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03/27/2022 – Market Update

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The stock market slightly drifted up last week. Energy, Oil Equipment, and Precious Metals ranked as the top three sectors with mostly strong technical strengths. The S&P 500 index currently is above its 89-day exponential moving average, and it is close to the late part of the current upward wave. The broad stock market is projected to be in a short-term bullish time-window until 3/30/2022.

 
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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 3 on Friday 3/25/2022 (up from 2 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 3/30/2022.

 

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: 03/30/2022
Broad Market Instability Index (BIX): 3, below the panic threshold (bullish)
Momentum Indicator: positive (bullish)

 

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

 

 

 
S&P 500 Index in Primary Corrective Wave A


 

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 ending, and primary corrective wave [A] started. Primary corrective wave [A] is going to have intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Now it is in intermediate upward wave (2).

 

The S&P 500 index formed a 4-week w-shape pattern on the daily chart. The price has broken above the neckline of the pattern. It is bullish with an upside price target projected at 4570.

 


 
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. Primary upward wave [5] ended, and primary corrective wave [A] started. Primary corrective wave [A] is going to have intermediate (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) five-wave sequence. Currently it is in intermediate upward wave (2).

 


 
India Bombay Index in 5-week rising wedge Pattern


 

The India Bombay Stock Exchange 30 Sensex index is forming a 5-week rising wedge pattern. It is bullish as long as the price is above the lower boundary of the wedge.

 


 
Shanghai Composite Index: Intermediate-Term Pictures


 

The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index is forming a 3-month descending broadening wedge pattern. It is bearish before the price breaks above the upper boundary of the wedge.

 

In the following weekly chart, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index formed a 16-month horizontal trading range pattern between 3350 and 3700. The price broke below the lower boundary of the range. It is bearish with a downside price target projected at 3160.

 


 
US Treasury Bond in 3.5-Month Descending Broadening Wedge Pattern


 

The 30-year U.S. treasury bond index is forming a 3.5-month descending broadening wedge pattern. It is bearish before the price breaks above the upper boundary of the wedge.

 


 
US Dollar in 4-Week Descending Triangle Pattern


 

The U.S. dollar index is form a 4-week descending triangle pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the triangle.

 


 
Gold in 1.5-Month Ascending Broadening Wedge Pattern


 

The gold index is forming a 1.5-month ascending broadening wedge pattern. It is bullish as long as the price stays above the lower boundary of the wedge.

 

 
Silver in 1.5-Month Ascending Broadening Wedge Pattern


 

The silver index is forming a 1.5-month ascending broadening wedge pattern. It is bullish as long as the price stays above the lower boundary of the wedge.

 

 
Crude Oil in 5-Week Symmetric Triangle Pattern


 

The crude oil index is forming a 5-week symmetric triangle pattern. It is neutral before the price breaks out from the triangle.

 


 
Asset Class Performance Ranking with Oil 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 oil is outperforming and the US treasury bond is underperforming.