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05/27/2013 – Market Update

Potential Bump and Run Reversal

We continue monitoring the “Bump and Run Reversal Top” pattern for the S&P 500 index and the “Bump and Run Reversal Bottom” pattern for gold/silver mining stocks. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term neutral time-window until 5/31/2013.


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Broad Market in a Short-Term Neutral Time-Window

The LWX Indicator in Last Four Weeks (Actual)
Last 4 wks LWX 5-24-2013

The LWX Indicator in Next Four Weeks (Forecast)
Next 4 wks LWX 5-24-2013

The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 9 on Friday (down from 12 the previous week) which is below the panic threshold level of 43 and indicates a bullish market. Based on the forecast of the Leading-Wave Index (LWX), the broad market should be in a short-term neutral time-window until 5/31/2013 (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: downward
Date of Next Cycle Low: 6/7/2013
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 9, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: negative (bearish)

DWC 5-24-2013



Intermediate-Term Picture: S&P 500 Index May Form a “Bump and Run Reversal Top” Pattern

The S&P 500 index is in emerging to an intermediate-term “Bump and Run Reversal Top” pattern. A Bump-and-Run pattern typically occurs when excessive speculation drives prices up steeply. According to Thomas Bulkowski, this pattern consists of three major phases: 1) Lead-in phase, 2) Bump phase, and 3) Run phase.

Since mid-November, the SPX has been in an uptrend channel for almost 6 months. This uptrend channel serves as a “Lead-in” phase in which prices move in an orderly manner and the range of price waves defines the lead-in height.

During last four weeks the SPX advanced into the “Bump” phase with fast rising prices following a sharp bump trendline having an angle large than 45 degrees. Prices typically could reach a bump high with at least twice the lead-in height. The next price target in the upside should be at the 2nd Parallel Line. The development of the “Bump” phase is monitored by the Bump Trendline (green line).

SPX Bump 5-24-2013



Long-Term Picture: Elliott Wave Count on S&P 500 Index

The following chart is a weekly chart of the S&P 500 index, with my Elliott Wave count, in a four-year time span. The stock market crash of 2008 had a massive washout and reset the market in early March 2009 as “ground zero” for the beginning of wave count.

There are three degrees of waves: Primary, Intermediate, and Minor waves in this weekly chart. It shows that the SPX currently is in primary wave [3], intermediate wave (3), and the beginning of minor wave 3. Superposition of the third waves in multiple degrees typically carries a strong bull market.

A long-term price target for primary wave [3] is projected at 1770 by using 0.618 extension of wave [1]. However, there would be a couple of corrective waves, i.e., minor wave 4 and intermediate wave (4), before the price target of 1770.

SPX Elliott Wave 5-24-2013 (Weekly)



Short-Term Picture: Elliott Wave Count on S&P 500 Index

The following daily chart of the S&P 500 index shows minor wave 3 has been in a well-defined bullish uptrend channel for over five months. Inside wave 3, it should have finished sub-waves of minute waves [i], [ii], [iii], [iv], [v] and [vi].

This strong bull market has made wave 3 have a special extended wave formation: a possible structure with nine waves rather than five waves. It means that wave 3 may have waves [vi], [vii], [viii] and [ix] after wave [v]. Currently it should be in wave [viii].

SPX Elliott Wave 5-24-2013 (Daily)



Market Ratio and Competitive Strength

The market ratio is very helpful to compare strengths between two markets. The table below tracks weekly performances for several pairs of markets, i.e., the euro vs. the US dollar, the Greek market vs. the Chinese market, the long-term rate vs. the short-term rate, the S&P 500 index vs. gold, small caps vs. large caps, the US market vs. the world market, and Apple vs. BlackBerry.

For each pair of markets listed in the table, the market ratio is calculated by dividing one market by another. Then the competitive strength is further evaluated from a percentage change of the ratio against its 89-day exponential moving average. The results divide the markets into two groups: outperforming markets and underperforming markets, for this week as follows:

Market Ratios 5-24-2013

This year each week I will talk about one pair of markets in the table above. This week let’s check the U.S. stock market vs. the international stock market.

U.S. Stock Market vs. International Stock Market: The chart below is a daily chart in seven-month time span for the ratio of the Wilshire 5000 Index to the Dow Jones World Stock Index. The previous downtrend of the ratio ended in late December. The ratio has been in an advance since then. It indicates that the U.S. stock market has been outperformed the international stock market so far this year. The U.S. market outperforming typically corresponds to strengthening in the U.S. dollar. The ratio the U.S. stock market to the international stock market is a leading indicator for the U.S. dollar. Currently the ratio is forming a 5-month rising wedge, and it is testing the upper boundary of the wedge. It could bounce off the upper boundary of the wedge.

W5000 vs World 5-24-2013



Gold in a 6-Week Horizontal Trading Range

The daily chart shows that the gold index is forming a 6-week horizontal trading range between 1340 and 1480. Prices should be in sideways before a breakout from the trading range.

GOLD 5-24-2013



Long-Term Picture: Silver Still Has Room to Fall

The following chart is a monthly chart for silver in 12 years. Recently silver has broken to the downside from its 2-year Descending Triangle pattern. By using Bulkowski’s measure rule on descending triangles, the long-term downside price target is projected at 15 for silver.

Silver 5-24-2013 (Monthly)



Gold/Silver Mining Stocks in “Bump and Run Reversal Bottom” Pattern

Gold/silver mining stocks may be forming a “Bump and Run Reversal Bottom” pattern, i.e., the exact opposite of the SPX’s “Bump and Run Reversal Top” pattern discussed above. The 6-month downtrend channel serves as a “Lead-in” phase in which prices move in an orderly manner and the range of price waves defines the lead-in height.

Now prices are below the 1st Parallel Line in the “Bump” phase. In the “Bump” phase, typically excessive speculation kicks in and fast declining prices following a sharp downtrend-line slope with an angle large than 45 degrees until prices reach a bump low with at least twice the lead-in height. The next price target in the downside should be at the 2nd Parallel Line. The development of the “Bump” phase is monitored by the Bump Trendline (red line).

XAU 5-24-2013

HUI 5-24-2013



Crude Oil Forming 10-Month Trading Range

Crude oil is forming a 10-month horizontal trading range between 86 and 98. Prices should be in sideways before a breakout from the trading range.

Oil 5-24-2013



US Dollar Forming a 4-Month Rising Wedge

The U.S. dollar is forming a 4-month rising wedge pattern. Prices could be in sideways inside the wedge.

USD 5-24-2013



US Treasury Bond Formed 12-Month Symmetrical Triangle

The 30-year U.S. treasury daily chart has formed a 12-month Symmetrical Triangle pattern. It could be in sideways before a breakout from the triangle.

USB 5-24-2013



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, and gold is underperforming.

Asset 5-24-2013



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 Wilshire 5000 index, as an average or a benchmark of the total market, is 5.45% above the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Biotech (12.12%), Banks (8.83%), and Healthcare (7.17%). Underperforming sectors are Precious Metals (-16.97), Utilities (0.29%), and Real Estate (2.43%). The Russell 2000 Small-cap is outperforming and the S&P 400 Mid-cap is underperforming.

Sector 5-24-2013



BRIC Stock Market Performance Ranking with the Russian Market Lagging

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 Russian market is lagging.

BRIC 5-24-2013
  1. hao qi
    May 29, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Thanks for the Nikkei index Bump-and-Run Reversal Top chart. Okay then, the US may also have this kind of Bump-and-Run Reversal Top, or inverse (Lindsay?) BASE. Let’s see the turnaround Wednesday…

  2. May 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

    More on the “value” of PM’s and how they were manipulated…
    http://click.e.independentlivingbullion.com/ViewInBrowser.aspx?pubids=8363%7c63749%7c173659%7c606886&digest=DPsHNgzR7nq8qhjEjwd%2flA&sysid=1

    I think we will see a large PM spike (correction) very soon… as investors realize that they have been played by the Central Banks, I look to Silver jumping back upward to the at least the mid 30’s if not the low 40’s…

  3. hao qi
    May 28, 2013 at 7:54 am

    It would take a deep dive to consolidate in the summer, from this inverse (Lindsay?) BASE.

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