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Indexes Struggle and TRAN Chart suggests a possible top

Nearing the end of October, traders are usually a bit more cautious about the markets than at other times of the year.  History has proven that October can be a month full of surprises.  It appears in 2019 is no different.  Right now, the markets are still range bound and appear to be waiting for some news or other information to push the markets outside of the defined range.

We still have at least one more trading week to go in October, yet the US markets just don’t want to move away from this 25,000 to 27,000 range for the Dow Industrials.  In fact, since early 2019, we have traded within a fairly moderate price range of about 3200 points on the YM – a rotational range of about 11% in total size.  Historically, this is a rather large sideways trading range for the YM – nearly 3x the normal volatility prior to 2015.

DAILY YM CHART

This Daily YM chart highlights the trading range that has setup over the past 5+ months with the YELLOW LEVELS.  Price continues to tighten into a more narrow range as we progress towards the end of 2019.  Our researchers believe a moderate price breakdown will occur near the apex of this move which will act as a “price reversion event” and allow the markets to rally into 2020 and beyond.  We are using our proprietary price modeling tools to attempt to identify any signs that can help us validate this research.  Until we have some type of validation of the move, we can only wait as the risks associated with taking trades at this time are much higher than normal.

The SP500 cycle analysis I did last week provides some solid forward-looking direction as well.

TRAN – TRANSPORTATION INDEX

The TRAN (Transportation Index) is also confirming our analysis of a sideways price range with very little opportunity at the moment for a high-risk trade.  The TRAN gapped higher on October 21 which may set up a massive top pattern formation, possibly a Three River Evening Star pattern of a massive Engulfing Bearish pattern.  We’ve highlighted the resistance range in RED on this chart and the support range in GREEN.  Caution is the name of the game right now.  Let the markets tell us what is going to happen next.

THE WEEKLY CHART OF THE TRAN

This Weekly chart of the TRAN shows a clearer picture of the sideways price range that is setting up and how close we are to the APEX of the Flag/Pennant formation.  Again, we know the markets are going to break clear of this Flag/Pennant formation, but the direction of the breakout will likely depend on future news events that we can’t predict.  Any global failure or crisis may push the markets lower.  Any global victory or success may push the markets higher.  Right now, we believe the risk factors are very high and we are suggesting that traders need to be extremely cautious throughout the end of the year.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

There are still massive opportunities in sector ETFs and commodity ETFs for traders that want to find quick/short-term trades.  Gold and Silver are setting up major momentum bottoms.  Natural Gas continues to set up a massive momentum bottom and Technology continues to set up a major topping type of pattern.  The shift in capital away from risk will surely drive some really big trends over the next few weeks and months.  A clear picture of what to expect looking forward up to 45 days I still rely on my market trend charts to know when I should be buying or selling positions. Skilled technical traders will be able to find incredible opportunities if they are patient and don’t “blow up” their accounts chasing risky rotation.

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Price Structure Still Suggests We Are Within Volatile Rotation

This shortened holiday week has been full of crazy price rotation, political intrigue, surprise news events and, we are certain, full of headaches for some traders.  Still, we managed to pull out four consistently profitable trades for our members by sticking to our proven trading systems and deploying effective position sizing techniques.  Not a bad week for us at all.

Today, we are writing this research post to highlight that price is still not “out of the woods” in terms of price structure and/or price rotation.  Yes, there was quite a bit of external news that drove prices higher on Thursday and Friday (BREXIT, Earnings, and China decreasing the lending rates as well as decreasing bank asset levels in an effort to prompt more lending).  These news items continue to drive price action and rotation.  The VIX has settled at 15.00 as of Friday – the lowest level seen since early August 2019.  Our opinion is that this is just a brief pause before more chaos hits the markets.

The BREXIT news was straight out of a suspense novel.  At the very last minute, a coalition of political interests changed direction in an effort to stop the NO-DEAL BREXIT that seemed to be almost a sure thing.  We don’t have any more information than what is printed in the news publications, but we believe the NO-DEAL BREXIT will happen this year.

Earnings were mixed with some interesting surprises.  Jobs data came in relatively strong on Friday with higher earnings and higher working hours, yet job creation levels fell a bit from expected levels.

China seems to be relaxing its bank restrictions in an effort to jump-start their local economy.  We read that current debt levels are 300% of GDP in China (and that only accounts for debt that is stated in official economic data).  If one were to include the shadow banking system and corporate debt/bonds, we believe it could be as high as $425% of GDP or higher.

Then we have multiple countries in crisis (risk of bankruptcy) where the IMF is likely to try to develop some type of “bailout” solution.  The most recent is Argentina.  Additionally, the IMF has introduced new Cryptocurrency regulations that may stifle some emerging market ICO and existing Crypto operations as the IMF attempt to get a handle on these unregulated threats to traditional currency policies.

And we are just scratching the surface so far…  What next – right?

Well, here is a Weekly ES chart highlighting the Fibonacci price structure that appears to be, very much, in need of establishing fresh new highs in order to confirm this continued bullish trend.  Right now, very similar to what happened in 2018, we are nearing an October date, near all-time highs, with fresh signs of weakness appearing throughout the global economy.  Trade issues continue, people are talking about recessions and Gold and Silver have started an incredible upside move.  Will the US stock market continue to rally from this point or rollover into a price correction?

It all depends on what happens over the next 2+ weeks and if the “capital shift” that we have continued to suggest is driving capital in the US stock market hasn’t broken rank yet.  If foreign capital is continuing to pour into the US stock market for safety, then we may very well see another attempt at new all-time highs.  If the recent weakness has spooked some investors out of the markets as Gold and Silver have caught their attention, then this capital shift may be much more muted at this time – meaning price volatility is much more of a concern.

SP500 Stock Index – Weekly Chart

The ES price will attempt to either move to new all-time highs or roll lower and take out the 2728 level.  We believe the key to this future direction lies in which news items play out over the next 2+ weeks and if the price is able to return back to a “true price exploration” mode (without the news events).

Weekly Transportation Sector Index Chart

This weekly TRAN, Transportation Index, highlights a broader picture of why our researchers are still concerned about a market correction.  The fact that the price peaks have continued to move lower as a series of lower high price peaks is very concerning.

This is indicative of a downward price trend or a trend that is consolidating lower.  The strength of support near 9695 is the only real strength we see in this TRAN chart in terms of “support for an upside move”.  The TRAN chart price must break this downward series of lower price peaks in order for the US markets to really enter a new bullish price trend.  Until that happens, we continue to stay worried that the foundation of the US markets may be crumbling below our feet while the party rages on in the US major indexes.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:

Our August 19th prediction of a breakdown event has obviously been invalidated by this recent upside price move.  Depending on which way price breaks out of pattern will either validate or invalidate our expected forecast. As of right now, it looks like our August 19th prediction has been invalidated and we were wrong thinking it would break down. With that said, we had three winning trades we closed out last week for solid profits and a new high water-mark for our trading portfolio.

Although, until the US stock market rotates higher to establish new all-time highs, we are not out of the woods yet.  This recent upside price move has not completely invalidated the chance of a breakdown because we have not already validated “new price highs” which are required in Fibonacci price theory.  Right now, we are in the midst of volatile price rotation and we are loving every minute of it.

This is the type of price action that is perfect for skilled technical traders.  Trade setups continue to pour into our systems.  As we stated near the top of this article, we had a series of great trades this week resulting in nearly +15% total profits for our members.  If you are a skilled technical trader, then this is the market for you to really shine.

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