Market Indexes: Major U.S. Equity Indexes were lower;
SPX Candle: Lower High, Lower Low, Lower Close - Trend Candle
FED Posture: Quantitative Tightening (QT)
Although it was the only index to do so, the cash S&P500 Index made a new lower low today. This goes along with yesterday's warning of what if yesterday was "just a minute (iv)th wave up". Apparently, that's what it was. Here is a chart of the S&P500 Index - 30 Minute as it follows the majority of The Eight Fold Path Methodology.
|S&P500 Cash Index - Half Hour - And The Eight Fold Path Method|
First, there are about 120 candles on the chart (116 so far). Second, wave ((3)) is located on the minimum of the Elliott Wave Oscillator - this is the deviation; usually it is wave iii of 3. Wave ((3)) ends at a Fibonacci extension of 4.236. If some of you have not heard of this extension level, it is the next one after the 2.618 level.
Wave ((4)) comes back up to attack the upper channel, and it does so in a manner to leave the part of wave ((3)) with the most momentum below the channel. The Elliott Wave Oscillator or EWO on Wave ((4)) is also within the limit of +10% to -40% of the wave three peak. And, a potential wave is headed down, made a lower low, and looks to be on a divergence, so far. Wave ((2)) is a two-and-a-half day FLAT, and wave ((4)) is a one-and-a-quarter day SHARP for alternation. You can easily count five waves within wave ((5)), and wave ((5)) may not be over yet.
For confirmation, the EMA-34 crosses through every significant numbered wave. The RSI (14) is also currently on a divergence.
The presence of the impulse wave down would tend to suggest that the EWI-style Fifth Extension Wave Count (as modified by me for wave degree) is the correct view of how the market terminated it's Primary th wave up. It is not conclusive yet, but the evidence is clearly gaining. Since all indexes did not make lower lows today, then more evidence would be that the majority of indexes made lower lows tomorrow to get in synch with the count.
Be very careful and deliberative. Let's all hope the U.S. government can agree on a budget, as the slide at the end of the day likely had to do with expressed disagreements on that topic.
Have a very good start to your evening.