Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. 2019 From A Fourth Turning Perspective - James_Quinn
2.Beware the Young Stocks Bear Market! - Zeal_LLC
3.Safe Havens are Surging. What this Means for Stocks 2019 - Troy_Bombardia
4.Most Popular Financial Markets Analysis of 2018 - Trump and BrExit Chaos Dominate - Nadeem_Walayat
5.January 2019 Financial Markets Analysis and Forecasts - Nadeem_Walayat
6.Silver Price Trend Analysis 2019 - Nadeem_Walayat
7.Why 90% of Traders Lose - Nadeem_Walayat
8.What to do With Your Money in a Stocks Bear Market - Stephen_McBride
9.Stock Market What to Expect in the First 3~5 Months of 2019 - Chris_Vermeulen
10.China, Global Economy has Tipped over: The Surging Dollar and the Rallying Yen - FXCOT
Last 7 days
Stock Market VIX Volaility Analysis - 19th Mar 19
FREE Access to Stock and Finanacial Markets Trading Analysis Worth $1229! - 19th Mar 19
US Stock Markets Price Anomaly Setup Continues - 19th Mar 19
Gold Price Confirmation of the Warning - 18th Mar 19
Split Stock Market Warning - 18th Mar 19
Stock Market Trend Analysis 2019 - Video - 18th Mar 19
Best Precious Metals Investment and Trades for 2019 - 18th Mar 19
Hurdles for Gold Stocks - 18th Mar 19
Pento: Coming QE & Low Rates Will Be ‘Rocket Fuel for Gold’ - 18th Mar 19
"This is for Tommy Robinson" Shouts Knife Wielding White Supremacist Terrorist in London - 18th Mar 19
This Is How You Create the Biggest Credit Bubble in History - 17th Mar 19
Crude Oil Bulls - For Whom the Bell Tolls - 17th Mar 19
Gold Mining Stocks Fundamentals - 17th Mar 19
Why Buy a Land Rover - Range Rover vs Huge Tree Branch Falling on its Roof - 17th Mar 19
UKIP Urged to Change Name to BNP 2.0 So BrExit Party Can Fight a 2nd EU Referendum - 17th Mar 19
Tommy Robinson Looks Set to Become New UKIP Leader - 16th Mar 19
Gold Final Warning: Here Are the Stunning Implications of Plunging Gold Price - 16th Mar 19
Towards the End of a Stocks Bull Market, Short term Timing Becomes Difficult - 16th Mar 19
UKIP Brexit Facebook Groups Reveling in the New Zealand Terror Attacks Blaming Muslim Victims - 16th Mar 19
Gold – US Dollar vs US Dollar Index - 16th Mar 19
Islamophobic Hate Preachers Tommy Robinson and Katie Hopkins have Killed UKIP and Brexit - 16th Mar 19
Countdown to The Precious Metals Gold and Silver Breakout Rally - 15th Mar 19
Shale Oil Splutters: Brent on Track for $70 Target $100 in 2020 - 15th Mar 19
Setting up a Business Just Got Easier - 15th Mar 19
Stock Market Elliott Wave Analysis Trend Forercast - Video - 15th Mar 19
Gold Warning - Here Are the Stunning Implications of Plunging Gold Price - Part 1 - 15th Mar 19
UK Weather SHOCK - Trees Dropping Branches onto Cars in Stormy Winds - Sheffield - 15th Mar 19
Best Time to Trade Forex - 15th Mar 19
Why the Green New Deal Will Send Uranium Price Through the Roof - 14th Mar 19
S&P 500's New Medium-Term High, but Will Stock Market Uptrend Continue? - 14th Mar 19
US Conservatism - 14th Mar 19
Gold in the Age of High-speed Electronic Trading - 14th Mar 19
Britain's Demographic Time Bomb Has Gone Off! - 14th Mar 19
Why Walmart Will Crush Amazon - 14th Mar 19
2019 Economic Predictions - 14th Mar 19
Tax Avoidance Bills Sent to Thousands of Workers - 14th Mar 19
The Exponential Stocks Bull Market Explained - Video - 13th Mar 19
TSP Recession Indicator - Criss-Cross, Flip-Flop and Remembering 1966 - 13th Mar 19
Stock Investors Beware The Signs Of Recession / Deflation - 13th Mar 19
Is the Stock Market Still in a Bear Market? - 13th Mar 19
Stock Market Trend Analysis 2019 - 13th Mar 19
Gold Up-to-Date' COT Report: A Maddening Déjà Vu - 12th Mar 19
Save Fintech? Ban Short Selling. It's Not That Simple - 12th Mar 19
Palladium Blowup Could Expose Scam of Gold & Silver Futures - 12th Mar 19
Next Recession: Concentrating Future Losses & Bringing Them Forward In Time As Profits - 12th Mar 19
The Shift of the Philippine Peso Regime - 12th Mar 19
Theresa May BrExit Back Stab Deal Counting Down to Resignation, Tory Leadership Election - 12th Mar 19
Phase 1 of Stock Market Correction - 11th Mar 19
Long Awaited Stock Market Pullback has Finally Arrived - 11th Mar 19
US Presidential Cycle and the Stock Market - Video - 11th Mar 19
Stock Market Elliott Wave Analysis Trend Forercast - 11th Mar 19
Chinese Economic Data Shakes the Global Stock Markets - 11th Mar 19
The Fed Is Playing a Dangerous Game - 11th Mar 19
The Stock Market Has Called the Fed’s Bluff, What’s Next? - 11th Mar 19
Turkey Holiday Bazaar Extreme Jewelry Price Haggling - Fethiye Market - 11th Mar 19

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Stock and Finanacial Markets Trading Analysis Worth

Stocks Retreat, Gold Breaks Wedge Formation and Dollar Preps for Massive Rally

Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2010 Jul 17, 2010 - 02:51 PM GMT

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

Stock-Markets FDIC Friday back on the job. - The FDIC Failed Bank List announStocks Retreat, Gold Breaks Wedge Formation and Dollar Preps for Massive Rallyced six new bank closures this week.  FDIC employees appear to be back on the job.  I wonder how quickly the FDIC runs out of money?  My count suggests 91 failed banks so far in 2010.

Stocks Tumble as Banks, GE Trail Revenue Estimates

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks slid, wiping out a weekly advance, as revenue at Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and General Electric Co. missed analyst estimates and a gauge of consumer confidence slid to the lowest in a year.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped 2.9 percent to 1,064.88 at 4 p.m. in New York, the biggest drop this month. It fell 1.2 percent this week, erasing its gain after the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell more than economists estimated. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 261.41 points, or 2.5 percent, to 10,097.90 today.

ECRI Plunges At 9.8% Rate, Double Dip Recession Virtually Assured
 (ZeroHedge) The ECRI Leading Economic Index just dropped to a fresh reading of 120.6 (flat from a previously revised 121.5 as the Columbia profs scramble to create at least a neutral inflection point): this is now a -9.8 drop, and based on empirical evidence presented previously by David Rosenberg, and also confirming all the macro economic data seen in the past two months, virtually assures that the US economy is now fully in a double dip recession scenario.

The VIX rises back above its 13-week moving average. 

 --The VIX started its climb back to its 13-week moving average at 29.32 in a deep right shoulder of an inverted Head & Shoulders pattern.  The next target to overcome possibly this week is the neckline at 38.00.  Its minimum target appears to be 53-55.00 and has the probability of being achieved this week as well.
The NYSE (weekly) Hi-Lo index fallen back to 32, and momentum indicators are still negative.  The percentage of stocks selling above their 50-day moving average dropped to 32.40 this week, declining back towards negative territory (under 30). 

SPX started to give back gains this week.

-- SPX gave up the gains of the past week…and then some as its reversal took hold on its pivot day.   The minimum target for this decline appears to be 869, the July 2009 low.

This target also agrees with the initial Orthodox Broadening Top target.  But there is a potentially deeper low below 800.00 that may be achieved this week, as a direct result of the extension of this rally.

The customary ramp job to get shorts to cover at the end of Friday’s trading session didn’t happen.  There is always a chance of a potential “gift” of liquidity on Monday morning, but preliminary information brings that into question.  There may just be too much work to be done on the downside.

The NDX did something that is rare.

--The NDX is now resting on the trendline/neckline of a Broadening Wedge formation that also acts as a Head & Shoulders top.  This week the NDX probed back inside the Broadening Formation/Head & Shoulders Neckline, which is rare (probability less than 7%). 
The interesting case presented by the NDX is there are two potential targets.  Since the Head and Shoulders is a part (or byproduct) of the wedge, I give the Wedge precedence.  The July low is at 1395, which leads me to speculate whether this wave may extend to that level.  The entire decline may happen over the next 6-7 trading days. 
Gold appears to have broken its wedge formation.

-- Gold fought to overcome its 10-week moving average and failed, taking out its 21-month trendline.  I have no downside target for gold, but wedge formations are known to be totally retraced.   The realization that the trend is no longer friendly is starting to grow, but the broken trendline is not yet visible to all.

Stochastics and RSI confirm that the decline has a way to go.

$WTIC is hovering at its 13-week moving average.

--The running correction in $WTIC appears to have been played out this week. The inability to go higher and the “failed” correction suggest that the next move will be the crossing of the Head & Shoulders neckline, which confirms the analysis below. 
Using the lower B. T. trendline as a neckline of a complex Head & Shoulders pattern, we can derive a target of 47.00.  Elliott Wave analysis also suggests a decline to 47.00.    There seems to be a lot of confirmation for a very deep decline straight ahead.  

The Bank Index has also retested its moving average.

--The $BKX has also declined to the neckline of a Head & Shoulders pattern at 46.04 after completing an expanded flat correction.  The final breach of the neckline gives it a potential minimum target at 33.25,   near its Orthodox Broadening Top lower red trendline.   Notice how close this target is to the July 2009 low.
It appears that once the Orthodox Broadening Top is violated, it may set up for an extension of the decline to the mid-20s before this impulsive decline is over.  

The Shanghai Index has a second week above its low.

--The question is, has the Shanghai Index made an important cyclical low, allowing a rally, or will it follow the other equities markets?   Next week will tell, since a new low may condemn $SSEC to join the rest of the world’s equity markets. 
If it continues to decline alongside our markets, so be it.  July 1 turned out to be the next “ideal landing place” for a seasonal low in the Shanghai index, where it began a reversal.  If it can break its 10-week moving average to the upside, we should not ignore it.  It might just give us a 4-5 month rally.

$USB on pivot and at Fibonacci resistance.

-- $USB appears to be making a reversal pattern near its Fibonacci 50% retracement.   Bonds got their spike (up) reversal on Tuesday, one day after the pivot date. 
Should the flight to safety in bonds continue on Monday, we may see a rally to the 61.8% retracement in the coming week.  But there is an equal or greater probability of a failure in the bond market as well.  The next pivot falls on Monday, where we may get our answer.

 $USD may be preparing for a massive rally.

-- The $USD may have pivoted on Friday at the 50% Fibonacci retracement.  We now look for the dollar to rally to the neckline of its massive Head and Shoulders pattern at the 88.71 high.  The 7-year $USD chart shows an inverse Head & Shoulders pattern with a potential target of 108.50.  I appears that the dollar had a different time and price target than I suggested a week ago.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



Traders alert:  The Practical Investor is currently offering the daily Inner Circle Newsletter to new subscribers.  Contact us at for a free sample newsletter and subscription information.

Our Investment Advisor Registration is on the Web

We are in the process of updating our website at to have more information on our services. Log on and click on Advisor Registration to get more details.

If you are a client or wish to become one, please make an appointment to discuss our investment strategies by calling Connie or Tony at (517) 699-1554, ext 10 or 11. Or e-mail us at .

Anthony M. Cherniawski, President and CIO

As a State Registered Investment Advisor, The Practical Investor (TPI) manages private client investment portfolios using a proprietary investment strategy created by Chief Investment Officer Tony Cherniawski. Throughout 2000-01, when many investors felt the pain of double digit market losses, TPI successfully navigated the choppy investment waters, creating a profit for our private investment clients. With a focus on preserving assets and capitalizing on opportunities, TPI clients benefited greatly from the TPI strategies, allowing them to stay on track with their life goals

Disclaimer: The content in this article is written for educational and informational purposes only.  There is no offer or recommendation to buy or sell any security and no information contained here should be interpreted or construed as investment advice. Do you own due diligence as the information in this article is the opinion of Anthony M. Cherniawski and subject to change without notice.

Anthony M. Cherniawski Archive

© 2005-2019 - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.

Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules