Elliott Wave Analysis: Dow Jones, Nasdaq, and Dax 30 Dive Impulsively
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Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Dax 30 Elliott Wave Analysis Talking Points
- Dow Jones Industrial Average holds above Elliott Wave channel
- Nasdaq bearish reversal at Elliott Wave channel
- Dax 30 is the weakest as it could not reach Elliott Wave channel midline
As investors search for reasons why the largest correction in years is occurring, traders look to the technical charts. Our Elliott Wave analysis for Dow Jones, Nasdaq, and Dax 30 shows a wave picture that is likely incomplete to the downside.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Sticks on Top of Elliott Wave Channel
Many times Elliott Wave impulses form a price channel by connecting the extremes of waves 2 and 4 and projecting it over wave 3. Dow Jones Industrial Average has rallied past the upper channel line in a blow off top. Returning inside the Elliott Wave channel can be a signal that the rally is over. Dow Jones Industrial Average is hovering near the channel line so continued weakness in the market may confirm the top is in.
If DJIA is successful in returning inside the Elliott Wave channel, then the next level of support enters the picture near the lower channel boundary near 20,000. If this area fails to contain DJIA, then the next level of support is near the fourth wave extreme at 15,500.
Nasdaq Reverses at Elliott Wave Channel High and Targets 5300
As discussed above, the Elliott Wave channel can offer target zones within an impulse wave. Nasdaq has rallied since 2009 in a five-wave impulse reaching the upper channel line. There is a small internal support trend line Nasdaq is trying to pierce. If it is successful, then continued weakness is anticipated to lower channel support near 5300.
If Nasdaq cannot find support at the lower channel line, then we will look for continued weakness to the fourth wave extreme near 3900.
Dax 30 Cannot Reach Its Elliott Wave Channel Midline
Notice the difference in Dax 30 relative to Dow Jones Industrial Average or Nasdaq. Dax 30 could not rally to the grey dotted line that represents the midline of the Elliott Wave channel. This is indicative of a very weak market.
The lower channel line may provide temporary support near 11,500. If Dax 30 is able to rally to new highs from this level, then we can count it simply as a wave 4 (the alternate shown on the chart). If Dax 30 breaks outside of the Elliott Wave channel below 11,500, then we will look at the fourth wave extreme near 8700 as the next level of support.
The bottom line for all three markets noted above is that absent an immediate print to new highs, this bearish sequence appears incomplete and trade make take place to lower levels in the coming weeks.
Elliott Wave FAQs
What is Elliott Wave Theory?
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---Written by Jeremy Wagner, CEWA-M
Jeremy is a Certified Elliott Wave Analyst with a Master’s designation. These articles are designed to illustrate Elliott Wave applied to the current market environment.
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