The Elliott Wave, Connection
A couple of things first.
This site does not use Elliott Wave as a primary analysis tool.
However, to be aware of the technique, will at times provide an additional edge … like now.
Once again, gold and the mining sector have become unbearable to watch.
The amount of hysteria, hype and bloviation serves to make this market all about ego. Ego is a four-letter word for the professional speculator/trader.
We’re leaving it alone for now and moving on to the market at hand: Semiconductors (SOXX).
On a Monthly basis, the chart below is the entire trading history for the sector:
The next chart zooms into the area(s) of interest.
This market, the semis, had its most powerful thrust lower in January, for the entire history of the sector.
The following chart is where it gets interesting.
Elliott Wave labeling as shown. If correct, Wave 3, down has just started (not advice, not a recommendation).
My former mentor, the late David Weis, who once worked for Prechter, said the approach is a “cookie cutter” (his words) attempt to force the markets into a pre-defined construct.
With that caveat in hand and the understanding the ‘wave’ could fall apart at any time, let’s see what it would project if price action followed the current labeling and structure.
The daily chart shows a Fibonacci projection based on the Elliott Wave labels:
The projections are in percentiles of the first wave distance.
Elliott Wave rules are that ‘Wave 3’ can’t be the shortest wave. If the structure holds, that means Wave 3 (if that’s what we’re in) would go below the 100%, level and potentially to 161.8%, level.
To Trade, or Not To Trade:
This structure was spotted late yesterday … after abandoning the gold sector. There had already been the pre-requisite hype about CPI numbers and such giving the ‘excuse’ for markets to rise.
That meant risk of a short position (yesterday, early today) was low: not advice not a recommendation.
The chart below of leveraged inverse fund SOXS, shows entry points for what is now: SOXS-22-01
Taking a cue from the late Dr. Martin Zweig, on his words during this broadcast, he was very hesitant to use the word ‘crash’.
So, this update is hesitant as well.
However, if the forecasted move of SOXX, to the Fibonacci projected 161.8% level (or more) is realized, it’s a decline over – 37%, from current levels.
It would be significant … crash or not.