Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dow Theory Update for October 24: More than six months without a secondary reaction in US stocks

Trends unchanged

US Stocks

The primary trend is bullish since November 21st, 2016, as explained here and here.

The primary trend was reconfirmed on July 3rd, 2017 as was explained here

The S&P 500, the Industrials and the Transports continue making higher confirmed highs. Thus, no secondary reaction in sight.

Furthermore, more than six months have elapsed without the occurrence of a secondary reaction. This is quite a long time. The charts below show the last recorded secondary reaction (orange rectangles) and the subsequent bullish swing which hitherto has not been interrupted.

Of course, we are dealing with an old cyclical bull market (more about cyclical bull markets, here), a “middle aged” primary bull market (now nearing 1 year old) and an “old” bull swing (the one that got started after the lows of the last secondary reaction  made on April 19th (Industrials), April 13th (SPY and Transports). All in all, if we weight in all the factors, it seems than a secondary reaction might be close at hand. 

A long, uninterrupted bull market swing within a middle aged primary bull market within an old cyclical bull market


The primary trend was declared bearish on July 7th, 2017, as explained here and here
The secondary trend is bullish, as was profusely explained here.

The pullback that got started on September 8th, 2017 has unambiguously setup SLV and GLD for a primary bull market. An in-depth explanation here. Please mind that a “setup” is not the actual signal. So, if the primary bear market lows were jointly revisited the primary bear market would be reconfirmed.


The primary trend is bearish, as was explained here and here.

The secondary trend is bullish as explained here

For the same reasons given when analyzing SLV and GLD, no primary bull market has been signaled for SIL and GDX, as explained here. GDX did not better its secondary reaction closing highs by a hair, but it failed to do so. Furthermore, SIL is very far from its secondary reaction closing highs. All in all, no primary bull market signal in sight.

The Dow Theorist

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