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S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – May 11, 2018

Good morning everyone,

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2692, 10DMA 2666,  20DMA 2669, 50DMA 2675, 100DMA 2706, 200DMA 2624

These are key Fib Levels:   2905, 2774, 2759, 2637, 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 11,  2018

We have a couple items of interest for the last trading day of the week with Consumer Sentiment at 10:00AMEST, and the Baker Hughes Rig Count at 1:00PMEST.  Yesterday's open had us gap declining resistance from the all time high and open up on the 100DMA before extending gains further into the session.  Buyers have now cleared all daily moving average obstacles and only have an intermediate minor level to clear at 2730 before entering an extremely large void of levels all the way up to the 2780 region.  Symmetry for this leg of the move relative to the leg up from the primary pivot low (yellow -8.9) resides at 2759.  This would be the minimum expected target for the present move from a harmonic standpoint.  Sellers have a number of near term areas to target should they be able to gain some footing with the 100DMA at 2708 and rising support coming up through the lower 2700 to 2710 region.  After that is broadening support and the intermediate minor level at 2697.  Any basing in these areas should be considered the buyers attempt to regain control and make a run for the 2759 harmonic price target.  Good luck today and have a great weekend!

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S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – February 19, 2018

Good morning everyone,

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2696, 10DMA 2670,  20DMA 2750, 50DMA 2725, 100DMA 2649, 200DMA 2546

These are key Fib Levels:   2792, 2742, 2521

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

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

An easy start to a shortened trading week with no data points to concern ourselves with.  Last weeks technical picture should put sellers on alert as we broke over the intermediate minor level at 2725, the 50DMA, and declining resistance.  It will be important for sellers shove this back under these levels as quickly as possible lest risk a buyers basing process.  Given the distance between intermediate minor levels a basing process has the potential to open up a quality upside move back into the lower 2800's where as a failure here has the exact opposite effect with the next lower primary minor level being in the mid 2600's.  Be mindful of the round number psychology and rising support at the 2700 level and good luck today!

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S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – September 20, 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today:

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2501, 10DMA 2488,  20DMA 2470, 50DMA 2265, 100DMA 2440, 200DMA 2378

These are key Fib Levels: 2509

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 20, 2017

 

With the FED press conference after the meeting announcement this afternoon, there isn't much to be expected from the market until then.  2491 and rising support is still there for sellers to aim for and nothing overhead with the exception of broadening resistance and round number psychology.  Data we have Existing Home Sales at 10:00AMEST, EIA Petroleum Status Report at 10:30AMEST, FOMC Meeting Announcement at 2:00PMEST, and Fed Chair Press Conference at 2:30PMEST.  Good luck today!

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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 18-22 September

The sideways action from two weeks ago was resolved last week in the same way we got used to in the last few years - up. Last week was certainly bullish, with 5 green daily candles and several new ATHs. Although the last 3 days saw the market only grinding up, the declines were very limited, so nothing to cheer on from the bear camp. From an EWT perspective, now that the market made new highs, the favorite is still the bull option, which looks like a nested move up from the low at 2417. Even if that will not turn into a nest and will prove to be only a bigger 3 waver, it still looks like it needs a bit more up. The bear option is that this turns out to be either the flat we were mentioning in last week’s newsletter or that this overlap is not a nest, but an ending diagonal. The latter will gain weight if the market heads down and overlaps 2480 before making 5 clear waves up off 2428.
No change on the weekly cycles. Directionality is still heading lower despite the upside from this week.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles are in an interesting place. ES broke above the resistance level and is close to confirming a new up impulse. That would be very bullish if it happens.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles    
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S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – September 15, 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today: 

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2488, 10DMA 2477,  20DMA 2459, 50DMA 2260, 100DMA 2436, 200DMA 2373

These are key Fib Levels: 2497, 2486, 2478

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 Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Friday everyone!  With the half life of ICBM launches effect on the market now but an hour or so, we've managed to retrace virtually all of last nights drop.  Perhaps a strategically placed Economic point will have more of a reaction, as such, we have Industrial Production at 9:15AMEST, Business Inventories and Consumer Sentiment at 10:00AMEST, and the Baker Hughes Rig Count at 1:00PMEST.  The technical picture remains virtually unchanged with nothing more than a successful backtest of the intermediate minor level at 2491 yesterday.  There is still roughly 15 points of fudge room before coming into rising support and all but round number psychology above the ATH.  Good luck today and have a great weekend!

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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 for week 6-10 March

Last week was another one for the history books. The last 2 days of February seem uneventful in retrospect, although the market did make a new ATH on Monday before moving side-ways to lower afterwards. But March started with a bang. 15+ SPX points gap up and besting the 2400 level, which was almost 40 points higher than Tuesday’s close. Very impressive. However the round number proved to be not so lucky, as the next day we got an almost identically sized candle in the opposite direction. Friday saw the market making another low, before recovering to finish just above the close on Thursday.
The weekly cycles did not register any significant change as a result of this action. YM just confirmed the up impulse with the mcm-MA directly slicing the resistance level. ES is in an established up impulse. Interestingly the directionality tool is still at its maximum level, so that would provide a clue is the decline is more than a short-term correction, in case it moves lower.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles are perfectly aligned with the weekly. Up impulses, directionality pegged at the highest level. They are likely to move before the weekly, which would be an early warning.

Daily Cycles

The 288 and 480min cycles
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S&P500 Expert Lounge Update – February 8, 2017

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today: N/A

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2289, 10DMA 2287,  20DMA 2280,  50DMA 2261, 100DMA 2208, 200DMA 2166

These are key Fib Levels: 2302, 2278, 2265

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

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

A light day for data with only the EIA Petroleum Status Report at 10:30AMEST.  The technical picture found us at the first of a number of rising support lines at the close yesterday with momentum still on the buyers side above the 5DEMA although price action has been quite sloppy around it, neither side has been able to make much progress in recent days.  If a breach of support does take place today be cautious of a sharp reversal back above when the 5DEMA and 10DMA stack are touched.  Good luck today!

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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!

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S&P500 Expert Lounge Update –October 20, 2016

Good morning everyone,

These are key timing for today:  10:00AMEST, 3:00PMEST

These are key MA levels:  5EMA 2137, 10DMA 2141,  20DMA 2150,  50DMA 2161, 100DMA 2143

These are key Fib Levels:  2159, 2139, 2120

These are key primary and intermediate levels:  2176(intermediate minor), 2160(intermediate minor), 2148(intermediate minor), 2131(intermediate minor), 2125(primary major), 2115(intermediate major)

Here is today's market look at the S&P 500 for Thursday, October 20, 2016

10:00AMEST is going to be key for MSP as four of the five point down from that timeframe.  An upward move after likely progresses rather relentlessly for the remainder of the day.  8:30AMEST has Jobless Claims and Philadelphia Fed Business Survey releases.  9:45AMEST is the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index.  10:00AMEST has Leading Indicators and Existing Home Sales.  Lastly at 10:30AMEST is the EIA Natural Gas Report.  5 and 15 min cycles have dissipated and will either refresh or roll over going into the timing this morning as well.

MSP

MSP

Buyers have managed to close the market above the 100DMA for the first time in a number of days and the 5DEMA supporting price says they have momentum in their favor for the time being.  Levels are thin till at least the intermediate minor at 2160 so a swift move up through this region would not be surprising.  Good luck today!

Primary and Intermediate Levels

Primary and Intermediate Levels