Posts From Alex Bernal

Alex Bernal
Alex Bernal is a Chartered Technical Analyst with many years of industry experience in the Equity, Commodity, Currency, Interest Rate and Derivatives markets. He is known for his methodical approach to identifying key cycles, market anomalies, unusual order flow, profitable chart patterns and early trend developments for trading opportunities. Alex has appeared on several media outlets, including Bloomberg.Alex currently operates a private technical research and trading systems consulting company Aether Analytics out of Santa Barbara, California. Aether Analytics specializes in the use of a proprietary blend of sentiment, technical, derivative and fundamental analysis systems to recognize high probability trading catalysts, gearing more specifically to analytical techniques such as Elliot Wave, Gann, Cycle, and Harmonic Structure Analysis. Alex previously worked as a trader for M&N Trading LLC where he traded yield curve futures and was mentored by Veteran Trader Anthony Lazzara, who was once the largest 5-year treasuries floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Gold And US Treasury Bonds Are At Price Extremes

A combination of recent central bank action and current talk of negative interest rates has brought out a thick wave of investor uncertainty in the financial markets. And that has brought about a huge “flight to safety” transition of capital for investors. Basically, the “flight” to safety has lead to lower prices for…

Is The US Dollar Index Topping? (Chart Spotlight)

One of my favorites trading setups thus far this year is taking shape in the US Dollar Index futures ($DX_F). Check out the monthly chart of the US Dollar index below and the Extremehurst top extension sell signal.  The last time we saw this type of sell signal was in…

Chart Spotlight: Is Copper Ready To Rally?

With the entire commodity space taking another nose dive, a specialty pattern indicator that I have been focusing on just popped up on my radar again. The last time I received a signal like this, it was a sell signal on the Nasdaq futures (October 27th). This time, the signal…

Chart Spotlight: Nasdaq Futures Produce Bearish Signal

It’s not every day that I get a really interesting pattern in my scans. But the chart pattern below of the Nasdaq futures was too good not to share. With most harmonics followers finding the bearish animals in some of the indexes, I thought it was appropriate to share one…

Chart Spotlight: Top Signals Across The Volatility Space

In this chart spotlight, I want to share a tactical trading idea of mine: shorting select volatility ETFs and indexes. Patience is always the key, and swings are likely, but let me elaborate on what I am seeing and share several charts across the volatility space. After the August stock market…

Are Market Breadth Issues A Caution Sign For Stocks?

Today I want to run through a quick checkup on market breadth to see how the market internals are faring thus far this year. In short, not so good. As I was checkup up on the market breadth this week, a quote I learned form the great Arch Crawford came to…

Chart Spotlight: A Short Setup On The US Dollar Index (DXY)

So with all the China hoopla around their recent announcement to devalue the Yuan, I was actually stalking a trade in the US Dollar Index (DXY). An Extremehurst compression signal just broke out right on time. In the first chart below, you can see a monthly scale top extension has kept me on…

Study Of Past And Present Major ExtremeHurst Top Extensions

As those of you who follow my twitter account know, I have spent the last few years shifting the focus and strategy of my research from that of classic chart reading and technical analysis (subjective) toward a more quantitative focus. I have done this as a means of bringing better consistency to my…

5 Charts That Show Why I’m Starting To Like Gold

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for Gold prices (and investors). As most are aware by now, the yellow metal has been out of favor for some time. And more recently, Gold’s slide has turned into a mini-panic. But after diving down into the 1070’s on Friday morning, Gold staged…

A Closer Look At The Stock Market And Energy Cycles

As many of you are aware, I do a large amount of proprietary research into the subject of cycles and I work very closely with Lars Von Thienen on many research and trading projects. We have a very interesting project that we have been working on recently that I’d like to…