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Progression of Stock Market Top, Crash Formations

Stock-Markets / Financial Crash Sep 07, 2012 - 06:16 AM GMT

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

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Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSPX shows a well-formed Orthodox Broadening Top formation that may have a few points left to complete point 5. As it stands, it is already overbought and has the minimum requirements for a completed formation. The trading bands have squeezed together suggesting a violent transition is at hand.

Once the SPX declines below 1395, there is a good possibility of a bounce from the 50-day moving average (point 6) back to mid-Cycle resistance at 1410.27 (point 7), then a very dramatic decline to its average target of 1074.15, its 2011 low.


The Orthodox Broadening Top has a failure rate of only 4% once the lower trendline is broken. The average decline for these formations is 23% from the lower trendline. But wait…there’s more!

The Orthodox Broadening Top shown in the hourly chart is a grandchild of even larger Broadening top formations. The parent (red) to the first formation started from the June 4 low and has a slightly higher target of 1096.00. Wedges can be crash formations, but have an average decline of 20% once the lower trendline is broken.

Then there is the grandparent (blue) that started fat the November 25, 2011 low. The grandparent formation has a deeper target than the prior two formations and may also challenge the 2011 lows. Broadening Wedges have only a 6% failure rate once the lower trendline is broken. You can see that I have been patiently waiting for these trendlines to break for an awfully long time. I refer to these as crash triggers.

But there’s even more…

The great-grand-daddy of them all started at the February 2010 low, leading up to the first Flash Crash. It has a probable target near 880.00.

You will notice that I have drawn a probable neckline for a massive Head & Shoulders formation at 880.00. The July 12, 2009 low was 869.32. It is entirely possible, nay, probable that Cycle wave I may reach 880.00. I envision this target to be the terminus for Cycle Wave I. It is likely that, once the crash triggers are broken on each formation, there will be a “waterfall” decline to the next formation, and so on, until the decline is exhausted.

I’ll let you figure the target for the Head & Shoulders formation. It is even more massive than the first decline, since it will be some multiple of the initial decline.

This makes a fascinating fractal study, since fractals are often self-similar repetitions of one another. By the way, there is a great-great-grand-daddy broadening Wedge on the monthly charts. Why don’t you see if you can locate it.

Regards,

Tony

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