Just ignore the shaky foundation
Yen appears to be accelerating lower after the minimal retrace made when I last updated this chart a few weeks ago. I'm assuming this is the early stages of (iii) of [v] or [c] down. Minor support being tested now at 0.008994 though I don't think it will be very firm. Prefer lower targets at 0.008789 or 0.008643 before a more substantial bounce.
There are already preliminary signs of a breakout
Chart updated with additional supports
I'm going to use the weekly UNG chart for the big picture and then switch to the daily natural gas futures chart for the fine details.
Yen has dropped steadily from the wave (e) of a triangle target of 90.41. So far, no complaints as it has been on plan. FXY has tested support at 86.71 with the Lomb pulled down where it is...
It still might catch up
The corrective high might be set
along with cycles analysis
The expected reversal may have begun
As you know, I have been critical of the rise in the Yen over the last month and continued to think it a developing wave [iv] or [b] triangle. Over the last three weeks that has been a strong reaction against resist at 0.009623. Certainly appears that prices are moving down in the early stages of [v] or [c] down out of the triangle. Supports on this chart are Gann based and while I think prices will react to them, it is very speculative at this point estimating where the turns will be in the five wave sequence. It is worth noting that the 'c of (e) of [iv] or [b]' terminated on a cycle inflection which implies a drop to the next in March of next year at a minimum and perhaps out to the following inflection next August.
Opportunities nearby for bulls
I have been looking for a possible wave (v) low in UNG for the last couple months and it looks like we may have one that sticks. It has spent the last few weeks up from a test, and brief poke under, support at 18.10. Goal now is to establish a five wave move up for an initial impulse up. Resist at 21.81 and 22.89 on the weekly chart. I'm working on the premise that the dominant weekly cycle is inverting and thus for a net rise into the end of the year.
It might already have begun
It's already retreating from calculated resistance
Yen has rallied up with gold but I still think the overall Elliott triangle is still valid. It looks like the dominant weekly cycle will be invert and be a high. The ideal cycle infection point is September 13 but we are already in the window. First step for a reversal would be falling under prior resist at 0.009386.
EWZ is in the resistance zone
The upward correction probably won't shoot much higher
As you know, I've been watching UNG for a possible significant cycle low nearby and expecting a rise into early next year. While prices have slipped a little lower, that is consistent with the main forecast on the daily chart from the last update. UNG is now near weekly and daily supports and is worth monitoring closely.
out of an Elliott wave triangle
Making a UNG update since I spent time staring at the daily. First, the weekly chart. Nothing new from when I last posted it. I think UNG is trying to feel out for a low in the 62 week cycle. Price needs to be over 21.65 to cause bears to cover.
At the start of 2018, EWI ended wave [e] of a triangle and dropped in the first five wave impulse lower at the end of last year. Since then, EWI has been bouncing in a three wave move for a wave (ii). While having tested a possible target at 28.83 two weeks ago, it strikes me as too aggressive to say that wave 'c of (ii)' is complete while above 30.00 as the overhead target tested so far is a bit short of what is typical for a wave (ii).
Treating this overlapping bounce in EWZ up from the low last year as a 'b' wave and expect prices to turn down again in an impulse over the next few weeks.
Traders should watch for a pullback or a breakout
One of the reasons that I have been skeptical about the gold rise is the correlation that it has had with the Japanese yen and I'm still bearish yen as the triangle is still valid here.
Don't be fooled by the steep rise
When I last wrote on UNG, I was looking for a possible truncated wave (v) low in conjunction with a projected cycle low for the year. Prices did in fact climb but was rejected by initial resist at 23.31. Despite that, the overall forecast for a possible low for the year in development is the same.
Leaving the current station soon
The weekly cycle in UNG has lengthened and is now forecasting a low over the next several weeks and rises toward the end of the year. The daily chart has a five wave count down from the wave iv bounce high in March. Prices rising over 23.31 is first confirmation that the low may be set though it is conceivable that the turn up is slow like in mid 2018.
Is your seat belt fastened?
Is it time for the reversal?
Our main scenario is bearish, but there's an alternate too
This spring might see a downward cascade
Back when I last updated UNG charts, I thought a bounce was due and in fact one has taken place. The question now is, was the low in February the end of the pattern down from the November high from last year or is there one more low left? I favor the latter because fourth waves typically have a complex wave form and we have yet to a new low or test of the 2017 low. For timing, thinking the best time for a low is late March or early April, even it turns out to be a higher low.
When I last posted charts on Japanese Yen, I was looking for a bounce up from a possible (d) wave low of a triangle [iv]. It looks like the last wave of that triangle, wave (e), completed at the start of this year. Cycles suggest wave [v] down is in progress and could last till August of this year
It might be making a durable low
The latest bounce retrace was very weak
What comes next after that 3-wave move?
Two resistance zones to watch
Ready for launch?
Time for bears to manage positions
There's still a bullish count
Watch for a countertrend swing
The ETF dropped when it reached the right altitude
Bears need to wait for it to reset first
The last high was probably an overshoot
Consider a "base hits" trading approach now
Here are some potential entry areas
TLT has been trading in a tight range for the last several months, making short stabs at breaking lower but finding support at tests of prior swing lows. I lean to support failing over the next several months and pushing for a rough support area of 112.00 to 110.
The Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is very late in the advance from the 2016 and likely the 2009 low as well. It is aggressive to sell to short but certainly makes sense to lock in profits especially if you went long or added in the consolidation earlier this year.