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11/23/2014 – Market Update

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What Does Primary Fifth Wave Mean to S&P 500?

The powerful rebound since mid October has pushed the S&P 500 index into the primary fifth wave which is the final upward leg of the multi-year-long bull market started from 2009. This primary fifth wave sets potentially another major upward move for the stock market from the October low in 2014 to the pre-election year high in 2015. Still, there will be a possible consolidation on the S&P 500 index as the momentum is weakening. The broad stock market is projected to stay in a short-term neutral time-window until 11/28/2014. A bullish breakout from a multimonth descending broadening wedge pattern is emerging on gold, silver, and their mining stocks although their trend is bearish.


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Broad Stock Market to be in Short-Term Neutral Time-Window

The Leading-Wave Index (LWX) is Nu Yu’s proprietary leading indicator for US equity market. LWX>+1 indicates bullish (green); LWX< -1 indicates bearish (red); The LWX between +1 and -1 indicates neutral (yellow).

The LWX Indicator in Last Four Weeks (Actual)
Last 4 wks LWX 11-21-2014

The LWX Indicator in Next Four Weeks (Forecast)
Next 4 wks LWX 11-21-2014

The Leading-Wave Index (LWX) has been bullish since October 17. Based on the forecast of LWX, the broad stock market is in a short-term neutral time-window until 11/28/2014 (see the second table above). The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 8 on 11/21/2014 (down from 14 the previous week) which is below the panic threshold level of 42 and indicates a bullish market. The daily chart below has the Wilshire 5000 index with both the BIX and the Momentum indicators. The current market status is summarized as follows:

Short-Term Cycle: peak
Date of Next Cycle Low: 11/28/2014
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 8, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: positive (bullish)

W5000 11-21-2014


Sector Performance Ranking with Home Construction 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 4.04% above the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Home Construction (10.39%), Biotech (7.75), and Semiconductor (7.02%). Underperforming sectors are Precious Metals (-9.35%), Oil Equipment (-3.88%), and Energy (-2.09%).

Sector 11-21-2014



S&P 500 Index in Primary Impulse Wave 5

The powerful rebound since the October low has kept making new highs. This is a strong sign that the S&P 500 index has resumed its primary uptrend. Therefore, from now on, we focus on only the second scenario which was discussed last several weeks.

From late July to mid October, the S&P 500 index went through primary wave [4] in a pattern of a Expanded Flat Correction with intermediate (A)(B)(C) corrective waves. Upward wave (B) went up beyond the beginning of wave (A), and downward wave (C) finished beyond the end of wave (A). Primary corrective wave [4] ended as the expanded flat correction finished.

Now primary impulse wave [5] have started with intermediate upward wave (1). This scenario can stand only if next downward wave (2) does not retrace all way back below 1820.

SPX Elliott Wave 11-21-2014

As illustrated in the chart below, ideally primary wave [5] contains an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) sub-wave structure. This fifth primary wave will be the final upward leg of the entail bull market started from 2009, and this final leg can last several months which begins from mid October of this year and ends sometime in 2015. Currently we approach the end of intermediate wave (1) inside primary wave [5]. After intermediate wave (1) completes, we will get a projected price target for primary wave [5] based on the final height of current wave (1).

Elliott Waves 11-21-2014


German DAX Index: Elliott Wave

In the following weekly chart, the German DAX index has completed primary corrective wave [4] as intermediate downward wave (C) ended. Now it is in primary impulse wave [5] with intermediate upward wave (1).

DAX 11-21-2014 (Weekly)



India Bombay Stock Exchange Index in Bump Phase

In the weekly chart of the India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index, there is a possible development of a Bump and Run Reversal Top pattern. According to Thomas Bulkowski, the Bump-and-Run Reversal Top pattern consists of three main phases:

1) A lead-in phase in which a lead-in trend line connecting the lows has a slope angle of about 30 degrees. Prices move in an orderly manner and the range of price oscillation defines the lead-in height between the lead-in trend line and the first parallel line.

2) A bump phase where, after prices cross above the first parallel line, excessive speculation kicks in and the bump phase starts with fast rising prices following a sharp trend line slope with 45 degrees or more until prices reach a bump height with at least twice the lead-in height. Once the second parallel line gets crossed over, it serves as a sell line.

3) A run phase in which prices break support from the lead-in trend line in a downhill run.

Since March of this year, the Bombay index has been in the Bump phase with a sharp trendline as excessive speculation drives prices up steeply. The index maintained above the 2nd Parallel Line. The uptrend continues as long as prices stay above the Bump Trendline.

BSE 11-21-2014 (Weekly)



Shanghai Composite Index: Long-Term Picture

This year the Chinese stock market gradually phased out its years-long bear market after it completed a 5-year “Ending Diagonal” pattern. A new bull market likely just started. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index is in primary wave [1].

Recently the index reached our upside price target 2460. The 2460 level becomes a resistance, and prices could pull back from this resistance level. Now a 3-year horizontal trading range is forming between 2000 and 2460. Prices are testing the upper boundary of the range. The index is neutral before its next breakout.

SSEC 11-21-2014 (Weekly)



Major Global Market Performance Ranking

The table below is the percentage change of major global stock market indexes against the 89-day exponential moving average (EMA89). Currently Japanese market is outperforming. The Russian market is underperforming.

Global Markets 11-21-2014



US Dollar Bullish above 3-Year Ascending Broadening Triangle

In the following weekly chart, the U.S. dollar broke above the upper boundary of the 3-year ascending broadening triangle pattern. Based on Bulkowski’s measure rule on an upward breakout of ascending broadening triangles, the upside price target is projected at 92.4.

USD 11-21-2014 (Weekly)



US Treasury Bond in 10-Month Bullish Uptrend Channel

The following chart is a daily chart of the 30-year U.S. treasury bond index. The index has formed a 10-month bullish uptrend channel. Now it is near the upper boundary of the channel. It would be bullish as long as prices stay above the lower boundary of the channel.

USB 11-21-2014



Gold Forming 4-Month Descending Broadening Wedge Pattern

The following chart shows that the gold index formed a 4-month descending broadening wedge pattern. Recently prices bounced off the lower boundary of the wedge. This is potentially a bullish reversal pattern although the trend is bearish.

GOLD 11-21-2014



Silver Forming 4-Month Descending Broadening Wedge Pattern

The silver index has also formed a 4-month descending broadening wedge pattern. Recently prices bounced off the lower boundary of the wedge, and now are going to test the upper boundary. This is potentially a bullish reversal pattern although the trend is bearish.

Silver 11-21-2014



Gold/Silver Mining Stocks Bullish Breakout from 3-Month Descending Broadening Wedge

Gold/silver mining stocks formed a 3-month descending broadening wedge pattern. This is potentially a bullish reversal pattern although the trend is bearish. Last week prices broke above the upper boundary of the wedge. Based on Bulkowski’s measure rule on an upward breakout of descending broadening wedges, the upside price target is projected at 101.6.

XAU 11-21-2014



GDX Gold Miners ETF Bullish Breakout from 3-Month Descending Broadening Wedge

The GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF formed a 3-month descending broadening wedge pattern. This is potentially a bullish reversal pattern although the trend is bearish. Last week prices broke above the upper boundary of the wedge. Based on Bulkowski’s measure rule on an upward breakout of descending broadening wedges, the upside price target is projected at 27.3.

GDX 11-21-2014



Crude Oil Forming 5-Month Bump and Run Reversal Bottom

Crude oil is forming a 5-month Bump and Run Reversal Bottom pattern. Since October its decline has accelerated along the Bump Trendline, and reached a bump low with twice the lead-in height. Recently prices stayed above the second parallel line, and last week prices broke above the bump trendline. This should be an early reversal sign.

Oil 11-21-2014



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 crude oil is underperforming.

Asset 11-21-2014
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