If you are new to the concept of using Cycles for market timing, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
So lets look at a weekly chart on Gold since the 2011 top which shows the tremendous struggle it is undergoing to prove the long Bear Market has ended. My chart below is a weekly that only has one moving average, the 66 Weekly EMA.
Note how in Stage 2 Bull Phases the 66ema clearly provides support near major Intermediate Cycle Lows (ICL). Also note how the 66ema, in Stage 4 Bear Phases, provides resistance at Intermediate Cycle Highs.
The chart also has many arrows on it. Each arrow shows a 5-6 month Intermediate Cycle Low (which are major buying opportunities to go long, even in Bear Markets). The Red Arrows show Intermediate Cycles which are Left Translated and Fail by making a Lower ICL than the previous ICL. Blue Arrows show Intermediate Cycles which are Right Translated and make a higher ICL than the previous ICL. For reference, here is a link to my Cycles 101 Terminology:
Added: From the comments section, I have added this additional info to observe about the chart.
Notice that from 2013 to late 2015, at all the uptrends right after an ICL arrow seem to top out near the 2 month mark. From a Time perspective, this gives Price more Time (i.e 3 months) to move lower and make a lower ICL.
What you can clearly see on the charts out of each ICL during this period, is two peaks in the uptrend phase lasting about two months, followed by 3 months of downside action. The two peaks are the shorter Trading Cycle 1 (TC1) and TC2 Highs where the the TC2 high is also the longer Intermediate Cycle High. This is classic Bear Market cycle action where most of the Intermediate Cycles are Left Translated in terms of Time (i.e. the Cycle High is to the Left of Center in terms of the total Time of the Cycle).
For the Bull Market to resume, we want to see the Intermediate Cycle start to make their Highs in Trading Cycle #3 (or later as it did in the first half of 2016). A TC3 high averages out to 3 to 3+ months into an IC High, leading to a Right Translated Cycle where Price does not have enough Time to make a Lower ICL.