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- Thursday lower, low confidence.
- ES pivot 2014.33. Holding below is bearish.
- Rest of week bias uncertain technically.
- Monthly outlook: bias higher.
- ES Fantasy Trader standing aside.
Oops - looks like I forgot to hit the "Publish" button - again. Sigh. But I really did write that post very late Tuesday night, so my call for a higher close Wednesday was correct. And the Election Proximity factor held true to form. So now that we've gotten rid of a bunch of pesky socialists, let's see what the charts might have in store for Thursday.
The Dow: After looking ready to roll over, the Dow took a 101 point victory lap after the elections to stave off a bearish RTC exit and score another record close. Indicators are right back to pegged on overbought and there's no bearish signs here..
The VIX: On Wednesday the VIX confirmed Tuesday's inverted hammer with a 4.84% decline that stopped right on its 200 day MA at 14.11 with a gravestone doji. So there's some support here now. But will it hold on Thursday? That's not at all clear.
Market index futures: Tonight all three futures are lower at 12:44 AM EDT with ES down 0.27%. Es had a nice day on Wednesday along with everything else, but the new overnight seems to be doing some retrenching. It's now just under the rising RTC for a bearish setup and the indicators are now slowly moving off extreme overbought, so this one looks lower.
ES daily pivot: Tonight the ES daily pivot rises from 2004.83 to 2014.33. That move, plus a sagging ES puts us back below the new pivot so this indicator is now back to bearish.
Dollar index: On Wednesday the dollar was right back to its relentless march higher It's now climbing its monthly upper BB and is approaching some 2010 resistance. But for the short term, we now have a gap up doji for 2/3 of an evening star so caution is in order.
Euro: The euro on Wednesday once again found support at 1.2484 but seems unable to make much of it. We've now exited the descending RTC for a bullish trigger but I think instead a bit of consolidation looks more likely.
Transportation: The trans hit another record close of their own on Wednesday but on a hanging man that's at least a possible reversal sign.
And the winner is...
OK, so the market's had its post-election pop and now it looks like it's time to get down to reality. We're seeing a number of reversal signs on the charts, enough in fact for me to call Thursday lower.
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Portfolio stats: the account remains at $121,625 after nine trades in 2014, starting with $100,000. We are now 7 for 9 total, 5 for 5 long, 2 for 3 short, and one push. Tonight we stand aside.