Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday stock market forecast

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  • Friday lower.
  • ES pivot 2160.58.  Holding below is bearish..
  • Next week bias lower technically.
  • Monthly outlook: bias higher.
  • YM futures trader: short at 17,670.

Huh - it figures.  Right after I threw in the towel and gave up on volatility, the very next day the Dow has a non-trivial loss of 78 points and the VIX gets up off the floor for an 8.24% gain.  Does this mean that the market is ready to get back into gear?  Let's check the charts.

The technicals

Dow, daily
The DowThis was the Dow's first loss of any magnitude since July 5th, confirming Wednesday's gap-up spinning top.  But even that still only leaves us right back where we were a week ago.  Still, the red candle following Wednesday's spinning top is bearish.

The VIX:  After four down in a row, and 13 down of the past 16, the VIX finally had a decent up day.  And that was enough to send RSI shooting up from 0.55 to 35 in just one day.  It also jsut squeaked out a bullish setup on an exit of a long-running descending RTC.

Market index futures: Tonight, all three futures are slightly lower at 12:23 AM EDT with ES down 0.02%. On Thursday ES completely retraced Wednesday's gains plus a bit for a bearish engulfing pattern.  Indicators continue falling off extreme overbought levels so the overall impression here is negative.

ES daily pivot: Tonight the ES daily pivot falls from 2164.17 to 2160.58.  That now puts ES below its new pivot so this indicator turns bearish.

Dollar index: After a big gap up on Tuesday the dolalr completed a nice bearish evening star on Thursday.  With indicators still overbought and a stochastic about to form a bearish crossover, this one looks lower on Friday.

Euro:  On Thursday the euro confirmed Wednesday's spinning top with a long-legged doji as a bullish harami.  And the new overnight is continuing higher to give us a new bullish stochastic crossover.  With indicators still oversold, this one seems to be ready to move higher again on Friday

Transportation:  After four days of indecision following their own rising RTC exit, the trans finally rolled over on Thursday, gapping down 1.30%, their biggest loss since June 27th.  That's now got all the indicators falling off overbought and a nicely completed bearish stochastic crossover so there seems to be more downside on the way here.


Month    right  wrong  no call  conditional  batting   Dow
                                             average  points
January    9      5       5           0       0.643    1433
February   9      3       5           3       0.800    1133
March      8      6       6           1       0.600     222
April      6      4       8           2       0.667     416

May        9      3       4           4       0.813     756
June       8      5       7           1       0.643    1393
July       3      4       4           2       0.556    -258

     And the winner is...

It looks like the market has roused itself from its recent torpor and finally started to acknowledge its overbought internals, something I was starting to wonder about.  With the VIX also on the move higher, the trans falling, an evening star in the Dow and OBV showing its first decline since July 7th, I think we have enough signs now to call Friday lower.  I'm a bit nervous about it, having been burned on the short side lately but all I can do is call 'em like I see 'em.

That's all she wrote.  See you again Sunday night!

YM Futures Trader

No trade tonight.


  1. I think for the next week, I'll just randomly call the market higher, and I'll be correct. It's not healthy for the market to shoot up like this. Don't you think that it's not sustainable and that it will come tumbling down hard?

    Thank you for your thoughtful analyses! I am a faithful reader and fan!

    1. Thanks for the support. I need it right about now. It does seem odd the way we bounced on Friday. And believe me, I have indeed considered the FACTS (that's the Flip A Coin Trading Strategy). It's maybe the strangest environment I've seen lately in 10 years. I'll have to cogitate on this one for a while.


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