Death Cross Reveals Market Downturn Coming Soon

A reliable technical indicator, called the death cross, reveals a market downturn is coming soon. The death cross occurs when the 10-month moving average crosses below the 20-month moving average. In the past twenty years, this has only happened twice, in 2001 and 2008. Both times the stock market crashed soon afterwards.

The chart below shows 20 years of stock market price movements with the red line showing the 10-month moving average and the green line showing the 20-month. In late February 2016, the death cross appeared when the red line dropped below the green line. The chart was provided by businessman and market investor Aaron Brickman. Aaron has studied historical patterns in major market crashes and used his findings to successfully trade the market crashes in 2001 and 2008.

Each bar on the graph represents one month of data. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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The appearance of the death cross shows the end of a long-term bull market and the beginning of a new long-term bear market. In the short term, it indicates we could see serious selling in the stock market.

The image below provides a close up look at the recent death cross:

After the appearance of the death cross, markets have historically followed a pattern of bouncing back up to the 20-month average, which is referred to by technical analysts as an underside retest or a kiss-back. Although it is an upward movement, it is consistent with bearish patterns. When the 10-month average fails to move back up above the 20-month average, the test is failed and the bear market accelerates.

In 2001, the underside retest occurred from December 21 2000 (Point A) until January 31 2001 (Point B). Over the next 37 trading days, the market dropped from Point B to Point C, which was a -22% drop.

In 2008, the same pattern was followed. The underside retest occurred from May 19 (Point A) until July 15 (Point B). Over the next 40 trading days, the market dropped from Point B to Point C, which was a -17% drop.

Implications for 2016:
The same pattern has repeated in 2016. As shown in the graph, the market dropped down to Point A, which is also the support level, indicated by the blue line (S&P 1,800 and Dow 15,480). It then bounced back up to Point B, reaching a top on Friday April 1 2016, 2,075.07 in the S&P and 17,811.48 in the Dow (intraday). The move up to Point B also formed the final leg of the triple-top reversal (W-pattern), which is another bearish pattern.

If this pattern continues, we can expect to see a drop of 17% to 22% over the next 37 to 40 trading days, which would translate into the S&P dropping to about 1,618.55 to 1,722.31 and the Dow Jones dropping to about 13,892.95 to 14,783.53. The target dates for reaching the bottom would be May 24-27. These projections are based only on the historical patterns without consideration of any other factors.

If we continue following the historical pattern, the market will soon begin testing the support level (blue line) and will eventually break through it. The new bottom will become the next Point C. Regardless of how far down it goes, there will likely be a one or two month pause, as shown in 2001 and 2008 when the market rallied back from Point C to Point D. The rally makes a final underside retest of the 10-month moving average. If that fails, the bear market then accelerates even faster.

These historical patterns are consistent with prophetic warnings about a market downturn beginning during Passover. There are also reasons to believe the 2016 drop could exceed 2001 and 2008 due to increased sovereign debt levels and increased exposure to derivatives in our financial system.

James Bailey

Author: James Bailey

James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.

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Jane NZ
Jane NZ
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May 19, 2016 7:42 PM

Well worth looking at the themes in these comments here when the death cross last came up.
James – April 16 recounted a short vision ‘I heard the opening bell for the markets already deep into the red before the opening. It was way to late to get in for anyone who was not already in a short position….(just happened to read his at 12.30, the time he posted it…try explaining coincidences to a Jew..

Also several comments on Japenese earthquake…

LP
LP
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May 19, 2016 6:14 PM

They were talking about Death Cross. Below please see the link. Thanks.

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article55219.html

TomP
TomP
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April 20, 2016 8:37 AM

Good Morning Peachy-
I was very surprised to see FAZ drop below $38 at the opening as I thought $38 would be the lowest it ever gets again. However…my hope is that you got in first thing!

Blessings to ALL Z3’er family today! Keep the faith….God is good all the time!

Randall S. Lundeen
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May 15, 2017 1:24 AM

March 1, 2017 FAZ 17.16! $38 Lowest it ever gets again?

The Randyman
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October 24, 2017 5:32 PM

October 24, 2017 FAZ $13.36 and fallling

The Randyman
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November 30, 2017 1:00 AM

November 29,2017 FAZ $12.46 and falling

The Randyman
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December 12, 2017 11:46 PM

December 12, 2017 FAZ $11.59 and falling

John K
John K
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April 20, 2016 1:47 AM

38.83, was to be a drop number of FAZ. But I understand it has dropped below to 37 today, and certainly it did bypass the 38.83

But as it has been reckoned, the symmetry to the number could indicate other implications. I’m not much into numerology, and meanings of numbers, but I have been endowed with a word of knowledge in regard to the date 11th May 2016.

38.83 in this light looks like an inference to that appointment. 3+8, 8-3 is 11, 5 or rather 11th May and the double 8 sums up to 16.

Just messing around with figures….

But not on the appointed date of 11th May 2016. I’m persuaded the day will manifest the appointed time.

Another interesting number I came across on the 19th April, was the earthquakes in Japan. At 00.47UTC there was a 4.8 magnitude earthquake at the about the Kumamoto area. Incidentally, in the African tongues of my ancestors, Kuma means to emerge, and moto is for fire. The location name infers emergence of fire. The numbers 47, 4.8 are indicative of the mystical number 47, where 48 is usually tallied to 47. Its a number of earth defense -Divine judgement that I’ve come across over the past couple of years. The sign of the number manifests in cases where natural earth law has been violated, and death follows in retaliation. (Sorceress also subvert the number to their selfish ends. In the case of the Japanese earthquake today, its indicative of the nature divine judgement is shaping to rectify violations against the planet.

Japan is industry leader in fire technology a automotive industry, which to a large extent has distabilised the elements and renders the planet at great risk of self destructing.

Ed H
Ed H
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April 18, 2016 3:12 PM

Z3 family it just came to me to add the Faz numbers that Francy saw at 38.83 . I have wondered why that number the same forward and backwards. 3+8=11. 8+3=11. I looked up 11 in biblical numerology it represents disorder ,chaos and judgement. James has been talking about a decline in the markets and then another after that. Could this be the double drop in numerical code?

Christian Block
Christian Block
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April 19, 2016 8:08 PM

There is the concept of a chiasm in Scripture that seems to fit. If the message AB is emphasized, it is written as ABBA. ABC would be ABCCBA. The Shemitah last year was a possible example. It was 5775.

Lee.WL
Lee.WL
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April 18, 2016 9:42 AM
I’ve been reading z3news for roughly more than a month and have been just a silent reader but i just got to share this. I’ve got 3 things to share in which 2 things are from 2 different dreams and the last one is from a real life situation which pieces the puzzle after reading James’s article on God Reveals Timing of Market Top! Firstly, it was a dream which i had at the end of last year, i’am someone that doesn’t take notice of dreams but this particular one stands out. In my dream, i saw a graph(which should be the Dow) with a steep drop down and it was so so so so vivid that i just literally woke up from my sleep! Second dream, I usually don’t remember or take note of my dreams but somehow i just remembered this particular one but only a segment which is a red double Decker bus with the number 179 and in the dream the bus is coming my way as i’am standing and waiting and that’s all i can remember lols! This particular dream IS ALWAYS been at the back of my mind and i’ve been questioning why would i dream of that till God led me into reading James’s article which pieces together! Interpretation is that it was the dow at 179xx! Lastly it was a real life situation in which i was at Taiwan for a 2 weeks holiday and i was at a particular mountain located at the center west of Taiwan. I was there with a tour group and stopping by at an outdoor open air restaurant. While on the way to the toilet, i found a white Styrofoam box with a sticker with letters FZA 38 !!!! WHICH CORRESPONDS WITH YOUR ARTICLE ABOUT FAZ… Read more »
Ed H
Ed H
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April 18, 2016 7:59 AM

Thanks Joe k. I listened to him as well on trunews. Very interesting point he has on the market report video is that the nyse might have about 10 or so more days to go but during this period when it drops he quotes “this could be an opportunity of a life time”

Joe K
Joe K
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April 18, 2016 11:48 AM

Thanks Ed – I definitely caught that comment as well and was very excited to hear it – there are definitely a number of folks with expertise forecasting a downturn that is now days away.

Jemba
Jemba
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April 18, 2016 2:17 AM

James I hope the red before the opening bell that you saw was not on Monday as I know there’s quite a few of us who were hoping to finalize our positions for options early next week. If we open deep in the red, that will definitely affect the options pricing. Guess we’ll find out in a few hours … 🙂

Richard
Richard
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April 18, 2016 8:40 AM

Well Jemba, you got your wish. It opened only slightly down.

michael c.
michael c.
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April 18, 2016 8:37 AM

Hi Jemba,
Is there a way to ask you questions/thoughts not on the forum? It would help me.
Thank you!

Joe K
Joe K
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April 17, 2016 7:48 PM

Hi folks, you all may already be familiar with this site, but if not, you may want to check out the world cycles institute. I can’t speak for the credibility of the information, but the author seems to know what he is talking about. I first heard of this site when it’s founder, Peter Temple, was interviewed by Rick Wiles on TruNews. The market analysis is heavy in Elliot Wave theory and is absolutely fascinating to me even though I am admittedly still new to technical analysis. Peter Temple puts out a free weekly market analysis every Sunday. His forecast seems to be right in line with what we are all anticipating. Interestingly enough, he titled today’s weekly forecast, “The Second Coming.” Here’s the website – would value any feedback on the information there: http://worldcyclesinstitute.com/the-second-coming/. Be encouraged my brothers and sisters in Christ, I so appreciate your encouragement as I am holding on believing we are finally beginning a turn down.

Ivan
Ivan
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April 18, 2016 7:58 AM

Thanks For the useful info Joe K

Bob
Bob
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April 17, 2016 9:49 PM

Right on, Brother. I also heard him on Rick Wiles. Very interesting analysis!!!
Thank you Joe.

Eldon Johnson
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April 17, 2016 6:38 PM

I believe it was 2011 Sadu Sundar Selvarage was praying on Mt Sinai when an angel appeared to him and said that Israel’s best friend would become a Brutus. He then saw a large map of the U.S. The angel then said if this
friend betrays Israel then this would happen; and he thrust a large sword into the heartland of America. There was
a large quake and the nation was divided. Just sayin’.

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