I would like to start this Weekend Report by looking at the HUI:SPX ratio chart I posted late Friday night that shows a time objective out to October of this year. If both the time and price elements play out according to this ratio chart then the HUI should be close to a major bottom making a round trip from bull market to bear market and back to a bull market again against the SPX. There doesn’t have to be a V bottom as good bottoms take time to build out. Next I would like to show you a slightly different way to use these rectangles to show a price and time objectives. These rectangles measures each impulse leg with a halfway pattern in the middle. Sometimes they can work out extremely well but the main point to take away from these charts is it gives you a place to start looking for the move to end. Below is a weekly chart for the COMPQ that showed you where to begin looking for a top during the tech bubble in 2000. This was an extremely bullish setup as the halfway pattern was a bullish rising flag. The red rectangles measures each leg of the final blow phase in that bull market. Below is a monthly chart for the INDU which shows a similar setup to the chart above but this time it was the rally phase off of the 2003 crash low. As you can see the INDU formed a blue bullish rising wedge as its halfway pattern that gave me a place to look for a top of some kind to start forming in 2007 as shown by the red rectangles that are exactly the same size. As you know that top ended up being the top that led to the 2008 – 2009 crash low. The next chart that shows how these rectangles can measure time and price is the weekly chart for silver that shows the parabolic move to its bull market high in April of 2011. Here you can see how the 2 blue rectangles measured each half of the impulse move up separated by the red bullish rising flag. Again it gave me a place to start looking a for some kind of top to begin forming. I also used the BO to BO method which came in just a tad higher at 47.65 or so. Time wise it showed April as the month for the high. Now I would like to come full circle and put this technique into practice by looking at a long term weekly chart for gold in log scale. If you recall the HUI:SPX ratio chart showed a bottom in October of this year. The time and price rectangles on the COMPQ and INDU showed each half of their impulse move up was separated by a bullish rising flag and wedge, respectively, which told us the move was very strong. Gold has yet to break down out of its possible bearish falling wedge but until gold can trade back above the 1305 area a bearish falling wedge is what I”m labeling this chart pattern with the last reversal point being at 1305. The black rectangles measures each half of the impulse move down as shown by the blue arrows. The lower black rectangle shows us a price objective down to the 850 area that should occur sometime in October of this year. If the bearish falling wedge breaks out close to where I have it labeled the BO to BO method would also give us a price target down to the 850 area. Just to give you an idea of where I think we’re at look at the top blue arrow at 1800 and count down about 5 weeks or so. There is still a lot of work gold has to do to reach it price objective but if the 1305 is the last reversal point in the falling wedge then we are in about as close to the high as you can get. It’s now all about watching the price action to make sure nothing important has changed. Lets now take a weekly look at silver again this time going back to 2007 which shows a H&S consolidation pattern similar to the one gold formed back then which launched its final parabolic run. On the left hand side of the chart you can see the H&S bottom with the right shoulder being the blue bullish rising wedge. The H&S called for a price objective up to the 45.34 area which coincides pretty close to the red rectangles price and time objectives with the red bullish rising flag forming at the halfway point. You may have noticed that once these time and price rectangle patterns complete there is usually a big trend reversal that takes place. This is a very important clue to know in advance as we should be able take advantage of the situation as we see the price entering into the price objective. Silver has been leading to the downside as it broke out of its blue triangle halfway pattern last September and had a backtest move that ended about 5 weeks ago. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out as it is so far ahead of gold and the PM stocks. Now lets focus in on the GDXJ and some of the different chart patterns I’ve been showing starting with this 2 hour chart that shows the double H&S top and the brown shaded area I showed as a possible bull trap between the neckline symmetry rail and just above NL1. This possible H&S top is starting to become pretty unbalanced so the price action needs to break below NL2 and get the show on the road. Below is another 2 hour chart pattern that shows the 5 point blue bearish expanding rising wedge. Below is a daily chart I posted a week or so ago that shows how similar the two tops are as shown by the red circles. These patterns don’t have to play out exactly but you can see what happened to the higher topping pattern after it broke below the horizontal support line. About 2 weeks later there was a backtest to the underside which would have scared off most folks invested in JDST. The GDXJ is currently sitting on the black dashed S&R line which it needs to break to the downside so we can move on to the next leg lower. Also you can see I’ve labeled the rally off of the November low as an expanding triangle which is different from the big cap PM stock indexes as they show a clear double bottom. This tells me the GDXJ has been weaker than the big caps and will probably make a lower low first. We shall see. The next daily chart for GDXJ shows our two double H&S tops and the blue expanding triangle. If the blue expanding triangle plays out as a halfway pattern to the downside then GDXJ should see some type of bottom in May of this year around the 14.70 area where it could start to build out another small consolidation pattern. Again there is a lot of work to be done by GDXJ to get this next impulse move going but the pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together. First we need to see the lower neckline broken to the downside. For longer term subscribers you may recall buying a bunch of JDST just before the neckline gave way on the higher H&S top. We did get whipsawed on the backtest but we got right back in again and rode that impulse move down. This last chart for the GDXJ is a weekly look where I took the liberties to change the lower consolidation pattern that started to form in 2013. I have shown you many times in the past how a chart pattern can have what I call a false symmetry breakout of the top and bottom rails. Here you can see the two red circles, one on top and the other below, which if you erase them you would get a very symmetrical 6 point rectangle consolidation pattern. As you can see the rally off of the November low has fallen just shy of reaching the bottom rail, of what I’m labeling as a 6 point rectangle consolidation pattern for now, as the backtest. If the rectangle plays out as a halfway pattern to the downside you can see the brown shaded area at the bottom of the chart that has two price objectives using the impulse method, blue arrows, and the breakout to breakout method. Interesting times. Next I would like to show you some of the different stock markets as many are breaking out to new all time highs. The first one is a daily chart of the COMPQ that shows the blue rectangle consolidation pattern that broke to the upside seven days ago with a breakout gap and no backtest so far. You can see I have two price objectives at the top of the chart. The blue one is how I would measure the blue rectangle has a halfway pattern as shown by the blue arrows. The lower black price objective is its all time highs made back in 2000. Normally when you see such an important high like this a stock will initially find resistance at the old high. Even in a strong market there will be a lot of sellers at that point. This should be a good guide to take some profits off the table. Hopefully we may see a small consolidation pattern form just below the all time high at 5132 before the COMPQ breaks out to new all time highs. Below is a monthly chart for the COMPQ that shows you where the old all time high at 5132 comes into play. Even though I think the COMPQ is going to rally much higher we just have to overcome the old high and get it behind us. Actually most of the other stock market indexes are all ready breaking out to new all time highs. The NDX 100 shows an interesting price objective up to the 4808 area which is the old all time high for this index of the 100 biggest tech stocks. Below is the monthly chart for the NDX 100 which shows where the old high comes into play at 4816. The daily chart for the RUT 2000 shows it breaking out above the top rail of the massive blue expanding triangle. I just tweaked the top rail a bit. Note the spike high just before the top rail was touched 2 weeks ago and sold off. That’s is typical on the initial hit. After the backtest to the top rail of the blue rectangle it then rallied up and through the top rail of the expanding triangle. Note the last bar on this chart which I’m now labeling as the backtest to the top rail of the blue expanding triangle. Until the weakness last Friday morning I had the top rail just a bit higher but seeing the low on Friday shows me where to the backtest actually occurred. We shall see if this is the correct position now for the top rail on any further backtesting. The weekly chart shows you just how important this year long expanding triangle is to the bigger picture. This is what a bull market looks like. The daily chart for the SOX index shows it breaking out of an expanding bull flag. A backtest would come at the top rail around the 690 area. The monthly chart for the SOX shows its now trading at new multi year high going all the way back to the early 2000’s. I think this is going to be a sector that is going to play catchup with the other tech indexes. This should bring everyone up to speed on the PM complex and the US Stock Markets. There are a lot of positive things happening right now if you’re long the stock markets and short the PM complex. Nothing goes straight up or down. It’s usually two steps forward and one step backward until you get where you’re going. A longer term time horizon is best suited for most investors even though the short term swings can catch us off guard sometimes. For those members who are working on the mechanical trading system keep up the good work. Perseverance will pay off in the end. As Sir Fully likes to say, all for one and one for all, for all the knights and ladies of the roundtable. All the best…Rambus
So far this week the PM complex has come under some selling pressure and is testing some very important support and resistance lines. Is this the start of the long awaited impulse move down to new lows for this sector? Lets look at some charts and see where we are in the short to longer term perspective.
The first chart tonight is a daily look at gold that shows a triangle reversal pattern that formed at the last high. This is not a textbook example of a triangle reversal pattern but when you look at the price action it makes sense. Note the big long bar that was made four days ago when gold broke below the bottom rail and the increase in volume. When I see a big long bar or a gap of an important trendline I always take notice as one or both of these events can take place during a breakout. On the very short term the 5 ema crossed below the 8 ema just before the breakout. This chart also shows the PSAR has been on a sell signal for several weeks now.
This longer term daily chart for gold shows several chart patterns we’ve been following for clues to help guide us through this correction within the bear market. The first pattern is the blue bearish expanding rising wedge which so far is THE consolidation pattern for this counter trend rally off of the November low. Gold still has to break below the bottom rail to confirm this pattern. The second formation we’ve been following is the possible inverse H&S bottom which maybe negated today. We still need a few more days to see if the neckline can hold support or not. Also today gold closed below the 50 dma for the first time in awhile.
Lets look at gold from a slightly different perspective by looking a a daily line chart. There are several important clues to watch for. The line chart shows the price action is much closer to the bottom rail of the blue expanding rising wedge which will most likely show the breakout before the bar chart. Next notice how the apex worked as resistance on this last rally up to the 1300 area. I’ve shown you many instances where the apex of a triangle can be strong support or resistance depending on which way the price action is moving. All the energy from the top and bottom trendlines is focused out into the apex so it becomes very important to watch the price action for either an end around the apex move or to see if it work as support or resistance. The last bit of information on this chart shows how the brown shaded support and resistance zone, between 1240 and 1250, has reversed its role several times. Gold is now trading between support, bottom blue rail of the expanding rising wedge and overhead resistance at the brown shaded S&R zone.
This next chart for gold we’ve been following shows the four most important daily moving averages of which today’s price action finally closed below the 50 dma. It’s not earth shattering but it’s nice to see gold trading below all the moving averages again.
This next chart for gold shows the big 19 month trading range that has taken on the shape of a falling wedge. Last week I showed you how I tweaked the top rail to touch the last reversal point at 1305 which is now my line in the sand. You can see how the 1240 area has been reversing its role from support to resistance several times in the last eight months or so. Gold still has a lot of work to do yet to complete this consolidation pattern but it’s working in the right direction. With 19 months under its belt, time wise, this pattern could very well be mature. A break of the bottom blue rail will confirm the completion of this big consolidation pattern.
Last week I showed you this updated weekly gold chart that shows the parallel downtrend channel with our 19 month falling wedge consolidation pattern. Note the first impulse move down out of the blue rectangle labeled with the blue arrows with a number one. That first impulse move down started at 1800 and declined all the way down to 1150 or so. Until something changes I’m viewing our most recent high at 1305 as the start of the second impulse move down that has the price objectives down at the bottom of the chart. If you study that first impulse move down you will see it had a sharp decline followed buy about six weeks of sideways price action. You need to mentally prepare yourself for this type of price action once we have confirmation that we are in the second impulse move down that very well may mark the end this bear market.
This next chart is a combo chart with gold on top and silver on the bottom. The thin red dashed vertical lines shows how a top comes in when the RSI gets up between 70 and 80 since the bear market began in 2011. It’s easy to see how much weaker silver has been compared to gold as silver broke down below its bottom rail last September and has just completed a backtest.
Lets look at one last chart for gold that shows a possible more bullish outcome than the weekly chart above. This monthly chart shows the three seven month time cycles that have governed gold since the bull market began in 2001. The red circle shows how gold backtested the bottom blue rail of the expanding rising wedge in January of this year. So far the month of February shows gold declining from that backtest last month which tells us that bottom rail is still hot. The more bullish outcome would be if gold only corrects back down to the bottom rail of the blue expanding falling wedge. Time wise gold is going to have to start a near vertical move down if the March time frame is still in play which would bring gold down to the 890 area or the bottom rail of the blue expanding falling wedge.
Now lets look at the HUI as a proxy for the rest of the PM stock indexes. Below is a 2 hour chart that shows we finally got a little conformation that the possible 5 point triangle we’ve been following has finally broken below the bottom rail this week accompanied by a small gap.
The daily chart shows the 5 point blue triangle reversal pattern that broke below the bottom rail on Tuesday of this week with a little follow through today. It’s still possible we get a backtest to the underside of the bottom rail at 195 or so.
All four horsemen have crossed strongly to the downside now.
Below is a daily line chart that shows the 3 point double bottom that led to the most recent rally phase off of the November low. Note the little multi top that formed over the last several weeks that is actually the triangle on the bar chart. This is just a different perspective.
In the past I’ve shown you how gold, silver and the PM stock indexes can top out and bottom out fairly close together. They also tend to make similar chart patterns. On the second chart of this post I showed you how gold has been building out a potential bearish expanding rising wedge. We maybe seeing the same pattern forming on the HUI as shown by the chart below. The pieces of the puzzle are stating to come together. These types of patterns are extremely difficult to spot in real time but if you can spot one early enough they can be very rewarding. I think gold is giving us a big clue.
I still view this next chart as the most important chart for the PM stock indexes. Below is a weekly look at the HUI’s downtrend channel we’ve been following since the price objective of the double bottom was hit at 212 which also coincides with the top rail of the downtrend channel. Note how similar our current setup is to the one that occurred back in late 2012 and 2013. Back in 2012 the HUI built out a small double bottom which is almost exactly the same size as our current double bottom. The important area of support back in 2013 was the neckline of the massive H&S top. Our current major support line would be the 2008 low where the HUI built its double bottom off of. We could very well be at the same point as the blue arrow at the top of the chart, as in, you are here.
I would like to quickly update a few charts from this weekends report. The first chart is the daily look at the CRB index that is still building out a possible inverse H&S bottom. Until the price action can break above the neckline it’s just a potential inverse H&s bottom.
The daily oil chart shows it’s still working on a potential right shoulder.
The GASO chart shows it to is still working on a potential right shoulder.
SCO is a 3 X short oil etf that is testing the neckline symmetry rail. Again the neckline has to be broken to the downside to complete this possible H&S top. All the best…Rambus
Tonight I would like to look at the precious metals complex and see how things are moving along. Consolidating would be an understatement. The PM complex has been in a very large consolidation pattern going all the way back to the June 2012 low where the HUI, GLD and SLV all bottomed together. From that low all three have been chopping in a falling type pattern making lower lows and lower highs. The combo chart below shows the three distinct but slightly different 18 month consolidation patterns starting at the June of 2013 low. The top chart shows the HUI that has yet to put in a 6th reversal point in it’s big consolidation pattern. It doesn’t have to have a 6th reversal point as it already has enough but if it does the top rail would come in around the 240 area. If you look at the last four weekly bars you can see the closing price for each week are very close to each other meaning there has been very little headway being made either up or down aggravating the bulls and bears alike. Also the 18 month consolidation pattern is expanding unlike GLD which is falling and contracting and SLV which has a triangle. The GLD chart in the middle shows the price action touching the top rail completing the last reversal point number six and falling away. SLV on the bottom chart has been clearly the weakest of the three as it broke out of its triangle in September of last year. Three weeks ago SLV paid a visit to the bottom rail of its triangle as a backtest and is falling away. So we have the HUI in no mans land right now with GLD finding resistance at the top rail of its falling wedge and SLV finding resistance at the bottom rail of its triangle consolidation pattern during the backtest three weeks ago. This combo chart gives you a good overview of where we’re at and where we’ve been. Now I would like to do an in depth report on the HUI starting with the 2 hour chart, in linear scale, and focus on what we have in place at the moment. The first chart pattern is the double bottom that started to form in November of last year with the second bottom coming in late December. I’ve measured the double bottom price objective using the black arrows. Just measure the distance of the first two black arrows and add that distance to the breakout point on the double bottom which gives us a price target to 212 which the HUI has achieved. Since the first reversal point the HUI has been chopping out the blue triangle. At this point we still don’t know if it’s going to be a consolidation pattern to the upside or a 5 point reversal triangle to the downside. If the HUI breaks out to the upside then I would have to view the blue triangle as a consolidation pattern which would be a halfway pattern. To get the price objective we would measure the distance from the breakout from the double bottom trendline to the first reversal point in the blue triangle. We then take that distance and add it to the breakout of the blue triangle which would give us a price objective up to the 238 area or the top of the falling expanding wedge I showed you on the combo chart above. If that is what the markets want to give us then we’ll take it but first we have to see the breakout of the blue triangle. The four horsemen are still all crossed to the downside. If the HUI is going to get to the 240 area then it has some overhead resistance it’s going to have to deal with first. Below is a weekly chart for the HUI that shows some fanlines made off the 2008 crash low. The HUI is currently testing fanline #4 with the bottom rail of the blue triangle just overhead at 220. The red circles shows where the backtests took place in the past which is common with fanlines. Now I would like to show you some fanlines that began at the 2000 bear market low. Fanline #1 showed up when the 2008 H&S top broke down. Fanline #2 came into play when the massive H&S top gave way in 2011. Fanline #3 gave way last September when the blue triangle broke down. A backtest to the underside of fanline #3 would come in around the 220 area, green circles. Below is another weekly chart for the HUI that shows a downtrend channel that the HUI is currently testing from below. Below is a slightly different look at the downtrend channel that I originally showed you about 4 or 5 months or so ago. It’s what they call a double downtrend channel where you have an outside trendline, dashed, on both sides of the main downtrend channel. As you can see the HUI is now in its third week of testing the outer black dashed trendline from below. The higher pink shaded area shows the first impulse move down in time and price. I’ve added the lower pink shaded area, which is exactly the same size as the higher one, that may show us where to look for the ultimate low in November of this year. Now I would like to show you some long term charts so you can see where the HUI has been and where it may go in the future. This next chart for the HUI shows its entire history going all the way back to 1995. Note the huge bottom that formed in the late 1990’s that gave the HUI the energy to have a 10 year bull market. You can see the smaller blue triangle consolidation patterns that formed during the bull market years. Next you can see the beautiful and symmetrical H&S top that reversed the 10 year bull market that has led to our most recent low. Note how much different the chart looks when you compare the left side bull market years to the right side bear market years. Below is a monthly candlestick chart that shows you when you’re in an impulse move either up or down. When you see a string of white candle, all in a row, you know your in an impulse move up and when you see a string of black candle you know your in an impulse move down. When you see a mixture of black and white candle you know your probably in a consolidation zone as the present picture shows. Lets look at one last long term monthly chart for the HUI that shows the bull market took on the shape of a rising wedge. Note the breakout in April of 2013 that took out the neckline of the massive H&S top and also took out the bottom rail of the rising wedge in one big long bar. That’s been almost two years ago already. There is little doubt that we’re in a bear market it’s just that these consolidation and backtesting phases can be long drawn out affairs. As you can see during the bull market years the same thing happened going up. A bull market is much easier to trade because one can hold on to your stocks if you didn’t catch the exact low, which nobody does, and wait for the next leg up to get you back in the game. So we wait for further clues to help guide us in this never ending quest to slay the PM Dragon . All the best…Rambus
Five days ago silver broke out of an inverse H&S bottom that has temporarily reversed the downtrend. I measured the more conservative price objective using the higher low instead of the Swiss spike low which comes in around the 19.80 area on the log chart. It will be interesting to see if the Swiss spike low will be the ultimate low for the bear market or just a short to intermediate low. Sometimes big trends can end with one last shake out of the weak hands similar to the Swiss spike low.
Below is a two year chart for silver that shows its big triangle consolidation pattern that did a little morphing before it finally broke down in September of last year as shown by the red circles. Since the breakout silver has built out an inverse H&S bottom and is now in rally mode. As you can see on the chart below silver is approaching two very important trendlines from the big blue triangle consolidation pattern. The price objective of that inverse H&S bottom comes in around the 19.50 area which is slightly above the apex. One thing we need to keep in mind is that the inverse H&S bottom is a reversal pattern that can reverse a downtrend. It’s way too early yet to think about a reversal of the bear market but if silver can ever trade above the apex of the blue triangle that would be the first step in the right direction.
This long term weekly chart for silver shows it bouncing off of the next lower support line at 14.65 with the Swiss spike low. Now it’s entering into the brown shaded support and resistance zone which is just over head. Bottom line is silver has to have more buyers than sellers to overcome which looks like strong resistance overhead.
This next long term weekly chart for silver shows the parabolic rally phase into the April 2011 top which ended the bull market. From the bull market top silver has been trading in a parallel down trend channel for almost four years now which is a pretty lengthy move in one direction. Again it’s up to the bulls to reverse this downtrend channel in a similar fashion to the way they did back in 2008 crash low. You can see the price objective to the 50 area in 2011 using two different patterns. The inverse H&S bottom had a price target up to 45.75 and the red expanding triangle halfway pattern had a price objective up to 50. Impulse moves like that are mush easier to trade than these big 18 month consolidation patterns.
This last chart for silver is a 40 year look that shows its bull market top in 1980 and the decline that followed and the long drawn out sideways trading range that went on for many years. There is actually some very nice symmetry on the left and right side of the chart as shown by the big necklines. We’ve been following a potential very large H&S top where the price action broke below the neckline about six months ago. It’s now attempting to backtest the neckline to the 19.60 area which will be critical resistance. At least you have some perspective of where silver was in the past and how it relates to the present which is important to know.
In the Weekend Report we’ll take a good hard look at some of the Kamikaze stocks to try and gain some insight on what is taking place right now with these volatile stocks. All the best…Rambus
I believe today marked a breakout on the PM stock indexes and Gold which have different reversal patterns. Below is the combo chart we’ve been following that has the HUI on top and GLD on the bottom. As you can see the HUI broke above its double bottom trendline today while GLD broke above its neckline. Both reversal patterns have a price objective back up to the top rails of their 18 month consolidation patterns. I’m still viewing this rally off of the November low as a counter trend rally within the bear market. Instead of having just four reversal points it looks like we’ll see at least six to complete their respective consolidation patterns. A serious break above the top rail of the 18 month consolidation would then call into question the validity of the bear market.
Below is a weekly chart for GDM that shows its 18 month blue bearish expanding falling wedge. The double bottom has a price objective up to the 700 area which coincides with the top rail. Our line in the sand is now the double bottom trendline. Above is bullish and below is bearish. Note the price action at reversal point #4. If you recall we went short on the breakout of that black dashed horizontal trendline using JDST and DUST. You can see the string of black candles that accompanied that decline. This week is just getting started but we have two white candles in place so far.
Lets now look under the Hood to see what is running these indexes starting with one of the big ones ABX. The monthly chart shows where the neckline extension rail may come into play if we get this counter trend rally to the upside.
The weekly chart for GG shows it trying to breakout from a small double bottom. It could backtest the bottom rail of the blue bearish rising wedge again.
NEM is another big cap PM stocks that is breaking out above a small double bottom.
It looks like FCX is in the process of backtesting the neckline from an unbalanced H&S top.
EXK looks like it to is in the process of backtesting its potential multi year neckline.
AEM is showing some strength after breaking out from its double bottom and is now breaking above the bottom blue rail of a 6 point expanding bear flag.
ASA is showing some strength by closing back above the bottom rail of a well defined rectangle.
IAG hit the bottom rail of its blue rectangle but sold off on the initial hit. One to keep an eye on.
NGD is attempting to backtest its multi year neckline.
PAAS is showing a potential small double bottom within the major downtrend channel.
SA is still chopping around in a big one year loose rectangle.
ELD.TO is trading inside the blue triangle which is located just below the big neckline.
HL is still chopping around below its big H&S neckline.
GFI is showing some relative strength by breaking above its double bottom trendline.
HMY is another South African producer that is looking strong on a relative basis.
FNV is still trading below the bottom rail of the huge rising channel. Maybe it will backtest the bottom black rail again for the 5th time if the PM stock remain buoyant.
RGLD is still chopping around inside a rising wedge creating a possible 5th reversal point.
SLW is trading back inside the blue triangle which is part of a bigger consolidation pattern an expanding falling wedge.
I’ll keep a close eye on these stocks and others for clues to see how high they may move. Right now it’s still a mixed bag with some looking more bullish than others. The top rail of the expanding falling wedge, on the GDM chart above, will tell the tale if or when we get there. All the best…Rambus
Tonight I would like to touch on several different areas in regards to our trades we have going right now. First lets look at the INDU and some of the reasons I went short yesterday. The daily chart shows a rising wedge in which the price action closed below the bottom rail yesterday. Today’s bounce was a little stronger than what I was hoping for closing above the bottom rail of the falling wedge. There is also another and I believe stronger chart pattern in play and that is a possible double top. As you can see on the rising wedge, reversal point #4 is higher than reversal point #2. When you look at the RSI, at the top of the chart, you can see a big negative divergence. The same holds true with the MACD at the bottom of the chart. The blue histogram is still negative and the slo sto is falling. The 50 dma comes in just above at 17,632 so all these indicators are negative.
The four horsemen are all negative at this time.
Next I would like to expand on the possible double top scenario and how it may play out if indeed that is what we’re seeing. Below is the down to up volume chart that shows you a clear picture of the possible double top with the negative divergence on the far right hand side of the chart. There is also the black dashed S&R line that is made from the previous tops that has been working as support.
This next chart is a long term daily look that shows the expanding rising wedge we’ve been following that has now had two false breakouts through the top rail. Monday’s decline put the price action below the now dashed original rail and I move the top rail up to connect the December 2013 high and our most recent two highs made in November and December of this year. For the time being I’ve labeled the pattern as a morphing expanding rising wedge until we get more confirmation one way or the other.
If the double top plays out the price objective would be down to the 16,100 area as shown by the black arrows. That is an important number in the big scheme of things which I will show you after this next chart.
The very long term monthly chart for the INDU shows the expanding triangle that I call the JAWS OF LIFE. If the INDU is putting in a double top and the price objective for that double top is around the 16,100 area then that would be another backtest to the top rail of the expanding triangle which I have at 16,150. So putting all the pieces of the puzzle together I can see another small correction down to the 16,100 to 16,150 area that doesn’t hurt the major uptrend that has been in place since 2009. This is how I’m seeing the setup right now.
Next lets look at the weekly chart for gold that shows the price action since the bull market high at 1923. I want to focus in on the top black rail of the falling wedge and this weeks price action. Notice the thin brown shaded support and resistance zone that comes in between the 1225 and 1240. As you can see the high this week has been up to 1223 which is touching the top rail of the black falling wedge. So gold is now trading at resistance until proven otherwise.
Lets take a quick look at the HUI that has been bouncing between the potential top rail of a bear flag and the top rail of a triangle. What’s important about this area is that we need to see a fourth reversal point to finish up a consolidation pattern. As of today the solid top rail is holding resistance which is critical to begin a move down to at least the bottom of the potential bear flag. The fourth reversal point won’t be complete until the price action touches the bottom rail so there is still a lot of work to do yet with the HUI. As I’ve shown you in the past this area is critical as a halfway spot to the lower price targets.
Let’s put the potential bear flag in perspective and look at another long term daily chart for the HUI. Again the possible red bear flag won’t be complete until the bottom rail is hit.
Previously I showed you a possible triangle that was forming in the major downtrend channel in the HUI. I’ve now changed it to the potential red bear flag. Notice how the price action is getting closer to the top solid rail of the downtrend channel. It can get there from trading sideways or by moving higher or a combination of the two. I’m still viewing this pattern as a halfway pattern to the downside. As you can see there is still a large time component left which needs to be fulfilled to reach the bottom price objectives.
Now lets take a look at the daily oil chart that has been doing pretty good for us so far. Three days ago oil broke out of a small red bearish falling wedge which is the third and possible last consolidation pattern to form in this downtrend. A possible backtest would come in around the 51.50 area. If this little red bearish falling wedge plays out it will give us a price objective down to the 35 area which is the top of the old trading range.
Below is a long term daily chart that shows the massive top that oil broke out from to get this kind of move down. Once that big S&R line broke all the pent up energy was released and this is what we got.
This long term monthly candlestick chart for oil shows it’s now in its seventh month of decline.
This last chart for oil shows its total history and the the big trading range between 10 and 40 dollars. The brown shaded support and resistance zone, between 35 and 40, is what I’m shooting for.
Moving on to natural gas lets look at the daily chart and see what it maybe showing us. After breaking out from the small double top, bouncing off of the S&R line which caused a backtest to the underside of the double top hump, natural gas finally broke out and moved lower. Natural gas has been bouncing around for the last week and a half or so as shown by the red horizontal lines. It maybe trying to build out a small consolidation pattern between 2.81 and 3.15.
Looking at the weekly chart we can see natural gas has broken down out of a very large and symmetrical H&S top. It took roughly 2 1/2 years to build out that large H&S top so this move down is just getting started on a relative basis. Big pattern big move.
Below is a monthly candlestick chart for natural gas that shows just one black candle so far in this decline. You can also see the H&S top from the chart above.
Lets look at one last chart for tonight which is a long term weekly chart for the US dollar. As you can see the blue bullish rising wedge, that has formed in the middle of a possible new uptrend channel, is still plugging along to the upside. If things keep moving up for the US dollar the top rail, of the now possible uptrend channel, would be touched around the 98 area depending on where it gets hit and how soon. Just something to keep an eye on. All the best…Rambus
Below is a gold chart I worked on this weekend. It has a lot of information on it to digest. First thing to note is the top rail of the black falling wedge. As you can see the top rail comes in around the 1215 to 1220 area. Not that it means anything but the two black rectangles are exactly the same size that measures time and price for the rectangle on top and our current triangle below. If our current triangle plays out as a halfway pattern, I have it measured using the BO to BO and the impulse method with the price objectives at the bottom of the chart. I think we could see a small halfway pattern form during the second impulse move down before the actual price targets are hit. The very bottom price objective is the 2008 crash low at 685 which looks like it would hit the bottom rail in October. Something to watch when the bottom rail gives way.
I have followed these moving averages on gold for many years and consider these to be the most important ones.
Gold’s 18 month daily line chart showing the triangle consolidation pattern.
All the best in 2015
I have a busy night ahead but I just wanted to post a few long term charts to show you the relative nature of a chart pattern. I know most of you know that the bigger the consolidation or reversal pattern the bigger move to expect. If one is looking at a minute chart and see’s a triangle the move is relative to that time frame. On the other end of the spectrum when you see a big reversal pattern, that takes a year or longer to complete, then you know the move is not going to be a flash in the pan. When looking at a big impulse move from the monthly perspective I like to use the black and white candlesticks that will general confirm the impulse move your are expecting or are currently in.
Lets start with the US dollar which broke out of its huge base four months ago already. It’s hard to believe because we had to wait at least a year, since recognizing that big base, for the breakout to occur. You can see a string of six white candles, all in a row, telling us this is an important impulse move taking place. Also note the size of that big base. That is a huge base that tells us the US dollar is in a bull market that is going to last for quite awhile.
To give you an idea of what happened in a similar move for the US dollar we can look at a 20 year monthly chart that shows a fractal base that was made back in the 1980’s and 1990’s which took about three years to reach its bull market peak at 120 in 2001 or so once the support and resistance rail was broken to the upside.
Before we leave the US dollar there is one more chart I would like to update that I showed you about a month or so ago where the US dollar could be doubling the size of its uptrend channel. I believe the dollar was just cracking the mid black dashed trendline. I said I would like to see some confirmation of the center dashed mid line if it got backtested from above and held. You can see the backtest was a little strong but held beautifully so far.
For those that think the US dollar isn’t affecting the commodities lets take a look at a monthly chart of oil using the black and white candles. We counted six white candles on the US dollar which is also the number of back candles on oil. Coincidence? Again keep in mind the size of that huge topping pattern on oil which tells us to expect a big move down which we’re getting.
If you recall I showed you this monthly chart for GASO when it broke below the bottom rail of the blue 5 point rectangle reversal pattern. Count the number of black candles. I also showed you how the red arrows may show us some reverse symmetry to the downside relative to the way GASO went up. We’re at a spot where we could some consolidation take place but until we do follow the price action.
Lets take a look at the CRB commodities index and see how the US dollar is affecting it. Here you can see the CRB index has built out an unbalanced H&S top and now has six black candles, in a row, to the downside. That unbalanced H&S top is about 5 years in the making so we know the move still has a ways to go yet before it burns itself out.
Below is a long term weekly chart for gold that I haven’t posted in probably close to a year or so which shows all the beautiful consolidation patterns that gold made during its bull market. This weekly chart also shows the black and white candles that accompanied the bull and bear impulse moves. During the bull market years, once one of the consolidation patterns broke out you can see the string of white candles that formed the impulse move. Where you see a black candle in the impulse move up there is a small consolidation pattern that shows up on the daily chart. Note the sting of black candles that formed during gold’s first leg down in its new bear market. If you look real close you’ll see one small white candle that formed just before gold broke below its big rectangle consolidation pattern back in April of 2013. As you can see since gold started it latest consolidation pattern, about 18 months ago, there is a mix of black and white candles that tells us the impulse move hasn’t begun yet but when it does we’ll see a string of black candles just like the first impulse move down off of the rectangle high. One last note on this weekly chart below. Notice the blue expanding falling wedge that formed as part of a complex bottom back in 2008. I think there is a good chance that we may see the final low for gold when it touches the bottom rail of the much bigger black expanding falling wedge which could turn out to be a huge halfway pattern in the secular bull market. Just something to think about right now. There is still a lot of work to do yet.
Below is a beautiful monthly chart for gold that we’ve been following for well over a year or so. This is the chart where I extended the neckline from the 2008 crash H&S consolidation pattern to the far right hand side of the chart, think reverse symmetry, labeled neckline extension rail. Note the last bar on this chart which shows gold backtested the neckline from below again this month. December marks the third month now that gold has been trading below that neckline.
Lets look at one more chart for natural gas that shows the big H&S top that broke down last week. Keep in mind the relative size of that big H&S top that shows you this move down in natural gas isn’t going to be a flash in the pan type of move. It took over two years to build out that H&S top and the impulse move isn’t going to end in one or two weeks or months. It’s all relative.
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. I also want to thank everyone who has joined Rambus Chartology. I want to thank Sir Fullgoldcrown, Audept and my wife, who takes care of the Pay Pal accounts, because without these folks there would not be a Rambus Chartology. All the best…Rambus.
The Psychology of a Triangle
One can only draw so many lines on a chart before they become completely confused on what trendline is actually important. Many will just start connecting two top points and two bottom points and calling it a pattern. That’s not how you find a chart pattern. A chart pattern shows the fight between the bulls and the bears. Lets use a triangle as an example of the fight between the bulls and the bear in an uptrend.
If the stock is in an uptrend the first reversal point will be when the initial top takes place. This can be on any time frame. Next you need to see the bears take control and drive prices lower creating the first reversal point starting at the top. At some point the bears will run out of gas and the bulls come charging back rallying the price backup to another high that is slightly lower than the first reversal point number one high, before they run out of strength to move the stock higher. Once the lower high is in place you can put a number 2 under the first low inside the triangle.
I always put a 3? with a question mark, at the second high within the triangle, until I can see the bears taking back control and start moving the price lower again. This time the bears couldn’t drive the price below the previous low, at reversal point number two, before the bulls took control again. Once the bull took control I can then take the question mark off of the third reversal point, second high within the triangle. So at this point we have the first reversal point at the first top, the second reversal point at the first bottom, the third reversal point at the second lower high and now we wait for the fourth reversal point to reach the trendline that connects the first and third reversal points. Once that trenline is reached we can now label the fourth reversal point as the second higher low. A breakout of the top rail will then signal the bulls are back in charge in the dominant trend once again. Three things I like to look for on a breakout are in increase in volume, a possible gap or a nice long bar that is bigger than anything around it.
What I described above shows you the fight between the bulls and the bears that was a give and take event. A proper chart pattern needs to show these individual battles moving between the top and bottom rails of whatever pattern is setting up. Many inexperienced chartists will just start connecting tops and bottoms on a chart with no idea of the psychology that is needed to identify a true pattern. It’s the individual swings between the top and bottom trendlines that you need to identity in order to have a true chart pattern. Again just connection two high points and two low points, at random, shows you nothing of importance.
The reason I took this time to explain to you on how to identity the psychological makeup of a chart pattern, is because you’re going to see a ton of them on the precious metals stocks to follow. Chartology is the study of charts and the psychology behind the charts.
Before we look at the individual precious metals stocks I would like to start out by look at the XAU as a proxy for the rest of the PM stock indexes. This first chart is a 2 hour line chart that shows the correction that has been in place since the PM stocks bottom in early November. Keeping in mind what we discussed above, the first chart pattern shows a blue four point triangle consolidation pattern. Note how the price action transverses between the top and bottom trendlines. That shows how the bulls and the bears each took a shot to dominate this short term trend. As you can see the bulls won the fight when they were able to break above the top rail of the triangle. As the triangle formed in the uptrend the first reversal point had to start at the first high just as I described on the tutorial above. Note the near vertical move off of the fourth reversal point in the blue triangle that accompanied the breakout of the top rail. The bulls were clearly in charge as they were able to rally the XAU all the way up to the first reversal point in the top blue triangle before they ran out of gas. Reversal point number one is where the bulls ran out of gas and the bears took over for awhile. As you can see the triangle, at the top of the chart, shows the battle that ensued between the bulls and the bears with each side winning and loosing ground. The main thing to understand is the individual reversal points within the triangle, from top to bottom and then bottom to top.
Here’s where it gets interesting. During a consolidation pattern you need to see an even number of reversal points, 4, 6, 8 and so on. A reversal pattern will have an odd number of reversal points such as 3, 5, 7 or more. As you can see the triangle at the top of the chart has 5 reversal points which makes it a reversal pattern that told us the bears were back in charge as the bulls were unable to take out the top rail. Note that the 3rd reversal point doesn’t show the price action reaching the top rail. That’s because this is a line chart which just shows the closing price for this 2 hour time frame. I will post this exact same chart showing a bar chart that does show reversal point number 3 was indeed touched.
So now we have the five point triangle reversal pattern in place, at the top of the chart, which is reversing this small counter trend rally off of the November low. The third chart pattern on this chart is still building out which is taking on the shape of a flat bottom triangle. As you can see it has formed below the blue 5 point triangle reversal pattern and is testing the bottom rail which will complete the 4th reversal point when or if it’s touched. Note in the downtrend, the first reversal point started at the first low. So on the very short term time frame the XAU is in a confirmed downtrend. A break of the bottom rail will set in motion the next move lower to the November low. This next chart is a bar chart which is the exact same chart as the line chart above. I’ve left the trendlines in place, which I showed you on the line chart, so you can see the subtle difference between the two.
This next chart is a daily line chart that shows the counter trend rally off of the November low. You can see how important that dashed mid line is as it reversed its role, to what had been resistance on the way up, to now holding support on the way down. There is not much support on this chart if the mid dashed line breaks to the downside until the November low is reached. Note the 50 dma has been holding resistance so far.
This next long term daily chart for the XAU puts everything in perspective. First notice the big four point blue falling wedge which is labeled with blue numbers and the smaller red triangle labeled with red numbers. The main thing to grasp here is the big patterns are still in play regardless of all the reasons this counter trend rally is the beginning of a new bull market. Note the price action down at the bottom of the blue falling wedge at the breakout point. As you can see the XAU got an initial pop when it hit the bottom blue rail that lasted several weeks. Next came the breakout and our counter trend rally off of the November low which is backtesting the bottom rail of the falling wedge from below. You can see how critically important this backtest is. Note the RSI at the top of the chart which is just above 50 or so that often times signals a top within a downtrend. Also the MACD and histgram are now negative at the bottom of the chart. So if there was ever a place to start the next impulse move down this is as good as any. One last note on this chart below. If you look at the fourth reversal point on the blue falling wedge you can see a small top that formed. When the price Acton broke below that black dashed trendline we were fully invested in the Kamikaze Stocks. That portfolio more than doubled when the November low was hit. However, just this small counter trend rally took away about 90% of those gains in a week or two. I’m just bringing this to your attention so you know how volatile these Kamikaze stocks, such as JDST and DUST are.
Now lets put the blue falling wedge in perspective by looking at the weekly chart. First notice the beautiful massive H&S top that reversed the bull market. The neckline symmetry rail showed the high for the right shoulder. When the XAU broke below the big neckline you can see it had a quick backtest that told us the neckline was hot and the next impulse move down was gaining strength. We rode most of that big impulse move down when we went short in the first week of December of 2012. On this chart you can also see the smaller H&S top that formed just before the 2008 crash that virtually nobody else seen at the time for which I took a lot of flack from the gold bugs. They wanted my head for blasphemy. The bottom line is, I look at the blue bearish falling wedge and see the breakout and now the backtest which looks like it’s completing. We won’t know until we can look back in hindsight, however it sure looks like this chart is getting ready for the next impulse move down.
The monthly line chart tells a story of its own. On a monthly closing basis it shows the XAU already breaking out of an expanding triangle and on its way lower. When using a line chart note how clearly the inverse H&S bottom that launched the bull market, the 2008 H&S top and the massive multi year H&S top look. They stand out like sore thumbs.
The monthly bar chart for the XAU shows a bearish picture but from a different perspective. This monthly bar chart shows the XAU formed a blue triangle right on the bottom rail of the 5 point bearish rising wedge and then broke out. Note the three blue consolidation patterns that formed during the bull market years. That’s what a bull market looks like. Now compare the price action to the right side of the chart. That’s what a bear market looks like. This chart shows you a good example of how hard it’s to short a bull market and how hard it’s to buy in a bear market. You have to nail the tops and bottoms perfectly in order to capture a profit. I’m not saying it can be done but it’s by a magnitude, much harder going against the main trend. How many have made any real money shorting the stock markets or buying the PM stocks, over the last three years or so, and not giving it all back on the next impulse move.
As investors we always want to see things make sense to us when we invest in the markets. For instance when the US dollar is falling gold and commodities should be rising which is the case most of the time but not always. Recently a lot things we thought should be happening are out of sync with conventional wisdom so when we look at the following precious metals stocks, that make up the PM stock indexes, lets just focus on the chart patterns and what they’re telling us right now, today. We can complicate things to any extreme we desire by looking at so many things that one becomes so confused they don’t know down from up anymore. Keeping it simple and understanding what the charts are saying takes away a lot of unnecessary noise from making a rational decision. Believe me I know how hard it can be at times. As I’ve said many times in the past, we’re playing the toughest game on the planet to win and be successful. We’re playing against the brightest minds and computers in this arena and they want to take every dime you have and don’t care one bit if you go broke. It’s eat or be eaten.
When looking at some of the longer term charts notice the many massive H&S tops and how a lot of PM stocks are testing or have already broken below their 2008 low. There are also some PM stocks that are backtesting below previous support which is turning into resistance now. BO means breakout and BT means backtest.
Lets start with one of the big cap PM stocks ABX. This weekly chart shows ABX backtesting the summer low and is beginning to sell off.
This long term monthly chart shows the neckline extension rail where I’ve extended the neckline from the bear market low in 2000. As you can see it’s still hot right up to last month where it backtested the neckline extension rail from the underside, blue arrows. Note how it’s reversed its role from support to resistance. ABX is also trading way below its 2008 crash low and is testing its all time low. Repeat : All Time Low !
As ABX is one of the giants in the industry lets look at one more monthly chart that shows the blue triangle that I’m viewing as a, HP, halfway pattern to the downside. When this one broke down from the massive H&S top I told members to look for reverse symmetry to the downside as the 2008 rally was so strong it didn’t leave behind much in the way of any consolidation patterns to help stop this bear market decline once it got started.
The weekly chart for AEM shows it recently broke out of the 6 point blue bearish rising flag and has attempted a backtest to the bottom rail. A break below the most recent low would suggest that the backtest is compete and the new impulse down is underway.
This long term monthly chart for AEM shows its entire history with our current red bear flag just hanging below the black dashed support and resistance line as the backtest. Note how similar the price action is to when AEM backtested the neckline of its H&S top.
The weekly chart for ANV shows the massive H&S top that has led to the most recent low. If one was aware of that big H&S top they would have saved themselves a lot of pain in this popular PM stock. Note the most recent blue expanding triangle consolidation pattern that has formed at the 2008 crash low. It completed a breakout and backtest before the bottom fell out. Try to be unemotional about this if you recently bought this stock thinking it could not possibly go any lower . Well It did and you can’t .
The monthly chart for ANV shows you one of those bearish falling wedges that tend to show up in strong impulse moves on any time frame. It showed some very nice reverse symmetry to how it went up and how it came back down.
One thing I like about trading the PM stocks is that it’s a small enough universe in which you get to know all the stocks almost on a personal level. I like to watch the ones that have a nice clean chart pattern, that has developed, which helps in understanding how the PM stocks on a whole may move. This daily chart for ASA shows it has been building out a beautiful rectangle consolidation for over a year and a half. I have shown this chart many times before the break in late October. The backtest to the bottom rail looks like a H&S consolidation pattern pointing to new lows if the little neckline gives way.
I’ve extended the left side of the chart out in time so you could see what a real impulse move down looks like. After putting in a triple H&S top you can see a series of smaller red consolidation patterns that formed during the big impulse move down in 2013. Think of the big blue rectangle as a halfway pattern between the triple H&S top to the next major low. If the backtest is finished then ASA is close to duplicating the last impulse move down as shown on the chart below.
This weekly chart for ASA is interesting because it shows the multi year expanding downtrend channel that broke below the bottom rail. The backtest is what set into motion the second reversal point in the blue rectangle. Note how the bottom black rail, of the expanding downtrend channel, reversed its role several times from support to resistance and most recently back to resistance where the bottom of the blue rectangle intersect as the backtest for both important trendlines. If ASA can trade above those two intersecting trendlines then the bulls will be back in charge. Until that happens the trend is down. That area shows a nice clean line in the sand.
As always the monthly chart puts everything into perspective. As you can see ASA’s bull market top ended with a double H&S top reversal pattern with the blue rectangle, which I’m viewing as a halfway pattern, from the breakout of the H&S top.
Editors Note : Rambus Provided 20 more Charts of Major and Junior Miners for subscribers which have been left out for expedience
I’m going skip on down and show you one last stock that I know a lot of folks are interested in. Below is a weekly chart for SLW that shows it just breaking out of a blue triangle consolidation pattern and is backtest mode. This blue triangle sits inside a much bigger pattern an expanding falling wedge.
This monthly chart for SLW shows its entire history. I’ll let you decide if this looks like a place to backup the truck or get on the train before it leaves the station. I hope these charts make it abundantly clear to you that the bear market is still in full force and buying the dips may still be hazardous to your health which many a gold bug will shortly find out. There are still a few big caps I haven shown you in this report but these are the bulk of big cap stocks that make up the PM stock indexes. This is where the truth lies IMHO. It’s not in the price of gold or the US dollar or any other fundamentals you want to throw at the gold stocks. Whatever the real reason is it’s showing up in the price action of all these charts. The time is coming, but the answer to the question “Are we there yet ? ” is still No .
All the best…Rambus
Below are a few charts from the Weekend Report that are still following through with their impulse moves out of their bearish falling wedges or flags.
GNX weekly possible new downtrend channel.
Natural Gas weekly closed right on the neckline.
Natural Gas monthly:
UUP daily. Most currencies held their ground today.
This from Sir Metallica at the Chartology Forum
Excerpt from the Oct.1, 2014 report:
“I envision we are starting a similar impulse move down that will have some twist and turns along the way that will try to shake us off. The ride won’t be easy but if you can hang on you will experience a ride of a lifetime… If you can fasten your seat belt and hold on for dear life, when the going gets tough, you will come out on the other side with a high cash reserve and the experience of actually riding and understanding what an impulse move is and how they work. That experience alone will be worth more than the profits you’ll make as you can take what you’ve learned and use it the next time you see an impulse move beginning. All the best…Rambus”
Excerpt from the Sept. 30 report:
“As I’ve been telling you the impulse move is happening right before your very eyes. You will be given every reason in the book to sell out and take a small profit with the hopes of getting back in. I imagine some of you are already at this point. It’s important that you understand what is happening right now. This is a totally different ball game from what we were playing for the last 15 months or so. Understanding the difference between a consolidation phase, topping phase or bottoming phase is totally different from the impulse move that happens when those patterns are finished building out.”
Any members who do not visit the Forum are missing some really good stuff
posted by some real Students and Teachers !!
Fully (Town Crier)
Tonight I would like to update a few oil charts I posted several weeks ago when oil was breaking out of that multi year five point triangle reversal pattern.
Editor’s Note :See the links below to follow the evolution of this move in the Friday Night Energy Series .
Before we look at the bigger picture I want to show you a short term daily chart that had an interesting day. There are several things I like to look at when I see a stock that looks like it’s breaking out. First, it’s nice to see an increase in volume but sometimes it happens a day or to later. Secondly, it’s always nice to see a gap where you were expecting a breakout. That gives you a little more confidence when your anticipating a breakout and it happens right where it should. The third thing I like to look for is a long bar that covers a lot of ground. It tells us that, in oils case, there were no more bulls left to defend the support zone, so they retreat en mass looking for the next support zone to try and defend. In a bear market all the bulls can do is put up some minor support as the big trend is down and they’ll be overrun again in due time by the bears. You can clearly see this on the short term daily chart for oil below.
This next chart is the weekly look where I showed you the POP & DROP taking place at the bottom rail, green circle, of the 5 point bearish triangle. If you look at the price action very closely you can see oil tested the bottom rail for three weeks as support was holding. Then we had the drop where the price plunged right on through the bottom rail like a hot knife through butter. And if you look real close at the price action below the bottom rail you can see there was a quick backtest before this current impulse move got underway. Looking at a daily chart of the breakout area you can see the breakout and backtest more clearly. I purposelessly left the bottom rail of the 5 point triangle reversal pattern thin so you can see how cleanly the price action broke out and backtested the bottom rail.
The next chart for oil is a long term daily look that shows all the different chart patterns going all the way back to 2006. It shows the beautiful parabolic rise back in 2007 & 2008, that as a chartists, I live for. To experience and follow every wiggle that a parabolic move makes, both up and down, is as exciting as it gets. After bottom in late 2008 and 2009 oil put on a decent rally forming the red Diamond as a halfway pattern to the high in 2011 where almost all commodities topped out including gold and silver. I would expect we’ll see some reverse symmetry now going down vs how oil went up into the 2011 high.
Below is a completely different view for oil that I had been following for years when the neckline became apparent. Note how many touches that neckline has. You can also see the breakout and backtest of the neckline that has led to our most recent impulse move lower. If you look to the left side of the chart, and the rally off of the 2008 low, you can see there really isn’t very much in the way of support as this decline unfolds. It’s possible at some point during this impulse move lower we might see some type of consolidation pattern form that will probably show we’re at the halfway point in this major decline.
I’ll let this chart speak for itself.
It’s been awhile since we looked at the GASO chart that is following in oil’s footsteps. Nice breakout today of an eight point bearish falling flag.
When Gaso broke out from the big five point rectangle reversal pattern I got a price objective by measuring the height of the big rectangle and added it to the breakout point that gave me a price objective down to 181 where the price action is closing in on the bottom rail. Normally this would be a place to look for a bounce of some kind maybe setting up a POP and DROP scenario. Oil will probably be our guide. If the price action gaps the bottom rail that will tell us Gaso wants to go down faster than what most expect. We’ll just have to watch the price action down at this 180 area and see how Gaso interacts with the bottom rail. Note the reverse symmetry that took place as Gaso was coming down vs how it went up in the 2010 – 2011 rally, red arrows.
I believe the Oil complex is just one piece of the puzzle that is leading to the deflationary spiral that looks like it’s already happening IMHO. When you start adding everything up and look at the long term charts for commodities and currencies, it’s happening and it’s happening right now. Many will be looking and talking about when we will see deflationary spiral begin in earnest but they won’t know it’s happening right now below their very noses. All the best…Rambus
Editors Note : I note that there is gnashing of teeth all over the net regarding this Energy Move …WHO could ever have seen this coming ?
Sept 6 2014 Friday Night Charts
Oct 4 Friday Night Charts
Nov 14 Friday Night Charts
One Last Chart Notice the Date Dec 6 2012 and Especially Notice the Price Objective (PO) …NOW this is playing out 2 Years later . Patience is not for Sissies ..
I wonder if the Leaders at OPEC or Vladimir Putin read Rambus Friday Nite Charts and hedged .
In part two of this Weekend Report I want to take an indepth look at the US dollar as many of the important currencies of the world all seem to be making important moves right now. If that is true then the US dollar is also in the process of making an important move in the opposite direction.
Below is a long term monthly chart for the US dollar that shows black and white candlesticks. In a strong impulse move down you will see a string of back candles all in a row and in a strong impulse move up you will see a string of white candles all in a row. If the US dollar doesn’t crash and burn during this last week of trading for November, it will have completed it sixth month in a row of white candles sticks. This is telling us the breakout move from the massive ten year base is underway and is looking healthy. Remember big bases equals a big move and a small base equals a small move. It’s all relative.
The next long term chart for the US dollar is a monthly look going all the way back to 1984 which shows its all time high around 160 or so. As the US dollar declined from its all time highs it began to form a huge base which I labeled as, Big Base #1. When the dollar broke out of that big base #1 it led to a move to the 120 area in 2000 which started the bull market in the precious metals complex and the stock markets started their cyclical bear markets. The move above the big base #1 S&R line, support and resistance line, lasted about three years. The US dollar built out a beautiful blue bullish rising wedge that formed at the halfway point to the 2000 top. The ride up wasn’t an easy one as you can see from all the chopping action during the formation of the blue rising wedge and this is a monthly chart. The big base #1 had two backtest to the S&R line before the impulse move really got going up to the 120 top. We have a well defined line in the sand now. As long as the US dollar trades above big base #2 S&R line it will remain in bullish mode.
Lets look at one more monthly chart that is a combo chart that has the US dollar on top and gold on the bottom. This chart shows a huge rounding bottom formation that began at the 2001 high. The red arrows shows the first positive for the US dollar vs gold. In 2008 the dollar bottomed and rallied while gold was building out its biggest consolidation pattern for the bull market up to that time. The divergence came in 2011 when gold made its all time high at 1920. One would have thought the dollar would have collapsed during that nearly parabolic run higher in gold but in fact the dollar made a higher low vs the 2008 low. That was a major divergence that told me the US dollar was finished with its bear market and gold was probably finished with its bull market which so far has been the case. As you can see on the gold chart it made a multi year low for the month of November while the dollar made a new multi year high for November which is as it should be.
Lets now zoom in to the current price action looking at the weekly chart. The dollar made a blue five point rectangle reversal pattern that kicked off the breakout move above the S&R line on big base #2. That move gained momentum as it reversed symmetry up through the same area it came down through in 2013. The initial impulse move up was so strong it broke above the brown shaded support and resistance zone before finally getting a chance for a backtest which was dead on the money. Since the backtest at 84.50 the dollar has been rallying very strongly. So far there is nothing not to like about this move.
The daily chart for the US dollar shows all the small chart patterns that have formed since this impulse move began off the 5th reversal point on the rectangle reversal pattern. When the dollar had that false breakout of the bottom S&R zone, at the 5th reversal point, I added a note at the time that said, if this is indeed a false breakout we could look for a big move in the opposite direction. I wonder if anyone remembers that time. Back then the bars were much bigger compared to how they look now. As the dollar rises higher all the bars will look smaller and smaller. Note the small red rectangle at the top of the chart. Is this going to be just another consolidation pattern that breaks out to the upside or is it going to reverse the impulse move up that began at the 5th reversal point on the rectangle? At any rate the move from the 5th reversal point is what a strong impulse move looks like.
Below is another combo chart that has the US dollar on top and gold on the bottom. If you look to the right side of the chart you can see some inverse price action taking place. Note the dollar made the blue bull flag while gold made a blue bearish rising wedge. Now both the dollar and gold are locked into their current little red trading ranges that has yet to be decided which way the breakout will occur. I get the feeling that most are looking for the dollar to correct and gold to rally strongly higher. As always time will tell the story.
Below is the same combo chart but this one goes back further in time and shows the blue 18 month triangle on gold. I don’t have to tell you how critical this area is for gold and the US dollar for that matter.
Now I want to get on to the main theme of this US dollar post which is looking at the shorter term daily charts. As I showed you in part #1 of the Weekend Report, many of the important currencies of the world were forming potential bearish falling wedges on their daily charts. If that’s the case then the US dollar should be forming a similar pattern only in the opposite direction. Lets start with the daily chart for the US dollar that Ive been showing you for several weeks or so that shows two small consolidation patterns forming one on top of the other. The lower pattern, the blue falling bull flag, is your topical bull flag that is sloping against the uptrend. As you can see it failed to deliver on the price objective, up to the 91 area, before we seen another consolidation pattern forming the possible blue rectangle. This is now setting up the possibility that the US dollar is building out a bullish rising wedge pattern that will slope up in the direction of the uptrend.
Now lets put on the upper and lower trendlines connecting these two small chart patterns and see what we get. You can defiantly see a rising wedge taking shape. Keep in mind the rising wedge won’t be complete until the price action breaks above the top rail so it’s still a work in progress. If the rising wedge does breakout to the upside we’ll have a very big clue that this impulse move up is only halfway through and we can expect a similar move that led up to the first reversal point in the rising wedge. Note the two smaller red consolidation patterns that are slopping up into the uptrend.
There is an old adage on Wall Street that says if you see the US dollar and the stock market rising together that is bullish for the stock market because capital from overseas is finding its way to the US markets. Since the October low both the US dollar and the SPX have been rising together. Coincidence?
A perfect example of this happening was back in the mid 1990’s when the US stock markets were in the parabolic phases of their bull markets that actually started in 1995. The dollar and the SPX both topped out fairly close to each other in 2000. This is the point that set the stage for gold’s bull market to begin.
There is one more thing I would like to show you on what I think is happening with the US dollar right now. I don’t think anyone has picked up on this potential development yet. When a trend changes from from down to up there is usually a lot of chopping action at the bottom followed by the initial rally off of that bottom. During that initial rally phase a trend channel can form that defines the new uptrend. On the dollar chart below you can see a clear trend channel that has been forming since the bottom in April of 2011. As of the close on Friday the price action close right at the top of the channel. This is the point I want to try and tie everything together and show how the potential bullish rising wedge is so important to the big picture right now. Where it’s forming is critical which is just below, what I’m going to call the mid line of the new uptrend channel. Many times when a new trend is reversing from down to up, which is the case for the US dollar right now, the initial move up is huge which doubles the lower channel. As you can see on the chart below the dollar is sitting right at the mid line. If I’m correct we should see the bullish rising wedge breakout to the upside taking out the mid line of the brand new uptrend channel for the US dollar. This initial move up will be fast and furious equal to the first leg up off of the April low. The blue rectangles are what I call measuring sticks that measure each half of the new uptrend channel. The black arrows shows the last impulse move down into the ultimate bottom in April of 2011. I think we are going to reverse symmetry that move down into the 2011 low with our current rally phase capturing half of that move already.
Below is a 15 year chart for the US dollar that shows the possible brand new uptrend channel. If the bullish rising wedge plays out it will give the dollar the energy to take out the mid line and rally all the way up to the top rail of the new uptrend channel unimpeded pretty much.
Lets look at one last chart where I overlaid gold on top of the US dollar chart. I try to show this chart at least once a month or so because it has been spot on since I began posting several years ago. About six months or so ago I put a thin black dashed line on the gold chart and the dollar chart with the two blue arrows. When I first posted this chart, with the blue arrows, the dollar was trading below the thin dashed line and gold was trading above its thin dashed line. Now you can see how the dollar has broken out above its thin dashed line, had a backtest and is now set to run freely to the upside for awhile. On the gold chart you can see it’s still testing the breakout point which isn’t giving us any indication of the impulse move down yet. I moved the purple circle from the crossover area that happened in 2006 to the right side of the chart. If I’m right on the direction of the US dollar and gold then I think there is a good chance that we’ll see these two cross over again in due time.
So there you have it. The next couple of weeks are going to be very telling on which way all the falling wedges I showed you are going to break. Time always tells the story in hindsight but we can’t use hindsight in trading the markets. So until something changes this is how I see the big picture unfolding over the short to long term for the US dollar. How this affects other areas of the markets will remain to be seen yet. Normally a strong dollar is bad for commodities and the precious metals complex. Will this time be any different. Stay tuned to find out. All the best…Rambus
There seems to be a lot of confusion out there as to whether the stock markets are bullish or bearish. Is the Dow Jones in a topping pattern as so many analysis are suggesting? I’ve seen some charts that are calling the big trading range , on the Dow Jones going all the way back to the 2000 bull market top, THE JAWS OF DEATH. Man it doesn’t get anymore dire than that. As usual I have a different take on the JAWS OF DEATH, which I would like to share with you tonight .
Before we look at the first chart for the Dow Jones I need you to clear your mind of everything related to the stock markets in any shape or form. That means no Elliot Wave counts, Time Cycles, Gann Lines , volume studies, no indicators of any kind. Clear your mind of every article you’ve ever read on the stock markets, bullish or bearish. And last of all, NO CHARTOLOGY. I want you to look at just the pure price action without any bias whatsoever. From that point we can then start to see what is really happening to the Dow Jones and related markets .
This first chart is a long term monthly look at the Dow going back to 1997 with no annotations or indicators of any kind, just pure price action. When you look at this chart for the Dow I want you to look at the very last bar on the top right hand side of the chart. As you can see the Dow is making new, ALL TIME HIGHS, for the month of November. Folks this is not what a top or bear market looks like. This is as bullish a chart you will find anywhere. Regardless of all the reasons why the Dow should be topping or is going into a bear market simply don’t add up . Again look at the last bar on the top right hand side of the chart.
Now that you can see what I’m seeing lets put some Chartology on this chart and see what it looks like. If you prefer you can put on your own trading discipline and see what you come up with. One of the basic principals of charting is what the the definition of an uptrend or down trend is. An uptrend consists of higher lows and higher highs while a downtrend makes lower lows and lower highs. This is a simple concept to understand. On this monthly chart below I’ve added all the chart patterns, as I’ve seen them form through the years.
Lets start at the 2009 crash low that ended on a massive capitulation spike in volume. Who could have ever guessed that five years later the Dow would be making record highs in 2014. I remember the 2009 low very well, the world as we knew it was coming to an end. That has stuck with investors all these years and makes them fearful every time the Dow has a decent rally. In reality, the real world, nothing could be further from the truth over the last five years. The old saying, the stock markets like to climb a wall of worry, pertains perfectly in this case.
Getting back to what a basic uptrend is, you can see the Dow has fulfilled this requirement to a Tee. Higher highs and higher lows all the way up. Start at the 2009 crash low and follow the price action all the way up to our most recent high. I have said many times that gold’s bull market produced some of the best chart patterns I’ve ever seen in a bull market but the Dow is quickly catching up in that department. Once again notice the last bar on the top right hand side of the chart.
The next chart shows you what most chartists are calling the JAWS OF DEATH. From a Chartology perspective this is classic price action. Any trendline you put on a chart is either a support or resistance line. When the price is trading above a trendline it will act as support when touched from the top side and when the price action is trading below a trendline it will act as resistance. Eventually one of the trendlines will fail and that’s when you get your breakout.
If you look at a triangle consolidation pattern the top rail is resistance and the bottom rail is support. The price action trades between the two rails until either the bulls or the bears win out. In a bull market the bulls usually win the battle and in bear markets the bears usually win out. Looking at the chart below you can see it took six months of chopping action below the top rail of the Jaws of Life consolidation pattern before the Dow was able to overcome that strong resistance rail, as shown by the BO (Break Out) annotation. The Dow then spent about a year trading above that, what had been a resistance rail, to now a support rail. This is a perfect example of what happens when, in this case, the bulls win the battle, resistance turns into support. Note the two backtests, BT, that touched the top rail of the Jaws of Life from the topside.
You may recall last month when the markets were having a tough time of it and everyone was talking bear market. Note where the October low hit. Dead on the top rail of the Jaws of Life. …Let that sink in for a moment….
Dead On !
A rapid waterfall 10% move to precisely the breakout point . Mr. Market was just checking back from above .At Rambus Chartology we were hoping and waiting for a chance to get on board . But we had to be nimble. Mr. Market did not hang around for a millisecond, in the grand scheme of things . A small head and shoulders pattern on the minute charts was the only signal he gave and fortunately we pounced on it in our General Market Leveraged ETF Trading Portfolio .
This tells us that is one hot rail to be respected. It’s very simple. Above that top rail is bullish and below is bearish. Until that top rail of the Jaws of Life pattern is broken to the downside, one has to be bullish on the longer term time frame, as this massive 14 year consolidation pattern is just breaking out. Well its been breaking out for a year now but it looks like all the work is done and the next big impulse move up is ahead of us. Again notice the last bar on the top right hand side of the chart.
A 75 YEAR BULL MARKET ? ARE YOU SERIOUS ?
Yes Virginia I am .
Next lets put our Jaws of Life in perspective by looking at a 75 year chart for the Dow Jones. I know some of our older members will remember the 1970’s period when it looked like the world was coming to an end with inflation and rising interest rates going through the roof. That period on the chart carved out a massive H&S consolation pattern complete with a breakout and backtest before the bull market of a lifetime began. You can see our Jaws of Life consolidation pattern that is just breaking out at the top of the chart. Are we at the equivalent in time to the 1982 period for the Dow Jones? Few believed back in 1982 that a bull market was just getting started. It really wasn’t until the mid 90’s that everyone finally figured it out which led to the parabolic blow off. Followed by our just completed 14 year Jaws of Life consolidation .
Lets look at the Dow’s Little brother , the SPX. As you can see the SPX has already broken out of its massive flat top triangle , almost two years ago already! If you focus in on the breakout area you will see there was one quick backtest shortly after the breakout and the SPX hasn’t looked back since.
Lets look at the 30 year chart for the SPX that shows the beautiful flat top triangle consolidation pattern with four complete reversal points. If you compare our current price action, since the 2009 crash low to the bull market rally back in the 80’s and 90’s, separated buy the red bullish rising wedge, you can see the price action just seems to keep rising relentlessly with only small corrections along the way, leaving many retail investors staring from the sidelines in awe !
Looking at the 75 year chart for the SPX you can see how our current flat top triangle fits into the big picture. As in any time frame an uptrend is a series of higher highs and higher lows. For the most part we can call this a massive 75 year uptrend.
Lets look at one last chart which will be for the RUSSEL 2000 small cap stock index. It to has broken out above its top rail of a 14 year expanding flat bottom triangle and is still in the process of the backtesting the top rail from above.
As these charts above show we’re at an interesting juncture right now in regards to the stock markets. If one has the discipline and courage to buy the strongest stocks or etfs and hold them for several years or longer they will be well rewarded for their efforts in the future in my opinion. I can tell you it’s never easy to hold on during a bull market as every little correction will seem like the next bear market is beginning. There were some outrages profits made during that last secular bull market in the 80’s and 90’s for those that bought the right stocks, especially in the tech sector, and held on for the ride of a life time. No one knows how long our current five year bull market will go on but by the looks of those really big consolidation pattens, that I showed you above, it’s not going to be a flash in the pan type of move. The bigger the consolidation pattern the bigger the move that follows.
I want to leave you with one last long term chart for the BTK (Biotec Index) that has been the leader in this bull market and has a similar big blue consolidation pattern to the ones I just showed you above. I expect the Dow Jones and the other US stock markets will have a similar look when they really get going. Will you be watching or Participating ?
All the best…Rambus
PS: Tomorrow I will show you some charts on some of the Kamikaze Stocks that you haven’t seen yet. These are fresh out of the oven…
For new members and trial members who don’t know I am Gary (aka Fullgoldcrown)
Former Gold Permabull ..then after having my crown handed to me by Mr Gold Market
Converted Rambus Student ( Dave calls me his first and most difficult student)
Rambus Chartology Editor
Town Crier / Class Clown .
I would like to take this opportunity to review Rambus Chartology and explain what our site is all about .:
Rambus (Dave Tablish from Northern Arkansas) has been a Market Technical Analyst since long before it became fashionable and easy with the advent of computers .
He started out when he came across the original work of Edwards and Magee in “Technical Analysis of Stock Trends” originally published in 1948 and started applying it with pencil and ruler protractor and graph paper over 30 years ago .
Sixty-three years. Sixty-three years and Technical Analysis of Stock Trends still towers over the discipline of technical analysis like a mighty redwood. Originally published in 1948 and now in its Tenth Edition, this book remains the original and most important work on this topic. The book contains more than dry chart patterns, it passes down accumulated experience and wisdom from Dow to Schabacker, to Edwards, and to Magee, and has been modernized by W.H.C. Bassetti.
Bassetti, a client, friend, and student of John Magee, one of the original authors, has converted the material on the craft of manual charting with TEKNIPLAT chart paper to modern computer software methods. In actuality, none of Magee’s concepts have proven invalid and some of his work predated modern concepts such as beta and volatility. In addition, Magee described a trend-following procedure that is so simple and so elegant that Bassetti has adapted it to enable the general investor to use it .
Rambus learned the only way , from the school of hard knocks ,from trial and error , and more error and losses. But his fascination with the incredible symmetry of chart patterns and his never quit attitude convinced him to stick with it .Technical Analysis became his passion . Over the years he refined his skills and added many of his own observations from his real time charting and trading. Many of these insights can be found in the section on the sidebar of Rambus Chartology called ‘Timeless Tutorials”
Dave finally hit the jackpot in the late 1990s teck mania blowoff when he attached himself to the stock RMBS and traded it all the way to the incredible top. Then spotting a tiny head and shoulders top he exited and left that market to build his dreams .
Hence in about 2006 when Dave started posting his original charts at Goldtent ( a site where rabid goldbugs like myself inhabited) he took on the moniker “Rambus”
After a short hiatus from the Markets in 2000 (Rambus has always told me that when you make a good score in the markets its best to take much of your winnings out and use them for other purposes lest you give them all back) , Dave returned to his charting and identified what appeared to be a 5 year bottoming pattern in the Gold Market
In about 2002 he started to study and learn everything he could about this horribly beaten down and forgotten market . He familiarized himself with the Metals and the Miners both individually and via the Mining Indices . he was immediately very impressed that the PM markets held some of the most pure and beautiful symmetrical patterns and he quickly became hooked .
He traded the PMs from the long side in quiet obscurity for several years before he found Goldtent and started to contribute posts. We were in awe of his work .
Rambus charts predicted more and more upside all through 2006-7 and into 2008. Nothing but Bullishness as far as the eye could see. Consolidation Patters always broke out to the upside . he was a hero to us goldbugs . Until that fateful post one fine day in mid 2008. he called his post “What If ? ”
I attempted to save all the goldtent posts from that era but many are now dead links.However here is the post I put together in December 2011 called “Deja Vu” which contains some the charts from the 2008 era .Wow. Notice the WTIC call too .
Rambus located this chart which was posted on New Years Eve 2008 which chronicles his calls from that incredible era in the PM markets .
Well: That was then and this is Now . And here we are again.
Here are some more recent charts in which Rambus Projected the present PM carnage as long as 2 years ago.
This chart produced Feb 15 2013 , shows how the HUI top was actually predicted by the price objective contained in the 6 year head and Shoulders bottoming pattern from 1997 to 2003 . Incredible Chartology .
BUT how did Chartology do in forecasting this present Bear Market ? Well for one thing look at that chart above and see the impending Head and Shoulders TOP !
Wouldn’t you have loved to have seen that Top back the in Feb 2013 ? What would you have done differently ?
Here is the Rambus Comment from the post of this work
“The Chartology of the entire chart is one of beauty and symmetry which some will see and others won’t. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What do you see?”
Actually Rambus Produced a Chart called “A Diamond in the Rough” on New Years Eve 2012 which preceded the above chart and was the first warning of impending doom .
Diabolically this breakout was followed by a huge bull trap rally back to retest the diamond and that formed the right shoulder of the Huge head and Shoulder pattern which proved to be the Top
Fast Forward February 22 2013
“Lets look at one more example that you won’t find anywhere else except here at Rambus Chartology. You can see two reversal patterns, the 11 point Diamond that is actually the head portion of the much bigger H&S top that few believe is for real. The other pattern is the massive H&S top. Its good that few believe this pattern is authentic because everyone can’t exit at the same time. The lower it goes the more people will begin to understand what is actually happening but it will be too late to take action and they will most likely ride the whole thing down or sell into any counter trend rally that will occur thus putting a ceiling above the price action. I hope these examples help you understand what I mean when I talk about odd and even numbered chart patterns.”
All the best
Chart 3: Nervous Breakdown !
Here is a Call on Silver (via SLV) that I couldn’t believe at the time .”SLV BLUE DIAMOND”
Followed soon after by “SLV RED DIAMOND”
See that PO ? Of the Red Diamond ? Made 1 year ago …14.50 !!… Which is exactly where SLV has bottomed to date . Yikes !
OK : The real point of this post is to Explain this Rambus Chartology Website .
On a day to day basis we all of course focus on the daily and minute charts as that is where the rubber meets the road. However we feel that Rambus best value is in identifying major trends and major trend reversals .As you all know identifying trends and profiting from them in real time are two different animals .This is what Rambus attempts to do in his daily realtime market commentaries.
Rambus Chartology is First and Foremost a teaching site. The greatest value of this site is learning Chartology ( a blend of Chart pattern recognition with Market Psychology). The aforementioned “Timeless Tutorials” as well as “The Wizard of Rambus” are the places to go for this.
We realize that not everyone is inclined to learn Technical Analysis and that many come here to see how Rambus is trading the various markets in the desire to trade with him.
For you ,as you know Rambus is not a Certified Financial Planner and he trades his own portfolios (see the obligatory disclaimer)
He has 4 Virtual Portfolios on this website (Rambus also trades his own personal portfolio with the same trades)
The Most widely followed Portfolio is the Kamikazi Portfolio.
Rambus recommends you put a maximum of 5% of your risk capital in these trades. To say they are volatile is an understatement.Recently a 200% profit in 3 weeks has vaporized.
His other Portfolios are The Junior and Model Portfolios which were originally meant to hold PM Miners in Bull Mode but which now have various other trades.
The new (from May 2014) General Market Leveraged Portfolio which trades 3X ETFs on selected market sectors.
In Summary Rambus would like each an every one of his members to learn and be able to utilize the principles of this incredible Market Forecasting Discipline .
In closing here is a response to a member who asked probably the most important question of all .
Why do charts work ?
“Hi its Fullgoldcrown here
In case Rambus misses this question I will answer it as I know he would .
Simply because Human Nature is predictable . Market Participants are all motivated to act by the basic emotions of Fear and Greed. Charts are the sum total of the opinions of Market Participants. Rambus favorite expression of this is “Its All in the Charts”. What he means is …we can never really Know the fundamentals and how they will play out .We will never really know the extent of Manipulations .We will never really Know Sentiment…or Seasonal Effects or anything in real time. What we think we know about all these things is just our speculation
What’s that brilliant quote again ..? “Its not what we don’t know that gets us in to trouble It’s what we think we know that isn’t so”
The real drivers of the markets are in sum total only knowable by reading the charts . We can all see the history of the price action by viewing a chart .
Where Rambus is Invaluable is his ability to read the language of the markets through its Price Action .
One Of My Personal Favorites where in March 2013 Rambus Posted
“Dollar Bears Prepare to Hibernate”
(be sure to read the last 2 charts )
Update : Nov 28 “Energy Deflation Here and Now”
This post highlights the Evolution of this Hugely important Deflationary event
Years of Study and Experience , a Gift for Pattern recognition and a touch of Intuition
I doubt that we will ever see Rambus’ equal .
But of course I am Biased