The market did pretty much nothing last week, moving in a very tight range and all inside the limits of the previous Thursday’s range, which we were mentioning last week as important. This sideways move is likely to precede a strong move and it remains to be seen if that will be up or down. From an EWT standpoint this can be either a wave 2/B (part of a move lower) or a wave 4 (part of an up move). I believe the bullish option is favorite, but technically both are possible. The range from the last ATH day (7/27) are still important and good lines in the sand.
No change on the weekly cycles. Directionality didn’t make it to the max level yet, but it is still moving up.
The daily cycles managed to break above resistances. ES in a rather shy manner, but YM did this in a more convincing manner, already confirming a new up impulse. This is a serious warning for bears since another long leg up could ensue. Most likely a back-test of the breakout will come soon and that back-test is all important. If it holds, then bears need to sit on the sidelines for a while; if it fails and market drops back below the resistance level, then the up momentum will be negated.
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