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This is Nico Isaac reporting for Elliott Wave International

On May 27, a young man walked into a Seattle Starbucks and ordered the most expensive drink the chain has ever sold: The “Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino” contained 60 shots of espresso, weighed 128 ounces, and cost $54.75. Behold!

[Insert Picture]: http://consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/enormousfrap.jpg?w=680

When asked about his vocation, the man said he was a full-time futures trader.

Just kidding! He never said what he did for a living, but if the jittery shoe fits…

It’s no stretch. Most participants in the fast-moving commodities markets sleep Do with one eye open. I’ve seen several EWI analysts forego the coffee mug and drink straight out of the pot. (You know who you are, guys!)

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Your time is precious. Price moves happen in the blink. You need to be able to cut through any extraneous noise and hearsay that isn’t based purely on objective data.

Elliott wave analysis gives you exactly that — objectivity.

It doesn’t look to the news for clues into future price moves. It looks to the price charts themselves. On those charts, traceable Elliott wave patterns emerge, signaling where and when you should expect trend changes.

Consider the recent selloff in coffee prices from their April 23 high, captured here:

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Existing Chart, attached: 6.23.14coffee1.jpg

Chart Location: P: / newsletters/ DFJ/ 0619dfj/ Coffee (Comb) Sep 2014 @ICE-US (Daily bars)


ALL Elliott labels, letters, numbers, arrows


4/23 Peak

Arrow pointing down from peak

Right before prices turned, our April 21 Daily Commodity Junctures identified a bearish Elliott wave set-up emerging on multiple time frames in coffee futures and wrote:

[Show Chart & Analysis]

[Tonight’s Analysis:]


July Coffee projects to peak near term at a little above 210.90… Doing so should then set the stage for a… decline that should carry to below 188.50, with reasonable potential to approach the 150 neighborhood


Existing Chart, attached: 6.23.14coffee2.jpg

Chart Location: P: / newsletters/ DFJ/ 2014/ 0421dfj/ page 5/ Coffee (Comb) Cont Liq@ ICE-US (Daily bars)


Green ‘a’

The selloff took prices to a four-month low. And now, the June 19 Daily Commodity Junctures shows you — in both print and video analysis — the exact price levels that will keep “expectations for a rally intact.”

Grab a cuppa, or two, and find out which markets present the biggest near- and long-term opportunities right now.

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Headline: Should You Get Used to China’s “New Normal” of Falling Stocks?

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This is Nico Isaac reporting for Elliott Wave International

If you’re afraid of heights, I suggest NOT reading the July 1 MarketWatch story about how China’s ultra rich opt to dine in “high” style: one thousand, four hundred bucks (per person) includes a feast of caviar and foie gras, to consume while strapped in a chair

On a crane 165 feet above the earth!

[Insert PIC: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/chinas-rich-enjoy-dinner-while-suspended-from-crane-2014-07-01


[Play Clip: http://youtu.be/Gq_bjaI0NTo]

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What you can’t look away from is the fact that China’s economy finds itself in an equally perilous position on the ground below.

[Show sequence of Pictures capturing economic crisis in China as I’m reading]

There, soaring bank debt

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shrinking GDP

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And falling home prices have led China’s own President to press his citizens to adapt to a QUOTE new normal of slower economic growth.

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HEADLINE on top of page: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-11/xi-says-china-must-adapt-to-new-normal-of-slower-growth.html

The natural next step for those who say economic data drives the performance in equities is to get the heck out of Beijing.

In market speak, that means shorting Chinese stocks.

So — Should you heed the bearish call?

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Well, today’s fundamental backdrop is the mirror opposite of 2009.

Now, it’s brutally negative. Then, it was exceedingly positive. All signs pointed UP.

But before the year’s end, China’s economy slipped off its track. That July, the Shanghai Composite peaked, turning down in a 40 percent plus selloff to the 5-year lows we see today.

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Chart Location: http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts;_ylt=A0LEVu9GB7RTlEcACKYPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByZDBpbXI5BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?s=000001.SS

5 YR Time Frame

EMPHASIS on the Descending Slope from 2009 high

The month of the Shanghai Composite’s reversal, our July 2009 Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast identified ample evidence “in support for a top” — chiefly, a key bearish Elliott wave pattern: A five-wave move coming to an end, which we labeled on this very chart:

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Existing chart, attached: 7.1.14shanghai.jpg

Chart Location: P: / newsletters/ AFF/ 2009/ 0907/ 0907AFF/ Page 6 “Rally Nears End As New Accounts…”


(A) in upper far right of chart

In 2009, the economic data was bullish – yet stocks peaked.

Today, the data is bearish. And stocks, well —

The full answer as to where China’s stock market is headed lies on the price chart of the Shanghai Composite Index itself. Our current Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast has just such a chart. Only ours is no ordinary chart:

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  • It identifies for you a trendchannel that has “mostly contained” the selloff since the 2009 high
  • It shows you a key support level that has acted as a floor for declines several times over the past 21 months
  • It tells you the exact line prices must “break out solidly above to signal that a multi-month UPTREND has begun.”

Don’t stay in suspense (or suspended 165 feet in the air!) for the next meaningful set-up in world’s second largest economy.


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Headline: For One Group of European Investors, the Future Looks… Stressful!

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Graphic Image: Stressed out person





[Begin Script]

This is Nico Isaac reporting for Elliott Wave International

Legendary funny-woman Lily Tomlin once said, “Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.” 

It’s laughable. But it’s also true. The more stressful our lives become, the worse things get. Toss a bunch of surprise hurdles on top of the everyday challenges — and you and I are one, broken timing belt away from checking into the Funny Farm.

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On the other hand, alleviate that stress, and everything improves by leaps and bounds.

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Mainstream economic wisdom says the same holds true for the financial universe, i.e.:

  • When investors are stressed out, stock prices fall

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  • When investors are calm and confident, stocks rally.

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It makes perfect sense. But, on page 1 of our newest European Financial Forecast, we prove this is absolutely not the case, via the following chart AND this groundbreaking discovery:

“The chart plots the Euro Stoxx 50 against the Euro Area Systemic Stress Indicator, a composite index that uses 15 market-based measures to track tension in the financial markets…

[Contrary to popular belief] Stocks tend to bottom when the indicator shows high levels of financial stress, and stocks tend to top during low-stress environments.”

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Existing chart, attached: july2014eurostress.jpg

Chart location: P: / newsletters/ EFF/ 2014/ 1407/ 1407EFF/ page 1/ The Die Is Cast


∙         The Die Is Cast For The Third And Final Crash

∙         ALL Elliott wave labels from V to circled 2

∙         Lowest Reading Ever and Up Arrow

∙         All Systemic Stress data beyond 2012


∙         Data Have Been Removed For This Publication BOX

The arrows at the bottom put you face to face with two pivotal examples:

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At the March 2000 and June 2007 stock market peaks, systemic stress was lower than that of a meditating monk’s.

But that all changed. In both instances, European investors went from “Ohmmm” to “Oh No!” as the respective bull markets careened over a bear market cliff — and in 2007, culminated in an unprecedented sovereign debt crisis.

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The Euro Area Systemic Stress Composite Index is one invaluable piece of the larger sentiment picture. When it reaches an extreme reading, you can be sure of one thing: A major turning point in stocks is not far away.

Now, the July European Finanical Forecast shows you where the stress index currently stands. For starters:

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  • The index has never been where it is today.
  • Our interpretation “runs exactly opposite of most mainstream forecasters.”
  • The Elliott wave pattern underway in the Euro Stoxx 50 suggests “blue chips are on the brink” of something big.

Take away the stress of not knowing where Europe’s markets are headed.

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Headline: Don’t Drink and Shoot While Trading Crude Oil

Graphic: Crude oil drilling; or Bull’s eye





[Begin Script]

Hey this is Nico Isaac reporting for Elliott Wave International

Did you know that in the sport of competitive rifle shooting, alcohol is recognized — and banned — as a performance-enhancing drug?

Says who…. Homer Simpson?

[Play video] http://youtu.be/EP–Oy81Y7o

0 to 5 seconds: “Well beer, we’ve had some great times”

Actually, it reminds me of another “law” that many experts defend as making perfect and total sense. Only this one is for investors trying to hit the near-term mark in the financial markets they follow. The law reads:

newsaslaw.jpg [Show image] Idea: Law book open with this written on a page….

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NEWS is a performance-enhancing tool for predicting trend changes on price charts.

And instead of banning news, the mainstream officials highly encourage its use to anticipate where prices will move next.

But contrary to popular belief, “fundamentals” affect broad trends a lot less than most people think. In fact, these events often follow trend changes that have already occurred.

[If possible, slam a “DENIED” stamp down on the picture of the law book, if possible]

Example: http://rcradioblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/denied-stamp.jpg

Take the recent performance of crude oil. At the beginning of this week (starting July 14) oil prices labored below the $100 per barrel level for the first time since May and clung to a 2-month low.

And, according to the mainstream experts, crude oil’s near-term “barrel” was fully loaded with these bearish fundamentals:

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  • U.S. oil production surpassed 8.5 million barrels a day for the first time since 1986
  • Crude oil processing by refineries stood at a 9-year high
  • And major Libyan shipping terminals reopened after a year-long blockade by rebels.

Yet, despite the overwhelmingly bearish backdrop, crude oil prices headed straight for the BULLS eye!

[Show image] http://bullseyeboots.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/bullseye1.32112816.jpg

From its 99.01 low on July 15, crude shot up in a powerful surge.

That same morning, EWI’s Energy Pro Service used Elliott wave analysis — not the news — to gauge where the market was headed. Spoiler Alert: It was UP!

At 8:58 AM on July 15, Energy Pro Service’s intraday analysis showed these 2 charts along with this bullish forecast:

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“Good Tuesday Morning!! Overnight activity keeps the hunt on for the… low. It shouldn’t, however, be far off. Trade above 101.20 would offer the first good hint that it’s in place.”

[Show Chart]

Existing chart attached, 7.17.14crude1.jpg


Chart location: You can’t access archived Pro Service charts from Breezy. I have to use the Specialty Service content manager

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Existing chart attached, 7.17.14crude2.jpg


Chart location: You can’t access archived Pro Service charts from Breezy. I have to use the Specialty Service content manager

Right now, the latest Energy Pro Service shows you whether the sharp rally is unfolding as a corrective pattern — i.e. soon to be retraced, or an impulse — i.e. set to continue even higher.

Headline: Don’t Drink and Shoot While Trading Crude Oil

URL: http://www.elliottwave.com/freeupdates/archives/2014/07/17/Don-t-Drink-and-Shoot-While-Trading-Crude-Oil.aspx#axzz37oJEZg63

Blurb: When the week began on Monday July 14, crude oil’s fundamental backdrop was overwhelmingly bearish. Yet, from its 99.01 low on July 15, crude prices shot up in a powerful surge. That morning, EWI’s Energy Pro Service used Elliott wave analysis — not the news — to gauge where the market was headed. Spoiler Alert: It was UP!

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