Dow Jones issues this warning sign

by Alistair Strang from Trends and Targets |

Wall Street could go sharply lower, according to our analyst's charts. Here's why.

The Dow Jones (DOWi:DJI)

Something important happened in the last few days.
 
The chart below has a little circle though the Dow Jones uptrend for 2019. We've also shown the movement as an inset as we fear it's liable to prove important.
 
This sort of thing we refer to as a warning sign, a clear signal an important trend can be broken. Often, when this sort of thing occurs, any movement below the trend is usually sharp, fast, and painful.
 
At present, the implication is we should use 26,078 as final straw.

Essentially, weakness on the Dow below this level is liable to provoke sharp reversal down to an initial 24,867 points. 
 
If broken, secondary is a longer-term 23,536 points. Generally, these circled trend breaks imply reversal should occur due to some sort of negative news and worse, if our initial target is achieved, ultimately there's a heck of an argument favouring "bottom" at 22,206 points eventually. 
 
In terms of the important question, "If I go short, where's the stop?", the answer is pretty straightforward; as tight as possible. The drop, if it happens, will tend not form part of a trading cycle.

What's surprising about this scenario is the suggestion the market could be poised to reverse all movement during 2019 and ponder if Mr Trump is planning to Tweet something outrageous in the weeks ahead. 
 
Who knows, maybe he shall announce his undying love from the UK's Mr Johnson, just before executing a ban on all trade with the UK...
 
All kidding aside, there is 'something' about the Dow's movement in recent months which, if it were a share price, would leave us uncomfortable.
 
To get out of trouble, the Dow needs only to exceed 26,630 to give the first hint we're being panic merchants. As it closed last week at 26,573, it's not a big ask.
 
Above 26,630 is supposed to trigger movement up to an initial 27,076 points. 
 
If exceeded, our secondary is at an amazing looking 28,285 points and the territory of new all-time highs. 
 
The first major challenge, of course, shall be the question as to whether sufficient strength exists to achieve the 27,076 level. If it does, the circled break below red shall be consigned to history as a false alarm.

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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