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Price has moved sideways to complete an inside day and close as a doji.

Summary: A new alternate expects sideways movement for possibly up to another 22 sessions. If price remains above 2,327.58, this possibility will remain valid.

The main wave count still expects a deeper pullback here to 2,299 – 2,297, which may be reached in a very few days.

New updates to this analysis are in bold.

Last monthly and weekly charts are here. Last historic analysis video is here.



S&P 500 Weekly 2017
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The degree of labelling within primary wave 3 is here moved up. It is possible that primary wave 3 may be over.

The alternate idea which moves the degree of labelling within primary wave 3 down and sees only minor wave 4 within it now complete also remains valid. However, at this stage it is judged to have a low probability and will not be published.

There is another idea which sees only intermediate wave (3) within primary wave 3 complete (thank you to our new member Peter for emailing me his chart) and intermediate wave (4) now continuing.

At this stage, I will follow these ideas but publish only one, primary wave 4. If the alternate idea of intermediate wave (4) begins to diverge substantially in terms of direction expected, then it will be published.

Primary wave 4 may continue lower.

To exhibit alternation with primary wave 2, primary wave 4 may be most likely a single or multiple zigzag. It may also be a triangle.

Primary wave 2 was a flat correction lasting 47 days (not a Fibonacci number). Primary wave 4 may be unfolding as a double zigzag. It may total a Fibonacci 34 or 55 sessions. If it totals a Fibonacci 34 sessions, it may end next Friday.

Primary wave 4 may not move into primary wave 1 price territory below 2,111.05.


S&P 500 Daily 2017
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Within double zigzags, the X wave is almost always brief and shallow. There is no rule stating a maximum for X waves, but they should not make a new price extreme beyond the start of the first zigzag in the double.

X waves within combinations may make new price extremes (they may be equivalent to B waves within expanded flats), but in this instance primary wave 4 would be unlikely to be a combination as it would exhibit poor alternation with the flat correction of primary wave 2.

For this wave count intermediate wave (X) may now be complete.

If a new high above 2,400.98 is seen, then this wave count would be discarded.

The correction for primary wave 4 should be a multi week pullback, and it may not move into primary wave 1 price territory below 2,111.05.

A target is calculated for primary wave 4 to end based upon primary and intermediate degrees. This target would see primary wave 4 end just short of the fourth wave of one lesser degree price territory, that of intermediate wave (4) which has its range from 2,277.53 to 2,233.62. If the target at 2,299 – 2,297 is wrong, then it may not be low enough.


S&P 500 hourly 2017
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The second zigzag in the double is labelled intermediate wave (Y) and minor waves A and B may be complete within it.

Minor wave C may be underway, unfolding as an impulse; the structure looks incomplete. The strongest portion of minor wave C may yet be ahead.

Minor wave C must complete as a five wave structure. It may find support about the lower edge of the Elliott channel.

When minuette wave (iii) is complete, then the following correction for minuette wave (iv) may not move into minuette wave (i) price territory above 2,341.18.



S&P 500 Daily 2017
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This wave count is new. It looks at the possibility that a large regular contracting triangle may be completing for a fourth wave. This may be primary wave 4, but it may also be intermediate wave (4) within primary wave 3. Both ideas would have subdivisions labelled the same way and both ideas would see the triangle incomplete.

This idea is now supported by MACD hovering about the zero line as the triangle unfolds.

There would still be adequate alternation between the shallow 0.40 expanded flat of primary wave 2 and the more shallow triangle.

Primary wave 2 lasted 47 days. Triangles are some of the longest lasting corrective structures. So far this one may have lasted 33 days. It may end in a total Fibonacci 55 days.

A contracting triangle may not have intermediate wave (D) move beyond the end of intermediate wave (B) at 2,378.36.

A barrier triangle may have intermediate wave (D) end about the same level as intermediate wave (B) at 2,378.36; as long as the (B)-(D) trend line remains essentially flat the triangle would remain valid. In practice, this means that intermediate wave (D) can move a little above 2,378.36. This is the only Elliott wave rule which is not black and white.

For both contracting and barrier triangles, intermediate wave (E) may not move beyond the end of intermediate wave (C) below 2,327.58.


S&P 500 hourly 2017
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The subdivisions of most recent movement are essentially the same.

If a triangle is unfolding, then intermediate wave (C) should be over now. To try and see it move any lower would mean the (A)-(C) trend line would not have sufficient slope for the right look.

A new low below 2,327.58 would invalidate this triangle idea in favour of the main wave count.

If price continues sideways, then this triangle would increase in probability.



S&P 500 weekly 2017
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Although a strong downwards week has lighter volume, because last week was a short week this should not be read as bullish.

The signal from On Balance Volume should be given weight; it supports the main Elliott wave count. In conjunction with MACD, this is overall a fairly bearish weekly chart.


S&P 500 daily 2017
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This chart remains overall bearish with some neutrality.

Volume, On Balance Volume, and ADX support the main wave count.

ATR and Bollinger Bands could be interpreted to support the new alternate.


VIX daily 2017
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Normally, volatility should decline as price moves higher and increase as price moves lower. This means that normally inverted VIX should move in the same direction as price.

It is noted that there are now six multi day instances of bullish divergence between price and inverted VIX, and all have been followed so far by at least one upwards day if not more. This signal seems to again be working more often than not. It will again be given some weight in analysis.

There is no new divergence today noted between price and VIX.


AD Line daily 2017
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The rise in price has support from a rise in market breadth. Lowry’s measures of market breadth do not at this stage warn of an impending end to this bull market. They show an internally healthy bull market that should continue for at least 4-6 months.

With today being an inside day creating no new low nor new high, no divergence can be interpreted for the AD line to price.


The DJIA, DJT, S&P500 and Nasdaq continue to make new all time highs. This confirms a bull market continues.

The following lows need to be exceeded for Dow Theory to confirm the end of the bull market and a change to a bear market:

DJIA: 17,883.56.

DJT: 7,029.41.

S&P500: 2,083.79.

Nasdaq: 5,034.41.

Charts showing each prior major swing low used for Dow Theory are below:

DJIA Daily 2017
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DJT Daily 2017
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SPX Daily 2017
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Nasdaq Daily 2017
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This analysis is published @ 10:55 p.m. EST.