The US stock market's recent tumble disappointed our chartist, but now he has a new set of numbers to watch.
We've a reason for questioning the Dow Jones as when we last reviewed it at Easter, a good argument existed suggesting the index should climb above 28,000 points. Alas, the market managed the mid-27,000's, then fell back.
It was interesting to note the index trashed this year's immediate uptrend before enacting some surprise recovery.
Oddly, when this sort of thing happens with European markets, we always fear the worst as any future break below a trend is both expected and will doubtless be vile.
But North America is different as, when a price breaks below a trend, then recovers above, the market will invariably climb to safety again.
Often, we feel this is the difference in national psyche - across the pond hoping for the best, but on this side we expect the worst.
If the USA continues "hoping for the best", it appears movements now exceeding 26,415 calculate with the ambition of an initial 26,637 points.
If exceeded, it will be sane to hope for continued recovery toward 27,272.
The visuals quite strongly suggest some hesitation if such a level makes an appearance.
By taking the European standpoint, in the scenario of the Dow falling below red - presently around 26,000 points, reversal risks being quite share down to 25,289 points initially.
If broken, secondary is a longer-term 24,592 points.
Source: Trends and Targets Past performance is not a guide to future performance
Alistair Strang has led high-profile and "top secret" software projects since the late 1970s and won the original John Logie Baird Award for inventors and innovators. After the financial crash, he wanted to know "how it worked" with a view to mimicking existing trading formulas and predicting what was coming next. His results speak for themselves as he continually refines the methodology.
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