The current high in SP500 is near the end of a five wave run off the
 A triple-three or leading diagonal structure of the Hope Rally off the 2009 low in SP500 projects a major turn date in early March (+/- 1 month) based on the fibonacci relationships within the proposed structure.
near term wave structure
SPX rose an impressive 2.17% this past week. A 2.47% downward swing from 1333.47 to 1300.49 at the beginning of the week was short lived and the market rested itself for another push higher. As a result, near term wave structures got increasingly discernible. For example, Friday's high is likely ticks from the end of a larger five wave advance since the December low or wave iii of (iii) of [v] should wave (iii) of [v] decides to extend. See Chart 1 and Chart 2.
longer term counts - interesting Hope Rally fibs
Our primary tracking count in recent months describes the rally off the December low as a post triangle thrust C wave (Chart 3). The 3rd-wave-like personality associated with this advance lends more support to a post-triangle thrust than a C wave of a zigzag off the October low. This count remains on track, especially if the near term count highlighted above plays out.
However, as noted in Shifting Odds (1/20/12) and Squeezed (1/27/12), with the Dow just a hair shy of a new recovery high and NDX already at its new recovery high for the Hope Rally, odds continue to shift to more suitable longer term counts.
For example, Shifting Odds (1/20/12) identified a long term bearish triple-three or bullish leading diagonal Hope Rally as top contenders. Chart 4 refreshes.
On closer examination, one notes some interesting Fib relationships within the proposed triple-three/leading-diagonal.
Chart 5 offers a count of the Hope Rally under this interpretation. Note that wave [W] lasted 14 (= Fib13+1) months and wave [Y] lasted Fib 8 months. If wave [Z] should last a Fib 5 (+/- 1) months, the projected end of the Hope Rally is early February (5-1 months) or early March (5 months) or early April (5+1 months).
While the Dow has effectively achieved the minimum price-level requirement under this proposed count, the broader market is lagging. This implies that SPX could
 either truncate - but one shouldn't make premature assumptions,
 or experience another down-up subdivision with a potential truncation in INDU. We have the Y2K experience as a precedence - see chart 6 in Shifting Odds (1/20/12)