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What’s in store for May

Posted by Danny on May 1, 2014

Every new month is a good opportunity to check out some monthly charts and key reversal levels. It helps to keep a proper long term perspective.

Let’s start with the LT wave chart for May (click for larger image):

ltwavemay2014

The LT wave chart for April did a fairly decent job. The month started strong as expected and was followed by a correction and a rebound in the last week.
For May we have a rather mixed picture. The LT wave peaks in the first days of the month and then a period with up and down swings. This doesn’t mean the month will be flat. I would look for highs and lows based on the blue line. This could be a series of higher highs and lows, or lower highs and lows. Don’t expect perfection. The LT wave gives good indications more than half of the time, but there are also stretches of poor performance, just like with every other system of cycle.

We have also updated our monthly key reversal levels for May 2014. Note: these monthly key reversal are only for long term market orientation. Try to invest mainly in the stronger markets (dark green) and take (partial) profits in markets that go to light green. Speculative buying can be done in the markets that switch from bearish (red) to mildly bearish (pink). A very patient long term investor can do well based on these monthly keys only, but for more optimal entry and exit points the weekly and daily key reversals can be used. We post them here on the blog and through twitter every week/day.

Monthly Current Mode Key (M) MoM (M) Months % Ch.
Nasdaq 4,114.56 3,491.54 8.95 53 90.29
S&P 500 1,883.95 1,592.25 8.29 27 43.54
Nikkei 14,304.11 12,910.63 6.37 16 34.89
FTSE 100 6,780.00 6,249.30 2.67 17 15.57
DAX 9,603.23 8,092.59 7.49 26 40.56
Bonds (TLT) 111.10 111.70 -1.61 10 3.47
Gold (spot) 1,291.36 1,434.87 -3.59 12 -12.53
$EURUSD 1.3865 1.3200 2.67 7 2.51
Oil (CL) 99.74 94.30 0.82 2 -3.17

(Legend: Mode: green = bullish, pale green = weak bullish – may have peaked, red = bearish, pink = mildly bearish – may have bottomed | Key: key reversal level | for more details about these key levels, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/key-reversal-levels/

Comments:

* Monthly MoM is turning up again for the S&P 500. Bull markets do not give up easily. Most major markets remain well above their monthly key levels, so they are not even close to turning bearish. But a lengthy period of sideways action is still likely for these indexes.

* Bonds are coming very close to their monthly key reversal level. Can they turn bullish? It will take a monthly close above 111.70 for TLT

 

Monthly key reversal levels for other world markets:

Monthly Current Mode Key (M) MoM (M) Months % Ch
Australia (AORD) 5,470.80 4,899.12 4.50 18 20.62
Brazil (BOVESPA) 51,627.00 54,198.10 -1.98 23 -5.25
Canada (TSX) 14,651.90 12,943.83 5.79 15 15.00
China (SSEC) 2,026.36 2,242.97 -1.35 47 -21.39
Dow Jones Industrials 16,580.84 14,567.30 6.32 30 38.73
France (CAC40) 4,487.39 3,845.19 5.01 16 21.19
Gold stocks (XAU) 92.26 131.06 -3.85 28 -49.02
Hong Kong (HSI) 22,133.97 21,422.44 0.72 18 2.60
India (SENSEX) 22,417.80 19,094.91 4.52 19 19.34
Indonesia (JCI) 4,840.15 4,188.19 0.60 58 138.80
Italy (MIB) 21,783.38 17,399.58 5.89 7 24.61
Malaysia (KLCI) 1,871.52 1,684.89 5.02 57 59.29
Mexico (IPC) 40,711.56 41,794.88 -0.93 2 4.98
Russell 2000 1,126.86 986.25 8.03 27 41.39
Russia (RSX) 22.71 27.52 -1.17 3 -9.38
Singapore (STI) 3,264.71 3,042.42 -0.30 0 0.00
South Africa (JOHA) 48,870.10 39,584.26 8.48 54 85.39
South Korea (KOSPI) 1,961.79 1,901.20 0.37 7 -1.79
Spain (IBEX35) 10,459.00 8,709.06 5.56 7 13.96
Switzerland (SMI) 8,476.70 7,400.57 5.89 21 32.46
Turkey (TUR) 53.21 57.35 -3.81 8 7.28
Vietnam (VNM) 20.08 18.22 2.82 3 -3.83
World (MSCI) 1,687.74 1,431.62 7.44 27 36.03

(Legend: Mode: green = bullish, pale green = weak bullish – may have peaked, red = bearish, pink = mildly bearish – may have bottomed | Key: key reversal level | for more details about these key levels, see: https://lunatictrader.wordpress.com/key-reversal-levels/

Comments:

* Singapore is turning bullish.

* Monthly MoM is turning up for Brazil, France, Malaysia and Turkey.

* China, Mexico and Russia are the only markets that continue to be fully bearish.

 

Good luck,
Danny

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