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12/22/2019 – Market Update

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Stocks in New Record Highs

 

The S&P 500 index is bullish as the price continues moving up in a 1-year uptrend channel pattern. The US dollar is bearish with a 3.5-month downtrend channel pattern. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term bullish time-window until 12/27/2019.

 
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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 7 on Friday 12/20/2019 (down from 14 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 the Leading Wave Index (LWX), the broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term bullish time-window until 12/27/2019.

 

The Leading Wave Index (LWX) Indicator in Last Four Weeks (Actual)

 

The Leading Wave Index (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: 12/27/2019
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 7, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: positive (bullish)

 

 
Sector Performance Ranking with Semiconductors Leading


 

The following table ranks sectors by using the StockCharts Technical Rank (SCTR) based on six key indicators which cover long-term, medium-term and short-term timeframes. Outperforming sectors are Semiconductors, Technology, and Biotech. Underperforming sectors are Energy, Internet, and Oil Equipment.

 

 

 
S&P 500 Index in Primary Downward Wave W


 

As shown in the weekly chart below, since early 2016 the SPX has been in primary impulse wave [5] which is the last upward wave of a multi-year primary five-wave sequence started from 2009. This fifth primary upward wave developed an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Both intermediate upward wave (5) and primary upward wave [5] ended in October of last year, and primary corrective wave [W][X][Y] sequence started right after.

Currently the SPX is in primary corrective wave [W] which is the first primary downward wave of the primary corrective wave [W][X][Y] sequence. This downward wave [W] is going to have an intermediate (W)(X)(Y) three-wave sequence progressively to the downside. So far intermediate waves (W) and (X) have developed. Currently it is in upward intermediate wave (X) which has a sub-wave a-b-c-d-e sequence.

 

The S&P 500 index on daily chart is forming a 12-month uptrend channel pattern. The price reached the upper boundary of the channel.

 


 
German DAX Index: Elliott Wave


 

In the following weekly chart, since early 2018 the German DAX index has been in primary downward wave [W] which will have an intermediate (W)(X)(Y) three-wave sequence progressively to the downside. So far intermediate wave (W) and wave (X) have developed. Now it is in upward intermediate wave (X).

 


 
India Bombay Index Forming 9-Month Broadening Triangle Pattern


 

The India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index is forming a 9-month broadening triangle pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the triangle.

 


 
Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Pictures


 

The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index formed a 3.5-month falling wedge pattern. The price has broken the upper boundary of the wedge. It is bullish with an upside price target projected at 3040. This price target was briefly touched last week.

 

In the following weekly chart, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index formed a 11-month symmetrical triangle pattern. The price broke above the upper boundary of the triangle. It is bullish with an upside price target projected at 3400.

 


 
US Treasury Bond Forming 4.5-Month Falling Wedge Pattern


 

The 30-year U.S. treasury bond index is forming a 4.5-month falling wedge pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the wedge.

 


 
US Dollar Forming 3.5-Month Downtrend Channel Pattern


 

The U.S. dollar index is forming a 3.5-month downtrend channel pattern. It is bearish as long as the price is below the upper boundary of the channel.

 


 
Gold Broke above 3.5-Year Ascending Triangle Pattern


 

The gold index formed a 3.5-year ascending triangle pattern on the weekly chart. The price has broken above the upper boundary of the triangle. It is bullish with an upside price target projected at 1570.

 

 
Silver in Falling Wedge Pattern


 

The silver index formed a 3.5-month falling wedge pattern. The price breached the upper boundary of the wedge. It is bullish with an upside price target projected at 18.6.

 

 
Crude Oil Forming 8-Month Descending Triangle Pattern


 

The crude oil index is forming a 8-month descending triangle pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the wedge.

 


 
Asset Class Performance Ranking with Equity Leading


 

The following table ranks asset class by using the StockCharts Technical Rank (SCTR) based on six key indicators which cover long-term, medium-term and short-term timeframes. Currently equity is outperforming and the US treasury bound is underperforming.