Trump Presidential election stock market correction
The Emini had a big reversal up from yesterday’s low. It then tested yesterday’s high and sold off. Because of the several reversals, today will probably be a trading range day. Since the bars are big, most traders should wait until they become smaller. At the moment, even with teh reversal down, the Emini is still Always In Long. Furthermore, there is a 70% chance that we’ve seen the low of the day. We might also have seen the high.
Pre-Open Market Analysis
While the Emini sold off 100 points on the election results, it rallied 75 points from the low. The Globex session traded below my 2040 – 2060 target for the pullback from the high. Yet, the day session might not get there before an end of the year rally begins.
Because last night reversed far above the midpoint of the selloff, it created confusion. That increases the chances of sideways trading for several days. Furthermore, the reversal up was so big that bulls will probably buy the 1st reversal back down. Hence, the odds favor at least a 2nd leg sideways to up on the 60 minute Globex chart. Since there are buyers below, the Emini day session might not reach my 2040 – 2060 target zone before testing the all-time high.
Most noteworthy is that the overnight range was over 100 points. As a result, today’s range will also probably be big. The bars will also therefore be big. Because this increases risk, traders need to trade small position sizes until the bars return to normal.
Forex: Best trading strategies
The EURUSD rallied 2% on the news of a possible Trump victory. Yet, it then totally reversed down to below yesterday’s close. Furthermore, the reversal came from below the August major lower high. Therefore, the bear trend on the daily chart that began in May is still in effect. Yet, the chart is still within its 18 month trading range. It is therefore still in breakout mode.
The 5 minute chart sold off in 3 pushes. It is at the support of the low of the overnight session. Hence, it will probably try to reverse up from a wedge bottom today. If so, the bulls will try to get a two legged rally. While the target is the last lower high, that is 100 pips above. It therefore might be too far to reach today.
Confusion usually leads to sideways trading
The rally of the past 2 weeks was strong. Furthermore, the EURUSD is still far above the low. In addition, it is still above last night’s low. As bearish as a 200 pip sharp selloff is, it is stalling at the support of yesterday’s low and in the middle of the 2 week rally. Because this is confusing, it increases the chances of several sideways days.
Furthermore, it increases the odds of trading range trading on the 5 minute chart. Yet, because the range is so big, the legs will probably be big enough for swing trades.
Big bars so trade small
Especially relevant is that the overnight range was huge. It therefore had huge bars on the 5 minute chart. While the momentum down has slowed over the past 6 hours, the bars are still big. Forex day traders should trade smaller positions until the bars get back to normal size.
Summary of today’s S&P Emini futures price action and what to expect tomorrow
Today quickly reversed up from below yesterday’s low and then broke above its high. Hence, it formed an outside up day. The context is good for the bulls. I have been saying since the 7 consecutive bull trend bars on the monthly chart that the odds were that the Emini would trade down about 100 points. In addition, I said it would close the gap below the July 2015 high. It accomplished both and now is reversing up strongly. Because it is at the top of the September trading range, it might go sideways for a few days. But, the odds still favor a test of the all-time high.
See the weekly update for a discussion of the price action on the weekly candlestick chart and for what to expect going into next week.