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12/02/2012 – Market Update

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In a Phase Transition from the “Basement” to the “First Floor”

The broad stock market is still in a transition from the “Basement” phase to the “First Floor” phase of the speculated “Three Peaks and a Domed House” pattern. The current short-term bullish time-window should support the advance towards the “First Floor” phase until 12/5/2012. A sharp divergence between the strong Indian stock market and the falling Chinese stock market may put gold/silver going nowhere.


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Broad Stock Market in a Short-Term Bullish Time-Window

The LWX Indicator in Last Four Weeks (Actual)
Last 4 wks LWX 11-30-2012

The LWX Indicator in Next Four Weeks (Forecast)
Next 4 wks LWX 11-30-2012

The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 3 (down from 5 the previous week) which is below the panic threshold level of 44. Based on the forecast of the Leading Wave Index (LWX), the short-term bullish time-window for the broad stock market should continue until 12/5/2012 (see the second table above). The daily chart of the Wilshire 5000 index below has the price bars color coded with the LWX indicator. The current market status is summarized as follows:

Short-Term Cycle: up-swing
Next Reversal Date: 12/5/2012
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 3, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: positive (bullish)

DWC 11-30-2012



The S&P 500 Index in a Swift Advance Towards the “First Floor” Phase

The S&P 500 formed a three-peak pattern inside the trading range from September to October. It could be the beginning of a “Three Peaks and a Domed House” formation. In speaking of “the Three Peaks and a Domed House” pattern, my version modified from George Lindsay’s basic model uses a macro or “phase-counting” approach which is different from Lindsay’s original micro approach (which uses “wave-counting” from 1 to 28) in that it divides the “Three Peaks and the Domed House” pattern into five major phases as follows: 1) Three Peaks, 2) Basement, 3) First Floor, 4) Roof, and 5) Plunge.

The downwave of the S&P 500 index between 10/18/2012 and 11/15/2012 was a “Separating Decline” for a transition from the “Three Peaks” phase to the “Basement” phase. Typically the Basement phase is known as “the bear trap” with an integration of all bearish views from both headline news and majority of popular technical indicators. After the “Basement” phase gets well established, it starts to build up a “Domed House”. A swift advance should be seen to form a front wall of the “First Floor” phase. The current swift advance of the SPX is projected to reach the level of 1460 to re-test previous high.

SPX 11-30-2012



Chinese Stock Market is Forming a Measured Move Down Pattern

The weak Chinese stock market broke down the lower boundary of the 4-months horizontal channel and reached another multi-year low below 2000. It is forming a “Measured Move Down” pattern. The 4-month horizontal channel can be characterized as a corrective phase of the previous sharp decline from 2450 to 2100 (the 1st down leg). Now it just started the 2nd down leg that should have a similar length and slope as the 1st down leg. The downside price target for this measured move is projected at 1700, which is the low of 2008.

SSEC 11-30-2012



Gold is in the “Run” Phase of a Bump-and-Run Reversal Top Pattern

The gold index has been in an intermediate-term Bump-and-Run Reversal Top pattern since I identified this pattern on gold in my article “How Low Can Gold Go on a Correction?” last August. Currently the gold price is below the “Lead-in Trendline” and it is in the “Run” phase. The falling Chinese stock market may drag gold down to re-test the downside target line.

GOLD 11-30-2012 a



Gold in a 6-Month Bullish Uptrend Channel

The gold index is possibly forming a 6-month uptrend channel. Although it had a bullish reversal on 11/5/2012, it may be dragged down by the falling Chinese stock market, to re-test the lower boundary of the uptrend channel.

GOLD 11-30-2012 b



Silver in a 6-Month Bullish Uptrend Channel

The silver index is possibly forming a 6-month uptrend channel. Although it had a bullish reversal on 11/5/2012, it may be dragged down by the falling Chinese stock market, to re-test the lower boundary of the uptrend channel.

Silver 11-30-2012



Gold/Silver Mining Stocks in a 6-Month Bullish Uptrend Channel

Although gold/silver mining stocks had a sharp rebound one week ago, they may be dragged down by the falling Chinese stock market to re-test the lower boundary of the 6-month uptrend channel.

XAU 11-30-2012

HUI 11-30-2012



Crude Oil Bullish Breakout from a 3-Month Falling Wedge

Crude oil had a bullish breakout from a 3-month falling wedge. An upside price target is projected at 92.

Oil 11-30-2012



US Dollar in 15-Month Uptrend Channel

The US dollar index still maintains a 15-month uptrend channel, as long as it stays above the lower support line of the channel.

USD 11-30-2012



U.S. Treasury Bond is in a Long-Term Bullish Uptrend

As I discussed on 6/4/2012 about “Is this a Sea-Change Signal from U.S. Treasury Bond Breakout?”, a long-term picture shows that the 30-Year US Treasury Bond had a bullish breakout from the warning line and entered into the bump phase of a possible “Bump-and-Run” formation. In the bump phase, sharp price movement could drive prices reach a bump height with at least twice the height of the lead-in uptrend channel. That means the 30-year U.S. treasury bond could reach to 172 in next several months. We will keep monitoring the bond price against the steep-upward-sloping trendline (the pike line).

USB 11-30-2012



Asset Class Performance Ranking with Equity Leading

The following table is the percentage change of each asset class (in ETFs) against the 89-day exponential moving average (EMA89). Currently equity is outperforming. Crude oil and the U.S. dollar are underperforming.

Asset 11-30-2012



Sector Performance Ranking with Biotech Sector Leading

The following table is the percentage change of sectors and major market indexes against the 89-day exponential moving average (EMA89). The Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 index, as an average or a benchmark of the total market, is 1.03% above the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Biotech (5.46%), Home Construction (4.56%), and Internet (3.95%). Underperforming sectors are Semiconductors (-4.73%), Precious Metals (-4.19%), and Technology (-1.93%). The S&P 400 Midcap is outperforming and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is underperforming.

Sector 11-30-2012



BRIC Stock Market Performance Ranking with the Indian Market Leading

The table below is the percentage change of the BRIC stock market indexes against the 89-day exponential moving average (EMA89), also in comparison to the US market. Currently the Indian market is leading.

BRIC 11-30-2012
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