Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Stocks Close Back Above Support; Euro Finishing up Flat Correction
Internals were strong as far as advancers vs decliners although volume was light at 881 million NYSE shares, much less than yesterday. Regardless of total volume, the strength seen internally today suggests further upside. But we'll see.
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This thinking applies here. EWP is centered on the fact that 3 waves are corrective (counter trend), and 5 waves are impulsive (with the trend). Looking at the above chart it's quite clear that there are only 3 waves down from the high, and that it's a choppy mess to boot. Looking at this chart alone, and keeping things simple, it tells us that most likely this decline is just a correction and may have completed. There is a lot of bearish evidence out there right now on the larger timeframe charts, but because they're on such larger timeframes it is easier for those bearish indicators to remain in place for many days, or weeks, while the market moves higher.
If we're keeping things simple, then we should conclude that we're in a downward correction that probably has ended, and the market's uptrend is now back in force. This goes strongly against what I thought earlier in the week. But I have to call it as I see it. I don't want to get too caught up here with a decisive bullish or bearish stance since the picture is a bit mixed here. So I'll wait until tomorrow and see if today's rally has any follow through before I take a definitive stance.
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So the longer term evidence is bearish, the short term evidence suggests a bullish bias. I'm not getting long here though, I want to see what happens tomorrow, and see if the rally has follow through first.
The euro appears to be in a flat correction. Wave c should finish shortly after it exceeds the wave a high. Once it does so it will be open for a sharp reversal to the downside. Risk is wide here since wave (ii) can retrace up to 100% of the entire previous decline so proper money management should be followed here to make sure you don't get blown out in case this pair moves against you to the upside.
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