December 17, 2020

Market Update: December 16

DXY nearly reached 90.02 today. Low was 90.13 and price reversed until FOMC, after which the buck was no longer allowed to rally. I maintain that reversal risk is high from this level (90.02). Note also the blue lines that connect lows since October 2019.
December 15, 2020

Market Update: December 15

As noted yesterday, the GBPUSD drop from 12/4 to 12/11 is in 2 equal waves. The implication is that the drop is corrective, although it could also compose the first leg of a complex correction. In any case, keep an eye on the top side of the just broken channel. That line is about 1.3380. If that holds as support, then I’d consider longs for a potentially massive breakout as a move above 1.3500 would shift focus to the 2007-2014 line near 1.4050
November 23, 2020

Market Update: November 22

S&P 500 futures continues to stairstep lower. I am looking lower. Price ideally stays under 3583. Initial focus is 3456.75 with 3506.50 as a possible bounce spot. On the sentiment front, hedge funds are all in and short interest is at an all-time low (see charts below).
November 18, 2020

Market Update: November 18

Neither SPX or the Nasdaq have broken above their reversal day highs from last week (11/9). What’s more, SPX has reversed yet again from the line that connects highs since 2018. Don’t forget that this line crosses major pivots for the last 88 years (monthly chart is below). U.S. equity valuation is at a peak as well (see 2 charts down).
November 17, 2020

Market Update: November 17

Bitcoin! Heads up because ‘digital gold’ is quickly approaching its all time high of 19666. Just under this level is a parallel that crosses major levels (mostly from 2015 to 2017). BTCUSD is a long term bull but I’m of the mind that we see a strong reaction from the parallel/all time high.
November 16, 2020

Scandex Technical Weekly: 11/15/2020

USDCNH made a weekly J Spike last week (price based only indicator). The platform that I use to run these studies only includes USDCNH data since 2013 and this is the first bullish signal. There have been several bearish signals; at the 2018 and 2019 highs. A turn higher in USDCNH ‘fits’ with a turn lower in Chinese equities.
November 12, 2020

Market Update: November 12

It was relatively quiet today but bullish evidence continues to mount for the USD. USDCAD, for example, followed through on its reversal from a 13 month low. The rally is impulsive (5 waves), which suggests that an weakness should prove corrective and give way to additional strength. Proposed support is 1.3025/50.
November 11, 2020

Market Update: November 11

NZDUSD has ripped into the confluence of long term downward sloping channel resistance and short term upward sloping channel resistance. I’m interested in the short side IF we see some reversal evidence over the next 2 days (rest of the week). A drop below the high volume level from RBNZ at .6862 would be an early sign of a reversal.
October 29, 2020

Market Update: October 29

The USDCNH, DXY non-confirmation nailed the turn again. Upside is favored for the USD over the next few weeks but there are reasons to suspect that the USD pulls back slightly (so maybe a bounce in equities too). USDCNH pattern is one of those reasons. The rally from the low is in 5 waves so expectations are for a 3 wave pullback. That pullback is underway. The proposed support zone is 6.6690-6.6880.