Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Best Cash ISA Savings Account for Soaring UK Inflation - February 2018 - Nadeem_Walayat
2.Gold Price Forecast 2018 - February Update - Nadeem_Walayat
3.Bitcoin Crypto Currencies Crash 2018, Are We Near the Bottom? - Nadeem_Walayat
4.Trump Bubble Bursts, Stock Market Panic Dow 1175 Point Crash Analysis - Nadeem_Walayat
5.Gold Corrects, Bitcoin Markets Crash, Whilst Stocks Plunge - Nadeem_Walayat
6.US Treasury Bonds: Fuse to Light the Bonfire - Jim_Willie_CB
7.Dow Falls 666 Points As Cryptocurrencies Crash And Krugman Emerges From His Van - Jeff_Berwick
8.Stock Market Roller Coaster Crash Ride Down to Dow Forecast 23,000 - Nadeem_Walayat
9.Trading the Shadows - Oil, Dollar, Stocks, Gold Trend Analysis - B.R. Hollister
10.Stock Market Analysis: Baying for Blood - Abalgorithm
Last 7 days
The Latest US Debt Blow - 22nd Feb 18
6 Tips For Seamless Business Foreign Exchange - 22nd Feb 18
How to Anticipate Stock Market Trend Changes - 21st Feb 18
Gold Miners’ Rally? What Rally? Watch Out for More Fake Moves! - 21st Feb 18
5 Big Drivers of Higher Inflation Rates Ahead - 21st Feb 18
Goofy Indictments Divert Attention from Criminal Abuses at the FBI and DOJ - 21st Feb 18
Bitcoin or British Pound ‘Pretty Much Failed’ As Currency? - 21st Feb 18
Stock Market Waiting for the Fed - 21st Feb 18
National Identity Demands Restrictive Immigration - 21st Feb 18
Best Opportunities for Freelance Technical Writing Jobs - 21st Feb 18
4% US 10-year Treasury Note Yield Will Be a Floor Not a Ceiling - 20th Feb 18
Governments Are LYING about Their Gold Activities while Mining Companies Cower - 20th Feb 18
No Silver Lining Here - 20th Feb 18
Semi Conductor Stocks SEMI Bearish? - 20th Feb 18
The Prisoner Promised Land - 20th Feb 18
Best Car Dash Cam Review: Z-Edge S3 Dual Dash Cam - UNBOXING (1) - 20th Feb 18
How Inflation Reduces The Real Value Of Social Security Net Of Medicare Premiums - 19th Feb 18
Could Stellar Lumens be a Challenger to Bitcoin for International Payments? - 19th Feb 18
US-China Trade War Escalates As Further Measures Are Taken - 19th Feb 18
How To Trade Gold Stocks with Momentum - 19th Feb 18
Is a New Gold Bull Market on the Horizon? - 19th Feb 18
Stock Market Decision Point! - 19th Feb 18
An Inflation Indicator to Watch, Part 1 - 18th Feb 18
Get on Top Of Debt Before It Gets on Top of You - 18th Feb 18
Will the Stock Market Make a Double Bottom? - 18th Feb 18
5 Reasons Why Commodities Are the Investment Place to be in 2018 - 18th Feb 18
1 Week Later, Stock, Bond Market Risk Remains ‘On’ as 2 of 3 Amigos Ride On - 17th Feb 18
Crude Oil Prices: A Case of Dueling Narratives? - 17th Feb 18
Free 1000 Youtube Subscribers Services - YTpals, Subpals, SubmeNow Test - 17th Feb 18
How to Trade as We Near March Stock Market Top - 16th Feb 18
Bitcoin as Poison - 16th Feb 18
GDX Gold ETF Weathers Stock Market Selloff - 16th Feb 18
Casino Statistics and Demographics - 16th Feb 18
IS Today Thee Stock Market Turn Day? - 16th Feb 18
Huge SMIGGLE Shopping HAUL, Pencil Cases, Drinks Bottles, Back Packs, Toys.... - 16th Feb 18
Tesla Cash Keeps Burning at $320 a Share - 15th Feb 18
Big Conflict Ahead in the Financial Markets - 15th Feb 18
Stocks Extend Rally Off Friday's Low, But Short-Term Exhaustion Near - 15th Feb 18
Stock Market Out on a Limb... - 15th Feb 18
Things Only a True Friend Would Say About Gold - 14th Feb 18
Global Debt Crisis II Cometh - 14th Feb 18
Understanding Crude Oil Behavior - 14th Feb 18
Stock Market is Getting Scary... - 14th Feb 18

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Urgent Stock Market Message

Stock Market, Gold and Silver Gold Consolidation Time (The Easy Trade has Ended)

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2018 Feb 08, 2018 - 01:50 PM GMT

By: Rambus_Chartology

Stock-Markets

Before we look at todays charts I would like to reiterate once more that we have traded one of the best bull markets runs in history. There was hardly a time over the last year or so that the stock markets were down more than 2 or 3 days in a row. It seemed like everyday I would log on to Stock Charts in the morning the SPX would always be up 3 to 5 points. It was just a steady move higher with little volatility.

Last Friday that nice gentle uptrend we had grown accustomed to came to an exciting climax. What we are experiencing right now is the beginning of some volatility that is going to take some time to get back under control. Think of dropping a super ball off the top of the Empire State building. First you get a really big bounce followed by a big decline then another bounce that is less strong with the next bounce getting weaker. At some point the initial volatility will be reduced back into normal price action.


During those volatile swings we should see some type of consolidation pattern build out that will be unrecognizable in the beginning, but as time passes it will slowly show itself. We know where the top of the new trading range is, but the bottom still needs some confirmation that Tuesday’s low is in fact the low for this next consolidation phase.

Lets start by looking at the 12 year monthly combo chart which has the VIX on top and the SPX on the bottom. When we looked at this chart on Monday night the VIX still hadn’t reached the 43 to 47 area which has shown us in the past where an important low on the SPX was. Tuesday we got the spike into the major buy zone which is strongly suggesting an important low is in place.

That being said a new trading range should develop to consolidate our previous impulse move up similar to what happened in 2011 and 2015. As you can see the VIX spike nailed the low, but there was a lot of chopping action before then next impulse leg up began which is how markets are supposed to work. The spike in the VIX marked the low in 2010, but it still took several months of bouncing along the bottom before the SPX rallied into the 2011 high. Even the 2011 VIX spike took the SPX three months of chopping around the bottom before the next impulse started.

It’s possible that the SPX could just reverse back up and takeout January’s high, but that would be the exception and not the rule. The horizontal black dashed lines show the 2011, 2015 and now our 2018 trading range that are all the same height. At this point in time I think it’s going to be more of a time thing than anything else as far the sideways price action goes.

This next chart is a daily combo chart we’ve been following for some of the US stock market indexes which is showing some interesting price action. I have mentioned many times in the past that an important trendline never dies, it just slowly fades away. From February to September of last year most of the US stock market indexes built out a bullish rising wedge formation. Normally during a corrective phase support can be found on top of a preceding consolidation pattern.

What I did on this combo chart was to extend the top rail of the rising wedges to see if they were still hot. In most cases they held initial support. Currently all the US stock market indexes are all trading above their top rails with the RUT being the weakest which is trading right on top of its top rail extension. It would be painful, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the top rails were backtested once more for good measure. If they held again that would be a very bullish setup.

This next chart is the weekly combo chart we’ve also been following which has the all important 30 week ema on it. This week the 30 week ema was tested on all the indexes except for the tech indexes, the COMPQ and the NDX, which came very close to testing their 30 week ema. It’s been well over a year on many of these stock market indexes when the 30 week ema was last tested. So we can now add two more layers of support, the 30 week ema, the top rail of the bullish rising wedges to go with the spike on the VIX above 47.

Next, lets look at some of the 2016 uptrend channels with the down to up volume chart below it, starting with the COMPQ. Normally when the down to up volume rises to 5.00 we are beginning to see some strong selling taking place which can start the bottoming process. The last time we had a massive spike in the down to up volume chart like we had on Monday was way back in September of 2015, which began the sideways trading range. Note how the 200 day moving average has formed the bottom trendline of the 2016 uptrend channel. Also note how the down to up volume spike looks on the RSI at the top of the chart.

Below is the 2 year daily chart for the SPX which shows its 2016 bull market uptrend channel with the price action testing the bottom rail with the high, down to up volume spike on Monday.

Below is a long term monthly chart for the SPX which shows its 2009 bull market uptrend channel. If the original 2009 bull market uptrend channel below the dashed mid line is in the process of doubling then I would like to see the dashed mid line hold support around the 2600 area.

I’ve been so focused on the stock markets I haven’t had much time to look at the PM complex. Until gold can take out the golden neckline the bear market is still in force. That neckline is still holding resistance this week.

Three weeks ago it looked like SLV had a decent chance to finally breakout from that three plus year diamond pattern. When the price action hit the top rail that completed the seventh reversal point which would have put the diamond into the reversal category to the upside. The failure to breakout now put the price action into a possible 8th reversal point which would be a consolidation pattern to the downside if the bottom rail gives way. As you can see the price action is getting more compressed as the chopping action into the apex continues.

This long term weekly chart puts our current diamond in perspective. The million dollar question is what direction will the diamond breakout?

The easy part of our bull market in stocks is now over. Now the hard part starts. The volatility is going to be insane for awhile and that will drive most investors nuts. Understanding what is happening can relieve some of the pressure, but the markets are made up of emotions which is hard to control for most investors. Greed will trump fear every time.

All the best

Gary (for Rambus Chartology)

http://rambus1.com

FREE TRIAL - http://rambus1.com/?page_id=10

© 2018 Copyright Rambus- 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.

Rambus Chartology Archive

© 2005-2018 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

6 Critical Money Making Rules