Emini and Forex Trading Update:
Tuesday November 5, 2019
I will update again at the end of the day.
Pre-Open market analysis
The Emini gapped up again yesterday but traded in a small trading range. It was sloped downward and it was also a broad bear channel. Traders are still debating when and if Friday’s gap up on the monthly chart will close. There has been a 1 – 2 day pullback every 3 – 5 days for a month. Traders should see another one this week.
But there are 4 consecutive bull bars on the weekly chart. That represents sustained buying. Consequently, the bulls will buy the 1st 1 – 3 day selloff. Therefore the down side risk is small this week.
There is a seasonally bullish tendency at the end of October into November 5 and another one that starts on November 11. Placing trades based on seasonal behavior is a losing strategy. I mention it because it can be fun to see if it holds true this year. Remember, November through May is already a seasonally bullish time, and all time frames are currently in bull trends. The seasonal windows add nothing other than entertainment.
Overnight Emini Globex trading
The Emini is up 7 points in the Globex session. Traders are wondering if the rally will reach 3100 before there is a pullback. Whether or not it does, they expect a 1 – 3 day pullback beginning today or tomorrow. This is because there has been a pullback after every few days in this 5 week rally. Also, the past 3 days have been climactic. Finally, yesterday was a bear day on the daily chart.
The Emini might gap above yesterday’s high. But if it does, the gap will likely be small. Small gaps typically close in the 1st hour. Furthermore, yesterday’s range was small. If there is an early selloff, there is an increased chance of an outside down day, especially since a pullback is likely this week.
EURUSD Forex market trading strategies
The EURUSD daily Forex chart is turning down from a small double top with the October 21 high. This small double top is nested within a bigger double top with the August 26 high. Also, the rally is a truncated wedge, which means the 3rd leg up did not go above the 2nd. It began with the September 13 high. Traders expect 2 legs sideways to down over the next couple weeks.
Most traders believe that the October 25 low was not a deep enough test of the October 1 low. Consequently, the developing selloff will likely fall below the October 25 neck line of the small double top.
But this rally was the strongest one on the weekly chart in almost 2 years. Therefore, the selloff should form a higher low and lead to one more test up. The target is another test of the August 26 high and a test of the 13 month bear trend line.
Overnight EURUSD Forex trading
The EURUSD 5 minute chart continued yesterday’s selloff overnight. It fell 40 pips in a tight bear channel.
While the bars were not big and the bear trend did not fall far, the bear channel is still tight. Therefore, the bulls will need to stop the selling and then create a trading range before day traders will begin to buy. Also, a tight bear channel usually evolves into a trading range before it can reverse into a bull trend. Consequently, the bulls will only look for scalps today.
While the selloff has been relentless, it is not particularly strong. Also, the EURUSD is reaching the support of the October 25 low. Traders know that there will probably be a bounce around that level.
That is only 27 pips below the overnight low. As a result, while the bears will continue to sell 10 pip rallies, they will start to scalp for 10 pips. They do not believe that the selloff will accelerate down strongly through that support. The bounces will probably increase to 20 pips as the weak bear trend transitions into a trading range today.
Summary of today’s S&P Emini futures price action and what to expect tomorrow
End of day summary
By trading below yesterday’s low, the Emini today formed a 1 day pullback. The last 2 pullbacks in the 5 week rally lasted 2 days. Consequently, this pullback will either continue tomorrow for a 2nd day or there will be a 1 – 3 day rally and then a 2 – 3 day pullback. With today closing near its low, tomorrow will probably trade below today’s low. There would then be a 2nd pullback day.
The downside risk this week is small because the 5 week rally has been so strong.
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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When I mention time, it is USA Pacific Standard Time (the Emini day session opens at 6:30 am PST, and closes at 1:15 pm PST). You can read background information on the intraday market reports on the Market Update page.