Emini and Forex Trading Update:
Friday July 24, 2020
I will update again at the end of the day.
Pre-Open market analysis
The Emini yesterday formed a micro double top with Wednesday’s high. It was an outside down day and it is therefore a sell signal bar for today.
I have been warning that the Emini might sell off at the end of July because of the monthly chart. The bodies have been shrinking and June has a big tail on top. Also, the Emini has now tested the gap on the weekly chart. They therefore have achieved an important goal and many will start taking profits.
The bulls want the rally to close the gap on the weekly chart. But traders are wondering if yesterday the start of a reversal down to the middle of the 3 year trading range. If there are 2 or 3 big bear days over the next few days, then it probably is. If not, if there is going to be a selloff before a new high, it will likely start before the end of next week, which is the end of the month.
At support on the daily chart
Yesterday sold off and stopped at a cluster of support levels on the daily chart. It tested the June high, the open of the week, and the close of 2019. These are magnets and the Emini might remain stuck here all day.
The most important price is the open of the week. Will the Emini finally get a bear body on the weekly chart after 3 bull bodies? The past 2 weeks had small bull bodies. So far, this week is a 3rd consecutive small bull body. The bears want a bear body. Today would then be a better sell signal bar on the weekly chart.
Remember, the 4 month bull trend might be ending this month. The odds will go up if there are bear bodies on the weekly and daily charts.
Weekly support and resistance
Today is Friday so weekly support and resistance can be important, especially in the final hour. With yesterday’s selloff, the week is now the 3rd consecutive doji bar on the weekly chart. If today closes below the open of the week, the week will have a bear body. It would then be a more reliable sell signal bar for next week. That would increase the chance of lower prices for next week.
The bulls still want to close the gap on the weekly chart. If today reverses up strongly, they might have a chance next week.
Overnight Emini Globex trading
The Emini is down 11 points in the Globex session. It will open around yesterday’s low. If there is a small gap down, the gap will probably close in the 1st hour.
Yesterday ended with a trading range after a sell climax. That is an area of agreement. If there is a break below the trading range, the Emini will probably get drawn back into the range within a few hours. A trading range late in a bear trend is often the Final Bear Flag.
Every trading range has both a sell and a buy setup. The bulls want a major trend reversal up to undo yesterday’s sell climax. The bears want a double top bear flag and a 2nd consecutive big bear day.
Because yesterday collapsed but stopped abruptly at support, the Emini will probably stay around the support all day. That means a trading range day is more likely than a big trend day up or down.
There should be at least one swing up and one swing down today. If the Emini is within 20 points of the open of the week in the final hour, it will probably get drawn to it and then close either a little above or below it.
EURUSD Forex market trading strategies
The EURUSD Forex market on the daily chart has rallied strongly from the March low to a new 52 week high. However, the rally is climactic. That should attract profit taking within a week.
Also, it is now exactly midway between the breakout point above 1.14 and the 1.18 start of the bear channel on the weekly chart. Traders will start to wonder if the next 200 pips will be up or down. They probably will be down.
As strong as the trend is, this is probably a wedge buy climax. Traders should expect a pullback to below the June 10 high to begin within a week or two. The pullback will probably last a couple weeks and have at least a couple small legs down.
However, the trend on the daily chart is now up. Traders will buy around the June 10 high and the 20 day EMA, expecting at least a test back up to the high of the current buy climax. With 6 consecutive bull bars, the bears will probably need a micro double top before they can begin a pullback.
Overnight EURUSD Forex trading
The 5 minute chart of the EURUSD Forex market has been in a 40 pip range overnight. Also, its high is below yesterday’s high and its low is above yesterday’s low. Today is therefore an inside day so far.
If this continues all day, today will be a buy signal bar on the daily chart. The bulls will try to resume the trend, but after the big bull bars on Tuesday and Wednesday on the daily chart, traders will probably start to sell a 1 – 2 day rally to above yesterday’s high.
Because today is a small trading range day, day traders are scalping for 10 pips. While there always can be a breakout, the bulls are exhausted on the daily chart. That reduces the chance of a big bull day today.
Also, the bears will probably need a micro double top with yesterday’s high. That will probably limit the downside today.
Summary of today’s S&P Emini futures price action and what to expect tomorrow
End of day summary
As expected, the Emini was a trading range day and it paid attention to the open of the week all day. Because today closed just below the open of the week, this week was a bear doji on the weekly chart. That is a weak sell signal bar for next week.
The bulls still have a 50% chance of a new high before pulling back to the middle of the 3 year trading range. But if next week sells off, the odds will favor the pullback.
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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