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09/20/2015 – Market Update

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Bear Market Rally Failed

 

Stock markets attempted to break a triangle range to upside but failed last week under the shadow of global growth slowdown. The sideways movement could continue in the coming week before the next leg down. Our bearish outlook on the stock markets alerts that the next leg down could send the S&P 500 index to 1840, the German DAX to 9000, and the Shanghai Composite index to 2600. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term neutral time-window until 9/25/2015, and a bearish time-window right after.


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Broad Market 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 9-18-2015

The LWX Indicator in Next Four Weeks (Forecast)
Next 4 wks LWX 9-18-2015

The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 18 on 9/18/2015 (up from 15 the previous week) which is below the panic threshold level of 41 and indicates a bullish market. The Wilshire 5000 index is still below its 89-day exponential moving average, and the momentum is positive. Based on the forecast of LWX, the broad stock market is in a short-term neutral time-window until 9/25/2015. (see the second table above).

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: downward
Date of Next Cycle Low: 10/8/2015
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 18, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: positive (bullish)

W5000 9-18-2015

 

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 4.01% below the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Home Construction (3.79%), Internet (1.16%), and Wireless Communication (-0.41%). Underperforming sectors are Precious Metals (-13.86%), Oil Equipment (-10.78%), and Energy (-10.33%), .

Sector 9-18-2015

 

S&P 500 Index in Primary Corrective Wave A


After it completed the 8-month ending diagonal, the S&P 500 index has rolled into a bear market which will have a primary corrective [A][B][C] wave sequence for the long term.

Corrective primary wave [A] is the first down leg of this bear market, and it will contain an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) sub-wave structure. Currently it is ending intermediate wave (4), and is in transition to intermediate wave (5) which will be the last down leg of primary wave [A].

The S&P 500 index also formed a 4-week right triangle pattern. Once prices break below the lower boundary of the triangle, intermediate wave (5) could fall to 1840.

SPX 9-18-2015

Elliott Waves 9-18-2015

 

German DAX Index: Elliott Wave

In the following weekly chart, the German DAX index is in corrective primary wave [A] for a bear market like the SPX. Primary wave [A] has an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Now it is ending intermediate (4) and is in transition to intermediate wave (5) which will be the last down leg of primary wave [A]. Intermediate wave (5) could fall to 9000.

DAX 9-18-2015 (Weekly)

 

India Bombay Stock Exchange Index in Bump-and-Run Reversal Top Pattern


In the weekly chart, the India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index is forming a Bump-and-Run Reversal Top pattern. Since March of 2014, the Bombay index has been in the Bump phase with a sharp trendline as excessive speculation drives prices up steeply. Prices reached a bump height with three times the lead-in height. But this year the index broke below the bump trendline, and it signaled a bearish reversal. The downside risk is very high for the index after prices break blow the 2nd parallel line. The downside price target is projected at 21000 near the Lead-in Trendline.

BSE 9-18-2015 (Weekly)

 

Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Picture


Since the middle of June, the Shanghai index has been in primary wave [2] which is a major correction. Primary wave [2] has an intermediate (A)(B)(C) corrective-wave sequence. It has completed intermediate wave (A) and wave (B). Now it is in intermediate wave (C).

The Shanghai Composite index also had a downside break from a 9-month Head-and-Shoulders top pattern. Based on this breakdown, the downside price target is projected at 2600.

SSEC 9-18-2015

 

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 the Indian market is outperforming. The Chinese market is underperforming.

Global Markets 9-18-2015

 

US Dollar in Bump-and-Run Reversal Top Pattern


In the following weekly chart, the U.S. dollar is forming a Bump-and-Run Reversal Top pattern. This year prices have advanced above the second parallel line with a deep slope. Now prices have been below both the second parallel line and the bump trendline with a bearish reversal.

USD 9-18-2015 (Weekly)

 

US Treasury Forming Head-and-Shoulders Pattern


The 30-year U.S. treasury bond index possibly forms a 8-month head-and-shoulders top pattern. Currently it looks like that it is forming a right shoulder.

USB 9-18-2015

 

Gold in 2-Year Bearish Downtrend Channel


The weekly chart shows that the gold index has formed a 2-year bearish downtrend channel. Although it had a bounce recently, it is still bearish until prices break above the upper boundary of the channel.

GOLD 9-18-2015 (Weekly)

 

Silver in 8-Month Bearish Downtrend Channel


The silver index is in a bearish 8-month downtrend channel.

Silver 9-18-2015

 

Crude Oil Forming One-Year Falling Wedge Pattern


Crude oil formed an one-year falling wedge. It could become bullish once prices break above the upper boundary of the wedge.

Oil 9-18-2015

 

Asset Class Performance Ranking with US Treasury Bond Leading


The following table is the percentage change of each asset class (in ETFs) against the 89-day exponential moving average (EMA89). Currently the US treasury bond is outperforming and crude oil is underperforming.

Asset 9-18-2015
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