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10/15/2017 – Market Update

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Prices of Gold and Treasury Bond Rebound

 

Readings of our Broad Market Instability Index (BIX) started rising and the stock market momentum remained low last week. Prices of gold and the US treasury bonds resumed their upward moves. Crude oil formed a partial decline which is a bullish sign for a potential breakout from the upper resistance near 52. The broad stock market is expected to have a short-term pullback, and is projected to be in a short-term bearish time-window until 10/27/2017.

 
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Broad Market in Short-Term Bearish Time-Window


 

The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 22 on Friday 10/13/2017 (up from 3 the previous week) which is below the panic threshold level of 42 and indicates a bullish market. Please note that the BIX started rising. The Wilshire 5000 index is above the 89-day exponential moving average, and the momentum is slightly positive. Based on the forecast of LWX, the broad stock market is projected to be in the bearish time-window until 10/27/2017. (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: downward
Date of Next Cycle Low: 10/27/2017
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 22, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: slightly positive (neutral)

 


 
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 3.48% above the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Semiconductors (9.36%), Home Construction (8.88%), and Internet (6.49%). Underperforming sectors are Wireless Communication (-3.61%), Telecommunication (-3.61%), and Oil Equipment (-0.59%).
 

 

 
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. As the wedge is getting narrow and narrow, there is 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. Now it is in a sideways-wave sequence.

 


 
India Bombay Index Forming 3-Month Trading Range


 

The India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index is forming a 3-month horizontal trading range between 31200 and 32600. It is neutral before prices break out from the range.

 


 
Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Pictures


 

The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index is forming a 5-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 Australian market is underperforming.
 


 
US Treasury Bond Broke Below 6-Month Rising Wedge Pattern


 

The 30-year U.S. treasury bond index formed a 6-month rising wedge pattern. Recently prices broke below the lower boundary of the wedge. Now prices may retest the lower boundary of the wedge.

 


 
US Dollar Forming 2.5-Month Descending Broadening Triangle Pattern


 

The U.S. dollar index is forming a 2.5-month descending broadening triangle pattern. 94 is a resistance level, and prices are pulling back. This pattern is likely an intermediate-term bottom process.

 


 
Gold Forming 10-Month Uptrend Channel


 

The gold index is forming a 10-month uptrend channel. Prices pulled back sharply last month, and resumed upward move last week.

 

 
Silver Broke below 2.5-Month Ascending Broadening Wedge


 

The silver index formed a 2.5-month ascending broadening wedge pattern. Recently prices have broken below the lower boundary of the wedge. Now prices may retest the lower boundary of the wedge.

 

 
Crude Oil Forming 9-Month Inverse Roof Pattern


 

Crude oil index is forming a 9-month inverse roof pattern which is a bullish pattern. Recently prices have pulled back from the upper resistance boundary, and formed a partial decline which is a bullish sign for a potential breakout from the upper boundary.

 


 
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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