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09/03/2017 – Market Update

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The Stock Market Bounced Back Toward Records

 

The general stock market regained momentum towards the upside and the market volatility reduced back to a normal level last week. Biotech, Precious Metals, and Internet were the top outperforming sectors. Gold is in a bullish move with breaking above 1300 which is the upper resistance level of a 6-month horizontal channel. Silver is also in a powerful advance from a bullish inverse head-and-shoulders pattern. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term bullish time-window until 9/14/2017.

 
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Broad Market in Short-Term Bullish Time-Window


 

The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 8 on Friday 9/1/2017 (down from 26 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 projected to be in a short-term bullish time-window until 9/14/2017. (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: upward
Date of Next Cycle High: 9/14/2017
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 8, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: positive (bullish)

 


 
Sector Performance Ranking with Biotech 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 1.91% above the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Biotech (10.15%), Precious Metals (7.43%), and Internet (4.81%). Underperforming sectors are Oil Equipment (-5.97%), Energy (-3.46%), and Telecommunication (-0.86%).
 

 

 
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. Upward intermediate wave (C) has ended. Downward primary wave [C] has started and it should be going to have an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Currently it is in downward intermediate wave (1) that is just the first downward wave of the intermediate five-wave sequence.

 


 
India Bombay Index Forming 4-Week Trading Range


 

The India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index is forming a 4-week horizontal trading range between 31200 and 31900. It is going to test the upper resistance level. If prices break above this level, the upside price target would be projected at 32500.

 


 
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 German 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 Had Bullish Breakout from 6-Month Horizontal Trading Range


 

The gold index formed a 6-month horizontal trading range between 1200 and 1300. Prices broke above the upper resistance level last week, and formed a bullish upward breakout. The upside price target now is projected at 1385.

 

 
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 have broken above the neckline. It is bullish with an upside price target projected at 17.9.

 

 
Crude Oil Forming 1-Month Downtrend Channel


 

Crude oil index is forming an 1-month downtrend channel. It is bearish before prices break above the upper boundary of the channel.

 


 
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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