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LT wave for September 2020

Posted by Danny on September 1, 2020

Markets surged in August and even though a one-way market will often most wash cycles away our LT wave did fairly well.

ltwaveSep2020

Expected strength in the first week of August was followed by a sideways in the subsequent weak period. The market then burst to new all time highs during the next strong period. The final days were flat again.

September is supposed to start with weakness until around the 12th. Not all weak periods are gentle sideways and investors may become a bit overconfident after such an “easy summer”. So, I would be careful. The 3rd week of September is expected to be stronger and the final week is weak again.

Good luck.

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LT wave for August 2020

Posted by Danny on August 3, 2020

The LT wave did OK in July. The expected weak periods went mostly sideways, which is typical in bull moves. The peak of the month came right in the projected strong period on July 22. Here is the wave for August:

ltwaveAug2020

Strength in the first days of the month are again followed by a weak period until the 16th. Then another strong period with some very high peak values around the 21st. That would be the perfect timeframe for an S&P 500 top, but of course perfection rarely happens… The final week of August looks weak again.

Good luck.

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LT wave for July 2020

Posted by Danny on July 1, 2020

The LT wave had a mixed month in June. Here is the LT wave pattern for July with my review and comments for the coming month:

ltwaveJul2020

Expected weakness in the first week of June did not pan out and the market peaked on the jump-out peak value on the 10th. The next week saw downside action as indicated by the wave. Projected strength in the final 10 days of the month was slow to show up. More a directionless sideways..

For July the current LT strong period carries on until around the 8th. The middle of the month shows a significant dip. Around the 20th another strong period starts, with renewed weakness in the final days.

The usual caveats apply. Good luck in your trading.

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LT wave for June 2020

Posted by Danny on June 4, 2020

A couple of days later than normal, but better late than never.

Our LT wave had a mediocre month in May. Expected weakness until around the 20th was just a mild sideways and ended several days earlier than expected. The projected strong finish to the month did pan out nicely however.

Here is how the pattern continues into June:

ltwaveJun2020

Very similar to May. A projected weak period until the 20th, with a jump-out peak day on the 10th. The last 10 days of June are expected to be stronger.

Good luck.

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LT wave for May 2020

Posted by Danny on April 30, 2020

The LT wave did an almost perfect job in April. Here is the projected price pattern for May:

ltwaveMay2020

The expected strong period until the 14th of April gave us a cracking 300 point rally in the S&P 500, almost like printing money. The subsequent weak period until the 22nd was a sideways pause with a mild pullback. And the final stronger week produced another nice rally, which is still ongoing..

The strength continues into the first days of May, but next week an extended weaker period is projected to start. The blue line suggests a few stronger days around the 13th, but basically the weak period stretches until the 21st, when another strong period is suppose to start.

After a good month new readers are easily tempted to use those patterns in their trading, so I have to repeat again that this wave is experimental and last month’s performance guarantees nothing. I think it is always better to just observe a system over a longer period of many months or years and not start using it until you have enough experience on how it “works” and how it “fails”. Good luck.

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LT wave for Apr 2020

Posted by Danny on April 1, 2020

March was one of the most dramatic months ever for stocks. How did our LT wave hold up?

Weakness in the first week of the month came as expected, and how? The somewhat stronger 2nd week did not stop the ongoing decline, but it produced one of the biggest dead-cat-bounce days ever, with a nearly 10% climb on March 13. The crash continued until the 23rd, which was the final day of the second weak period. A 400 point rebound rally followed in the remaining strong days of the month, and the market has been going sideways since. Here we can see that price action as well as the project pattern for April:

ltwaveApr2020

We see some mild weakness in the first days of April, quickly followed by a strong period until the 14th. Weakness until the 22nd and the final week of the month looks stronger again.
A significant peak value is seen around April 8 (+/- 1 day). This could produce a strong up day or a first important peak after the Mar 23 low. But I can’t guarantee anything. As regular readers know, this LT wave is experimental, so don’t bet the farm on it.

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LT wave for March 2020

Posted by Danny on March 2, 2020

The LT wave did poorly in February. The climb in the early part of the month panned out well and the market went to new records. But the coronavirus panic in the final week washed out our wave cycle and we had a serious decline when some market was strength was expected.

Here is the projected pattern for March:

ltwaveMar2020

We have a weak period until around the 9th with a lowest value on the 7th. After that the values hover around the neutral line with some weaker days alternating with stronger days, but nothing outstanding. It’s hard to tell how this may pan out.

Maybe we will get a rather weak rebound from whatever lows are reached in this decline, and then a retest of the lows on the weak days that happen towards the end of March.

Good luck.

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LT wave for February 2020

Posted by Danny on February 3, 2020

The LT wave did fairly well in January. The month started slow with some downward pressure in the first week. The subsequent stronger period in the middle of January took the market to new record highs. Then weakness kicked in for the remainder of the month, giving back all its gains since January 1st.

Here is the LT wave pattern for February:

ltwaveFeb2020

Weakness in the first days, followed by a strong period until around the 15th. Then some mild weakness until the 21st, followed by strength until the end of February. Overall it looks pretty positive, but remember this method is experimental so don’t bet the farm on it.

Good luck.

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LT wave for January 2020

Posted by Danny on January 2, 2020

After a few weak months our LT wave seems to have kicked back into the proper gear. This is the projected price pattern for S&P 500 in January:

ltwaveJan2020

After expected weakness in early December the market flatlined a bit before bursting higher in the subsequent strong period. For January the wave suggests a weak period until around the 9th, followed by a stronger week. Weakness kicks in again after the 19th, only interrupted by a few strong days around the 25th.

Good luck and happy 2020s.

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LT wave for December 2019

Posted by Danny on December 2, 2019

The LT wave has not worked all that well in recent months. That pattern continued in November. In a one way market there is of course not much room for short term cycles to show up.

Here is what happened in November and the LT wave projection for December:

ltwaveDec2019

November started with a few unexpected strong up days and then stayed rather flat until the middle of the month. Expected weakness didn’t really show up. In the subsequent strong period the S&P pushed above the 3100 barrier and went on to reach 3150 in the final trading days.

For December the wave projects some mild weakness in the first days, followed by a rather neutral period until the 14th. The second half looks stronger again but a quick dip is projected around the 23rd. Whether that will mean something in the usually thin trading around xmas remains to be seen.

Good luck.

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