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04/26/2020 – Market Update

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Bearish Rising Wedge in Stocks and Gold

 

Bearish rising wedge formation continues being built up on the charts of gold, the S&P 500 index, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index, and the India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index. Beware of any rising wedge breakdown that may resume price decline. Precious metals, biotech, and healthcare sectors ranked as the top three sectors with mostly strong technical strengths. Crude oil was bearish with a breakdown from a horizontal range last week. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term bearish time-window until 5/6/2020.

 
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Broad Market is about to Turn in Short-Term Bearish Time-Window


 

The Broad Market Instability Index (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 6 on Friday 4/24/2020 (up from 1 the previous week) which is below the panic threshold level of 42 and indicates a bullish market. The Wilshire 5000 index is right below 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 bearish time-window until 5/6/2020.

 

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: peak
Date of Next Cycle Low: 5/6/2020
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 6, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: positive (bullish)

 

 
Sector Performance Ranking with Precious Metals 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 Precious Metals, Biotech, and Healthcare. Underperforming sectors are Oil Equipment, Energy, and Home Construction.

 

 

 
S&P 500 Index in Primary Corrective Wave W


 

As shown in the weekly chart below, since October of 2018, the SPX has been in primary flat wave [W] which is the first wave of the primary corrective wave [W][X][Y] sequence. This flat wave [W] has developed an intermediate expanded flat correction (W)(X)(Y) three-wave sequence. Currently it is in intermediate downward wave (Y) having a short-term abc wave sequence. After a 30% drop in downward wave a, upward wave b advanced about 30%. Once the bounce completes, the price will resume declining with downward wave c.

 

The S&P 500 index on daily chart is forming a 5-week rising wedge pattern corresponding to short-term upward wave b. Now it is at the bounce high, and a postbounce decline with downward wave c will be the next. If the price breaks below the lower boundary of the wedge, it would become bearish with a downside price target projected at 2580.

 


 
German DAX Index: Elliott Wave


 

In the following weekly chart, since early 2018 the German DAX index has been in primary flat wave [W] which has an intermediate (W)(X)(Y) three-wave sequence progressively to the downside. Now it is in downward intermediate wave (Y) going to have a short-term abc three-wave sequence. So far waves a and b have been developed, and downward wave c will be the next.

 


 
India Bombay Index Forming 4-Week Rising Wedge Pattern


 

The India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index is forming a 5-week rising wedge pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the wedge. If the price breaks below the lower boundary of the wedge, it would become bearish with a downside price target projected at 28200.

 


 
Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Pictures


 

The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index is forming a 5-week rising wedge pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the wedge. If the price breaks below the lower boundary of the wedge, it would become bearish with a downside price target projected at 2760.

 

In the following weekly chart, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index is forming a 1-year downtrend channel pattern. It is bearish before the price breaks above the upper boundary of the channel.

 


 
US Treasury Bond Forming 3-Month Ascending Broadening Triangle Pattern


 

The 30-year U.S. treasury bond index formed a 3-month ascending broadening triangle pattern. It is bullish as long as the price stays above the lower boundary of the triangle.

 


 
US Dollar Formed a High Wave Pattern


 

The U.S. dollar index recently has formed a high wave pattern stretched sharply in both directions about 4.5% around a pivot level of 99.5. It is neutral as the price converges to the pivot level.

 


 
Gold Forming 5-week Rising Wedge Pattern


 

The gold index formed a 5-week rising wedge pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the wedge. If the price breaks below the lower boundary of the wedge, it would become bearish with a downside price target projected at 1610.

 

 
Silver Broke below 4-week Rising Wedge Pattern


 

The silver index formed a 4-week rising wedge pattern. The price has broken below the lower boundary of the wedge. It is bearish with a downside price target projected at 14.

 

 
Crude Oil Broke below 5-Week Horizontal Trading Range


 

The crude oil index formed a 5-week horizontal trading range pattern between 20 and 28. The price broke below the lower boundary of the range last week. It is bearish with a downside price target projected at 7. This target has been quickly reached.

 


 
Asset Class Performance Ranking with US Treasury Bond 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 US treasury bond is outperforming and Oil is underperforming.