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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday, 12/23/12 update

Last week the ES continued the choppy upside action that's been evident since the mid-November low.  Seasonally equities have an upward bias, and the general trend has been up - but there has been a lot of hesitation along the way.  So the intermediate term picture remains a little obscure.

Last week the bullish EW count had a very awkward looking 5 wave pattern topping with the high on Dec 12.  The action since then has clarified things - the move up from the Nov 16 low into last Wednesday's high now looks to be a leading diagonal 1st wave.  The drop off from there into Thursday evening's mini-crash low was either Minute Wave 2 or Micro wave "a" of Minute Wave 2.     

Bull alternate

The bear alternate has a double zig-zag Minor Wave 2 complete at last week's high.  The sell-off into Thursday's low could be either the start of Minor Wave 3 down or an "X" wave preceding the 3rd and final zig-zag for Minor W2.  The severity of Thursday's mini-crash certainly fits what can be expected in a 3rd wave.  

 Bear alternate

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One thing of note on the very short term is the recent behavior of the Vindicator Buy/Sell.  This is a proprietary indicator that measures equity market buying and selling pressure using Advance/Decline and volume statistics.   The notable behavior in this index is the failure of the Buy line to cross below the Sell line during the sell-off of last Wednesday through Friday - this is normally what happens when the market rolls over.  This suggests that there is a higher likelihood of rising prices over the very short term.

 
 

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