Today’s Dow move is important because price plummeted from the center line of the Schiff fork that originates at the 2009 low. In simpler terms, this line has been key support and/or resistance for years (note the highlighted areas…zoomed in chart is below). Consider the market in dangerous territory while price is beneath this center line.
NQ reversed higher from the proposed support zone today. Sentiment is stretched down here too as evidenced by the AA II bull bear spread (see below). Sentiment is stretched just about everywhere actually…bonds…the USD…and equities. So, perhaps the reversal down here in stocks is joined by a reversal higher in bonds and lower in the USD over the next few days…just a thought. Anyway, I’m looking higher in NQ. It’s possible that everything since 2/24 is a massive base but near term focus is on 2022 VWAP near 14500 for now.
The triangle scenario described last week is no longer valid in BTCUSD. However, note that price has reached the 200 day average and the upper parallel from the median line of the fork that originates at the April 2021 high is slightly higher…near 49500. Pay close attention to that level for resistance if reached because since the January low registered right at the median line.
Gold has broken out and the next level to focus on is 1920. This is near the June high and possible channel resistance from the channel that originates at the September low. It’s also the 2011 high. If price pulls back then support should be 1842/47. The top of this zone is the center line of the noted channel. The bottom of the zone is the top side of former trendline resistance.
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).
EURUSD is unfolding in a clear impulsive manner. A small 5th wave may be underway now towards 1.1310 or so. Eventually, the top side of the trendline that originates at the January high (blue line) will be in line for support…maybe near 1.1200.
USDJPY spiked above the noted line off of the September and December lows but closed just under the line. As such, I’m thinking that today’s high is a lower high within a bearish sequence from the 1/4 high. Focus remains on 112.20/50.
Make or break time for USDOLLAR! Price closed right at 8 month channel support. IF price breaks below the channel, then the objective is the channel extension which intersects the March-May line and March high at 11929 in early February.
1/11 – Pay attention to the USD indices over the next few days. The big level for USDOLLAR is about 12115. This is the trendline from the May low and September high. A break below would ‘announce’ that the USD trend is lower.
ETHUSD has broken the line described yesterday (magenta line). This line is resistance if reached near 3640. Price is testing the 200 day average now (not shown) but the more important level is probably VWAP from the May 2021 high at 3050 (see below). Bigger picture, my view is that price drops to 985 or so in a 4th wave.
Well, the re-test is out of the question but this USDJPY move could be a false breakout. The chart above shows square root levels. Square the year opening price and add/subtract that number in increments. For USDJPY, the square root of 11510 is 107 so the first square root up is 116.17. The idea is to look for a turn at the first square root level during the first week of the year in a market that is already extended. Several examples are below. An Elliott case is also made for a top as the rally from January 2021 consists of 2 equal legs (log scale). This chart is below. An objective trigger isn’t present yet.