The broader indexes performed in line with expectations with the finishing touches put on the initial leg up off of Thursday’s lows being completed early in the session. Yesterday I updated the upside potential and provided Fibonacci resistance levels covering the entire declines, (thus far), off of the post FED highs to last Thursday’s lows. The rallies off the lows have now formed Elliott 5 wave advances, which tells us a great of what we can likely expect for the balance of this week and likely into next week as well. First the DJIA, SPX, and NDX are closely following the same patterns. All three put in 5-wave advances off of Thursday’s lows and are now tracing out the expected A-B-C declines, where waves A and C are declines separated by an intervening rally labeled wave B. Today’s charts show the progress thus far of the rallies, (bounces) and also include the progress of what should ultimately be a smaller intervening decline. Support for the remaining decline should be held between 1944.50 and 1938.25 for the ES, 16805 and 16754 for the YM, and 3984 and 3970 for the NQ.
If these support zones hold expectations would be for an additional 5-wave rally to begin with the most common relationship between the two rallies being that they are equal in length. Thus we can begin to estimate the potential for an additional rally reaching the 1991 area in the ES, 17,185 area for the YM and 4082.75 in the NQ. These levels would be refined as the intervening declines complete and the subsequent rallies begin.
The U.S. dollar also began to retreat after the recent strong rally. Monday saw the Euro gain over 150 pips before drifting back slightly into the close. This provided a strong upward push for gold as well, with the metal $26 off of the overnight lows just above $1183. The treasuries also received another boost from the dollar weakness, which was expected. The extent of the rally, though may be limited to below 140 on the 30-year bond.
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