World Cycles Institute

Elliott Waves and Probability

Interview Playback:
Recorded Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Interview by Dale Pinkert
You can watch here.

Elliott Waves and Probability

Elliott waves are price cycles. The work by Ralph Nelson Elliott in the 1930s-50s identified a wave structure for the stock market the was heavily based on the fibonacci sequence, although his work most concentrated on the structure and, more specifically, market patterns.

The short of it is that the markets (currencies, stocks, futures, et al) move in a very predictable manner and are not affected to any great degree by events. Markets move based on the collective mood of the “herd” around the world who invest, or trade in them.

Expanding on that thought, you have to keep in mind that the direction of the market on a grand scale is determined by market participants on a worldwide basis. Many a time I wince at the suggestion that the market has had a major reaction to an event in any one country, while it’s rather obvious that the event in question has little significance beyond the borders of that country, or even within that country’s borders.

There are other times when I chuckle as the pundits one day align a market move with a major event, while the next day scramble to explain why the market has completely retraced that move on the following “no-news day.” Events simply have little, if anything, to do with the movement of the market.

On the other hand, what is very clear is that the market moves in identifiable patterns that correspond to specific fibonacci ratio measurements. In my time in the markets (over 20k hours), I have yet to find a wave sequence that did not have a fibonacci relationship with a larger pattern relating to the golden mean (1.618 or .618) or its reciprocal of .382. Fibonacci measurements are critical in determining the lengths of waves, and therefore the next turn in the opposite direction.

Fibonacci ratios run all through the markets. They’re found all through nature, as well. And of course, they originate with the planets in our solar system. The ratio of the distance between the planets in our solar system averages out to 1.618.

For those who are new to Elliott waves, what Mr. Elliott discovered way back in the ’30s, is that a market trend moves in 5 waves, a countertrend in three waves.

If you look at the chart on the left (click to expand), it shows a wave pattern on the left that’s a bull market trend. You can see that the first wave up moves in 5 “trending” subwaves (not numbered). The second wave then retraces in 3 waves (a countertrend move) 62% of the distance of travel of the first wave.

The third wave follows and it will typically rise 1.618 times (the golden mean) the distance of the first wave. At the top of that third wave, a countertrend wave will develop (a fourth wave) that will retrace 38% of the combined distance of waves 1, 2, and 3. Finally a fifth wave will trace out a length of 1.618 times the length of the original first wave.

Elliott wave impulsive sequences are fractal, and so what happens next is that the market will then retrace 62% of the entire distance of that combined sequence (which now becomes the first wave of a larger impulsive sequence). The wave that retraces 62% now becomes the second wave, and a new larger sequence develops that will rise to a “higher degree,” but with the same fibonacci relationships as that of all the waves within that first wave up. This pattern regenerates again and again until it has developed a full 5 waves as this higher degree.

The key to being able to predict the market is knowing where you are in either a trend or countertrend pattern. Knowing where you are (what pattern you’re in) produces a high probability trade, because these sequences and patterns happen over and over again within the larger market—in fact, throughout all markets. It doesn’t matter if it’s bonds, currencies, futures, commodities or what-have-you. The market moves in the same manner worldwide, every single day of the year.

A motive (impulsive), trending sequence has one basic form. It’s a five wave move and conforms to a specific set of rules that cannot be broken. If any of these rules are broken, the resulting sequence must be re-classified as a corrective (countertrend wave). These corrective waves have far fewer rules and there are many more corrective patterns than there are motive patterns. They are therefore, more difficult to predict. The secret to success is being able to identify a pattern early on, and trade them as the pattern continues to unfold and risk gradually reduces.

It’s the identification of these patterns that’s the key to unlocking the power of the Elliott wave sequence. If you spend the time the learn the system, which requires a knack for pattern recognition, the secrets of the market will morph before your eyes into a very readable map and lead to a very lucrative future.

Elliott wave price cycles work very well with time cycles, although I have found time cycles to be far less accurate and predictive. However, using time cycles to support EW price cycles gives you a much higher ability to predict and time any market. It reduces risk and heightens confidence.

Here’s a very recent interview with Bob Prechter, in which he reiterates his prediction of the trajectory for the not too distant future. Good reading if you’re interested in Elliott wave or the movement of the market.

Until you buy into this concept that the market moves in a very predictable manner based on the mood of the herd, you’ll never have a chance of beating the casino, because you’re playing against it. Period.

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The Market This Week

Above is the daily chart of ES (click to enlarge).

We appear to be in the second pattern of an ABC 4th wave correction. The second pattern is almost certainly tracing out a triangle. A triangle is always a final pattern in a combination sequence. If this is the case, I don't expect a wave below the previous low of about 2316.

As I describe above, technically a triangle is not confirmed until the D wave is in place. However, it's been a high probability prediction of mine from rather early on in its formation. An E wave down will follow the D wave.

I predicted the triangle very early on, because of the knowledge of Elliott wave patterns. Once we'd traced out a flat down (the first pattern in this fourth wave), the options (after a subsequent three wave move up) reduced to either a zigzag or a triangle. Once the zigzag option was eliminated, the triangle became the much higher probability pattern.

After completing the current fourth wave, we'll have one more wave to go, which could be an ending diagonal as a fifth wave. The long awaited bear market is getting closer.


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  • Ed April 23, 2017, 3:05 pm


    I believe you need to correct your “link” that is at the end of last week’s commentary. It currently takes you to last week’s commentary rather than this week’s update!

    • Peter Temple April 23, 2017, 3:09 pm

      Thanks. You have a very fast reaction time. I actually pasted it wrong in two places and was in the midst of replacing.

  • Valley April 23, 2017, 7:45 pm

    Nice summary of EW as it pertains to the current market. Thanks, Peter!

    • Peter Temple April 23, 2017, 8:35 pm


    • Peter Temple April 23, 2017, 10:18 pm

      Had I written that post after the market was open, I would have mentioned that I remained long over the weekend knowing that ES had to reach 2370. I’m now short for the final wave of the triangle.

      • Alex April 24, 2017, 1:14 am

        Great analysis Peter – you’re the only sweet thing about Monday mornings 😉 you and coffee…

  • luri April 24, 2017, 4:21 am

    rut final broadening top is set. the chart that has been posted ‘forever’ and still standing…..

    • John April 24, 2017, 5:06 am

      Good call Luri congrats..

      So now we can make the plunge into May?.

      • Verne April 24, 2017, 5:28 am

        I think we have to respect the momentum of the move out of the triangle so far. The gap up last Thursday and now sky rocketing futures seem a cautionary note. I was interpteting the new DJI low as bearish but the failure of SPX to confirm could mean the opposite. The triangle could be complete.

  • John April 24, 2017, 4:59 am


    Can you post a new energy chart for this week ?

    Thanks in advance?

  • Jeff T April 24, 2017, 5:42 am

    Peter, what is your reasoning as to why a 38% retrace will not occur in this 4th wave example? Does it have to do with rules reguarding triangles or zigzags within a wave?


  • Amit Kumar April 24, 2017, 8:24 am

    Do you think wave 4 is completed and we are in the final 5th wave?

    • Peter Temple April 24, 2017, 8:56 am

      A fourth wave completes when it reaches a new high (in a bull market).

  • Dave April 24, 2017, 9:46 am

    One batch of ES shorts 2368. I have 2 other shorts from 2335, 2337. Every one.Will have to do some challenging trades to get get myself out of this mess. Good luck

    • valley April 24, 2017, 10:41 am

      Usually market has weakness for 7 calendar days after Mercury inferior conjunction last Thursday, and 21 days after Jupiter opposition (4/3). While lunar seasonals are strong this week, the two planetary combined with budget shutdown looming in 6 days may result in selling into next Tuesday’s Fed meeting.

  • Harvey April 24, 2017, 10:51 am

    Hi and thanks for all you do for us all.
    Above you said the fourth wave completes with a new high….from your es chart above it seems the e wave of 4 would be to the bottom of the triangle. Thus how can it complete at a new high?

    • Peter Temple April 24, 2017, 11:01 am

      A triangle is in 5 waves. The E on the chart completes the fourth wave. Then you have a wave to a new high, which completes the triangle.

      There is a question today however, as to whether the triangle is indeed the operating pattern.

      • Peter Temple April 24, 2017, 11:04 am

        That’s is you count the A wave as the entry wave. Either way a triangle enters from one end and exits from the other. In the case of ES, the new high would be above 2400. That would mark the end of the larger wave 4.

  • Joe April 24, 2017, 11:29 am

    The venus bull market i touched on a few weeks ago dovetails with mercury .
    i would watch the inferior and superior conjunctions with mercury
    until December and watch for repeat patterns .
    on a last note in regards to mercury , the 10 day lag from mercury starting its
    retrograde motion was the low on april 19th . adding 10 days to mercury
    ending its retro grade motion targets may 13th as a high .
    my may 11-13th date i m keeping as a high
    If the SPX cash touches 2385 would it change your Triangle pattern
    in the larger picture ?
    Also , in the ES , today’s high is just slightly above the high of 2375
    on april 5th . i think your correct on the triangle overall yet
    today’s market action appears to be changing the details of
    this triangles swing points .
    Note an elliott wave observation yet time wise im starting to see
    Wednesday as a potential turn
    march 1 to march 27th was 18 trade days down .
    march 27th to wednesday will be 21 trade days up .
    march 27th to april 5th was 7 trade days
    april 5th to april 17th was 7 trade days
    april 17 to wednesday will be another 7 trade days .
    another odd ball .
    march 16 high plus 14 trade days ( double the 7 trade days )
    april 5th high plus 14 trade days
    wednesday march 26th .
    2380 on the ES on wednesday looks like a magnet .
    after that i don’t know how to call this wave .
    if this is a simple A B C decline from march 1st though
    if say Wave A = 18 trade days
    “IF” wednesday is the high of wave B ? then adding
    18 trade days to wednesday april 26th would
    target may 19th as the end of this wave .
    i m not going to rule out Dow 20054-19748 just yet
    despite my bullish bias .
    I appreciate the time you spend on your updates

    • Verne April 24, 2017, 11:58 am

      Rather than a symmetrical triangle, it could be developing as a barrier triangle.
      Another possible structure could be a double zig zag perhaps, with the C wave yet to come? This market is certainly full of surprises, thanks to all the relentless bankster machinations. NDX composite putting in a nice doji above the upper B band today along with a new all time high.

  • joe April 24, 2017, 11:34 am

    i read your notes after i had posted ,
    i see we are on the same page ( in general anyways )

    • Peter Temple April 24, 2017, 11:36 am

      We might be morphing into a flat.

      • DWL April 24, 2017, 1:51 pm

        Peter, as in back to 2402 then back to 2320s? Big ABC flat?

  • joe April 24, 2017, 11:51 am

    here is a new thought
    I am looking to take a short position on Tuesdays close or
    the overnight session Tuesday night or early Wednesdays
    market session . Im working on the details of the potential leg down.
    at the moment im thinking we will see another A B C decline which
    will define wether or not this is a triangle .
    Wave A of this decline should bottom near may 2-3
    wave B would be may 11-13th ? wave C may 18-19th.
    My may 13th date im favoring as a high yet im not completely sold
    on it . This is now becoming interesting to me and i think if this is
    a larger bearish pattern then the risk reward for a bearish trade
    should set itself up either late tomorrow or early wednesday .
    a failure to break down Thursday and Friday would bother me
    yet the set up is appearing .
    not financial advice just my thinking
    good luck everyone

    • Verne April 24, 2017, 12:14 pm

      On the one hand, if we have triangle, downside is limited to the low of the C wave around 2328, on the other it looks like exhaustion gaps in both RUT and NDX comp, the latter being a new ATH. Either the markets are going to diverge considerably or there is greater bearish potential all around.

  • Joe April 24, 2017, 11:53 am

    You answered my question ahead of my posts twice
    in the same day 🙂
    I am in agreement on that flat
    we should see soon enough
    thank you

    • Valley April 24, 2017, 3:54 pm

      What is a “flat”?

      • Peter Temple April 24, 2017, 5:26 pm

        What a flat looks like:

        • valley April 24, 2017, 9:35 pm

          Thanks, Peter!

          • Peter Temple April 24, 2017, 9:36 pm

            Well, it’s probably not the best example. But in this case, it’s a wave down in 3, a wave up in 3 and then a big wave down in 5 waves. We had that pattern from the top of the third wave. This might be the same thing again.

          • valley April 25, 2017, 12:40 pm

            Thanks, Peter!

  • joe April 24, 2017, 12:14 pm

    odd news event coming up
    Trump or trumps team to talk about tax reform
    on wednesday .

  • Alex April 24, 2017, 12:45 pm

    SPY 238.32 is an unfilled gap.

    We have both a B. Gartley and an AB=CD that end there, to the tick.

    I was looking at that target last week, asking myself “How can we get there with no buying whatsoever”. Well now I have my answer…the magic of moving the market on 0 volume when it’s closed lol…I wouldn’t be surprised if we need another gap up tomorrow…the old trick – gap it up and get dumb$ hold the bag didn’t work…

  • Alex April 24, 2017, 1:36 pm

    Peter, on another note, I’m sure you noticed that the former Rothschild’s wiz-kid is winning the France elections as an anti-establishment candidate LMAO.

    Sometimes I think we fully deserve what’s coming…

    • Peter Temple April 24, 2017, 1:41 pm

      haha… yeah, I noticed, but it’s early yet …

    • Verne April 24, 2017, 2:37 pm

      He is a marketing specialist so his remaking himself is certainly understandable. What is peculiar is the gullibility of the French ( or ignorance) to buy what he is selling. If Le Pen has any competent strategists on her team they should have no trouble exposing him for the fraud that he is. But then again, there is no accounting for the stupidity of the voting public. I guess they need more blood flowing in the Champs Elysees…so sad!

      • Verne April 24, 2017, 2:39 pm

        BTW, this subterfuge worked splendidly with Alexis Tsipras in Greece and those poor folk still have not figured out how and why they got royally shafted….

        • Alex April 24, 2017, 3:18 pm

          Ahah…so true Verne. You know what they say? “If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it” Mark Twain 🙂

  • Ed April 24, 2017, 9:49 pm


    You were exactly right on 4/24…and maybe higher highs tomorrow! You said last week that 4/27 and 4/28 were dark days and that every month had dark days…and you considered all dark days as down days.

    That takes us into the weekend…and you are looking for a 5/3 low. Does that perhaps mean 3 or 4 down days bunched together. Say…4/27, 4/28, 5/1, 5/2 and then the 5/3 low? Not looking for investment or trading advice. Just really captivated by your work.

    • andré April 25, 2017, 12:04 am


      I have said 4/24 and 4/25 were dark days; 27/28 days in lunar month.

      • Ed April 25, 2017, 12:29 am


        Thanks for straightening me out! I read it again…and you were saying that 27 and 28 days were dark days when discussing what Carolan says about October’s. I read it as 4/27 and 4/28 were dark days. I added in the “4/?” and totally misinterpreted what you were saying. Thank you for clarifying!

  • luri April 25, 2017, 6:38 am

    ok y’all – i am being as ‘sincere’ as is possible for ‘the luri’……… we are now offically in the ‘time’ zone of the END…….. see the shaded oval area of the ever posted final broadening top for the RUT….

    i know everyone has their own count…… well my count says “BE WARNED”. i predict we are in the time zone for an “event” to occur that RIP the markets away from their handlers…….absolutely be careful and aware……..who knows what this event could be???….. It could be the night that OPRAH eats a case of “BUSH’s” tinned baked beans – and she has the misfortune of timing as to light a ‘scented’ candle just as said case of beans were working its way through her digestive system…….the resulting EMP pulse – could be mistaken as a N. Korean attack on the USA………… in other words – it could be anything…….BE WARNED!

    • Verne April 25, 2017, 8:57 am

      lol! luri; The ultimate false fart…er…I mead flag! 🙂

  • Jody April 25, 2017, 6:40 am

    2 gap ups.. That is an island top reversal pattern.

    I still think we have seen minute W1 down and we are wrapping up a minute W2 in a larger intermediate W1 down that will target SPX 1750-1775 area by mid Oct 2017

    3-1-17 2400 was the top. imho

  • Jody April 25, 2017, 6:52 am

    My reasons.

    Fib 8 yrs almost to the day from the 2009 pivot

    W5 equals a quality in length with W1 off the 2009 pivot

    2400 nice round number.

    And most everyone is expecting us to go higher.

    One poster said it best when I asked and your bullish why? Most will refuse to admit at first when they get it wrong, they will hold on until SPX 1799 or so then sell when the pain gets to be too much to bare, and then will not believe the W2 snap back into the end of the year.

    But not this group!

    Well maybe 1 or 2 of you 🙂 haha!! jkjk

    • luri April 25, 2017, 7:15 am

      jody, for what it is worth….here is a “best count” effort of the final C wave of v of the RUT final broadening top.

      • Alex April 25, 2017, 7:26 am

        We’re just filling a SPY gap 🙂 see above (Gartley and AB=CD end right at gap fill). Today should turn around 238.25.

        • luri April 25, 2017, 7:39 am

          alex, possible rotation of $$ into small caps – maybe new high in small caps – sets up divergences between indexes, where spx and dow fail to make new high, and rut/ndx make new high….

          • Alex April 25, 2017, 7:56 am

            SPY gap fill is right here. If we go above it, please Iuri give a kiss to your kids and follow me in the bunker, bring wine (vodka is ok too).

          • luri April 25, 2017, 8:19 am


            do you like ‘rum’ alex – i am loaded down with rum…….barrels of colombian rum!!! “splice the main brace alex……”””

            should i be nervous here?? YIKES!!! ahhhhhhhh……….!!! [cough]

    • Verne April 25, 2017, 9:04 am

      Funny you should say that. I was telling a few other traders I know that the current move up has all the earmarks of a manic second wave. It is not unusual for sentiment at the end of these second waves (if that is what it is) to exceed that seen at the actual top. While we do not yet have a new low in VIX, we do have one in UVXY, and are close to a new high in SVXY.
      Meanwhile NDX is cavorting in rarefied air above its upper BB, more than 3 standard deviations from its monthly mean. Strange that anyone would expect this kind of lunacy to continue indefinitely….strange indeed!!

  • Alex April 25, 2017, 8:47 am

    I don’t like rum but I’ll like the effect, I’m not particularly selective and I drink like there’s no tomorrow – BE WARNED! today should be a turn date and hurst cycles are pointing down all May (basically the 80 week top should be already in, the first week of may we have a bunch of lower cycles pointing down, that should give the final momentum push).

    Peter are you sure this isn’t already some sort of Wave V? I mean…it seems like it’s going in that direction bigly 🙂

  • luri April 25, 2017, 8:52 am
  • Peter G April 25, 2017, 9:12 am

    The problem with looking for any kind of important top here is the cumulative advance-decline line of the NYSE. It registered a new all-time high yesterday and is doing so so far again today. I would challenge you to show me a market top in the popular averages any time over the past 90-100 years that occurred at a concurrent new all-time high in the a-d line. We need to see a divergent high with Indexes making new highs unconfirmed by the a-d line…

    • rotrot April 25, 2017, 9:21 am

      concur…on April 22 & 24 emailed several associates (to include readers/posters here) that “NYAD continues to power on”…

    • Verne April 25, 2017, 9:47 am

      There are all kind of metrics in these markets that no longer have any real probative value. One that quickly comes to mind is volume. Conventional wisdom would have considered it highly unlikely for these prices to be sustained in the face of the years’ long declining volume profile, yet here we are. In addition, the kind of top we are putting in is one no one has seen in centuries, in fact ever. Try as you might, you could simply not find a comparable referent. I have always wondered whether normally bullish metrics would similarly prove unreliable at a top of this magnitude. We won’t know until we know…! 🙂

      • Peter Temple April 25, 2017, 10:02 am

        This is true. The entire wave up from 2009 is corrective and continues so. To my knowledge, we’ve never had a corrective top; it’s always been motive. So it makes analysis more difficult because there are fewer EW rules (well, for EW people … lol). But we’re still following what rules there are and honoring fibonacci ratios.

        • Ken April 25, 2017, 10:43 am

          Peter, this is why I come here , for your different points of view. But I must admit that I am baffled by you calling the wave from 2009 a corrective wave. By definition a corrective wave has to correct against a previous wave without surpassing the origin of that wave. Once your corrective wave from 2009 low passed the high of SPX 1576 which is the origin of the previous wave, by definition it can no longer be called a corrective wave. The price area above 1576 can not be corrected since there was never any price there. It is impossible to correct what never existed. How can we be in a correction and make new highs of this magnitude? Maybe I am missing something?

          • Peter Temple April 25, 2017, 11:00 am

            If you don’t like the word, “corrective,” then let’s call it a “countertrend wave.” 🙂

            A corrective wave (Prechter/Elliott) is a wave that travels against the trend of one higher degree, and is in three waves. It can be as short or as long as it likes (within EW rules), as far as I know. I’ve never read your definition in Elliott’s or Prechter’s work, but if you can tell me where you found it, I’d be more than interested in looking at it.

            I’m talking about the structure of the wave. Elliott didn’t have other terms for a wave in a corrective structure. The wave up is clearly not motive; it’s a zigzag, a large one, but a zigzag nonetheless. We’re in a smaller degree zigzag now.

            Hence my comment that we’ve never seen this before. I would attribute it to debt pushing the market higher rather than human exuberance. But the wave up is certainly not motive, or impulsive, in structure.

          • Ken April 25, 2017, 2:27 pm

            Thanks Peter, call me old fashioned but if we are 900 points above the previous all time high, it is hard for me to think of this wave off the 2009 lows as corrective or countertrend simply because there was “no trend” ( or price) above the October 2007 high of SPX 1576 until this wave blew right by it. Maybe I have a bad case of cranial rectumitus.

          • Peter Temple April 25, 2017, 4:11 pm

            haha … well those are words in the context of Elliott wave that describe wave structure rather than the traditional meanings, in my experience, anyway.

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 9:28 am

    might this be the X wave of a further developing triangle ??
    today the spx overlapped the B wave from march 15th .
    your note yesterday about the previous and a 5 wave structure
    coming next i can agree with also .
    To sum it up we have A B C , then today being X ?
    the B wave low on april 13th and 19th ( spx vs dow )
    im still thinking of taking a bearish stance late today or early tomorrow .
    Bottom line : the triangle is not ruled out and nor is the possible flat .

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 10:09 am

    my plan
    im looking to take a position in the next 24 hours.
    my risk will be limited to the previous all time highs
    if this market fails to break down Thursday and Friday
    i will abandon my bearish stance and wait until June 30th.
    The problem i see with the timing , first off i was wrong about
    the april 19-21 high ( april 19th was a low and april 20-21 was
    an acceleration up ) the may 2nd date is calculated as a low .
    back step for a second , the 10 lag of mercury retrograde
    considers the april 19th low and adding 10 days to the
    mercury retrograde end date labels may 13th a high .
    we are basically in a crash phase with the market crashing up !
    mars Uranus cycle has a may 2 low and a may 11th high .
    combining the 2 i have have may 11-13th as a high .
    the next cycle is may 18th-19th as a low and then June 30th as a high .
    The 10 day trin gave the buy signal to this present rise .
    the reason for my up coming bearish trade is based on the 7 trade day
    market swings .
    cash dow :
    march 16th swing high
    plus 7 trade days
    march 27th swing low ( start of venus bull market cycle ) important low
    plus 7 trade days
    april 5th high
    plus 7 trade days
    april 17th ( this is where the divergences began dow vs spx .
    progression on spx
    march 8 closing low
    plus 13 trade days
    march 27th print low
    april 13th print low as close low .
    the next 7 trade day cycle on the dow is tomorrow april 26th
    yet on the spx we would be looking at may 3rd .
    the 2 index’s don’t match up time wise.
    in an attempt to match up price between spx and dow .
    i take the low march 27th on spx to the high on april 5th spx
    and add that price movement to the april 19th <– low on the spx
    in doing that i have a target of 2391.16 .
    the .886 on the spx is 2392
    now looking at the cash dow .
    using the .886 retrace i see 21082 . not sure we get there yet
    that is the levels ill watch closely if they are seen .
    id say one of these levels get touched yet im doubting both .
    all for now

    same dates

    • John April 25, 2017, 10:23 am


      Tomorrow is a bradley turn (geo+helio) and mercury latitude (wich I thought would be a low) .


  • joe April 25, 2017, 10:20 am

    $nya should be watched since it has failed to poke above
    its respective march 16 th high .
    ill add that the late jerry favors always said the $nya was best for timing purposes

    • Verne April 25, 2017, 10:38 am

      Market gaps are generally seen at the end, and at the start of bullish legs. Considering the sideways movement of the last several weeks, we really could not consider this current move as the end of a bullish run. As improbably as it seems, at least to me personally, price action is what it is. We could of course always see price behave differently form previous occasions but while I was certain the gap back on May one was an exhaustion gap, that interpretation has been firmly negated by today’s price action. We should expect new highs.

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 10:56 am

    no more posting until the weekend for me .
    im looking at several comparisons and will
    decide later.
    the best cycle window i still see as may 18-th low and june 30th high .
    next week is my key week even though im looking to be bearish
    in the next day ( it may not work though and if not next week
    will be the key )

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 10:58 am

    20904 pivot for the weekly chart on cash dow

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 11:00 am

    last post
    look at weekly chart of cash dow in 1987
    ive made my case for the may 11-13th date
    look at the week of may 11 1987
    also week of may 19th
    odd that my timing model is lined up
    all for now

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 11:09 am

    weekly chart of 1929
    week of
    feb 25 high
    march 25 low
    april 29th and may 6th high
    may 27th low
    yet 1987
    has week of may 18th low
    my timing says may 18th-19 low
    sorry peter taking notes before my trade

    • Peter Temple April 25, 2017, 11:11 am

      lol … your brother posted here a while ago … “no more posting until the weekend for me.” I guess the two of you don’t talk much. 🙂

      Just can’t get enough ….

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 11:21 am

    If this turns out to be a flat
    then next week must be down
    there is a chance of a slight swing high above this week .
    so as i noted before im looking to take a bearish stance
    yet i need to see Thursday and Friday as down .
    the bigger picture is next week as a down week
    its the rhyme since comparison charts are rarely exact.
    Blue is the year 2016 to date .

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 11:27 am

    Sorry peter
    May 11th-13th is my focus for a hard down
    im finished 🙂
    doing homework .
    now back to building my file cabinet .

    • Peter Temple April 25, 2017, 11:29 am

      Sorry? Not a chance … you love it! Thanks for posting. No disrespect meant. Just thought it was funny … 🙂

  • Alex April 25, 2017, 11:39 am
    • Alex April 25, 2017, 12:03 pm
      • Verne April 25, 2017, 2:00 pm

        Has anyone wondered what if the persistent extremes in markets we are seeing persist for so long could be evidence that we no longer have a normal market driven by normal human sentiment, which clearly ebbs and flows to produce the wave forms of EW theory. How does sentiment ebb and flow when you have market participants with very deep pockets, determined to employ every scheme and subterfuge to keep the market elevated?! This is beyond nuts! 🙂

    • Verne April 25, 2017, 12:36 pm

      LOL! 🙂

      Or running off screaming into the forest with fur on fire!

      • Alex April 25, 2017, 12:40 pm

        I remember when hedge funds were supposed to be smart money 😀

        • Verne April 25, 2017, 1:07 pm

          The most recent chart of money flows that I saw was all retail investors. First the institutions headed for the exits, then the hedge funds, followed closely by the insiders, all unloading hundreds of billions to the latest eager beavers!

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 11:40 am

    i figured you were joking
    i get carried away before my trades and well
    i was in my moment double checking things

  • Joe April 25, 2017, 12:11 pm

    there are 4 hourly time lines that run
    from 1230 ( 1/2 hour before the close )
    to 0830 tomorrow ( 2 hours after the open )
    that is a lot of timelines compressed into a relatively
    short time span .
    My focus will be the open tomorrow and as for price
    sticking with spx 2392 and dow 21079-21082
    spx is very close right now ,
    tomorrow early morning market session
    ill take the trade .
    thats it for reals 🙂

  • Bill April 25, 2017, 12:12 pm


    Are you still short from 2370, you still think we retrace back 2316 to complete e wave within triangle or the triangle has resolved to upside.

    • Peter Temple April 25, 2017, 12:16 pm

      No, I got out when we approached a new high and the structure was obviously supporting a new high. I’m watching.

  • Alex April 25, 2017, 4:27 pm

    Everyone and their mother is short:

    This probably explains a lot…

    • Verne April 25, 2017, 5:55 pm

      That graphic is probably somebody’s idea of a very funny joke.
      Think about it folk. There is no way VIX, which is the SPY put/call ratio would have been trading at the historic low levels we have been seeing if that graphic were true. I am surprised that any one would publish it. There is a lot of mis-direction and propaganda floating around out there about market sentiment. I think it is also true that a lot of this pop we have been seeing is due to short covering in the indices. (which is not necessarily reflected by VIX). The reason I think so is because of the pathetic volume accompanying the moves up. Triangles occur in next to final wave positions and I think this move up may not have very far to go. Just my two cents.

    • Verne April 25, 2017, 6:11 pm

      I just noticed that it was only for one strike price of 236 so that was definitely an out-lier considering where VIX was trading…

  • rotrot April 25, 2017, 4:31 pm

    “Throwing In The Towel” – US Stock Market Shorts Hit 10-Year Low

  • Joe April 26, 2017, 1:21 am

    This movie is coming out in July
    And to think I’m expecting a wicked cold winter
    This next year .
    I consider this another move against trump
    And unbelievable how the lies don’t stop

  • Ed April 26, 2017, 2:00 am


    Yesterday at 10:23am you stated to Joe that “Tomorrow is a Bradley turn(geo+helio) and mercurylatitude…” I Googled Bradley Turn Dates and could not find “April 26th” listed. However, did find “April 29th”!

    Can you verify April 26th? 3 days difference. Just being thorough and double checking! Thanks!

  • luri April 26, 2017, 4:06 am

    update on rut futures overnight – the final leg! ……you know what i am going to do next, don’t you – BE WARNED!

    • luri April 26, 2017, 4:15 am

      daily view
      perspective view

      • Verne April 26, 2017, 7:06 am

        Does anyone know if expanding diagonals retrace the same as contracting ones?

    • Alex April 26, 2017, 7:07 am

      Warned about what Iuri? Did I miss something?… 😕

      • luri April 26, 2017, 7:37 am


        buddy – “”BE WARNED” is my signature statement!!….it is pure “LURI”…. although, for me, the end of this final broadening top formation of the RUT, which is a fractal of the intermediate, which in turn is a fractal of the long term going back to 2000 signifies “THE END” for the market as we know it…finish – kaput!! so, for me, we are within “days” of this ending!! my spidey senses are going “JACK DANIELS”/ “JOSE CUERVOS”/ “CAPTAIN MORGAN” crazy right now…….RUN FOR YOUR LIVES…..ahhhhhh [BE WARNED!}… :-))

        • Alex April 26, 2017, 7:38 am

          I was messing with you. Did I succeed 😛 ?

        • luri April 26, 2017, 7:40 am

          alex check it out……what do you think the chances are that ‘on the short term RUT chart’, that the 5th wave chops up in an ending diagonal??


  • andré April 26, 2017, 6:20 am

    Friday will be a high, 5/1 low. Then up into 5/5 for a very signifcant high (with a low 5/4). After that down into 5/18.

    This changes my outlook.

    Carolan’s spring low gives 5/18.

  • Joe April 26, 2017, 7:18 am

    spx and es and cash dow satisfied their respective overlaps yesterday
    the dow futures satisfied its overlap this morning .
    the last hold out is now the NYA .
    we are becoming more in sinc .
    we agree on the spring low date , your may 18th and i have may 18-19th
    may 11-13th though is the swing high yet i am not sure if it becomes
    a lower swing high .
    im still looking to be short this morning and im now using the nya
    as my trigger ( which may not work yet giving it until 2 hours after the open
    to prove or disprove itself )

  • Ed April 26, 2017, 7:49 am


    Just curious….Does the “Flash Crash” on May 10, 2010 “tie in” to any dates on your work?

    • Ed April 26, 2017, 7:50 am

      Should be May 6th…

      • andré April 26, 2017, 10:09 am


        It certainly does. My system gives 5/5 and 5/8; so anything in between is confirmed. And then down into 18.

        • Tom April 26, 2017, 12:48 pm

          If Le Penn wins the run off election on the 7th in France you will get your big drop on Monday! I’m betting she will win!

  • qwertyqwer25 April 26, 2017, 7:58 am

    Does MS still think S&P will not pass 2405? I think that prediction will not come true.

  • joe April 26, 2017, 8:00 am

    sox index about to give up all of yesterdays rally

  • joe April 26, 2017, 8:46 am

    NYA came within 5 pts its march 16 high yet failed to poke above it
    sell stop ( to go short) dow mini futures at 20939 is we see a sell off
    or ill take a short position at higher levels if the nya pokes above its march 16th
    high .

  • Joe April 26, 2017, 9:04 am

    here goes nothing lol
    sell stop at 20965 dow mini
    ill move it up possibly yet need to see
    the advance decline line weaken

  • joe April 26, 2017, 9:18 am

    buy stop 20975
    advance decline line still rising

  • luri April 26, 2017, 9:39 am

    final wave 3 of 5 of C for looks to be potentially over now. hit the top of the channel with slight overthrow, and pegged the 361.8% extension of wave 1 perfectly…we shall see..

  • joe April 26, 2017, 9:43 am

    its either a B wave or its not .
    using Cash spx as stop yet dow has more room
    its possible that spx hits a hew high .
    ill keep my note to myself till the end of the day
    lol 🙂
    short again down mini at 21000

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