The Emini reversed up from below yesterday’s low and formed a 2 day high 2 buy setup. If the bulls are able to rally to a new high, the rally will probably fail and create a final flag top. This would create a bigger pullback. The bears are hoping that this 2 day tight trading range is a double top major trend reversal. The bears need a breakout below yesterday’s low. Otherwise, the bulls will try to rally to a new all-time high over the next two days.
At the moment, the reversal up from yesterday’s low is weak, but it is enough to make the Emini always in long. If the bulls get a strong breakout with follow-through, they might be able to create a strong bull trend day. However, this initial rally is weak and it looks more like a bull leg in a trading range.
The bears need a strong breakout with follow-through, and there is no sign of that yet. Until there is a strong breakout in either direction, traders will mostly scalp. If there is a strong breakout, they will begin to swing trade. With the market opening at support and going sideways, the odds are against a big trend day, but traders will be ready if ones forms.
My thoughts before the open: Pullback to test support
As I mentioned many times yesterday, the 60 minute chart is so overbought that bulls won’t keep buying until after there is a pullback to the 60 minute moving average. This will probably happen on the gap down open today. The next target below is last week’s gap at 2069.75. However, the Emini might gap down tomorrow and create an island top, which it often does at a new all-time high. Because a pullback is likely today and the market is so overbought on the 60 minute chart, today might have a swing down. It also could trend up from support, but that is less likely when the market is so overbought. It usually needs more bars sideways to down first, and this is the 60 minute chart that I am discussing.
Summary of today’s price action and what to expect tomorrow
The 60 minute chart has been overbought, and it finally pulled back to the moving average. As expected, it found buyers. The Emini again failed at a new all-time high. The 60 minute chart is in a tight trading range late in a bull trend, and this is a possible final bull flag. The daily chart has had 7 consecutive bull trend bars. This is unsustainable and therefore climactic. There should be a pullback soon, maybe to test last week’s gap up.
Tomorrow is Friday and this week has been small. Magnets tomorrow are the December high of 2088.75, last week’s high of 2094.50, last week’s close of 2093.50, this week’s open of 2089.25, and 2,100. Less likely, the 2060 area, which was the top of the January trading range.
See the weekly update for a discussion of the weekly chart and for what to expect going into next week. With so many magnets so close to where the market is, and with so much trading range price action, the market will probably have a lot of trading range trading tomorrow. It is in breakout mode and it could have a big move, but that is less likely at the end of a very quiet week.