Weekend Report

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Hope all is well. A few notes before the Weekend Report.

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Thanks to the OEW Group for providing this weekend report!

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.



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%.

CHARTS: https://stockcharts.com/public/1269446/tenpp

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389 Responses to Weekend Report

  1. fotis2 says:

    USD/JPY nice example of IHS targets 114 stops 110.8


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  2. J.Wenger says:

    Thanks Christine & the OEW Group…the uptrend rolls on. Has put a price target/timing for Major 3 out there (blog not the forums)? Like last week, I thought I remember seeing one, but haven’t been able to find it….might not be going back far enough.

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  3. emuntrader says:

    It is possible that we extend upward. Currently, $SPX has touched the uptrend line 7 times of what appears to be an Ending Diagonal (Strong Trend line). if we start to accelerate to the upside we could be in for a nice rally. Other than that, current market patterns lead me to be overly cautious here. I also found a crab pattern within the ED formation that would explain the 2910 pause. Crab patterns tend to have a 31.2 to 61.8 retracement.

    I will be out of town next week on business, so I am not sure if I will be able to post again.

    Good Luck to everybody’s trading.

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  4. torehund says:

    Monthly spx macd lines are hocking, happy spring for holders.
    Thanks to Christine and the OEW group 🙂

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  5. xEVAx says:

    I suppose this is bullish….

    If the Fed had done its job properly, which it has not, the Stock Market would have been up 5000 to 10,000 additional points, and GDP would have been well over 4% instead of 3%…with almost no inflation. Quantitative tightening was a killer, should have done the exact opposite!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019


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    • M Wags says:


      Especially coming from a guy that said that rates were too LOW under Janet Yellen.

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    • Trump is talking his “book”, and hoping for another four years to do something more significant.

      Fact is, U.S. direct national debt at over $20Trilllion, is like a massive sea anchor on the economy.
      Doesn’t matter who, it could be Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai with the tablets for economic growth. Can’t do what was done before, in the 80’s and earlier.

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    • fionamargaret says:

      …and why not, the rich get richer….but wait…. housing becomes even more unaffordable, and this disparity will foment even more social unrest.
      What does it do to one’s soul coming from a well-paying job, stock options etc while turning away from the homeless living in tent cities.
      Is this America?

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      • fionamargaret says:

        …and while I am on my high horse, there is no High Street anymore, nowhere to walk under shaded trees…folks who spent their lifetimes building up businesses, gone, replaced by boarded up shop fronts.
        Where is the sense of community.
        And where did all the refugees come from. From war-torn parts of the world we surely had a hand in……


      • torehund says:

        Gravity will make housing affordable, according to Armsdtrong housing will decline until 2033. Long cycles up and long cycles down. A little early for SRS short real estate but its getting closer to prime time…

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  6. gtoptions says:

    Thanks Christine & OEW Group
    SPX ~ Weekly Trade Targets ~ MR3/YR2 @ 2944/2965 ~ https://www.tradingview.com/x/Y3JWAxmE/
    SPX ~ Testing YTFZ ~ Breakout Target ~ YR3 @ 3192 ~ https://www.tradingview.com/x/6Jb5cKUQ/

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  7. Thanks everyone!


  8. capi25 says:

    Hi Christine, I am a silent reader of this blog since a long time
    I like your rating system. It’s help to give credibility to each post and in the same time will discouraged the bad one.

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  9. fxaprendiz says:

    Not wanting to sound mean to the OEW team and other current bulls, but with so many nested 3s in your charts, shouldn’t SPX be exploding up? At the very least the upward slope should be getting steeper.
    Just the opposite is happening, the SPX is slowing its advance and each points gain is now being achieved with greater effort.
    Just a bit of a reality check.

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    • phil1247 says:

      disagree my friend …
      see the daily chart of SPX on my blog
      upward acceleration is in progress ..
      (call it 3 of 3 or whatever you like)
      we traded all day friday above the trendline across tops
      daily stochastics are embedded
      a push above 2915 spx will be extension of extension
      which could lead to panic buying
      all the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place
      if i am wrong .
      .. it is because i have not been bullish enough

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    • elmer510 says:

      I think it’s a special situation when you have a strong Minor 1 after the big decline in December. Remember Minor 3 doesn’t have to be the strongest wave, but not the weakest wave. As I wrote before Minor 3 is subdividing and so far we don’t know high it will go.
      Intermediate 1 has risen more than 20%, which is really good. We can expect new ATH in this IM 1.

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  10. Grey Waver says:

    While the 4/9 retracement was indeed shallow, I could see a 3-3-5 flat (basis ES) into the 4/9 low. I am calling this micro 4, and see us currently in 3 of micro 5 (of iii), with a conservative target (no extended waves within micro 5) of around 2927 +/-. Comments welcome.

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