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Quick Intraday DJIA Update

This is the September contract and in it we see far more violent moves than what the standard DJIA index will give us. By the looks of what I see is that the DJIA is still heading south, but it will also get closer to some key previous support price levels.  If there is more to this decline than meets the eye, then any support price has no hope of holding. The majority love to analyze everything using “Price”. Pattern pulls far more weight than any price forecast will do as the markets are controlled by the wave structure not by the price structure.

One example of this is, did the “price” of the bear market low in 2009 gave you a clear signal that a huge bull market was coming? Not a fricken chance folks. Even all the expert wave counters that always deal in the price of an asset class, didn’t see the big bull market coming.  So, are all the wave analysts going to see this next bear market coming? Sure a few will, but many still have super bullish wave counts. They will constantly flip numbers and letters around, add a bunch of question marks to the charts, and then they can always claim to be right. The Nasdaq has squeezed out another new record high while the DJIA is heading south. Talk about marching to a different drummer or what! It will clear up, but that still may take some time.

Buying on any “Dip” is going to be financial suicide if we don’t understand the size of the “Big Dip” that is coming.  Any market can correct back down to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, and can even go lower like the DJIA did in 2009.  The only so called safe trade would be if we catch wave “A” in Primary degree. By that time the DJIA bears will be in a trap and any rally will force them to change directions. There is nothing as powerful as when the entire herd has to change directions, as they scramble to get out of their short positions.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Chart Review

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These market gyrations have been going on long enough keeping any realistic wave counts in the dark. Short term anything can still happen as I’m not going to rule out anything until all the price support we see above, has been completely retraced.  When that happens then we know that the rallies in the last 3-4 months have been nothing but a bear market rally. I’m not too concerned about the bigger bear market,  as we still have plenty of time left for a Cycle degree 4th wave correction to play out.  In a bear market we get rallies alright, but they are at a smaller scale. They still fool the majority as every rally they think is the start of the next bull market.

I will be using some “cosmetic” wave counting in the short term which only involves going back to the January peak. I started another 5 wave decline which still has a long way to go.  This looks like it could be in a 4th/5th wave pattern, which should also produce new record lows.

I doubt it will complete buy the end of this month, as it’s a race. Wil the DJIA push to a new record high before it pushes to a new record low?  I think the DJIA has a lot less distance to travel  before all support prices have been retraced.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Bull Run Takes A Break!

Running with the bulls can wear you out, so the bulls are taking a bit of down time as they run in the opposite direction. The question is how far south will the run? The May run sure looks like an impulse to run as 5 waves have completed.   Short term we are still faced with violent moves in both directions, blowing us a lot of smoke to keep any real trend hidden. Eventually the smoke will clear as violent moves (volatility) is very normal when a major change in trend is in progress.  We have a wedge forming as well, so the bottom base of  23,400 has been hit 4-5 times.

We know that “sell” stops are all piling up below this price level, so when that fails the bulls might just capitulate in the short term.  The DJIA is starting to look more like the SP500, but short term any run like this can just correct and resume its charge back up.  I think the short term 24.300 price level will tell us more as that is where I would expect another turning to occur. This may take all week to clear up. Today is the new moon day and many times this can produce strong reversals.  I just don’t see crude oil heading north as the DJIA heads south. In 2008 everything crashed together, oil, gold & silver, gold stocks and all the other indices around the world.  11 years later we are faced with the same setup, but also with many asset classes being at different stages in  any crash.

Gold and oil also made some major moves this morning so I will cover that today as well. I will keep most of my intraday chart analysis between Tuesdays and Fridays as I have to keep my attention on the big trends first.  Any wave analyst can produce you all sorts of numbers and letters giving you short term trade setups.  Short term trade setups mean nothing, if we miss the biggest bear or any of the big bull markets.  The reason short term day traders are everywhere, is because they have no clue what the big trend is that we may be in.

Like Jim Rogers says, ” A big bear market is coming” and it could take a lot of other asset classes with it.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Chart Update.

My Intraday market reports are going to slow down a bit. There is no sense for me to post intraday charts on the weekends including Mondays. During that 3 day time span I will keep my updates to Daily, Weekly and Monthly chart analysis only.  It is impossible to constantly post intraday charts when there has not been sufficient time for the wave pattern to play out. My concern is always the bigger picture which is Primary, Intermediate and Minor degree levels.

I will no longer use more than three colors to separate degree levels as 3 will do for anything we are going to use in a Cycle degree world.

In over 3 months the DJIA still has a downward bias that is very hard to ignore. The bulls are ignoring it as they are looking to buy on the “Dips”. Any analyst that calls for support is bullish in a bearish world which at this time still is the majority. “Value” hunters are having problems in finding opportunities which stands to reason when the markets have been at world record highs for 9 years!

As I post there was still upside left, that still could slice through my top trend line. All the bearish market moves so far, do not indicate that there has been a strong enough bottom to justify another huge leg up in some mythical moon shot still to come. Think of Cycle degree as the Mount Everest peak, SC degree as the moon, and last but not to be forgotten GSC degree, would be Mars!  🙄

At this rate it could take a long time before we know what pattern we are going to get first in a Primary degree bear market. For a flat the opening could just be a zigzag in Intermediate degree which would land on the “A” wave in the Primary degree than I’m after. I will try different wave counts without notice, as using a different wave count we are posting it for elimination!  In a few years time these intraday chart moves will blend back into the woodwork and you will never see them again.  All charts I post are filed on my home hard drive, and is also automatically backed up with a Time Machine setup, so I can go back and take second looks on most intraday charts.

So far it looks like a diagonal decline, but they can smooth out like gold stocks eventually did, so for the short term we could miss a few surprise counter rallies. Most of the time it’s just stops that are getting hit. Every trader has been brainwashed into using stops, so the sell orders are piling up below present prices.  I have three different patterns to work with so until they smooth out a bit some “Cosmetic Wave Counting” will be necessary. Eventually “all” cosmetic wave positions will be doomed.  Cosmetic wave counting is all about those experts that never have gone back in history, to double check the structural integrity of the wave counts.

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DJIA Intraday Plunge Update!

All calls for one more blast to the upside are starting to evaporate faster than ice dumped on hot pavement as we are approaching a downside breakout situation. For now in looking at a potential Minute degree diagonal pattern which can smooth out as more and more people become bearish on stocks. Retracing the entire April rally will happen if my bigger bearish scenario is in effect.  Pretty words and fundamental jargon will not stop a bear market once the peak has completed. This is my third big bear market I’m working, but still each bear market will be different than the other two bear markets. I will keep my updates a bit shorter than normal for a few days, but I dedicated my time and effort to map all 5 waves in Cycle degree, and at best we are only at a Cycle degree wave 3 peak. My preliminary Cycle degree wave three peak count, is about 16 this week. Some are still a bit fuzzy but they will clear up in time. If I’m still short a Cycle degree peak, then I will count out a fringe asset class like cotton!  Working on 16 Cycle degree wave three peaks are more than what you will find anywhere on the Internet, bar none.

Ask yourself, “How many other expert wave analysts have even found one wave 3 in Cycle degree”? Not a single wave 3 peak in SC or GSC degree has ever been confirmed since the 2000 peaks.  If you think you see a good SC or GSC peak anywhere on the internet today, then I will find a sequential problem pretty quickly. Any SC degree bear market needs a very specific wave count to get confirmed as there are always three sets of simple corrections we have to deal with.

Our 5 wave bull market must be sorted out to what degree it is in,  as this is critical to determine where we are in the bigger picture. There can be no room for alternate discussions as being out by just “one” higher degree or one lower degree will fail.

Short term, things can always go sideways or swing wildly in both directions as that is the sign that a trend change is taking place.

At this time I have several different bearish wave counts between my 5 core indices, but they could also clear up or smooth out some in the coming years.

This May I’ll be starting my third year with this blog and last month saw the highest pageviews I have ever had! Over 71,000 pages were viewed in one month, which puts this blog on track for a million pages viewed by the end of 2018. Needless to say I’m impressed by those numbers and every single visitor deserves an extra big, “Thank You” from me.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Crash Review

The DJIA has finally succumbed to bearish pressure, but we could still see a violent counter rally at any time. The DJIA must trash all support price levels that you see on the chart above, if the decline is more serious than what the investing bulls thinks it is. This DJIA chart I am cheating a bit in that I’m also working it as a potential diagonal decline. This may smooth out once any decline starts to get recognized, but this is still too early to tell.

In the afternoon the DJIA dropped close to 700 points which is a pretty good vertical drop. Sure, we can draw a wedge from the bottom up and if this is as bearish as I think it will be that bottom invisible wedge line will not hold.  We do have 3 lower high peaks in this developing trend, and that indicates a bearish phase in progress.  I don’t want to abuse wedges and trend lines as they can be extremely biased most of the time. The DJIA saw its peak way back in January of 2o18 which may be the top for 2018 as well. Sooner or later investors will lose patience and when a group sees the same thing at the same time we get mini panic sell offs, like today.

At the top I have 3 sets of 5 waves that have terminated which “must” be stacked from the smallest to the largest, which in this case is Cycle degree wave 3.

My strict rule is that no 5th wave peak should be left uncapped, “EVER” because an uncapped 5th wave clearly tells me an analyst is just guessing or bluffing.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Rally Update

The DJIA is on a different wave count due to the secondary peak being much lower than a potential wave 2 in Minor degree.  To call this secondary peak a running pattern is also pushing it, at least for the short term. Running, flats, triangles and running zigzags do happen, and they happen more frequently than most would expect. I don’t believe in calling something a “Truncation” (shortened pattern), when so many running patterns do occur. I’m working a Minute degree 5 waves down with a potential 4th wave peak still to play out. Any 5th wave decline could fall and stretch very deep and shock investors as the reality of a bear market starts to sink in.

Many investors have never experienced a major bear market so a deep 60-70% correction is unthinkable. First, they called for a 10% correction, then they were calling for a 40% correction with the latest call I read about was a 60% correction. (Fibonacci .618). Ok, when this happens then what? Is a 60% correction deep enough for a Cycle degree correction to complete?  At this time I doubt it very much. History has given us many bear markets, with the GSC degree wave 2 decline only lasting about 8 years. The SC degree crash from 1929-1932 only took 3 years to play out.  Cycle degree wave 2 took 5 years, and Primary degree wave 2 took another 5 years ending in 1974-75. I don’t see a Cycle degree correction (bear market) take longer than 3 years.

There are no fixed time lengths for any degree as we also have seen a 20 year Primary degree bear market in gold as well.  I love the Fibonacci sequence for turning times with 2021 being a full 89 years for the next potential bottom.  Even 1929 to 2018 is already 89 years long. The reason I focus on 2021 is because of a silent force when one solar cycle ends and another solar cycle starts. Solar cycle starts  will terminate all your bearish thoughts as another 8 year bull market should develop once solar cycle #25 kicks in.

The DJIA peak of 26,600 may be the high of 2018, and when investors realized their gains are pathetic or in the red and losing money, they will hit the sell button before they click the “Buy” button.

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DJIA Bullish Rally Update.

During the end of last month we can see that the DJIA pattern started to bunch up. That broke any rhythm the DOW had as this correction sure looks like a triangle. Yes, I do have some overlapping waves, but they can disappear and even smooth out some, once the bearish phase kicks in again. With this DJIA we have a secondary peak, which I will keep working as a wave 1-2 In Minute degree. It may look short but we know that 5th waves can extend dramatically and in a very short time period as well.

If you see another wave count, anywhere that has wave 5 in Cycle degree at the 2018 top, then this cannot happen, you need one higher degree stuck on the end of a 5th wave. A Cycle degree wave 5 peak, instantly puts the wave counter into the SC degree world and all the labeling must change as well. SC degree wave 3 for a peak will not fit as well because all the experts counted that back in the 1929-1932 bear market. Two SC degree peaks within 89 years is far too short of a time period to be real, but it sure fits better into my Cycle degree set of 5 waves, with wave 4 and 5 still far from being completed.

Give it three years before the end is near and then solar cycle #25 will shred any bearish algorithms that are still stomping around in the markets, at that time. Even algorithms will not stand up to the power of the sun!

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Mini DJIA Intraday Update: Bears Still In Control?

In the future, I will try and restrict my trend lines to only use  two or three lines, but they must be parallel in nature. The other set up lines I use you can call a  “Wedge” or Scalene or Megaphone.   Trend lines can be very subjective because I can paint you a different picture if I changed the angle of the bottom trend line.  At times trend lines are helpful so we can see the lower highs that are being formed. Right now the DJIA is stuck in the middle of the two trend lines and I would eventually love to see the bottom trend line get sliced in two.

I find it hard to call the March peak a running flat or even a running zigzag, so for now I will see how long this wave count will last. At this intraday scale, it’s not hard for the markets to soar well outside the trend lines, and when they do it usually calls for another degree change as well.

If you haven’t noticed yet, bearish news has attacked many of the big tech names which is a classic sign that we are in a bear market and it is also telling us that this bearish phase is going to take a lot longer to play out before a complete bullish reversal is being setup.  No, 10%, 20%, 30% or even a 40% correction, will clean up the mis-allocation of funds present in the markets. (Leveraged to the Upside) Different charts will give us different DJIA peak numbers with 26,700 being one of them.

Many are hoping for a return of the bull, but what if that January peak is the very last high of 2018? I don’t think investors are ready for a 2-3 year decline and sinking markets, watching their capital base erode as it evaporates into thin air. Sounds like Bitcoin to me! Anybody that has been fully invested at this extreme top will see their accounts get shredded and the majority of their paper gains will disappear.

The majority of wave analysts believe we are living in the age of SC and GSC degree and they will show you all sorts of SC or GSC degree bearish wave counting gymnastics. If the majority of wave analysts have finished this bull market with a wave 5 in Cycle degree, then they are in the GSC degree world already. Forecasting in a GSC degree world means nothing if GSC or even SC degree has “never” been confirmed.

I have already created a different bearish template decline which looks more like a 5 wave decline than the flat or a zigzag that I have been using. It hasn’t been posted yet, but I will post the template and Idealzed wave count at a later date.

The GSC degree wave 1-2 crash from 1834 to 1842 only took 8 years with a zigzag decline, the 1929-1932 SC degree zigzag wave 2  crash only took 3 years. The next wave 2 crash from 1937-1942 took five years.  They were all zigzags but they also differ in shape and degree. A zigzag in a wave 2 position usually spawns a flat or triangle in the wave 4 position as alternation between the two sets of waves is the rule not the exception. It still doesn’t completely rule out another zigzag, but the zigzag must be more complex than the 1942 zigzag wave was.

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Mini DJIA Intarday Update: How’s Buying On The Dips Working For You?

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

Investors have been brainwashed to buy on the dips, and last month’s surge of funds clearly demonstrated this. All those that believe in buying the dips are convinced that this bull market is far away from ending. I’ve seen it all before as this will be my third bear market I will be tracking since the 2000 peaks.

These investors that are jumping in at the top of the biggest bubble in market history, will find out the hard way not to believe in the crap that analysts spew out on a 24/7 basis. When the media paints us a rosy picture for an extended period of time, then everybody in the world is already invested, and no one is left to get in, except for the stragglers. This bear market is going to be bigger and last longer than anyone suspects. At a bare minimum the DJIA 15,000 price level must get breached. That may only be stage one as even 15,000 is not deep enough for a Cycle degree wave 4, bear market.  The support we are going to get will only last for a short time. When we see choppy rallies, we know they are just bearish rallies and the trend will resume on its crash course heading south.  I have created a new template for this Cycle degree decline, but they have not been posted. In a big bearish phase, we will constantly see lower highs and lower lows which is the opposite of what happens in the bull market phase.

I’m counting from the secondary peak as it could fit into a running pattern, but will adjust later when need be. When the masses are pushing the stocks up, then I use one of my templates and have the bearish side all drawn. What I call “templates”  have no Elliott Wave numbers or letters on them, as it can be used for any wave degree that we need. Once I print out the template I count out all the waves with pen and paper to make sure the sequence looks good. Then I scan this 8×10 into my computer.

The bear market (big bull market correction) from 1937 to 1942 best works as a zigzag with a short “C” wave. This also created one wicked looking wedge.  All this  keeps my flat at the top of my list of corrective waves to come, and the only question is, how big any counter rally will be?

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Intraday Mini DJIA Update

For now I’m calling this a “truncated” “C” wave, which in reality can be part of a running zigzag. If it’s not, I know I will have to adjust my wave counts to include or exclude this secondary top. The Nasdaq has already pushed lower so I see no reason why the DJIA will not do the same.  I’m going to keep my updates shorter, but still want to cover the US dollar, Gold and oil.  The Gold ratios seem like many of them have been hitting a brick wall.  At 19:1 the Gold/DJIA ratio is about as expensive as we can get

This means it takes 19 gold ounces to buy one unit of the DOW from a record of 21:1 which is the highest that I have calculated. This ratio should compress in the years ahead until it no longer takes so many gold ounces to buy one unit of the DJIA.

For those traders that are looking for that mysterious “Support price”,  have to ask, “support for what?”  Support big enough to push the DJIA to 34,000, or just temporary support in an ongoing bear market?  By this time sell stops are piling up below present prices so any new downside will start to trigger them as well.

Yesterdays dark pattern in the chart looks like it was computer generated as the DJIA wasn’t the only futures contract where this happened. Among the 5 indices I cover, two of them are very different, so this will provide some unique wave counting challenges down the road. This has all happened before and only time can tell us if the bearish phase is going to carry on.  The start of solar cycle #25 will destroy all bearish wave counts, opinions and forecasts so I consider following the sun cycles extremely important. The sun cycles are responsible for the business cycle, as it sure was not the government that saved the markets in 2009, it was the start of solar cycle #24 that killed all the bears.

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Mini DJIA: Are The Bulls Returning?

I mentioned that the DJIA had  a move that would put it into Minute degree already. Another finished zigzag pointing down, can send the markets the opposite way, which looks like it already has started.  The DJIA counter rally has already gone far enough, so if this impulse goes ballistic chances are good, it’s in a “C” wave bull market. This would just lengthen the time this wave 2 can play out, but it’s that odd secondary peak that was out of place.

We are building a base for support, but this is only a temporary roadblock. It may take the rest of this month before this rally hangs in there and keeps soaring. March seems to be a popular month for reversals, but we’re also running short of time. If an inverted zigzag still needs to finish, it will still get retraced by 100% or more.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Review: Still Lagging Behind

The DJIA is one index that is still running well behind the Nasdaq and others. The Nasdaq is the only index that has traveled to new record highs, but others are catching up, or getting close. I also switched to a line type chart, but this also changes any wave counts, I may be working at the time. If the DJIA is still going to play catch up, then it still needs more time to accomplish this task.

One burst of energy could push the DJIA to my top trend line, which would definitely force another wave count review.  I have some very questionable short term moves, that I don’t like, but those are the things that eventually need to be resolved.

The three trend line angles, is based on the bottom line, and the middle line helps to outline one degree lower wave patterns. We have the new moon coming on Saturday, and many times moves correspond with expiration dates closest to the 10th and 21st of each month.

Until this market displays a sustained decline like Bitcoin has been doing, then the end of the bull market is questionable in the short term.

President Trump is doing everything in his power to keep this bull market going, but sometimes bull markets end out of pure exhaustion, with nobody left to get in. Remember the idiots that love to buy high have to find other suckers to sell to,  and one day those greater fools will not show up. It must be a new bunch that has no clue what “Technical Analysis” or “TA” even is. The concept of contrarian thinking is completely absent in todays world, but from an EWP perspective, we must never forget any contrarian thinking.

When we do forget, we don’t see it “coming”so we miss all the market crashes and impending bull markets. Investors that think that bear market’s like 2001 and 2008, should never happen, are living in a delusional dream world, or they just arrived from a different planet. Of course, if a new group of aliens is buying into this market, then they also did not listen to or record earth’s market history.

The Gold/DJIA ratio spread increased a bit to 19.44:1 which makes it more expensive when compared to gold. About 21:1 is my top ratio record, which will be hard to beat.

No market stays permanently high, as they do wear out the participants if players are no longer make any gains. It’s been about 6-7 weeks already where the crowd that got in, in January, have made no gains or just stayed even.

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Nasdaq New World Record Highs!

As I’m posting the Nasdaq has hit 7111 already and there still seems to be some momentum behind this move. All other indices I cover need to play catch up, but we know that the Nasdaq can march to a different drummer. In the end we may end up with a completely different wave count, for now.

The February decline sure can fit as a single 5 wave decline which could be part of an expanded top. From the February bottom I believe we have another diagonal wave structure, which created the new record high this morning. Everything seems to be rosy for the majority of investors again as chances are good this, “Tariff War” was just a lot of hype, or any real tariffs on steel and aluminum don’t matter much.

Since the late 2015 bottom we had a massive 5th wave extension which borders on being a diagonal wave structure.  In our EWP book they call it an “Ending Diagonal” but they do not count out the zigzags that make up any diagonal move.  The 4th wave in Intermediate degree is one warning, and a diagonal 5th wave is another, so this ethusium will get replaced by pessimism again.

One thing good about this new top, is that it hasn’t created a double or even triple top. When we do get them, then it is much harder because we have to work out where the decline starts from. In a Cycle degree zigzag, we can’t have the markets soar to new highs, as that breaks every rule in the book, but flat corrections sure can produce “B” wave highs, before they plunge.

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DJIA Intraday Gyrations Update

The indices I cover make 3 month jumps, so when the March contracts finish,  I have to jump to June 2018 contracts. This chart is the first I will post in the new June contracts. (YMM18). Trading is a bit thin with this June month, but it should pick up in another two weeks.

I’m keeping my wave counts that would work for a Cycle degree zigzag correction. If this is not true, then eventually this wave count will get trashed, but it would also eliminate 2 out of three possible Cycle degree corrections. Any 1-2-3 declining wave count can be identical to any A-B-C zigzag, so until we get to the “C”or “3” wave count I can use my “B”wave top. The February 9th down spike you see is an erroneous spike, because it disappears with line type settings.

What gets me is that the DJIA secondary bottom of February looks truncated, which I have a problem with. It looks worse when I switch into line type settings.  These erroneous spikes, seemed to be computer generated due to the fact they happen so fast.

The rally is still going as I post and I would like to see that open gap closed before these markets resume any downside. All of my March contracts all registered Gaps, so it’s not an isolated event. (The Gary Cohon Dip) It would be fantastic if the gap ended up being closed, but still short of breaking out to another higher high. Trade war fears are not going to go away as they are part of the changing  fundamentals. Trump has made it pretty clear as he was always talking about tariffs and duties, so we should not be surprised at what is happening now.

The EU has threatened retalator attacks on US exports that are targeted at president Trumps heartland voter support. That is a very direct attack on Trump supporters as their jobs woud be on the line.  Fundamentals keep the masses entertained, but in the end if a big Cycle degree bear market is coming, it matters little what fundamental reasoning they use. Fundamentals will change like the wind and it will drive you nuts trying to make decisions based on fundamentals. In January 2018 the herd was extremely bullish as they bought into this “New Era” hype, and now two months later we hear lots of bearish news. When forecasting a price crash, before it happens, we would also be forecasting that fundamentals will change.

The idea that we always have to remind readers that markets never go down in a straight line is ridiculous, as that would only apply to investors that have never seen a financial chart before.

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Mini DJIA Bearish Outlook Update

The DJIA has finally peaked last month and now has started an early March decline. March seems to be a popular time for reversals, as the biggest bull market since the depression, started in early March 2009. For now I’m going to stick with the possibility, that we could produce a diagonal set of 5 waves down in Intermediate degree.  This means the possibility of a Cycle degree zigzag correction.

I will run this wave count for as long as I can, and if I’m wrong and the markets make some wild moves that refuse to fit well, then this helps to eliminate the zigzag. Elliott Wave is all about eliminating other probabilities and then if we’re lucky we may end up with a better fitting wave count. In corrections there are “always” 3 simple patterns to chose from, which must be specific to the degree  that we think we are at.  Any  potential Cycle degree correction, has a very specific wave count for three types of “simple” corrections. In a Cycle degree correction, there can be “NO” alphabet wave labels bigger than Primary degree. Trying to count out 5 waves down in Primary degree instantly tells me that the wave analyst thinks they are in a Supercycle degree or higher, wave count already.

As I post the markets were charging back up again, so if this rally starts to break many previous highs, then I may have to throw out this wave count sooner than later.   When this market refuses to constantly push higher, then this historic stock party is over.

The trick is finding that last wave that belongs to the bull market, so we can start the new bearish count.  Oh, this obviously already happened back in January, but how many times did we think it was over, yet it turned and soared once more.

Once investor fatigue sets in,  then it could open the markets for a big “bear” attack.

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DJIA Intraday Bullish Phase Update.

These futures charts do not produce the same wave structures as most of the ETF’s do, as there are far more intraday spikes created in futures than any other asset class. Many of these spikes happen so fast that I know or suspect many of them are computer generated spikes. In line type many spikes disappear, and when they do, I count the bar charts bypassing the spikes.

We had a truncated 5th wave just before the DJIA charged back up again, even leaving the previous 4th wave peak in the dust. I cover 5 indices and only the DJIA and the SP500 have made shortened 5th waves.

The rally since the 9th fits into a zigzag so if this market were to charge much higher, I would need 2 more full zigzag patterns for wave 3 and then wave 5. Waves 2 and 4 can just about be anything.

We’ll see if this rally lasts to the end of the day, but my take on this at this time, is that a new record high will not happen. Besides the wave count being false, the Gold/DJIA ratio had been bouncing off the 21:1 range many times. In order for this super bull to actually continue this 21:1 ratio would have to keep on expanding. It will take more and more gold ounces to buy one unit of the DJIA.

Recent reports mention that  Warren Buffet has been buying into Apple stock at record highs! Wow, even Warren Buffet is buying into this historic stock market peak. This is not what a true contrarian would ever do, but they will wait until the insiders start to buy again.


I thought I would add the DJIA big picture showing that Warren Buffett has been buying into the tops of  this historic bull market.

Warren Buffett more than doubled his holdings in Apple in 2017

Apple board members receive $262K in restricted stock


Buying into anything following Warren Buffet has produced serious downside moves in the past. Warren Buffet has lots of cash sitting around so he can buy something just because he likes it. Every major investor loves Apple stock, as it is one of the most widely held stock by institutions. Apple is in the DJIA and it will suffer in price once the “Big Dip” reveals itself again. Think that it’s a good time to invest as the DJIA records a record spike to the upside?

From the 2009 bottom the markets create 5 waves up in Intermediate degree. Not 5 waves in Minor degree and not 5 waves in Primary degree. If this record bull market has another super leg to go, then at a very minimum, the DJIA would still have to correct down to 15,000.  5th waves are never fundamentally strong like 3d waves are, so we will not get multi generations of 5th wave extensions. This has never happened in the past and it sure is not going to happen this time.

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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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Mini DJIA 30 Intraday Bull Rally Update

The counter rally has now already played out and is now resuming its decline. There is always the potential for this market to turn, but this correction should still go deeper before it is ready to do so.  Not until, this bullish counter rally is completely retraced will I be satisfied that the bigger bearish phase is in progress.  Hopefully we will know by next week sometime as a wave 3 decline can be pretty devastating.

The entire January bullish phase has been wiped out already devastating  those investors that thought they were “safe” investing at an extreme high.  What very few investors understand is that “Bull” markets, are the breeding grounds for bear markets and they only money flowing into this market is the dumb money.  Not a single contrarian, I respect would buy into this peak as they are too busy setting up their short positions. At the extremes, fundamentals will always tell you the wrong things and this time it’s no different.

Close to a 9 year bull market, many wave analysts keep raising their degree levels as they falsely think that the bigger the bull market the higher the degree levels should become. It works exactly the opposite way as the higher the market goes, it’s the smaller degree levels that are extending, which you would never see in the weekly and monthly charts.

From 1929 to 1932 was a SC degree correction so our present Cycle degree correction should not last much longer, There is no 600 year bear market coming so you can put those bearish thoughts out of your mind.  Sure, chances are very high that a recession is also going to arrive, and when the mass media recognize that fact, then the recession will be over, and a huge new bullish phase will develop.

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Mini DJIA Crash Or Correction?

The markets are still soaring as I post, but I expect this rally to run out of steam by late this week or early next week. Any market move that was this unexpected, certainly unnerves the weaker investor, especially when investors just finished stuffing their RRSPs in January.

They paid no attention to how over-bought the market was as they do this just about every January. Many are calling it a correction in a bull market, and if this is true, then the DJIA must eventually push much higher and go back to breaking new record highs.

The longer it takes to push to new record highs, the less confident investors become.  The backlash to the initial drop is still playing out, but we are getting close to a previous inverse dip so this can produce some stiff resistance. This could be a wave 2 rally in Minor degree, and would be part of an initial zigzag in Intermediate degree.

The VIX is already crashing from a peak of $50 and is fast approaching the $21 price level. There still may be more downside to go with the VIX, but if this bear market is not over, than the VIX,  should crank back up again.  Sooner or later the VIX should soar above $90 again, which was the end of the 2008 bear market.

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DJIA Intraday Counter Rally Update!

 


Now that the initial shock of, “The Big Dip” is starting to sink in, a counter rally seems to be in progress. I will work this as a potential wave 2 in Minor degree.   There is a December bull market resistance area which could surprise us and give any bullish run some stiff resistance.  Wednesdays can always be  a good day for turnings, and so far the decline has been taking a break.

This potential wave 2 rally could take the rest of the week to play out, but the odds are that the bigger bearish trend will continue.  Some are calling it the biggest one day point drop in history.  Some of the analysts are also calling Mondays move a “Blue Monday”, which is just a name change from what they used to call,  “Black Monday”, or any other day of the week.

Many talking heads, are looking for a simple 10% correction after which the bull market will carry on heading north.

The stock market crash so far is just a little bee sting and does nothing to solve underlying fundamental issues. Many experts don’t see any change in the fundamentals, so this bull market should be right back. Good luck with that thinking as fundamentals do not change prices, but price shifts change fundamentals. By forecasting a future price move, we know that the fundamentals will change as well.

 

This is the VIX, which made the biggest one day jump in its entire history  as the VIX bears all got trapped again. It’s the VIX that gives a direct visual of the fear injected back into the markets. The VIX peaked out at  the $50 price level, which ended up being just 40 points away from the fear level of the 2008 stock market crash.   Eventually that $90 VIX price level should get exceeded by a wide margin.

The VIX should decline again if we are at a potential wave 1 in Minor degree. Any wave 2 decline with the VIX may not last that long, as fear levels like this cannot be maintained indefinitely.

 

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DJIA Potential Counter Rally

As much as this decline was a surprise to most, we could be setting up for a wild counter rally that can take us right back to the 26,300 price levels. I may be wrong, but the bears could be in a mini bear trap as I post. Either way the start of this decline has the makings of a diagonal decline and if it is real, then it must “NOT” charge to a new record high again.

Investors and most experts have no clue how big this next bear market is going to be as they keep talking about, “Buying the Dips”. No worries as many experts say a simple 8% correction will happen and then off to new soaring highs. Good luck with that as the contrarians, I trust, look at a 70% correction.

Even the expert wave counters have very bullish wave counts and they see no 70% decline at all.  At a bare minimum, we should see the DOW drop below 15,000 which is just one previous 4th wave bottom.

In order to really qualify this Cycle degree decline, the DJIA must fall anywhere between 14,000 and 6500 to be considered the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree.

The VIX has also made a very violent move just short of the $18 price level ending with a very vertical spike, so the VIX could also be telling us about an impending counter rally.

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DJIA Intraday Decline Update

This decline, we are now in should not be a surprise to anyone that takes this market seriously. Why? Because it always seems to happen during the last ditch effort to max out  RRSP’s for the 2017 season.  It has happened so many times before, that it’s become old news. You can’t blame this decline on profit taking as the smart money has left a long time ago.

It goes to show that investors care less about buying low and selling high, but they worry more about topping their RRSPs. We are about half way down and then the entire January bull move will be erased. Billions have gone up in smoke already, and there is much more carnage to come. Longer term the entire Trump rally will also go up in smoke, as everyone is underestimating the degree level of this decline.

Any Cycle degree correction has three simple possible outcomes, flat, zigzag or triangle and in that order that I expect. I favor a flat because wave 2 in Cycle degree looks more like a running zigzag.

By the time the Trump rally has gone up in smoke, we are looking at trillions of dollars that will disappear. If you think you can buy on the dip, then your thinking is still over on the bullish side. Not on the bearish side, that we need to focus on.

I had to move my degree level up by one degree because I was using the bottom of my list already. My cutoff is always Miniscule degree so I can better gauge where I am, plus we damn near need an electron scanning microscope to see anything smaller.

I will try and cover the gold and oil markets by Monday, but I have been fighting this flu bug for a week or so already.

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DJIA Record Intraday Bull Trap Update

For the last little while I have been counting the patterns between my trend lines as an ending diagonal, many waves critically overlap, during this 5th wave so an impulse wave count is out of the question. On weekly and monthly charts the 4th wave bottom produced a massive single spike. Most ignore this fact as the expert wave analysts keep adjusting the markets, introducing higher and higher degree levels, when in fact it’s doing the exact opposite. One wave count I saw had the 2015 4th wave as wave 1-2 in Cycle degree.  Another had the 2009 bottom as a SC degree wave 2! What a pile of crap.

Above, the wave count is one degree shy of hitting rock bottom as the 4th wave extended dramatically. I have never counted a more vertical 5th wave move than any other 5th wave. These spikes do not end well, yet money flows have been heading into the markets this spring.

Investors love to buy high and then sell out at a panic low, so investors have learned little in the last 18 years. With the top of 26,684 at this time, this gave the entire bull market a 410% gain 2009-2018.  Getting in “after” 400% gains has already happened is a crazy idea from a contrarian perspective, and I’m sure the contrarians  will agree.  Smart money is building cash positions so they have lots of dry powder once this stock market crash gets seriously over-sold.  That won’t happen, until the majority hate stocks again, so we still have a wild ride ahead of us.

The Gold/DJIA Ratio has not changed much as it takes 19.9 gold ounces to buy one unit of the DJIA. It only took 8 ounces of gold to buy the DJIA at the 2009 bottom, so we’ve had a massive shift since then.

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Mini DJIA New Record High Update.

There is always a good chance that I may still be too early, but what I can say is that this recent bullish pattern is choppy as hell and would make a perfect ending diagonal. Any diagonal wave structures are can be found in any 5th wave and even can extend dramatically, which they don’t teach us in the EWP, which I call the “Little Blue Book”.  As soon as any wave does not follow a very high quality impulse wave, I switch and start looking for diagonal wave positions.

This could remain bullish for the rest of this month as month end, seems to be a popular reversal time period.  I’m sure that one day 2-3 years into the future this DOW could be heading to 8 or 7, 000, with many calling for much lower DJIA  market prices.  When that day arrives, you can bet I will be calling for the DJIA to charge back up to 34,000 which the majority will think is insane. This will never happen until we reach another massive bearish situation, and a 500% gain is just a bit more than the majority of 5 or 8 years 5th waves have done.  We are at a bit above a  400% gain in a 5th wave bull market already, so a 500% gain is not that wild of an idea. Especially if we are going to get the, “Roaring 2020’s in Primary degree.

Everybody hates stocks back in late 2008, and when stocks are at the extremes they love stocks. The herd will never change as it is also mathematically impossible for the majority to take money from the majority. Only a very small minority invests like the seasoned contrarians do, even though many brag about being contrarian. I consider insiders as contrarians and SEC rules require insiders to declare their trades. This is public information,  and  the majority chose to ignore this data.  Any bearish wave counts and bearish outlook after insider reports come out will have their opinions crushed, as the markets will always do the opposite of what the majority want it to do.

One main reason why this market is so extended is because we are coming to a  Cycle degree top. This is one degree lower than the 2007 peak and a full two degrees higher than the 2000 peak.  All three peaks since 2000 are wave three peaks which must all develop in sequence.  Sure, I’m working the SC degree wave 3 just like GSC and wave 3 in Submillennium degree. If we’re lucky we might reach SC degree wave three by 2029 and GSC could still be 100 years away!

The Gold/DJIA ratio is at 19.44:1 which it has done 3-4 times already. The ratio seems to have hit a brick wall which is very bearish from my Cycle degree perspective.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Double Top Review

Yesterday morning the DJIA produced another record high of 26,149, after which the mini started a decline. From the beginning of January we’ve had a single move containing 5 waves in Subminuette degree. Subminuette degree is 4 degree levels above the rocky bottom of my degree list, which I cut off at Miniscule degree.   Not using a lower set of degree levels helps to judge potential extensions, and keeps me from wandering into a higher degree, before its time.

Recently the Mini DJIA topped at 26,149 with a square looking top that. I’m not jumping up and down with joy at the thoughts of a small double or even triple top wave structure. It’s the nature of the beast and I have to use several different wave peaks to count from.

It sure would be nice if the DJIA doesn’t break another world record, which the analysts are so good at counting and reporting back to the mainstream.  All I can say is, “Enough already” as we can only listen to the constant squawking parrots for so long.  “Who are all these analysts broadcasting to”? Day in and day out they broadcast to the world looking for the secret group to invest in these markets at record highs.

In reality, there is no secret group, as they are called, ” Retail investors”  which always buy in at the top.  There is something about this group that has bought in at every record high since the 2000 peak.

FUND FLOWS: Concerns Over Frothy Markets Not Stopping Investors

Doing the same thing as the herd will get you the same results as what they are going to get. The, “High Buying” retail crowd, doesn’t have the stomach and the account “headroom”,  (net cash),  to survive even a medium correction, nevermind a Cycle degree correction.  All the DJIA Titanic has to do is list to its side and the retail investor will start to panic and pull monies out again. The professional contrarian and insiders are long gone, this market, only the emotional investors are left to jump in.

In the last 17 years, investors have learned nothing about buying low and selling high as no amount of broadcasting has taught them anything.  Constantly trying to forecast how much higher this market can go, is all Smoke and Mirrors. They have no clue how deep a Cycle degree bear market can go down to but when it does, these same experts will claim how much deeper the markets can crash.

I’m very bearish on all the 5 main stock market indexes, that I cover, but we may have to put up with these intraday gyrations for a bit longer.

At a very minimum the entire Trump rally will get completely wiped out which may only be an Intermediate degree correction, nevermind the Cycle degree correction that we are supposed to get.

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Mini DJIA Record High Update

In the last day the DJIA charged up and then instantly reversed heading south. So far we have another world record peak at 26,061 but we have to be aware that it also can still make another mad dash to the upside. In order for the markets being over on the bearish side already, we can keep on getting new record highs. Every new record high can be the last record high, which could mean that the 26,061 price level will end up being the last high of 2018. The VIX has also spiked to newer highs with many gaps opening as well.

Fear is starting to reverberate through the bullish ranks, but this must continue once the markets hit a brick wall.  We need some good looking 5 wave declines  to form,  as 5 wave sequences are the pointers to a new bigger and longer trend.

In the bigger scope of things I’m very bearish even if we get another record high. Not until the majority, (more than 80%), of my contrarian indicators show up, will I turn bullish.

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Mini DJIA Record High Bull Trap Update

This Mini DJIA contract reached a peak of 25,414 yesterday, followed by a wild counter rally that also looks like a counter rally. It may take the rest of the week to clear up, but if this counter rally is over on the bearish side already, then no new record highs should happen.  One main reason is due to the many extensions we have had, but also another main reason is that we are in a much higher degree level than the 2000 and 2007 peaks were. Even a normal correction would retrace this entire small degree 5th wave before the next leg up can occur.

Any bigger correction will have no problem in trashing the 24,650 price level. Any previous bull market low can provide limited support, but eventually we need to end up with a 3 wave Primary degree correction that would send the markets into a very deep bear market. Markets always tend to head back down to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, and sometimes they even go “under” the previous 4th wave. In this case the previous 4th wave bottom would be the 6500 price level. That 2009 crash bottom went well below the previous 4th wave in Intermediate degree, so technically the markets could do the same thing again.

Markets do have a twisted knack of fooling all the players and non players alike, so just to frustrate us this time around,  the 4th wave will “not” dip below 2009 levels. 😉 Even if it does, it will mean nothing in the big scope of things.

The Gold/DJIA ratio is just a bit above 19:1 where it’s been for over a month already. It takes 19 Troy ounces to buy one unit of the DJIA, and it’s  the highest expensive ratio I have on record.

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DJIA Intraday New Record High Update

After a choppy sideways move, the Mini DJIA stock bulls decided they had enough of that and then charged up in another little choppy leg to the upside. This sideways action can fit into a small triangle fairly well, but we may not end up with a big “trust”. The markets are generally getting weaker from a fundamental perspective. That doesn’t mean that the markets can’t push higher, as emotional investors can do amazing things when they catch bullshit fever.

At the time of this posting the DJIA had spiked to 24,986 already, and it could still take until noon PST  before a reversal may happen.

From the March 2009 bottom to our present top, the DJIA has seen a gain of 384%. Not bad considering the majority of experts just figured out that we were in a recession in 2009.

From 1921 to the peak in 1937, there were two 5 wave type bull markets, one gained 595%,  and the other gained 473%. Yet the majority never saw the bull market coming.

Even the expert wave analysts were still calling for DOW 1000 in early 2009, but yet the market turned and started to soar. The contrarians of the day were very bullish as insiders were already buying in late 2008. Insiders don’t buy their own stocks back on a “whim” and they sure don’t sell on a “whim”. It may take them years before they decide to sell again.

The last thing that will work is a bearish wave count after insiders have been buying for many months already. We just finished the bottom of  solar cycle #23 so the big bearish cry babies never had a chance, as all bearish wave counts were doomed.

The chart below is a bit old, but the end target for Cycle degree wave 3 position is still the same.

All the wave counting in the world will mean nothing if we have no clue from where we are counting from. Even though the majority of  wave counting failures has happened since 2000, none of the expert wave analysis went back to 1929 and started a new wave count. When we point our fingers to the wave that was in the middle of the depression, all we can see is a single spike to the downside. This was a wave 2 SC degree crash where the “B” wave counter rally lasted about 5-6 months.

This was a Cycle degree “B” wave bull market lasting a very short time, so I’m sure a “B” wave rally in Primary degree could even be shorter.

In the middle of the depression the market turned up and soared 473% in 5 years, completely ignoring all fundamental conditions at that time. The market also did this in 2002 and again in 2009. Bull markets end when the majority have contracted “bullshit fever”. Only the completely brainwashed bulls love to buy high, and sell higher. The smart money has left the building a long time ago and they will not be back until they see their company’s prospects are going to turn around.

The Gold/Dow ratio helps in determining how expensive the markets really are. This morning we were at about 19:1 which is a bit below the average for December of 2017. It takes 19 gold ounces to buy one unit of the DOW, and we would need to get closer to an 8:1 ratio before the DJIA becomes cheap again.

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Mini DJIA Intraday Record High Update

During the last 10 days or so, the Mini DJIA has produced a choppy sideways pattern on the verge of breaking to a new record high at any time. Of course the idea of a nice clean single top,  has been quickly trashed. Not until we figure out which peak still belongs to the bullish side and which peaks are over on the bearish side can we build a better picture.

This will take some time to sort out as 4 of the indices I cover are still lagging behind the Nasdaq by a large margin. If a sudden spike to a new record high happens then this is a good thing, as it would be nice to see a better defined top.

Today is the last trading day of the year and if the market stays up for the rest of the day, it pretty well tells me that investors have no fear of the future. “The future is rosy ” mantra, is usually a bad sign. The consensus forecasters are all preaching to the converted, so there is nobody left to come in.  If the average Joe investor can’t convince his buddies that this is a perfect time to get in, then you know this market is already saturated.

Stock funds see biggest weekly outflows in more than two years – MarketWatch

Fund flows do get reported which are mostly ignored by the majority, but the majority can never benefit from this information as the herd moves too slow for all of them to jump ship at the same time.  This is pretty typical at major tops, so it’s nothing new from my perspective. Capital preservation is most important at market tops and this time, “It’s no Different”.  Fund flows preceded every major peak since 2000.

Gold, Silver and Oil have all been soaring, as the US dollar implodes at year’s end. When investors see their paper assets declining, they could look for refuge in gold related assets.

I wish all my readers the very best and a “safe” 2018.

My postings will be curtailed until the 2nd of January 2018.

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