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Analysis on S&P 500 and Nasdaq for this week…

nasdaq-weekly-losersI MAINTAIN UNCHANGED THE CALL OF A TEMPORARY TOP

Therefore my strategy is to sell the rip.

My road map can be seen in the SPX daily chart below:

The main themes are:

  • The rally from the November lows has unfolded a corrective pattern = Triple Zig Zag ===> Therefore we don’t have yet the top of the wave (X) from the 2009 lows.
  • Neither we do have yet the absolute confirmation that price has began a corrective phase until bears achieve to break through the support layer located in the range 1538-1531
  • Once the support layer 1538-1531 is breached I expect that this pullback will find a bottom in the range 1485-1431

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Before moving on with the weekly technical update I have to bring forward the following technical issues that will affect the progress of the expected pullback:

  • The internal structure of the current down side price action is clearly corrective therefore every single impulsive sequence to the down side (waves C) can be the candidate to establish the end of the correction or at least it will open the door to large counter trend rebounds.
  • Bears also have an issue with an already oversold McClellan oscillator and with a bullish cross of its stochastic. Therefore even if next week bears win the battle (achieving a lower high followed by a new lower low ===> My preferred scenario) the next dip of the McClellan Oscillator below the Bollinger Band will most likely trigger an oversold large counter trend rebound. (As long as the McClellan Oscillator remains below the zero line bears will remain in charge)

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Weekly Momentum Indicators have to confirm the kick off of the expected pullback:

  1. The RSI has to break the trend line support in force since the November lows.
  2. The Stochastic has to trigger a bearish cross followed by a drop at least at the 80 line.
  3. The MACD will dictate over the intensity of the expected pullback depending upon if it issue a bearish cross.

 

Lets move on to analyse the SPX charts.

Friday’s reaction to a poor NFP (Investors are judging that bad economic numbers will maintain Quantitative Easing into infinity) has left in the chart a bullish Hammer which is suggesting follow through to the upside at least for next Monday.

I don’t know how long the bounce will last (Attempt of the bulls to kill the bearish set up). If it is chop up and down (But below 1564) during next week then price could be forming the right shoulder of a H&S that has a target at 1505, otherwise if it is just 1-2 days rebound what really matters is a lower high.

If the bearish set up pans out, remember the oversold McClellan Oscillator, if the assumed pending down leg is impulsive it could stop either at the 0.618 retracement (1519) or at 1505 (If the H&S pans out) from where I expect a large bulls’ countertrend attack.

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Regarding the short-term price action, in my opinion, SPX from last week top has unfolded a Double Zig Zag wave (A) therefore the initial pattern of the expected larger correction should be a Zig Zag down.

The expected wave (B) rebound in progress can also unfold a Zig Zag since I doubt that at Friday’s hod the counter trend bounce has topped, hence the potential target should be located in the 1561 +/- area. Bulls will probably try to form an inverted H&S with the neckline at 1561.78 (Eventually it should result in a bull’s trap).

 

 

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Nasdaq: Going forward this the third stock index that I will closely monitor.

 

Why?

Because the 200 dma is standing above the February 26 reaction low, ONLY 2% below Friday’s eod print, which should be the right spot for the kick off of a large countertrend fight from the bulls (Bottom or temporary halt of a larger corrective pattern). If eventually the 200 dma is breached it will issue a sell signal to the majority of institutional investors.

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If the 200 dma is breached then maybe the large Triangle wave (B) option could pan out:

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Weekly Technical Analysis – Monday, Feb 3, 2013

My short-term scenario has proven to be wishful thinking. I was looking for a potential Zig Zag down instead bulls have once again aborted a pullback that in my opinion has been delayed but not removed from a pending outcome.

Regarding the long-term count I maintain the scenario of a potential Ending Diagonal. If it pan out it will complete the Double Zig Zag wave (X) off the March 2009 low establishing a major top.

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But instead of a expecting a larger subdivision of the wave (III) maybe price is approaching the end of this wave.

If this is the case then once the wave (III) is in place the next down leg, in order to be considered the wave (IV) of the Ending Diagonal, it will have to overlap below the peak of the wave (I).

The potential target for the wave (IV) could located in the range 1463.76 – 1435.50.

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In addition if the Dow is unfolding the same ending pattern, then the wave (III) cannot exceed above 14089.64 therefore there is not much more upside left in order to maintain valid this option.

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DJIA Weekly Technical View

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Mov Avg-Exponential Indicator:

Conventional Interpretation: Price is above the moving average so the trend is up.

Trend: Market trend is UP.

Mov Avg 3 lines Indicator:

Note: In evaluating the short term, plot1 represents the fast moving average, and plot2 is the slow moving average. For the longer term analysis, plot2 is the fast moving average and plot3 is the slow moving average

Conventional Interpretation – Short Term: The market is bullish because the fast moving average is above the slow moving average.

Additional Analysis – Short Term: The market is EXTREMELY BULLISH. Everything in this indicator is pointing to higher prices: the fast average is above the slow average; the fast average is on an upward slope from the previous bar; the slow average is on an upward slope from the previous bar; and price is above the fast average and the slow average.

Conventional Interpretation – Long Term: The market is bullish because the fast moving average is above the slow moving average.

Additional Analysis – Long Term: The market is EXTREMELY BULLISH. Everything in this indicator is pointing to higher prices: the fast average is above the slow average; the fast average is on an upward slope from the previous bar; the slow average is on an upward slope from the previous bar; and price is above the fast average and the slow average.

Bollinger Bands Indicator:

Conventional Interpretation: The Bollinger Bands are indicating an overbought market. An overbought reading occurs when the close is nearer to the top band than the bottom band. 

Additional Analysis: The market appears overbought, but may continue to become more overbought before reversing. Given that we closed at a 45 bar new high, the chance for further bullish momentum is greatly increased. Look for some price weakness before taking any bearish positions based on this indicator.

Volatility Indicator: Volatility is in a downtrend based on a 9 bar moving average.

Momentum Indicator:  

Conventional Interpretation: Momentum (1000.11) is above zero, indicating an overbought market.

 

Additional Analysis: The long term trend, based on a 45 bar moving average, is UP. The short term trend, based on a 9 bar moving average, is UP. Momentum is indicating an overbought market, and appears to be slowing. A modest downturn is possible here. 

Rate of change Indicator: 

Conventional Interpretation: Rate of Change (7.69) is above zero, indicating an overbought market. 

Additional Analysis: The long term trend, based on a 45 bar moving average, is UP. The short term trend, based on a 9 bar moving average, is UP. Rate of Change is indicating an overbought market, and appears to be slowing. A modest downturn is possible here. 

Comm Channel Index Indicator: 

Conventional Interpretation: CCI (170.27) recently crossed above the buy line into bullish territory, and is currently long. This long position should be liquidated when the CCI crosses back into the neutral center region.

 Additional Analysis: CCI often misses the early part of a new move because of the large amount of time spent out of the market in the neutral region. Initiating signals when CCI crosses zero, rather than waiting for CCI to cross out of the neutral region can often help overcome this. Given this interpretation, CCI (170.27) is currently long. The current long position position will be reversed when the CCI crosses below zero. Adding bullish pressure the market just reached a 45 bar new high.

 RSI Indicator: 

Conventional Interpretation: RSI is in neutral territory. (RSI is at 66.70). This indicator issues buy signals when the RSI line dips below the bottom line into the oversold zone; a sell signal is generated when the RSI rises above the top line into the overbought zone.

 

Additional Analysis: RSI is somewhat overbought (RSI is at 66.70), but given the 45 bar new high here, greater overbought levels are likely. 

MACD Indicator: 

Conventional Interpretation: MACD is in bullish territory, but has not issued a signal here. MACD generates a signal when the FastMA crosses above or below the SlowMA. 

Additional Analysis: The long term trend, based on a 45 bar moving average, is UP. The short term trend, based on a 9 bar moving average, is UP. MACD is in bullish territory. And, the market just put in a 45 bar new high here. Look for more new highs. 

Open Interest Indicator: No open interest value in the database for this bar. Note: Open interest not available for all data types. 

Volume Indicator: 

Conventional Interpretation: The current new high is not accompanied by increasing volume, suggesting that the current move lacks broad participation. Look for a retracement soon.  

Additional Analysis: The long term market trend, based on a 45 bar moving average, is UP. The short term market trend, based on a 5 bar moving average, is UP.The current new high is not accompanied by increasing volume, suggesting that the current move lacks broad participation and the market may be overbought. A retracement is possible here.  

Stochastic – Fast Indicator:  

Conventional Interpretation: The stochastic is in overbought territory (SlowK is at 96.91); this indicates a possible market drop is coming. 

Additional Analysis: The long term trend is UP. The short term trend is UP. Even though the stochastic is signaling that the market is overbought, don’t be fooled looking for a top here because of this indicator. The stochastic indicator is only good at picking tops in a Bear Market (in which we are not). Exit long position only if some other indicator tells you to. 

Stochastic – Slow Indicator:  

Conventional Interpretation: The stochastic is in overbought territory (SlowK is at 94.33); this indicates a possible market drop is coming. 

Additional Analysis: The long term trend is UP. The short term trend is UP. Even though the stochastic is signaling that the market is overbought, don’t be fooled looking for a top here because of this indicator. The stochastic indicator is only good at picking tops in a Bear Market (in which we are not). Exit long position only if some other indicator tells you to.  

Swing Index Indicator:  

Conventional Interpretation: The swing index is most often used to identify bars where the market is likely to change direction. A signal is generated when the swing index crosses zero. No signal has been generated here.

 Additional Analysis: No additional interpretation.

Important: This commentary is designed solely as a training tool for the understanding of technical analysis of the financial markets. It is not designed to provide any investment or other professional advice.

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Japan Market Following in US’ Footsteps

Japan is following in the footsteps of the man who laid the groundwork for the greatest global inflationary operation of the modern era. We see the Yen in the top panel of the chart below forming a similar pattern to that which USD made from 2000 to 2002 as an epic bubble in credit expansion was being fomented in the US.

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The similarity in the charts (with a decade stagger) is striking and it is probably no coincidence that Japan has chosen to leverage its currency – which had been chronically strong since the 2007 beginnings of the US-triggered global financial meltdown – just as the US did with the once strong ‘King’ dollar in and around 2001.

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EUR-JPY (Forex)

 

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Challenging the strong resistance at
111.44/111.60.
• EUR/JPY’s rise is overextended but, yesterday,
it managed to make new highs. It is now
challenging the strong resistance at
111.44/111.60. Given the general overbought
conditions, we favour a phase of weakness in the
next few days.
• EUR/JPY has moved above its long-term
downtrend (linking the October 2009 top with
the April 2011 top). Monitor the test of the key
resistance at 111.60 (31/10/2011 high).

Short 3 at 111.30, Objs: 110.35/108.10/106.10, Stop: 112.25 

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