Live: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

11::10 a.m. New York time

I have re-worked my  Elliott Wave analysis of the SPY chart to take of the issue that arose a couple of days ago, as described in the Live post of Aug. 21.

The SPY chart below covers one year with daily bars.


The difficulty came because I had counted the corrected since the bear market began on Jan. 26 as being a Zig-Zag — a directional correction with a 5-wave, 3-wave, 5-wave pattern. As it turns out out, the correction now analyzes as a Flat — a sieways correction — with a 3-wave, 3-wave, 5-wave pattern.

In my experience 2nd wave corrections, like this one, tend to be Zig-Zags. But it’s not a rule, and this one is marching to the beat of its own drummer.

Even so, my conclusion that the C wave is near an end remains intact. Also, my decision to exit yesterday is supported by the new wave count; the C wave may be nearing an end, but it could still have a good distance to go.

Or not. There’s no way to say.

I anticipate no trades today.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 22, 2018

Tim Bovee, Private Trader tracks the analysis and trades of a private trader for his own accounts. Nothing in this blog constitutes a recommendation to buy or sell stocks, options or any other financial instrument. The only purpose of this blog is to provide education and entertainment.

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