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ELLIOTT WAVE


Could The Wave Count Already Be Completed?

02/05/10 02:33:03 PM
by Koos van der Merwe

Recently, I wrote an article based on the S&P 100 about why I am not a bear. Here is a varying view on that Elliott wave count and market forecast.


Security:   DWIX, SPX
Position:   Accumulate

In the chart of the Standard & Poor's 100, I showed an Elliott wave count suggesting that a wave 5 top had yet to come. The daily chart of the S&P 500 suggests that the wave count could already be completed if not close to completion.

FIGURE 1: S&P 500, DAILY
Graphic provided by: AdvancedGET.
 
Figure 1 suggests that wave I is complete and that the index is in the process of completing wave II. I write "completing," because the wave II could end anywhere in the fourth wave of lesser degree, the highlighted area, which means that it could fall as low as 1031.32. The relative strength index (RSI ), however, suggests that the bottom of wave II is close at hand as it is oversold, but with all the bad news about unemployment not easing in the United States, and the smaller countries in Europe like Greece, Portugal, and Lithuania only now facing financial difficulties, the last cockroach coming out of the woodwork, so to speak, the wave II bottom may be a complicated one and take many weeks to bottom, if not months.

FIGURE 2: DJIA, DAILY
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Figure 2, a chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), although the chart looks similar to the S&P 500 is currently suggesting that wave I is not complete and that the chart is currently tracing wave 4 of wave I with a target of anywhere between 10134 and 9714. Once again, the RSI is oversold.



FIGURE 3: DJIA, MONTHLY
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Many analysts, however, believe that the wave shown in the monthly chart of the DJIA (Figure 3) is a B-wave in the major ABC correction of the DJIA and are therefore calling for a major collapse starting now. The chart shows their wave count with a projected C-bottom sometime in 2013 at the Gann 1 x 4 line of less than 5000. The chart looks acceptable, and possible, and could indeed occur.

FIGURE 4: S&P 500, MONTHLY
Graphic provided by: AdvancedGET.
 
Being an optimist, however, and finding that the last of the cockroaches are starting to appear, I prefer to believe in the monthly chart of the S&P 500 (Figure 4). What also talks to me in this chart is the RSI, which is in buy mode. Time will tell who is correct.



Koos van der Merwe

Has been a technical analyst since 1969, and has worked as a futures and options trader with First Financial Futures in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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