S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – September 6 , 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today: 10:00AMEST, 1:00PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2461, 10DMA 2453,  20DMA 2452, 50DMA 2253, 100DMA 2427, 200DMA 2363

These are key Fib Levels: 2489, 2466, 2401, 2389

These are key primary and intermediate levels: 2491(intermediate minor), 2457(intermediate minor), 2440(intermediate minor), 2424(intermediate minor), 2410(intermediate minor), 2404 (intermediate minor), 2384(intermediate)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Wednesday, September 6 2017

With current price action favoring the magenta MSP thus far we look set to be in for a net flat day with weakness in the morning and strength through the latter portion of the afternoon.  Data wise we have the Fed's Redbook at 8:55AMEST, PMI Services Index at 9:45AMEST, ISM Non-Manufacturing Index at 10:00AMEST and the Fed's Beige Book at 2:00PMEST.

MSP

The technical picture currently has us working our way through the early stages of a compression pattern with a wide range for price to race through.  Sustained trade above the intermediate minor level of 2457 most likely leads to another run at declining resistance at the very least.  Below, the 2440 area should provide near term support on a break of the nearest rising support.  Good luck today!

Primary and Intermediate Levels Detail

S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – September 5, 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today: 1:00PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2459, 10DMA 2450,  20DMA 2453, 50DMA 2252, 100DMA 2426, 200DMA 2362

These are key Fib Levels: 2489, 2466, 2401, 2389

These are key primary and intermediate levels: 2491(intermediate minor), 2459(intermediate minor), 2440(intermediate minor), 2424(intermediate minor), 2410(intermediate minor), 2404 (intermediate minor), 2384(intermediate)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Tuesday, September 5, 2017

With the cyan MSP tracking the best overall through the holiday overnight session, after the initial opening gap down at the beginning of the regular trading hours, expect an overall choppy session.  There are a few items of interest on the economic calendar today with Factory Orders at 10:00AMEST, TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index at 12:30PMEST, and the Gallup US Economic Confidence Index at 2:00PMEST.

MSP

There is very little of technical significance until we get down to the intermediate minor level 2457 where and the broadening support and daily moving averages come into play.  Coupling MSP and the technical picture it would be well advised to remain patient today if not an all out spectator.  Good luck today!

Primary and Intermediate Levels Detail

S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – July 7, 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today: 12:00PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2422, 10DMA 2428,  20DMA 2432, 50DMA 2413, 100DMA 2386, 200DMA 2298

These are key Fib Levels:  2442, 2418, 2407, 2393

These are key primary and intermediate levels: 2454(intermediate minor), 2424(intermediate minor), 2410(intermediate minor), 2404 (intermediate minor), 2384(intermediate), 2374(intermediate minor), 2355(intermediate minor), 2344(intermediate minor)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Friday, July 7, 2017

MSP hasn't had much of a clue to work with as price has been compressed in the overnight.  The 8:30AMEST spike on the Employment Release would lend confidence to the notion of the magenta MSP, so we could be in for a ride starting at market open.  There are two other items of interest today with the EIA Natural Gas Report at 10:30AMEST, and the Baker Hughes Rig Count at 1:00PMEST.

MSP

The technical picture had us break below the 50DMA and rising support connecting the two most recent intermediate pivot marker lows.  The current premarket rally will be important to see where it opens.  If it gaps above the 50DMA and back above rising support and over declining resistance and can maintain, it has a clear shot at least to the next intermediate levels at 2323 if not to the next declining resistance and moving average stack in the upper 2420 to lower 2430 area.  Again, below the intermediate 2403 level and things get slippery all the way down to 2383.  Good luck today and have a great weekend!

Primary and Intermediate Levels

 

S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – June 26, 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today: 9:30AMEST, 1:15PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2439, 10DMA 2437,  20DMA 2432, 50DMA 2401, 100DMA 2376, 200DMA 2286

These are key Fib Levels:  2459, 2429, 2410, 2399

These are key primary and intermediate levels: 2410(intermediate minor), 2404(intermediate minor), 2383(intermediate), 2374 (intermediate minor), 2355(intermediate minor), 2345(intermediate minor), 2326(intermediate minor), 2255(intermediate minor)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Monday, June 26, 2017.

The overnight action has tracked both the red and magenta MSPs exceptionally well, and both point to weakness through the duration of the session which should be the theme for today.  Data is light on our first trading day of the week with only the Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey at 10:30AMEST.

MSP

The technical side of things had us close right on the 5DEMA Friday and currently is set to gap above.  Sellers are going to need to show up in force to push price below the stack of 5DEMA, 10DMA, and 20DMA along with rising support.  The only thing that resides above currently is the Primary and Intermediate pivot markers at the all time high.  A sustained break above the current levels could lead to a runaway rally.  Good luck today!

Primary and Intermediate Levels

MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 8-12 of May

The market moved sideways to lower in the first 4 trading days last week, with Friday bringing a stronger effort from the bull side with a push which came very narrowly close to the ATH. Our EWT scenario is playing out quite well and this looks (so far) like the 3 wave move off the important low at 2320ish. Currently 2 main scenarios are on the table: this is part of a more complex correction started at the ATH (a B wave of a flat, as mentioned in the previous newsletter), OR the correction ended at the 2320ish low and this is part of an impulsive move up. Once the current minor wave ends the next correction will give us a clue, 2370 would be the level to watch as the overlap (or not) would add weight to one or the other scenario.
No change for the weekly cycles. Directionality is still moving lower and it almost made it to the lowest level.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles are now directly testing the resistance levels (the 2nd END on ES and the 1st END on YM). As mentioned in the previous newsletter, a minor new high is not excluded, however the normal expectation would be for the resistance levels to hold, which would fit better with the flat EWT scenario mentioned.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
You need to be authorized or upgrade to see this content. Please go to http://mcm-ct.com/membership-signup-dev-2/ to sign up.

S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – January 10, 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today: 10:30AMEST, 2:00PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2270, 10DMA 2261,  20DMA 2262,  50DMA 2211, 100DMA 2183, 200DMA 2144

These are key Fib Levels:  2275, 2277

These are key primary and intermediate levels: 2278(intermediate minor), 2254(intermediate minor), 2214(intermediate minor), 2189(intermediate minor)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Tuesday, January 10,  2016

7:00AMEST timing marked a high via MSP which leaves a number of options available.  10:30AMEST will be key in discerning which MSP is most likely for the remainder of the day, however, weakness seems to be the general theme till later this afternoon on a whole.   At 10:00AMEST we have the JOLTS release with Wholesale Trade.

MSP

On the technical side of things we broke down out of our rising wedge and successfully backetested it then found shelf support just below.  It would not be surprising to see a poke under to test the stacked moving averages and then reverse back up for a larger retracement of the decline.  Below the averages and things get rather thin until we find the remaining gap opening between 2245 and 2249 with potentially a brief stop at the intermediate minor level at 2254.  Good luck today!

Primary and Intermediate Levels

S&P500 Expert Lounge Update –September 14, 2016

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today:  12:30PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2145, 10DMA 2153, 20DMA 2170,  50DMA 2168, 100DMA 2123

These are key Fib Levels:  2157, 2146, 2113, 2082

These are key primary and intermediate levels:   2155 (intermediate minor), 2131(intermediate minor), 2126(primary major)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Wednesday, September 14,  2016:

A quiet overnight session is currently leading into weakness starting from the premarket session with the white, red, and magenta MSP's all in the realm of reason, so be on the alert at mid day.  HAL and RVS still remain in their long placemarker positions which gives a marginally upward bias, but these can be closed at anytime so it is best not to overweight them.  It is going to be another exceptionally quiet day on the economic data front with only EIA Petroleum Status Report coming out at 10:30AMEST.  Be mindful of the 60 and 135min cycle charts as they have a nice range defined with current Bearish Retraces and Ends in place.  Good luck today.

MSP

MSP

Primary and Intermediate Levels

Primary and Intermediate Levels

S&P500 Expert Lounge Update –September 13, 2016

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today:  9:30AMEST, 3:00PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2158, 10DMA 2163, 20DMA 2173,  50DMA 2167, 100DMA 2122

These are key Fib Levels:  2142, 2135

These are key primary and intermediate levels:  2176(intermediate minor), 2155 (intermediate minor), 2131(intermediate minor), 2126(primary major)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Tuesday, September 13, 2016:

Consolidation looks set to continue through the day session from the overnight with the magenta and cyan MSP best representing the price action up to the time of this writing.  Price action at the open should be the deciding factor as to which path is most probable, so be wary of the 9:30AMEST timing window.  Another quiet day with regards to economic data with only the Redbook release at 8:55AMEST.

MSP

MSP

The historical extreme's chart worked wonders again as we reentered the void and raced all the way back up to the newly formed levels up near the all time highs where it found resistance again.  Please be cautious with positions in the empty zone because as we've seen over the past two days, price has the ability to traverse this area in a very relentless fashion.

MSP

Historical Extremes

As noted yesterday, the Primary Major level was overshot before catching a massive bid off the 100DMA.  This overshoot serves as a warning that price has a good chance of retesting levels below there in the not too distant future.  We are still in the early stages of the seasonally weak period which adds weight to the notion of potentially lower prices.  Good luck today and keep an eye on market open timing.

Primary and Intermediate Levels

Primary and Intermediate Levels

 

S&P500 Expert Lounge Update –September 12, 2016

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today:  9:30AMEST, 2:00PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2158,  50DMA 2163, 100DMA 2121

These are key Fib Levels:  2127, 2139

These are key primary and intermediate levels:  2131(intermediate minor), 2126(primary major), 2115(intermediate major)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Monday, September 12, 2016:

The market continued its waterfall in the overnight session but with the substantial bounce this morning it looks to recoup a good deal of the earlier losses.  Cyan seems to be the odds on favorite at present with the early morning strength, but keep an eye on the gap and tick tools to see what makes sense at the open of regular trading hours and the coinciding timing window.  Price action will be the primary focus as there are no economic releases to speak of, but there are a few Fed heads to speak.

MSP

MSP

How price behaves around the primary major level will be important to note because it will give clues to what kind of price action we should expect going forward.  A solid rebound from that area will likely produce a more pronounced bounce, but an overshoot to the downside should be taken as a warning that areas below that level will want to be tested.

Primary and Intermediate Levels

Primary and Intermediate Levels

As noted on the historical extremes chart last week during banter in the expert lounge, there was a substantial void between newly formed extremes and the existing.  As soon as selling began, this gap turned into a massive vacuum and traversed the gap very quickly.  Now that we've reached clusters of historical extremes again it is most probable that price will become choppy again.  Keep a close eye on the tools and timing into market open to get an idea of what is in store for the session.  Good luck today!

Historical Extremes

Historical Extremes

Technical Laboratory Update For The Week Of September 11, 2016

The narrowest sustained range in 100 years of DJIA history came to a dramatic end this week with a gut wrenching two plus percent decline thus trading the entire range in a single day.  As dramatic as the decline was, it is still well within the scope of reason for what we've been looking to transpire since the first of August once prime trading season got underway.

Range

DJIA Range

 

It was no surprise that VIX took off on Friday from its historically subdued levels and was one of the clues that was pointed out last month was a huge area of concern for any substantially bullish scenarios.  Historically, any trade below a 12 handle is typically met with a spike up to 17 at a minimum which was touched upon in the August 21 weekly update.

VIX

VIX

While the VIX chart got us in the ballpark of what to expect in the months ahead, the DJIA seasonality charts narrowed the time frame down substantial.  Simply by noting the presidential election year cycle and historical YoY weakness that coincides in the early stages of the month of September and runs typically into the first of October set the stage for what took place on Friday.

Seasonality Comparison

Seasonality Comparison

Lastly was the technical backdrop to lay this all upon with the preferred Elliott Wave path in magenta after we had tagged the 2191 symmetry target that was achieved back on the 15th of August.  There is no change in preferred path since we began outlining at the inception of the Technical Lab updates.  There are some caveats that need to be put into place especially considering how early we are in the seasonally weak period and how dramatic the initial drop was.   The 2110 to 2100 area will provide a great deal of clues as to whether we are going to continue the waterfall like decline down to the lower 'Expanded Flat Wave 2' range, or if we will find a bottom at the lower rising wedge/ending diagonal trend line.  Good luck this week and trade safe.

SPX

SPX