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03/13/2016 – Market Update

 

Be Cautious about Drifting-Up Stock Market

 

The broad stock market is in a drifting-up mode with a bear market rally. The S&P 500 index has formed a short-term bearish rising wedge pattern since mid-February. Last week the lower boundary of the wedge was breached as a broadening top started forming. The market volatility should resume during this coming week for Fed meeting and triple-witching expiration. Based on the forecast of the Leading-Wave Index (LWX), the broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term neutral time-window until 3/16/2016.

 
SPX 3-11-2016 (Hourly)
 
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Broad Market Turning to 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 3-11-2016

 

The LWX Indicator in Next Four Weeks (Forecast)
Next 4 wks LWX 3-11-2016

 

The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 4 on Friday 3/11/2016 (same from 4 the previous week) which is below the panic threshold level of 42 and indicates a bullish market. The Wilshire 5000 index is above the 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 3/16/2016 (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: peak
Date of Next Cycle low: 4/4/2016
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 4, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: positive (bullish)

 
W5000 3-11-2016

 
Sector Performance Ranking with Precious Metals 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 2.17% above the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Precious Metals (24.98%), Telecommunication (7.75%), and Utilities (6.97%). Underperforming sectors are Biotech (-6.19%), Banks (-2.03%), and Wireless Communication (-1.04%).
 
Sector 3-11-2016


 
S&P 500 Index in Primary Wave A


 

Since last August, the S&P 500 index has been in a bear market which will have a primary corrective [A][B][C] wave sequence in a relative long-term time-frame. Primary wave [A] is the first down leg of this bear market, and it should contain an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) sub-wave structure.

Currently it is in upward intermediate wave (4) inside downward primary wave [A]. Intermediate wave (4) is a bear market rally, and will contain a-b-c sub-waves. Now it is in upward sub-wave a (blue), and tests an upside resistance. Downward sub-wave b will be the next.

 
SPX 3-11-2016

 
German DAX Index: Elliott Wave

In the following weekly chart, the German DAX index is in a primary corrective [A][B][C] wave sequence. Downward primary wave [A] should have an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Now it is in upward intermediate wave (4). The index is also in a 14-month downtrend channel.

 
DAX 3-11-2016 (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 formed a Bump-and-Run Reversal Top pattern. Early last year, the index broke below the bump trendline, and it signaled a bearish reversal. The downside price target is projected at 21000 near the Lead-in Trendline.

 
BSE 3-11-2016 (Weekly)
 

Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Picture


 

The chart below is a weekly chart of the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index. Since the middle of last 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). Currently it is in downward intermediate wave (C).

The Shanghai index also formed an 1-year Head-and-Shoulders top pattern, and broke below the neckline near the level of 3000. The downside price target is projected at 2000.

 
SSEC 3-11-2016 (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 the Brazilian and Russian markets are outperforming. The Chinese market is underperforming.
 
Global Markets 3-11-2016


 
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. Recently prices broke below the bump trendline which is a sell signal for the dollar.

 
USD 3-11-2016 (Weekly)

 
US Treasury Bond Forming 9-Month Broadening Wedge


 

After an explosive advance, the 30-year U.S. treasury bond index is forming a 9-month broadening wedge pattern. Prices typically have large swings inside the wedge.

 
USB 3-11-2016

 
Gold Upside Price Target 1300


 

After it broke above the upper boundary of an 1-year falling wedge pattern on the weekly chart, the gold index has advanced explosively. This bullish breakout has a projected upside price target at 1300.

 
GOLD 3-11-2016 (Weekly)

 
Silver in 3-Month Bullish Uptrend Channel


 

After it broke out from an inverted head-and-shoulders pattern, the silver index has formed a 3-month bullish uptrend channel.

 
Silver 3-11-2016

 
Crude Oil Price Breached Upper Boundary of Falling Wedge


 

Crude oil formed a 16-month falling wedge pattern. One week ago prices broke above the upper boundary of the wedge. This breakout is a bull sign for the crude oil. But we will see if prices can stay above the upper boundary of the wedge.

 
Oil 3-11-2016

 
Asset Class Performance Ranking with Gold Leading


 

The following table is the percentage change of each asset class (in ETFs) against the 89-day exponential moving average (EMA89). Currently gold is outperforming and crude oil is underperforming.
 
Asset 3-11-2016
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