Most Popular
1. Banking Crisis is Stocks Bull Market Buying Opportunity - Nadeem_Walayat
2.The Crypto Signal for the Precious Metals Market - P_Radomski_CFA
3. One Possible Outcome to a New World Order - Raymond_Matison
4.Nvidia Blow Off Top - Flying High like the Phoenix too Close to the Sun - Nadeem_Walayat
5. Apple AAPL Stock Trend and Earnings Analysis - Nadeem_Walayat
6.AI, Stocks, and Gold Stocks – Connected After All - P_Radomski_CFA
7.Stock Market CHEAT SHEET - - Nadeem_Walayat
8.US Debt Ceiling Crisis Smoke and Mirrors Circus - Nadeem_Walayat
9.Silver Price May Explode - Avi_Gilburt
10.More US Banks Could Collapse -- A Lot More- EWI
Last 7 days
Keep Calm and Carry on Buying Quantum AI Tech Stocks - 19th Feb 24
How to Profit from the Global Warming ClImate Change Mega Death Trend - Part1 - 17th Feb 24
Why Rising Shipping Costs Won't Cause Inflation - 17th Feb 24
Intensive 6 Week Stock Market Elliott Wave Training Course - 17th Feb 24
INFLATION and the Stock Market Trend - 17th Feb 24
GameStop (GME): 88% Shellacking Yet No Lesson Learned - 17th Feb 24
Nick Millican Explains Real Estate Investment in a Changing World - 17th Feb 24
US Stock Market Addicted to Deficit Spending - 7th Feb 24
Stocks Bull Market Commands It All For Now - 7th Feb 24
Financial Markets Narrative Nonsense - 7th Feb 24
Gold Price Long-Term Outlook Could Not Look Better - 7th Feb 24
Stock Market QE4EVER - 7th Feb 24
Learn How to Accumulate and Distribute (Trim) Stock Positions to Maximise Profits - Investing 101 - 5th Feb 24
US Exponential Budget Deficit - 5th Feb 24
Gold Tipping Points That Investors Shouldn’t Miss - 5th Feb 24
Banking Crisis Quietly Brewing - 5th Feb 24
Stock Market Major Market lows by Calendar Month - 4th Feb 24
Gold Price’s Rally is Normal, but Is It Really Bullish? - 4th Feb 24
More Problems in US Regional Banking System: Where There's Fire There's Smoke - 4th Feb 24
New Hints of US Election Year Market Interventions & Turmoil - 4th Feb 24
Watch Consumer Spending to Know When the Fed Will Cut Interest Rates - 4th Feb 24
STOCK MARKET DISCOUNTING EVENTS BIG PICTURE - 31st Jan 24
Blue Skies Ahead As Stock Market Is Expected To Continue Much Higher - 31st Jan 24
What the Stock Market "Fear Index" VIX May Be Signaling - 31st Jan 24
Stock Market Trend Forecast Review - 31st Jan 24

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

Value Line Geometric Index Predicts Major Stock Market Top

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012 Jun 18, 2012 - 02:09 AM GMT

By: Steven_Vincent

Stock-Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week I posted analysis showing that the monthly RSI divergence which formed at the 2011 and 2012 highs is a very reliable indicator of a stock market decline of almost 28% lasting 11 months. I continue to see many, many companion signals which confirm this.

The Value Line Geometric Index is showing a technical condition which has also been a strong indicator of major market tops.


The total number of companies in the Value Line Composite Index hovers near 1675, and is composed of the same companies as The Value Line Investment Survey®, excluding closed-end funds. The Value Line Composite Index has two forms, the Value Line Geometric Composite Index or the Value Line Arithmetic Composite Index...

Exchanges in The Value Line Composite Index are:

■American Stock Exchange
■NASDAQ
■New York Stock Exchange
■Toronto Stock Exchange

The Value Line Geometric Composite Index is the original index released, and launched on June 30, 1961. It is an equally weighted index using a geometric average.[1] Because it is based on a geometric average the daily change is closest to the median stock price change.

The daily price change of the Value Line Geometric Composite Index is found by multiplying the ratio of each stock's closing price to its previous closing price, and raising that result to the reciprocal of the total number of stocks.

Value Line Composite Index

The Value Line Geometric registered a divergence from SPX and INDU at the 2011 and 2012 highs:

Also note the bear cross of the 50 EMA below the 200 EMA. We can also see a clear multi-year Head and Shoulders topping pattern which has also formed on NYSE and numerous other world stock, commodity and indicator charts:

Have there been other instances of this technical condition heralding a significant bear market?

In 2007, we saw a virtually identical setup:

Comparing the two charts you will find remarkable similarities. The moment of the bear EMA cross marks about the halfway point of the right shoulder and also marks a period of a small rally and some volatility.

In the period leading up to and involving the top in 2000, $XVG also diverged from SPX:

In this case, since the 2000 top was the end to a multi-decade bull market, it took two years for the divergence to play out. There was something roughly akin to a Head and Shoulders formation involved as well.

In all three cases, major divergences and topping patterns formed over an extended period of time and clearly indicated a significant, underlying deterioration of market breadth leading to a major bear market. When taken in conjunction with the plethora of other similar data points that are present today, it would be wise for investors to consider the implications.

Need some help staying on the right side of the markets?  Join the BullBear Traders room at TheBullBear.com.  You'll get this kind of timely, incisive, unbiased stock and financial market trading, timing, forecasting and investment technical analysis and commentary daily.  It's free to join, no credit card is required and if you like my work you just make a donation at the end of each month.

By Steve Vincent

http://www.thebullbear.com

Steven Vincent has been studying and trading the markets since 1998 and is a member of the Market Technicians Association. He is proprietor of BullBear Trading which provides market analysis, timing and guidance to subscribers. He focuses intermediate to long term swing trading. When he is not charting and analyzing the markets he teaches yoga and meditation in Los Angeles.

© 2011 Copyright Steven Vincent - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


© 2005-2022 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - 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