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On Deck: Confirmation of a Top

A Change of Trend

It’s still early to call a top, based upon Elliott Wave methodology. However, here are some facts regarding Friday’s action:

  • at 665 points, the DOW had the largest decline since Dec. 1, 2008
  • more than eight times as many stocks on the NYSE closed down than closed up
  • every single one of the 30 DOW stocks closed down
  • 469 of 500 stocks in the SP500 finished the day lower
  • in 5 days, the SP500 wiped out 2 weeks of upward progress
  • the DAX has completed (or almost so) its first wave down.

AAPL has traced out an extended third wave and is poised to rally in a fourth wave of the first. TSLA turned down after a double-pronged second wave. FB turned down after spiking up in what looks like the final rally of an ending diagonal.

The wave structure of the USD currency pairs I follow don’t support a turn … yet. It looks like the US dollar has one more low to go before all the currency pairs turn. I would expect the turn here to happen as the second wave of the US indices reaches its high.

Oil looks to be topping. Gold and silver are heading down while USDJPY traces out an expected bounce.

Everything I’m seeing tells me a top is forming internationally.

The First/Second Wave Combo

The above chart is not something you’ll find in the Elliott Wave Principle book. This is the typical configuration of a first impulsive wave down, with a second wave shown in dotted lines.

There are certain criteria that are critical in the determination of an impulsive first wave rather than a zigzag (a corrective wave):

  • There must be two small first/second wave combinations at the start of the pattern (shown in the inset).
  • The third wave must contain a subset of five waves.
  • Wave 4 must retrace 38% of the progress down thus far from the top.

The current wave down seems to meet the above requirements. However, a further determinant of a change in trend is the need for a second wave retracing at least 62% with a subsequent drop to a new low. This is what we’ll be watching for over the next ten days or so.

In this week’s Chart Show (links at the bottom of the post), I’ll be providing the targets for entry for the next phase … the 5 year (at least) bear market we seem to be entering.

Turning the Ship — A Process

Let’s look at an update of the US Dollar.

I’ve been maintaining for the last couple of years that once the US Dollar found its low (it’s in a large fourth wave—a corrective wave), that it would mark the top of the US market.

Above is the daily chart of UUP (US Dollar ETF). UUP is representative of the structure of DXY (the US index) and will provide an excellent predictor of the impending top in currency pairs and the US indices.

Last weekend, I wrote here that I was expecting a small yellow wave 4 and then a new low in a wave 5. We now have that pattern in place, but it doesn’t look quite complete yet, although very close. I’m expecting one more small final fifth wave down to conclude this trend, culminating in a turn up and leading eventually to a new high above 26.82 for UPP and a similar new high for the US Dollar.

The movement of the dollar strongly influences the movement of just about everything else, so it’s important to pay attention to what it’s doing on a large scale.


The Tesla Train is Confirming a Trend Change

Above is the 2 day chart of Tesla, showing my prediction playing out. The top is not officially in here; we need a new low below ~290.00.

Last week, I suggested we’d head up in a “double-pronged” second wave, which is exactly what we’ve done. We’ve now potentially turned down into a third wave with a target in the 209 area.

There are potential variations to this pattern, but the ultiamate goal for a full first wave down should be below 140.00. (This includes the first and second waves already traced out, a large third wave down to about 209.00 and a further drop in a fourth and fifth wave.)

Apple Continues to Drop

Above is the 2 hour chart of AAPL.

Last weekend, I identified a pending top here, with a third wave currently in progress. We’ve continued down in that third wave to the point where we have five waves down.

Expect and fourth wave bounce and then a drop to a new low. It looks like the target is indeed the 148.00 area, the same target I identified last week.

On Deck: Facebook

Above is the 4 hour chart of Facebook (one of the FANG stocks). This shows the final pattern I described last weekend, which is an ending diagonal. Ending diagonals gained that name because they form at the end of a trend. You can short a pattern like this when it drops below the lower trendline.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. This is potentially the start of a first wave down, which should revert back to the beginning of the ending diagonal, the previous fourth wave, around the 145.00 area.


I’m Moving (but hopefully, you won’t notice)

This last week, I had a big blow-up with my current hosting service (Bluehost). They have a bug on their server, but they refuse to acknowledge it. The WordPress code on my site doesn’t communicate with their php engine, which we’ve proven, BUT …

… so we’ll agree to disagree, and I’m forced to move the site to another hosting company, which should happen sometime this weekend.

My current site has been tested on the new server and it works just fine (as it does on two other servers we’ve tested it on). I’m hoping that the switch will be seamless, but if the site is down for a short period, that will be the reason.

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The Market This Week

Here's the latest daily chart of ES (emini futures)
Above is the daily chart of ES (click to enlarge, as with any of my charts).

As predicted, we reached the final high and have turned down with gusto! The methodology does not let me call a top yet, however. I'm waiting for a second wave and a successful drop from there to a new low.

We're still in the first wave down and I expect more downside this weekend to approximately 2730 (my lower prediction for a first wave low). Then look for a second wave probably starting Monday morning.

Volume: It's risen as the "early rats are leaving the ship," as expected.

Summary: We've turned down across the US indices. I can't confirm a top yet, but early signs suggest an impulsive wave down in a typical first wave scenario.


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  • Verne Carty February 4, 2018, 1:03 pm

    What a time to be a trader!!! 🙂

  • Verne Carty February 4, 2018, 1:05 pm

    …and thanks for the update Peter….see ya Thursday…

  • SkippytheWondernerd February 4, 2018, 3:21 pm

    Thank you Peter!

  • Emily February 4, 2018, 6:55 pm

    Peter … I FINALLY got in ? LOL … let’s see
    got to learn HOW TO read the English language – INSTRUCTIONS.

    • Peter Temple February 5, 2018, 9:11 am

      Good, sorry you had problems. I wasn’t sure what they were by your email or I would have tried to help …

  • Emily February 4, 2018, 7:19 pm

    NOT sure — but someone here mentioned 2 weeks ago about Feb 2 …being a low/downdraft ?

    Feb = 2 [ or as in Freemasonry = 2 ones / 11 ]
    2 = Freemasonry = 2 ones / 11 ]
    2018 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11 [ which doesn’t get broken down — the MASTER #s]

    so Feb 2, 2018
    = 111111 / 6 ones = 6 ? flip it over & its a “9” = completion

    now this is interesting re “666” = TIME

    check Jeff York’s tweet ::

    Peter T — you expecting a 50% retracement from the high ? $SPX
    2,715.16 50% Retracement From 13 Week High/Low$SPX/cheat-sheet

    2715.16 was MY price target for END OF DECEMBER 2017 on $SPX …lol — based on 1810.11 [ Feb 8, 2016 low] x 1.50 = 2715.165

    got to learn EW … am re-reading your posts.

  • Emily February 4, 2018, 7:45 pm

    Peter T — gather this is wrong — all these charts on EW ?
    tweeted them at my twitter accounts which now Twitter won’t allow me to tweet unless I give them my phone # which on their site tells me its optional & of course I won’t. so its a battle. have to clear my cache & then go by the backdoor to get some of my tweets. frustrating & bugs me to no end.

    also Feb 4 is a GANN day — give or take -/+ 2 or 3 days
    2nd chart ::

    had to go thru all my tweets in order to get that tweet. doesn’t show any tweets using “Search Twitter” box. infuriates me — but I always try to be a step ahead of them. lol

    also $NYXBT — methinks 7400 — the 144 SMA [where price & time squared] is in the cards ?
    do also $NYXBT : $GOLD / $GOLD : $NYXBT


    • Peter Temple February 5, 2018, 9:13 am

      That first chart is a simplistic chart of a bullish impulsive wave. It doesn’t have much to do with what’s going on.

      • Emily February 5, 2018, 10:01 am

        ok. thanks.
        was in the process of replying to your email — but my hotmail seemed to freeze and I kept clearing my cache — but still didn’t seem to help — even though I just had hotmail email addy opened.
        thanks again for your help.

  • Tom C. February 4, 2018, 8:48 pm

    energy chart for Feb. 5th

    • John February 6, 2018, 12:54 am

      Hi Tom, spot on do you have a follow up for this week?


  • Verne Carty February 5, 2018, 6:32 am

    Looks like ES completed a third down, and now tracing out a fourth. We should see an interim low in the cash session today, then we get to sit back and see the BTF dippers go Ape-Wild! 🙂
    Kinda sad really…

    • luri February 5, 2018, 7:03 am


      please ……no “throwing” things………..or tossing spiders…………..and especially nothing with “snakes”…………….. so here is my count so far…{gasp}

      are you sitting………………….

      • Verne Carty February 5, 2018, 8:14 am

        “Tossing Tarantulas”….has a nice ring to it…! 🙂

        • Verne Carty February 5, 2018, 8:40 am

          How about “Pitching Pythons?” 😀

          • Verne Carty February 5, 2018, 8:43 am

            “Casting Cobras?”
            Somebody stop me before I hurt myself! 😀

        • luri February 5, 2018, 8:49 am

          ……such vitriol ………………….it was ONLY one chart!!!!
          …………………………………………remind me never to post 2 charts!

          • luri February 5, 2018, 9:07 am

            and verne,

            speaking of “vitriol”………….an elevated VIX is ……bi directional………….

            larger moves both to the upside AND the downside………..

          • Verne Carty February 5, 2018, 9:20 am

            If you do, I am afraid I am going to have to….”Mobilize the Mambas!”…d’ya hear??!!

          • Verne Carty February 5, 2018, 9:21 am

            An active VIX is every trader’s delight!

    • tedward728 February 5, 2018, 8:52 am

      I consider it that we completed the first wave down and are now in a second wave. As peter has said ( i think sorry if i put words in your mouth) often gets confused with a zig zag corrective pattern in threes since wave 5 of the first wave is so larger.

      Which just means the next wave 3 is much bigger :).

      • luri February 5, 2018, 9:18 am

        …….[cough]…………….ahhhh ……..TED………….

        what EXACTLY is the subtext of your “wave” comment…..hmm……………..

        forgive me…………….but did you just call me ………..a FAT lardbutt???………..

        • tedward728 February 5, 2018, 9:23 am

          No such comment from me! With NYMO readings so oversold i think we are in a wave 2 now!

          • luri February 5, 2018, 9:33 am

            are you seeing divergence in your NYMO readings ted??

            no? ………………… hmmmmm………….time for a bar bee qua!

          • tedward728 February 5, 2018, 9:47 am

            No divergences yet, just using some of Northman Traders Charts that show the NNYMO made an extreme weekly low reading of -90.22. Short Term bottoms typically form at extreme lows like Friday. Sometimes there are divergences like in August 2017 and in early 2016, sometimes there aren’t divergences like Early November 2016. And the early 2016 had that two week bounce after the January low before making that February low. this weekly will likely close higher than last week open. BBQ later this month imho. And i love the Spicey BBQ sauce.

        • luri February 5, 2018, 9:56 am

          ted……. its ……… – be – qua!!!

          and NYMO – how did it perform to the upside?? did it tell you about a “short term high”……………………oh wait…………we never had one of those in 2 years……….it has been higher highs…………….hmmmmm…….. NYMO!

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 8:03 am

    finished watching James Flanagan’s latest video
    2581 is 10% decline from Jan 26, 2018 high of 2872.87
    2752.20 would be a nice close today … or better stilll the 2777 which is EMA (26) – also pivot point. miracles do happen. lol

    he also talks about bonds ::

    oh yea… $BPSPX is down 8.40 @ 75 from 83.40 — we shall see IF this is the low/not

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 10:14 am

    $BPSPX now @ 74.40 — down 9.00 from its high of 83.40
    70 = line in the sand now ? — normally used
    just use “$BPSPX” for those who don’t use this site.

    $BPNDX down 18 @ 65 from its high of 83 this year

    use 5 year charts & you’ll see a pattern

    same w/ $NYMO

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 10:37 am

    $TNX made a NEW 52wk HIGH earlier this a.m.
    52 Week High 05 Feb 2018 28.62

    the 30 year — $TYX still no show THIS year.
    52 Week High 10 Mar 2017 32.01

    the 5 year — $FVX ..NO NEW 52wk High…today:
    52 Week High 02 Feb 2018 26.21

    20 year bond ETF –> $TLT
    Today’s Range $119.33 – $118.64
    52 Week Range $116.49 – $129.57

    also ::

    Today’s Range $86.51 – $86.13
    52 Week Range $85.99 – $89.04

    Today’s Range $36.37 – $36.22
    52 Week Range $36.19 – $37.46

    latter 2 are watched like hawks by some pundits

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 11:11 am

    so far day low :: 2726.23
    wonder since PP #2 taken out::
    Pivot Point 2nd Support Point 2,728.06 and day low (so far) 2724.15

    2,715.16 50% Retracement From 13 Week High/Low

    …on deck TODAY$SPX/cheat-sheet

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 11:25 am

    $VIX which most are fixated w/it. don’t know why…anyhow

    52 Week High 05 Feb 2018 21.82

    52 Week High 10 Aug 2017 135.32

    52 Week High 05 Feb 2018 27.06

    52 Week High 05 Feb 2018 20.06

    WHEN their 52wk TOP is in — normally means BOTTOM in markets are in.
    at least to me. could make newer 52wk highs… but I doubt it — the $VIX’en Familia normally runs from 1-3 days tops

  • luri February 5, 2018, 11:31 am

    ok verne………………i need to you take one your “pills” please……. the ones that calm you down……………..because i am going to post another ES chart.

  • Jody Connor February 5, 2018, 11:51 am

    Looks like SPX just below 2673 is the target. Wow what a nice wave though. Longer than I expected though. Wave 3 and 5 are going to be monsters.

    • luri February 5, 2018, 12:53 pm


      so let’s play “what if”………………….
      #1 what if – this C wave completes itself in 3 waves rather than 5 waves…….
      #2 what if – each phase of a 3 wave, C wave, is also in 3 waves……..
      #3 what if – the b waves of each of the zigzags were muted…. sideway shallow b waves………..

      what if we get a zigzag C wave that look like this —

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 12:01 pm

    ok… FINALLY $VVIX made a NEW 52wk HIGH
    52 Week High 05 Feb 2018 138.89

    joined the rest of the $VIX’en Familia… yea.. know majority of you here & those on Twitter expecting more downdraft. somehow …don’t think so — am looking at the 3 amigos :: $FVX $TNX $TYX ..versus $TLT and they all scrambled right now — hard to explain. when 3 amigos up — $TLT down & vice versa
    also — Crude Oil — down — so yea… some use this one as a correlation to the markets $SPX

    $VVIX always MY No.1 indicator for the $VIX’en Familia

    2,715.16 50% Retracement From 13 Week High/Low
    2,677.94 38.2% Retracement From 13 Week Low$SPX/cheat-sheet

    • Emily February 5, 2018, 12:04 pm

      oh yea.. 4got — the VOLATILITY indicator on the 10 year $TNX — non-existent. should have been flying today. nope

      Open 4.62
      Prev. Close 4.48

      Day High 4.65
      Day Low 4.32
      52 Week High 08 Feb 2017 11.73
      52 Week Low 14 Jul 2017 2.09

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 12:35 pm

    seems a lot of disconnects ?
    anyhow — SPX back to Jan 3 levels.. the day low 2697.77 and the high 2713.06

    watching Crude sell-off. some fibonacci traders swear by the relationship of SPX / markets to crude.

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 12:51 pm

    $TRIN hit 2.11 — normally anything > 1.60 @ close indicates RALLY next day/2

    take it fwiw

  • Peter Temple February 5, 2018, 12:51 pm

    I’m not all that thrilled by the look of this wave down from the top. It’s looking more like a fourth wave, which would mean we’d visit the top again. We’ll see how and where it ends, but it’s more than likely now that we’re headed towards 2673, the previous larger, fourth wave.

    • luri February 5, 2018, 1:07 pm

      this is NO 4th subwave – boss!

    • tedward728 February 5, 2018, 1:32 pm

      This seems similar to late July Mid August 2007

  • luri February 5, 2018, 1:02 pm

    update ES………….

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 1:13 pm

    $BPSPX now @ 67 NOW.. WOW

    $SPX so far & 3/4 of an hour more to go.
    Day High 2,763.39
    Day Low 2,638.17

    $TRIN hit 4.01 SO FAR..

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 1:26 pm

    think its all about fibonacci levels — the market up & down.

    Island radio giving reason why market sell-off — cause of inflation & interest rates being raised in march ?
    but here I am … looking @ $BANK & $GS and they NOT up.
    nor is $TLT
    so all I see ALGOS gone WILD ?
    or just cause we taken up in such a short time — reversal just as fast. that’s MY thinking now.

    4,065.00 (US) DOWN 102.39(-2.46%)

  • luri February 5, 2018, 1:29 pm

    do you think it is the fed in there propping up the market – or did they walk away and let TRUMP/treasury do the heavy lifting……………..?

    • Emily February 5, 2018, 1:33 pm

      FED’s not doing anything and NEITHER’s Trump — see many tweets/posts referring to some particular event. am w/Peter T on this one — nothing to do w/events/people. still maintain that its all about FIBONACCI levels when broken/breached & all cyclical.
      turn off the TV & so called experts & just watch the #s on your screen & levels & go from there.

    • luri February 5, 2018, 1:37 pm

      this is “margin call” x the greatest leverage amounts ever in history………… this is show time – peoples……………………………..

      • Emily February 5, 2018, 1:42 pm

        I see.
        am not concerned. not panicky…just observing how fast we moved up & how fast we moving down. its a mirror image to me.

        • luri February 5, 2018, 1:51 pm

          emily – its ok to admit the adrenaline is flowing …….. “a little”…….it gives one that feeling of being ALIVE!

          • Emily February 5, 2018, 1:56 pm

            lol… luri ?? nope — am just fascinated. I had BIDU calls for this week — but sold them on Fri…and rest of holdings are like PLUG GENE FCEL SSC BLDP [ which I used to trade when I 1st started trading in ’99 — was in the 80 range — traded blindly — w/20 minutes delay but still made dough on this one. now its like $2. lol ]
            just wish I took my advice last week — kept tweeting all kinds of charts & dates and one would think that I would take the other side ? lol.. nope ! just know how to look up & not down. LOL

  • Ed February 5, 2018, 1:34 pm

    Peter G…

    Your S&P chart from a little after 2pm on January 31st is looking pretty good!

    • Peter G February 5, 2018, 5:12 pm

      Yes, Ed. That chart for the closing price channel was virtually perfect at the top. It called the closing price high on the index to within 1 point!!! As the fundamentalists say, a “random walk.” Sure!!!
      Here is the link to the updated chart…Click it for a full-page view…

  • Liz H February 5, 2018, 1:37 pm

    Someone today is using my S&P500 & BTC analogy at another site. Lol. Unbelievable.
    Anyway thank you Peter T., Luri, Joe, Valley, Original Dave & Andre. Thank you very much for all you share. Good luck to all.

    • luri February 5, 2018, 1:44 pm

      thanks liz………… !!! be honored that your work is being plagiarized – it means it is good work………………….

  • Kerry Balenthiran February 5, 2018, 1:39 pm

    Ok I guess we have fear now!

    • Verne Carty February 5, 2018, 2:27 pm

      Fear yes; capitulation, not yet….

  • luri February 5, 2018, 1:41 pm

    ES update – – still need to make a new low for the end of wave 3……….methinks………..

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 1:50 pm

    I follow many on Twitter — Mark’s one of them:
    “IF” this stock market decline is being attributed to rising bond yields,(as bonds and stocks have begun to show some strong positive correlation) than buying Stock dips is early, as Bond yields look to have more upside this week-Close, but early & we should see Tues-Thur >2.88

    “S&P has taken out earlier am lows.. so not much here until down near 2675-2690, with about 2-3 more days of this selling possible before relief rally develops.. For now..while bounce creates minor divergences, undercutting 2733 is a clear negative technically in the short run”

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 1:59 pm

    not much on the gold futures
    1,340.00 +2.70

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 2:06 pm

    like I’ve posted earlier — nothing’s in sync — the TNX v $TLT etc — not even OIL v SPX — at least not what I’m seeing — Crude didn’t tumble THAT much compared to SPX & rest of the market indices.
    and as to the FEAR factor ?? the $VIX’en FAMILIA ? they all made their NEW 52wk HIGHS today — TOP for them is IN. am basing on previous times when the VIX’en Familia went for 3/4 days straight of NEW 52wk highs. that’s about it. ALSO — $TRIN spiked to 4 area & closed > 1.60 @ 3.22 indicating RALLY next day/2

    I keep stuff simple.

    my 2 cents w/o the GST [ goods & services tax – in canada] lol

  • luri February 5, 2018, 2:10 pm

    watch morgan stanley – MS……they were levered so “bigly” that only a 3.8% move in their assets would blow them up!!!!…………….

  • luri February 5, 2018, 2:30 pm

    the ES has continued to drop….is at 2607

  • Red Dog February 5, 2018, 2:39 pm

    Luri – could you draw up an EW daily chart for Bitcoin. This market could be following it.

    • Red Dog February 5, 2018, 2:51 pm

      My target is about 2400

      • Emily February 5, 2018, 2:58 pm

        Red Dog … Bitcoin 2400 ? then IF SPX / ES_F correlates to that one — what price target will $SPX be ? this directed to everyone here.

        am looking $NYXBT : $SPX here

        • Red Dog February 5, 2018, 3:01 pm


          • Emily February 5, 2018, 3:36 pm

            Red Dog … SPX @ 6K ?? WOW
            ok.. thanks for your input

    • luri February 5, 2018, 3:01 pm

      no worries red ………….i am on it………..will post it asap…………..

      • Red Dog February 5, 2018, 3:05 pm


        • luri February 5, 2018, 4:20 pm

          i am unable to accurately and reasonably chart Bitcoin/USD pair………….. we go from zero to 1200 in wave 1 and in wave 2 we go back to zero???? how is that possible?? do we start the count fresh from the point of the second zero, as in w1 all over again? or is it a w2 to zero, to a high in w3??

          the scale is so enormous, the fib ruler becomes a distraction, rather than a tool……………. see for yourself…………

          lol, if this is w2 to the downside we can retrace up to 99 per cent of w1……… help?? can i have a ruling here as to the second zero?? peter?

          • Peter Temple February 5, 2018, 4:27 pm

            That’s a bad tick. I included bitcoin in last week’s blog post. It hasn’t changed that much. In 4th wave (the wave down is corrective).

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 3:00 pm

    S&P 500 future
    Prev. Close: 2,756.75
    Open: 2,757.25
    Day’s Range: 2,596.00 – 2,763.00

    S&P 500 2,620.00 -136.75 -4.96%

    right now. quite a sight

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 3:44 pm

    hope many of you follow this dude:

    “Data is chaotic now but key numbers show $VXX IV value at +96.10 % for the day and $SVXY IV down -96.67%. It’s likely $XIV & $SVXY terminated. If so their final values will be set by what value the futures were when they closed out their position. Likely at least down 80%.”

    ALSO’ve all seen Francis Bussierre’s tweet ?

    today feels like aug 24, 2015. (week) … remember previous week to Aug 24, 2015 — the devalue of the YUAN ? also week ago/2 — China comes to mind re no bond buying. I wonder now.
    anyhow — saw some twitters complain that Trump shouldn’t have gone after the FBI — c’mon — why not when those @ THE TOP @ FBI ARE CROOKS !! and the FBI is NOT elected. so just WHO is CON_trol of the USA ? appears NOT the President.
    anyhow …can go on & on.. but won’t.

  • Emily February 5, 2018, 4:04 pm

    ok.. last post for the day.
    haven’t been to Gabby’s site for a looooong time. she’s pretty damn good @ astrology:
    World financial markets and astrology

  • Barry February 5, 2018, 4:21 pm

    Hey Verne;
    I know you trade Vix products sometimes….so just a heads-up..
    There seems to be some weird stuff going on after-hours, particularly in XIV..
    I doubt you’re on the wrong side here, and you’re probably on it, but ~something’s~ gonna happen here tomorrow…

    • Verne Carty February 5, 2018, 8:24 pm

      Hi Barry:
      I cashed in SVXY March 130 puts today for 50.00 ever (bought for average cost of 3.80). The most explosive trade I have made…ever!
      Not sure what is going on with the vol instruments.
      Considering what has gone on prior, only the incorrigibly gullible would not have seen this coming, The short vol trade has yet to fully unwind and as we speak,
      many leveraged accounts are now irrecoverable. The margin calls have probably already gone out, and I trust those boasting about remaining long were invested without margin. It is beyond amazing, but as I frequently opine: “Nothing new under the Sun!”
      I have said previously on this forum that SVXY and XIV are going to practically zero after interminable reverse splits, if they even continue trading. My opinion has not changed in the slightest.

  • luri February 5, 2018, 4:24 pm

    end of day ES……..

    • luri February 5, 2018, 6:33 pm

      hey verne,

      remember that vix chart i posted a few weeks back of the monthly time frame ….as i am unable to chart the vix at the daily time frame………….

      well here the update of the chart……… the two price labels i had on the internal pink channel………well that one was hit today………. well see for yourself……

  • Ed February 5, 2018, 7:20 pm

    Peter G,

    It looks to me like the bottom parallel trend line on your S&P close only chart that you posted on January 31st has been broken to the downside by 50-60 points. That seems like a major violation and perhaps a change of trend.

  • Ed February 5, 2018, 9:46 pm

    Peter G,

    I have just noticed that you had responded several hours ago to an earlier post I had made. Not quite sure how I missed your response. Thank you and I didn’t mean to keep asking similar questions. Very much appreciated!

  • Liz H February 5, 2018, 10:09 pm

    It’s midnight est. PPT needs top step in here right now.

  • Liz H February 5, 2018, 10:09 pm


  • Willem Westerhoff February 6, 2018, 2:39 am

    Just back from vacation. We where on Fridays dicline to today=low.
    7/2 we can make a higher low but the high is on friday (close?) Then again a decline until 13/2 = low (—then up? to the experation day 16/2?)
    Longterm is unchanged: 29/1 High, 23-25/2 Low, 9/3 High and 29/5 Low (it can change if 9/3 is not predicted as a Low from two indicators Next weekend I hope to be sure)

    • rotrot February 6, 2018, 7:42 pm

      Willem…check the message in the World Cycles Institute Forum…please let me know what you think!

      • Willem Westerhoff February 9, 2018, 7:00 am

        sorry, I don’t know witch one. You must know I am an old trader. I have sent the FIRST WAVE DOWN WITH DATES to Peter. I don’t know how to publish it.
        i wil make a new message now

  • luri February 6, 2018, 6:53 am

    so ………………hmmm……….

    with the potential demise of XIV [its 90% loss after hours]……the “slam the vix” trade, which induces the risk parity algos to bid up equities, is seemingly OVER….

    how then, does one RIG the market – with this heavy lifting tool gone?

    my thesis is — they can’t…………………….THUS we get zigzags down in a waterfall progression…..

    the next move after the A, is a shallow sideways B wave, which sends us into a C wave down etc…………………. see chart example………..

    here is the ES overnight…..i added an additional small degree…..

    • luri February 6, 2018, 7:02 am

      note to red…………..

      i am going to tackle that bitcoin chart again today……!

  • Emily February 6, 2018, 7:11 am

    saw a twitter comment on $XIV LAST week….that something was amiss.

    today saw Sam make a comment on it:

    also ::

  • Emily February 6, 2018, 7:20 am

    oh yea.. you would think that w/all this carnage in the stock markets — that GOLD futures would be SKY HIGH or that $TLT would be through the roof.

    this is what’s CON.fusing to me.
    recall also beginning of THIS year – 2018 — looking @ MY NUMERO UNO indicator for daily movement of $SPX — it was going south — YET $SPX was going north. commented on this one in one of my posts.
    anyhow — this is quite fascinating.

    watching Bitcoin, Oil, Bonds, Gold and some other indicators.

    some of the guys who did charts on Bitcoin/Crypoto currency are:
    Ted Aguhob
    Chris Carolan ::

  • Emily February 6, 2018, 7:32 am

    for any VIX’en info — Vance Harwood’s the guy ::

    check his site in his bio

  • luri February 6, 2018, 8:25 am

    hmmm…….one is left to ponder if the market is broken……….. with the termination of XIV…………..

    the algos are in a right state now!!

    • Liz H February 6, 2018, 8:40 am

      /ES 2529 I’d like to see it retested sometime during the day to make sure it’s a firm short-term bottom.

    • Verne Carty February 8, 2018, 9:46 am

      Was XIV terminated?! Who dunnit? Was it a SKYNET T-5000??!! 😀

  • Emily February 6, 2018, 9:04 am
  • Emily February 6, 2018, 9:21 am

    well.. my trading platform was down 1st thing this a.m. — honestly — you’d think w/all the dough they taking in they can’t have state of the art software to keep it humming all day long ? excuse for not having a run at the “bank” so to speak.

    anyhow — the $BPSPX down to 57.20 — opened @ 66.40 — the low was on election night 2016 @ 50 and the lowest Feb 12, 2016 @ 27.60 — something to ponder, eh!
    July 24, 2002 — the lowest was @ 12

    • Verne Carty February 8, 2018, 9:44 am

      Expect more of that crap as all hell breaks loose…

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