Today we sold off into the 4pm EST close at 2175ES (E-mini S&P500 Futures) as we had into Fed minutes for tomorrow Wednesday at 2pm. That’s the first time in a while where we ended the day at the lows.
Is that a bearish sign? And what happens next?
Well, if what happened today is a 4th wave, then it’s possible to have an a-b-c 5th wave up according to the red line.
In my prior post, I summarized the biggest opening drop of a New Year in history with this chart back in January.
Two weeks ago I wrote that the USD/CAD would likely see more downside in the weeks ahead. At the time of that writing the pair was trading at 1.3517 some 350 pips over the low that we saw last week at 1.3166. We are now approaching an area of key support that should be key in helping to give us clues as to where we are heading in this pair over the next several months. The question at hand is whether the January top was, in fact, a major multi-year top in this pair or whether we will yet see higher levels before we can consider this multi-year top in place.
Looking at the daily chart, we notice a few different things from a technical and Elliott Wave perspective that are giving us signals we may be closing in on at least a temporary bottom. The first is that we have what we can consider a completed (or very close to completed) abc corrective pattern into the current levels. While on the smaller degree timeframes this corrective pattern would look slightly better with one more low, we do technically have enough waves in place at the current levels to consider this move off of the January highs as a fully completed ABC.
We just had the worst first week of a New Year in history.
The main drivers of the large move down in the US Dollar’s DXY index a week ago Thursday (Dec 3) were the European currency pairs with the USD/CAD and USD/JPY mostly sitting out the decline in the DXY index. The GBP/USD was certainly up on Thursday but had very much underperformed the gains that were seen in the DXY Index as a whole.
The picture is even more dramatic if we look at the weekly data which is now in. Viewing an entire week’s worth of data we can see that the European currency pairs accounted for over 98% of the losses in the DXY Index for the week with the EUR/USD accounting for over 85% of the indexes drop. Additionally not only did the USD/JPY and USD/CAD currency pairs end the week fairly flat they had very little movement throughout the entire week as well trading in a very tight range.