January 12, 2012 at 16:50 PM EST
Stock Apocalypse Now - Updated Technical View
stock chartistSince our 2012 technical forecast was issued earlier this year, S&P prices have closed right at key resistance of 1292. Apart from the further maturation of the current rally, not much else has changed.

Figure 1 below divides intermediate Elliot Waves into sub-waves in order to illustrate further the maturity of the current rally:

SP500 Index meeting resistance

  • Intermediate Wave 1 down, shown with black dotted line, consisted of five sub-waves (i) through (v), each of which is depicted with a red dotted line

  • Note that sub-wave (iii) down was the largest in magnitude

  • Countertrend rallies consist of three-wave movements, in this case shown
    as A through C, and depicted with blue dotted lines

  • Sub-wave C can be further subdivided into 5 smaller waves (not shown)


stock apocalypseIt would appear that the S&P is completing the fifth of five sub-waves within wave C of intermediate Wave 2. Note that daily stochastics are overbought at 94% and that S&P prices closed right at key resistance of 1292.

Once this move is complete, Intermediate Wave 3 down should begin. According to Elliot Wave theory, the magnitude of this wave will exceed that of Wave 1 down, which featured a 300 point drop.

I believe investors should consider taking trading profits from this recent rally to avoid the coming “stock-apocalypse.”

This article should interest investors in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA), SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY), PowerShares QQQ Trust (Nasdaq: QQQ), PowerShares Short Dow 30 (NYSE: DOG), ProShares Ultra Short QQQ (NYSE: QLD), ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 (NYSE: SDS), iShares Russell 2000 (NYSE: IWM).

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