Emini and Forex Trading Update:
Thursday May 7, 2020
I will update again at the end of the day.
Pre-Open market analysis
The Emini yesterday traded below Tuesday’s low. That triggered a sell signal on the daily chart. This week triggered a minor sell signal on the weekly chart when Monday traded below last week’s low.
But the daily chart has been sideways for a month and it has had many minor reversals. It could not do this is the bears were strongly in control. With the Globex rally, the bulls have a 50% chance of a break above the April high before the selloff continues down to 2600. Traders want to see 2 or 3 consecutive strong bear bars before concluding that the Emini has begun its selloff down to 2600.
If there is a move to above the top of the wedge, the odds are it would fail. A reversal down would be a 2nd sell signal, which has a higher probability of starting a 2 – 3 week swing down.
Most days over the past month have had swings up and down on the 5 minute chart. Day traders will continue to look for intraday reversals and 2 – 3 hour swing trades.
The importance of the end of the week
Tomorrow is Friday so traders are starting to consider how the week will look on the weekly chart. This week triggered a minor weekly sell signal. However, it reversed up from below last week’s low.
The bulls would like the week to close above last week’s high. That would be a failed weekly sell signal. Of additional importance is that it would also mean that the wedge top on the daily chart failed. Furthermore, it would trigger the High 1 monthly buy signal.
Doing something bullish on all 3 time frames at the same time is unusual. It would be a sign of strength and increase the chance of at least slightly higher prices next week.
Overnight Emini Globex trading
The Emini is up 45 points in the Globex session. On the Globex daily chart, today traded below yesterday’s low and it is now near yesterday’s high. Today will probably form an outside up day on the daily Globex chart.
Today will open with a big gap up and near yesterday’s high. The bears would like a reversal down from a double top with Tuesday’s high. However, the April high is an important magnet just above the Globex high. With today’s gap up, there is a 50% chance that the bulls will achieve their goal today.
The bears have a clear wedge top on the daily chart. They have reversed down twice, but are failing a 2nd time. When the market fails twice, it often tries the opposite direction. That increases the chance of a bull trend today.
Can today reverse down from a double top with Tuesday’s high. Of course, and that would be good for the bears. If it today rallies to around Tuesday’s high and enters a trading range, day traders will look for a reversal down.
EURUSD Forex market trading strategies
The EURUSD Forex market on the daily chart has sold off for 4 days. The selloff is strong enough so that there is now almost a 50% chance of a break below the April 24 low.
Even though there is a 7 week trading range within a 9 month trading range, the weekly chart has been in a bear trend for 2 years. That means the odds of lower prices will always slightly favor the bears.
The EURUSD had been reversing every week for 7 weeks. Traders therefore expect a reversal up within a few days. This is true even if the EURUSD falls below the April 24 low first.
However, after 4 days down, traders will probably want the selling to stop for a couple days before looking to buy aggressively. On the 5 minute chart, they want to see the 4 day bear channel evolve into a trading range for a day or two.
Overnight EURUSD Forex trading
The 5 minute chart of the EURUSD Forex market sold off in a weak bear channel overnight. But, it is bouncing from below yesterday’s low.
The overnight channel had relatively big bounces. It is more of a trading range that is tilted down a little than a bear trend. This is a possible transition from a 4 day bear trend into a trading range on the 5 minute chart.
Even though the EURUSD has been forming lower highs and lows overnight, the new lows are only a few pips below the old. Traders are buying at the low. This is trading range price action.
After 4 days down and the trend weakening, there is less chance of a bear trend today. Also, the EURUSD is at the bottom of a 7 week trading range. Day traders expect a reversal up soon. But as I said, the bulls might 1st have to stop the selling for a day or two before they will buy for a swing up. That increases the chance that today will be a trading range or have a weak reversal up.
I have mentioned a few times this week that last week’s low is important. While last week was a Low 2 sell signal bar, it had a big bull body. That made it likely that there would be more buyers than sellers below its low.
So far, this week is barely below last week’s low. That low will probably be a magnet for the rest of the week. It is another reason why today will probably not sell off.
Summary of today’s S&P Emini futures price action and what to expect tomorrow
End of day summary
The Emini gapped up and formed a trading range day. It will probably try to form a small head and shoulders top on the 60 minute chart. Today might be the head.
This 4 day rally is the right shoulder of a bigger head and shoulders top. The April 17 left shoulder and the April 29 head both subdivided into smaller head and shoulders tops. The current right shoulder is trying to do the same.
The bulls have a 30% chance of the rally continuing up to a new all-time high this year. The odds favor a 2 – 3 week pullback to 2600 at some point in May.
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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