• 204 days Could Crypto Overtake Traditional Investment?
  • 209 days Americans Still Quitting Jobs At Record Pace
  • 211 days FinTech Startups Tapping VC Money for ‘Immigrant Banking’
  • 214 days Is The Dollar Too Strong?
  • 214 days Big Tech Disappoints Investors on Earnings Calls
  • 215 days Fear And Celebration On Twitter as Musk Takes The Reins
  • 217 days China Is Quietly Trying To Distance Itself From Russia
  • 217 days Tech and Internet Giants’ Earnings In Focus After Netflix’s Stinker
  • 221 days Crypto Investors Won Big In 2021
  • 221 days The ‘Metaverse’ Economy Could be Worth $13 Trillion By 2030
  • 222 days Food Prices Are Skyrocketing As Putin’s War Persists
  • 224 days Pentagon Resignations Illustrate Our ‘Commercial’ Defense Dilemma
  • 225 days US Banks Shrug off Nearly $15 Billion In Russian Write-Offs
  • 228 days Cannabis Stocks in Holding Pattern Despite Positive Momentum
  • 229 days Is Musk A Bastion Of Free Speech Or Will His Absolutist Stance Backfire?
  • 229 days Two ETFs That Could Hedge Against Extreme Market Volatility
  • 231 days Are NFTs About To Take Over Gaming?
  • 232 days Europe’s Economy Is On The Brink As Putin’s War Escalates
  • 235 days What’s Causing Inflation In The United States?
  • 236 days Intel Joins Russian Exodus as Chip Shortage Digs In
Trading On The Mark

Trading On The Mark

Trading On The Mark

Our work is grounded in several technical methods. We make use of Elliott Wave, Gann techniques, Fibonacci relationships in price and time, cycles, and other…

Contact Author

  1. Home
  2. Markets
  3. Other

Shanghai Stocks: Expect Continued Downward Moves

At a time when many of the world's major stock indices are showing signs of topping, the Shanghai Composite Index (SHA:000001) is poised to continue the decline it began in 2009. Although there is probably a long-term buying opportunity on the horizon, in the near term we expect opportunities for two or more short trades. In this article, we describe our primary scenario for that index, showing possible price targets and a rough timeframe for a decline. Readers interested in the alternate scenario, which is more bearish, can find a description of it at our website.

The spectacular crash in the Shanghai index in 2007 and 2008 coincided with the decline in stock indices worldwide, and Shanghai also participated in the global stock rally from late 2008. However, while many other indices continued to advance after that time, Shanghai has taken a sideways-down path to visit prices not far from its 2008 low.

We don't believe the decline is over. Traders working on a timeframe of a few weeks may still find short trades from a continued series of lower highs, especially using the channel trendlines as a guide. Investors with a long-term perspective should watch for a buying opportunity sometime in late 2014 or 2015.

We admit it was difficult to assign an Elliott wave count to the decline from 2009. There have been several overlapping moves, and many of the sub-moves have corrective patterns. The whole decline is best seen as a large, downward diagonal C-wave. The factor that crystallized the count for us was the index's good behavior within the modified Schiff channel shown on the weekly chart below.

Shanghai Composite - Weekly

From the current price area, we expect the index to trace out a final three-wave move downward into support. If it stays within the channel, then 1,536 is an attractive target. However, 1,342 and 1,099 are also viable. In any case, if this scenario comes to pass, price probably will remain above the index's 2005 low of 998.23.

Another thing to watch for confirmation of this scenario is the index's behavior in the near-term with respect to the midline of the channel. Price should be entering the down-phase of the 44-week empirical cycle. The primary scenario would be called into question if price rises very far above the midline, and certainly if it exceeds the prior high labeled as "a" of "(iv)". At that point, the alternate scenario would probably move to the fore, and we might also consider that a cycle inversion had occurred.

 

Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment