4/21/2018 – The Market Is Crashing!!
The internet is responsible for many advancements in life. All of the encyclopedias that used to sit on the mantle of the fireplace at my childhood home are now a few mouse clicks away. Today's youth don't know how good they have it.....(dang it, I sound like my dad there, something I said I wouldn't do when I grew up).....
But there is a dark side to a plethora of information as well. How do you sift through all of this information to find a trusted source? There is the issue of "fake news". Just like the title for this article - FAKE! But that is the problem - the internet allowed everyone to have a voice. I would not call all of them trustworthy. And yes, while letting people express their opinions is good to some extent, I personally feel that there are just "too many voices" on issues.
Each person has to decide for themselves who they feel are "trusted" media sources, something not a lot of people are capable of or even want to do...
The Market Is Crashing!
Let's start by forgetting about a market "crash". The market is not and will not be "crashing". At least not yet. But a move to the 6,200 level that I discussed before in previous updates sure will feel like the market is crashing. But the other possibility I talked about
This first chart is a 3 month daily candlestick chart for the NASDAQ Composite to monitor its attempted rebound. The NASDAQ formed a Doji candlestick pattern after reaching the lower gap-down. The NASDAQ could have started its push down to the 6,200 level with Friday's sell off.
But I think the index could have one last push upwards towards the upper gap-down area. The upper gap-down area is around the 7,400 - 7,500 price level. The sell-off that started Friday should end no later than Tuesday morning if the last push towards the 7,400 - 7,500 price level is going to play out. The goal during the rebound we are monitoring is to try and sell as near the previous high as we can if you do decide to sell. I think holding for a push towards the upper gap-down is the way to do that in this scenario. It is not wrong to start taking profits and raising cash at the lower gap-down though.
Yes, holding is still an option too. Especially for those than don't like to trade a lot. At least during this correction. Why? Because according to the Elliott wave structure, the market will still see another new all-time high.
Holding may not be a viable option for the next correction. But we will deal with that when it comes. We need to focus on the here and now, sort of....
So how would we know if a move to the 6,200 level is still in the cards? A move to the 6,200 price level would be confirmed by a….
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