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These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2852, 10DMA 2833,  20DMA 2824, 50DMA 2782, 100DMA 2727, 200DMA 2707

These are key Fib Levels:  2929, 2829, 2821

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Friday, August 10, 2018

Happy Friday everyone!  We have three items for the last trading session of the week that will give traders and investors something to ponder with regards to the economic health of the country.  We have the Consumer Price Index at 8:30AMEST, Baker Hughes Rig Count at 1:00PMEST, and the Treasury Budget at 2:00PMEST.  The shallow declining resistance held yet again yesterday and we closed the session on a very weak note as buyers begin to lock in gains and sellers see an opportunity arising for a reversal trade after hitting broadening resistance.  Given present price levels of the overnight session we are set to start the day off roughly 12 points lower then the close yesterday.  A gap down open will be important if it is below the intermediate minor level at 2848 because that would then serve as solid resistance on any subsequent near term bounce.  Primary targets remain the same for both sides of the tape as sellers look to do some technical damage on a long standing rising support level that currently is located in the 2830 area along with some close proximity moving averages.  Buyers will first need to reclaim the 2848 intermediate minor level and 5DEMA in an attempt to challenge the shallow declining resistance level that is cutting through the 2860 mark if they have any hopes of overtaking the all time highs and primary minor level at 2872.  Good luck today and have a great weekend!

Primary and Intermediate Levels Detail

S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – May 4, 2018

Good morning everyone,

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2647, 10DMA 2651,  20DMA 2657, 50DMA 2681, 100DMA 2704, 200DMA 2615

These are key Fib Levels:   2905, 2777, 2660, 2587

These are key primary and intermediate levels: 2871(primary minor), 2817(intermediate minor), 2779(primary minor), 2765(intermediate minor), 2651(primary minor), 2577(intermediate minor), 2563(intermediate minor)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Friday, May 5, 2018

Data is ultra light on the last trading day of the week with only the Baker Hughes Rig Count at 1:00PMEST.  There was a lot of price movement yesterday with sellers stepping into the fray early and pushing the market down through the 200DMA and ultimately catching the intermediate minor level at 2595 before recovering to end the day essentially unchanged and backtesting broken rising support.  Being that we closed the session in a void of intermediate and primary levels, price will have the opportunity to move freely and swiftly in this area between 2645 and 2605 so any positions entered in this zone should be taken on with the utmost of care and clearly defined stops.  Buyers have their work cut out for them if they are to stage a rally with a stack of moving averages along with a primary minor level between 2650 and 2660.  Below, sellers will be looking to target the intermediate major level an most recent primary pivot at 2550 while having to negotiate layers of intermediate minor levels at 2595, 2579, and 2565.  Good luck today and from everyone here at MCM we hope you have a great weekend.

Primary and Intermediate Levels Detail

MCM Newsletter – Outlook for 1st week of March

The market made a lower high last week, very close to the 76,4% retrace of the entire decline off the ATH and then dropped with conviction. More than 140 points from the high registered on Tuesday, to the lows on Friday. From there, it managed to bounce but the market looks to be in a dangerous set-up for longs. As the 1st wave down from the ATH was more than 300 points, if this lower high holds, we might get another wave down of at least equal (but usually greater) strength.
No big changes in the weekly cycles. The move lower off the ATH did turn directionality down and this has continued to move down, despite the convincing bounce off the lows. That is usually a bearish sign and likely means the bounce will eventually be sold.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles had triggered supports in the form of bullish retraces (BR) at the lows and now ES also triggered a corresponding END resistance at the lower high. This means that level is very significant and likely is strong resistance.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the week of 19-25 February

The market managed to bounce back from the lows registered on the previous Friday and last week saw only green daily candles painting. It reached now a bit higher than the 61,8% retrace of the entire decline from ATH, which is quite an achievement considering how vicious the drop was.

The weekly cycles have shown a warning for the bears, by having LRE (lower risk entries) for longs at the lows from 2 weeks ago. ES even triggered a 2nd consecutive LRE at the higher low from last week. Big picture is still unchanged on this time frame, with the up impulses still established, but this correction was big enough that it could trigger a bullish retrace (BR) support at the lows.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles show a more zoomed-in picture of the decline and subsequent bounce. They were also showing LREs for longs, albeit a bit early. More importantly they triggered bullish retraces (BR) supports on both ES and YM. The market bounced strongly from there and basically a corresponding END could trigger any time, which doesn't mean it cannot trigger much higher from here.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for 2nd week of February

Finally the market stopped the relentless up move and had a rather panicky turn. A drop of more than 100 SPX points in one week is definitely something that draws attention, but it was not only that. The market character seems to have changed also, as the market sliced through supports like they were not even there. This is definitely the first sign of the bear in quite a long time.
The weekly cycles, show just how overextended the market was until last week. The nested up impulse traveled more than 600 points and more than 1 year without any correction big enough to qualify for a bullish retrace (BR). That is rather unusual both in terms of both price and time.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles show the same story as the weekly, although the last up impulses started only in October 2017. But they also traveled a whooping 400 points without any retrace. This correction looks as the first serious one and we already have a lower risk entry (LRE) for longs at Friday's lows, which doesn't mean it's over, but the next low might be greeted with a new one, which would have to be taken seriously.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 1st week of December

The market pushed ever upward last week making a new ATH at 2657. Then it experienced an interesting “flash crash” event on Friday, apparently on some “fake news”, which saw a 45 point drop in less than 1h. After that, it recovered strongly retracing more than 80% of the drop by the close, which shows that buyers are still willing to buy dips.
No change in the weekly cycles, as the up impulses on both indexes are pushing ever higher.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles show nicely Friday’s “oops” moment. On ES the drop brought the index very close to the mcm-MA, which provided support yet again. The decline on Thursday brought us closer to a test of the mcm-MA on ES and a direct test on YM. These held as market quickly recovered.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 13-17th of November

The market made new ATHs last week, which is becoming something rather ordinary. However, it ended lower on a weekly basis, after retreating 30 points from the ATH to Thursday’s low. It seems Thursdays are the most bearish inclined days in November, 2 weeks ago the Thursday saw a similar move. Both those moves were however recovered quickly, most of it even on a daily basis. No apparent change on our EWT scenario which is a terminal pattern currently unwinding 4-5 waves. Market is moving slowly higher with some “hiccups” along the way, but whether we turn after a spike higher or market just falls on its own weight after marginal new highs is hard to say.
No change in the weekly cycles. Directionality is heading up again and getting close to the maximum value.

Weekly Cycles

Same story on the daily cycles. The decline on Thursday brought us closer to a test of the mcm-MA on ES and a direct test on YM. These held as market quickly recovered.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for first Week of November

The market moved mostly sideways last week, with a slight upward tilt. But even so, it managed to make a new ATH on Wednesday and finished the week very close to that. This is consistent with out assumption that these are sequences of 4-5 waves, from an EWT perspective, which would mean that it is a terminal pattern. No sign of a top just yet, but any impulsive decline should be viewed as a possible start of a bigger correction, so we reiterate our recommendation that bulls should avoid becoming complacent here.
No change in the weekly cycles. Up impulses continue to extend with no unwind in sight.

Weekly Cycles

Same story on the daily cycles. Up impulses are ongoing and no unwinds just yet, however we do have directionality coming close to the minimum level. That is not bullish, unless the price action manages to push this back up.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for last Week of October

The market head-faked the bears last week. After a new ATH on Monday which was immediately sold, it declined 30+ points until the low it hit on Wednesday, but then the market came back strongly and made yet another new ATH on Friday, finishing close to the highs. From an EWT perspective, because this week’s low took out the low from the wedge of 2 weeks ago, these are likely sequences of 4-5 waves. Which would mean we are in a terminal pattern. Indeed there are enough waves now to count this as a complete impulse off the August low and even from the March low, so bulls should avoid being complacent.
The weekly cycles are still in up impulses with no sign of an uwind started.

Weekly Cycles

The same story is painted by the daily cycles. Up impulses are ongoing and no unwinds just yet. In these types of patterns the faster cycles usually offer better clues in regards to a potential top.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week of 23-27 October

The market took another 3 days to finish the wedge we were mentioning, within an annoyingly tight range. Thursday finally saw the resolution of that wedge with a decent pullback to roughly the area where the wedge started. After the market made a low there, bulls got back control with authority. Friday was very bullish, with a 10+ points gap higher and finishing at the highs. From an EWT perspective, the wedge pattern (or ending diagonal) is usually a final wave (wave 5). Considering that the market retreated to its starting point, then made new highs, it likely means that it was a wave 5 of minor degree and we are now in a new wave started at Thursday’s low. On a micro-count, it looks like the market still needs a few 4-5 waves to unwind, so it’s hard to call a top, but in case the market moves lower, Thursday’s low is all important. Overlapping that is likely confirmation that a turn started.
Still no change on the weekly cycles. No unwind in sight (bullish retrace and corresponding ENDs) and now directionality bounced and is heading higher again.

Weekly Cycles

The up impulses on the daily cycles are looking good and (still) look bullish picture. ES came very close to testing the mcm-MA on Thursday’s low before bouncing, showing that it is still providing support (which is also bullish).

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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