AVGO – May 30, 2023

Folks, thanks to @stocktwits and @howardlinzdon I wouldn’t have known about AVGO. OUCH …so, seeing in Howard’s feed I decided to just go take a look.

Amazing … take a look at this mathematical symmetry. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Yes, I know, it’s after the fact and I admit to that.

The cool thing is 1/ it’s still there (the math 🙂 ) but 2/ even cooler is my eye immediately saw it.

I tell you folks, the more you take off the charts, the more you will see.

Anyhoo, sure looks like a 1-2-3-4-5 and w/ that symmetry and math, along with today’s action certainly appears that is all she wrote!


NVDA update – May 30, 2023

Took a peek at NVDA tonight and what came to my eye was the “look” of the “last” big move into a high from a measured move perspective and, yup, there it was – almost exactly equal to the length of the last move.

Honestly, I saw that but was “head faked” by the gigantic candle that brought us here so I used the all time low for the ABCD projection that is a little higher. But, tonight, it was the “shooting star” like nature of the candle that caught my eye. So, there it was and I, sorry folks, but I blew it. I did have the 1.27 extension on the chart and that “can” or “should” provide some resistance but, like anything, the level takes on more significance when you have a projection into that extension level. So, take that for what it’s worth.

Now, my “feel” is that we hit some resistance and perhaps a pullback and then up into the larger ABCD. That scenario, for now, would workout if that old trend line that got blown thru holds as support and NVDA bounces and goes up up up … this thesis is thawing and getting really cold if we get a weekly close below that old trend line.

So … lets see what happens.


NVDA – May 29, 2023


I have a long term monthly count in my head that has a pullback/pause coming and then continuing higher. Yes, I think this is going higher. However, need it to get thru two things first:

Trend Line: note the long term log trend line from the first high 20 years ago the last major high (both regions denoted by the blue arrows) caused a pullback to occur … this trend line “should” at least offer some resistance. We blow thru it and this thing is in Zone 5 afterburner.

Right near the projected trend line resistance is the ABCD from the low down at .37 cents. The 1.27 extension “should” provide “some” resistance. The target for now: 444-454.

NO I’m not advocating a short here unless you have HUGE “fill in the blank” – I’m seeking an area of resistance that will enable a pause/pullback so I can manage risk and not try to get into a run away market something I have proven – again and again – to not be good at and, in fact, where a majority of my losses have come from. Trust me, I’ve had my fair share – BIG TIME. Maybe you have, will or won’t (it can be the “won’t” …usually isn’t but why not?) suffer losses but for me – I lose money trying to chase. PERIOD. So, I’ll see a level to try and get in IF a pullback ever occurs. For now … watch that 444-454 area.

Also, I expected the volume to be much higher or even spiking but, with this much thrust, this high, the volume is normal to a tad bit latent. Hmmmm …coupled w/ the RSI isn’t overbought or showing any divergences. I think this thing has some legs but, again, I’m watching this rocket ship from my TV or staring up in the sky.

For those who have an e-ticket on this one .. hope these targets / resistance areas will help you manage risk.

Speaking of losses … we had a saying when I used to fly w/ my trusty (loved everyone of them OBTW) pilots … when it comes to gear down landings, there are those who WILL and those who HAVE. NEVER those who WON’T.

It’s OK to lose money …it sucks, I know, but it’s part of the game.

YEW – Bart


JPM redux – May 24, 2023

Last post on JPM: https://bartscharts.com/2023/05/21/jpm-may-21-2023/

Well, folks, the SELL PATTERN on JPM has worked so far and…that’s not good folks. I REALLY DO NOT care what your political affiliation is …in my simple mind you are a HUMAN and I AM connected to YOU.

So … this is a hard post. We are on the verge of a really important moment … and, frankly, I’m just going to say it on this blog:


If JPM BUY PATTERN works – up up an way. The “metaverse” of the “real” world just continues to weave into Idiocracy.

IF JPM BUY PATTERN FAILS – it’s time folks. Stock up on REAL TANGIBLE ITEMS and be a good HUMAN …

It is that simple …


USO – May 21, 2023

Take a look at USO below … certainly looks like 5 waves down and , every wave was symmetrical and the EXACT same percentage move. Pretty crazy .. that’s why I love LOG charts folks.

W/ the 5 waves down complete and the pretty big move afterward would look to be a BUYer w/ a nice pullback lower on USO. Could be a nice long run higher on this one …


JPM – May 21, 2023

This is a long term monthly count from JPM that stretches back 50+ years.

Folks, certainly doesn’t “feel” like a 5 wave move in JPM is complete but the count doesn’t break any rules so … 5 waves complete?

Here’s the daily chart below – calling attention to the island reversals and the island reversals that could be at play – right now. Here’s the last post on it: https://bartscharts.com/2023/05/04/jpm-may-04-2023/

Well the count will either be correct or it won’t (yea I know, dugh) but .. here’s the 60 minute GART SELL PATTERN that hit so IF this pattern works THEN JPM should start back down which will put pressure on all the banks. IF this PATTERN FAILS then expect the daily .618 and .786 above to get attacked and, potentially send JPM off to new highs.

But, for now, pay attention the SELL PATTERN present on JPM:


Long Bond Futures – May 15, 2023

If your a technician, you can’t help but notice the very long (month ish) consolidation occurring in the bond market.

Today’s price action appears to want and break the support that has been around since March 15th. As you can see above, we do some ‘basic’ projections and right when the neckline breaks there is minor support (blue projection arrows) and then the BIG support w/ the blue rectangle present. A lot of math coming into that level. I believe that is the crucial level.

As you can see from the weekly chart above, the “time” of the corrections have been pretty symmetrical so from a timing perspective certainly looks like this “bounce” has run it’s course for one more leg down.

From the ATH, it’s a pretty clear count and I’m labeling this as a 4 completing/completed and another leg down (rates go UP in this case) into the .618 from the 1981 low (40+ years ago) in bond prices. Note the blue measured move above .. that was the largest correction in 40+ years. We take harmonics from that and you can see the square root of 3 harmonic nailed the low precisely. We have a .618 retrace, 1.618 extension, trend line coming from the low in 1981 and a harmonic of the largest prior correction.

That level is a good level to BUY – if we get down there.


KRE Regional Banks ETF – May 12, 2023

Last post on KRE: https://bartscharts.com/2023/04/30/kre-regional-banks-etf-april-30-2023/

Supposedly … who knows what is true these days .. 1000’s of banks are underwater. OK … whatever.

Here’s when we look at the CHART and we ask should we BUY or SELL or DO NOTHING.

KRE sliced thru the first “potential support” and now we approach, what I think, is the KEY to the KRE. Here’s why:

  • 58.76 – if you look at the purple measured moves you will see that EVERY major swing down has been 58.76%. I’ve used the “close” in 2008 as I’m not sure if that is a good print or not .. either way, that measured move nails EVERY LOW
  • 1.618 projection lands … right at the 58.76 correction.
  • .707 (square root of 2 = 1.4142 and 1/1.4142 = .707) just a little above this level
  • Long term LOG trend line right at .. all the above
  • Note the VOLUME – is that a capitulation spike in selling volume?
  • RSI sitting at the crucial support level for the ENTIRE bullish move since 2009

Nobody in their right mind is looking to BUY the banks but, then again, I can guarantee you NOBODY was looking to buy in March 2009. Maybe there was someone? Perhaps … me?

DATE STAMPED 3 MR 2009. (March 3, 2009)

Here’s why:

So … watch the THRUST coming into this level, maybe wait for a signal reversal candle (bullish).

What I can say is IF we blast thru this level (certainly “feels” like we should) then, yeah, a lot of banks are looking at some tough times and 28 and then 21 are the next targets.

Good weekend to all – B


Disney (DIS) – May 11, 2023

Last post on DIS: https://bartscharts.com/2023/01/23/disney-dis-january-23-2023/

HUGE support from 62-77 … the .618 is from the all time low, we have the long term trend line from 50+ years ago and the “next” measured move correction (dashed red arrow – remember this is log scale), also take note of the two ABCD projections (orange and yellow) smacking into the 3.142 (PI) projection, square root of 2 (1.4142) extension and the square root of 1.618 (1.27) extension.

75-78 is pretty important …

Last, a GUIDELINE and NOT a rule is that corrections like to target the “4th wave of a lesser degree” and you can see that comes right in where .. yup, our target zone.

So, from a balance, form and proportion this correction doesn’t look done or over BUT that zone should be some nice support.

NOTE: looking at it on a monthly, looks like we might have a three drives to a bottom setting up …



EUR.USD – May 10, 2023

The EURO is smacking against some SERIOUS trendline resistance that goes back to 2000 and 1985 (synthetically).

Remember, the Euro wasn’t adopted until January 1, 1999. So, the grey box below is the “synthetic” version of the EURO w/ the Deutschmark and other currencies providing a “continuation” into the time frame of Bretton Woods.

Either way, pay attention to the “orange measured moves” as that looks to be a pretty good “beat” for price action. IF the EURO blows thru these trendlines then the next target certainly looks to be 1.15.

On the podcast “Trendlines over Headlines” I discussed how measured moves can also be used as time components. Took a few seconds to show this concept by taking the Orange and Blue measured moves and flipped them to horizontal to create the time component of the measured moves.

Folks … look at the chart below. From the 2000 low, you can see that the “measured move in time” was pretty accurate. Now, mind you, this is a MONTHLY chart so we have some “time” for the cycle to hit. But, you can get it down to the day and the hour. Something I’m working on … not quite there, yet. But, I just “like” the measured moves ….use them.

PRICE = TIME. They are the same thing on a chart …

Here’s the creation of the Vesica Pisces for the EURO. For no other reason than to test it out, I’m going to use that first synthetic drop as the “seed”

Now, mind you, this isn’t something that you can really invest/trade off of but, for me at least, it’s a good exercise every now and then. 🙂

the Vesica Pisces is the manifestation for the creation of life and is where the numerical equivalents of the square roots of 1-5 come from … it’s inherently nested in Metatrons cube (Archangel Metatron is – according to legend – responsible for the geometry of creation. Mr. Robert Edward Grant has done AMAZING work showing how this happens and has recently PROVEN that the 3 pyramids were actually constructed at the same time w/ Metatrons cube in mind .. it’s amazing.

Anyway, the market vibrates and is harmonic and abides by natural law. Just like everything … our job is to find that “beat” and “vibration” and then give it a whirl. One last, note, you can move the vectors horizontal to show the TIME component. I would do that but .. need to go do some “work.”

Cheers and make it a great day.

Every PRICE move .. based on the Vesica Pisces. Believe it … or not.


DJ Transports – May 09, 2023

Last post on the Transports: https://bartscharts.com/2023/01/18/dj-transports-january-18-2023/

The thesis on the Transports is the ATH is a “BIG TOP.” Thus far, we haven’t really broken down that hard so only TIME will tell.

We like when .382 / .618 retracements are on top of each other and we have that a little lower in the high 10K’s and low 11k’s. This a HUGE target zone for the Transports. IF they slice thru that level then they “should” go down to the ABCD level and then attack the 50 year old trend line .. we break those levels and the corrective drop target (likes to target the previous wave 4 of a lesser degree – guideline NOT a rule) into 2K is certainly a reality. I’m blogging about this now because I have no earthly idea what would cause such a thump .. let’ face it, that’s pretty much a breakdown of the transportation sector, probably globally.

I’m going to stick w/ this count, more than likely getting proven wrong – certainly hope so …

from a technical perspective pay attention to:

  • obviously, the count …
  • the orange trend line (log) from the monthly, weekly – it appears that is what is holding it up
  • the “nested” head and shoulders .. breaking the neckline AND the orange log trend line should start this lower
  • .382 from the 90 year low 0f 13.43 is 11,277
  • the BUY pattern is down around 8986-9396 –
  • net, net we have two very important zones of support and then the looming trendline from 50 years ago.

hope, being a strategy, this analysis is COMPLETELY WRONG


JPM – May 04, 2023

Pay attention to this PATTERN on JPM daily. The past 3 major tops have gapped down and the last two have created island reversals. IF (the BIG IF) we gap down today and leave and “island” then this could be very troubling for the banks and, historically, has led to a pretty big down move in JPM.

No idea if that will happen in the coming days but, again, the TIME is perfect in it’s relation to the the all time high PATTERN and the price is off just a wee bit .. essentially we have the same exact same set up as the high .. now, TIME will tell.

on a monthly level, the “blue measured move” certainly looks to be harmonic w/ JPM. the most recent high in/around mid 140’s was exactly equal to the blue measured move … again, keep an eye on JPM as it’s appears to be the big dog helping out the troubling regional and smaller banks.

If (again the BIG IF) we gap down in JPM to create an island then this big dog could be signaling a much bigger credit crunch on the way.


LIBOR Rate – April 30, 2023

The LIBOR rate is an important gauge … for a better explanation that I can provide please see: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/libor.asp

Basically, it’s the rate that banks charge each other to move a “shi&t ton” of money around overnight. It’s HUGELY important .. in fact, Mr. Martin Armstrong picked up some LIBOR issues around August before COVID and it was fascinating to watch this play out – these banks are truly the gorillas juggling dynamite in the cage we jump into trading the financial markets. Oh, forgot to mention, the dynamite is lit!

I just decided to play around w/ the LIBOR chart and just started counting … now, as many of you know, my EWT counting is truly like my golf game. Sometimes, smacking it right down the middles and other times, the ball is simply no where to be seen or found. My swing (and counting) can get that bad … also, just like when you ask someone their score and they look back and start counting w/ their finger you know they are giving you a “fake news” score! So, if I get a sub wave of a sub wave of a sub wave into the counting then I’m probably just making it up. With all that being said, I really just try not to break any rules and get on the side of the MAIN wave. I LOOK for corrective patterns as they are the most reliable way to enter into a position. When we have a PATTERN and an EWT count that fits then probability does become quite high. But, you simply never know …

NO rules are broken below … sure looks like the LIBOR RATE has/is bottoming and that means, eventually, the rate the banks charge each other is going to get a LOT more expensive … could be tomorrow, could be years from you but I think this is showing a pretty clear 5 waves down so the next “trending” move is going to be: UP.


AMZN – April 27, 2023

hard to believe that I derived the targets shown above below in January. pretty crazy.

what was important about today was AMZN performed a calendar day square out. in the world we live in (i.e. if your reading this blog) PRICE and TIME are the SAME THING. PRICE=TIME and TIME=PRICE. So, a PRICE of $50 dollars will spin off TIME cycles of 50 minutes, hours, weeks, days, etc. etc.

the famous WD Gann said you can square out a HIGH, LOW or a RANGE. In this case, the RANGE from the ATH to the most recent January low was 108 points. We take 108 points (note – you can move planets helio or geo based on this square out and you might want to try it … 😉 and convert that to 108 calendar days. that was today …. from the low on January 09, 2023 we add 109 calendar days and that day was today.

My issue (we all have them) is I found the square out but the pattern was SO FAR AWAY that I was a little confused. WE LIKE TO SEE SQUARE OUTS IN TIME WITH CORRESPODING BUY OR SELL PATTERNS…. so what to do.

Well, well, well … today was an earnings call for AMZN (had no idea) and guess what after hours it went up and tagged the pattern on the day of the square out.

GO FIGURE … no idea what the earnings were or weren’t.

Be short AMZN below 122.


Banking Index – April 24, 2023

Last post on the Banking Index: https://wordpress.com/post/bartscharts.com/21122

Well, guess you can say “here we go” or “lets get it on” (cue UFC John McCarthy) …

Banking index has complete the ABCD from the low and the “scary” times … it’s all good, correct? Well, guess we will just have to wait and see.

Next stop: 66-68 or lower. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see, right?

Longer term targets below …

note, the next chart is LOG SCALE


VIX – April 23, 2023

Last post on the VIX: https://bartscharts.com/2023/01/20/vix-january-20-2023/

The VIX reacted to the first ABCD in/around 17 but that “bigger” ABCD laid in wait. It has been hit ….

I just got back from my SUP Veterans Retreat and have been completed off the grid for a week. DO IT – just like Mikey, you will like it.

Anyhoo, always great to see things w/ VERY fresh eyes and … check this out.

The TIME down from the 2020 spike in the VIX is equal to the TIME from the spike high in 2022.

Throw in the ABCD and you have a VERY important level to watch on the VIX.


S&P 500 – April 09, 2023

Last post on S&P 500: https://bartscharts.com/2023/03/21/dollar-and-stocks-march-22-2023/

All eyes remain on the USD. we have a large target looming a little lower.

That being said, we are approaching a very critical time from a cyclic perspective. We have also completed a “valid” SELL pattern on the SPX. So, we either start down early this week or we blast thru the pattern higher into more targets.

Either way, I DO NOT think that the market is done going down. We have more waves lower … the timing will be dependent on the US DOLLAR and the PATTERNS present.


TSLA (update) – April 5, 2023

Last post on TSLA: https://bartscharts.com/2023/03/08/tsla-update-march-08-2023/

Well, the BUY PATTERN shown in the last update hit, went thru it a bit, and then started back up. If you look on this two hour chart, you can see that 5 waves up are complete from the low at (2) so, IF that (2) is correct, then expect 173-174 to hold and TSLA continues on in a 5th wave. Yes, know this sounds crazy but calling it like I see it, for now.

If we lose that lower 173-174 level then I’ll seek the “daily gap zone” as the next level to get LONG TSLA. Lot’s of math in that area …

So, either way, believe there isn’t any evidence, yet, that TSLA will continue it’s march higher either from a little lower or at the “green daily gap zone”


PHLX Semiconductor Index – April 05, 2023

Lot’s of fundamental information out there about China and sanctions and blah blah. Something about semi-conductors and blah blah.

So, took a peak at the PHLX Semiconductor Index and it smashed into a pretty nice SHORT PATTERN ZONE (abcd, 4 ratios, gap (small), other stuff) and, just doing some back of the envelope math, if you take the square root of the high and round up you get 64 and, guess what, 64 weeks ago was the top on January 04, 2022.

All this means is the PATTERN is complete/completing. IF/WHEN (?) we blow thru this level to the upside, then it’s a failed pattern and the SOX should run to the .786 ish and the “red crossover” a little higher and then to new highs.

But, the SELL ZONE looms large, for now …


Natural Gas/UNG – April 4, 2023

Last Post: https://bartscharts.com/2023/03/20/natural-gas-ung-march-20-2023/

Well, the pain cave continues as I’m keeping my position and searching for a “low” in UNG. I’ve updated the count because recent price action has gone below the low made in 2021 (UNG) but, as you can see, the futures has not broken below the low. UNG and the futures “try” to go in concert but, as you can tell, they aren’t a “perfect” one for one match.

Man, to think I was holding this puppy up at 34 and ‘expecting’ a pullback … a complete wipeout, and now a losing position to boot? This is an example of horrible investing. Period. But, I’m sticking with it as I do see a low approaching or here.

I LIKE the MONTHLY MEASURED MOVE PATTERN THAT IS SHOWN BELOW. ITS A PERFECT MATCH IN PRICE AND TIME. But, that doesn’t mean it won’t fail, of course, but these MONTHLY MEASURED MOVES don’t usually fail. In fact, I’ve really never seen it happen. No kidding.

The UNG chart shows another (my counting is like my golf game, remember?) valid count and we are completely a “b” wave that broke the low but it “should” be bottoming here or nowish … there’s a subwave count I’m watching which I will update depending on what happens over the coming days/weeks. But, either way, the next major move “should” be UP for UNG.

We are tickling the 1.05946AB=CD and the 1.732 extension from ‘a’ (purple) … basically an ABCD into a 1.618/1.732 extension SHOULD provide support for the next move up .. BUT, it doesn’t have to.

Hang in there w/ me ….


EUR.USD – April 04, 2023

Some extremely important “polarity” principles are being tested w/ the EUR.USD currency pair.

The principle is that “former support” will become resistance or vice versa. In his case, we have the low from 1985 and the low from 2000 showing former support that, now, SHOULD be stiff resistance.

If we power thru this level then the .618 retracement (note measured move orange arrow) looms as the next big resistance level.


Ultra Short QQQ (SQQQ)- April 04, 22023

Michael Jenkins taught me how to look for Mirror Image Foldbacks. (www.stockcyclesforecast.com) – he also showed me how they are planetary in nature … essentially, whatever planet or pair (s) of planets came together at the folkback point, they will also move “out” from that point causing the same pattern to appears as a “mirror image”.

This one is pretty nice in form and time. Note the TIME component from the “foldback point” hit today and is equal. Additionally, take a peak at the “form” of the moves from the foldback point .. yup, fractals of each other.

So, go long SQQQ and wouldn’t hold it too much below the blue line as the time component on this one looks almost perfect so my “thinking” (don’t think it hurts the team Bart” is we will know pretty soon. Oh, additionally, foldbacks like this fail when/where. MOST of the time, at the foldback point. So … it will work in/around here OR not.

Lot’s of volume in this security … interesting to see the volume go up and down ….


Banks – March 26, 2023

Last post on the banks: https://bartscharts.com/2023/03/13/banks-march-13-2023-updated/

Folks … can’t objectively say what “it” is but something is afoot at the circle K …

Whatever it is or isn’t we do have a pretty good line in the sand.

The chart above is “log scale” … take a look at:

  • Measured move PERCENTAGE CORRECTION (red arrow)
  • Percentage ABCD (blue arrows)
  • Trend line
  • Multiple ratios …

Let’s call that level our line in sand. If we take the chart and make it “normal” scaling that level is important and maybe a little lower. Watch that .786 retracement level!


Dollar and Stocks – March 22, 2023

Today, monitor and watch – CLOSELY the BUY PATTERN on the US Dollar Index. That level is in/around 102.50-102.70. As you can see below, I have INVERTED the NYSE Index to give a flavor for the pivots in the equities and how they correspond to the US Dollar.

From the perspective of the S&P 500, let’s see what happens at the opening … if we take out the 3956 handle then moves to the upper two targets shown below are realistic …

Watch the dollar pattern today.


Natural Gas/UNG – March 20, 2023

Last post on Natural Gas: https://bartscharts.com/2023/02/24/natural-gas-part-ii-february-24-2023/

Last post on UNG: https://bartscharts.com/2023/03/13/ung-march-13-2023-update/

I am using UNG as a proxy for Natural Gas futures.

Here’s the picture on Nat Gas (hourly) continuous futures:

As you can see, we are about to hit or have hit some very important support. An ABCD, 1.27 extension and the .786. We are still “well above” the very important cycle low we ID’d above. From the futures perspective, my thesis still stands that we are, potentially, at a VERY major low for Natural Gas for years to come.

That picture is a little bit more murkier when we look at UNG:

It would be nice to keep UNG above 7.00 … the KEY to this entire pattern is the Natural Gas Futures. Remember, we are looking at a near perfect MONTHLY pattern that has been exact in PRICE and TIME.

And, as I have said, multiple times in the blogs above – the thesis is wrong or on thing ice w/ a WEEKLY close below the lows.



S&P 500 Index – March 15, 2023

Perspective … we made a higher low today. Let’ that sink in …

Now, my stance is to remain bearish and I do believe we are in the very early stages of a smashing wave 3 and, add fuel to the fire, it’s a “3rd of a 3rd” wave down. Wonderful …

Near term, the market DID NOT go up to our target up around 3956 but it did smack right into the trendline giving us the polarity principle.

Two scenarios:

  • Bounce not complete and we gap up and above or move strongly into and thru the gap shown and finish the a-b-c sequence
  • We did a “minor” wave 1 down and finished a “minor” wave 2 and down we go … wouldn’t be surprised to see if it closes the gap tomorrow on the open and then down …


S&P 500 (cash) – March 14, 2023

As expected we are rallying after completing 5 waves. If you take a peak at the (2) around 4077 that is the beginning of the wave that we are retracing. Take note, we could go all the way up to that level and still fail and the count would be valid.

Also, take note that this is only a 15 minute chart .. I’m down on a lower timeframe because I feel confident in the “big 2” at 4196 is a correct label so I’m “down in the weeds” trying to ascertain where this bounce will stall and then start back down.

My bias remains bearish and I see this as a short term bounce that needs to be shorted.

First level to take a crack at it is 3957:

  • ABCD – dashed red arrows
  • ABCD slams right into “measured move” (red triangle)
  • 3 ratio’s

Banks – March 13, 2023 (updated)

Last post on the Banks: https://bartscharts.com/2023/03/09/banking-index-march-09-2023-update/

So here’s the deal folks, I had NO IDEA that there was a banking crisis brewing when I put the GART SELL on the banks – it’s just a pattern. And, guess what, I’m trying NOT to pay attention to the ongoing machinations of the Federal Reserve, or some Twitter expert, or my buddy. I’m just looking at the CHART. In that PRICE and TIME we have the ENTIRE STORY UNFOLDING WITHOUT BIAS AND, FRANKLY, WITHOUT A CARE.

Every emotion, every thought, every decision, every hope and every dream is shown in the candle. Period. Dot. End of sentence.

The update above found a rather important support zone. Important, as my long time readers will understand, means a LOT of math comes together and its “logical” that a bounce or support is found. Cough Cough … sliced thru it without a care.

As we used to talk about flying fighters … (man I miss those days sometimes) .. the “goods” and the “others” so in the realm of that – when we slice thru that important of a support zone. I’ll use what I used back when I started this bank blog (unknowingly in the midst of one of the biggest banking failures ever) – something ain’t right at the circle K.

At this time, I AM NOT advocating to BUY the BANKS. I’m just looking for support as this things falls out of the sky.

From the last post, you can see that we have taken out the “largest measured move” correction (the 2020 COVID scare) since 2009. I’ve updated the TIME and PRICE of the largest correction on the chart during 2007-2009. The price is 45.90 and the TIME is out to early next year. (just putting the last one in perspective).

Tomorrow, 78.26 is important (1.618 extension) but it sure looks like it wants to get down to the high 60’s or the abcd around 60.

Of course we will have machinations up and down but … that’s some serious liquidation folks.


UNG – March 13, 2023 (update)

Last post on Natural Gas: https://bartscharts.com/2023/02/24/natural-gas-part-ii-february-24-2023/

That gap down was a bummer … but, we have found support and bounced nicely. As you can see above, any move higher will run into the wall of China above (big gap) and probably fail the first or second time. But, obviously, we want it to close up and above that entire area so that is the immediate resistance.

The “ideal” PATTERN we would like is the a-b-c EWT corrective sequence that will set up a GART BUY.

You know I don’t like to do the “could have would have should have” but there is some nice little coloring techniques/tricks in the chart above so let’s take a peak.

First thing is to note the ABCD (blue arrows) into the low .. then, we have both a .707 and .786 retracement level with a 1.618 extension. I also (which I like to do, alot) extended off the last low before the march to the high and that was a nice ratio from the equal octave scale of music : 1.3348. Then, one last, take note of the “gap area” because that defined the measured moves into the low. No kidding … then, those orange measured moves set up what? A three drives to a bottom BUY pattern. (blue triangles).


S&P 500 E-mini – March 13, 2023

The support/rally that was found today by the market was “expected” as we could see 5 waves down.

Now the BIG question is was the high today the end of the wave 2 or do we rally once more. I would like to see another rally so we can PROJECT the upcoming POTENTIAL inflection point.

Note, the 2 arrows show IMPORTANT support of the emini if the pattern fails.


S&P 500 – March 12,2023

Expect a rally the next couple days …perhaps a slight gap down but eventually support and then a rally should occur. Futures tonight are already providing that “commentary” so I’d expect a larger than “normal” rally due to the world is coming unglued (it is) but you know what I’m saying … “everyone” expected a blood bath tonight when the futures opened.

5 waves down complete … expect a rally into the circled area “to start” .. why “to start” – well – I would expect a large rally tomorrow if everyone has been told everything is OK and that circled area is the area of the 4th wave of a lesser degree so that’s an initial target.

But, as I typed below on the chart – the entire rally from (2) or 4080’s can be retraced and this count remains valid.

So, I’m guilty as charged in thinking this is an “easy” trade I’m shorting the market because it’s all going to come unglued !!!! TAKE THAT and you wake up and the entire thing has slammed against you. Been there done that and ..don’t everyone want to be there again.

Taking the banks and all the real stuff that are important away … Folks looks like we just completed wave 1 down of the “c’ Wave or Wave III (not sure one it is yet) and therefore a rather large rally could happen. WE WANT TO BE SHORT AT THE END OF THIS RALLY!

Hope the rally comes and it’s real and my count is completely wrong … hope is a strategy, you know?


Goldman Sachs – March 11, 2023

Very important support comes in for GS a little lower in/around the 320’s and then 300’s. We lose those levels then expect GS to breathe down to a VERY NICE BUY PATTERN from 243-247.

That buy PATTERN is a classic.

ABCD, .618 retrace, 1.27 extension and then the “crossover” structure .. dare I say, it’s a near perfect set up.

Which, like I always mention … can and does fail so that is the line in the sand for GS and, potentially, the entire banking system. (?)


S&P 500 – March 09, 2023

I try to make it clear on the chart below that I just “don’t have a clue” if the ATH on the S&P 500 is THE HIGH or A HIGH … I don’t have the data and, frankly, I’ve seen very amazing professionals say it is THE HIGH and also say A HIGH. Both, totally possible. NOBODY KNOWS except the Architect !!!

With that backdrop, you can see that this chart is a “bullish conclusion” of this correction and support shall be found and off we go.

I would hold my powder dry to go long … remember, in this case we have a 3rd wave of the C wave starting and that’s UGLY so we’ll have plenty of time to get long and, as you can see, using our measured moves you can see we have a nice thumping coming lower.

So, there we have 3232ish level w/ 4 ratio’s and a little higher a 3 drives to a bottom (orange arrows) and the percentage decline from 2020. the 2950 ish is our ABCD (black arrows) and a nice overlap of .618 and .5 from the 2009 low.

One of those two should hold … and then, guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m not really looking forward to that …

One of these amazing professionals will be proven correct and they both have the guts to make “the call” … my call will be 1/ trying to get short into the zone shown (I’ve been stopped out twice trying to short this market but my analysis has been spot on … yup.) and then 2/ stepping up to BUY to test the “trend is your friend till it ends” thesis.

If our levels work, then were long for a multi year run into new highs.

If they get blown thru and fail either like a hot knife thru butter or provide some support but then, after a week or so, are taken out THEN things are really in the “other” category of the good/other grade category.


Banking Index – March 09, 2023 (UPDATE)

Last post on the Banking Index: https://bartscharts.com/2023/01/31/banking-index-january-31-2023/

Here is the Banking Index PATTERN that we needed to watch and monitor. Folks, banks are everything. PERIOD. They lead us UP and they lead us DOWN. Something isn’t right at the circle K.

All things being equal, the wave that started today needs to finish 5 waves so I would step aside and let the banks pave the way … the BIG support is 83-86. Why? The red arrow is the largest price correction in the banking index since 2009. What happens at that level will be very key.

Next levels are the measured move down around 56-60 and the BIG ONE at 45-46.

Get your tinfoil hat peeps .. buckle up.


TSLA (update) – March 08, 2023

Last update on TSLA: https://bartscharts.com/2023/02/25/tsla-update-february-25-2023/

The move off the low down around 100 has been EXTREMELY powerful and that “USUALLY” (note quotes and all CAPS) lends to another LONG entry in/around the .382.

We have a LOT of math coming in from 170-175:

  • 6 ratios
  • 1.618 abcd
  • fundamental frequency target
  • abcd (blue arrows)

so, it appears we need to give the 170-175 BUY a shot. don’t get married to it … perhaps go in smaller than the 100 level but this is a “first chance” and from a “holding” mindset IF (always the BIG IF) my count is correct we are moving to new highs in TSLA … TBD and only TIME will tell.


US Inflation Rate – March 06, 2023

A case can be made for a 100+ year triangle is complete and inflation, while pulling back now, has begun a bull market? Yes, I know that sounds crazy .. but, either way, would hate to see a close above the that upper down sloping trend line …


JUNK (JNK) Bonds – March 05, 2023

The credit markets are a very important measure to monitor/watch w/ regard to equity volatility and strength. A correlation exists where deterioration w/in the Junk Bond market usually leads to or portends to weakness in the equity market and/or an increase in volatility.

We have a VERY important pattern appearing on the hourly JNK BOND ETF chart below … it’s a “near perfect” Gartley Sell Pattern. The two red arrows are showing the expected levels for resistance and, quite possibly, the beginning of the next leg down in JNK BONDS. If we get a strong close above the 93.71 level then I would consider this PATTERN FAILED. Above the old high at 94.84 and I suspect a strong and continued rally in equities.

This is one of those big flashing lights to monitor over the coming week …


IBM – February 25, 2023

Relative strength REALLY helps us understand the institutional flow …using basic numerator / denominator we place one security over another (it can be anything liquidly traded) and if the chart goes UP the NUMERATOR is “stronger” from a relative strength perspective and if the chart goes DOWN then the DENOMINATOR is “stronger” from a relative strength perspective.

Now, if entire market is being liquidated and the “relative strength” chart is going UP it probably means the denominator is really getting smoked and the numerator might be just getting flesh wounds. It doesn’t mean it won’t go up or go down .. it might not go up or down as fast or as slow as what its being compared to …

I like it because it helps me look for strength … IBM is showing an interesting relative strength chart:

Looks like we have some “measured moves” above … shocking, I know. As you can see, we have a nice harmonic in the red “down” arrows and, just for fun, wanted to show you the harmony pretty much across the board.

IBM, from a relative strength perspective certainly looks like it could have put in a low against the DOW. And, guess what, on a lower daily timeframe we have a PERFECT BUY PATTERN present:

Note, this BUY PATTERN lands right on top of a pretty big gap area so I do think it “should” (doesn’t mean it will !!!) offer support and a continuation of IBM’s outperforming the DOW. What happens when this occurs:

As you can see, when the ratio bottoms (makes sense) IBM goes UP UP and away …note, the BIG “liquidating” drop in the IBM/DJIA average didn’t have the same slope on the price chart. It went down, yes, but it wasn’t a knife falling. This is an example from the last pargraph.

So, here’s the chart from a while ago:

Couple takeaways, before the BIG PATTERN hit another had failed. We never know which ones work and which ones don’t … it’s all probability folks. Trust me, when you have two or three fail in a row after you have used a TON of tools and hours coming up w/ a level and then the next one appears you do have your doubts but TRADE WHAT YOU SEE NOT WHAT YOU THINK! Anyhoo .. the lower “bigger” pattern worked nicely! See “buy pattern complete” to the left below.

Now, as you can see we have interesting technical issues occurring:

  1. Stair Steps: not a swing low has been broken on the way up .. higher lows. Michael Jenkins (www.stockcyclesforecast.com) taught me that 1-2 swing lows broken is “ok” but if a 3rd is broken, get the hell out … this coming correction will, maybe (?) test the swing low around 115. We’ll see ..
  2. Since the low back in early 2020, the corrections have been, pretty much, the red triangles. I’m using a triangle to show the “price” and “time” component of the corrections and “red” because it’s going down. See how that works! LOLOLOLOL. If (and it is THE big IF) we continue w/ this rhythm then the next buy isn’t until May’ish 2023. We have time …
  3. From the high … it is certainly “easy” (relative I know) to count 5 waves down so expect a “bounce” to occur and then one more wave down to buy. I can see that taking us into the May timeframe. Yeah?

So, it is going to be very important to watch the BUY pattern on the ratio and then compare where we are after we done a “bounce up-down” wave and then take a peak at the TIME (May perhaps) and IBM might be ready for the next leg higher.

Patience … I know.


Natural Gas Part II-February 24, 2023

This morning I posted the “measured move” on the Continuous Contract Nat Gas Futures from a monthly scale.

Here is the link: https://bartscharts.com/2023/02/24/natural-gas-february-24-2023/

Measured Moves are the most underutilized YET most POWERFUL tool in our toolbox. I think people don’t use them because they clutter their charts w/ lagging, coincident indicators … moving averages, bollinger bands, oscillators, and 1000’s of other tools. Do they work? SURE .. but, just think about it, ALL of the techniques and tools we use as chartists (even the esoteric stuff) is all contained in what? THE MEASURED MOVE.

This measured move is so nice BECAUSE it’s EXACT in both PRICE and TIME.

Add that to the count shown and the PATTERN present we have a very high probability trade. Right now, we are only risking a dollar. Trust me, we have time get into this move but the longer you wait, the more your risk will increase.

This analysis is wrong and would stop out with a WEEKLY close below 7.00.

Other “proxies” are showing amazing measured move synergy … in this case, from a percentage perspective using log scale.

note, added the measured move (mm) + .618*mm to equal first leg down

Here is the “final” count I’m going w/ in regard to UNG.

Let’s add this up …

  • Futures contract measured move – exact from a MONTHLY SCALE
  • UNG and BOIL percentage measured moves – exact
  • The 1.68179 extension hit after 233 calendar days … a Fibonacci harmonic
  • ABCD hit as the same TIME the extension pattern hit
  • The “count” on the way up violates no rules …
    • Note, because the all time low clearly went thru the prior low we CANNOT label this as wave 2. The form/structure sure looks like a “B” wave …

Net-Net … this has all the markings of a VERY powerful beginning of a 2+ year move and right now the risk reward is 35:1.

Why not give it a shot?


Natural Gas – February 24, 2023

It’s been a while since I blogged about Natural Gas. And, what a ride it has been …because those of you who have been following me for a while, know that I got into UNG around 9 bucks almost two years ago and -GUESS WHAT – I’m still holding it! Yes, probably the dumbest thing I ever done because I was up a NICE 5 figures and counted and watched precipitously as it just took it all back.

Again? Why?

Because when I bought the darn thing I “felt” or “knew” that this was going to be a MAJOR low in Natural Gas and I wanted to put REAL money at risk and basically ride a multi-year wave like I do surfing.

The thrill of the great waves – this run had it!

The beat down inside w/ the ice water fist to the face – yup!

No waves at all – sure.

So, guess what, I’m riding the waves of UNG for years …

In the next post on Natural Gas I’ll go into the count and the PATTERN that was present and all that. But, for now, just check this one out. I JUST saw this last night. No kidding, going to enjoy a little sun this AM before another deluge in San Diego and GET THIS – just an hour away from me (Julian) they are forecasting 10″ of SNOW. Going to be a wild weekend … a perfect time to do some charting and, ugh, taxes.


Get LONG and look to leverage/ architect a position to expire in 2027 w/ a price target of 15-16 or…not.

I know this analysis might throw some of you … but, I truly LIVE by the Measured move and the potential here is somewhat analogous to this:


GOOGL DOODLE – February 02, 2023

Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs. Man, what a game …well done NFL to a very entertaining and competitive event. Oh there was definitely the undertones that one would expect but, dare I say, they almost promoted THE diverse and amazing country of melting pots we are …? Maybe ?

Last, the commercials confused me a bunch. Hat tip to Breaking Bad but a lot of em’ I was left saying ” what are they trying to convey here?”

Of late, I have read and digested multiple books, episodes, podcasts, etc. of Mr. Robert Edward Grant. Folks, I encourage you to follow him and really try to understand the message he is speaking. Seriously ….

As such, I’ve taken up sketching (which I love) and squaring the circle and then adding the platonic solids and then realizing the a^2+b^2 = c^2 holds such vast and universal truths around the creation and manifestation of the universe that … I decided to just pull out the crayons and “prove” to myself the amazing harmony and geometry that exists in the markets and if WE (me included, trust me) are just PATIENT enough it will reveal itself and we will have the opportunity to manage risk and, potentially, extract money from the markets.

So, I typed in GOOGL and just started to draw … (mind you, I had never done this before, the charts are “real time” as I captured them at my leisure.

As I type this, now that its done, I can tell you that the harmony and geometry are amazing … and to think, we were taught this back in grade school.

How to draw an arc from three points ……

often times, 4.236 times the initial impulse move will prove to be R .. this time it worked and 2×4.236. WOW.
pick three points – mine are the blue highlighted squares at/around the bottom left
using basic geometry, create circles equal to the distance of each square. connect the lines ….
at 1/2 the intersection price (290) draw an arc equal to the distance from 1/2 gravity to price low
the “first” square
from the first square, create “fractals” of the gravity center square and continue …

Take note, anyone see the likeness of an “Adams Pitchfork?” The above is the REASON the Adams Pitchfork is such a powerful tool. It essentially makes the squares and the diagonals for you aligned with the first impulse move up or down …

Anyway, how does this help us trading? For me, it just reinforces the geometric and harmonic nature of any liquid instrument. Yes, I know that this is all “after the fact.” If you have been following me for a while you know most, if not all the time, I post “real time” or as “near as real time” as possible. Tonight, it was just an exercise to show me (and perhaps some of you) the geometrical and harmony of the market … that’s all.

GOOGL just finished a pretty smashing GART SELL and it’s been straight down SO .. I’m not looking to BUY anytime soon for GOOGL.

Last, sorry I missed that GART SELL. Just haven’t been watching “the Google” very much … no reason. Just haven’t …


IWV – February 03, 2023

Same picture as IWM …

Folks, trying NOT to be a massive BULL or a massive BEAR. Just patterns …

All the hype about the bull market continuing … whatever. The way I see it, we just completed the same measured move correction as the last time.

Strength thru 251 will make me rethink “another leg down” thesis but, for now, certainly appears that the Gold, Dollar, Euro, VIX, JNK, etc. etc. patterns are working …


Banking Index – January 31, 2023

I’ve blogged this before and I’ll blog this again – banks lead us UP and they lead us DOWN.

Below you can see a “pretty clear” 5 wave count UP in the Banking Index from the 2009 lows. We do have a slight overlap of Wave 4 and Wave 1 but I’m going to go for it as it’s not on “close” and the count fits/works.

What we have here is an “almost” perfect GARTLEY SELL PATTERN on the banks.

I saw @RyanDetrik tweet about the January effect today and I do trust and admirer his work … probability is saying that we have a STRONG year this year. I’m not there, yet.

I’m 100% prepared to throw in the count for a “next move is bearish” and just hit ctrl-alt-del and erase and take a look at it with fresh eyes.

That being said .. .the DSI on Gold is SPIKED HIGH for the bulls, we have an amazing BUY pattern on the VIX, sell PATTERNS on the Banks and JNK bonds inbound and the Euro/Dollar are both finishing /finished up 5 moves. Pullback or a resumption of the move down. I don’t know but I think this move u since October is on borrowed time …

Note – where have the banks been. W/ all this bullish talk they haven’t even made a .382 retracement, yet. Hmmmmm …

WATCH THIS LEVEL ON THE BANKS TOMORROW. A daily close ABOVE 115 and this market could be off to the races. Only TIME will tell …


EURUSD – January 24, 2023

EURUSD hitting/hit significant resistance.

EUR vs USD Hourly

5 waves complete … wave 1 = wave 5 (blue arrows) .. initial impulse wave natural log and/or square root 8 projection … ffrequency target (good stop out if it blows thru) …1.732 extension from of wave 3- 4 (note, wave 3 = 2.236 (square root of 5) ….

all this being said, this is 5 waves UP folks so the coming pullback is one we want to BUY … for now, that’s around (previous wave 4 of a lesser degree) in/around 1.05. we’ll just have to wait and see …



Gold (spot) – January 23, 2023

Line in the sand for me along the lines of the “bearish gold case” is that the red rectangle is an expanded flat. At times, the “c” wave can go 2.618*a and that’s just a little higher along w/ the 1.732 (square root of 3) extension target.

For those looking to short, recommend waiting for a daily close below 1879 (red horizontal line) Sitting my hands until then …

For now, believe gold has topped or is topping out …



VIX – January 20, 2023

VIX – we wait and wait and wait … this “green rectangle zone” target has been on my radar since July. No kidding …

Simply, would really really like the VIX to go down and attack that level. PLEASE?

Note the Orange measured moves correspond to the two projection areas. Additionally, look at all the extension targets in the last chart.



TSLA – January 20, 2023

Potential major bottom for TSLA.

There is a high probability that we have bottomed in the 4th wave and the next wave higher for TSLA is just starting. We can go all the way down to, basically, 20/share and still have a valid count but two things came together nicely PRICE AND TIME to make me think this is a “first” opportunity to get long TSLA.

Folks, if we are long down here in the low 100’s our target will ultimately be above 420. So, be judicious w/ your position size and don’t get greedy. There will be a LOT of gyrations …

If we go below the low around 100 then stop out and we’ll look to try again but for now – believe a bottom is in place for TSLA and a nice risk:reward investment is presenting itself.


Above you will see the concept of a “square out” w/ TSLA. You can “square out” a high, a low or a range.

From our vantage point PRICE and TIME are just numbers and are equal and interchangeable. Inflections up or down occur when PRICE = TIME or PRICE and TIME are equal harmoniously.

From the IPO price we went a total of 414 points higher. PRICE.

From the ATH DATE of 11/04/2021 we simply add 414 calendar days and that date is 12/23/2022.

Additionally, this entire RANGE square out happened right around the date the BUY PATTERN completed.

Hence, believe we have an important low in place w/ TSLA.

Good weekend to everyone.



DJ Transports – January 18, 2023

Appears the static time cycle was off by a week or so from the top and the count hadn’t complete so that was to early. However, what we can see now is the sell pattern has completed and the potential of us going – big – has become more probable.

I’d look to be short Transports and the thesis is wrong above the most recent spike high.

January 18, 2023

I blogged a while ago about the Transports … if you do get the chance, check out the EWT professionals from, say, a year or so ago and how they did an amazing long term (100’s of years) of an aggregate Global Down Jones Transportation average … folks, the EWT pros are just stacking 5’s on top of each other at my “thesis” = big top. What do I think … well, they are the EWT pro’s and while I’m a CMT and taught it to CMTi students I can say I know corrections … to put together 100’s of years of counts is impressive. Either way … 5th waves are either finished or in work to finish. In our lifetime … it’s going night night folks. Might have already started …

Here’s a chart from a year or so ago … why my thesis on a “big ass top” … simple AB=CD .. but this is a MONTHLY AB=CD and the A leg starts back in July of 1932. So, from a “big deal” perspective, I think this is one …

Where are we now …?

I got asked on the thread about TIME and while I’m trying how to figure that into some training, I did “see” (after you look at charts so much you start to see things … maybe that’s it, I’m not sure what I see anymore LOL) …anyway, you could see the harmony so using a rudimentary cycle tool you can see that today was a good day for a “move” to occur. Additionally, used the “rock hitting the water” analogy for wave creation (depending on how high and how heavy the rock is dropped depends how big of a resulting wave we get) and from this you can see the waves propagate outward. Expanding the initial wave by 1.382, 1.618 and 1.8877 (musical note ratio of equal octave scale of music) you can see what happened to price .. but from a TIME perspective just follow up the arc to the 3 o’clock position and that is a good timing technique.

Based on todays action I would look to be short Transports and stop about yesterday’s high … sure seems like it might be TIME for the “train to leave the station.”


USDYEN – another key pattern

last post on USDJPY: https://bartscharts.com/2021/10/11/usd-vs-yen-very-key-level-now/

this is a ‘nice’ Gartley SELL pattern and, to be honest here, would sure like it to “work” as I want (hope (a strategy)) for a move lower down into 110’s to complete 6+ year triangle … as we have discussed, triangles have 5 legs a-b-c-d-e and, right now, my hope ( a strategy) is that we are carving out the “e” wave and then .. game on for an explosive move w/ the USD versus the YEN.

if we blow thru “d” will have to get out the eraser and take a peak …

either way, believe 2022 will see the USD EXPLODE HIGHER against the YEN.

close 2021 w/ light, energy and smiles …

here’s the big picture “thesis” on the USD vs JPY

NFLX update

last post on NFLX: https://bartscharts.com/2021/12/13/nflx-3/

in that post we did some “basic” work using EWT going w/ Wave 1 = Wave 5 and some “basic” retracement work. as you can see below there was a LOT of math and geometry coming into this level … fundamental frequencies, square root targets, geometry, extensions, etc. all made this an “interesting” area for sure.

where are we NFLX?

if you go back to a couple posts of NFLX you will see that I called it a “chart of the year” because of the very “ray charles” like count of 1,2,3,4,5. we blew thru the target zone by 3-4% probably because my ego got the better of me in coming up w/ that title (digression complete) but either way, we completed 5 waves up into 700 … and we just completed 5 waves down.

what is so important about that?

5 waves either complete a corrective C wave (they are ALWAYS 5 waves) and now we bounce OR they could show a change in trend. certainly believe it’s way too early to be calling for a change in trend for NFLX but our thesis, for now, is the 700 level was a potential big top. so, w/ 5 waves down we need to pay attention.

anyway, our targeted zone held as support (note there are at least 9 different methods showing this to be a good zone of support) and it appears our rally is on … from an Elliott perspective, a guideline (NOT a rule) is that a counter rally will go to the vicinity of the previous 4th wave of a lesser degree and we can see a LOT of math coming together in that zone/area. I do believe that area will work as resistance but I “expect” that the higher target will ultimately be the rally point as this entire NFLX bull run has had a lot of momentum …

so, for now, let’s see how this PATTERN plays out and watch the 625-630 area and also 650-660 for now …

note the fundamental frequency and square root targets
geometry and extensions
two zones to watch for now .. would like to see an ‘a-b-c’ type of EWT rally into one of these zones …somewhat in ‘no-mans-land’ right now …

also, note below, that Palladium also hit the target zone and found support …

Palladium rallies .. so does tech … so watch a potential really in Palladium also …!

bottom line – this rally “makes sense” and the math worked … so now, we WAIT and look to put a short on NFLX in the coming days or weeks.

thanks for reading and rock on, ok?

also, got a 4/3 wetsuit today … it’s just got plain cold in the Pacific and with a long period swell and a favorable tide, I could stay out there ALL DAY but cold got the better of me …

get some!


UNG update

well, if your along for this ride you might start questioning the long thesis – I’m not there, yet, due to my entry down in/around the low 9’s … but, certainly looks heavy.

for now, we stand w/ our thesis that the low 89’s was a major low and this is a retracement in a wave 2 or B-wave w/ a rally to come.

I do like the support found from the polarity log trend line …

staying long …

here’s a look at the NAT GAS continuous futures contract … note, we’ve completed the “largest” move up since 2005 (blue lines) … reasonable to expect a move up like the orange ones from the past?


TSLA – pattern complete so off to new highs?

last post on TSLA: https://bartscharts.com/2021/03/26/tsla-charging-station-please/

in the last post, looks like the “percentage” or “log AB=CD” worked well and led to a 40% ish decline … that was wave 3 (orange)

today, we completed the first AB=CD in the entire run … we have a little gap left open but net-net this was a very nice BUY pattern and looking at the count, certainly can make the case that we are going to start a run to new all time highs for TSLA .. then, well, 5 waves complete. will try to update targets in the coming days/ weeks but lets watch price action for now in/around this pattern level.




post on NFLX: https://bartscharts.com/2021/10/19/chart-of-the-year/

the target zone ID’d in the post above missed the target by 5% but has been selling off the past few weeks …

a VERY clear 5 wave count is present so I’ve done my best as providing some “guidelines” to formulate a gameplan.

the “thesis” is that we have completed 5 waves up on NFLX and are correcting based on that move …

a lot of times, not always, 5=1 and that comes in around 580 .. .we would like to see that hold and bounce up in 3 waves to prepare for a short … so, hold your powder dry and I expect, in a few weeks, it might be time to put your toe in …


Palladium – approaching key level … important to NASDAQ

last post on Palladium: https://bartscharts.com/2021/09/28/keep-an-eye-out-for-palladium-in-the-lower-blue-blox/

as you can see, Palladium is tracking down into our level ID’d above back in September. additionally, you can see that they track each other pretty nicely. it’s NOT exact but the general trend and flow is pretty much the same…

during this sell off in Palladium, the NASDAQ 100 has held up pretty nicely and we are approaching a level on the Palladium chart that represents the LARGEST corrective move in the past 15+ years. this measured move is key …

time to play IF and THEN …

IF we hit the level below on Palladium AND it holds THEN I would look to be a buyer of the NASDAQ 100. note, we have a LOT of thrust coming into this level so let it shuck and jive and look for a weekly signal reversal candle on palladium (in this case the HIGH of the candle that makes the low (the wick is included) on a weekly close above is a signal reversal candle or SRC)


BABA update …

last post on BABA: https://bartscharts.com/2020/08/23/baba-3/

note the thrust coming into this very important .786 retracement node. additionally, we have a 1.618 projection a little lower sitting right on top of .841 retracement. (1/1.1892 = .841 equal octave scale of music ratio) and we can throw in some polarity and bullish divergence so would expect some support or a pause.

that being said, I enjoy doing ratio analysis so here’s AMZN / BABA. the first graph below is back almost 4 years ago when I did the same relative strength look because, at the time (believe it or not) BABA was stronger that AMZN. don’t believe me? look at the ratio … it had been going down for a couple years as BABA climbed but then guess what, measured moves and retracements and a bunch of pattern stuff gave AMZN the support in the ratio and off it went and the rest is history. (note, did I mention – once – anything to do w/ sales, or revenue, or anything like that? nope …just numbers and patterns for me)

if seriously trying get long BABA I would watch for a daily or weekly SRC before entering. when I look at those relative strength ratio charts it looks like BABA is about to get smacked even harder so caution warranted … wait for an SRC.

this is the 2017 AMZN / BABA and note the “technicals” at work here …
the first AMZN/BABA chart is the circled area in the chart above .. note, it worked.

Ratio Ratio Where Art Though ….

below is our ratio .. if you remember my last post, we were talking about a monthly or weekly close BELOW the consolidation and the market would take off … it started but jumped back into the channel and has been climbing ever since.

what has happened in the market? some interesting selling … but is THE TOP IN?

honestly, have no idea nor do I care if it is or it isn’t. all we know is we now watch the top of the channel … if that gets attacked and we get a weekly/monthly close ABOVE then a health meltdown could occur.

for now -just in the middle of the channel folks. looks like it wants to go higher to hit the upper channel – that’s what its been doing – so why not? higher means some more volatility / selling but nothing to freak out about, yet.

so what do you do? here’s something easy … if your a bul or like buying then BUY the TOP of the channel and if your a bear and like to sell then SELL at the bottom of the channel.

it’s going to be very interesting. hit me w/ any questions …


AB=CD on the Transports …

we last blogged about the “1.618 level” and the fact that we are in the continuation phase of completing a LOT of 5’s or we completed it at the AB=CD.

that is one heck of a bearish “wick” on that candle folks … but it’s also a LOT of thrust into the AB=CD so WAIT but if your long Transports might want to start paying attention to them …

and then I think ..

“now that I see a MAJOR pattern completing (yes folks they do fail – please remember that) I think of what could be the “news cause” of actually really thumping the transports that, after a little sell off, have weathered the pandemic actually pretty swell ….”

you can imagine the theories …


UNG – Natural Gas – catch the next wave?

last post on NAT GAS / UNG: https://bartscharts.com/2021/11/01/ung/

the game plan/strategy is to BUY the first PATTERN in a “new” trend and if it works then probability is that the trend change is real …

Energy, Ags, etc. are exploding of late and GLOBAL shortages that are becoming apparent pretty much every day are REAL. so, if one thinks (trade what you see not what you think) that Nat Gas prices are due to continue to rise then we have UNG that will give you exposure.

if we break thru the low at 13 then I would consider this a failed pattern but we have some MAJOR support coming in/around 15 for the BUY to get long nat gas and, perhaps, hold this position for a LONG time …

it’s all probability folks …

below, you will see a MONTHLY on UNG since inception. wanted to post this chart so you could see why I wrote the above .. have we broken out in Nat Gas? have we begun a new bull trend? full disclosure, I’m long UNG down in the single digits and will be looking to ADD to my position at this pattern completing – if it ever does.

take note of the volume picking up and the fact that the RSI is at it’s highest level .. the key here, in the coming ongoing pullback, is where the RSI finds support … if we find support on the BULL ZONE (around 40ish) then we can start giving our change in trend some more probability … but, for now, we are speculating that a very investable low is in place .. don’t throw the farm at this one .. nibble at it … as we will see the breakout occur and there will be more time to get LONG if the “low in place” thesis is correct.

additionally, the “length of the base equals the price target potential is also nice here .. we’ve been basing for 6 years and, if you want to split hairs probably 10 years once that low was put in place 2012. bottom line, if this things goes higher, it’s going to go ….

another way to check trend is via long term LOG charts .. LOG’s help you understand rates of change and are very good at giving first hints of big changes in trends or inflections …in looking at this on the long term log scale, certainly appears to have broken the long term log trend line …

last, when you are building a position, it’s wise to see how “strong” or “weak” that security is compared to high fast flyers .. in this case, for no other reason than randomness, I chose UNG/NFLX.

yup, Natural Gas has out performed (on a relative strength basis) NFLX for all of 2020

there you have it …

manage the risk.




last post on NFLX: https://bartscharts.com/2021/10/13/nflx-abcd/

as you can see, the NFLX AB=CD failed by, roughly, 4% and w/ this price point one would have some pretty big exposure if playing single shares ….. I considered that PATTERN failed.

that being said, it was a PRETTY HUGE pattern (hence I called it chart of the year) so I went back and looked at the “form and proportion” of this move up into the high and I saw on a daily that we had some more “count” to go and a projection smacked us right into the high (for now, it’s all probability)I realized my ego got in the way here, putting something out like “chart of the year” … I can’t stand when NFL or NBA players make a big deal out of play … why would I fall into that trap? my apologies.

that being said, this is a pretty big target zone so I do think we need to take this top seriously. however, a REAL change in trend would be a MONTHLY CLOSE BELOW 600 as shown below on this DAILY NFLX chart.

in order to fully understand the SRC or Signal Reversal Candle please pay attention to the chart below:

as you can see above, the SRC is a MONTHLY close below 595. a REALLY conservative play … however, you could do an intraday 60 minute SRC or daily, weekly, etc. it all depends on your risk tolerance.

perhaps a BIG pullback is in the works for NFLX?


IWM … read this post to get your mind blown … if you want

last post on IWM: https://bartscharts.com/2021/08/30/iwm-and-another-upcoming-chat-w-jc/

holy smokes .. the underlying BULL market that we have right now is pretty amazing …

I went on to chat w/ JC of @allstarcharts.com a couple months ago and we talked a LOT about IWM. we went over the MATH of why it stopped where it did and, folks, the math on multiple time frames and multiple techniques was PERFECT. he still hasn’t “published” our podcast – maybe because he knew it was going to break out? 🙂 who knows …he’s a lot smarter than I am but still a GREAT dude. follow him peeps!

and guess what ..IWM pattern, it wasn’t WRONG but it certainly wasn’tRIGHT.

BOOM- we broke out today so guess what? I have to get my eraser out and start over and, unfortunately, that’s happened many many times. 🙂 why should I be surprised? well, keep reading.

the market went up to our target area and hit in/around 233. as we describe above, in an irrationally exuberant bull market, WAIT for the SRC and the signal reversal candle was finally hit the week of my birthday (note a fun fact – the HIGH on crude oil hit on my birthday 7/11 – shown below- synchronicity?)

the HIGH on Crude Oil on my birthday

I show the Crude because of my birthday but also because of the PROBABILITY of what can and can’t happen when a TON of math comes together.

folks, MORE math came together (see the last post linked at the top) on IWM .. so only being human I EXPECTED it to dump and the rest of the market to, well, at least follow along … ? unreasonable?

well there it sat … and sat … and then an SRC

Here is the SRC for IWM:


more than likely, a short would have been initiated and we would have been stopped out ….

end of story – right? well from a P+L perspective, yes. folks that is ALL that matters.

from a form and harmony and balance perspective this IWM continues to amaze me.

please see the chart below:

if you have been reading the blog you know we had been targeting this price zone for a while and when it hit you know I (most of the time) say WAIT for a signal reversal candle because it’s probability – right? of course … so sometimes the pattern will act as support or resistance (this is what IWM did for 233 days but ultimately it failed.) and sometimes it will work and inflect to your favor or it EXPLODES continuing the trend … it’s all probability. but I think I’ve shown that “stuff” happens around the patterns – fair enough?

what’s key for me, even though we are dealing w/ probability, is I KNEW there is still a “beat” or “rhythm” to it … that’s why the patterns help you manage risk, right?

so, at the end of the day today, I saw that the market was up again and I thought … “I bet (no kidding, I KNEW this was the case in my gut) we made the PRICE high the same many days (TIME) ago … “

there you have it above … 233 calendar days ago the price HIGH was hit and is it any coincidence that we BROKE OUT when PRICE equals TIME? NO – that is how it works. our job is to figure out what the key master has in store for us regarding the harmony and balance of what we are dealing with … it’s all based on math and music but it’s also a multi dimensional chess game …

why would I type that last sentence?

well, 233 is a Fibonacci number as shown on the chart above … the Architect, what a sense of humor she has ….



Chart of the Year …

there was and still is (for those who have the PRIVILEGE to do it) something so amazing about the feeling of going BONS (Boots On Non Skid) of a US Naval Aircraft Carrier.

it wasn’t a ‘bravado” thing as people would believe from the characterization of Naval Aviators but – for me – it was simply amazing. being on the flight deck as engines were turning, the ship was moving and everyone from 18-50 (?) was moving in elegant and frictionless dance .. it was that amazing.

and when you walked up to your jet and there was an AMAZING YOUNG SAILOR (note no identity needed because WE DID NOT CARE) told you your jet was ready you simply took it as fact .. how cool?

so you would jump into the jet and get this multi-million dollar tax payer funded rocket ship ready for the catapult shot and – I believe EVERYONE – asked themselves before Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride “have I done enough to manage the risk” and “yes” was always the answer and for me … BOOM I shot off the pointy end of American Diplomacy. What an amazing privilege and honor.

what does this have to do w/ NFLX? EVERYTHING ….

folks, we have an near perfect AB=CD, a 1.618 extension into the target zone … and, at least for me, an Elliott Wave count that breaks NO rules is present on multiple degrees …

maybe it’s time to PUT your money where your mouth is Bart when we reach the 650-660 area?

chart of the year folks …

xoxox – Bart


so … who is eating who?

last post on current market conditions: https://bartscharts.com/2021/10/17/sometimes-you-eat-the-bar-and-sometimes-it-eats-you/

if your someone trying to get short – sure looks like the bar is eating you …if your trying or are long looks like you are eating the bar … man, this is interesting.

1/ as a PATTERN recognition expert I can say that the PATTERNS for selling equities FAILED over the past two days.

2/ as an intermarket musician I try to look at everything ….

3/ so lets do that ….

  • the PATTERNS have failed
  • Palladium really looks like another leg down … Palladium down has been equated to NASDAQ down and, to a certain extent, equities down
  • NFLX … man, that pattern is REALLY close …
  • Banking Index – again, a MASSIVE pattern a little higher …
  • XLP/NYA – certainly might have BROKEN DOWN (equity strength) of the 7 month channel …

so what do we do ..


sitting on my hands and looking for a simultaneous 1/NFLX target hit and 2/ BANKING INDEX hit and 3/ XLP/NYA target hit and then SHORT the NASDAQ w/ a vengeance ….

until those 3 criteria are hit I’ll continue to lick my wounds on MJ 🙂 but … seeing the “numbers” come together for NFLX makes me think I might have to break out my timing work … as a side note I recommend you go and BUY Connie’s book (novel, war and peace) the 32nd Jewel .. it’s mind blowing and I’m only on the 3rd chapter because I find myself against a wall and then I go and “find” (I wonder how I find them) books on number theory and Planks constant and inverses and … the rabbit hole just spirals so I’m reading Robert Edward Grant’s “Philomath” and – total mind blown – but it’s helping me go back to Ms. Brown’s expose and the TIME factor becomes understandable but – it’s still elusive in nature – so when I get a bunch of numbers coming together I work backwards to figure out – what- exactly – is the VIBRATION that NFLX is rolling along with …..

the KEY is the DATE of the IPO and, I think (I’m still learning) that first “long term” pullback from the initial impulse move … that is where the rock hits the water and the height of the drop, the weight of the rock , the wind, the moon, the tide and ANYTHING that is PRESENT and PHYSICAL interacts w/ the waves to create the moves we see … it’s really that simple.

IF (and trust me it’s a BIG IF) that’s the case then wouldn’t the mathematics of the ancients (note, probably you and me and anyone else present right now … ) that govern natural harmony work on the markets?

YES .. join me going deeper and deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole …

chart of the year ….
nothing “truly” goes down till the banks go down … pretty big target approaching …

Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes it eats you …

love that saying from the Big Lebowski … what a great movie.

so, here we go folks .. I’ve just ran thru the DJIA, NASDAQ and S&P 500 and ALL have sell patterns.

what does that mean? well, nothing … right? it’s all probability …

but, that’s what we play, probability …so, we have Gartley SELL patterns across the board – they will 1/ work or 2/ not work.

also, our favorite ratio is banging against the bottom of the range that it’s been swimming in for months .. but, take a look , at this lower level you will see an AB=CD, a 3 drives to a bottom and a butterfly BUY on the ratio. so, when the ratio goes UP then the market usually goes down …

we break down below our XLP/NYA level this puppy could rocket ship higher and, then again, the sell patterns work, the XLP/NYA level holds and we start selling off again …

all probability …


LIT ETF for Lithium

most people think “equities” and that’s it … there are many asset classes that are just starting multi year (decade (?)) runs …so while stocks are correcting and seem to be pretty stretched taking a look at the current environment and just looking at the news we can see their is a BIG battery shortage coming.

usually, a shortage means higher prices … LIT has been on a tear, up almost 380% in the past 1.5 years…. I haven’t even been paying attention till my two Rugger buddies were texting about it last week.

I found an ETF, LIT, that looks pretty liquid and has been on a tear …

trying to get into a moving market is hard to manage risk so, for now, looking for a correction to try and get in … this will, again, be a multi year hold.

also, if your not convinced, I did LIT/NASDAQ and sure looks like we’ve bottomed out and are about to break out and take off from a relative strength perspective.

stock up on your batteries folks …


MJ – Global Cannabis

I’m a Cannabis BULL and out of my portfolio, right now (knock on wood) the only thing losing money is MJ …

so we “survived” by hitting the .786 from the all time low and bounced and now (intraday) we are setting up for a BUY pattern in/around 14.40-14.50 BUT, folks, this one looks like I might have to eat some crow.

hope is my strategy at this point so if we close (weekly basis) below the .786 will probably take this one to the donut shop and eat it … we’ll see.

hope and change baby hope and change ..

I “hope” we find support and go up from 14.33 and also hope that the intraday buy pattern holds and we “change” trend ..

yeah, that worked out great the last time so … probably going to take a loss on this one.


the ratio … interesting to say the least

as you all know, I watch the XLP/NYSE Index ratio for key inflection points .. when the ratio goes UP then “staples” (think risk off) have more relative strength and when the ratio goes DOWN then the overall market (think risk on) is stronger from a relative strength perspective

with the recent market action … one would think the ratio would have exploded higher .. well, yeah, no – it hasn’t. still stuck in the range it’s been trading since FEB 2021.

so, for those max BEARS you might want to watch this .. need an upside break out above the red line to get the party started and for the max BULLS need it to break down below the green line …

no idea which way it will go BUT I will tell you I was surprised when I took a peak at it during my nightly cruising of the charts … my “thinking” was that it would have been higher, much higer.

but we trade what we SEE not what we think … so, until the ratio closes above the red line I’m going to say this sell off is a much needed correction that will ultimately need to be bought … and if we break BELOW the green line, then, perhaps game on for another run.

tricky folks .. not going to tell you it isn’t.


keep an eye out for Palladium in the lower blue blox

last post on palladium: https://bartscharts.com/2021/09/21/palladium-and-the-dead-cat/

note, Palladium did not take out the low from a couple days ago BUT sure does look like a dead cat bounce . that being said, corrective forms are usually 3 waves so perhaps we go up again to finish off the correction or we just dump lower from here .. that is the question.

either way, the amount of selling and thrust right now begs of caution if long but you might want to perk up as we go into the 1500-1700 level on spot palladium.

also, don’t need to catch a falling knife so watch this level, let it bang around an, perhaps buy on a retest.


Palladium and the dead cat?

last post on Palladium: https://bartscharts.com/2021/08/22/important-correlation/

think about it … went to a long term Palladium chart and was able to calculate the low of 80 ish in Jan 1991 (yeah, 30 years ago) and then figured it was close based on the sell off .. well we hit it and YAWN HO HUM I would expect it to EXPLODE off that level … certainly looks like a dead cat bounce to me … hmmm

I like the lower blue level for BIG support and then, perhaps, a chance to buy or get the bounce and exit before it really gets ugly. (hint hint – it isn’t yet)


NASDAQ update

I redid my NASDAQ chart at the request of a friend .. the other night, when I posted it, I just drew the “AB=CD” and figured I would tighten it up over the weekend …I did tighten up the target w/ some more precision.

the AB=CD has been hit.

how did we get this target?

  1. from the low in 2002 we label A. The most recent 2020 highs are B and then C is the low after that pretty quick drop (note, it was one of the fastest percentage moves drop in history) from there we can calculate the AB=CD target. Appears to have been hit ..
  2. from the all low on 10/03/74 we draw the radius of the circle all the way to 2000 .. that’s a BIG rock hitting the water, isn’t it?
  3. from there we draw our circle … once we have the circle we can create the square based on said radius and that is bolded in BLUE.
  4. speed or fan lines originating from the all time low and being based on the geometry of the first impulse move are pretty powerful. as you can see I divided the length of the square into the usual ratio’s and then drew the fan lines from the all time low … take a look at the result.
  5. there is a lot going on w/ these lines and there is a lot more geometry that can be drawn but I don’t want to clog up the chart.

so, net net, pay close attention to the NASDAQ in/around here, fer shure … if the AB=CD pattern fails to the upside there are other targets that I’ll update but for now, this looks like something that we should REALLY pay attention to …


IWM and another upcoming chat w/ JC …

tomorrow, have the opportunity to sit down w/ JC and continue our discussion around Fibonacci and vibrations and patterns …I’ll post the talk after its completion and believe it’s also live streamed on Twitter. We’re doing it after the market closes …

in the last episode he specifically asked that we spend time on the “rock hitting the water” or the “initial ripple” … below, you’ll see the chart that gave us an “idea” of a POTENTIAL stopping point and it’s the “regular” technical analysis. this is the chart that I blogged.

but, in order to REALLY get an appreciation to why this LEVEL is so important and how, perhaps, one can start making that little move towards the cliff to jump into the rabbit hole w/ me I show some more of what’s really going on … not meant to confuse anyone but to visually show what I mean when I say I’ll usually look at 11-12 things before making an investment … I didn’t blog the last two charts because I think it’s just too much information. honestly, that’s the only reason.

Is IWM going to breakout or breakdown? YES. NO. Have no idea but whichever way it DOES GO it’s going to be a wave to catch and surf … fer sher. also, it never hit my Signal Reversal Candle. (SRC) who the heck knows when it’s going to blow …

initial post showing target zones for IWM
target being hit …
the green highlights are qual to the dashed red lines (note – start the “square” at 32 and other numbers …)
the ROCK hitting the water and the waves that result … the ROCK is the initial impulse move off the low on 10/10/2002 … using physics the fundamental frequency is then calculated.
simple calculation from the all time low and “creating” the IWM Musical Scale based on the Equal Octave Scale of Music (multiply each cell by 1.05946) NOTE: the high zone in IWM was equal to the finishing of the 4th octave.

Important Correlation

chart below has Palladium w/ the NYSE Index overlaid on top.

the candles are Palladium and the blue line is the NYSE Index ($NYA)

note, currently, Palladium is correcting pretty steeply … in the past, this has led to the overall stock market to correct also. is this time different?


been watching the XLP/NYA level …

last post: https://bartscharts.com/2021/05/05/xlp-nya-our-favorite-ratio-and-a-twist/

as the market continued to climb to new highs, if you look at the chart below you’ll notice that it did not move to new lows. no, in fact it has been basing since Feb .. almost 6 months. in a truly bullish environment, it would be game on and this ratio would continue lower. it did not …

in fact, it appears to have some strength and starting a breakout to the upside.

THAT, is not a bullish equity move … so, keep you powder dry. if you have been following my blog for a while you know how powerful this ratio (XLP/NYA) has been at warning about inflection points … yes, we have lower targets from the last post, but, for now, certainly appears that the ratio is/has bottomed and a “risk off” mindset appears to be taking hold ..

one last, I went in and fiddled w/ my settings and everything and can’t figure out why all the candles are green? maybe it’s that I’m using a “ratio” but I’m not sure, so I do apologize for any confusion. for whatever reason 4 candles are red …?

make it a good week.



AMC – update

my last post on AMC: https://bartscharts.com/2021/08/04/amc-heads-up-in-the-zone/

well, it went and hit right at the top – exactly I think – of our target area and is built a series of 3 higher lows (daily) …but we do have an entire “zone” of support in/around 24-28 so this could be a dead cat bounce. give it time …

but, this count is valid and, dare I say, AMC is off to the races …?