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McDonald’s Elliott Wave Update

by m.tamosauskas| September 12, 2014 | No Comments

In recent updates, the McDonald’s Corp. was described as unfolding into an expanding flat pattern that requires a lower low below 92.22 with ideal downside targets measured towards 90.65-90.58 (published on July 25, 2014):

‘The recent acceleration to the downside suggests the prolongation of the counter-trend decline that began from the April ’13 high of 103.70 whilst unfolding into an expanding flat pattern, labelled a-b-c- in minute degree with ultimate downside targets measured towards 90.65-58.

Once these downside targets have been tested, await a reversal signature to confirm the resumption of the larger uptrend with targets to new all-time highs.’

140725 McDonalds 440x338 McDonalds Elliott Wave Update

Well, this week the downside objectives were met at 90.53 and was followed by an immediate response to the upside:

140912 McDonalds 440x340 McDonalds Elliott Wave Update

This is a good example that even in oversold broader market like U.S., we can always find stocks that offer good risk/reward ratio and huge upside potential.  It is worth quating the legendary trader Jones Paul Tudor: ‘I look for opportunities with tremendously skewed reward-risk opportunities. Don’t ever let them get into your pocket – that means there’s no reason to leverage substantially. There’s no reason to take substantial amounts of financial risk ever, because you should always be able to find something where you can skew the reward risk relationship so greatly in your favor that you can take a variety of small investments with great reward risk opportunities that should give you minimum draw down pain and maximum upside opportunities.’ It is not a secret that he was a big Elliott Wave enthusiast! And this theory is capable to spot such a trade setups.

This might the one!

S&P 500 daily analysis (EWT + Momentum study)

by m.tamosauskas| September 10, 2014 | No Comments

S&P 500 is topping. Yes, there are little doubts about that, the only question left is do we have one more additional upswing prior to staging the big decline or not? Last week we showed deteriorating weekly market internals, today we focus on the daily chart. Basis our preferential Elliott Wave count, the advance that began from the June ’12 low of 1266.74 is labelled as intermediate wave (3), subdividing i.-ii.-iii.-iv.-v. in minor degree. This five wave expanding-impulse pattern is obviously mature, so the risk/reward ratio is definitely in favour to the downside:

01 sp140910 440x342 S&P 500 daily analysis (EWT + Momentum study)

The following two charts, prepared by our team analyst who is tracking momentum studies, shows the Dow Jones Industrial is on the verge issuing a SELL signal:

INDU0910 440x397 S&P 500 daily analysis (EWT + Momentum study)

Notable development on S&P 500 Bullish % index – first, huge negative divergence between the index and the S&P 500 and second, watch the modified RSI reading -  a break below  its 21 EMA would issue a SELL signal also, which has been reliable in many cases:

SPX0910 440x440 S&P 500 daily analysis (EWT + Momentum study)

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S&P 500 weekly

by m.tamosauskas| September 3, 2014 | No Comments

SPX Weekly 270x440 S&P 500 weekly

The long-term momentum study of S&P 500 index shows deteriorating market internals in almost all over the place.  The highest RSI reading was recorded last year in May and since when it is diverging with a rising S&P 500 index. To keep this diverging pace RSI must stay below 72.53 (the last reading peak). Next noticeable thing is a decreasing volume during the entire bull-run. A ten week moving average has been plotted to a better understanding what is going on. Lesser and lesser market participation in this game and rules don’t change for an extended period. Finally, the recent S&P 500 pullbacks have become smaller and smaller that produced a wedge shape formation. It is extremely difficult to project the ending point of this pattern but once it’s completed, one can be sure – a swift move down is the highest probability. Basis the projection in our latest EW-Compass reports, the ending point is close and the following decline is expected to be deep. Until it resolves, the trend is up and the only thing you can help yourself is controlling the risk of your portfolio.

India S&P CNX Nifty 50 Elliott Wave Update

by m.tamosauskas| August 27, 2014 | No Comments

09 CNX Nifty 50 140827 440x323 India S&P CNX Nifty 50 Elliott Wave Update

The Nifty 50 has now achieved original upside targets at 7954.00+/- with Monday’s high of 7968.25. A reversal is necessary to confirm the completion of minor wave iii.’s advance from the Feb.’14 low of 5933.30 and validate a 4th wave counter-trend decline in the months ahead. Basis a fib. 50% retracement ratio, idealised support is measured to 6867.30 – cutting this by a fib. 61.8% ratio, we obtain interim targets to 7272.80. Seen from the larger perspective, intermediate wave (3) that dates back to the 2013 low of 5118.85 is still in progress. Thus, once idealised downside has been achieved in the months ahead, a finalising upswing towards ultimate upside at 9037.10 is forecast afterwards.

Agnico Eagle Mines: ‘Gold miners are showing a light in a tunnel’

by Peter for WaveTrack International| August 19, 2014 | No Comments

The gold and silver decline that began from the April/Sep. ’11 highs is now more than 3 years in progress.  The same can be said about gold miners including our benchmark GDX (ETF) index and some of its major equity components such as Newmont Mining, Goldcorp and Barrick Res. Like the GDX, these too have experienced sharp price declines during the last few years. There’s no doubt that our ‘inflation-pop’ scenario that forecasts new record highs during the next few years remains on track although the beginning of the next upsurge is still some months away as downside targets for the GDX, XAU and their components are still some way off. That’s not the case for Agnico-Eagle Mines though!

Basis Elliott Wave analysis, the decline that began from the March ’08 high of 83.45 has taken the form of a running flat pattern, labelled a-b-c in minor degree. Note the 3-3-5 subdivision in the pattern. This is atypical of the same (running/expanding) flat patterns unfolding over the same time period for the GDX and the other mining stocks quoted earlier. The final price-swing of this pattern as minor wave c. has unfolded into an ending expanding-diagonal pattern completing into the October ’13 low of 23.77. So whilst the GDX and the other mining stock flat patterns remain incomplete, Agnico Eagle Mines has already ended its entire counter-trend movement.

The following advance has since began intermediate wave (5) that ultimately will break into new record highs. Shorter-term, the price action from the 23.77 low is shown unfolding in a step like series of 1-2-1-2 sequences – another corrective decline is expected at some stage during the next few months, synchronising with final declines for the GDX etc. One more corrective pullback will offer the last chance to step in prior to an accelerative 3rd-of-3rd wave advance!Agnico Eagle Mines 140819 440x340 Agnico Eagle Mines: ‘Gold miners are showing a light in a tunnel’

Stock Markets begin multi-month decline

by m.tamosauskas| August 5, 2014 | No Comments

Dear Elliott Wave Enthusiasts,

Stock markets have finally staged a reversal [sell] signature late last week to confirm the S&P 500’s upside completion of intermediate wave (3) that began from the June ‘12 lows. Many of you that have followed our Elliott Wave price forecasts for the last several years will know that our last major ‘buy-signal’ of Oct.’11 exactly pinpointed the S&P’s low at 1074.77 through a combination matrix of Fibonacci-Price-Ratios (FPRs) – go back in time and see that chart and accompanying text below:

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Elliott Wave Update: October 12, 2011

“The early October low at 1074.77 traded exactly to measured downside targets (at 1074.82)…other major indices such as the Dow Jones did not exhibit ‘overthrow’ and when cross-correlated to the NYSE Composite index, the depth of the final decline below the August low measures too far to be anything else other than completing a diagonal. Therefore, the structure of the decline and its overall form together with measured amplitude targets being met provide convincing evidence that a significant low has already ended the May ’11 decline”.

This marked the beginning of a multi-year advance as cycle wave C that in fact, is still working its way higher.

Now fast-forward to July 2014 – the recent high recorded the S&P 500 at 1991.39 on July 24, and this formed a ‘triple-convergence’ matrix of  Fibonacci-Price-Ratios (FPRs) measuring the impulse upswing from the June ’13 low – see next chart:

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Last week’s sell-off that has now traded down to 1925.00 is only the beginning of a sustained multi-month corrective decline as intermediate wave (4).

The importance of applying Fibonacci-Price-Ratios (FPRs) to the evolving Elliott Wave structure of any developing pattern is paramount in the evaluation, identification and execution of any investment strategy. Relying on an arbitrary wave labelling without applying the correct matrix overlay is like jumping out of a plane without a parachute – and how daft is that?

Mainstream Elliott Wave analysis continues its long-term perma-bear theme, as it has done for the last few years – however, the guidelines of Fibonacci-Price-Ratios (FPRs) have provided a reliable bullish outlook during the same period. Only now does this change. A period of regression has begun but the application of FPR’s within the Elliott Wave structure of the entire advance from the Oct.’11 low suggests this is simply another corrective decline that will later be followed by higher highs.

Just look at what is going on in Asian stock markets and this fact becomes realistic. Asian markets have underperformed since Oct.’11 with some yet to even break above the pre-financial-crisis highs – that will occur next year though – but first, a hefty corrective decline must unfold beforehand!

All of these global markets are updated in our twice-weekly publication of the Elliott Wave Compass report. Furthermore, we published the medium and long-term wave counts for Global Stock Markets, Currencies, Interest Rates & Commodities in our latest video series – view PART I & PART II absolutely FREE when you subscribe to the EW-Compass report.

Very best wishes,

Peter Goodburn

Senior Elliott Wave Analyst

Hungarian Forint Elliott Wave analysis

by m.tamosauskas| August 4, 2014 | No Comments

Questions from our Elliott Wave Compass subscribers form an important part of our relationship at WaveTrack International, and this is especially true when we’re asked for a ‘helping-hand’ in analysing a contract that is not so often featuring in mainstream news. In this update, we are challenged into applying the Elliott Wave Principle (EWP) to the Euro/Hungarian Forint currency pair. We hope this has a great benefit to our friends in Hungary and to those other traders in far-flung countries in other locations around the world – Peter Goodburn

Elliott Wave Analysis

The first approach in analysing anything for the first time is to identify correlations with similar contracts, especially those that are more familiar. This study began by taking a comparative look at the US$/Forint and the Euro/Rouble.

The US$/Hungarian Forint currency pair has trended higher since forming an important low in July ’08 at 143.37. The overall upswing that followed took the form of a zig zag, labelled (A)-(B)-(C) ending in March ’09 at 252.77. It is no coincidence that this effect coincided with the financial-crisis sell-off – see fig #1.

US Hungary Forint 140803 440x342 Hungarian Forint Elliott Wave analysis

The subsequent decline could have resumed a new multi-year downtrend but it instead unfolded into a three price-swing sideways pattern that is interpreted as a horizontal flat, ending at 176.83 in May ’11 as wave (X). This suggests the initial zig zag upswing is transforming into a double zig zag. Extending the first zig zag by a fib. 38.2% ratio projects the second to 313.67.

The secondary zig zag sequence has since begun from 176.83 and corroborated by the fact that a five wave subdivision is identified in the advance to 252.00, ending wave (A). Extending this by a fib. 61.8% ratio projects wave (C) to 313.91 – note the convergence!

Notwithstanding shorter-term permutations during the next few months, what this intermediate-term wave count tells us is that the dominant direction is upwards for the next year or two.

The analysis of the Euro/ Hungarian Forint currency pair is more complex since January ’12 and especially from the Aug.’12 low of 274.44. Several short-term permutations are possible, so please do not consider this intermediate-term analysis suitable for shorter-term trading. Nonetheless, its basic structure from the July ’08 low of 228.01 is the same – see fig #2.

EURO Hungary Forint 140804 440x342 Hungarian Forint Elliott Wave analysis

If the same double zig zag pattern is unfolding higher, strengthening the Euro and weakening the Forint, then more upside potential seems likely during the equivalent 1-2 year period.

Interestingly, if the first zig zag, (A)-(B)-(C) to 317.13 is extended by a fib. 38.2% ratio, an upside target for the completion of the second projects upside targets to 359.73. Basis the equivalent upside targets for the US$/Forint, this equates to a Euro/US$ level at 1.1468+/-. As our subscribers know, this is one of our intermediate-term downside targets that is derived from the Euro/US$ analysis.

Extending the first zig zag by a larger fib. 61.8% ratio, upside projections measure to 388.85 – this is equivalent to 1.2396+/- for the Euro/US$, and again, independently, this number closely approximates to current analysis.

Closing Remarks

The overall structure of these double zig zag patterns in upside progress from the July ’08 lows appears sound. They certainly corroborate our more detailed analysis for the Euro/US$ that is updated twice-weekly in the EW-Compass reports. If you’re trading currencies and would like to join us as one of our subscribers, we’ve no doubt that we can assist in achieving your goals! If you’d like to see our currency track-record, please send us a request using the ‘Help-desk’, located at www.wavetrack.com

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Triple fib-price-ratio convergence

by m.tamosauskas| August 1, 2014 | No Comments

sp140704a 440x342 Triple fib price ratio convergence

Back in early July, we presented a triple fib-price-ratio convergence level that proved to be a rock solid resistance. The S&P 500 index was trying to reattempt these highs several times but finally gave up and the result of all of that is a free fall decline.

Yesterday we published an interim report to all our EW-Compass subscribers stating:’ Despite yesterday’s impressive Q2 U.S. GDP figures and the latest comments from the Federal Reserve that it would maintain a highly accommodative policy stance for a considerable period after expiry of the bond-purchase programme, we see the S&P 500 breaking integral support levels below 1952.86 during the opening of today’s session. This suggests a final top is in for intermediate wave (3), ending this advance that dates back to the June ’12 low 1266.74.

Up until today’s action, there was always a chance of the S&P extending into one additional higher high as last night’s short-term update described, but the break below the early-July low of 1952.86 was significant – furthermore the pattern from the 1991.39 high displays an incomplete five wave impulse pattern in downside progress – this also negates the alternate short-term count scenario describing an expanding flat pattern that would allow one additional higher high to develop.’

As we have turned down, the fib-price-ratios will be extremely valuable tool to determine possible support levels and ending point for counter-trend advances. Become an EW-Compass report subscriber and get shorter-term insights to other stock market indices. The latest report will be published later tonight.

Don’t be misled by short ‘C’ waves! [Gold]

by m.tamosauskas| July 29, 2014 | No Comments

03 gold140729 440x340 Dont be misled by short C waves! [Gold]

Last Friday’s late-session upswings for both gold & silver have delayed the downside targets for gold towards 1272.43 having tested 1287.75 even though original levels for silver were duly reached with a low recorded at 20.11.

If silver is viewed in isolation, it is possible to describe a zig zag pattern completing into last week’s low at 20.11 from the 21.60 high – that of course would suggest a more bullish outlook that points towards the alternate counts currently updated in recent weeks. But gold’s equivalent decline from its 10th July high of 1344.93 is unlikely to have completed a synchronised zig zag pattern into last week’s low at 1287.75 because wave ‘c’ of the zig zag that began its decline from 1324.77 would be ‘too short’ when compared to wave ‘a’.

It is a common misconception that ‘c’ waves within zig zag patterns [commonly] measure 61.8% of ‘a’ waves – our archived files within WaveSearch and hands-on practice over the last twenty-five years shows a much higher commonality where waves ‘a’ & ‘c’ either conform to a fib. 100% equality ratio, or where wave ‘a’ is extended by a fib. 38.2% or 61.8% ratio to depict the conclusion of wave ‘c’. Short ‘c’ waves do exist, but these occur at a significantly smaller number than manifests in the other three fib-price-ratio measurements – tip: try to avoid the temptation of labelling short ‘c’ waves within zig zags!

Another aspect worth mentioning is the fact that gold’s secondary decline between 1324.77-1287.75 can be seen unfolding into a three wave sequence, not a five as would be required to label this as wave ‘c’ of a zig zag. Together, these observations suggest gold’s decline from the 1344.93 high remains incomplete…

The interim-update report describing short-term forecast changes on gold and silver was just sent to all our EW-Compass subscribers. Not only does this bring you up-to-date with the short-term price developments but also valuable information on how the application of fib-price-ratios are used to distinguish between competing wave counts. (Become an EW-Compass report subscriber and get an immediate access to the interim Gold & Silver Update!)

Australia ASX 200 close to the critical resistance level

by m.tamosauskas| July 25, 2014 | No Comments

10 ASX 200 Australia 140725 440x323 Australia ASX 200 close to the critical resistance level

Additional upside has brought the ASX close to its original upside projections at 5631. These are derived basis the assumption that an expanding flat sequence is in progress from the Oct.’13 high of 5457 – a fib. 38.2% upside extension of the initial decline from there labelled minor wave a. measures to 5631 which should provide strong resistance for the current rally. A reversal is expected from there to validate wave c. declines in the months ahead. A fib. 38.2% downside extension of wave a. projects to ultimate targets at 4873 which tallies with a fib. 38.2% retracement of intermediate wave (3).

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