Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday stock market forecast

The Hoot 
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  • Thursday higher.
  • ES pivot 2153.50.  Holding above is bullish..
  • Friday bias uncertain technically.
  • Monthly outlook: bias lower.
  • YM futures trader: short at 17,670.

Well the Dow finally snapped a seven day losing streak - just when I predicted it would go lower again.  But with just a 41 point gain all that was wounded was my pride.  I guess hitting at RSI of zero counts for something after all.

The technicals

Market index futures: Tonight, all three futures are virtually unchanged at 12:17 AM EDT with ES flat and YM up 0.02%.

ES daily pivot: Tonight the ES daily pivot falls from 2155.08 to 2153.50.  But ES has already gone back above its pivot so this indicator now turns bullish.


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       5      6       6           2       0.539    -304
August     0      2       1           0       0.000     -69

     And the winner is...

So the Dow finally snapped its long losing streak with a bullish piercing pattern, right after I said ti would keep going lower.  And everything else I thought would happen, didn't.  For example, after putting in a big gain on Tuesday, on Wednesday the VIX didn't continue higher, it fell back nearly four percent on a dark cloud cover.  In fact tonight is a complete 180 from last night.  Everything that looked bearish then now looks bullish.  A number of charts have reversed after long trends, including the dollar. the euro, and oil (finally).  The trans are particularly bullish, having bounced off their 200 day MA on Wednesday and handily outperforming the Dow.

So just as last night I couldn't find a reason not to be bearish, tonight I can't find a reason not to be bullish.  I wasn't seeing any overnight upside in ES until just now and that's the confirmation I needed so I'm going to cautiously go ahead and call Thursday higher.

YM Futures Trader

No trade tonight.

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