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Stock Market S&P500 Index Half Way Towards A Bottom Low

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2010 Feb 14, 2010 - 06:20 AM GMT

By: MarketTimingCycles


Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn January 10th, we wrote: “The S&P500 has now touched the current upper trend line as formed since early last year. On January 15th 2010 we are also 45 weeks or 225 trading days after the March 2009 bottom. In Gann terms this point in time is typically a hard angle that typically come in as a high.

We expect the market to continue its trend towards this important mid-point in time. Next to this, we are also approaching a dominant natural cycle that is forming its crest. On the short-term we expect the dominant cycle to approach its crest early to mid January 2010 on the S&P500. The cycle crest can form as early as January 8th or as late as the end of January +- 4 trading days, with January 15th as the expected mid-point of the cycle”.

The expected midpoint of January 15th for a medium term top to occur in the S&P500 was only +- 4 days from the real top. The actual top in the S&P500 was set on January 19th on the close, which was only slightly higher than the close price on January 14th. We are now on our way to a medium term bottom low using the dominant MTC4 cycle downwards as our guide.

The medium term outlook

Using our MTC4 dominant cycle we now expect the bottom low to occur for the S&P500 around March 11th 2010 +- 7 days. The price target will be around 1010.68 on the S&P500 +- 20 points

The longer term view

For the longer term we stay on the bullish side , unless we close below the low of early July 2009.

The question remains whether the end of a wave 2 of a larger degree was completed at January 19th 2010. It could. However I expect a longer-term Delta cycle still to be formed before mid 2010. Although the average time of this delta high to complete  ranges from January up to July 2010.

From an Elliott wave perspective  you can see a Elliott Wave 2 of this degree has a very wide span of completion in time. As we also haven’t tested the Old Heads and Shoulders support and resistance lines yet, I expect this line needs to be crossed/touched first before we continue on the longer-term bear market down-trend.

So, in our opinion we are now on a counter trend downwards towards early March , after which the trend will continue possible on its last wave to complete Wave 2 of some degree.


We are now half way the dominant MTC4 cycle downwards. We expect a cycle trough to occur for the S&P500  around March 11th 2010 +- 7 days. The price target will be around 1010.68 on the S&P500 +- 20 points. For the longer term we remain on the bullish side , unless we close below the low of early July 2009.

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