Emini exhaustion gap and double top but minor reversal
Pre-Open market analysis
The Emini sold off yesterday and closed the gap above the August 24 high. That is therefore now an exhaustion gap. If it gaps down any day within the next week, there will be an island top on the daily chart. However, the bull channel on the weekly chart is tight. Hence, this selloff will probably be minor, although it could last for 1 – 3 weeks.
The target for the bears is the bottom of the bull channel on the daily chart. There are 2 ways to draw it. Both bull trend lines are rising and currently are around 2860 and 2820. The bulls will buy a reversal up from either line.
By falling below last week’s low, the Emini triggered a minor weekly sell signal. Since today is Friday, the bears will try to make today close on its low. That would create a bear bar closing on its low on the weekly chart. It would make at least slightly lower prices likely next week.
The bulls always want the opposite. However, the 7 day bear micro channel will limit the upside over the next few days.
Overnight Emini Globex trading
The Emini is down 10 points in the Globex session. If it gaps down, there will be an 8 day island top on the daily chart. But, island tops and bottoms are minor reversals. In addition, if there is only a small gap down, it will probably close in the 1st hour.
There is a magnet at the bottom of the bull channel on the daily chart. In addition, there is a 7 day bear micro channel on the daily chart. Therefore, there is good momentum down. The odds are that traders will sell rallies until the chart reaches the bottom of the bull channel.
Because that bull trend line is so close, there is an increase chance of a sell vacuum down today. That simply means a quick bear breakout down to support. But, there will probably be buyers in that area.
Today will probably be the 6th day without a pullback. While the bear leg is not strong, it is enough selling for traders to sell above the prior day’s high. Therefore, the bulls will need at least a micro double bottom before they can rally to a new high. Traders will continue to sell rallies until then.
EURUSD Forex trading range with limit order buyers below and sellers above
The EURUSD daily Forex chart reversed up strongly from the August 15 failed breakout. However, it is back in its 5 month trading range and again going sideways. The August 28 parabolic wedge buy climax is likely to have a 2nd leg sideways to down. Therefore, there are probably sellers around the current level and up to 1.17.
But, the bull trend reversal was strong enough to end the bear trend. Consequently, there are probably buyers below, including below the September 4 low.
Since the chart is in a trading range, traders believe that there will not be protracted moves. They will therefore take quick profits. Because traders will scale into shorts above and scale into longs below, the daily chart will have a difficult time going more that a few days in one direction.
Overnight EURUSD Forex trading
The EURUSD 5 minute Forex chart sold off 70 pips over the past 4 hours. It will probably test the September 4 low early next week, and it might even fall below.
However, since the daily chart is in a trading range, it will be difficult for day traders to make more than 30 pips on any trade. The trading range on the daily chart is a sign that traders believe that the price is fair. If the price falls, traders see it as a discount and look to buy a reversal up. When it goes up, they see it as too expensive and look to sell a reversal down.
Summary of today’s S&P Emini futures price action and what to expect tomorrow
After an expanding triangle bottom on the open, the Emini rallied for 2 hours. It sold off from a wedge and expanding triangle top at the 60 minute EMA, the January high, and the top of the 7 day bear channel. The bull trend line on the daily chart is around 2860 and it will probably draw the Emini down to it next week.
Since there is a 7 day bear micro channel, traders will probably sell the 1st reversal up.
See the weekly update for a discussion of the price action on the weekly candlestick chart and for what to expect going into next week.