SPX Was Recovering… And Then it Wasn’t

The S&P 500 fell to an intraday low of 2583 yesterday, bringing its total decline to 12.1% from the top at 2941 in September. In Wall Street’s dictionary, a pullback of more than 10% is officially a correction and many are already worried about the big bear market ahead. On the other hand, it was…

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Here is Why BTCUSD is Down 40% in Less than a Month

The price of Bitcoin is declining at an unprecedented speed. Less than a month ago, BTCUSD was hovering above $5500. Last week it fell to as low as $3210, prompting Peter Mallouk, chief investment officer at Creative Planning Inc., to call Bitcoin a “dead man walking”. However, the truth is it didn’t take a professional money manager…

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Gold Tests $1240 Resistance after Elliott Wave Setup

Gold is trading at levels last seen over a month ago, following mixed signals from U.S. and China on trade, Brexit worries and protests in France. The demand for safe haven assets is thought to be increasing at times of political and economic uncertainty, which helps explain the surge in the price of gold. On…

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Bitcoin Was Going “to the Moon”… And Then It Wasn’t

What a difference a year can make. This time last year Bitcoin was thought to be going “to the moon” by a great majority of people. BTCUSD was approaching the $20 000 mark at the time and financial gurus, hedge fund managers, celebrities and small individual investors alike were rushing to join the bulls. Many…

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Gold is a Bad Inflation Hedge. Still Watching CPI?

Similarly to crude oil, gold did not start November in the best possible way. The price of the yellow metal reached $1237.50 on the first day of the month, but was down to $1196 by November 13th. Unlike crude oil prices, however, bullion managed to reverse the negative trend and bounce up to $1230 yesterday.…

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USDCAD Rewards the Most Patient Among Bulls

USDCAD climbed to 1.3318 yesterday and seems determined to reach a new 2018 high. The most important reason for the decline in the Loonie is maybe the decline in the price of oil. Unlike crude’s sharp drop, however, USDCAD’s recovery did not develop so smoothly. For every step forward the bulls have been making one…

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Nordstrom Crashed. Was EPS Miss the Real Reason?

Nordstrom shareholders were enjoying a smooth ride so far in 2018. The stock was up by as much as 38.8% by the end of October, crushing the return of the S&P 500 by a large margin. November, on the other hand, is not that generous. JWN fell from $67.75 to less than $50 a share…

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Bitcoin Selloff Crushes Bulls’ Faith in $6k Support

The last several months have been unusually quiet for the price of Bitcoin. The largest cryptocurrency first touched the support area near $6000 in February and has been testing it multiple times since. This support looked so strong for so long that traders and investors started believing BTCUSD was getting ready for the next major…

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LEG Stock Lost 38% in Two Years. Time to Buy?

Less than two years ago, in February 2017, the price of Leggett & Platt shares was hovering above $49 a share. LEG stock was still thought to be in an uptrend, following a steady rally from $10.03 in March 2009. However, stocks get more risky as they rise, not less. Following a 400% rally in…

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3M Stock: Another Elliott Wave Reason for Skepticism

2018 has not been very kind to 3M stock investors. The share price was hovering in the vicinity of $260 in January. Fast-forward to October 26th , it was down to $181.98 for a 30% plunge in just ten months. Now let’s take a look at the 4-hour chart of 3M stock, which we shared…

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S&P 500 Rallying Sharply, but Not Unexpectedly

S&P 500 bulls had a terrible October. The index was down 11% at one point, but managed to minimize the damage and finished the month down 7.3%. November, on the other hand, is looking a lot better, following a recovery of almost 100 points in the first seven days. President Trump’s reported request for a…

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MCD Stock is a Bull Trap at New All-Time Highs

Less than two months ago, on September 19th, the stock price of the biggest fast food chain in the world was hovering below $158 a share. MCD stock had spent most of 2018 moving sideways without making any meaningful progress. The good news was that in the meantime it had formed a textbook triangle correction,…

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EURUSD Sharp U-Turn Predicted by Elliott Wave

2018 has so far been a terrible year for EURUSD bears and the month of October made no exception. The pair climbed to 1.1815 in late-September, but could not maintain the positive momentum. By October 31st it was down to 1.1302, losing over 300 pips that month alone. But in the Forex market traders cannot…

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Crude Oil: How Elliott Wave Deals with Uncertainty

On October 3rd, the price of WTI crude oil was up 27.9% year-to-date, corresponding to a rally from $60.09 to $76.88 a barrel in a little over nine months. Unfortunately for the bulls, no trend lasts forever and the rest of October confirmed that fact. Crude oil prices plunged to $64.83 yesterday, erasing almost 72%…

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Solving USDJPY Riddles with Elliott Wave Hints

Unlike the stock market, where a profitable company with a growing market share will eventually grow in value in the long-term, the Forex market can be a real riddle. Macroeconomic, political and country-specific factors are fighting for influence over currency rates in the $5-trillion-a-day market. USDJPY is one of the most closely followed pairs as…

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