Let’s Look at the Dollar

Since the dollar has been a far more useful gauge of volatility, let’s take a look.

On the one hand, this simple trend line support looks bad (for equities):

DXY

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And Here’s a Look at the Bearish Scenario

I have looked at what I would like to see if we’re bullish. Now let’s see what things look like for the bears.

If we’re bearish, we need this to be either a 2 or a 4 or something—some corrective rally. And the best way i can see for that to happen is no different than how I have been: it almost certainly must be some kind of expanded flat. One issue is this. If we’re actually just squeezing the bejeezus out of shorts before a plunge, we’re not by any fibs here at the moment:

SPX

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And Let’s Look at Just a Few More Things (Yields, Dollar, Bitcoin, $VIX, and $JNK)

Just a few more observations I would like to make this weekend.

The 10-year yield has a very well-defined head and shoulders pattern up here at the high. This is a very good sign for the bulls:

10YRYLD

This doesn’t have to mean anything for Monday, but it’s going to help soon I think.

The dollar is powerfully overthrowing its bearish wedge:

DXY

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A Janky $SPX Count

This is ugly, but the only way (so far) that I can find balance here is with a count that looks a little contrived. It involves placing yellow “a” at an offset low, and it involves making pink B of yellow “c” a triangle (a thought that I have entertained before). It works, it’s not pretty. But if we stage a recovery, I would use this.

SPX

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Weekend Article: A Look at the S&P 500, the Dollar, Bitcoin, Amazon and Tesla

Nothing has changed regarding my views all this week that lead me to believe this countertrend rally is ending. I spent much of the week seeking wave balance at these highs for instruments across the board, and we have some lovely structure that has developed. All of those relationships remain valid today as we opened little changed. The two most significant levels of balance for $SPX were 4003 and 4009 both of which we poked through during the first hour of today’s trading.

Super zoomed in, the S&P 500 counts well as an impulse wave down, and there is a retracement in the afternoon that is at least consistent with a wave 2 of a small degree, because there was balance right at the close for that small rally:

SPX

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Some Weekend Thoughts Before the Abyss: Bear Porn Edition

I just want to organize a few thoughts this weekend. And I would like to say something obvious, something that should go without saying, but I want to make sure some folks aren’t upset.


I have been open to bullish outcomes for much of this year. Why? Well, it’s because I’ve lived through rate hike cycles before, and usually they’re not quite this bad (in fact this is by far the worst in history). And I also know that, historically, “technical” bear markets are just as common as long-lasting bear markets that go much deeper. And in April in particular, sentiment deteriorated so sharply that I became alive to the possibility that we may have been much closer to a bottom than I had at first believed possible. And so I wanted to remain open to that possibility—that the bottom could be at hand. Now I am changing my mind here in the short-term, but it’s almost entirely due to technical reasons. There are structures forming in the markets that are almost certainly very bearish. And I want to respond to those. So, I’m not trying to be edgy, or cute, or flip-floppy; I’m simply acknowledging that bear flags are bear flags until they are not. And many of these are well-defined. In fact, all year, one thing we have lacked is really good bearish structure on the way down. And now we have them, so we should pay special attention.


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Not Calling For This, Just Observing It

What originally clued me in to the super dark thought was actually Amazon. I had a good, working count on it for a while, generally behaving the way I wanted, but as the market made new lows across the board, it gave me this:

AMZN

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