Cycles Update, End of Day, Friday, Oct 9
Above is a brand new cycles analysis showing a turn Oct 13/14 (measurement is quite accurate) and a bottom of a rather sheer wave down on December 7, 2015. The full moon is also an important date in the Puetz crash window. I’ll do a fuller update post on the weekend.
Update: Noon EST, Oct 8
Here’s the triangle in the SP500. The E leg may have formed a triangle on its own (within the larger triangle), but be cautious here, as it still could come down to test the lower trendline (after I wrote this, I noticed we seem to now have cleared the upper trendline, so this is much less of an issue).
If it is, in fact, done, it will rise up to complete the 5th and final wave. Targets for the SP500 are 2020.68 (previous high) and approx. 2013 (62% retracement from the very top of the market). We are still completing a regular flat, which either goes to top of the A leg, or slightly above.
Similar levels for SPY are actually in reverse, as the previous high is above the 62% retracement level from market top. Previous high: 202.89. 62% retracement level: approx. 201.50.
Previous high for ES is approx. 2011.50.
Update Wednesday, Oct 7, 11AM EST – We look to have completed wave 1 of 5 in the SP500. Measuring this first wave and extending 1.618 from the bottom of the second wave puts us at about SP 2030 as a target.
Update Wednesday AM after the bell – We’re in the final fifth wave up. There are two main objectives now:
- the previous top at 2020.68 SPX and
- the 62% retracement from the very top of the market (at about 2031 SPX).
In either case, I think we’re looking at this whole correction being a second wave. As a result, it will be a very large downturn.
The Nasdaq looks like it may be stopping somewhere around here. This would put it into the third wave of the third when it turns down in earnest.
GDOW may be giving away the bigger picture, as it’s now moved above the 38% target and is on its way to the 62% target, which would also put it into a second wave position.
A telltale sign of the end in the US market may again be the EUR/USD, which has been tracing out a triangle. It moves inverse right now to the US market. I would expect it to finish the lower wave of the triangle as the market makes its top.
Addendum – Monday night Oct 5
Here is the SP500 above. Based upon my scenario of an ABC down wave from last week and an “ending wave” up, here’s the expected path. Wave 3 in the SP500 is 1.6 times the length of wave 1. Wave 4 should retrace to the previous wave 4. Wave 5 should end at 2020, although it could extend higher to create a flat.
Any flat correction is in a 3-3-5 pattern. In this case, the B wave would have been the ABC wave down from last week. The A wave would be the pattern from Aug 24 up to the high.
In a regular flat correction, “wave B terminates about at the end or about at the level of the beginning of wave A, and wave C terminates a slight bit past the end of wave A.” If we complete a flat that goes to a slight new high, then this would have to be a larger 2nd wave and the downside will be much greater than a 5th wave. For example, the third wave alone would take us down to the low 1600s in the SPX. We would have a 5th wave after that.
Original Post: Sunday, Oct 4: Today, we’ll start with the bigger picture. It’s important to revisit the daily charts every single day. So, my first chart will be a backed out view of the DOW.
If you’ve been a student of the markets for some number of years, you’re no doubt used to the fact that the market likes to race off to an extreme before quickly reversing and moving in the opposite direction, in some cases creating a new trend. That’s essentially what I’m expecting to happen here. I am out of the market and will be waiting for the top, which I think will happen this week.
It’s interesting to note that the 1929 market crash was in October (the high was the beginning of September, 1929), and the 2007 high was in October, as was the 1987 high. Oh, those darned cycles!
Back to the present. Having spent time reviewing the markets and my forecast of the past week, along with cycles analysis for SPY, I find no reason to change my forecast.
I tend to be somewhat of an Elliott Wave purist in that I drill down to the one minute chart, if necessary to view what’s happening at all degrees of the wave structure. It helps tremendously in accuracy. EW is fractal and if all degrees don’t conform to the rules, you have an issue with your count—an important lesson I have learned over time.
To review, I believe “the first wave down” was a fourth wave of this correction (an ABC wave down) and that we’re in the fifth and final wave up which should test the previous highs (in the case of the SP500, this is the 2020 number I keep mentioning).
Above is a 2 day chart of the DOW. I’ve drawn in the trendline for the final fifth wave up. What often happens before we take a big plunge, is that the market heads up to “kiss” the trendline one last time before turning and moving in the opposite direction. Based on what I’m seeing in the shorter-term charts (the ABC wave down), this seems like the likely scenario to me. Cycles and history repeat.
The 15 minute chart of the DOW. This is simply an update of my chart this past week, predicting the rise we’ve experienced in the last few days. My preferred count takes this wave up to a double top at about 16,935 before a major turn. Keep in mind that if my ABC count for the wave down is incorrect, the market could turn at the 62% mark or slightly above.
I have overlain a fibonacci tool, which shows that wave C, as it stands now, will exceed the 62% line if wave C ends up being 1.6 X wave a, which is a typical wave length. That could lead to a fourth and fifth subwave up to the previous high.
So, be alert to the possibility of a turn anywhere from the 62% line up to the top.
I have placed a green arrow on all these charts to show where we should have had a second wave, but where one does not exist, leading to my labelling as a 3 wave move down.
The SP500 (above) sports a similar configuration.
The Nasdaq above is no different.
The Global DOW (GDOW) seems to be tracing out my previously posted count. I’m expecting it to rally to the 38% line to trace out a 4th wave before a turn down in a fifth wave, which should be as long as the first three waves. This would fit with the prognosis in the US markets.
I ran this chart this morning (Sunday, Oct 4). I’m showing a cycle top of about the end of the first week of October.
This cycles analysis uses Techsignal X from the Foundation for the Study of Cycles. I’m using data going back to 2002 this analysis of SPY (SPX) and displaying a compilation of all the cycles the software has found over that period. You can see how close-fitting it has been in the recent past. The fit with the current wave is quite stunning and therefore, something to pay attention to.
This analysis suggests a relatively strong positive bias to about October 6.
The Panic Phase and the TPD (Turning Point Distribution) Principle
The TPD Principle describes a period in time of several weeks in which an array of cycles congregate, including gravitational, geomagnetic, and nuclear. It’s around this time that markets have historically topped. I was asked to include a reference to this in today’s blog post, which I’m happy to do. This principle generally refers to market tops (which we’ve already seen on May 20, 2015), but it’s interesting to note how many astro events we have occurring over the weeks surrounding the upcoming major turn in the market.
In his book, “the Universal Cycle Theory,” Stephen Puetz writes, “The TPD principle involves the eclipse cycle as well. The eclipse cycle normally peaks on the first new moon before a solar eclipse. Following that reversal point, it takes six weeks for sentiment to shift from euphoria to panic. Then on the first full moon after a solar eclipse, a panic-phase begins. A panic phase usually last two weeks—ending at the time of the next new moon.”
Aug 14 , 2015 – First New Moon before the Eclipse (there is a New Moon happening at the same time as an Eclipse—Sept. 13)
***Aug 29 – Full Moon before the Solar Eclipse (peak of the eclipse cycle)
Sept 13, 2015 – New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse
Sept 23, 2015 – Fall Equinox
***Sept 28, 2015 – Super Blood Moon Eclipse (start of panic phase)
***Oct 13, 2015 – New Moon (this would mark the end of the panic phase) – six weeks after the Aug. 29 full moon.
So … there’s a lot happening in the area of cycles right around now. Couple this with an ending diagonal Elliott Wave pattern and hitting the 62% retracement level and the period between September 28 and Oct 13 starts to look important to a possible major market turn.