September 22, 2020

Market Update: September 22

USDOLLAR finally broke above the upper parallel from the Schiff fork off of the March high. The top side of this line should now provide support near 12010. The next upside level of interest is the March low at 12129. This level intersects corrective channel resistance on Wednesday.
September 21, 2020

Market Update – September 21

The Dow is testing critical support from the June high. This level has been support since 8/20. A break below would complete a head and shoulders top that’s been forming since early June. The measured objective would be 25853.
September 18, 2020

Market Update – September 18

USDOLLAR failed yet again at the upper parallel from the Schiff fork off of the March high. Pay attention to 11940, which is 2 legs down from the 9/10 high and the 61.8% retrace of the rally from the 9/1 low, for support. This is also near the 8/19 low and top side of the line that crosses highs in August (magenta line).
September 17, 2020

Market Update – September 17

AUDUSD continues to bang against the center line of the channel from the 6/15 low. Action since the 9/9 low is overlapping, brutal, and clearly corrective. Below .7250 would now constitute a bearish break of the channel from the 6/15 low and shift focus to the full channel extension, which intersects the key .7064 level in the middle of next week.
September 16, 2020

Market Update – September 16

USDSEK dipped to 8.6844 on on 9/10 before turning up. I’m viewing that low as a ‘higher low’ within the bullish cycle from the 9/1 low. Price closed slightly above channel resistance from the March high today. Strength above 8.8050 would complete a head and shoulders bottom and set an objective at 9.0150.
September 15, 2020

Market Update – September 15

September 14, 2020

Market Update – September 14

The most bearish time of the year for equities is now through October 9th. 9/10 – QQQ pushed slightly above the noted 279 before turning down.  The next level of interest is the long term parallel (magenta line) near 257.  The chart with volume studies below highlights some important observations.  First, VWAP from the high was resistance today.  Second, the importance of 237.50 (February high) is magnified by VWAP from the March low.
September 11, 2020

Market Update – September 11

My working assumption is that a B wave triangle ended today at 1975.20 (exactly the 8/3 low) in gold. I am bearish against today’s high and looking for weakness lower in a C wave towards 1800 or so by the end of the month.
September 10, 2020

Market Update – September 10

USDOLLAR has yet to break above 12087 and the rally has failed so far a the upper parallel from the Schiff fork off of the March high. I’m still leaning towards action since 7/31 as a base that price will work higher from. Watch for support now near 11973.
September 9, 2020

Market Update – September 9

QQQ has broken down and the same levels are in focus that were noted yesterday (text below). All I’m adding is that if price bounces from here (a gap up on news tomorrow for example) then 279 is proposed resistance.
September 8, 2020

Market Update – September 8

ES made a bearish weekly volume reversal last week. Since the 2009 low, there have been 3 other bearish reversals and 1 bullish reversal. Reversals in 2010 and early 2018 identified interim highs.
September 3, 2020

Market Update – September 3

SPY and SPX (looking at SPX today to show more price history) traded through the line off of the January 2018 and February 2020 highs today. Let’s see where we finish the week though. Extending the line back in time reveals a lot of important pivots around or right at the line…I call this an ‘angle influence’. The monthly chart below shows that the line tags the 1932 and 1942 lows as well! Finally, I’ve shared several charts of tech names that made bearish volume reversals today (tech has been the high flyer).
September 2, 2020

Market Update – September 2

DXY traded 91.75 today before turning (exact midpoint between 91.50 and 92.00 by the way) higher. A daily volume reversal triggered in the process! We now have 2 triggers since 7/31, which is similar to the 2 triggers in January 2018 and summer 2018. Additional signals occurred in May 2016 and May 2014 (these are all circled on the chart below). Strength above 93.04 (high volume level from Powell’s Jackson Hole speech last Thursday) would break a 1 month wedge and suggest that the trend has reversed (hourly chart is below too).
September 1, 2020

Market Update – September 1

In financial futures, dealers are considered the ‘smart money’. They tend to be bearish at the top and bullish at the bottom. So, it usually pays to pay attention when their position becomes extreme. Well, the dealer short position in Euro is basically off of the bottom of the screen. In fact, the dealer short position in early 2018 (last big EURUSD high) pales in comparison to the current position. Price wise, pay attention to the levels noted yesterday.
August 31, 2020

Market Update – August 31

Is DXY still ‘trying’ to bottom? If so, then it needs to turn up around 92, which is the line off of the 2011 and 2014 lows (arithmetic scale). 91.50-92.00 has also been a major pivot since 1998. I sound like the boy who cried wolf but I’m on alert for a turn higher.
August 28, 2020

Market Update – August 28

Gold is sitting on top of the 2011 high…major level. A break below would open up 1765/90 (see hourly chart below), which is a well-defined zone and intersects the lower parallel of the Schiff fork from the high. Proposed resistance is 1941 (high volume level from today). As noted yesterday, I’ve been tracking near term fluctuations in GLD. High today was just above 185, which keeps the short term bearish channel intact (see yesterday’s GLD chart).
August 27, 2020

Market Update – August 27

Since the 8/6 high in gold, I’ve been closely tracking GLD. The rally from 8/12 found resistance at the 61.8% retrace and a short term bearish channel is confirmed following the median line touch. If GLD has turned lower, then resistance should be 185.00 (38.2% retrace and VWAP from the high).
August 26, 2020

Market Update – August 26

These 3 charts are from Nordea’s latest FX Weekly. The relationships between the Fed’s balance sheet / USD, Trump’s job approval / USD, and EURUSD / US-Europe Covid case count spread all point to a stronger USD from current levels.
August 25, 2020

Market Update – August 25

3 lower highs and 2 lower lows since the EURUSD high. I like that strength has failed near VWAP from the high twice and that today’s high is near the high volume level (circled) from 8/19. 1.1880 is still resistance if reached and the big test for the bulls remains the lower parallel, currently near 1.1675 (see below).
August 21, 2020

Market Update – August 21

The EURUSD drop from Tuesday’s high is in 5 waves and price has retraced 38.2% of the decline so weakness could resume now. If that fails to materialize, then the 61.8% is proposed resistance at 1.1903.
August 20, 2020

Market Update – August 20

USDOLLAR dipped under the 8/2 low today and reversed sharply. Today was a bullish outside day, just like 8/2 (close up chart below). I view today as a re-test / fake-out and still favor upside with the previously mentioned 12350 or so as ‘swing’ upside to target. Near term, the March low at 12129 is a possible reaction level.
August 18, 2020

Market Update – August 18

Be aware of the 261.8% expansion of the 2000-2002 decline in QQQ at 283.50 as potential resistance. That’s about 3% higher. The first 2 Fibonacci levels, 127.2% and 161.8%, presented several opportunities (close up view is below). The equivalent level in the Nasdaq Composite Index is 11643.40, which is 4.6% higher than today’s close (2 charts down).