Emini and Forex Trading Update:
Monday July 1, 2019
I will update again at the end of the day.
Pre-Open market analysis
June is a buy signal bar on the Emini monthly chart. There is an oo bull flag (consecutive outside bars). If July goes above the June high, which it probably will given the likely big gap up today, it will trigger the buy signal and probably trade higher for a few months.
The bears instead want to keep July from going above the June high. If the monthly buy signal triggers, they will sell, hoping to make the breakout fail. If they can get July to close near its low, it would then be a sell signal bar for an expanding triangle top on the monthly chart. The top of the triangle is around 3040, which is therefore a magnet above.
Overnight Emini Globex trading
The Emini is up 34 points in the Globex session. Today will therefore probably gap up to a new all-time high. That will trigger the monthly buy signal.
A big gap up increases the chance of a trend day. A bull trend day is slightly more likely. But, there is only a 20% chance of a strong trend up or down from the open.
When the Emini opens far above its 20 bar EMA, many traders do not want to pay far above the average price. Consequently, a big gap up typically forms an early trading range. The bears will sell rallies. They want a double top or wedge top and an early high of the day. The bulls want any early selloff to around the EMA to reverse up from a double bottom or a wedge bottom.
These trading range openings for the 1st 60 – 90 minutes occur 80% of the time when there is a big gap up or down. That 2 sided price action indicates balance and it reduces the chance of a very strong trend day. The trend usually weakens after a few hours. There is then a trading range, which can last for the remainder of the day, or the trend can resume or reverse.
EURUSD Forex market trading strategies
The EURUSD daily Forex chart broke above an ii bull flag on Friday. It then broke below overnight. However, so far, today is the 4th consecutive doji bar. This is not strong selling. More likely, the 5 day pullback is a test of the neck line of the 4 month head and shoulders bottom. The March 20 lower high is major and therefore a magnet above. Since it is nearby, the rally will probably test it within 2 weeks.
Overnight EURUSD Forex trading
The EURUSD 5 minute Forex chart sold off overnight to just above 1.13. I have been saying for over a week that there would be a pullback to around 1.13. With the 40 pip reversal up, this might be the end of it.
However, there has been no bull bar in 5 days. Consequently, the bulls have not yet been buying aggressively. Therefore, this pullback might test below 1.13 and last another week or so.
Day traders will scalp today
The 40 pip rally over the past 5 hours has had only small pullbacks. However, the rally is back to Friday’s low. Friday was a sell signal bar on the daily chart for a 4 day Low 2 top, but this rally weakens the bear case.
The bears will begin to sell around Friday’s low and in the 4 day tight trading range. They want the rally to be simply a pullback to the 4 day tight trading range. They then want another leg down to below 1.13.
Because the rally is back to the 4 day tight trading range, bear day traders will begin to sell for 10 pip scalps. They are confident that the 5 minute chart will again have trading range price action now that it is back in last week’s trading range. However, they know that today will probably not get back to the overnight low.
Since today is a possible buy signal bar on the daily chart, the bulls want today to be a bull bar that closes near its high. They will therefore buy 20 pip pullbacks. However, they, too, will probably scalp since the rally is back in last week’s trading range and is not likely to break above it today.
Summary of today’s S&P Emini futures price action and what to expect tomorrow
I will post chart after the close.
End of day summary
The Emini gapped up on the daily, weekly, and monthly charts today. The selloff closed the gaps on the weekly and monthly charts, but the daily gap stayed open. By going above the June high, the Emini triggered a monthly oo buy signal.
The bears had a Small Pullback Bear Trend for 5 hours. They were unable to close the gap on the daily chart. There was an oo bottom just above Friday’s high, and it led to a rally to around the June high.
Whenever there is a big gap, there is an increased chance of the Emini going sideways for a few days. That is what is likely here. The bears see today as a sell signal bar for a failed breakout to a new high. However, the bulls see it as both a breakout and a pullback. The odds favor a move to above 3,000 this month.
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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