DIA (Dow ETF) levels are extremely well-defined. A massive top is completed and the biggest level on this chart is 297.50 (or so). A drop to that level would represent a 20% drop from the all-time high. In the grand scheme of things, that’s fairly normal. Possible trading levels before then include 313.50 (VWAP from the March 2020 low) and 332.70 for resistance (former support). The full view of the structure from the 2020 low is shown below.
Heightened bond and FX volatility (notably JPY) has spilled over to equities. SPX is pressing yearly lows and there is no sign of a hold at this point. Price action since September is a distorted head and shoulders top with a negative sloping neckline…very bearish. The measured objective from the pattern is 3724. Barring a miraculous save, 3724-3856 looks like the next magnet. Recall that we started sounding the alarm on a top last September when price was pressing into the long term upper channel line (see below).
Everything since the January low in BTCUSD appears to be a triangle. Triangles typically break in the direction of the prior move…in this case that would be lower. Under Elliott, triangles consist of 5 waves labeled A-B-C-D-E. BTCUSD clearly sports 5 waves since the January low. The implication is that price rolls over soon and eventually breaks beneath the January low.
AUDJPY action since last May is an ascending triangle. The pattern portends a bullish outcome. What’s more, the cross is historically a decent barometer of risk appetite. Well, equities have been slammed for months yet AUDJPY is pressing the highs. This alone is reason to suspect an imminent breakout. A breakout occurs above 86 and would target the September 2017 high at 90.30 initially.
CADJPY is nearing the bottom of the 2022 range. Weakness below the 1/24 low would leave a series of lower highs and lower lows since the January high although 2 legs down from that high is possible support at 89.12. The bigger level is the 161.8% extension, which intersects the lower parallel of the channel from the March 2020 low at 87.55. 90.40/60 is resistance. A zoomed out chart is below.
I’ve been focusing on near term gold levels recently, which have played out well. 1815 was support today for example. However, don’t forget the big picture! Gold has been ‘coiling’ for over a year and is just under the trendline that originates at the January 2021 high. A break above this line would suggest at least a test of the 2020 high. Finally, notice the perfect channel re-test (channel from 2015 low).
Gold cut through the proposed support zone with ease has already reached the lower parallel of the Schiff fork from the August low. This is ‘last chance’ support for gold in my opinion. If price doesn’t hold here then there is no reason from my vantage point to consider the long side. 1830 is now resistance on a bounce.
Keep an eye on AUDJPY. Monday’s low tagged the center line of the channel from the October high. The 25 line cuts through former lows and is in line with the well-defined 82.10…watch that for resistance. A break lower would target 78.84 and 76.80s, which is 2 legs down from the October high and the lower parallel of the channel. If price breaks below the center line then the underside of that line becomes resistance. Bottom line, there are solid reference points that should help return to the short side.