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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Targets and Support Levels

I was saying on my twitter yesterday that if ES could break and convert to support weekly pivot at 2842 then ES/SPX could head up directly, but in the absence of that a test of 2800 area support was likely, and well, here we are. So what now?

Well there is decent established support in this area down to 2793 on ES, and that may hold. A break slightly lower gives a test of the monthly pivot at 2788. A break and conversion of monthly pivot to resistance would be a significant bearish break of a kind that we haven't yet seen in this retracement. ES Sep 60min chart:
Not far under the ES monthly pivot test is a very important trendline at current main rising channel support now in the 2770-5 area. A test and reversal there would mean that this rising channel has evolved into a rising wedge. A sustained break below would open more downside. SPX 60min chart:
I have to be out most of the rest of RTH today but I'll be watching with interest from my phone. If we find a low today then I'd note that Thursday and Friday this week are both cycle trend days, so we could see a strongly directional days tomorrow and/or Friday.

Monday, 13 August 2018

The Wheels On The Bus Go Round and Round

An unsettled open on ES last night with more rumblings from Turkey and lower lows on ES and NQ. I was asked before the open whether I thought there was a serious risk of the wheels coming off on SPX with a 5% or so retracement directly from here, and I replied that I thought that the risk was low, though possible as always.

There are four important support levels below, all shown on the SPX 60min chart. The first is the short term rising wedge support trendline at Friday's low, supported by the daily middle band. As long as that holds the obvious next target is wedge resistance in the 2870 area. If that should break then there is strong established support in the 2800 area, which would also be the 38.2% retracement of the rising wedge. If 2800 was to break that could be a significant bearish break, but there would still be main channel support, currently in the 2765 area.

On the upside resistance is at the the ES weekly pivot at 2842 and the 50 hour MA on SPX, currently at 2845 and resistance so far both on Friday and today, then the open gap from 2853.58 that would need to be filled. After that the way would be clear for SPX to head back to short term wedge resistance and a likely test of the all time high at 2872.87.

Leaning long into that ATH retest until demonstrated otherwise.

Partial Premarket Video from theartofchart.net - Update on ES, NQ:
SPX 60min chart:
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