they are not the starting waves of a new bull market.

Any “B” wave in Primary degree will also be very choppy, which will be the first clue that it’s just another bear market rally.

It may sound crazy that the SP500 will crash down to the 1800 price level, but we are dealing with a Cycle degree bear market, the likes we have not seen since the 2009 lows.

Tech companies inside the SP500 are imploding with Facebook, Apple, and Nvidia leading the way. This should not be a surprise to any serious market observer as this is starting to happen for the third time since the 2000 tech bubble. Three bull market peaks have blessed the smart market timer, but those party days are over, at least until after 2022.

Solar Cycle #25 should kick in so the younger investors will enjoy the power of the sun. In 2008 it was Solar Cycle #24 that kicked in and it supercharged the markets until January 2018.

The Gold/Sp500 ratio has changed little and is on the expensive side of 2.2:1.

Some say there is no place to hide from this turmoil, but we also “always” have a choice. Any investors that are getting close to retirement should be extra cautious, as my generation got hit hard, and escaping into cash would have at least saved some capital gains.

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Mini SP500 Intraday Rally Update

 

Obviously, the bullish crowd sees the midterm elections as a positive thing, otherwise, the markets would have tanked far sooner. Wild bullish charts like this virtually look vertical on a daily chart, so a correction should be near. If the bigger trend is bearish then a complete retracement of the October bottom will happen. We also have the potential for an H&S top, which the SP500 is running up against. This is a classic textbook retracement move, but we have to see if it’s real!

This is the E-Mini SP500 COT report that shows the commercials having a bearish outlook, while the speculators are in a typical inverse position. Speculators or managed money always seem to get trapped as they are not the smart money crowd that media makes out to be.

 

On A different note, the pages read on this blog have exploded dramatically in the last 3 days, as over 6000 pages were view in a 24 hour period. I was set-back by these numbers but it may be just due to many people being off work and voting. It’s nice to see these numbers, but only time will tell if it’s not just a freaky one of a kind type of move.

I will not post on Remembrance Day for obvious reasons as I take that day very seriously.

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SP500 E-Mini 2000-2018 Review: Bear Market 3.0

 

 

I thought I would post this chart to show that there is also a huge wedge at play in the markets as well. Call it a reverse Megaphone if you, like but the recent bearish moves are up against a big support trend line that is going to fail. The 2007 peak was much smaller and sure added to the confusion, if 2007 was a “B” wave top or not. Join the Primary degree wave 3 with the Primary degree wave 5 (Jan 2018), The same parallel bottom trend line might give us some support, but eventually, that trend line should not hold as a Cycle degree bottom would trash the Primary degree trend lines. Analysts are worried about some 10% or 20% correction before the markets soar again. I’m sure they will argue for years trying to sort out the 3 tops in this SP500 chart.

It took me years, and not until I switched to Cycle degree wave analysts over 3 years ago did things start to make sense and fit better. I will never switch to a higher degree as that is happening by itself already!  We are lucky as every major dip only took about 5 years or so before new record highs were achieved again. Supercycle degree wave 3 could take much longer, to surpass our present peak of 2900.  We have 2 major price support levels that very few think can even happen, but more and more are joining the bearish trend.

Things have changed dramatically since the January 2018 peak as the moods have turned bearish. Just because the stock bears are shredding bullish investors accounts does not mean a contrarian buy signal has arrived. I will remain bearish, until at least a potential “A” wave in Primary degree arrives, and that may not happen for months. Commercial COT reports show that they are net short in most of the 5 indices that I cover. Until they start to build net long positions a real bottom is going to be hard to justify. Bear markets and crashes are just part of bigger bull market corrections just like the 1929 crash has demonstrated.

Since 2000 this will be the third crash I am attempting to count down and chances are it will be my last one. My goal is to get most of the indices down to a Cycle Degree wave 4 bottom, but after that, this blog may shut down.

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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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Mini SP500 Top And Death Cross Below!

 

If you have never heard about this “Death Cross” thing then I strongly recommend that you research it, to know what happens once a Death Cross has formed.

I want to know before any DC forms, not after. Sure this could keep rolling around the 50-day MA, but as soon as this market is set to turn down, then the 50-day will slice through the 200-day MA and an instant Death Cross will get formed.  I saw very quickly that this 50-200-day MA could enhance my Cycle degree forecasting and trading that I have incorporated it, as one of my official indicators that can be use in Cycle degree wave analysis. I’m working on about 5 indicators which is all you need to spot a crash before it happens.

I changed my wave position to an Intermediate degree 5 wave run, because we may get a Cycle degree zigzag in stocks as well. The odds are increasing every week and month that goes by. If any part of this decline starts on a fast descent, then we could also be looking at an Intermediate degree zigzag crash. There is also a high degree of correlation going on with the gold sectors as they all are ending up crashing together. This is going to be a deflationary crash that will make the 2008 crash look like a garden party.

The 2008 crash lasted about 8 months during it worst phase, now imagine the same thing, but lasting 1-2 years. If there are young Millennials out there looking to “invest” in their own home, then I strongly suggest to wait for three years. This insane real-estate market will show you a whole new landscape by the end of Cycle degree wave 4.

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SP500 Bull Market Or Bear Rally?

Getting tired of this so called “bull market” yet?  This market has been keeping us confused as to what direction it really wants to go. Price is never going to tell us anything useful  becuase if it did, every average Joe and Jane investor would have been buying everything in sight at the 2009 bottom.

Many think this is a bull market because its still  going up in price. The sad fact remains is that there are always bear market rallies at every degree level. If the experts don’t know the diffrenece with a Minor degree counter rally, then they sure are not going to know when a  Primary degree bear market rally is in progress.

The rally for the last 2 months has been frusturating to say the least, but what stands out is that this rally is going against the bigger trend.  I just had to draw in the wedge which is another very useful indicator when used at the right time.  A potential “C” wave bullish phase could be finishing off, so investors are going to find out the hard way about the effects of a bear market rally once it resumes its bigger trend.

There is always a chance one more dash to the upside will happen, but I think this market is running on fumes. The 2550 price level doesn’t have a chance of holding, as any wave 3 declince will just rip through that support range with ease. To confirm any Minor degree run be it up or down, this wave two peak needs 5 waves down in Minute degree to help us identify the location we think we are in.

Not until we get another push to the downside, investors will remain oblivious to the depth of this impending bear market.  If we don’t suspect that a Cycle degree correction is coming then all support forecasts will be useless to say the least. We have to be open to the fact that any opening zigzag requires a 5-3-5 run so we have a long way to go. Another 4 months or so will get us to a potential bottom by September or October. Any counter rally at that time will also produce another fake bull market.  It may seem a bit long in this counter rally but I have no doubt that this could all pick up in speed in a dramatic fashion.

As each stage happens then they all help in pointing us to where we are in the bigger picture. Talking about any move early is the key because after it happens, its pretty useless information. Fears of a depression will be in the news but markets do the opposite of fundamentals like they did in March of 2009.

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Mini SP500 Intraday Bullish Phase Update

While a few of the other indices have scored new record highs, the DJIA and SP500 have been lagging, It’s not that I’m looking for the SP500 to catch up, but if the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 correct the SP500 would also correct. Since April the SP500 has been in choppy rise that has little to do with an impulse, but it can still work as a “C” wave bullish  move.  Short term I’m not happy with any wave count I might come up with in the indices, so I don’t fill out all the little waves as the bigger degree level is more important.

Since February this bullish phase is starting to last longer than what I would expect out of a minor degree move, but that is what we have to deal with.  The VIX has also crushed to new lows with  some analsyts being so bullish on stocks they sound like the VIX is going to zero.  All this could still carry on until the March peak has been exceeded. When it ends all support will break down, but investors just love to buy high and then sell lower in a panic to get out. Buyers keep coming out of the woodwork, and investing into the peak of  world record high stock markets. FOMO is the big reason but being bullish when the planet is bullish will just give us the same results as the majority get.

A short term bearish move is not enough for a Cycle degree correction to be completed, and markets never stay at “Permanent highs”. Sooner or later the BS, (Bullish Sentiment) will hit the fan as bears always attack from above and it usually comes as a surprise.  Bull markets are the breeding grounds for bear markets, so I see it as just a matter of time before  any bullish phase is finishing.

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Mini Sp500 Intraday Update

The markets took a dip this morning but that does not insure anything at this time. I have different wave positions in most of the big indices I cover, so I have to practice a bit of cosmetic wave counting for the short term. I only have to keep going back to the January 2018 peak as at this time it could be pretty secure with a Cycle degree wave 3 peak. The patterns are ugly by any streach of the imagination, but they also have a tendency to smooth out over time.  We still need for this market to retrace “All” 2018 bottom support prices as that is what it will take to help us to decide if we are over into the bigger correction.

A simple little 20% correction will not do it folks. At a minimum the 1800 price level must get retraced, wiping out the entire 5th wave bullish phase in Intermedetae degree. Even then 1800 may only give us temporary support, so buying on the dips will still be far too early. Not until we reach any Primary degree “A” wave can we play a bullish phase, and even then you don’t want to make any big aggressive bullish moves at that time.

As long as the mass media talks about, “buying” the dips it tells me that they have no clue, to the size of this bear market to come.

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SP500 Intraday Bullish Phase Update

So far this phase of the stock market has done nothing by soar in one direction and then move right back down again. Investors are having difficulty in finding a lasting trend. From the April low we could still be in a diagonal ‘C” wave rally. From the April peak, the SP500 crashed again but added a 3 wave zigzag move to a lower low.  This little 3 wave structure doesn’t fit unless it is part of an expanded pattern. If that is the case then this market could crash to the May lows, after which another shocking rally could soar past the March high.

I would have little room to spare if the next move happens, but final ending diagonal 5th waves can produce moves that will surprise many of us. There is nothing here that indicates that a bull market correction is already over. Any Cycle degree correction needs much more time and depth, before a new bull market will be ready to be unleashed.

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Mini SP500 Gyrations Review

The short term trend seems to be down as lower highs are still the main theme. I will stick to my wave 2 top in Minor degree at this time with this bearish mood now in its 4th month. Four months without any gains must be testing the patience of investors as they think this market is still going to the moon. The stock bulls are going to get slaughtered, so prepare your fridge for some fattened bull steaks, as the bears are sharpening their claws and will slice and dice every bull they attack! Nice bunch of bears we got here, as they will show no mercy until all the stock bulls shut up!

At least the January peak is still out in the open which helps as this is where the countdown begins. What a Cycle degree 4th wave correction will look like, is uncertain at this time, but a recent KOL posting has shown us a big inverted zigzag which can happen with the DOW. I favor a Cycle degree flat, but this count puts the “A” wave in Intermediate degree down and into the future.

I will be doing a bit of cosmetic wave counting, as in the beginning of any trend can be very fuzzy. Sooner or later the new trend will show itself to a greater crowd and that is when mini panics take place. The bigger the crowd the bigger the panics will be. A straight down crash like 1987 is unlikely as now there are limits to many of these contracts, which is supposed to limit the damage that can happen.

Increased volatility is a sign that a trend reversal is in play, so the volatility will not die down until any bearish trend reverses, and the bulls take back control.  I have at least 3 different stock indices patterns to deal with so this takes time to sort out. “Cosmetic” wave counting only last for a short time, but wave counters have been practicing “Cosmetic” wave counting for decades. They have been getting away with it, because very few people understand the EWP!

No doubt about it, I was a cosmetic counter as I was stuck in GSC degree which was very unsatisfactory work. The amount of bull markets that have been missed by professional wave analysts is staggering, but luckily people have short attention spans and cosmetic wave counting will continue to flourish. I’m a “structural’  wave analysts, which means I always go “back” in time to make sure the beginning structure is correct. Going back to 1929 and going over the entire Cycle degree impulse many thousands of times is too much like hard work. It gave me much needed discipline in my wave counting and I will always keep doing it when Minor degree waves don’t act like they are supposed to.   The hunt for the “missing” 1-2 Primary degree wave count, has largely been ignored, but it is the key that unlocks the wave counts in the present.

At this time I have recorded about 27 wave three Cycle degree peaks which nobody on the internet is even doing. Technically, if all my work was moved up by only “one” degree,  I would have 27 Supercycle degree wave 3 peaks. Since 2000 not a single wave structure of SC degree has ever formed, as very specific sequences “must”  form in order to be past any Supercycle degree wave 3 peak. Many idealized SC and GSC degree patterns have already been posted years ago, but they will be collecting electronic dust until at least 2029!

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SP500 Intraday Bearish Outlook.

My ending diagonal may not happen as the markets still have downside pressure today. I did change my degree level to an intermediate degree “B” wave top. Any decline has to be 5 waves in Minor degree, not Minute degree.  I have multiple different tops between 5 different indices and sorting them out will take time. This is my third bear market since the 2000 peak and I’m very stubborn in sorting out tops.  We need a long set of 5 waves in Minor degree, which could  land us directly on the “A” wave in Primary degree.  If this wave count has more validity to it, then it can stretch and extend dramatically. It sure would help to answer the question what type of a correction Cycle degree wave 4 will have. I think I can still put any Cycle degree triangle pattern back into my inventory as any Cycle degree correction should happen in much less time

If this continues, then all support below this chart will not hold.

We will be finishing the third month of this bearish phase and that is not nearly enough time to finish a big correction. We could be heading into the summer  where the winds start blowing from the NW  much stronger flipping our little “sailboats” upside down.

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E-Mini SP500 Intraday Catching A Falling Knife?

The markets had an exciting afternoon, as it seems the bottom fell out! Don’t let that fool you because that drop has all the markings of a zigzag correction. I deliberately left all other wave counts bare until after this wave count fails. Folks, I’m showing what could be a diagonal 4th wave zigzag crash, and we could see a rocking bullish phase return.  It is clearly an ending diagonal at this time because wave 4 is well inside wave two parameters. Wave 2 and wave 4 zigzags look identical, but they are still very different as wave 4 subdivides much better.

With a potential rising wedge which is mostly used for bull markets. If we look to the start of the top wedge line, what the hell do we see?  Another H&S that helped to determine a top. If the market is still bullish then this top trend line could get lifted. Exceeding March highs would be nice, but the SP500 should not push to new record highs.

This diagonal which is in Minute degree also changes the entire degree I have been using since the wave 3 top. I mentioned that this market was in a pattern with not very smooth flowing moves. Plus, it was taking  too long to resume the bigger decline, so this impending little bear trap will answer more of my questions. I have run into many of these types of diagonals and they sure will not be the last that we will run into.

The more this market gyrates the more conflicting fundamentals we will read about. This will confuse the majority and we end up having no clue which direction this market is going.  This could all happen in a very short time ending close to the end of the month or early May.

If this decline clears below my wave 2, then this wave count is instantly trashed

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SP500 Intraday Gyrations Update.

Since the January top it looks like a nice 5 wave decline, but it has not been flowing as nicely as I expect, from a 5 wave decline in Minor degree.  The DOW and the Nasdaq have both created wave peaks that just do not fit into the bigger picture very well. I did go back to the 2016 peak where the wave 1-2 in Minor degree sits, so instead of a Cycle degree peak it could be a Minor degree peak. The bottom trend line from wave two, can now fit with the bottom in early April.  Right now the markets are in a decline and it will be critical to see if it turns again and creates yet another higher high.

Any 5th wave can form a diagonal wave pattern so this could get very choppy in the short term.  Any new record lows will kill this wave count, but I have to run this wave count to eliminate it.  We are in a decline, but the SP500 could turn into a correction, and a mini bear trap.  Any dip below the diagonal wave 2, would also kill this bullish wave count, so many things can go wrong in a short period of time.

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Mini SP500 2000-2018 Review: Buying The Dips?

When intraday gyrations seem a bit foggy, then it is always a good time to review the big picture, looking at where we came from, and then where we are heading to.  Analysts are becoming frothy again as they say this market has turned and all new record highs are coming. The crashing of the VIX confirms it as they say that bigger bullish moves are ahead of us.

We can go back a relatively short time period to the 2000 peak where the majority were also very bullish but yet the markets imploded, just like they did again in the 2008 crash. Now those crashes were dips as well, but the majority were sellers, not buyers at the previous two lowest dips.

The majority of experts have no clue how deep the next bottom will dip down to, so those investors and their clients are going to go down with the ship because they refuse to ignore financial history.

I show two stages for the next decline with the SP500 1800 price level being a potential resting spot before a downside breakout happens.  The general guideline for the depths of bear market retracements is near the bottom of the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree. If we have no clue what our 2018 peak actually is, then any previous 4th wave forecast is pretty meaningless. I have mentioned it a few times already, and that is “NO” 5th wave peak must be left “uncapped”, otherwise they have broken the wave sequence and we might as well be playing Snakes & Ladders!  BTW, in January, 2018 we have 2 ending 5th waves yet I left one uncapped. After a Primary degree 5th wave has peaked, then a Cycle degree number must find a permanent home.

The SP500 won’t even get close to the top of the previous 4th wave until it crashes through the 1600 price level, while SP500 700-800 would get us near the lows of the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree. The 4th wave crash in Cycle degree is the real important dip as that is the only dip that will send the markets into another major bull market.  Flipping big wave counts around like a person flips burgers, is not my style as counted like that for over 15 years.

If you are looking for some SC or GSC degree wave count your not going to get it at Elliott Wave 5.0 as from my perspective, both of those degree levels are  still 11-12 years in the future. Don’t get me wrong, as we are still in SC degree wave 3, and still on GSC degree wave 3 as well. Both will never arrive if all 5 waves in Cycle degree are not found and confirmed.

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Is The Mini SP500 Going To The Moon?

I did have a very bullish wave count all done, where we are in a “C” wave bullish phase that would take out this 2810 peak above my wave 2 in Minor degree, if that becomes the case, then the wave 2 would just move over to the new peak and then the real wave 3 in Minor degree should get going.  We are bouncing of a strong double bottom, so eventually that bottom will get retraced when the downside breakout happens.  Right now 2680 could offer very stiff resistance, combine that with a potential inverted Megaphone, and we have the makings of another potential bull trap.  This would be a wave 2 top in Minute degree. By this Saturday we will have a new moon so any attempt in getting there may have serious problems.  🙄

This may drag on into next week, but US Tax Day is April, 17th which also could wreck havoc in the markets. If you haven’t noticed, many of the top tech companies are having problems all at the same time.  Markets don’t stop on a dime, so when the trend does start to change, volatility starts to explode.

I have not seen so many crybabies about volatility in 2000 or even 2007 as I have seen in this 2018 year, so I expect all to get worse.  Buying on the dips in a big bear market will become deadly, but investors have been brainwashed to do that. It’s the big dip like the SP500 at 750 which will become important and if and when it gets there, all those dip buyers will be sellers as they run for the hills.

There will be clues when the markets get oversold, but they will not show up until a few months ahead of any major bottom.

For any Cycle degree 4th wave correction to end, we have to look at the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, which would be Primary degree.  I see three price stages where this bear market can go and the first stage is for a complete retracement to the 1800 price level. Only until below SP500 1600, will the markets enter the top of a 4th wave correction. It usually takes into the lower part of the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree before a bottom arrives.

Either way another week or so should show which trend is for real. At this time I’m still after 5 waves down in Minor degree. Even when we get to any “A” wave in Intermediate degree, any counter rally could be very mundane and even short lived. We could run into a bear market that will be hard to see clear Primary degree counter rallies, which is exactly what happen in the GSC degree decline down into 1842. There may not be a panic until the majority of participants all see the same thing at the same time.

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Mini SP500 Intraday Rally Update

Any rally we have had in the last 3-4 trading days sure doesn’t fit into any impulse as it is just too choppy to justify counting it out as an impulse.  I would love to see this chart go a bit higher as that would completely retrace a small zigzag that hasn’t been completely retraced yet. Many times they can turn into running zigzags as well, but it will be a tough call either way.  We should find out in a few more days or closer to midweek what is going to happen.  The experts have just noticed that no new record highs have formed in 50 days as they seemed to be paralyzed in making a bigger bearish call.

 

They also have been bitching about the extreme volatility in the markets, which they think is not normal. It’s normal in a bear market, but bull markets tend to flow much smoother.  All I can say is, “Take A Pill”,  volatility is just getting started.

If we’re lucky the January 2018 peak of 2880 will be the high for the 2018 year and even hold for the next 3 years. Many bear markets in the past have ended with years ending with a 2, like 1932, 1942, 1842, 2002. My GSC degree wave 2 ended in 1842 but it took 8 years to decline. SC degree wave 2 only took 3 years to decline, so any Cycle degree decline will be about the same or even a bit shorter.

Bare minimum the SP500 has to retrace the 1800 price level, but that could be just a temporary resting spot in a long bearish decline. Many are using the trade wars as an excuse for the markets decline, but trade wars act to slow in a digital world. The Cyber warfare going on is attacking the US infrastructure on a regular basis as hacker groups and unfriendly governments attack the US.  There is far more power to destroy from the Internet as groups can go viral virtually overnight.   Chinese net users call for US boycott over trade clash – Nikkei Asian Review.

Trump may think he has the power to wage economic war with other countries like China and Russia, but all they have to do is devalue their currency and the trade war would be neutralized.  We can have crashes without any bear markets (1987), but we can also have initial crashes which are then followed by a long grinding bear market.

The 1842 GSC degree wave 2 decline and bottom, were just grinding declines acting more like a set of 5 waves  than a zigzag. I already have produced the template for such a decline as I explore a few of the options for a Cycle degree corrective pattern.

Bear markets have a nasty habit of retracing  back down to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, but if the degree is wrong, then how do we know where the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree even is? Most of the time bull markets will retrace deep into the previous 4th wave, and sometimes even push a bit lower. Something that may seem normal in the Elliott Wave world, would be considered insane by the majority, until it happens.

The SP500 previous 4th wave low has a gully around the 666 price level, but it may stop well short of that at around 700 or even 750!

Most of the world indices like the Nikkei, Shanghai, Nifty, and the DAX are all in the same fleet of boats, that are already sinking. Like Steven Jon Kaplan said, “The object is not to find a safe cabin on a sinking ship, but the priority should be to get the f$#k off the ship”!

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E-Mini SP500: Impending Rally Update?

Talk about a great downside breakout, but the angle of this present decline has been very steep.  Some counter rally is due, which could trigger all the “Buy” stops.   Usually the spikes get retraced, if a small 5th wave move has just completed. A fast move back up to the 2720 price level at the 4th wave peak, could also happen.  If this potential wave 2 rally happens, then we need wave 3-4-5 to play out.

That might get us to wave 1 in Minute degree. I will keep some of these updates rather short as when markets change directions, violence can ensue.

The US dollar would also see a rally, if stocks suddenly reversed on some “good”news. If any so called “good” news comes out and stocks hardly move, then any rally will be a fake and then die just as fast. Continuously getting lower highs, is just a bull market in reverse, at least for some of the 5 wave sequences.

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Mini SP500: Having A Bad Hair Day!

For a brief time investors were indifferent to any rate increase, but they were already bearish well before the announcement on Wednesday. We also have a great looking H&S top which can give us a very ominous sign, that can also work as a brick wall. At very tops in bull markets H&S are not bullish indicators like they were during most of the 2009-2018 bull market. In a bull market the right shoulder would constantly break higher!

For the first part the February bottom must get completely retraced to kill the idea that this rally is not part of the bull market. It is the Mini DJIA that has a different count, but it will also do what all the other indices will do, and that is to head south!  What that means is that the SP500 can bottom a bit later than what the DJIA might do. This all could smooth out as any trend gets more established.

The love affair for big tech stocks is starting to wane, being anti Facebook is going to be the thing to do as privacy issues are a concern. Investors are finding out how those “FANG” stocks can get clawed to death by the market bears.

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