Emini and Forex Trading Update:
Wednesday June 3, 2020
I will update again at the end of the day.
Pre-Open market analysis
The Emini yesterday broke above the May high and closed on its high. Traders expect the rally to continue up to the March 3 high of 3125.75. At that point, the bears will sell, looking for a 15% correction. The bulls will continue to buy, hoping for a new high of the year. Currently, the bear case is stronger. The Emini will probably begin to pullback for a month or more once it gets to 3,100 – 3,150.
Since the rally has been strong and there is room to the target, the Emini should work higher. There can be a 1 – 3 day pullback at any time. However the bulls have bought every brief pullback for 2 months. They will continue to buy them until the Emini reaches the target.
The Emini has been getting vacuumed up there over the past 3 days. The bears do not want to sell yet because they are confident that the rally will reach the March 3 high. Why sell below when you believe you can sell higher?
Also, the bulls are increasingly confident that the rally will soon get there. Consequently, they are buying every intraday selloff, confident that they will make money.
This lack of selling and the aggressive buying creates a vacuum up to important resistance. The Emini is currently in a buy vacuum, which is an acceleration up late in a bull trend and a type of buy climax.
Overnight Emini Globex trading
The Emini is up 18 points in the Globex session. It is testing the 3,100 Big Round Number. Will it reach the March 3 high of 3125.75 today? It’s possible.
It will open far above the 20 bar EMA on the 5 minute chart. Traders do not like to buy far above the average price unless the early bars are far above average. For example, if the 1st 2 bars are big bull bars closing near their highs, day traders will be more willing to buy at the high.
But 80% of the time when there is a big gap up, there is some early trading range trading within the first hour or two. The bulls want to buy closer to the EMA. They look for a double bottom or a wedge bottom there.
The bears want to sell a rally to a wedge top or a double top. It typically takes an hour or two for these patterns to form. There is only a 20% chance of a strong trend up or down from the 1st bar.
EURUSD Forex market trading strategies
The EURUSD Forex market on the daily chart has broken above its 2 month trading range. That trading range was also a head and shoulders bottom. Traders expect a pullback to the neckline soon. That is the May 1 high at around 1.10.
The past 4 candlesticks on the daily chart days have prominent tails on top. That is a sign of minor selling. It is a micro wedge, which is a wedge on a smaller time frame. It is an early sign that the bulls are getting exhausted.
There are also 3 legs up from the May low. That is a wedge, and now the 3rd leg up contains a micro wedge. A nested pattern is more likely to result in a minor reversal. Traders expect a pullback to 1.10 to begin within a few days.
But the 3 week rally is strong. Consequently, if there a reversal next week, it will probably be minor. Traders will look to buy around 1.10 and the 20 day EMA.
Overnight EURUSD Forex trading
The 5 minute chart of the EURUSD Forex market rallied early in overnight trading and then pulled back. Traders are becoming less interested in buying at the high and now are wanting to buy pullbacks. This is an early sign of a market transitioning from a strong trend into a trading range.
The bears are now more willing to sell. For 6 days, its been much easier for day traders to make money by focusing on buying. They now are also looking to sell reversals down from the high.
For the past few days, day traders have been mostly scalping for 10 – 20 pips. That is what they have been doing overnight. They will likely continue throughout the day.
Because there is a nested wedge on the daily chart, day traders know there is a reduced chance of a big rally from here. Also, there is an increased chance of one or more bear trend days within the next week.
Summary of today’s S&P Emini futures price action and what to expect tomorrow
End of day summary
The Emini gapped up and rallied above the 3,100 Big Round Number. Late in the day, it broke above the March 3 high, but sold off into the close. That is a sign that institutions are paying attention to this price. The Emini might go sideways here for several days before traders decide on a reversal down or a continuation up to the all-time high.
The odds are still against a new all-time high before there is a 15% pullback. Consecutive closes above the March 3 high will shift the probability in favor of the bulls.
The Emini is now a price level where many bulls will take profits and many bears will begin to sell. There is no top yet and there is a magnet just above. Traders expect at least slightly higher prices. But if there is enough selling around here, the Emini could retrace half of the 3 month rally.
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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