It has been many years since I was introduced to technical analysis by a friend. I immediately realized its value and learned everything I could about it, starting with the Wykoff course and later on including cycles and point & figure charting which has been one of my most profitable undertakings. To this day I maintain by hand P&F charts of the SPX and other indexes. My studies have given me a special insight in stocks and the stock market. Over fifteen years ago I worked as a stock broker and became fanatically interested in technical analysis. My passion and expertise grew and I started to publish Market Turning Points almost 15 years ago. My subscribers include individuals from all over the world and my weekly newsletter is published on several sites in the USA and abroad.


Intermediate

Where Are We? – Market Turning Points

Market Overview Long-term trend:  The bull market which started in 03/09 shows no sign of having run its course.  A rough count taken on the long-term Point & Figure chart gives us a potential target of 3680+.  A few weeks ago, it was not clear if structurally, SPX would retest its 12/18 low of 2346 … Continued

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Market Turning Points – Topping Behavior

Market Overview For the past three weeks SPX has been grinding higher, seemingly glued to the exterior of the lower line of the blue channel which started at the 2346 low.  That channel line has served as a strong resistance line and, sooner or later, prices are going to fall away from it, potentially indicating … Continued

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Trade News Still Relevant? – Market Turning Points

Market Overview Until Thursday’s close, the price action looked toppy!  For the past week, prices had traded in a narrow range and negative divergence had appeared at the daily and hourly level, and the fear & greed index has been at “extreme greed” for over a week.  Furthermore, we are in a time frame when … Continued

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Cycles Peaking – Market Turning Points

Market Overview The best guesstimate is that SPX is in the process of creating an intermediate top, probably the B-wave of wave-4 of the bull market.  The only thing that would disprove this view is if market strength continued with IWM beginning to take the lead.  Since this is obviously not happening, we’ll have to … Continued

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Intermediate Topping Process Continues

Market Overview Last week SPX and NDX made a new all-time high.  DJIA failed to do so by a small margin.  NYA (the broadest index) remained well below its January 2018 high.  And, of course, IWM clearly remains in a 14-month downtrend.  It’s obvious that the stock market, as a whole, is a mixed bag.  … Continued

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The Final Touch?

SPX pushed a little higher last week, breaching the recent high of 9/15 by a tad, and challenging the all-time high of 3028 which is likely to be surpassed before this move is over.  This “exuberance” does not come as a surprise, since it was expected.  But avid bulls may soon be dismayed as the … Continued

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Market Turning Points – More Congestion (Distribution)

Market Overview SPX traded in a less than 50-point range last week, continuing what appears to be the formation of an intermediate distribution top which could bring a sizeable correction when complete.   IWM, which has done a good job of acting as a barometer for SPX still provides the same reading of relative weakness, thereby … Continued

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Range bound – Market Turning Points

Market Overview Ever since it made its all-time high of 3028 on 7/21, SPX has been trading in a 200-point range which could either be a consolidation pattern, or the building of an intermediate top formation.  The same can be said of IWM, although the latter made its high almost a year earlier and is … Continued

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Market Turning Points – Back to Neutral

Market Overview After a plunge of 137 points to 2856 early in the week, SPX staged a strong two-day rally back to 2952 to end the week with a minor loss instead of something much larger, had the 40-week cycle continued to push prices lower.  The question to ask is whether or not the 40-week … Continued

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Caution Warranted – Market Turning Points

Market Overview On Friday, with daily SRSI and the A-D indicator already in the red, the daily CCI dipped into the red.  That makes it unanimous and tips the market trend from neutral to negative.  It is not something that should be ignored!  In the past, this has led to a serious decline.  In addition, … Continued

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Top Almost Confirmed

Market Overview Last week, the market action came just short of confirming an important top in SPX.  On 9/12, the index made a new rally-high of 3021, seven points shy of the 3028 top of 7/26.  There was some cautious selling going into the FOMC meeting scheduled for the following week, leading into some volatility … Continued

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Market turning points – Looking Toppy

Market Overview Last week was the first time since the beginning of the rally from SPX 2835 that indicators displayed negative divergence at hourly, daily and weekly levels simultaneously.  This is a serious warning that the significant correction that I have been anticipating—I should say “we” because I am not the only qualified analyst to … Continued

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Market Turning Points – Still Treading Water

Market Overview News that trade talks are set to resume in October (this time for real) drove the SPX to 2885, breaking above the previous consolidation highs by about 40 points.  This move, which was anticipated as possible by some EWT analysts, does not alter significantly the market condition unless the short-term trend extends much … Continued

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Is the Bear Growling?

Market Overview Since its initial drop of 200 points in late July, SPX has attempted two rallies of over 100-points each.  Both failed miserably with prices being shoved back down to the bottom of the large congestion band which has formed above 2820.  On Friday, SPX again reached  2835 minutes before the close, and started … Continued

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Correction Continues

Last week’s 800-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrials made it clear that we are in an extended, ongoing correction. Despite a strong rally at the end of the week which is most likely a counter-trend rally, we should not see the end of the corrective process until the middle of next month.  The fact … Continued

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More Weakness Ahead

After several weeks of distribution at its recent high, the bottom dropped out and was followed by a 200-point decline in the SPX in about a week’s time.  The decline found support at the bottom trend line of a bullish channel which started to form at the December 2018 low of 2346.  That, and a … Continued

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Market Turning Points – 2019-08-05

“It ain’t over till it’s over!”  IT’S OVER! My view was that for the last couple of weeks, the market was just hanging around waiting for a catalyst to put an end to its suffering!  Last week we got two!  The first was when the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter-point at Wednesday’s … Continued

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Market Turning Points 2019-07-28

Lately, the market trend has been reduced to a grinding move to new highs – or is it really “the market”?  Inspired by a new high in the Nasdaq 100, SPX made a new high this past week!  But the Dow did not!  And the NYSE composite – the broadest exchange of all – did … Continued

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Market Turning Points – 2019-07-21

Current Position of the Market SPX: Long-term trend – Finallong-term phase on the way?  How much longer, is the question. Intermediate trend – The continued strength has muddied the water and we may have to wait until August/September before the intermediate trend becomes more clear. Analysis of the short-term trend is done on a daily … Continued

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Market Turning Points – 2019-07-15

Current Position of the Market SPX: Long-term trend – Finallong-term phase on the way?  How much longer, is the question. Intermediate trend –  The continued strength has muddied the water and we may have to wait until August/September before the intermediate trend becomes more clear. Analysis of the short-term trend is done on a daily … Continued