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Weekend Report – April 13, 2019
This week was largely a consolidation period with most of the indices making marginal new highs in choppy trade. After a quick move down to 2881 on Monday morning, the SPX rallied to 2896 in the afternoon. Tuesday saw a gap down and the weekly low made in the afternoon at 2873. Price traded in range of 20 points on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the SPX gapped up and rose to 2911 on earnings and merger news. The SPX closed the week at 2906.
For the week, the SPX/Dow gained 0.3% and the NAS/NDX was up 0.6%.
On the economic front, we saw an uptick in the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, CPI, PPI and Core PPI. There were negative reports for factory orders, JOLTS – job openings, and the University of Michigan Sentiment Index.
Next week’s report will highlight the Empire State Manufacturing report, industrial production, capacity utilization, retail sales, Fed’s Beige Book, and Leading Indicators.
The ECRI Weekly Leading Index continues to improve to -0.7 (April 5th data).
LONG TERM: Uptrend
In the US, the long-term count remains unchanged with the Super Cycle SC2 low in March 2009. The Primary I high occurred in May 2015 and Primary II low in February 2016. Major wave 1 high occurred in October 2018 and Major wave 2 low in December 2018. Intermediate wave i of Major 3 is now underway.
MEDIUM TERM: Uptrend
We maintain our SPX wave count with the Minor 1 top at 2817 and Minor 2 bottom at 2722 with Minor 3 underway. As expected, Minor 3 is subdividing with Minute i at 2852 and Minute ii at 2785 with Minute iii underway. Minor 3 will extend higher to all time highs in the coming weeks.
We are counting the high at 2852 as Minute i and the low at 2785 as Minute ii. The rally off the Minute ii low also appears to be subdividing into Micro waves as shown on the 60-minute SPX chart with Micro 3 still underway.
Short term support is at 2900 and the pivots of 2884 and 2858. Resistance is at the 2929 and 2995 pivots. Negative divergences exist on daily SPX charts. SPX hourly was reset with drop on Tuesday, when RSI moved below 30.
Asian markets (using AAXJ as a proxy) were flat.
European markets (using FEZ as a proxy) were up 0.9%.
The DJ World index gained 0.4%, and the NYSE gained 0.3%.
Bonds are in an uptrend and were flat.
Crude oil remains in an uptrend and gained 0.8%.
Gold is in a downtrend and was flat.
Bitcoin is in an uptrend and gained 1.3%.
The USD is in a downtrend and lost 0.2%.