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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 24-28 of July

The market continued the bullish momentum and pushed to new ATHs after a brief pull-back into mid week. The high of the week was reached on Thursday, with Friday seeing a retreat from there. Like we were saying last week - the bulls are favorites and in this environment it’s very hard (and risky) to call a top. The near term EWT option the bears still have is for this to be a B wave (off the low at 2405). And if that’s what this is, then there are enough waves for it to be complete. Of course, there are also a lot of bullish options out there, so the B wave is far from being favorite. That would change with an overlap of 2440, but that seems very far away right now.

No new development on the weekly cycles. Directionality is starting to creep back up, which would be very bullish if it made it to the maximum level.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles triggered corresponding resistances to the supports of 2 weeks ago. ES managed to spike slightly above that, while YM has respected it so far. The normal expectation now is for the market to retreat from the said resistances. In fact YM looks to be doing just that with directionality tilting lower and not being able to push past resistance.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 17-21 of June

The market it making history again making fresh ATH and closing very near them on Friday. It seems that the 3 waves decline we were mentioning last week (with the low at 2405) was all that it was, since we held that low and made new highs. Of course this can still be a B wave of a flat and if the market were to stop close to where we are and head down strongly, it would add weight to that scenario. But this option has to be viewed as the underdog now, so bulls are yet again favorites.

Nothing new to report on the weekly cycles. Directionality is worth keeping an eye on for early clues. We mentioned that it’s behavior was not bullish, but given this rally, that might change.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles provided an early warning to this ramp. Both ES and YM had supports triggered. ES canceled the nested up impulse, by having support trigger just below the previously broken resistance. While YM confirmed the up impulse and had a bullish retrace (BR) support. Both those supports held and were pointing up, at least until corresponding resistance level trigger.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 19-23 of June

The market pulled the old “W” pattern last week, making a low on Monday, then bouncing back up to test the ATH (which it missed by 3 points), then moving in lower again to (barely) take out Monday’s low before bouncing once more. From an EWT standpoint this sideways action might be a wave 4, which means the bull count is still alive and well and still the favorite. That continues to be the case until the market will overlap the 2398-2402 area (depending on which high you consider the top of nested wave 1).

Same as for quite a while now, the weekly cycles do not show any significant change. However it is interesting to note some aspects. Namely, the mcm-MA on these cycles provided support several times when it was tested from above. Also, both YM and ES are in up impulses which are now firmly established so would normally need a regular unwind, with a bullish support (BR) and corresponding END resistance to dissipate the up energy.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles are also in nested up impulses and recently broke yet again above resistance, breakout which would soon turn into another nested up impulse, unless the market reverses strongly. In fact YM will confirm in the next few days, as the mcm-MA is now crossing over resistance.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 29 May -2 June

Last week saw the market push towards new highs. There was nothing bearish about the action, quite the opposite in fact, the market being able to push past resistances and into new ATHs. From an EWT stand-point the picture is becoming increasingly complicated. The more complex correction is still possible, albeit not favourite anymore. For this to happen the market would need to turn quite soon and avoid pushing significantly higher from here. The most obvious bullish scenario is for a nested wave up from the 2320 low, which would need the market to head higher in a steep manner (continuing the action of last week)

Weekly cycles are unchanged, with directionality still at the lowest level despite the bounce.  Once that moves, it would be a confirmation that the up move is really bullish.

Weekly Cycles

On the daily cycles we saw a support level trigger also on ES (following YM). The up impulses are continuing to unwind and the next resistance levels will be very important to watch for reaction, especially since it will be a 3rd END on ES, marking the completion of the impulse.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the Week 10 – 14 Apr

The market didn’t do much of anything last week, probably trying to prove that sideways is also a direction. We did get a higher high vs the previous week on Wednesday, but still finished the week lower. No change in our EWT (short term) scenarios - we still have a 3 wave correction from the ATH and the current bounce overlapped the 1st wave low, so the current move should continue to new ATHs, unless the bears turn this into a nested move down. The low close to 2320 is the level to beat for bears, while overlapping 2390 would more or less guarantee the bulls that new ATHs are coming.

No change on the weekly cycles. Directionality continues to move lower.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles have the bullish retrace (BR) supports in place which have held the decline so far. Directionality is still stuck at the minimum level, so once it bounces we would be on the look-out for an END resistance higher.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the Week 3 – 7 Apr

The last week of March saw the bulls come back from being a bit on the run the week before. Monday saw the market make a new low and spiked below the 50 day MA. However the bulls quickly recovered and not only did they win back the 50 day MA on an intra-day basis but the market rallied the next 3 trading sessions. Only Friday saw the bulls give back a bit. Continuing our EWT (short) analysis, the larger 3 wave correction we were mentioning got the new lows and then rallied, as warned. The rally overlapped the 1st wave low, so unless the bears turn this into a nested move down, the current move should continue to new ATHs.

No real change on the weekly cycles, but an interesting fact - the mcm-MA provided support, just as it did on the daily when it was first tested. Directionality continues it’s move down and would be interesting to see how it behaves going forward.

Weekly Cycles

An important development on the daily cycles: a bullish retrace (BR) support triggered at Monday’s low, adding weight to the assumption that the said low is important. Normally an END resistance higher is expected but for where that might show up we need to take a look at the shorter term cycles.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – March 22, 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today: 10:00AMEST, 1:30PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2363, 10DMA 2368,  20DMA 2370, 50DMA 2332, 100DMA 2276, 200DMA 2211

These are key Fib Levels: 2371, 2366, 2326, 2315

These are key primary and intermediate: 2401(intermediate minor), 2381(intermediate minor), 2355 (intermediate minor), 2275(intermediate minor), 2254(intermediate minor)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Good morning everyone.  Currently the red and magenta MSPs are tracking the best through the overnight so look for choppy marginally upward biased price action on the day.  Data is light again today with the FHFA House Price Index at 9:00AMEST, Existing Home Sales at 10:00AMEST, and the EIA Petroleum Status Report at 10:30AMEST.

MSP

The technical picture saw us put in our first 1% down move for 2017 ripping through the shorter timeframe DMAs and the intermediate minor level at 2355.  We currently sit at symmetry for the move down from the all time high with the first leg being 1.9% and this current leg being 2% as marked by the cyan intermediate pivot markers.  This current leg is searching for a bottom denoted by that same cyan pivot marker, so sellers need to be careful.  This fact coupled with both systems taking long trades at the close yesterday gives decent probabilities to a bounce of some kind in the very near future.  Good luck today!

Primary and Intermediate Levels

MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the Week 13 – 17 Mar

The action seemed to change ever since the market hit the round numbers 2 weeks ago. The market made lower lows in 4 out of 5 trading days last week. Friday saw a bounce coming, but that bounce proved weak, ending with a cross type of daily candle (close equals the open, despite the intra-day swings. Usually points to a change of trend, or indecision).

The weekly cycles saw finally a clearer retrace and “dent” in the up move. The up impulses are still fully ongoing, so the picture is still bullish.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles show more clear where the decline stopped. The mcm-MA managed to provide support yet again - it did so several times in the past, so at least for now, the picture is still bullish. No new signal, except the fact that the directionality tool moved down, being the first bearish sign in a while.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the Week 9-13 January

The holiday shortened first week of 2017 had a strong bullish bias. The market advanced in almost all trading sessions and finished by making new all time highs on Friday.
The market’s move, although seemingly impressive, did little to change the big picture. Partly because YM had under performed relatively to ES. And on the weekly cycle, YM is now overlapping its resistance level, while ES managed to spike above once again. The normal expectation for downside has not changed, but will do so in case the move above the resistance levels is sustained.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles are in up impulses and held the initial decline (which stopped exactly at the mcm-MA on ES). It is interesting that the directionality is still stuck at the lowest level. That is a sign that the up move is not sustained just yet, so if it starts to move up, that would mean the bounce might have more to go.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the 1st Week of 2017

Happy New Year!
The market action in the last week of 2016 was on the bearish side. After attempting to continue the pre-Christmas bounce when the market reopened on Tuesday, the market declined on all remaining trading days for an almost 40 points decline from Tuesday’s high to Friday’s low. The pattern of higher lows and lower highs which we were noticing a while back was broken to the downside.
The market’s decline was enough to finally trigger a resistance level on the weekly YM cycle. That is a big deal and an important line in the sand going forward. The normal expectation is for downside from here, especially since ES also came back below its previously triggered resistance which was a bit whipsawed at first.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles are in up impulses, however the directionality tool turned down and made it to the lowest level. Watching for a bearish retrace (BR) support to trigger and the market’s reaction to that would be important. If the market continues its decline it will be also important to see how it behaves when ES will back-test the break-out level at 2212.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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