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SPX, NDX, INDU: Did Bulls Drop the Ball on Friday?

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It's too early to say for certain, but here are the key near-term levels.

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As I mentioned last week, a number of markets appeared to be running at cross currents. Nasdaq 100 (INDEXNASDAQ:NDX) is one such market, and has been much weaker than INDU and SPX (chart below).

Bears should be aware of the fact that if NDX has completed a five-wave structure at red degree, it may have formed a long-term top... or it may only be entering a second-wave decline, to be followed by an explosive rally. We'll have to see how the structure develops from here.


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The big picture SPX chart shows one possibility that appears reasonably likely at the moment -- again, watch the key levels outlined in the first 3-minute chart to help determine if new highs are coming more directly. The blue path shown below comes into play only if those key levels are broken by the bears.


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