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- Thursday uncertain.
- ES pivot 2126.75. Holding below is bearish.
- Friday bias uncertain technically.
- Monthly outlook: bias lower.
- YM futures trader: short at 17,670.
Last night I bet on insanity by calling the Dow higher on Wednesday in the face of bearish candles. And it nearly worked too as the Dow did indeed move higher out the gate only to sag into the rest of the day ending off all of 32 points. The Nasdaq did manage to finish higher but that's the Nasdaq. At least the damage was limited. I've got the feeling it;s going to be threading a minefield between now and next week's Fed announcement. We'll look at the charts anyway because hey, I'm retired and have nothing better to do with my time.
ES daily pivot: Tonight the ES daily pivot falls from 2135.08 to 2126.75. But that still leaves ES below its new pivot so this indicator continues bearish.
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 1 3 8 0 0.250 120 September 1 1 1 0 0.500 -14
And the winner is...
Tonight we're seeing a number of signs of a move higher on Thursday such as spinning tops in the Dow and the trans, a bullish stochastic crossover in the Dow and a bearish stochastic crossover in the VIX. But given the recent nervous behavior of the market I'm reluctant to go with that without participation from the futures in the overnight and right now I'm not seeing that. On the other hand, there are no overtly bearish signs on the charts right now either so I guess all that leaves is a call of Thursday uncertain. We may very well continue to see this sort of stuff right up until the Fed next week.
YM Futures Trader
No trade tonight.