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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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…

Are Wheat Futures Putting In A Bullish Reversal?

Back in May, I wrote a post about a high ranking short opportunity in Wheat Futures (ZW). And now that the downside has run its course, I would like to revisit the chart and point out an interesting harmonic pattern that is emerging again in Wheat. Two things stand out to me…

EURAUD: A Case for the Copsey Modified Elliott Wave

As you all may know from previous posts about how I analyze and use harmonic patterns, I often look for patterns in the larger context of the overall trend. And further, when they appear in clear Ellott Wave fractals, I place a higher percentage on the possibility of a reversal.The Forex…

Bradley Timing Model Indicates July 2014 Turning Point

The Bradley siderograph was developed in the 1940s by Donald Bradley to forecast the stock markets using the movement of the planets. Bradley believed that the natural forces of the planetary cycles were the causation that affected the tides of men and there emotions. Bradley assigned over 190 numerical values…

VIDEO: Introduction To Non-Linear Indicators and Cycles

As many of you are aware, cycles and cycle analysis are a big part of my work and focus. But when they are paired with market indicators, the output and analysis tends to be better and stronger. This methodology has led my business partner Lars von Thienen and myself to…