Trading Update: Friday June 17, 2022
Emini pre-open market analysis
Emini daily chart
- The Emini is likely to try and rally 200 points soon.
- Yesterday was a big outside down day and was a second leg from last week’s selloff. Now that the bulls have a second leg down.
- As strong as yesterday was, the bar had a tail below and is mostly overlapped by the prior 2-3 bars, which is a sign of trading range price action.
- The bulls may get a second entry to buy today. If so, it would increase the odds of higher prices.
- At a minimum, the market will close above 3,800 soon, around the May 20 breakout point low.
- The selloff that started on June 9 was strong enough that the odds favor more sideways than straight up.
- While the bulls may get strong consecutive trend bars soon and reverse last week’s selloff, more likely. The bulls will likely be disappointed by any rally they get.
Emini 5-minute chart and what to expect today
- Emini is up 2 points in the overnight Globex session.
- The Globex market has been trending in a weak bull channel since yesterday’s close, with late selloff.
- The bulls will want a measured move up from yesterday’s range and a test back into Wednesday’s range.
- The odds favor a trading range open; however, if the market gets strong consecutive trend bars, the odds will increase for a trend from the open.
- Most traders should wait for a strong breakout with follow-through or a credible stop entry such as a double top/bottom or wedge top/bottom.
- Today is Friday, so weekly support is important:
- Right now, the bears have a bear trend bar closing near its low.
- The bulls want to put as big of a tail as possible on the bar.
- They ultimately want to close the May 20 breakout point low (3,809.5); however, that target may be too far away.
- Lastly, traders should be mindful of a possible strong move up or down in the final 2 hours of the day because today is the last day of the week.
Yesterday’s Emini setups
Al created the SP500 Emini charts.
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EURUSD Forex daily chart
- The bears gave up yesterday, and bulls got a big bull trend bar.
- Yesterday was a strong enough bull breakout to increase the odds of a second leg trap and a test of the June 9 high.
- The market got close to the June 1 breakout point low yesterday and sold off just under it. The market will probably have to reach it soon.
- While yesterday has a big tail on top, the body is significant, and the bar closed above its midpoint, which is good for the bulls.
- The bulls hope they can get follow-through today, which would increase the odds of a rally up to the June high, April 21 high, and the March 31 high, which the market will likely ultimately reach.
- Bears were able to make money selling the June 15 breakout point high, which shows weakness by the bulls. That is also a sign that more trading range price action may continue.
- The bears will try their best to prevent the bulls from getting a strong follow-through bar.
- Yesterday was a strong enough bull surprise that the odds favor at least a second leg up.
- Since today is Friday, traders will pay attention to the open of the week, which is 1.0565.
Summary of today’s S&P Emini futures price action and what to expect tomorrow
Al created the SP500 Emini charts.
End of day summary
- Today was a parabolic wedge top that led to a trading range day.
- The open formed a parabolic wedge top that had a sharp selloff.
- The selloff was unable to break far below yesterday’s low, leading to the market reversing up 8:00 PT.
- Also, the selloff down to 7:45 was in the form of consecutive sell climaxes, which increases the odds of a couple of legs sideways to up.
- The selloff also was a 12-bar bear microchannel which is unsustainable.
- The strong two-bar bull breakout around 8:19 was enough to convince traders that a bear trend was no longer likely, and the market was either in a bull trend or a trading range.
- Even though the bull breakout was strong, it was still within a trading range, so the probability was lower that the market would go straight up, which is why the market went sideways.
- The bulls tried to form a higher low around 9:!5, which led to a rally back to the high from the opening range.
- The market ended up going sideways to down and closing around the open of the day.
- Overall, today was a trading range day, so traders expect disappointment and are quick to take profits, which keeps the market from going that far.
See the weekly update for a discussion of the price action on the weekly chart and for what to expect going into next week.
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Charts use Pacific Time
When times are mentioned, it is USA Pacific Time. The Emini day session charts begin at 6:30 am PT and end at 1:15 pm PT which is 15 minutes after the NYSE closes. You can read background information on the market reports on the Market Update page.
Hi – re the comment:
“As strong as yesterday was, the bar had a tail below and is mostly overlapped by the prior 2-3 bars, which is a sign of trading range price action.”
Is this right? On my daily chart, Thurs’ bar gapped down from Weds’ bar, and there was no overlap?
I was probably looking at the Globex daily chart by mistake when I was typing, so I thought June 16 was a big bear bar (which was on the Globex chart). What I said still applied to the daily chart (day session only). The point I was trying to make was that June 13 -15 has a lot of overlap at support, increasing the odds of sideways.