ES is Mini-Plunging to Critical Decision Point at 2350

If ES Breaks Down Through the Red Megaphone VWAP at 2350 & Reenters the Navy Blue Top, It's Likely Going for At Least 2150

If ES Breaks Down Through the Red Megaphone VWAP at 2350 & Reenters the Navy Blue Top, It’s Likely Going for At Least 2150

ES has mini-plunged this morning through an important trend line on its 60-minute chart and is retesting a megaphone VWAP at roughly 2362.

It could turn up from here to another new all-time high.  That is the pink scenario and it could go a lot higher than I’ve drawn.  Any failure to reenter the navy blue line could result in a blow-off top.  I’ll post new scenarios if that develops.

If ES can get through 2362, the critical decision point is at roughly 2350, which is both VWAP of the red megaphone on the chart and the top of the navy blue megaphone and rising megaphone or price channel. The 2350 level should be a strong magnet for ES on this mini-plunge.

If ES breaks down through 2350, it would usually go for at least 2150 and could go as far as 1800 and set up an even bigger correction from there.

Note that even if ES is going to reverse at 2350, it would usually break that level a little to form a bottoming formation.  The question is whether ES can reenter that navy blue line.

 

ES Potential Price Channel

ES is Trying to Set Up the Blue Price Channel to Get to a New High to Confirm the Silver Rising Megaphone

ES is Trying to Set Up the Blue Price Channel to Get to a New High to Confirm the Silver Rising Megaphone

ES got bought a little bit at the bottom of the potential blue price channel, but it usually does. It’s trying to work its way to a new high before breaking the channel bottom to confirm both the channel and the silver rising megaphone.

If the blue price channel confirms with a new channel high, it will be in its critical decision wave for starting a stop (green scenario) vs. breaking out into a melt-up (orange scenario).

If instead it can kill the channel before confirming, and break down through the red megaphone VWAP at 2350, it’s going to the red megaphone bottom to start a likely much bigger correction (first target 2150).

Set-Up for Dip to 2150 Still Alive

ES is Retesting the Top of its Red Megaphone from Inside on the June Contract

ES is Retesting the Top of its Red Megaphone from Inside on the June Contract

ES is retesting the top of its red megaphone from inside on the June contract. That means Friday’s set-up for a dip to at least 2150 is still alive.

Again, a trip to the red megaphone bottom would take ES across the top (navy blue) of long-term megaphones and a price channel or rising megaphone and set up the dip to at least 2150.  Another upwards breakout from the red megaphone could put a larger head and shoulders on top of the navy blue line or launch ES into a price channel melt-up set-up and blow-off top.

Retesting Critical Line

ES is Retesting the Top of its Big Megaphone and Navy Blue Rising Megaphone/Price Channel

ES is Retesting the Top of its Big Megaphone and Navy Blue Rising Megaphone/Price Channel

ES is retesting the top (navy blue) of its big megaphones and rising megaphone or price channel. It’s a rising megaphone if you count the election night tail. It’s a price channel if you don’t.

It’s best to keep an open mind about tails, and just act on the price action from here.

If ES turns up from here, it’s making either a bigger topping pattern at the big megaphone top (purple scenario), or heading up into a price channel melt-up set-up and blow-off top (light blue scenario).

If ES recrosses the navy blue line, it’s likely going for at least 2150 and could go as far as the red megaphone bottom.  The green scenario, with a smaller top here, would be more likely to reverse at 2150 for new highs.  With the purple scenario’s larger top, we’d be more likely to see the red megaphone bottom.

If ES heads up from here into the purple vs. blue scenario, the critical decision point will be at the gray roll-up price channel top.

Triple Witching Starts with a New Megaphone

Triple Witching Opens with ES Megaphoning Across 2360 (Light Blue)

Triple Witching Opens with ES Forming a Megaphone (Light Blue) Across 2360

ES is starting triple witching with a megaphone (light blue) across VWAP of its red megaphone at 2360. It could bog down here for the week, but Friday’s set-ups are still alive:

ES is Retesting the Top of its Red Megaphone from Inside

ES is Retesting the Top of its Red Megaphone from Inside

Again, a trip to the red megaphone bottom takes ES back inside a megaphone and rising megaphone/potential price channel (navy blue line) that began forming in April 2016.  That would usually mean a trip to at least 2150.

ES Topping Update

ES is Going for a Tag of its Megaphone/Rising Megaphone/Channel Top as it Works on a Likely Head and Shoulders

ES is Going for a Tag of its Megaphone/Rising Megaphone/Channel Top as it Works on a Likely Head and Shoulders

ES is trying for a retest of is red and blue megaphone tops and navy blue rising megaphone/price channel top  (all the topmost navy blue line).

If it can actually get there before another new high it could put in a very small right shoulder bounce before reentering the megaphones (orange scenario), which would likely mark the top before a dip with a target of at least 2150 and potentially the 1800 area.

But ES is more likely to go for another new all-time high before reentering those formations (green scenario).  The green scenario could be bigger and take longer than the way I’ve drawn it.

A faster, smaller head and shoulders top here would leave open the possibility of a breakout into a price channel melt-up set-up for a blow-off top.  In that case, ES would likely take a quick stab at 2250 and then blast off.  The target for that could be hundreds of points higher.

ES is moving too slowly for the blow-off top to be a likely scenario, but an event like fast approval of the Obamacare replacement bill could set off a move like that.

Gold Price Channel Update

Gold has Continued Sliding Down its New Red Price Channel and is Now at the Moment of Truth

Gold has Continued Sliding Down its New Red Price Channel and is Now at the Moment of Truth

Gold has continued sliding down the new price channel (red) that confirmed yesterday and is now near the channel bottom where it either breaks out into a melt-down set-up or starts a bottom.

You know that gold is starting a bottom if it reaches the channel top again from here.

Gold Megaphone on Weekly Chart

Gold Megaphone on Weekly Chart

The channel has taken gold back to the VWAP of the megaphone (blue) it began forming in fall of 2014.  That VWAP is at roughly 1200.

That means a breakout from the price channel into a melt-down set-up would be a breakdown through that long-term VWAP with a target of the blue megaphone bottom.

If instead gold starts a bottom here, it is settling in to form a triangle across 1200 (purple scenario) that could break out in either direction.

An upwards breakout would mean a breakout from an inverse head and shoulders bottom with a triangle right shoulder with a target of a new all-time high.

A downwards breakout would target the blue megaphone bottom.

Gold is in New Price Channel’s Critical Decision Wave

Gold has Confirmed the Red Price Channel and is In Its Critical Decision Wave for Starting a Bottom vs Breaking Out Into a Meltdown

Gold has Confirmed the Red Price Channel and is In Its Critical Decision Wave for Starting a Bottom vs Breaking Out Into a Meltdown

Gold has confirmed a price channel (red) for its breakout from the navy blue rising wedge.  The price channel is in its critical decision wave for starting a bottom (green scenario) vs breaking out into a meltdown (purple scenario).

A meltdown would likely stop around 1150-1175, but it could go all the way into the 700s so it’s the kind of set-up you want to play if it occurs.

Price channel melt-down set-ups can also morph into falling megaphones or falling wedges twining along the channel bottom, but these tend to form clear bottoms so it’s easy to get out with at least a small profit when they occur.

The green scenario would likely set up a long period of gold moving sideways to form a triangle across roughly 1200.