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Stock Index Mid-Year Video Series – 2020 | PART I/III

by WaveTrack International| June 24, 2020 | No Comments

STOCK INDEX VIDEO - COVID-19 Aftermath II – Secular-Bull Market Uptrend Resumes! Elliott Wave Financial Forecasting @ its best! by WaveTrack International

COVID-19 Aftermath II – Secular-Bull Market Uptrend Resumes!

This report combines ELLIOTT WAVE with updated SENTIMENT & ECONOMIC INDICATOR STUDIES

We’re pleased to announce the publication of WaveTrack’s mid-year 2020 video updates of medium-term ELLIOTT WAVE price-forecasts. Today’s release is PART I, STOCK INDICES – Parts II & III will be published during the next month.

PART I – STOCK INDEX
• PART II – COMMODITIES
• PART III – CURRENCIES & INTEREST RATES

EW-Forecast Review – H1 2020

The Annual 2020 report published last December (2019) highlighted several main points, including –

  • Dow Jones remains on-course to continue secular-bull uptrend to original upside targets of 40,000 – European indices outperform – Banks, Biotech outperforming sectors

  • T-Minus 3 months & counting – US10yr Breakeven Inflation Rate (TIPS) could delay the next surge higher until end-Q1 2020 – some commodities, Copper, Crude oil have downside risk but closing-in on completing counter-trend declines from 2018’s highs
  • Well, a lot’s happened since then! The coronavirus pandemic has decimated global economies with a collapse in almost all areas of manufacturing and services. Only online sales survived the downturn. But even Amazon’s shares traded sharply lower during the worst of the stock market rout in February/March with declines of -25% per cent compared to the benchmark SP500’s decline of -36% per cent.

    International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently made a statement saying the current COVID-19 crisis is ‘unlike anything the world has seen before’. The organisation forecast in April a contraction of -3% for the global economy in 2020. However, the IMF has since said it could be even worse. It noted that the services industry had been more severely impacted than manufacturing. This represents a change from previous crises, where a lack of investment hit manufacturing activity hardest.

    The IMF added ‘For the first time since the Great Depression, both advanced and emerging market economies will be in recession in 2020. The forthcoming June World Economic Outlook Update is likely to show negative growth rates even worse than previously estimated’.

    Global PMI - Source: JP Morgan - WaveTrack International Stock Index Mid-Year Video 2020

    fig #1 – Global PMI – Source: JP Morgan

    This downbeat assessment has been echoed in the data. The IHS Markit/JP Morgan Global PMI Output Index shows a massive slide lower during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the index kept falling from 52.0 down to 26.0 before staging a V-shaped rally from the March/April low – see fig #1. The less sensitive quarterly GDP figures haven’t yet reflected that extreme downturn, but they will do once compiled, but lagging behind.

    Enter the Central Banks

    In response to the effects of COVID-19 and the lockdowns, central banks and governments have begun an estimated $15 trillion dollars of stimulus in order to protect their economies from systemic collapse. These are record sums that will explode balance sheets and deficits to peacetime highs and to levels that equate to about 17% per cent of an $87 trillion dollar global economy. It’s a massive undertaking.

    Stimulus so far – $15 trillion and counting

    In a Reuters report from Ritvik Carvalho, it states that central banks have so far unveiled as much as $15 trillion dollars of funding into the financial system in an attempt to reverse the economic slump – see fig #2. It’s caused an exponential rise in the balance sheets. And in reaching that number, Reuters has included the increase in central bank balance sheets since the crisis erupted, new government cash injections and spending pledges, as well as about $7 trillion worth of quasi-fiscal loans and credit guarantees. Much of the latter may never be drawn upon, which would reduce the size of the fiscal stimulus. Central banks will also buy more bonds. Some are even saying there is no cap on purchases, inflating the $15 trillion number between now and end-2020.

    G3 Central Bank Balance Sheets    Sources: Ritvik Carvalho Reuters - Stock Index Video by WaveTrack International

    fig #2 – G3 Central Bank Balance Sheets Sources: Ritvik Carvalho Reuters

    Earlier this month (June), the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it will increase its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) by €600 billion euros as it attempts to bolster the region’s economy following the coronavirus crisis. The amount is in addition to the existing €750 billion euros of government bond purchases that the ECB announced in March, taking to total to €1.35 trillion euros.

    Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve announced its expanding its current stimulus programme to include the purchasing of corporate bonds as a function of its Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF). The Fed’s stimulus has already exceeded $2.3 trillion dollars and together with various fiscal stimulus by the U.S. government, is expected to be as high as $5.0 trillion dollars.

    Coronavirus – 2nd Wave?

    Just as lockdowns have been relaxed and economies begin to reopen, so warnings have emerged over a 2nd wave of COVID-19 infections.

    The second wave has begun’ said William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine following reports of a spike in infection rates in Arizona, Florida and California. White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a recent announcement that a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States ‘could happen’ but is ‘not inevitable’.

    Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Health Emergencies Programme, said ‘calling instances like these a second wave isn’t quite accurate – most of the world right now is still very much in the first wave of this pandemic’ – it’s not surprising at all that any country coming out of this so-called lockdown can have clusters of disease, reemergence of disease’.

    Investors are confused and you can understand why!

    Sentiment

    In the late-May Global Fund Manager survey conducted by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, it reported that just 10% of fund managers expected a V-shaped recovery, only 25% a new bull market. In contrast 75% expect a U or W-shaped recovery with 68% believing a bear market rally began from the March lows – see fig #3.

    fig #3 - FMS Investors Are Still More Bearish Than Bullish  - Source: BofA Global Fund Manager Survey - Stock Index Video 2020 by WaveTrack International

    fig #3 – FMS Investors Are Still More Bearish Than Bullish – Source: BofA Global Fund Manager Survey

    Around the same time, Reuters conducted a similar sentiment poll of more than 250 economists highlighting recessions in most major economies would be deeper this year than previously predicted. Almost three-quarters of economists said the recovery would be either U-shaped, with a prolonged trough, or like a tick mark where the speed of the recovery is not as quick as the drop-off. Only 15 respondents predicted a strong, V-shaped recovery. The others said it would be W-shaped, where a vigorous rebound results in another sharp slump, or L-shaped where the economy flat-lines after the downturn – see fig #4.

    fig #4 - Reuters Poll: Expected shape of the global economic recovery - Source: Reuters Polls - www.wavetrack.com Elliott Wave Stock Index Video 2020

    fig #4 – Reuters Poll: Expected shape of the global economic recovery – Source: Reuters Polls

    From this we can discern that fund managers and economists have been very cautious since the COVID-19 pandemic hit financial markets during February/March’s sell-off – and they haven’t changed their opinions into late-May despite stock markets gaining back most of those -36% per cent losses since March’s lows.

    What Next? Elliott Wave Perspective

    COVID-19 Aftermath II – Secular-Bull Market Uptrend Resumes!

    Despite all the conflicting news stories, COVID-19 vs. Central Banks, the outlook for global stock markets are clearly bullish, at least from an Elliott Wave perspective.

    The benchmark SP500 completed a 4th wave correction into March’s low of 2191.86 with a new 5th wave uptrend getting underway since – this explains the V-shaped recovery into the mid-June high – see fig #5. The 4th wave, intermediate wave (4) completed a clearly-defined expanding flat pattern, labelled a-b-c subdividing 3-3-5 from the Jan.’18 high of 2872.87 – all criteria in correctly identifying this pattern were fulfilled, including its overall ‘form’ where wave minor wave a. establishes its initial trading-range ending in Dec.’18 at 2346.58 which is later exceeded slightly as waves b. and c., the former at 3393.52 and the latter into March’s low of 2191.86.

    fig #5 - SP500 - Track Record - dated 25th March 2020 - WaveTrack International Financial Forecasting - STOCK INDEX VIDEO 2020

    fig #5 – SP500 – Track Record – dated 25th March 2020 – WaveTrack International Financial Forecasting

    Importance of Keeping it all in the Right Ratio and Proportion

    Another criteria is ratio and proportion. Ratio is fulfilled where the initial downswing within minor wave a. at 2532.69 is extended by a fib. 61.8% ratio in projecting its low at 2346.58. Also, extending the initial upswing of wave b. to 2954.13 by a fib. 61.8% ratio projects the exact high at 3393.52. The final criteria is overall proportionality where minor wave a. is extended by a fib. 38.2% ratio in projecting the terminal low for minor wave c. to 2172.00+/-, the actual low being just 20 points higher at 2191.86.

    fig #6 - EuroStoxx 50 - Weekly - by WaveTrack International

    fig #6 – EuroStoxx 50 – Weekly – by WaveTrack International

    The completion of the SP500’s expanding flat pattern is not a one-off coincidence. This same pattern is replicated in many other indices. Larger expanding flat patterns also completed last March for European indices too, the Eurostoxx 50 and the Xetra Dax. The Eurostoxx 50’s expanding flat is clearly defined because its second sequence, primary wave B has definitively unfolded into a double zig zag pattern, (A)-(B)-(C)-(X)-(A)-(B)-(C) from the Feb.’16 low of 2672.73 nudging to a momentary higher-high last February ending at 3867.28 – see fig #6. The coronavirus sell-off completed primary wave C into the exact fib. 38.2% extension level of primary wave A’s low of 2672.73 at 2302.84, just 26 points from the idealised measurement!

    Emerging Markets + Asia – Australia – Japan

    Emerging markets tell the same bullish story. They’re all signalling major coronavirus lows last March. The next two charts echo the same bullish outlook across Asian and the rest of the world’s indices – see fig’s #7 + fig #8.

    fig #7 - MSCI Emerging Markets - Track Record dated 19th December 2019 - by WaveTrack International - Stock Index Video 2020

    fig #7 – MSCI Emerging Markets – Track Record dated 19th December 2019 – by WaveTrack International

    This shows last December’s MSCI Emerging Market index forecast in preparation for the 2020 annual video report. It forecast a collapse lower as minor wave c. from a price-expectancy high of 1132-1172+/- towards a low of 825+/- that completes a counter-trend zig zag pattern from the Jan.’18 high.

    fig #8 - MSCI Emerging Markets - Track Record - RESULT! - by WaveTrack International

    fig #8 – MSCI Emerging Markets – Daily – by WaveTrack International

    As you can see, the decline began from 1151 then declined to a major low of 752 before staging a reversal-signature upswing. This is confirming a resumption of its much larger uptrend.

    Conclusion

    Despite all the conflicting news surrounding COVID-19, financial stock markets are giving clearly bullish signs going forward. We’re excited to see these developments and hope you’ll join us in looking through over 70 charts supporting this outlook in our latest mid-year update.

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    SP500 – Counter-Trend in Progress to 3213.75+/-

    by WaveTrack International| June 22, 2020 | No Comments

    SP500 – Counter-Trend Zig Zag Rally in Progress from 2923.75 to 3213.75+/-

    For more details, see last Friday’s Elliott Wave Compass Report

    The SP500 began a corrective 2nd wave downswing from the June high of 3231.25 (futures). Labelled as minor wave ii. two, this unfolding into a minute degree a-b-c zig zag pattern, subdividing 5-3-5. It is the correction of minor wave i. one’s five wave impulse advance that began from the March low of 2174.00.

    SP500 Futures - 30 mins. - Track Record 17th June 2020

    SP500 Futures – 30 mins. – Track Record 17th June 2020

    Minute wave a of this corrective zig zag downswing completed already, into the mid-June low of 2923.75. Note its five wave structure, labelled [i]-[ii]-[iii-]-[iv]-[v]. This is being followed by a counter-trend zig zag rally as minute wave b. However, this minute wave b is still incomplete. Labelled [a]-[b]-[c], this must subdivide into a 5-3-5 sequence. Note, wave [a] satisfactorily unfolded into a five wave upswing ending at 3156.25. Although this time last week, wave [b] remained incomplete to the downside where targets were towards 3028.00+/-, max. 3006.75+/-. See fig #1.

    SP500 - 30 mins. - Forecast by WaveTrack International

    SP500 – 30 mins. – Forecast by WaveTrack International

    But overnight selling has now pulled the SP500 down to the 3028.00+/- target level, trading at 3027.25 in completing wave [b] – see fig #2. The immediate response higher is a good indication of its intention to now push higher as wave [c] targeting 3213.75+/- over the next several trading days.

    Once this [a]-[b]-[c] zig zag rally has ended minute wave b, then wave c declines can resume the larger zig zag downswing as minor wave ii. two.

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    Institutions

    Italian ITY10yr Yield

    by WaveTrack International| June 5, 2020 | No Comments

    The Italian ITY10yr yield has just broken below key support levels traded last week at 1.417% as the ECB commit to more funding – existing downside targets towards 0.993% remain on-track

    ECB and Yields

    The European Central Bank met earlier this afternoon, deciding on an extension of the Pandemic Purchase Programme (PPP) to at least June 2021. The ECB will buy bonds up to €20bn month plus €120bn this year in a total programme rising from €600bn to €1.35 trillion Euros. The central bank leaves the main refinancing rate unchanged at 0.00% per cent.

    Italy 10yt Yield - Daily - Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    fig #1 – Italy 10yt Yield – Daily – Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    The news of more funding into the financial system was a commitment that sends the ITY10yr yield tumbling lower from 1.592% just before the announcement to 1.373% before closing the session at 1.408%. The break below last week’s support at 1.417% is confirming original downside targets towards 0.993% remain on-track – see fig #1.

    Italy 10yr Yield - Daily - Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    fig #2 – Italy 10yr Yield – Daily – Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Once completed at 0.993, this decline ends a zig zag pattern for intermediate wave (2) from 2.977 opening the way for a continuation of the larger five wave impulse uptrend as wave (3) towards 3.550+/- and ultimately wave (5) to 3.790+/- sometime next year – see fig #2 & fig #3.

    Italy 10yr Yield - Weekly - Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    fig #3 – Italy 10yr Yield – Weekly – Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    The long-term picture remains unchanged. Cycle wave A’s five wave impulse uptrend is forecast towards 8.820+/- during the next several years – see fig #4.

    Italy 10yr Yield - Quarterly - Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    fig #4 – Italy 10yr Yield – Quarterly – Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Italian and German 10yr Yield

    The ITY10yr-DE10yr yield spread is clearly narrowing over the medium term over the next several years. However, the intermediate-term picture suggests some narrowing in the short-term. With shorter-term targets towards 1.500+/- as minor wave b. within an a-b-c widening counter-trend upswing of wave (2) that began from the Feb.’20 low of 1.263 (weekly closing chart)see fig #5. Minor wave c. upside targets over the coming year are towards 3.018+/-.

    Italy 10yr-DE 10yr Yield - Weekly - Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    fig #5 – Italy 10yr-DE 10yr Yield – Weekly – Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Conclusion

    The ECB is obviously ready to go to any lengths to support the Eurozone economy. For the time being, that is triggering lower Italian yields. However, slightly higher DE10yr bund yields as the burden of payment lies with Germany.

    XOP Oil and Gas Index/ETF – Advance

    by WaveTrack International| May 12, 2020 | 2 Comments

    Mid-March $29.48 Low Begins 2½ Year Advance to 1180.00+/-

  • The XOP Oil & Gas Index/ETF ended a major decline last March at 29.48, completing declines that originated from the July ’18 high of 181.80. This downswing is the 3rd wave within a declining five wave diagonal-impulse pattern from 336.16. Next upside targets for the 4th wave are towards 118.00+/- over next 2½ year period
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    SP500 – Heading Lower

    by WaveTrack International| April 28, 2020 | No Comments

    SP500 – Expanding Flat – Heading Lower Towards 2655.75+/-

  • The SP500 has just completed a three wave (a)-(b)-(c) zig zag upswing from the April 21st low of 2717.25 into today’s high of 2913.50. This completes wave [b] of a developing [a]-[b]-[c] expanding flat pattern. Downside targets for wave [c] towards 2655.75+/-
  • SP500 E-mini Futures - 60 mins. - Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    SP500 E-mini Futures – 60 mins. – Elliott Wave Forecast by www.wavetrack.com – WaveTrack International

    The SP500 has just completed a three wave zig zag rally from last week’s low of 2717.25 into today’s high of 2913.50. This pattern is labelled in sub-minuette degree, (a)-(b)-(c). Note how extending wave (a) by a fib. 61.8% ratio projects the terminal high for wave (c) smack into the actual high of 2913.50, validating its completion.

    The 2913.50 high ends a larger degree [b] wave advance within a declining [a]-[b]-[c] expanding flat pattern. By extending wave [a]’s initial decline to 2717.25 by a fib. 14.58% ratio projects a terminal high towards 2910.25, just a slither away from the high.

    Wave [a] can also be extended to the downside by fib-price-ratios in determining the terminal low for wave [c]’s five wave impulse downswing. We’ve selected a fib. 38.2% ratio because this converges with the fib. 50% retracement level of the preceding impulse advance of minute wave 1 that began from the April 2nd low of 2424.75 (log scale). This projects wave [c] towards 2655.75+/-.

    Conclusion

    Identifying this expanding flat pattern verifies the larger advance from the March 23rd low of 2174.00 is a bullish 1-2-1 sequence with another 2nd wave correction underway towards 2655.75+/-.

    This disproves the theory that March’s advance is a corrective zig zag within a secular-bear downtrend. Rather, it proofs the bullish outlook of the secular-bull uptrend of intermediate wave (5).

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    Gilead Sciences – Stock Pops +16% Overnight!

    by WaveTrack International| April 17, 2020 | 2 Comments

    Gilead Science’s stock pops +16% per cent in the pre-market following its announcement that its coronavirus drug trial shows encouraging early results. However, in the past it has been shown that vaccines need longer testing to be deemed safe.

    Gilead Sciences has been on our stock-watch list since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic began to spread outside of China in early February. Overnight news that it’s made progress in clinical testing of a new drug that combats the symptoms of the coronavirus has sent its stock price up +16% per cent in the pre-market.

    Trading overnight has been as high as 89.38. Although it’s drifted lower in the last hour from that high to 84.20. But could this leap higher have been predicted? Any number of companies engaged in the rush to find a cure for coronavirus could be watched. However, this stock did get our interest early on because of its pattern development.

    Back in December ‘18, Gilead Sciences had completed a multi-year corrective downswing that began from the Oct.’14 high of 116.83 at 60.32 – see fig #1. This correction unfolded into a typical Elliott Wave expanding flat pattern as primary wave 4 whilst labelled in intermediate degree, (A)-(B)-(C).

    Gilead Sciences - Weekly - Financial Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Gilead Sciences – Weekly – Financial Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Gilead and Fibonacci Ratio Analysis

    Wave (A) ended an initial three wave zig zag downswing to 85.95 which was followed by another zig zag upswing to 123.37. Wave (C)’s decline would normally extend below wave (A) by a fib. 38.2% ratio (or sometimes 23.6%. 14.58%). But in this case, it extended by a fib. 100% ratio. This rather uncommon fib-price-ratio measurement was required in order to fully balance the preceding uptrend of primary wave 3’s advance so that wave 4’s percentage correction was at least similar to wave 2’s decline.

    Nevertheless, extending wave (A) by a fib. 100% ratio projected a terminal low for wave (C) to 59.88+/-. The actual low was in close proximity, at 60.32.
    It then spent another year doing absolutely nothing until prices shot higher towards the end of February this year and now overnight to 89.38. As you can see from the chart, upside targets to complete wave (1) were towards 90.70+/-. And in answer to the original question, could this pop higher have been predicted, the answer is clearly yes.

    What Next?

    The long-term uptrend of Gilead Sciences shows an incomplete five wave impulse uptrend in development from the June ’94 low of 0.20 – see fig #2.

    Gilead Sciences - Monthly - Financial Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Gilead Sciences – Monthly – Financial Forecast by WaveTrack International

    The December ’18 low ended primary wave 4 with a percentage decline of -48.3% per cent. Very similar to primary wave 2’s decline of -57.5% per cent.
    Primary wave 5 now seems well established to the upside, notwithstanding a potential wave (2) correction at some stage soon. Other than that, primary wave 5 upside targets remain unchanged towards 235.75+/-. This measurement is derived by extending the initial 1-2-1 sequence from 0.20 to 2.98 by a fib. 161.8% ratio.

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    SP500 – Crisis! What Crisis!

    by WaveTrack International| April 15, 2020 | No Comments

    SP500 – Crisis! What Crisis by WaveTrack International

    The SP500 advance is only three waves up from the March 23rd low – so does this qualify as a corrective a-b-c zig zag within a secular-bear downtrend, or a bullish 1-2-1 sequence within the continuation of the secular-bull uptrend?

    The Big Question

    Given the amount of correspondence received recently, we’d like to address the one big question that rests upon everyone’s lips. Has February/March’s coronavirus sell-off begun a secular-bear downtrend? Or has the March 23rd low ended a counter-trend correction within the continuation of a secular-bull uptrend?

    Our Elliott Wave analysis suggests the March 23rd low ended a correction within the continuation of the secular-bull uptrend. But let’s see if this can really be objectively substantiated.

    Mainstream Elliott Wave analysts are saying we’re entering the beginning of a secular-bear downtrend. However, this seems fanciful and not substantiated basis introspective analysis across varying stock indices. Why not take a look at equities or other asset classes?

    SP500 – Up or Down?

    SP500 Emini Futures - 120 mins. by WaveTrack International www.wavetrack.com

    E-Mini SP500 Futures – 120 mins. by WaveTrack International

    This first chart of the SP500 depicts a five wave impulse downswing from February’s high of 3397.50 ending into the March 23rd low of 2174.00 – see fig #1. This actual low of 2174.00 was forecast on the very day it occurred (see WaveTrack social media updates, twitter and FaceBook dt. March 23rd). See here:

    This decline has excited the bears! Mainly, because the next rally has unfolded into a three wave sequence to current levels of 2836.00+/-. But is this an a-b-c corrective zig zag? Or as we suggest, a bullish 1-2-1 sequence?

    SP500 and The Larger Picture

    Viewed in isolation, both can be equally true! But to answer this truthfully, we must first take a look at how these two sequences, the five wave decline and the three wave rally fit into the larger picture.

    SP500 Index - Daily mins. by WaveTrack International www.wavetrack.com

    SP500 Index – Daily mins. by WaveTrack International www.wavetrack.com

    What must be considered is the way the SP500’s advance from the Dec.’18 low of 2346.58 (cash) unfolded into the Feb.’20 high of 3393.52 – see fig #2. In this chart, we can ‘proof’ that it unfolded into an a-b-c zig zag pattern – from a qualitative perspective, both waves a and c subdivide into a necessary five wave impulse sequence – from a quantitative perspective, this advance fits perfectly into the criteria of unfolding into a zig zag, where wave a is extended by a fib. 61.8% ratio in projecting the terminal high for wave c at 3405.85+/- (small deviation).

    We already know that secular-bull uptrends don’t finish major highs as zig zags but as five wave impulse patterns. The only time a zig zag can end a secular-bull uptrend in this way is if it were the 5th wave within an ending-diagonal, but this is clearly not the case here.

    SP500 Index - Daily mins. by WaveTrack International www.wavetrack.com

    SP500 Index – Daily mins. by WaveTrack International www.wavetrack.com

    This a-b-c zig zag is in fact, the second sequence, i.e. minor wave b. within a larger a-b-c 3-3-5 expanding flat pattern that began unfolding lower as intermediate wave (4) from the Jan.’18 high of 2872.87 – see fig #3. This explains why February/March’s sell-off to 2196.86 unfolded into a five wave impulse pattern, ending at 21941.86 (cash), 2174.00+/- (futures).

    Putting these aspects together, the outlook turns bullish over the next couple of years, not bearish.

    But what about the three wave upswing from the March 23rd low? Well, this must be a bullish 1-2-1 sequence – another 2nd wave correction is due, but that should, must end above the secondary low of 2424.75 (futures).

    Corroboration – Deutsche Bank – UniCredit Bank

    There are many other global indices that support this bullish development – Europe’s Eurostoxx 50 and Xetra Dax, the U.K.’s FTSE-100 are all showing major corrective downswings ended last month. But we’ve also taken a look at the underperforming European Banking Sector to get some idea of which direction the larger trends are developing.

    Deutsche Bank

    SP500 Crisis what Crisis? - Deutsche Bank - Weekly by WaveTrack International

    Deutsche Bank – Weekly by WaveTrack International

    First up is Deutsche Bank. This equity has been underperforming for so long, it’s guaranteed that it will look super-bearish if the SP500 were beginning a secular-bear downtrend. But it’s not! See fig #4. Deutsche Bank is just finishing a major A-B-C zig zag downswing from its all-time high of 105.812 into the March ’20 low of 4.448. We can ‘proof’ this where cycle waves A and C both subdivide into a five wave impulse sequence whilst wave C approaches a terminal low at the fib. 61.8% extension below cycle wave A. Now that’s really bullish. A multi-year rally can begin now. You wouldn’t see that if the SP500 were about to collapse lower!

    UniCredit

    SP500 and UniCredit - Weekly - Financial Forecast by WaveTrack International

    UniCredit – Weekly – Financial Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Second, up is UniCredit Bank. It has also declined into a huge A-B-C zig zag corrective pattern from its all-time high of 256.290 ending into the March ’20 low of 6.420! See fig #5. Even more interesting is how cycle wave C’s decline has unfolded, into a five wave ending/contracting-diagonal pattern. Unlike expanding-impulse patterns, the completion of an ending-diagonal pattern has certain finite limits. It can’t ‘extend’ like an expanding-impulse, instead is confined to its narrowing boundary lines. In all probability, it has already ended its concluding 5th wave at 6.420. Now that’s very bullish going forward, and like Deutsche Bank, has the opportunity to begin a multi-year recovery advance – that wouldn’t be the case if the SP500 were about to collapse lower.

    Conclusion

    There’s no doubt that global economies have been hard hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Will they recover? Yes, we think they will. It may take longer for Main-Street to pick itself off the ground than Wall-Street. But the omens look good – Crisis! What Crisis!? [Supertramp – circa. 1975].

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    Aftermath of the Coronavirus Sell-off Video Update

    by WaveTrack International| March 27, 2020 | No Comments

    Coronavirus Sell Off - WaveTrack - Elliott Wave Financial Forecasting

    Aftermath of the Coronavirus Sell-off – Inflation-Pop Diluted but Still On-Track

    The coronavirus sell-off in global stock indices has been described by Goldman Sachs as a ‘Black Swan’, a term for an improbable or unforeseen event. Economist Burton Malkiel who authored the 1973 book ‘A Random Walk Down Wall Street’ said he could not spot a recession on the horizon – he also qualified his remarks by saying that predicting a recession is a very difficult task. So was the coronavirus sell-off really an unpredictable, exogenous event or could the downturn have been foreseen?

    Coronavirus – Could it have been predicted?

    From an Elliott Wave perspective, yes, the downturn and even its amplitude could have been predicted. Our own analysis was blinded by the fact that various positive-correlation studies indicated a limited risk to a sell-off because of the extent of gains in technology stocks combined with a maturing counter-trend downswing in key commodities like Copper from 2018 highs. But there was evidence that heightened the downside risk which means it was certainly plausible to predict the downturn (see ‘Update Alert!’ e-mail dt. February 25th – ‘Increasing Risk of -20% Decline’). Almost all U.S. and European indices completed A-B-C zig zag advances from their Dec.’18 lows into the mid-February highs – and that was the clue to the coronavirus sell-off. See fig #1.

    Coronavirus Sell-Off - SP500 - Daily - WaveTrack International

    SP500 – Daily – WaveTrack International

    This report updates the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indices which are used as benchmarks for pretty much everything else. The DJ Transportation Average and KBW Banking indices are also updated, giving relevance to the ongoing secular-bull uptrend.

    We also update benchmark commodities that are all-so-important in triggering this next but final phase of inflationary pressures – Copper remains on track, heading for record highs as are many other Base Metals – but the coronavirus sell-off in Silver, Platinum and Crude Oil has diluted their participation – but they’ll still have massive gains over the next few years, they just won’t trade to record highs anymore.

    Dilution of Inflation-Pop

    One of the big ‘take-home’ effects from the coronavirus sell-off is its impact on commodities like Precious Metals and Crude oil. With Silver breaking below its Dec.’15 low of 13.64, that really negates any notion that prices could launch into new record highs during this next but last stage of the ‘Inflation-Pop’ – it’s a similar condition for Platinum too. They will still push dramatically higher over the next few years, but they won’t break to new record highs. Crude oil is similar. Its recent break below the Feb.’16 low of 26.05 to 20.52 has just about negated any chance of it trading to new record highs during the next few years – but it can still test levels towards 99.25+/-.

    What this means is the coronavirus sell-off has in some cases, diluted the up-coming advances for several key commodities during this next but last stage of the ‘Inflation-Pop.

    That’s not the case for many of the mining stocks though – gold and base metal miners are still forecast to new record highs.

    Currencies & Interest Rates

    This report also updates the US$ dollar index and several other major currency pairs. In the annual PART III Currencies & Interest Rate report, over 90 charts of different currency pairs/crosses were updated. Many of those forecasts remain unchanged, especially those US$ Dollar/Asian currency pairs which already depicted dollar strength.

    There are only modest changes to the US$ dollar index and Euro/US$, more for Stlg/US$ and US$/Yen but this report updates others which have seen severe weakness against the US$ dollar including the Aussie Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Norwegian Krona and Brazilian Real.

    Long-dated government bond yields collapsed at the beginning of March. Even though Elliott Wave analysis depicted declines through most of 2019 and into the first quarter of 2020, we didn’t expect the US10yr yield to collapse down to 0.378% per cent! But ‘Update-Alerts’ quickly identified that low as the end of its long-term downtrend, and since, yields have sprung higher to 1.269%. This report examines the trends across varying maturities alongside the latest forecasts for the European DE10yr yield, Italian ITY10yr yield and related spreads.

    S&P 500 – End of the Coronavirus Sell-Off

    On Friday 20th March, the EW-Compass report commented –

    The S&P’s rally from last Wednesday’s low of 2262.00 has so far unfolded higher into only a three wave sequence to Friday’s high of 2497.25… could stretch lower towards 2151.00+/- early Monday/Tuesday this coming week…It now seems inevitable that Monday’s opening will test lower levels before reversal-signatures get triggered. European indices alongside several Asian indices were already completing idealised targets last Thursday – which means the U.S. indices require one additional pull lower before re-synchronising’.

    Sure enough, come Monday 23rd March, the S&P 500 put in a major low at 2174.00 which has since triggered a major ‘reversal-signature’. The S&P’s gain since has rallied by +21% per cent, setting some new records.

    The outlook now turns very bullish despite many analysts crowding around the idea that the secular-bull uptrend has ended with the beginning of an Armageddon collapse on its way – THINK AGAIN! – the evidence suggests otherwise!

    Coronavirus Sell-Off - Bank of America - Bull and Bear Indicator - Souce BofA Global Investment Strategy

    Bank of America – Bull and Bear Indicator – Souce BofA Global Investment Strategy

    One contributing aspect that supports the idea the coronavirus panic has abated comes from the latest Bank of America/Merrill Lynch sentiment Bull & Bear Indicator – see fig #2. It shows extreme measures of bearishness at a reading of 1.7 – by comparison, the Feb. 2nd 2016 low in major indices produced a reading of 0.0 which as we know, produced a sustainable uptrend afterwards. We all know the risks of interpreting this type of data too literally, but accompanied by Elliott Wave analysis, it offers an insight to what’s ahead.

    Update of 2020 Elliott Wave Forecasts

    In this latest video/report, we amassed 54 charts updating the major changes from our 2020 annual trilogy series across each asset class, Stock Indices, Commodities, Currencies & Interest Rates together with key Equities from the Mining Sector. These corroborate the next but final stage of the ‘Inflation-Pop’ asset price surge!

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    Zinc
    Gold
    Silver
    Platinum
    Newmont Mining
    Amer Barrick
    Anglo Gold Ashanti
    Crude Oil
    USD Dollar Index
    EUR/USD
    STLG/USD
    USD/YEN
    AUD/USD
    USD/CAD
    USD/NOK
    USD/BRL
    US 10yr Yield
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    SP500 – End of Coronavirus Sell-Off

    by WaveTrack International| March 23, 2020 | 4 Comments

  • The SP500 has just approached downside targets of 2151.00+/- to 2174.00 in overnight trading. This is completing a five wave impulse downswing from February’s high of 3397.50. The final sequence of a multi-year a-b-c, 3-3-5 expanding flat pattern that began from the Jan.’18 high of 2872.87. The outlook is now turning bullish
  • SP500 – End of Coronavirus Sell-Off

    SP500 Futures - E-Mini - 80 mins. - Forecast by WaveTrack International

    SP500 Futures – E-Mini – 80 mins. – Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Last week’s downside targets of 2151.00+/- (futures) has been approached in overnight Asian/European trading to a low of 2174.00. This is in the price proximity for ending the entire five wave impulse downswing as minor wave c. from February’s high.

    Meanwhile, an overnight sell-off in Japan’s Nikkei 225 traded to lower-lows. However, testing corresponding downside targets of 15722+/- to 15600 before staging a resounding bullish reversal-signature trading up to 18220.

    In Europe, the benchmark Eurostoxx 50 and Xetra Dax indices have opened with a gap lower in the cash markets but have held above last week’s lows, triggering a bullish divergence with U.S. indices.

    The US$ dollar index is testing overhead resistance around the 102.79+/- area. If all goes according to plan, last week’s high at 102.99 ended the entirety of the a-b-c zig zag correction that began from the Feb.’18 low of 88.26. A resumption of its 7.8-year cycle downtrend is about to begin.

    Conclusion

    The completion of multi-year expanding flat patterns across several global stock indices, including the benchmark SP500 is confirming the end of the coronavirus sell-off. A resumption of the secular-bull uptrend is about to get underway.

    It will, of course, take longer for global economies to catch-up with gains in financial markets! However, the fact that major indices are already signaling a turn-around must be heralded as good news amidst the continuing efforts to stem the spreading of the coronavirus.

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    Currencies and Interest Rates 2020 Video | PART III/III

    by WaveTrack International| February 18, 2020 | 1 Comment

    Currencies and Interest Rates Forex Currencies Video Outlook 2020

    PART III – CURRENCIES & INTEREST RATES

    US$ Dollar Approaches Completion of Corrective Zig Zag Advance from 2018 Low – Major Reversal-Signature Triggers Next Stage of 7.8-Year Cycle Downtrend – Euro/US$ Forming Major Low Together with Other Dollar Pairs – U.S. Interest Rates Finalising Declines from 2018 Highs but Lower-Lows Come First – European Interest Rates Set to Retest September ’19 Lows – Italian Yields Break to Historical Lows

    INCLUDES ANALYSIS ON MAJOR US$ DOLLAR PAIRS/CROSSES – ASIAN/EM CURRENCIES – MEDIUM-TERM CYCLES – LONG-DATED YIELDS US/EUROPE/JAPAN + SPREADS

    We’re pleased to announce the publication of WaveTrack’s annual 2020 trilogy video series of medium-term ELLIOTT WAVE price-forecasts.

    Today’s release is PART III, CURRENCIES & INTEREST RATES – Parts I & II were released during the last month.

  • PART I – STOCK INDICES – OUT NOW!
  • PART II – COMMODITIES – OUT NOW!
  • PART III – CURRENCIES & INTEREST RATES
  • CURRENCIES REVIEW – 2019

    In last June ’19’s mid-year EW-Forecast Video, several key CURRENCY & INTEREST RATE events were highlighted –
    • The US$ dollar index is set to accelerate higher through the remainder of this year (2019)
    • Corresponding declines forecast for G8 currencies
    • Asian currencies are expected to stage overall declines during H2 2019 with the Asian Dollar Index (ADXY) is vulnerable to a decline of -4.5%
    • All emerging market and commodity-related currencies are forecast weakening against the US$ dollar during H2 2019 but some of the stronger currencies will simply undergo corrective retracements

    How did these Elliott Wave price-forecasts pan out?

    Actually, pretty well. The main driver that sent the US$ dollar higher across the final 6-month period of 2019 was strong U.S. economic growth and employment. But it also attracted safe-haven dollar buying as anxieties persisted over a potential fall-out from the U.S./China trade war.

    The US$ dollar index traded up from the late-June low of 95.85 to 99.66 by October. It did fall back later, ending a corrective downswing into the early-January 2020 low of 96.36. But its back higher again, challenging the October highs.

    There were corresponding declines for the major G8 currency pairs. The Euro/US$ declined from the June ’19 high of 1.1414 down to October’s low of 1.0879. Stlg/US$ traded down from 1.2784 into September’s low of 1.1958. Meanwhile, the AUD/US$ traded lower from 0.7083 to October’s low of 0.6671, the US$/CAD from 1.3566 to the end-December low of 1.2952 and US$/Yen from 108.80 to 104.46.

    Asian Currencies Performance

    Asian currencies staged downswings against the US$ dollar too. Led by the benchmark Asian Dollar Index (ADXY) which declined from 105.40 to 102.00 from June to September. However, it later recovered higher through the last quarter to 105.70 which gave some reprieve for the individual Asian currencies.

    Overall, the US$ dollar pairs performed successfully within the forecasts of June ’19. So what next?

    Key Drivers/Events for 2020

    The currency markets have had to deal with the ongoing U.S./China trade war and more recently, as we begin 2020, the impact of the coronavirus Covid-19. But there’s more. Central Banks are beginning to rethink strategy having seen benign inflationary pressures both in the U.S. and Europe. This could be a major factor for this year.

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress gave some hints. He said the central bank wanted to update its policy-setting manual to address an economic environment in which falling inflation was potentially a more pressing problem than rising inflation. In earlier statements, there were remarks about allowing inflation to ‘run hot’ should it begin to increase.

    Now, this is creating the perfect environment to trigger the next phase of our ‘Inflation-Pop’, where asset prices advance exponentially over the next two, maybe three years.

    In Europe, new ECB President Christine Lagarde has openly supported the idea of continuing to pump the financial system with liquidity. The strategic review Lagarde launched last month could be transformational for the ECB. Bringing tweaks to the ‘below but close to 2%’ inflation target and more tolerance for deviation. But what happens if the unexpected actually materialises? Would runaway inflationary pressures have a profound effect on monetary policy?

    Central banks could find themselves chasing rising inflation in a repeat of the 1970’s.

    Currency Volatility at Historical Lows

    Just recently, the implied volatility of a cross-section of currencies against the US$ dollar has hit a new historical low. The last occasion volatility was this low was back in 2014. Before that, in 2007 and before that, in 1996 – see fig #1.

    FX Implied Vols Near All-Time Low - Currencies - Source Credit Suisse Derivatives Strategy - WaveTrack International

    FX Implied Vols Near All-Time Low – Currencies – Source Credit Suisse Derivatives Strategy

    As you can see from this graph, courtesy of Credit Suisse Derivatives Strategy when volatility reaches towards the 5% per cent area, it doesn’t last long at these levels – it inevitably turns sharply higher. That translates into much higher volatility in the not-too-distant future.

    Currencies - USD Dollar Index - Weekly Elliott Wave Forecast - WaveTrack International

    USD Dollar Index – Weekly Elliott Wave Forecast – WaveTrack International

    Those previous occasions of low volatility are marked in this next graph of the US$ dollar index – see fig #2. As you can see, low volatility isn’t necessarily linked to the DIRECTIONAL movement of the dollar. Back in July ’07, the US$ dollar index continued to accelerate LOWER – in July ’14, low volatility was accompanied by a surge HIGHER. What happens next may be just an opportunist guess, but not so if we apply the data to an Elliott Wave and Cycle Analysis overlay.

    In this next graph – see fig #3, courtesy of Bloomberg and JP Morgan, they’ve concluded that low volatility precedes large 6-month movements in the US$ dollar.

    Currencies Video by WaveTrack International - Pas FX volatility slumps have preceded large 6-month moves in the dollar - Source: Bloomberg, JP Morgan

    Pas FX volatility slumps have preceded large 6-month moves in the dollar – Source: Bloomberg, JP Morgan

    We have to concur! – But in which direction?

    Currencies EW-Forecasts for 2020

    If you’ve tuned-in to our annual reports before, you’ll already know that the US$ dollar index is engaged in a 7.8-year cycle downtrend that began from the Jan.’17 high of 103.82. This is labelled as primary wave 3 within an Elliott Wave impulse downtrend that began from the July ’01 high of 121.02. You can probably imagine this means the dollar is set to decline rapidly over the next several years.

    But if low volatility is a prelude to some big moves in the dollar, does that mean it will collapse immediately? Not so, basis the shorter-term EW pattern development which is also being corroborated by the weekly composite cycle of the US$ dollar index – see fig #4.

    Currencies and Interest Rates Video Outlook 2020 - USD Dollar Index - Weekly - Cycle Forecast by WaveTrack International

    USD Dollar Index – Weekly – Cycle Forecast by WaveTrack International

    This composite cycle of the US$ dollar index is but one of several in this PART III Currencies & Interest Rate report. It depicts the US$ dollar bottoming around Nov.’19, then pushing higher until July ’20. Whilst these turning points are not exact, they do provide a useful overlay. Especially, in conjunction with shorter-term daily cycle analysis. What it does tell us is this – the dollar isn’t quite ready to resume its larger 7.8-year cycle downtrend.

    Currencies and the Inflation-Pop

    One of the key aspects to this year’s analysis revolves around the theme of the ‘Inflation-Pop’, where asset prices advance exponentially over the next two, maybe three years.

    The Inflation-Pop advance is characterised by an Elliott Wave A-B-C zig zag pattern which began lifting prices higher for Stocks, Bonds, Emerging Markets and Commodities from the financial-crisis lows of 2008/09. Specifically, this A-B-C zig zag upswing is depicting the exact pattern of Emerging Market indices and many different Commodities, like benchmark Copper – see fig #5.

    Currencies and Interest Rates 2020 Video Forecast - Inflation-Pop - Elliott Wave Zig Zag Single Pattern by WaveTrack International

    Inflation-Pop – Elliott Wave Zig Zag Single Pattern by WaveTrack International

    US Dollar Timing

    But it’s also applicable to the ongoing direction of the US$ dollar. With Commodity prices set to resume wave C of the zig zag this year, in 2020, triggering the next stage of significant price advances, this will undoubtedly signal the TIMING for a declining dollar.

    Currencies Video by WaveTrack International - Global PMI and GDP - Source: IHS Markit, JPMorgan

    Global PMI and GDP – Source: IHS Markit, JPMorgan

    The latest Global Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) and GDP data from IHS Markit/JP Morgan corroborates the ‘Inflation-Pop’ outlook – see fig #6. We’ve annotated primary waves A and B onto the data where a sharp rise occurs for wave A from the financial-crisis lows, peaking in late-2010/early-2011, the same time that commodities and emerging market indices peaked.

    Wave B’s corrective downswing has taken far longer than we first imagined. Commodities and EM’s have since ended their corresponding wave B lows in early-2016 in what was termed at the time as the Grand ‘Re-Synchronisation’ lows. But for the Global PMI, wave B is only now approaching downside completion. Just imagine what fundamental, economic conditions will arise as advances unfold as wave C!! Upside targets for wave C are towards the 70-75 point level, a massive advance over the next few years.

    The Global Manufacturing & Services index, again courtesy of IHS Markit/JP Morgan shows exactly the same A-B-C zig zag pattern in upside progress, where wave B is ending now, wave C is set to explode higher – see fig #7.

    Currencies and Interest Rates Outlook 2020 by WaveTrack - Global manufacturing and services - Sources: IHS Markit and JPMorgan

    Global manufacturing and services – Sources: IHS Markit and JPMorgan

    For sure, 2020 is going to be a spectacular year.

    Interest Rates

    We already know that interest rates are artificially low. However, not only from a historical mean average but also from the fact that central banks are openly manipulating lower rates in an effort to maintain global economic growth following the financial-crisis collapse. This raises some big questions! Can central banks begin rebalancing rates higher as the economy grows? Or is it still too fragile? Could some exogenous event stymie efforts to support the financial system in the event of a recession? Or worse, another economic meltdown?

    The Federal Reserve under Jerome Powell has hinted just recently about misgivings over the increasing national debt. The Treasury Department projected the budget deficit for the first four months of fiscal 2020 as $389.2 billion, a 25% per cent gain over the last year. Over the past 12 months, the gap has been nearly $1.1 trillion as the national debt has swelled past $23 trillion.

    Total household debt rose by $193 billion during the last quarter of 2019, continuing a five-year upward trend. It now stands $1.5 trillion higher, in nominal terms, than the pre-recession peak of $12.7 trillion reached in 2008.

    Powell added that the central bank wanted to update its policy-setting manual to address an economic environment in which falling inflation was potentially a more pressing problem than rising inflation. That’s ironic because it won’t be long before the natural forces of inflation begin to rise anyway.

    Interest Rates and US10yr Breakeven Inflation TIPS rate

    Earlier, we looked at global PMI data and could see it matched the ‘Inflation-Pop’ schematic, a rising A-B-C zig zag pattern where wave C is about to surge higher, lasting the next few years. Now look at this next graph – see fig #8. It depicts the US10yr Breakeven Inflation TIPS rate where the advance from the financial-crisis low of 0.077 is advancing into the same inflation-pop zig zag.

    Currencies and Interest Rates 2020 Video - US10yr Breakeven Inflation TIPS rate

    Interest Rates Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International – US10yr Breakeven Inflation TIPS rate

    Primary wave A’s advance completed into the April ’11 peak of 2.654%, around the same time as corresponding peaks in commodities and emerging markets. Wave B then declined, finishing into the Grand ‘Re-Synchronisation’ lows of February ’16 at 1.264%. And since then, primary wave C has begun to trend higher beginning with 1st and 2nd waves within the ongoing (1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(5) uptrend. Wave (5) has ultimate targets towards 4.247% which means much higher inflationary pressures are about to begin.

    Should the TIPS chart be accurate as we believe it will, then the Federal Reserve will end-up being well behind the curve as they hesitate to stem the rising inflationary pressures. As a result, catching them unawares in a similar event to the 1970’s.

    Interest Rates and Longer-term Outlook

    The long-term triple AAA corporate bond yield cycle certainly depicts an artificial prolongation of low interest rates – see fig #9. Whilst rising interest rates will undoubtedly be damaging for the U.S. and global economy further down the road, in its early stage of this next advance, it will simply be interpreted by central banks as a natural shift towards normalisation. And under these conditions, asset prices can explode higher, only to burst the inflation-pop bubble sometime later.

    Corporate 30yr Bond Yield - Monthly - Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    Corporate 30yr Bond Yield – Monthly – Elliott Wave Forecast by WaveTrack International

    These bullish asset/inflation-pop uptrends are not shared by the consensus analysis. So far this year, two investment banks, UBS and UniCredit have come out with forecasts of three, maybe four consecutive ¼ quarter-point interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. That’s a pretty downbeat forecast. But that’s not all – economists are again focusing on the fact that the US dollar yield curve has inverted where US3-month yield/US10yr yield is again trading negatively. Analysis suggests this is the prelude to a recession – see fig #10.

    Currencies and Interest Rates Financial Forecast by www.wavetrack.com

    Inversion Diversion – Source: Bloomberg

    However, that doesn’t stack up against the Elliott Wave analysis – quite the contrary.

    New Currencies & Interest Rates 2020 Video – PART III/III

    We’ve amassed over 90 charts (a new record!!) from our EW-Forecast database in this year’s Currencies & Interest Rates 2020 video. Each one provides a telling story into the way Elliott Wave price trends are developing in this next INFLATION-POP’ phase of cycle development. Moreover, we’re taking a look at some very specific patterns that span the entire 15.6-year US$ dollar cycle, explaining its current location and why inflation will trigger huge US$ dollar declines but simultaneously appreciating major Emerging Market and Asian Currencies.

    Furthermore, we’re updating some amazing Elliott Wave forecasts for U.S. interest rates, US10yr, US10yr, US05yr and even US02yr together with a schematic look at several spread relationships with European rates not forgetting upside targets for the US10yr Inflation Tips – it’s a must-see!

    We invite you to take this next step in our financial journey with us – video subscription details are below – just follow the links and we’ll see you soon!

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