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12/19/2021 – Market Update

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Stocks Stalled Near All-Time High

 

The S&P 500 index moved back and forth near the all-time high last week. The level of 4725 for the SPX will be critical to be tested this coming week. Semiconductors, Consumer Goods, and Home Construction ranked as the top three sectors with mostly strong technical strengths. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term bullish time-window until 12/22/2021.

 
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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 66 on Friday 12/17/2021 (up from 40 the previous week) which is above the panic threshold level of 42 and indicates a bearish market. The Wilshire 5000 index is right above the 89-day exponential moving average, and the momentum is negative. 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 12/22/2021.

 

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: 12/22/2021
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 66, above the panic threshold (bearish)
Momentum Indicator: negative (bearish)

 

 
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, Consumer Goods, and Home Construction. Underperforming sectors are Oil Equipment, Internet, and Precious Metals.

 

 

 
S&P 500 Index Ending Primary Upward Wave 5


 

As shown in the weekly chart below, since March of 2020, the SPX has been in a primary upward wave [5], and it has developed intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Primary upward wave [5] is due to end, and primary downward wave [A] will be the next. Primary downward wave [A] is going to have intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence.

 

The S&P 500 index is forming a 6-week descending broadening triangle pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks above the upper boundary of the triangle.

 


 
German DAX Index: Elliott Wave


 

In the following weekly chart, since early March of 2020 the German DAX index has been in primary upward wave [5] which developed an intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Currently it is in a transition from primary upward wave [5] to primary corrective wave [A]. The next will be the first intermediate downward wave (1).

 


 
India Bombay Index in 2-Month Descending Broadening Wedge Pattern


 

The India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index is forming a 2-month descending broadening wedge pattern. It is bearish before the price breaks above the upper boundary of the wedge.

 


 
Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Pictures


 

The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index formed a 3-month descending triangle pattern. The price has broken above the upper boundary of the triangle. It is bullish with an upside price target projected at 3700.

 

In the following weekly chart, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index is forming a 1-year ascending triangle pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the triangle.

 


 
US Treasury Bond in 2-Month Ascending Broadening Wedge Pattern


 

The 30-year U.S. treasury bond index is forming a 2-month ascending broadening wedge pattern. It is bullish before the price breaks below the lower boundary of the wedge.

 


 
US Dollar in 1-Month Symmetrical Triangle Pattern


 

The U.S. dollar index is forming a 1-month symmetrical triangle pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the triangle.

 


 
Gold in 2.5-Month Horizontal Trading Range Pattern


 

The gold index is forming a 2.5-month horizontal trading range between 1760 and 1870. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the range.

 

 
Silver Broke Below 2.5-Month Rising Wedge Pattern


 

The silver index formed 2.5-month rising pattern. The price has broken below the lower boundary of the wedge. It is bearish with a downside price target projected at 23. This price target has been reached.

 

 
Crude Oil in 2-Month Descending Broadening Wedge Pattern


 

The crude oil index is forming a 2-month descending broadening wedge pattern. It is bearish as long as the price is below the upper boundary of 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 oil is underperforming.