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Stocks Drop On August 30 And Near A Massive Inflection Point

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Stocks managed to fall again, with the S&P 500 slumping 1.1%. The index got as low as 3,965, or 15 points from 3,950, and good enough for me, target hit. Believe it or not, this is where the hard part starts; because of this zone, I think it will determine a lot. I will sort of watch to see what the market does at this point before making more bold calls. The last three weeks have been tiring. But from today’s close to 3918, it is essential and will tell us much about what happens next.

If we drop below 3,920, it will not only open the door for more gap fills but also invalidate any hopes bulls have that the recent rally in the market has been the start of a new upcycle. It is possible to count the move starting with the June lows as an Elliot wave impulse or 5-wave cycle. The recent pullback could, in theory, be a wave four down and, if valid, lead to a wave five higher.

But if this move down or “wave 4” goes below 3,920, wave four would fall below the top of wave 1, which would invalidate the bullish count.

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I think the most likely count is that we have completed an ABC up and are now in a five-wave cycle down. But again, that is why this region, around 3,920 is so essential. But given everything I know about the rest of the market, I think it is likely we will see lower prices in the future.


AMD today finished a little bit above support at around $85.50. I would think it continues to drop, getting sucked lower with Nvidia. This probably means AMD could retest that $73 region in the not too distance future.

Tesla (TSLA)

Tesla appears to have broken the neckline on that Head And Shoulders pattern I have been watching today. I think this will result in the stock moving lower from here and filling those gaps down to $250.

Nvidia (NVDA)

Nvidia fell back to $154, a price that has been support in the past. A break of that price sends the shares back to recent lows, and given how horrible those results were, I wouldn’t be surprised to see new lows.

Have a great night.


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