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Waves.India - Evening Star Special

Evening star is a bearish candlestick pattern that consists of three candles. The first bar is a large white candlestick located within an uptrend (white body 1). The middle bar is a small-bodied candle (black or white) that closes above the first white bar (star). The last bar is a large black candle that opens below the middle candle and closes near the center of the first bar’s body (black body 2).

This pattern is used by traders as an early indication that the uptrend is about to reverse. Evening star formations can be useful in determining trend changes, particularly when used in conjunction with other indicators, oscillators, trendlines for confirmation.

The latest Waves India showcases the evening star across indices and across time frames. In some cases stars are also hanging man formations. In some cases evening star formation highs are retested. In some cases evening star formations come after a multi month sideways action suggesting potential distribution formation. In some cases we have two stars between the white and black body. In some cases we have a doji star instead of a star formation.

This means a broad confirmation that the intermediate multi week trend is down. Any bounce backs now are an illusion. The negative trend might remain negative for a few months. So sit tight, look at price confirmations, and enjoy the ride. The journey down has just started.

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The excitement cycles

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A J Tchijevsky’s excitement cycles, reopens the debate of Time.

The success in the new age is a lot different from what we experienced 11 years back. The shy public which needed market research surveys to bring out feedback is keener to offer comments. There were 30 odd comments on the Oil forecast, 398 comments on a dirty sport tackle on the yahoo sports blog and 425 comments on the 13 year old Everest climber. Are we in excited times? Or do you think we as a society are a bit less excited than what we were a few years back? Do these times polarize us as a society? Do we become indifferent? Is there some way we can quantify excitement? Can this quantification help us forecast? Can it tell us before our odds of success or failure? Can it tell us how to plan our investments and life? Can it tell us what movies to make? What products and business to launch? Does this excitement ever fall? Simply we are asking ourselves is excitement cyclical? And if it is cyclical, is cyclicality a science? But before we come to the science part, how time cycles are measurable and how it can revolutionize our understanding of the world around us, let’s have a closer look at excitement.

In December 1926, at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society Professor A J Tchijevsky’s (researcher at Astronomical Observatory, Institute of Biological Physics, Archeological Institute, Moscow) paper was presented, which elaborated the index of Mass human excitability, 500 B.C. - A.D.1922. This index showed a consistent pattern of 9 waves of excitability per century over the entire span of 2422 years. The index was compiled from detailed statistical researches in the histories of 72 countries and nations of the world.

Tchijevsky found not only that this index was characterized by the 11.1 year cycles, but that the crests of these cycles tended to correlate with crests of sunspot cycles. “In the paper published in the Cycles magazine of Foundation of Cycles 1968 issue professor quotes” As soon as the sunspot activities approaches its maximum, the number of important mass historical events, taken as a whole, increases, approaching its maximum during the sunspot maximum and decreases to its minimum during the periods of the sunspot minimum. Each cycle is divided into four periods. Minimum of excitability (3 years), Growth of excitability (2 years), maximum of excitability (3 years), decline of excitability (3 years).

Over nearly a hundred years since the research was published, a few things have changed. In the extreme point of the cycle’s course, the tension of the all human activity falls to the minimum, giving way to creativity and a general decrease of military or political enthusiasm, by peace and peaceful creative work and a disintegration of masses. The last sunspot cycle started in 1998, peaked in 2000 and bottomed in 2009. The society emerges out of excitability lows.

Now this is where the observations begin. The human excitability is at a 11 year low and we are in a few years of growth and prosperity. This might sound surprising and contrary to popular belief that we are in for a double dip recession. Excitability cycles tell us that from the lows in 2010, a multiyear equity bull should emerge. But there are strange coincidences here? Excitability cycles are not only in sync with sunspot cycles but also with a decade long Clement Juglar cycles.

The scientists say, don’t show me cycles and patterns coincidences everywhere. Show me the proof. Even professor Tchijevsky’s work did not get so much popularity as few could explain why excitability index was leading the sunspot cycles by an average 12 months. At some stage of thinking cyclists wondered that there was a force that affects both human beings and sunspots simultaneously. Proving why periodicity happened takes time cycle analysis to a scientific level.

Scientific rationalism against Time can be sticky ground. Specially because there is a lot more than empirical proof out there which suggest that time is mathematical and ordered, the reason for the coincidences, sunspots, growth etc. The first proof is History itself. Though the society uses the cliché that ‘history repeats’, it never asks is repetitive history not periodicity, recurrence in time, time cyclicality? Other clichés like ‘space and time are unruled by any law’ interferes with the truth. The whole idea is that if Einstein could not understand time, who can? History was always considered knowledge not science. Karl Lamprecht, German Historian showcased the order, history’s practical purpose was always considered doubtful. How naive of us.

Time is exponential and it is the one which gives nature and society its cycles. Periodicity and recurrence happens in society and stock markets because of this order. Time is why everything natural is cyclical, even human excitement. We can connect Sun with excitement or anything else, our behavior as a society is predictable. It was too much of a truth then when Professor Tchijevsky was jailed. How much of it is a truth now? We will see.

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Channels.India - Early economic anticipated and happened cycles

HDFC DAILY Anticipated and happened As anticipated, prices pushed lower till our first targets at key 2,635 levels. We need a clear break sub respective supports to continue to look lower in the third leg down. HDBK DAILY Anticipated and happened As anticipated, prices pushed lower till our highlighted targets at key 1,800 levels. We need a clear break sub respective supports to continue to look lower in the iii/c wave down.

Performance cycles’ is a term coined by Orpheus Capitals. This is another name for time triads, time arbitrage, time fractals but expressed in terms of relative performance. It’s a bounded oscillator that moves from 1 to 30. 1 is top relative performance and 30 is worst performance. The idea is that performance is cyclical. A top performer will underperform in future and vice versa. A top relative performer is also the worst value pick and the top relative underperformer is the best value pick.

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