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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Moderna: Reversal Review

‘Reversal at hand’ said the prior update

Reversal still imminent?

MRNA has pushed above resistance on declining volume (shown above) . The next chart has MRNA in a terminating wedge pattern:

Price action this past week has just contacted the top portion of the wedge.

MRNA is the fifth-largest cap equity in the IBB index. Its market moves have a definite effect on that index.

IBB, shown below:

On Friday, the market eased back a little. Will it come back to test the resistance area next week?

There’s no doubt about the wide high volume bar. That day (last Monday) posted the highest daily volume in four years.

Wide high-volume areas are usually tested.

It just so happens, that wide area is below resistance.

To test the wide bar, price action would need to move below the resistance area. Doing so, would put a Wyckoff ‘up-thrust’ into play.

The next chart shows another resistance area not easily discernable:

Although somewhat hidden, there’s another resistance level that for now is putting a limit on the upward travel of IBB.

Summary:

MRNA’s at an extreme. The previous update linked to a site which shows insiders bailing out in the tens-of-millions of dollars.

The bond market, with its upside breakout is not confirming the ‘recovery’ narrative.

The dollar is reversing as well.

Gold and the miners have stalled; potentially reversing.

The narrative is shifting as the media (all controlled don’t forget) has decided on its sacrificial, e-mail lamb.

Don’t worry, nobody’s going to jail. It will just be another distraction to keep the mask wearing masses from getting prepared for the fall.

As a reminder, this is how they think; ‘Just doing the right thing’ Almost like ‘Just following orders’.

Stay Tuned

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Dollar Divergence: Update

2:37 p.m., EST

Dollar penetrated support and is reversing

Potential for sustained, persistent rally

Wide trading range

Looking at the weekly close chart, we can see the wide range.

In addition, there’s a significant bullish divergence that (technically) gives the dollar, UUP, enough energy to test the top of that range; a potential that’s completely opposite the current narrative.

A this juncture, silver, gold and the miners are still correlated.

Yesterday, a potential top and reversal in miners GDX, was identified. Today, it appears to be hovering and looking unsure of its direction.

GDX has not posted a new daily high or low as of this update.

A sustained dollar rally (along with the bond market?) would be unexpected given what seems to be apoplectic hyperinflation ranting.

Separately, in biotech, the market (IBB) has stalled to the upside in a higher than expected test. Inverse fund LABD, made a new daily low and it too, has stalled.

Downward thrust energy on LABD is dissipating.

Technical update for biotech, planned for tomorrow … market permitting.

Stay Tuned

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CORN Rise Doubles

Its never been the same since the ‘Derecho‘, August 2020

The corporate finance writers, i.e., ‘Les Bourgeois’, will jump on the inflation bandwagon and continue to say it’s because of the dollar.

Well, let’s see what happens next.

The dollar’s in position to mount a sustained, if not sharp (and completely unexpected) rally.

What a great opportunity for a ‘proof’. That’s engineering speak for a chance to show something (absolutely) to be true or false.

There’s of course, no guarantee the dollar rally will happen.

If it does, we’ll keep an eye on the corn market and see if it declines in relation to the dollar.

If the price rise is really the result of inflation, a dollar rally ‘should’ cause corn to decline.

Stay Tuned

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Dead Cat Bounce … or, Was It?

8:31, a.m. EST

The Usual Suspects, Tell Us:

Higher dollar was just a ‘dead cat bounce’.

We’ve already laid the ground work for dollar reversal here and here.

A reasonable expectation, reversal or not, is for the market to come back and test the support level.

Currently, in the pre-market, UUP is trading at 24.21 – 24.22, basically unchanged.

Since the divergences are taking place on the weekly chart, if there’s a reversal, it’s likely to be a sustained move.

For today, watch for UUP, to come back and test.

After that, a move higher may indicate sustained reversal is underway.

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Gold & Dollar, Reversal Ready

When price action penetrates support or resistance and stalls, reversal may be imminent.

At this juncture, gold and dollar, are mirror images.

Each at their own pivot point.

Gold (GLD) is attempting to push through resistance.

At the same time, it’s at the 50% retrace from the August 6th, 2020 high, and the March 8th, 2021, low.

The dollar is a near mirror image:

The correlation is not exact but has been fairly close for the past three months. Gold at a retracement high; the dollar testing support lows.

This past Friday, the dollar (UUP as proxy), did not move appreciably higher.

That in turn, has set up the ‘spring’ condition (weekly close basis), discussed the day prior in this report.

We can see the set-up.

Both gold and dollar at opposite ends.

Note, the dollar’s bullish divergence is a weekly time-frame set-up; giving it more weight.

If there’s a rally, it could go much higher, last longer or be quicker than anyone would expect.

If the dollar/gold correlation remains intact, as/if the dollar rallies, gold, silver and the miners would retreat … possibly, right along with an overall market reversal.

Stay Tuned

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Non-Stop Dollar Bashing

10:34 p.m., EST

It’s easy, lazy, does not require much thought to jump on the ‘dollar crash’ bandwagon.

Everybody’s doing it.

But let’s take a look at truth.

What does the market say about itself?

If the dollar manages to close below support (shown above) tomorrow, Friday, it sets up the market in Wyckoff spring position.

Weekends are always tough. The futures markets are closed from late Friday all the way to late Sunday.

A lot can happen (and sometimes does) in that time.

If there is an ‘event’ and you have no futures access, it can be excruciating to wait until 7:30 a.m., EST (pre-market) on the following Monday.

For now, all we need to know is, if the the dollar closes below support tomorrow, it will be in position to rally (significantly) in the coming weeks if there is a reversal.

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Dollar Divergence

9:51 a.m., EST

Everyone loves to hate the dollar.

That sentiment extreme is a set-up … for the bulls.

If the UUP dollar index ETF, manages to push below the 24.00 – level, it presents the opportunity for a significant bullish divergence.

As Van Metre has stated many times over the past few months, the market’s not expecting, and not in position for a dollar rally.

How can it be … with the rabid gold bulls thrashing about with each upward blip in GLD, GDX and GDXJ.

From this site’s perspective, we’re staying away from that (gold) market and have focused on biotech … where things are really getting underway; but now, back to the dollar.

The weekly chart of UUP, shows the potential set-up.

If somehow we get a (narrow range) push below the 24-level, it would set up a clear bullish divergence on the MACD.

At this point, anything can happen.

Saying that gold will crash if the dollar launches upward is certainly possible. However, in today’s world, the opposite could happen as well.

Just one more reason to say away and focus on shorting an index that’s decisively moving lower: Biotech (not advice, not a recommendation).

Side Note:

The whole ‘divorce’ thing, you know what I’m talking about, could be a signal in disguise.

The ‘higher ups’ may have decided our cardigan wearing benefactor has reached the end of usefulness.

If so, how many biotech rats are now going to jump ship (before the paddy wagon arrives) knowing the jig is up?

Could that be why SPBIO, posted new lows in five time-frames; Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly, last week?

Stay Tuned

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Dollar Rally

Wasn’t the dollar supposed to crash … go to zero … implode?

This is the flip side of the hyperinflation narrative.

Dollar implosion like hyperinflation, not happening.

Way back in 1921, Livermore said to Wyckoff that his assessment of the markets was, ‘it’s all about deception’.

Nothing has changed.

It’s in the best interests of those controlling the narrative to have as many as possible (always) on the wrong side of the trade.

We haven’t posted this link in a while … the video keeps getting deleted but re-appears every so often. This is how it really works … Period.

Note the date stamp on the comments. The video’s at least 13-years old and it’s still relevant today.

So, the dollar’s in a rally.

Not only that, momentum indicators, MACD, on the monthly, weekly, daily, all point higher. It’s in a rally and a sustainable one.

It’s completely opposite the accepted narrative.

You can feel the tensions building.

Bonds could be reversing but have already pushed rates high enough (long enough) to choke-off critical sectors of the economy like here and here.

Now we see the dollar has bottomed as well.

It looks like a strong multi-month (or year?) rally. Correspondingly, gold is weak. The overall markets are stretched to ever-livin’ extremes; never before seen.

Whenever this baby pops, try logging on to chaos, or exit any position (except maybe for the long bond).

Our approach then (not advice, not a recommendation), is continue work on positioning short. So far, the ‘project’ is taking small hits in those attempts. We’ll see how basic materials (SMN) works out today.

Stay Tuned

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Throw-Over, Or Not?

IYR’s in a terminating wedge … will it throw-over, or reverse from here?

American Tower (AMT), the largest cap in the ETF, bounced off a 23.6% projection during last Friday’s session.

That keeps a short term bullish possibility alive. Longer term, AMT still remains in a downward trading channel.

Bonds and the dollar continue at extremes. On the dollar side, it looks like a significant bottom is in the works.

Weekly UUP, MACD has posted a bullish divergence along with an MACD lines cross (to the upside) signal.

Bonds (TLT) remains at its near term lows; near support levels formed back in September, 2019.

IYR is right at the upper wedge boundary and volume (upside pressure) has dropped significantly.

It could still levitate higher … however, it seems that getting a significant ‘throw-over’ is going to require more energy than is currently available.

We’ll see what price action has in store for Tuesday’s session.

Stay Tuned

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