We live in a highly correlated world when it comes to stock market trends!

Last week as the Dow was falling 1,000 points a week ago today, the Power of the Pattern reflected that many of the key markets around the world were hitting 4-year rising channel support at the same time.

I shared on 8/26, that the “Global bull market was still intact!” ( See Post Here)  

Did many of you tell your friends a week ago today…”Hey the Dow is down 1,000 points, don’t worry about it, by week end, the markets will close the week out on a positive note?

From a leadership perspective, what markets seem to be in the leadership role? Who is the leader of the pack and whom should we follow?

Last October I gave a presentation at Stocktoberfest, at that meeting I shared that what the DAX did going forward should have a large impact on the S&P 500. I feel the same today as I did last October, that the DAX remains in a leadership role and what it does will have important impact on the markets in the states. I will be updating this chart at Stocktoberfest again this year, love to see you there!

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The chart above highlights that the DAX hit rising channel resistance in April of this year. As the DAX was hitting this resistance line, guess what the NYSE Advance/Decline did at the same time? It peak and started moving lower, diverging against the S&P 500 for a few months, sending a concerning signal to the S&P 500 and other indices in the states.

The DAX like many other indices created bullish reversal patterns (bullish wicks) at rising channel support last week.

I humbly feel that what the DAX does at rising channel support will have a large influence over the S&P 500 in the next few weeks.

Key an eye on this leading index in the short and intermediate term!!!

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