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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

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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for Week 22-26 of May

Last week saw the return of volatility to the market. After 2 days of consecutive new ATHs on Mon-Tue, the market saw a big down gap on Wed, which finished more than 40 points lower than the previous close. Next day we got a lower low, followed by a rebound which continued on Friday. Despite the more exciting action, we are still in the 2320-2400 chop zone, so the market is keeping its options open. From an EWT stand-point the more complex correction (started at the ATH from March 1st) scenario is gaining more weight because of the side-ways action. This would mean a flat is in the works, with wave A at the 2320 low and B either done at the recent ATH or needing a new minor high to finish. Then wave C down should follow with new lows (below 2320). Because of the overlap of 2370, the bullish scenario now became very bullish, because the only option still on the table is for a nested wave up (two series of 1-2 waves). This scenario is lower odds, though, at least at the moment because of the side-ways action.

Weekly cycles are unchanged, but directionality made it to the lowest level. That is not a bullish sign.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles held the test of resistances and moved lower and triggered some bullish signals at the lows. ES had 2 consecutive LRE (lower risk entries) for longs, while YM triggered a new support level. Those pointed up, but unless ES also triggers a new support level, it is still expected for the previous resistance to hold.

Daily Cycles

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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

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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the 1st Week of May

The market continued to move higher last week and did so more convincingly than the previous week. It opened on Monday with a gap up of more than 20 points and Tuesday saw another opening gap up, this time smaller (around 7 points). The high of the week came very close to the ATH, before the market retreated a bit in the last 2 trading sessions. Our preferred EWT scenario (bullish) played out, despite the initial chop which had us question the validity of this (presumed) 3rd wave. Now it looks like this wave up might need another high before finishing and the coming correction from there will be telling to see if this is indeed a bullish impulse up or not. As it looks right now and in accordance with our thoughts from the previous newsletter this doesn’t look like a “real” 3rd wave up, which has us thinking it might be part of a more complex correction which started at the ATH (potentially a B wave of a flat). But we will burn that bridge once we come to it.
Weekly cycles did not trigger any new signals. Directionality is still moving lower which is a sign that it is not time to sound the all clear for the bulls just yet.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles continue to unwind the up impulses. ES triggered a 2nd END resistance, while YM also triggered an END resistance level. This is a sign that the upward energy of these impulses is dissipating. Considering that this is already a nested up impulse (an impulse following another impulse), it is unlikely that the market will have enough strength to break above these resistances and create another nested impulse. That being said, a marginal new high is not excluded, but we do not expect the resistance levels to be broken above significantly.

Daily Cycles

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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the Week 24 – 28 Apr

The market moved higher during the past week, ending around 20 points higher on a weekly basis. The low at 2320 held (despite being tested in the overnight on Monday), so our EWT preferred scenario (bullish) played out. However the move from lows was very choppy and does not resemble a 3rd wave, which our bullish scenario would point to. So it is time to re-assess since it seems this wave sequence is turning into something more complex. If someone played a long off the lows here is time to book some profits, and wait to “see more cards”, as they say in poker. The market will give us some more clues into its intentions by how the next few sessions will play out.
Not surprisingly there is no significant change on the weekly cycles. The mcm-MA test did provide support again, as pointed to last week, while directionality is continues to move lower.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles had again a very nice signal. ES triggered a 2nd bullish retrace (BR) support after the END resistance higher. This support was respected, as the market was testing the BR support also on YM, and the market bounced. The next resistance will be a 2nd END on ES and will likely be strong if YM also triggers.

Daily Cycles

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MCM Newsletter for Week 17-21 Apr

After moving sideways 2 weeks ago, the holiday shortened week brought a clearer direction, which was down. The market was weak in all 4 trading days and finished at the lows on Thursday. The short term EWT scenario we kept referencing is very close to a resolution now. The low close to 2320 is all important and the separation line between the bullish and the (very) bearish scenario. It did not get taken out yet, so the bullish scenario is still preferred. However the market came quite close and is still too close for comfort for the bulls. Which is why Monday is likely to bring a resolution, one way or the other. Both scenarios point to a strong next move, so the action from here will likely affect the intermediate term trend.
No big change on the weekly cycles. ES is now testing the mcm-MA again and will be interesting to see if this will provide support again. Directionality continues to move lower.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles saw an interesting development last week. ES triggered already an END resistance, which had shifted the expectation down once it confirmed. YM did not trigger one yet, so the support on daily YM is still valid. Directionality is still stuck at the minimum level, and is getting a bit long in the tooth for a bounce.

Daily 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

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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the Week 27 Feb – 3 Mar

In the holiday shortened week, the market continued to defy gravity and made 2 new ATHs on Tuesday and Thursday. Apart from the initial ramp it moved more sideways, the trading range from Tuesday being surpassed only marginally.

The weekly cycles registered no significant change. Both ES and YM are above their resistance levels and YM moved closer to confirming the up impulse. The picture is bullish.

Weekly Cycles

The daily cycles paint the same picture. Both ES and YM are in confirmed (nested) up impulses. So the trend is up.

Daily Cycles

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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the Week 20-24 February

The market continued its bullish character from the end of the previous week and broke out quite convincingly to the upside despite a zone of strong resistance.

As a result, the weekly cycles moved further above their resistance levels in what can be considered a break-out. ES just confirmed the up impulse (by having the mcm-MA moving above the break-out level), while YM despite needing more work before confirming an impulse, has moved significantly above the resistance level as well. These new up impulses on the weekly cycles are significant and change the intermediate term picture to bullish.

Weekly Cycles

Same thing is confirmed by the daily cycles. Both ES and YM are in confirmed (nested) up impulses.

Daily Cycles

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MCM Newsletter – Outlook for the Week 13-17 February

The market went sideways in the first 3 trading days of last week, not doing much of anything, before challenging and achieving new ATHs (all time highs) on Thursday and Friday.
That type of action made the weekly cycles move above their resistance levels in a manner that looks like an attempted break-out. Indeed ES is very close to confirming the up impulse (by having the mcm-MA moving above the break-out level), while YM still has work do to before it gets there.

Weekly Cycles

Same story on the daily cycles. Both ES and YM are above their resistance levels, attempting now to form a nested up impulse.

Daily Cycles

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