Four Days Out from a Market Peak?

Stan Harley |

Marking Time…

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I remain resolute in my view that a market top is imminent – although pinning it down to the day has certainly been a challenging endeavor. It’s an iterative process…

There is the possibility we might have as much as another four trading days of modest buoyancy for a number of reasons: First, the 79.6 trading day duplex function I have written about so much can, at times, expand by a factor of 1.236  –  to 98.4 trading days. If that were to happen, that would carry this push higher into about December 11th – Thursday of next week. I could easily see that happening. And there’s more…

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On the left you'll see my chart of the S&P 500 surrounding the October 11, 2007 time period – the last major market peak (also associated with the prior crest in the 79.6 month cycle series). I note some interesting – and perhaps similar – developments. The time period between the 19-Jul-07H and the 11-Oct-07H spanned a period of 59 trading days. A similar 59 TD time count from the 19-Sep-14H would carry into 11-Dec-14. A 39 TD low-high count from the 16-Aug-07L into the 11-Oct-07H when added to the 15-Oct-14L would equate to 10-Dec-2014. If history were to repeat…that would suggest we could expect a high in the 10-12 Dec 2014 time period – which lines up nicely with the 98.4 TD count described above.

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DJIA / GE Indicator

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A fellow newsletter writer, friend, and colleague, Larry Katz (now deceased), brought to my attention some 20 years ago an interesting phenomenon. He and I headed up a couple of market analysis groups in the Los Angeles area and often we shared a few adult beverages – and market views. One of his precepts involved comparing the market action in the DJIA with that of the stock of General Electric Co. (GE) – a major DJIA component. As a market rally matures with the DJIA pushing to new highs, he noted, GE very frequently diverges by making a lower high. It is usually the chart of GE that proves right – leading to a subsequent market decline. Note the present pattern. My colleague, Tom McClellan has studied this pattern as well and he, too, has written extensively about it.

Treasury Bonds

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Languishing here without much fanfare. Longer term I remain a bond bull – but in the intermediate term the pattern would suggest further weakness into the late first quarter of next year.

 

 

 

 

 

Precious Metals

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Continued sloppy price action underway in the metals complex. Price is jockeying back-and-forth across the 50 day moving average. Although I have a near-term bias to the upside, putting on any longs here could be excessively high risk in my judgment – however, the 1,250 price octave and change is still possible in the weeks ahead.

 

 

 

 

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
GE General Electric Co 31.78 0.25 0.79 31,227,376

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