Oh NO! What Did I Say Wrong?
You gotta love it! Just as soon as Ben Bernankes' FOMC minutes are released, the market tanks. Of course from a technical point of view, it was ready to sell off anyway... but someone has to be blamed, right? LOL. Well, tomorrow should also be a down day too, as the 60 minute chart has now rolled over and is ready to cross the zero level.
The daily chart put in a lower histogram tower, and the MACD lines are getting closer to crossing back down again. The weekly is now sitting with a topping tail on its' candle, but of course the week hasn't ended yet... so that could all change.
The 15 minute chart is oversold and pointing slightly back up, but the 5 minute is over bought... meaning that any move back up will be short lived, as both charts re-align themselves to point back down at the same time. With the 60 minute chart putting downward pressure, I can't really see the 15 minute chart pushing the market back up very far.
The sideways action for the last couple of hours put in a bear flag on the 5 and 15 minute charts. While it's possible that we go up a little, allowing the 15 to work off its' oversold condition, we could just as easily continue to fall lower while it does it.
Overall, we are still in the falling channel, and until we get outside it... I'm bearish. I was short term bullish last week, but today turned me to short term bearish. I'm not sure how far we will sell off too, but we should see some more downside for at least tomorrow morning.