Not much changed today, as we had a slightly positive day as I expected. The high was around 1075, which isn't quite as high as I'd like to have seen. I'd like to see a back test of the falling trendline (1080-1085) from the April high before another move down starts.
In this 60 minute chart you can see that the MACD is trying to curl back up, and the histogram bars have now moved up from oversold territory to the zero line. I'd like to see it go up and make a smaller histogram tower then the previous one, putting in a negative divergence on the chart.
That could push up the market to the 1080-1085 level that I'm looking for, before more selling happens. We might not get it if Goldman Sachs doesn't do a good enough job of lying about their earnings? The high could already be in for the week? Hard too say... but the charts tell me we need to push up a little more tomorrow first.
We'll see I guess...
The Sh*nola About To Hit The Fan!
Sorry for the bluntness... but sometimes you need too make a point stand out. Next week is looking like a slaughter house for the bulls, as a big move down is likely coming. While anything is possible, the odds of next week rallying hard like this past week... are slim and none.
Last week I really was expecting it to close out positive, as it appeared that they wanted to take the market up to the 112.41 spy FP from a week back or so. But, the large sell off on Friday changed everything. Had they really wanted to take the market up for awhile, they would have closed Friday flat to slightly down.
This now tells me that the big boys are short again, and plan on taking her down below the 1010 bottom. This next move down is likely to be some kind of wave 3 of 3 of 3... in Elliottwave terms. Again, I'm no expert in EW, but anyone can count it after the fact... and that's exactly what I see coming next week.
Monday has a 66% chance of being an UP day, according to Cobra's statistics (see his blog for more detail. It's listed in my blogroll). Plus, the 60 and 15 minute charts are pretty oversold now, and need to reset themselves. This will likely take all day Monday and possibly early Tuesday too?
Since the first major earnings announcement (from any company that can move the market) is from Goldman Sachs at 8:30am on Tuesday and then Apple after the market closes, you shouldn't expect an major selling on Monday. If Goldman reports like CitiGroup and Bank of America did on Friday... it's going to get ugly!
Then you have Baidu on Wednesday after the bell, and Amazon and Microsoft on Thursday... also after the bell. These are the major movers for next week.
Of course I don't know what they will say, but Apple has reception problems on the antenna of their new iPhone... which tells me they aren't going to rally the market. Goldman is likely to report similar to the other banks... meaning they meet estimates, but have a negative future outlook. I don't know about Baidu or Microsoft, but the charts of both companies look exactly like the rest of the market... ready to roll over and tank!
At this point, I really can't see anything but a huge sell off coming. I'm trying too be neutral here, and look for both bullish and bearish points of views, but this looks very bearish too me next week. I was bullish all this past week, and did fairly well on my calls. I was wrong on Friday closing between 108 and 109 spy, but I did call for the day to be a down day.
No one can get them all right, and I'm not one to overlook my bad calls... believe me, I've made many. I'm getting a lot better at reading the charts, and they tell me that disaster is coming! Throw in a 106.66 closing price on the SPY and a 109.99 high and you'll have a devil of a time convincing me that we are going back up next week.
Good luck to those brave bulls that went long over the weekend. You have a 66% chance of an UP day Monday, but I wouldn't push my luck after that... as there's nothing bullish in the charts for next week.
(Major FP in 2nd Video)
P.S. This oil disaster isn't getting better...
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