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10/09/2016 – Market Update

October 10, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

 

Be Cautious about This Market

 

Last week the general stock market was weaker than expected as both gold and the treasury bond sharply declined. The S&P 500 index has formed an 1-month symmetrical triangle pattern, and is waiting for a breakout. A short-term downward wave could be triggered if prices break to the downside of the triangle. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term bearish time-window until 10/24/2016.

 
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Broad Market in Short-Term Bearish 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)
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The LWX Indicator in Next Four Weeks (Forecast)
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The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 17 on Friday 10/7/2016 (up from 13 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 negative. Based on the forecast of LWX, the broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term bearish time-window until 10/24/2016. (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: downward
Date of Next Cycle Low: 10/24/2016
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 17, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: negative (bearish)

 
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Sector Performance Ranking with Semiconductors 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 0.85% above the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Semiconductors (8.70%), Oil Equipment (6.00%), and Internet (5.06%). Underperforming sectors are Precious Metals (-13.84%), Real Estate (-5.16%), and Utilities (-4.98%).
 
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S&P 500 Index in Primary Wave Y


 

Upward primary wave [X] started in mid-February is typically a wave inside the complex W-X-Y wave structure to link two corrective sequences. The next wave after wave [X] will be primary wave [Y] that should be a major downward wave as a zigzag correction, and it would be more dramatic than the flat correction of wave [W].

Currently the SPX is in downward primary wave [Y] and it will have an intermediate corrective (A)(B)(C) wave sequence. Now it is in downward intermediate wave (A).

Intermediate wave (A) will have 12345 sub-waves. Current upward sub-wave 2 is a sideways market confined in an 1-month symmetrical triangle pattern. Downward sub-wave 3 will be the next once prices break below the lower boundary of the triangle.

 
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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] had an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Currently the index is in upward primary wave [B] which will have (A)(B)(C) intermediate waves. Now it is in downward intermediate wave (B) and it could be a sideways market.

 
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India Bombay Stock Exchange Index Broke below 8-month rising wedge pattern


 

The India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index has broken below the lower boundary of the 8-month rising wedge pattern. Based on this bearish breakdown, the downside price target is projected at 25740.

 
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Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Pictures


 

Since the middle of last year, downward intermediate wave (A) has developed a falling wedge on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index with a 12345 sub-wave sequence. Sub-wave 5 is the last downward wave of intermediate wave (A). Once wave (A) ends, upward intermediate wave (B) starts.

Currently the index is in a bottoming process and prices are still confined in an 8-month ascending triangle pattern. The lower boundary of the triangle pattern would be a support to test.

Last week the Chinese stock market was closed due to the national holidays.

 
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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 market is outperforming, and the Chinese market is underperforming.
 
global-markets-10-7-2016


 
US Dollar in 21-Month Horizontal Channel


 

In the following weekly chart, the U.S. dollar has formed a 21-month horizontal channel. The dollar is neutral in a trading range between 93 and 100 before prices break out from the channel.

 
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US Treasury Bond Forming 17-Month Ascending Broadening Wedge


 

The 30-year U.S. treasury bond index is forming a 17-month ascending broadening wedge pattern. The lower boundary of the wedge would get tested.

 
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Gold Bearish Breakdown from 8-month Rising Wedge Pattern


 

The gold index has broken below the lower boundary of its 8-month rising wedge pattern. Based on this bearish breakdown, the downside price target is projected at 1200.

 
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Silver Bearish Breakdown from 3-Month Horizontal Channel


 

The silver index broke below the lower boundary of its 3-month horizontal channel between 18.50 and 20.75. Based on this bearish breakdown, the downside price target is projected at 17. Please note that fast moving prices are very near the price target.

 
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Crude Oil Bullish Breakout from 6-Month Symmetrical Triangle Pattern


 

The crude oil has broken above the upper boundary of its 6-month symmetrical triangle pattern. Based on this bullish breakout, the upside price target is projected at 59.

 
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Asset Class Performance Ranking with Crude Oil Leading


 

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