Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday stock market forecast

The Hoot 
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  • Wednesday higher.
  • ES pivot 2263.50.  Holding above is bullish..
  • Rest of week bias uncertain technically.
  • Monthly outlook: bias higher.
  • YM futures trader: no trade tonight.

It's always taking a chance calling the market after three days off but the overall bearish impression we got last night proved correct as the Dow fell 59 points on Tuesday on a tall red spinning top that just touched its lower BB intraday.  It wasn't a really satisfying break lower though since we're still sort of clinging to the bottom of the recent two week trading range.  Still with three down days in a row we can now officially declare a downtrend.  So op-ex week rolls on and we look to the charts for some clues as to Wednesday's direction.

And it's now Obamend minus two and counting ...  The champagne is already on ice.

The technicals

VIX, daily
The VIX:  Persistence paid off on Tuesday as we finally got the pop I'd been looking for with the VIX up 5.7%, though it was on n admittedly unsatisfying gap-up red inverted hammer.  It was enough to take us off oversold but this is looking more like an evening star in the making than the start of a VIX rally.  Take a look at the chart and see if you don't agree.

Market index futures: Tonight, all three futures are higher at 12:49 AM EST with ES up 0.25%. 

ES daily pivot: Tonight the ES daily pivot falls from 2263.58 to 2263.50.  That puts ES right back above its new pivot so this indicator now changes back to bullish.


Month    right  wrong  no call  conditional  batting   Dow
                                             average  points

January    5      2       3           0       0.714     192

     And the winner is...

After a bullish piercing pattern on Tuesday, the new overnight in ES is putting in a second one and it now up about as much as it was down at this hour last night.  And as I mentioned above, I don't find Tuesday's gain in the VIX particularly convincing.  The trans though admittedly do look bearish with a fresh bearish stochastic crossover.  But the TLT put in a gap-up hanging man Tuesday so overall I'm going to take another chance and call Wednesday higher.

YM Futures Trader

No trade tonight.

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