Do you want a hint of where the economy is heading? Do you want to be prepared for the next boom or crash? Well, the economy lags the market. The charts of major benchmark indices like DJIA, S&P 500 or NASDAQ100 are the things you should be looking at, if you want to be ahead of the news.

Zigging When the S&P 500 Zags

s&p 500 elliott wave analysis october 23

Yesterday, the S&P 500 reached the 2600 mark for the first time in history. But the journey has not been a smooth one, especially in during the last month. On October 23rd, the index was trading near 2580. Then it fell to the low 2540s, before jumping to a new all-time high at 2596 on…

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DJIA: Extended Fifth Wave In Progress

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The last time we wrote about the DJIA was in December, 2016. The most important benchmark index was approaching  19 800, in our opinion “transforming optimism into mania”. However, the Elliott Wave Principle suggested the bulls were about to go even higher. The 22 000 mark looked like a reasonable target, despite the fact that…

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NASDAQ’s Ascent Spoiled by Gravity?

nasdaq elliott wave analysis oct 24

Less then three months ago, while it was hovering around 6360, we published an ARTICLE about the NASDAQ Composite, saying that “6500 is still on the table“, but a decline to at least 6100 should first be expected. Here is the Elliott Wave analysis this prediction was based on. The reason we were expecting a…

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Nikkei 225 Bulls Overstaying Their Welcome

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Similarly to other benchmark stock market indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 or the German DAX, the Japanese Nikkei 225 has been a wonder to behold since its 2009 bottom. During the past nine years, Nikkei 225 has returned over 200%, 205.4% to be exact, climbing from just under 7000…

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DAX In a High-Risk-Low-Return Zone

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Nearly three months ago, on July 27th, the German DAX was hovering near 12 300, down from an all-time high of 12 951 reached in June. At the time, uncertainty was mounting. The European Union’s inability to find an acceptable solution to the refugee crisis was becoming obvious and the rising number of terrorist attacks…

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USD Index Bears Could Still Breach 91.00, But…

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It has been a while since our last update on the USD index. On December 13th, 2016, while the index was hovering around the 101.00 mark, the Elliott Wave Principle suggested the uptrend is approaching its end and the Dollar index “will not rise forever”. So, instead of joining the bulls, who have been in…

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Insurance vs Irma: And The Winner Is…

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2017 marks the first time the United States is hit by two back to back Category 4 storms. Depending on who you ask, Harvey and Irma are estimated to have caused between $30 and $90 billion in combined damage. Chuck Watson, an analysts with Enki Research, went even further by saying that going back to normal…

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DAX Setting Up an Intraday Bullish Breakout

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We already shared with you our long-term and mid-term outlook of the German DAX 30 index, we decided it was time to take a look at the short-term, as well. The blue chip average recently pulled back from its all-time high of 12 951 and fell to as low as 11 934 earlier this month.…

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Nasdaq to Take a Rest Before the Final Push

nasdaq elliott wave analysis august 3

We wrote about the Nasdaq Composite on March 8th. While the index was trading near 5830 its weekly chart suggested the bulls should be able to lift the price to around 6500. Last week, 6461 was reached, so it is time to take a closer look and see what is left of this uptrend. Not…

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DAX Bulls Not Ready to Give Up

dax elliott wave analysis july 27

Two months ago we published “DAX 30: Time to be Careful Now” to tell investors, who by definition are long-term oriented, that the German benchmark index is approaching the end of the post-2009 uptrend and might soon reverse for a major correction to the south. Traders, on the other hand, are more focused on what…

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DAX 30: Time to Be Careful Now

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“DAX 30: Stage is Set for a New All-Time High” was published on October 3rd, 2016. While the German benchmark index was trading close to 10 530, Elliott Wave analysis of its monthly chart made us believe the bulls are going to succeed at lifting it above 12 400 in the months ahead. That was over…

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Nifty 50’s Bubble Just Keeps Inflating

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Our previous analysis of the Indian Nifty 50 stock market index was published over seven months ago. On October 7th, 2016, the index was hovering slightly below 8700 and since the uptrend was still in progress, we thought a new all-time high should eventually be expected somewhere near 9200. Prices climbed to as high as 9…

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SPX Selloff and Trump’s Political Mess

spx elliott wave chart may 8th

Calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment intensified after the President fired FBI’s director James Comey on May 9th in a move resembling Richard Nixon’s firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was appointed to investigate the Watergate scandal in 1973. A week later, as if to make things even worse, Trump allegedly revealed highly classified information to Russian…

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Bovespa Investors in for a Rough 2017

Prepare for more weakness in the Brazilian stock market Brazil’s investors finally took a breath last year. After several years of slow, but steady decline, the country’s benchmark Bovespa index rose from as low as 37 046 in January to as high as 65 291 in October. So, basically, 2016 has been a great year.…

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Nasdaq 6500 Within Bulls’ Grasp

Nasdaq’s early short sellers might come up short. Last week, the Nasdaq Composite index climbed to 5912, so if you are getting ready for the 6000 mark soon, you are probably not alone. Like the other two major U.S. stock market indices, the Nasdaq bottomed out in March, 2009, and has been rallying ever since. Its…

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