Monthly S&P500 Emini futures candlestick chart: Strong bull trend, but buy climax
The monthly S&P500 Emini futures candlestick chart is extremely overbought. While there has not been any significant selling pressure, making a crash very unlikely, this rally is extreme and the odds are maybe 80% that the Emini will pull back to its monthly moving average this year, and probably 60% that it will do so within the next few months. There is no sign of a top, and the small pullback bull trend keeps growing. However, this is a very dangerous market to be long, unless a trader is comfortable deciding what to do during a 10 – 20% correction.
Weekly S&P500 Emini futures candlestick chart: Wedge top, but still in tight trading range
The weekly S&P500 Emini futures candlestick chart’s close this week was below last week’s low, and last week’s close was below the low of the week before. Although these 2 bear bars are not big, these gaps are signs of selling pressure. They are telling traders that the odds of a bear breakout are increasing. Until there is a bear breakout, it is still more likely that the Emini will continue within either its 3 or 6 month trading ranges. However, traders need to be ready for a change in the character of the market’s price action from a bull channel into a trading range, with the bottom possibly being all of the way down to the October low.
Daily S&P500 Emini futures candlestick chart: Turning down from a wedge top, but no strong bear breakout yet
The daily S&P500 Emini futures candlestick chart is weaker than the weekly and monthly charts. Although it has sold off for several weeks, the last 5 days have been doji bars. This price action is more common within trading ranges than in bear trends. The bears need a strong bear breakout with follow-through selling. Without that, bears will continue to be quick to take profits, bulls will continue to buy as the Emini falls, and the flat, broad bull channel will continue.
The Emini is now at the bottom of a bull channel and the selling has been weak. The odd are that it will bounce soon. However, since the weekly moving average is just below this week’s low, it might have to fall to it before it can reverse. Because the monthly chart is historically overbought, traders have to be ready for a bear breakout at any time. There might be one more new high before the bear reversal takes place, but the odds are very high that the Emini will test down 10% this year.