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US Equities – Market Top?

by Antonis Benis, on Jan 21, 2020 4:56:13 PM

This is an update of my previous report on January 10th.

In that report, I wrote that I was expecting a top on that same day. The forecast failed badly; markets continued higher for another week, rising another 1,5%.

Market conditions/setup tools have become even more extreme, see updated charts (1-3) of “Equity Put to call ratio”, “NYSE net High-Low” and “Smart/dump money confidence spread”.


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Equity Put Call Ratio De-Trended trading anaylsis chartCourtesy of


NYSE Net High-Low % trading signals chartCourtesy of


Money Confidence Spread by Smart Money Dumb

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Advance/Decline Line

At the same time, there is RSI divergence in the daily, weekly and monthly time frames, which is a negative.

However, Advance/Decline line and high yield bond Advance/Decline line (market breadth) keep on making new all-time highs (see charts 4,5), strongly suggesting that the long expected correction will be a minor one (up to 10%); this is not the way major highs are made.

NYSE Advance Decline Line Trading Signals Chart

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High Yield Bond Cumulative Advance Decline Line

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The daily SPX can potentially record a TD sequential Sell Setup @8 or @9 today or tomorrow.

Cycles have topped around the turn of the year, suggest a decline into the first half of February, a bounce into March and renewed weakness into April.

Gann Analysis 

Gann analysis: I found it very difficult to find reliable Gann resistance levels, thus further suggesting that the expected top should be a temporary one; patterns are easier to find at major market tops.

Anyway, this is the best I could do; of interest is that the converted charts for the Nasdaq 100 and especially so for the DAX are almost textbook Gann (see charts 6 -9)

NASDAQ 100 daily trading signals Gann Analysis

NASDAQ 100 Index US Dollar to Euro trading signals Gann Analysis

S&P 500 trading signals Gann Analysis

DAX converted trading signals Gann Analysis


Bottom line: Sounding like a broken record here, but there is overwhelming technical evidence that a temporary market top is nearby (if not already in the market). A bearish Japanese candlestick should mark the top; the line in the sand becomes now the 10d MA (currently at 3302 and risisng), a close below would confirm the bearish price flip.


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