Monday, 23 August 2010

14:03 BST - ES Update: 60 min chart

Futures are starting to look like they may be running out of steam. You can see on this 60 min chart of ES that its traded to the upper line of the red fork. Its a specultaive fork since the lower line isn't drawn off a price pivot. However, it does seem to have done a good job of capturing the action since the low on 19 August that touches its lower line:

EX 60 min:

You can see how the rally in price since Friday afternoon took price above the median line of the red fork. Overnight, it had a brief spike down to the daily pivot, bounced back up again and headed to the upper line of the red fork.

It just tried to break above but came back in as it met with the ichimoku cloud resistance.

Now, we're seeing bearish divergence between price and the MACD histogram and the slow stochastic looks like its double topping. If we stay like this into the cash open, the current level of ES suggests a cash price of about 1077 which is about the 38.2% retracement of the decline that I have labelled as wave [1] of iii down (see Friday's end of day update).

If that's where we get to at the open, its  possible that that level will mark the end of wave (A) of [2] and not where I currently have it, so I'd still be alert to the possibility that there is still more upside to come before wave [2] ends. Obviously, this could change if we gap up then just drop below Friday's low. Let's see how the cash opens and what the action in price and the indicators tell us.