Elliott Wave Alternate Bullish Interpretations – 09/30/22

As of 09/30/22 momentum and sentiment evidence implied the S&P 500 (SPX) could be forming a double bottom vs. its mid – June 2022 low.  This blog examines  two possible Elliott wave alternate bullish counts. In Elliott wave theory there are always at least two alternate wave counts, bearish and bullish. Frequently there can beContinue reading Elliott Wave Alternate Bullish Interpretations – 09/30/22

Curious Non – Confirmation – Part Two

The 09/28/22 blog concluded with this note, “It’s too soon to declare a double bottom is  in place vs. the June bottoms.  Let’s see what the bears can do on 09/29/22.”  Subsequently the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) made new bear market lows while the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) and Russell 2000Continue reading “Curious Non – Confirmation – Part Two”

Curious Non – Confirmation

On 09/27/22 within the time window for a possible lunar turn signal, the S&P 500 (SPX) marginally broke below its 06/17/22 bottom.  The SPX breakthrough was the second of the three main US stock indices to make a new bear market low – a bearish confirming signal. However, the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) did not makeContinue reading “Curious Non – Confirmation”

Elliott Wave – Alternate Bearish Interpretation –09/23/22

The 07/21/22 blog “S&P 500 – Elliott Wave Count – 07/21/22” noted that the 2022 US stock market decline was taking a complex pattern similar to the 2000 to 2002 bear market.  The January to June 2022 S&P 500 (SPX) drop was a complex and choppy pattern.  The Elliott wave guideline for alternation among  wavesContinue reading Elliott Wave – Alternate Bearish Interpretation –09/23/22

A Review of Momentum and Sentiment Indicators – 09/21/22

On the FOMC interest rate announcement day, US stocks continued to decline.  The daily S&P 500 (SPX) – RSI bullish divergence was eliminated.   This blog updates the actions of two internal momentum indicators. The daily chart courtesy of StockCharts.com examines  US New Highs  minus New Lows (5-day total – end of day) StockCharts.com symbol ($USHL5).Continue reading A Review of Momentum and Sentiment Indicators – 09/21/22

A Review of Momentum Indicators – 09/16/22

Market momentum should at least match or exceed price  movements.  Momentum divergences  imply lack of conviction and could be the prelude to a reversal. This  blog updates momentum indicators that were illustrated in the 09/14/22 blog “Erratic Price Movements”. The daily S&P 500  (SPX) chart courtesy of Trading View examines  external momentum. As of 09/14/22Continue reading A Review of Momentum Indicators – 09/16/22

  A Review of Sentiment Indicators – 9/16/22

A through analysis of any market requires the examination of all four market dimensions, price, time, sentiment and momentum.  The weight of evidence could help determine a markets probable course.  Each dimension has various factors to be weighed.  This blog focus is on the sentiment dimension. The daily S&P 500 (SPX) chart courtesy of TradingContinue reading ”  A Review of Sentiment Indicators – 9/16/22″

Erratic Price Movements

From 09/06/22 to 09/12/22 US stocks had a strong and steady rally.   Then in two trading days the move up was nearly wiped out.  The first phase of a larger developing decline?  An examination of momentum indicators argue against this theory. In stock bull markets  rallies  are  normally slow and steady. Declines  usually don’t exceedContinue reading “Erratic Price Movements”

S&P 500 – Second Upside Target

Never underestimate the persistance of a stock bull market or a stock bear market rally. To gain a perspective on the persistence of a stock bull market we need to examine the secular US stock bull market that lasted  thirteen years  from October 1987 to March 2000. The monthly S&P 500 (SPX) chart courtesy ofContinue reading “S&P 500 – Second Upside Target”