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US stock markets: Have we reached the peak? Lets listen to cycles.

Nvidia and S&P500 dominant cycle analysis for the US stock markets

At the end of last year, we were expecting a prolonged upward trend because of the approximately 180-week cycle (~41 months), which was indicating positive momentum until late 2024.

Now, there's been a significant upward movement in the market. Price and technical targets have been achieved, signaling a warning that this upswing may be coming to an end.

Recap our analysis from March 2024

In March, I provided some pre-analysis on the cycles for NVIDIA and the S&P500 along with key indicators to monitor. You can review the public analysis to get started on this article.

The initial analysis of NVIDIA was conducted on March 18th, revealing that the downward cycle had commenced and technical indicators supported this conclusion. To gather a summary, please watch from minute 17:50 for approximately 5 minutes (just click on the image, the starting time is pre-set):

The second analysis focused on the US market using weekly data and screening of the S&P500 on March 4th. It concluded that the positive momentum in long-term cycle could end earlier than initially projected (Oct/Nov). For a brief recap, re-watch starting at minute 22:27 for about 5 minutes (just click on the image, the starting time is pre-set):

Lastly, both NVDIA and broader market through S&P500 displayed indications of an ending up-swing cycle.

As cycles often provide early insights into potential future trends, we have received valuable information about what to track. Consequently, let's now assess this situation with updated data as of early April.

Current Cycles Situation - April 2024

The long-term composite cycle model for the S&P500 signaled a top mid 2024. We now need to fine-tune the analysis. Here is the long-term composite model as guidance:

Long-term weekly cycles model - 361w, 177w, 140w dominance cycles

For those that are interested in the reference of the picked three cycles. These are exactly the same long-term cycles which for-warned us in October 2021 about the upcoming major top. You can read about our analysis back then here to re-confirm that we did not cherry pick these cycles.

As the long-term model suggests, mid-2024 is the projected next top to be expected. Looking at the cyclic tuned RSI, we are close to generating a long term signal now.

Now, lets zoom in on the shorter time-frames, the daily cycle analysis. Starting with the current short-term daily cycle with a length of ~177 days on the S&P500.

Daily dominant cycle for the S&P500 - 5. April 2024

As the main US markets have mainly be driven by the AI-hype and the magnificent seven, lets have a closer look to NVIDIA weekly and daily cycles:

Weekly Cycles Model Nvidia - 5. April 2024

Daily Cycles Model - Nvidia - 5 April 2024

Now, using the identified weekly and daily cycles to fine-tune technical indicators on the price chart leads to the following view:

Nvidia price chart with weekly/daily cycles adjusted dynamic RSI indicator

If you are new to this type of indicator, it reads the following:

The shaded areas indicate times from the longer timeframe. In this case when, based on the identified weekly cycle, the weekly RSI is overbought/oversold (red/green). In addition the signal lines and the bands show the technical condition for the daily cyclic tuned RSI. The best situations for sell signals occur, when the signal crosses below the upper band in times which are shaded in red. (And vice-versa for buy signals).

So the weekly, daily and technical cyclic tuned indicators speak a clear message about an ending of the upswing cycle now to be expected.

Lets add the broader US market S&P500 into the mix. Here is the short-term, daily cycles perspective:

S&P500 daily cycle analysis - 5 April 2024

And using the weekly and daily cycles to the technical condition. As indicated by the cyclic tuned RSI, the background turned “red” for the first time, while the signal is crossing below the upper band.

S&P500 which daily/weekly cyclic tuned RSI indicator based on identified cycles

For sure, these upswing momentum phases can last a very long time. We observed a similar timing situation during summer 2021. You can see from the cycles model and the technical signals during summer 2021, that it took also from May to November to turn the market.

But for now, we have this first signals in the book that this cyclic upswing is coming to an end.


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Bonus: Hurst FLD price target analysis

This section provides additional context using time-cycles to derive possible price targets where up-/down moves might come to an end within the current cyclic up- or down move. This cyclic-price target model uses Hurst concept of “FLD” to (a) identify if a cycle is in force and (b) derive the price target where this move will end.

This bonus analysis allows us to show us what to look out for in the period of April to May in regards to when the upswing cycle will come to an end.

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