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Friday, 21 September 2018

The Wicked Witch Of the West

Looking at the average rises and falls on SPX from the start since 1997, the most bearish straight sequence of days of the year are the six days from 19th September through 25th September. Within those six days, usually including the September quadruple witching, the lowest percentage of positive closes is 23rd September at 26.67% and the highest is 25th September at 35.71%. Markets are closed on the 22nd and 23rd this year of course, so that leaves Monday and Tuesday next week leaning historically bearish, and Wednesday through Friday leaning an average of 62% bullish. There is a significant possibility of a retracement in the early part of next week, and there is a decent looking setup here for that.

Full Premarket Video from theartofchart.net - Update on ES, NQ, CL, NG, GC, SI, HG, ZB, KC, SB, CC, ZW, ZC, ZS, DX, EURUSD, USDJPY, USDCAD, AUDUSD:
So how well is the advance here correlating with the projection I posted three weeks ago? Very well so far, except the failure for the initial retracement to quite reach the ideal support trendline. That may still need to be tested, but looks ambitious for the first half of next week. If we see that retracement then the obvious target would be a test of the 50 hour moving average, currently in the 2910 area, and likely in that timeframe to be tested in the 2915-20 area. SPX 60min chart:
Everyone have a great weekend :-)

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Looking For A Retracement Low

Since I was writing on Friday the bull flag megaphone has broken up, a rising wedge formed on ES into yesterday's high and then that wedge broke down with the obvious target at a retest of the retracement low. So far however this has delivered higher lows on SPX and ES, and ES is again testing key resistance at the weekly pivot at 2884. On a break and conversion of WP the obvious read would be that the next leg up has started, although .........

Partial Premarket Video from theartofchart.net - Update on ES, NQ:
...... the ideal target on SPX has not yet been hit, though SPX has come close twice. There is a risk that is unfinished business below, and that the next leg up on SPX will not start in earnest until that target is hit. That leaves a question mark over any impulse directly up from here. If ES can convert 2884 to support today however, then we would likely not make that low today at least.

SPX 60min chart: