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Second Thoughts Monday – Daily Stock Market Setup – May 11, 2020

Apparently the market is having second thoughts about Friday’s rally. The futures have reversed most of it.

Stock Market Trading Setup for Monday, May 11, 2020

S&P Futures Daily Chart 

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Friday’s post.

The ES futures were up 36 at 28921 at 8:45 AM in New York.That’s down from where they were this time Friday.  

They have traded in a range of 2911 to 2947 overnight and this morning. They were below the centerline of the latest uptrend channel, about 1/3 of the way to the channel lower limit. They are approaching support at 2866.The next support level would be around 2855-60. The bottom of the uptrend channel is at approximately 2817. That would need to be broken, at a minimum, for there to be a chance of a downtrend developing. 

ES Futures Chart

The daily oscillators tuned to an 8 week cycle are still bullish on balance.

Rate of Change is moving sideways near the zero line. Upturns from around the zero line are normally very bullish. Likewise downturns from this level are typically very bearish.

MACD tuned to the same cycle has been moving sideways above the level reached in the Q4-Q1 advance. This signifies that the market is in trending mode. This indicator stayed near this level for 3 months before the market topped out. I wouldn’t get bearish until this turns down and price breaks support.  As long as this indicator stays flat up here, it’s bullish. 

Again, this is for the perspective of one day only. The purpose of these reports is not to divine the longer term. If you want longer horizons, I cover that in the Technical Trader service at Lee Adler’s Liquidity Trader. 

Hourly ES S&P 500 Futures Chart

The overnight downturn looks dramatic on the hourly chart. It easily broke a couple of would-be support levels. It threatens two more support lines at 2892 and 2888.

It has broken multiple uptrend channel lines, and has not yet established an hourly downtrend channel. The next definitive support level if 2888 does not hold would be trend support rising from 2870. The 5 day cycle projection looks like 2875.

If 2888 holds, there could be a quick move back to the Friday high of 2946, but look for possible resistance at 2902 and 2922. If they start to roll over from either of those levels, bears could take control.

ES Futures Hourly Chart

Momentum, True Strength, and MACD tuned to a 5 day cycle are bearish. They remain above the levels where they last bottomed, implying that there could be more downside to this move.

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I’ve been publishing The Wall Street Examiner and its predecessor since October 2000. I also publish, and was lead analyst for Sure Money Investor, of blessed memory. I developed David Stockman's Contra Corner for Mr. Stockman. I’ve had a wide variety of finance related jobs since 1972, including a stint on Wall Street in both sales, analytical, and trading capacities. Prior to starting the Wall Street Examiner I was a commercial real estate appraiser in Florida for 15 years. I was considered an expert in the analysis of failed properties that ended up in the hands of bank REO divisions, the FDIC, and the RTC. Remember those guys? I also worked in the residential mortgage and real estate businesses in parts of the 1970s and 80s. I have been charting stocks and markets and doing analytical work since I was a teenager. I'm not some Ivory Tower academic, Wall Street guy. My perspective comes from having my boots on the ground and in the trenches, as a real estate broker, mortgage broker, trader, account rep, and analyst. I've watched most of the games these Wall Street wiseguys play from right up close. I know the drill from my 55 years of paying attention. And I'm happy to share that experience with you, right here. 

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