The Song Remains the Same

By: Joseph Russo | Mon, Jan 21, 2008
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Hauntingly Familiar
Here we are once again, suddenly embroiled amid a frenzy of financial crisis, and looming bail-out interventions.

The jury is still out as to whether or not this crisis will turn out to be "the big one" that will take down the entire house of cards.

Inevitably, the day will come when no form of economic stimulus or monetary policy interventions will be sufficient enough to provide remedy to the decades of sub-standard stewardship rendered by our elected officials.

Until such a day of reckoning arrives, we can not discount the possibility that the present cast of self-perceived masters-of-the-universe and their monopoly stronghold, which is rapidly fracturing, will prevail once again.

Following this week's short-term trading summary, we will provide a brief, big-picture overview of the broad market indices to see just how vulnerable they have become in the last three months.

Maintaining Resolve
Another such song that remains the same is the one we sing daily while interpreting the price-action landscape from a short-term trader's perspective.

Our analysis is purely a function of price-action, which in turn is continually reconciled against our longer-term wave counts and view of overall market structures.

Our proprietary work graphically deciphers the dynamic price-action landscape as it unfolds. We carefully draft the analysis to be free of bias, highlighting most, if not all of the pending and active trade-triggers telegraphed within a given price series.

Short-Term Trading Summary: Week ending 18-Jan.
From a counter-trend rally standpoint -- though we continue to anticipate and prepare for one, as of last week - no low was low enough from which to launch a sustainable counter-trend rally.

Coming into last week on the short-side with two successive sell-triggers, a pair of intervening stabs at a tradable low failed miserably.

Shortly thereafter, we were back on the right side of things with another sell-trigger elected on Wednesday.

Thursday provided additional justification to probe for a low. Following a modest rally attempt at the open on Friday, this effort also ended up failing.

Friday's failed rally-attempt allowed us a rare second chance to enter a previously triggered short-trade (circled) which we failed to identify in our prior days report.

All said and done, we took over 580 points from the Dow by week's end.

Below is graphic summary of this week's trade-triggers identified via Elliott Wave Technology's Near Term Outlook.

THE BROAD MARKET UPDATE (BIG PICTURE)
On a grand-scale, major equity indices have breached key-minor support levels in recent weeks. They are fast approaching a time frame in which a swift and forceful recovery must get underway in order to re-claim and salvage their fractured minor-degree up-trends.

Failure to do so in a timely fashion, accompanied by an acceleration of losses, risks engendering widespread recognition that a longer-term "trend change" to the downside has embedded itself in the minds of the majority of participants both large and small.

Should one have interest in receiving regular updates of our technical analysis for the long-term, and/or subscriber access to monitor our proprietary short-term market landscapes, we invite you to visit our web-site or blog page to obtain additional information.

The Near Term Outlook covers the short-term Dow, S&P, and NDX five-days-per-week, and issues near-term updates for the Dollar, Gold, Crude Oil, and the HUI two times per week.

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Joseph Russo

Author: Joseph Russo

Joseph Russo
Chief Editor and Technical Analyst
Elliott Wave Technology

Joseph Russo

Since the dot.com bubble, 911, and the 2002 market crash, Elliott Wave Technology's mission remains the delivery of valuable solutions-based services that empower clients to execute successful trading and investment decisions in all market environments.

Joe Russo is an entrepreneurial publisher and market analyst providing digital online media solutions designed to assist traders and investors in prudently and profitably navigating their exposure to the financial markets.

Since the official launch of his Elliott Wave Technology website in 2005, he has established an outstanding record of accomplishment, including but not limited to, ...

  • In 2005, he elicited a major long-term wealth producing nugget of guidance in suggesting strongly that members give serious consideration to apportioning 10%-20% of their net worth toward the physical acquisition of Gold (@ $400.) and Silver (@ $6.00).

  • In 2006, the (MTA) Market Technicians Association featured his article "Scaling Perceptions amid the Global Equity Boom" in their industry newsletter, "Technically Speaking."

  • On May 6 of 2007, five months prior to the market top in 2007, though still bullish at that time, he publicly warned long-term investors not to be fooled again, in "Bullish Like There's No Tomorrow."

  • On March 10 of 2008, with another 48% of downside remaining to the bottom of the great bear market of 2008-2009, in "V-for Vendetta," using the Wilshire 5000 as proxy, he publicly laid out the case for the depth and amplitude of the unfolding bear market, which marked terminal to a rather nice long-run in equity values.

  • Working extensively with EasyLanguage® programmer George Pruitt in 2010 and 2011, the author of "Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation," he assisted in the development of several proprietary trading systems.

  • On February 11, 2011, he publicly made available his call for a key bottom in the long bond at 117 '3/32. Within a year and half from his call, the long bond rallied in excess of 30% to new all time highs in July of 2012.

  • For the benefit of members and his general readership, he responded to widespread levels of economic and financial uncertainty in the development of Prudent Measures in 2012.

  • He publicly warned of a major top in Apple on October 26, 2012 in the very early stages of a 40% decline from its all time high.

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