Elliott Wave Analysis of the S&P-500 (SPX) by Sid from ElliottWavePredictions.com

Elliott Wave Analysis of the S&P-500 (SPX) by Sid from ElliottWavePredictions.com.  Click on the chart twice to enlarge.

SPX 240m 10-30-15

After plunging 12.48% from May 20 through August 24, the S&P-500 it has now recovered over 84% of that drop.  Will the rally continue?  There are several technical signs the market may be ready to roll over again:

  1. As you can see on the 240-minute chart, it is possible to count five blue waves down from the truncated end of a contracting ending diagonal on July 20 through August 25, with the 5th wave in blue being very slightly truncated, ending within 7/100 of an S&P point of the bottom of blue wave 3 (on Aug 24).
  2. The subsequent upward movement has moved so far in 3 waves, labeled on the chart as blue A, B, and C.
  3. Wave C blue has reached just slightly beyond 1.618 times the length of blue A (2076.43).
  4. Within blue C, pink wave 5 has stretched just beyond .618 times the net traveled by pink waves 1 through 3 (2083.7).
  5. Within pink wave 5, green wave 5 has reached .382 times the net traveled by waves 1 through 3 green.
  6. The MACD histogram on a 240-minute chart is showing a large divergence from the MACD line starting Monday the 26th.
  7. The Fibonacci relationships have created a target cluster for the end of blue wave A from 2076.43 and 2092.84.   The SPX has stretched to the upper edge of that zone today, with an intraday high so far of 2093.29.
  8. Hurst cycle analysis is expecting a nested 80-day and 20-week cycle crest centered in the early days November, but starting tomorrow, price will reside within the topping date window for both cycles.
  9. Finally, Hurst cycle analysis expects that a nested 80-day and 20-week cycle trough is due in early December.

For all those reasons, the market rally that started August 24 appears to be complete, or very nearly so.

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Sid Norris

P.S. – The following material was added to this post one day later, on Oct 31:

Almost immediately after I made the original post above (around noon Friday, October 30), the market, on an intraday basis, started moving to the downside quite aggressively.  About that time mid-day, on a very short term chart of the ES contract, I noticed realtime that five clear waves to the downside (with proper internal Fibonacci relationships and wave subdivisons) were evident from the pre-market (Friday) high.  So, after the market closed on Friday, and after a fresh Sentient Trader Hurst cycle analysis, the SPX cash index chart now looks like this:

SPX 240m 10-31-15

This prompted several emails from non-subscribers ( yet . . (-: ) with questions about whether or not I had correctly predicted the big up-move in stocks from the August lows.  So I went back to actual screenshots sent to EWP ScreenShots (and EWP “Counts” Webinar)  subscribers in late August.  Here are three of them:

The chart below is a 240-minute screenshot sent to EWP ScreenShots subscribers on August 23.  Notice the expectation that the lion’s share of the downward movement was already finished, and a large rally into late October would be the next large move.
SPX 240m 8-23-15
In the following weekend edition of EWP ScreenShots (Aug 30),  subscribers received the following 240-minute chart.  Notice the addition of the “?” count, which suggested that the bottom might already be “in”, and a large rally through about November 4 was likely, no matter if the bottom was quite “in” or not.
 SPX 240m 8-30-15
Also, on that same date (Aug 30), I produced the following separate 180-chart for subscribers, showing an alternate count of a potential leading diagonal starting July 20.  The projected future price movement shown on this chart has come to fruition pretty closely.  This count is still on the table.
SPX 180m alternate 8-30-15