Dow Theory Sell: Update

12:51 p.m., EST

Upward Retrace To 38%

Downtrend To Resume?

It’s natural market behavior to rebound after a breakdown low.

Stops are hit; Amateurs sell and sell short. Professionals cover their shorts; go long or look to short again.

It’s what happens next, that’s important.

The market, DIA will likely come back to test the support/resistance boundary (blue line) in the daily chart above.

At this juncture, even though Dow Theory Sell was triggered (not advice, not a recommendation) with DIA closing below support last Friday, from a Wyckoff standpoint, DIA is in spring position.

Spring position; the market’s poised (but not guaranteed) to move higher.

If DIA comes back to test the boundary (typical behavior), there are two outcomes:

No. 1:

The test holds; price reverses and we’re on to potential new highs

No. 2:

The test fails; price re-penetrates the lows and then heads (much) lower.

Adding weight to the second scenario, DIA has already posted a new monthly low. That’s not happened since October last year.

Stay Tuned

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Dow Theory Sell & Gold

9:23 a.m., EST

Dow Theory; Sell signal nears

Gold, in Wyckoff ‘Up-Thrust’ reversal

Even though the current environment is anything but traditional, the report at this link shows how close the market is to a Dow Theory sell signal.

It could be. Even with valuations and markets at never before seen extremes, the traditional theory will still hold.

Wyckoff analysis, developed during the same time as Dow (published in 1910), does not concern itself with ‘valuations’.

That’s the key

Wyckoff discovered early on, that ‘markets have an energy of their own’.

This ‘energy’ has nothing to do with valuations.

Gold (GLD) has been discussed several times over the past few weeks; that it has stalled and in potential reversal.

The weekly chart shows the blue line resistance area. Price action has struggled at this location for weeks.

Now, with the market about to open, GLD is trading down a solid -2.5 points, or – 1.4%.

If that level is held to the open, it puts GLD below the June 3rd (weekly) low and below the resistance area.

With all the inflation, and hyperinflation talk, GLD has not made it to new highs.

Last week, the dollar reversal was confirmed with UUP posting a new weekly high. At the same time, weekly MACD confirmed its bullish divergence.

The stage appears to be set for some kind of surprise; in the markets, the dollar and gold.

Stay Tuned

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Note:  Posts on this site are for education purposes only.  They provide one firm’s insight on the markets.  Not investment advice.  See additional disclaimer here.