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New alignments: Corn and Dow Industrials. Download the Matrix to judge their strength. Corn's alignment statistics and energy should be reviewed closely.
The US and global economy remain in down phase until 2020. The economic activity composite (EAC)'s ITCO and LTCO trends continues to define contraction, a deterioration economic activity through 2019. The intermediate oscillator (ITCO), a trend that's fallen toward lows not seen since 2003 and 2009, clearly tells us that the economic pain trade is going to get worse regardless of how many bullish narratives are cited by politicians or mainstream media. At some point, confidence will deteriorate below current levels (Matrix Line 103). Subscribers must watch these trends closely, because a bear phase in confidence likely ushers in a series of trends that won't makes sense in any other backdrop other than a cycle inversion.
BuST & BrST > 0, observations made in the daily, weekly, or monthly time frames, warn investors where upside or downside alignments are pushing against the cycle of time. The computer defines these alignments as Early, Mid, or Late. Late cycle alignments are vulnerable to reversal. A daily BuST or BrST > 2, for example, suggests a growing probability of consolidation ahead even in Early and Mid cycle alignments.
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The value of the Matrix is far more than a study of price. Trends are a function of price, volume (force), volatility, and TIME. The order of their importance is as follows: (1) TIME, (2) volatility, (3) volume & price alignment. Volume and price alignment, a setup that triggers action, favors Grade A & B, early cycle markets under high compression (↓COM). ↓COM suggests extremely low volatility, a quiet trend ready to explode into high compression (↑EXP). Weekly and monthly breakout signals are not finalized until the end of the week and month, respectively. Signals generated before that could be temporary. Keep this in mind when reading alignment.
Suggested Reading: The Cycle of Accumulation and Distribution (CAD), Leverage Oscillator (LTLO), Diffusion Index (DI), Volatility Bandwidth (BW), Compression (COM), Expansion (EXP), Alignment, Upside Alignment, Downside Alignment, Sentiment Model, Intermarket Trends, VIX Model, Economic Activity Composite, Long Term Cycles.
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