Min Dow Index Intraday Update

The DOW is being pushed to the limits of what wave 2 rallies can do so only a clear push to new record highs will kill it. Otherwise, it is primed to fall and start to close 2 of the big caps open below present prices.

Besides being an unlucky Friday 13th, we also have a full moon today which can be a turning signal as well. With 2 open gaps that makes it about 4 bearish signals that I use, which most analysts ignore as they are to busy chasing fundamentals which change as fast as the wind.

Any drop in the DOW will bring out the bearish news and we never know from what country it will come from.

Record high prices don’t reflect that a recession is here already, even though we can see the world economies are slowing down.

It’s a “Sit and Wait” situation at this time, but next week should tell us more.

The Gold/Dow ratio is still very expensive as it was 18.3 today from the ratio of 21:1, we have a long way to go before the DOW becomes cheap again at 7.19 where it only takes 7.19 ounces of gold to buy one unit of the DOW.

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DJIA Daily Chart Death Cross Review

Since the December 26, 2018 crash low the DJIA exploded in an upward path that any sane wave counter would see five waves up and make a call that the Dow is heading to new record highs. Maybe?. The Death Cross at the 25,100 price level should give the stock bulls reason to pause as there is only a slim chance that a Golden Cross is still to come and even if a  Golden Cross did happen, it may only be a short-lived event.

Commercial hedgers are not all that deep with net short positions so counter rallies can happen.  I’m looking for a diagonal 5 waves down so another zigzag could play out, with the price traveling to a new record low.

Complete retracement will help to confirm that this stock rally was just another bear market rally.  This pushes any Primary degree “A” wave into the future and fear has a funny habit of creating mini-panics which can turbo charge any decline.

At 20:1 the Gold/DJIA ratio makes the DJIA still as expensive as ever so that alone keeps me from looking for bullish wave counts.

 

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DJIA Daily Chart Review

This DJIA is about the same as the SP500 in how far this bullish move has gone.  The DJIA still has a Death Cross below it even though the DJIA blasted right through both MA lines.  At 24,200 the 50-day MA might give the DJIA some support, but any correction could keep this Death Cross alive much longer.

The commercials don’t have a big bearish position, so this can give the DJIA a bit more wiggling room in the short term.

I’m not going to spent too much time on this update but the Gold/DJIA ratio is still near the extreme expensive side of 19.62, better than the 21:1 ratio I did have back in August 2018.  A cheap DJIA index would be 8:1 but that will not happen anytime soon.

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DJIA Bull Market Reality Check

In the last week, the DJIA and other markets have kept moving higher than what my wave count would allow. Our present rally that started after the December crash is looking too much like an impulse that is just now adding a spike to the upside.  We also have an H&S pattern forming, and if this bullish phase is going to continue to new record highs, then any right shoulder that will form will not last. Of course, the opposite would happen if this bullish phase is coming to an end.

I moved the Cycle degree wave 3 over, but that may be a temporary location only. Commercials are still short, but not all by that much so future bullish moves can still happen. When exploring a new wave count it can take months in that new position before the markets make or break it.

It may be hard to swallow that an expanded move can crash this deep, and I am pushing it to the limit. The mainstream analysts just love it as the markets recover from a bear market low and are now escaping this bear market. The market is also getting close to the 200-day MA, so we will see how much power the DJIA really has.

So far the USD, stocks, and gold have been in sync to some extent, so they can all crash together as well. It happened in 2008 and it can happen again. The Gold/DJIA ratio has pushed to 19.60:1 which is still an expensive extreme by any stretch of the imagination. Right after Presidents’ Day, the markets will be at a full moon, which can also produce devastating reversals. March has been famous for major reversals and in this case, it could send the markets south.

This market bullish move, if there is more to it, must at least produce a correction and retrace about 60% of this 2019 bullish move. If down the road a complete retracement develops, then we know our present market bullish moves was a bear market rally, from an Elliott Wave perspective.

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DJIA Intraday Update.

At this time it looks like the DJIA has peaked and the big question is are we heading into another correction or was this fantastic move just a bear market rally?  Rallies that travel at this speed always seem to run out of steam and then turn and head the opposite way. I show a Megaphone pattern which can happen in diagonal moves as well. The 4th wave rally traveling into the wave 2 positions is a dead give away that we are dealing with a diagonal run of 5 waves.

The Gold/DJIA ratio is down a bit from its extreme but yet still far too expensive. I would like to see our present Gold/DJIA ratio get chopped down to 14:1 before I get super bullish on the DJIA. Of course, many fund managers are frothing at the mouth as they, scream, “Buy the Dips”. DowJones_GoldPrice   Gives you an idea about others using the Gold/DJIA ratio over a bigger time period.

The stock market dip? Keep buying, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch

That might work for short term traders, but for a long term hold the DJIA is still going to get shredded.  If the Cycle degree peak is true, then at a bare minimum the DJIA would have to crash below 14,000. Others are as bearish as I am, and I’m sure many of the wave analysts are forecasting big bearish moves as well.

 

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DJIA 1978-2019 Bull Market Review

Looking back in time always gives us a different perspective if we take the time to actually do it.  I’ve done this thousand’s of times, and each time looking for a better fit.  The common question is, “How deep or low can the DJIA fall down to”?  Since the 2000 peak we’ve had more forecasts of the DJIA crashing well below 1000 many times and yet this has never happened. In 2009 the markets sure dipped to a new low and well below the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree.  The DJIA stopped dead in 2009, but nowhere near any previous 4th wave during the 1990’s stock mania.

The reason this has not happened is that all other wave counts are calculated as 5th wave extensions. I will stress the fact that it’s, “Impossiable”  for the EWP to create 5th wave extensions lasting 2 or even 3 generations.

The 2018  peak is a Cycle degree peak which eventually has to be fully corrected before another huge bull market in stocks will start. The public will call it a bear market and the big question may be, “How deep can the DOW fall”?  We have three important turning points, with the 2016 low being just one price area that we can see again. At a bare minimum, the DJIA should slip below the 14,000 price level. Longer term, any price low below 2011 lows, will get us closer to a bear market that is finishing.

This will not happen overnight as it will take as long as solar cycle #25 has not started.

The DJIA has made an impressive short term run that, at a minimum should give us another correction soon or the end of this bullish phase.

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DJIA Bull Market Update

There is a good chance that this DJIA bullish phase is coming to an end. Investors are all waiting for some miracle to happen to give them the green light to jump on board this rally. All it takes is some more “bad news” and this market can switch by selling. Beside that many stop-loss sell orders are piled up below present levels even when we can’t see them. There aren’t too many traders that can handle a 2500+ point decline in the DJIA.

In the long run in order for this rally to be confirmed as just another bear rally, the DJIA has to decline well below the 21,700 price level. With this government shutdown, economic data is rather scarce just like with all the COT reports.  About the only truths we have are the charts and those that don’t know any technical analysis are at a distinct disadvantage.

This market rally is just a Minor degree rally and many analysts are very bullish. Getting fooled by a Minor degree bullish phase will be worse once we start a potential Primary degree bear market rally.

“A” wave bottoms in Primary degree are “buy” signals and they should last a bit longer than just a few weeks. I think it’s impossible to have double expanded tops like what all wave analysts are trying to tell us. Most are looking for 5 waves down in Primary degree which has never happened in over 18 years, and it’s not going to happen this time. The reason they have never materialized is that we are nowhere near any SC or GSC degree wave counts.

The Gold/DJIA ratio is at 19:1 this morning which isn’t that far of from a record expensive ratio of 21:1.  We have a long way to go before this market becomes dirt cheap again as a Cycle degree bear market will take more than a little dip to resolve.

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DJIA Intraday Correction Update.

Last night the DJIA has started to back off from a wild bullish run which has convinced many to jump back into this so-called bull market. Wednesday is also a good turning day during a week!

Since December 2018 this move may not be finished yet if a bigger bullish move is still in progress, but if the zigzag rally is real then that December bottom of 2018 will not hold. (21,500). This move can be just a small bear market rally, and the best way to confirm that is if we see the DJIA completely retrace this bullish move.  This 2019 bullish move was a very fast move which is normal in a bear market rally but seldom can maintain the move in the long run.

This morning the  Gold/DJIA ratio was 18.40:1 which is an improvement but still not cheap enough by a long shot. I figure that at about 14:1 this market may be cheap enough to sustain another bullish phase, but at this time we are not even close. I have a Gold/DJIA ratio that made the DJIA “Cheap” when compared to gold, which was about 7.19:1.  One day in the future this 7.19:1 ratio could get beat again and if and when it does, I will turn extremely bullish.

With the shutdown no government COT reports have been issued so we only have Dec 20, 2018, as the last time the COT report has been published. At least the Gold/Ratios never shut down as they are always in effect.

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DJIA Rally Update

Since December 26, 2018, the DJIA index started on a rally and has gone on a bit longer than what I expected.  We now have 2 lower lows which are the sign of a bear market in progress. A market plunge next week, followed by another bullish run, could already be wave 3-4 in Minor degree. Of course, we can blame it all on the Apple stock price crash.

Reporters and analysts will always find you a reason why the markets are crashing and if there are 100 analysts, you will find 100 different reasons as well. It’s worse if you are following other wave analysts with the DJIA. You can do an “Image” search, ” Elliott Wave DJIA”,  and you will find a different wave count each time.  Worse yet they will fill the chart with “W, X, Y” waves or leave 5th waves uncapped. Leaving any 5th wave uncapped anywhere clearly shows that the analysts have no clue what is supposed to cap any 5th wave.

At this time I’m going to explore the possibility that we could already be in Minor degree wave 4, which could extend any 5th wave we might still get.  We are still under a “Death Cross”  so my big bearish mood is still being played out. A little Minute degree move can fool the herd into jumping back into the markets as FOMO can produce powerful moves that might make little sense when they happen. Just because something looks “Cheap”  doesn’t mean a bull market is just around the corner.

The January Wave 3 peak in Cycle degree has arrived about 50 years later than what the majority of wave analysts are telling us, so when you change a small part of a cycle degree move, you are basically creating a “Time” jump or traveling in time on paper.  This is just a mild example of  EWP time travel as it gets worse the higher degree we think we are in.

The entire wave counting world is telling us that 5th waves can extend for generations, which is false and has never been confirmed. 5th waves are the weakest waves.

The 2009-2018 5th wave bull market was all produced by flooding the markets by dropping money from a helicopter.

I keep about 28 or so Gold ratios which are impossible for me to track in detail, but I have a good idea when something is cheap to the cash price of gold.  My old record of the Gold/DJIA expensive ratio was about 17.24:1. This record was broken in August 2018 with a new extreme reading of 21:1!

The cheap Gold/DJIA ratio is about 7.19:1 which means it only takes 7.19 Troy ounces to buy one unit of the DOW.  Today this ratio sits at 18.25:1 which is better, but still a far cry from being “Cheap”. The fluctuation of the gold price is irrelevant as the gold ratios are always present and are always being adjusted.

 

 

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DJIA Index Update.

 

Sometimes the futures charts don’t offer any special insight. I like this index and it only moves during the day. It can take days to finish a small move and this DJIA ended on a down spike and now has roared back to life!

It may last this week but any correction in this market is far from over. The DJIA is not going to soar to the moon as it will take much more to correct the imbalances in the world. That imbalance is “Debt” and world governments are all leverage to a point they will never pay the debt off. It will be easier to default on any debt than pay it down.

The DJIA may have seen another wave 1 bottom but in Minute degree. The bearish trend is still alive and at 23,300 all support will fail. Of course, President Trump will be blamed and they are even talking impeachment proceedings.

If the markets are very expensive when we use the Gold/DJIA ratio, then I can’t be bullish for any fundamental reason.  My most expensive reading was 17.24:1, which was broken by a new record of 21:1 in early August of 2018. This morning this ratio was 19.85:1 which is better but its a far cry from being cheap. The commercials are still net long but not at any extreme, so I would also like to see those numbers reverse.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Rally Update

 

In the last 3-4 days, the DJIA has been in a rally which I still consider as being a bear market rally. There still may be some upside to go but this stock rally should run out of steam this week. Chances are also good that the general decline may have to get adjusted as a diagonal wave structure, but it’s not critical at this time.  Either way, I’m looking for 5 waves down in Minor degree which should finish at a Primary degree, “A” wave bottom.  From an Elliott Wave perspective, large degree “A” wave bottoms are, “Buy” signals.

The Gold/DJIA ratio was about 20:1 which my database shows as still being extremely expensive to gold. It requires 20 gold ounces to buy one unit of the DJIA which is a far cry away from the 7:1 ratio it was when the DJIA was cheap. That day will come again, but we may have a long way to go before the Gold/DJIA ratio becomes cheap. There are still too many stock bulls around when they scream, “Buy On The Dips”!  We will get our dip, but there will be many more dips if this is a Cycle degree bear market.

Investors run from low prices in stocks, as they did at every major bottom since the 2000 peak. In the real world, shoppers rush to lower prices but they love to do the opposite in the markets. That would be the same as only buying high priced gasoline at your local pumps.  When the markets start to point down again, then they are also selling when they are in a mini-panic situation. VTX is splitting up so the internal composition of the DJIA 30 will change. If it makes a major change to my wave counts remains to be seen, but most of the time I have noticed no change.

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DJIA Intraday Downside Resumes!

This is a quick update and it may be the last one before I switch to the March 2019 contract. They run 3 months at a time but the volume is still a bit light in the March 2019 contract. Since Sunday night the DJIA has started to resume its decline after the Minute degree wave 2 completed.  In this case, it is impossible to give any price support forecast, as you have to ask “Support for what”?  The support that will make the DJIA soar to new extremes, or just temporary support that might last a few weeks or so?

If my 5 wave sequence is real then wave [i] support will never hold. Any bear market rally like this always retraces its entire bullish move, and I expect nothing less.

I checked the Gold/DJIA ratio this morning and it was one of the most expensive readings yet! It takes over 20 ounces of gold to buy one unit of the DJIA, from a max reading of 17:1. Cheap would be closer to 7:1, but that will not happen any time soon.

Longer term I think the markets will crash at an “A” wave in Primary degree but that won’t happen until Minor degree waves 3-4-5 has fully played out.  I would need another 3-4-5 wave as Minute degree also needs to play out.

There still hasn’t been an extension to speak of, but I’m sure it will show up one day. This type of 1-2, 1-2 wave count can be the setup for an extended run, but the last 5th wave could extend as well.

The 2018 January peak is the real peak and the third bull market peak since 2000. Each bear market since 2000 has been worse as each bear market bottom was also one degree higher.

This bear market is going to be much bigger than the 2007-2009 bear market was even though the markets may never break below 2009 lows.  This Cycle degree bear market will be a bit longer than what 2008 was. The 1929 bear market only took 3 years, but this decline could take a total of 4 years. 2018-2022.

I can see it already when the talking heads are calling for DOW 5500, you can come back and I will have a DOW 34,000 forecast.

 

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DJIA 1977-2018 Review

Chances are very good that you could search the entire Internet for a wave count that dosen’t have a bunch of indicators on it. Wave analysts use smoke and mirror to baffle us with bullshit.  The problem with modern high degree wave counting is that they miss too many bull markets.  The main reason that the majority of wave counting experts are in SC or GSC degree is because they do not look for wave extensions. If we go back to 1977 I show three sets of wave 2 bottoms each one, being one degree lower in sequence. This produced a massive extension until the 2000 peak.

I was still a GSC degree wave counter in 2000 which forced me to flip numbers and letters around like I flip hamburgers on a grill. Every time we lay down a number or letter we are also moving forwards or backwards in time.  Imagine how much time difference there is between an Intermediate degree wave 3 in 2000 and a GSC degree wave 3 for the same peak. With a difference of 4 degree levels we could be early by 100 years or more.

They are calling the 2009 bear market the,”Great Recession”, This is milder sounding than the “Great Depression”. Depressions happen in large degree wave 2 crashes, but most of them happened in times where there were no safety nets. Today the government can just auto deposit funds to the poor and negate or buffer any depression. When we look at the DOW at the 1932 low, you would never know that a depression existed at all. Markets crashed into the 1932 bottom after which the stock market produced a 5 year bull market.  At that time it was the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of March, 13, 1930 that killed the markets. Does this sound familiar with the trade wars going on in 2018? We might get the “Great Recession 2.0” but we should not get a depression, at the next Cycle degree wave 4 bottom. By the time they do call it a “Depression” it will be over, and Cycle degree wave 5 will be underway. This is when 5 waves up in Primary degree will be very important to understand, and what that 5 wave sequence will terminate at.

We are still years away from any major corrective bottom as solar cycle #24 has to end first. Many of market crashes have happened just a year or so before the next solar cycle started, so this could take us until 2021 to realize.

Every bull market comes to an end so if they think markets can stay  in a permanent high they we are making a big mistake. Investors just love to buy high, as they sure hate stocks when they are at major lows. This will never change as human emotions take over and all logic reasoning is thrown out the window.

The Gold/Dow ratio is at 19.5:1 with 17:1 already being expensive.  In May 2018 this ratio was 18.63:1 so the DOW got a bit more expensive since then.

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DJIA Bullish Phase Update And The Gold/DJIA Ratio!

Once I realized that this decline is not running as smooth as a 5 wave impulse decline should, I looked for an alternate. Yes, I labeled it a truncated 5th wave, but the other 4 indicies I cover do not contain any obvious truncation.

The majority are still in an extremely bullish mood to a point that they are foaming at the mouth. Running with the bulls will only last so long, but sooner or later the bigger bearish trend will take over again. Over and over we hear the experts constantly issuing bullish statements, which basically tell us that this bull market has a long way to go.

Hate to break it to you folks, but the experts have said the same thing at every major top since 2000. Those experts that are preaching the stock bull market are easy to spot as they get front page billing most of the time, or they may be looking for “value”.  In Canada, we had our employment meltdown, and are heading for a recession, so are US stocks going to soar while our TSE keeps imploding? Some wave analysts only cover one or two indicies, but I cover at least 5 of them, so I will be right or wrong on 5 indices.

I recently saw a DJIA wave count from EWI and they are also extremely bearish on the stock market. They are good at picking tops, but that only serves a very small percentage of traders. The biggest thing is to catch a big bearish bottom early enough, to take action to deploy more funds. The last thing we would want is to end up with a small token position,  because we had no confidence that a major bottom was approaching in 2009. The bear market was already over in November of 2008, well before the real bottom in early March 2009.

Overall the DJIA gained about 410% in about 9 years and they think it’s just getting started. The Gold/DJIA ratio sure does not confirm any part of this bullish rhetoric as it peaked at about a 21:1 ratio. It took 21 ounces to buy a single unit of the DJIA, the highest amount I have ever calculated. In order for this super bull to charge much higher this ratio “must” also keep spreading wider. 21:1 is a far cry from the 7:1 ratio in early 2009.  I believe this DJIA will return to a single digit ratio again. Yesterday’s ratio was 18.48:1 which is compressing  from 21:1 not expanding.

Since Apple is in the DJIA it will not be safe to buy the DJIA until Al Gore buys a bunch of Apple stock again. 😀 Just kidding folks, but you get the picture.  Insiders have sold out a long time ago, so until we hear of massive insider buying again, this bearish phase is still ongoing.

In most part, the commercial traders are net short most of the indices, so until those numbers obviously change the big bull market is not going to materialize.

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