Kass: Domed ... and Doomed?
I have updated Lindsay's "Three Peaks" regularly over the course of the past six months because many, like myself, were captivated by the strong fit.
Here is the most recent update; if the market cooperates, this setup indicates that an important market top has been formed. (There are many interpretations of this formation.)
And here is the historical table of George Lindsay's "Three Peaks," taken from Ed Carlson's George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis that Sir Arthur Cashen was nice enough to send me recently:
It is important to recognize that "Three Peaks" took us to the near-1420 top in the S&P in March 2012 (a market level that few thought imaginable in August or October of last year), and if the fit continues and a stage 23 top has been formed, it "should" take us down more than 20% to about 1100! (If we use the Dow Jones Industrial Average and a stage 23 top has been established, Lindsay's DJIA target would be under 10,500 (down from 12,900 today)!)
Pardon the excessive use of charts today, but it helps me visualize the market situation. As the major averages push on resistance at 4-year+ highs we continue to track the current iteration of George Lindsay's famous Three Peaks and a Dome House Top Pattern (3PDh) in play since last year.
Today we continued our deliberations on this mother of all market patterns with Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners and Ed Carlson author of George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis.