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08/20/2017 – Market Update

 

Short-Term Oversold Market

 

The Wilshire 5000 index, an average or a benchmark of the total market, has crossed below its 89-day exponential moving average first time since the last November presidential election. Readings of our Broad Market Instability Index continued surging to 116 last week, and the stock market traded in oversold territory. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term neutral time-window until 8/25/2017.

 
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Broad Market Turning in Short-Term Neutral Time-Window


 

The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 116 on Friday 8/18/2017 (up from 100 the previous week) which is above the panic threshold level of 42 and indicates a bearish market. The Wilshire 5000 index is below 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 neutral time-window until 8/25/2017. (see the second table below).

 

The LWX Indicator in Last Four Weeks (Actual)

 

The LWX Indicator in Next Four Weeks (Forecast)

 

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: valley
Date of Next Cycle High: 9/13/2017
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 116, above the panic threshold (bearish)
Momentum Indicator: negative (bearish)

 


 
Sector Performance Ranking with Utilities 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 -0.34% below the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Utilities (3.14%), Home Construction (3.00%), and Internet (1.85%). Underperforming sectors are Oil Equipment (-9.49%), Energy (-6.49%), and Consumer Services (-1.77%).
 

 

 
S&P 500 Index in Primary Wave B


 

The following chart is a 3-year weekly chart of the S&P index. The SPX has formed a potential expended flat pattern with [A][B][C] primary corrective waves. Upward wave [B] becomes an over 1-year rising wedge with (A)(B)(C) intermediate waves, and it runs beyond the beginning of downward wave [A] as an expanded flat. The index is bullish as long as prices stay above the lower boundary of the rising wedge, except a bearish bias for a potential downward breakout.

 


 
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. Upward primary wave [B] has developed with (A)(B)(C) intermediate waves. Recently upward intermediate wave (C) has ended. Downward primary wave [C] is starting with downward intermediate wave (1).

 


 
India Bombay Index Forming 4-Month Ascending Broadening Wedge


 

The India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index is forming a 4-month ascending broadening wedge. Last week the failed bounce formed a partial rising that is bearish for a indication of a potential breakdown through the lower boundary of the wedge.

 


 
Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Pictures


 

The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index is forming a 4-month ascending broadening wedge. The index is bullish as long as prices stay above the lower boundary of the wedge.

 


 
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 Russian market is underperforming.
 


 
US Treasury Bond in Bullish 6-Month Uptrend Channel Pattern


 

The 30-year U.S. treasury bond index formed a 6-month uptrend channel pattern. The index is bullish as long as prices stay above the lower boundary of the channel.

 


 
US Dollar Forming 6-Month Bearish Downtrend Channel


 

The U.S. dollar index is forming a 6-month bearish downtrend channel. The index is bearish as long as prices stay below the upper boundary of the channel.

 


 
Gold in 6-Month Horizontal Trading Range


 

The gold index is forming a 6-month horizontal trading range between 1200 and 1300.
It is neutral before prices break out from the trading range.

 

 
Silver Broke above Neckline of 2-month Inverse Head-n-Shoulders Pattern


 

The silver index formed a 2-month inverse head-and-shoulders pattern. Prices broke above the neckline. It is bullish as long as prices stay above the neckline. The upside price target is projected at 17.9.

 

 
Crude Oil Forming 8-Month Descending Broadening Wedge


 

Crude oil index is forming an 8-month descending broadening wedge pattern. It becomes very volatile inside the wedge. Prices are approaching the upper boundary of the wedge.

 


 
Asset Class Performance Ranking with Copper Leading


 

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