Futures showing...sp+16 - so thats sp'1341 - a gap straight over the troublesome area of 1332/38/40. Bears can understandably feel annoyed, but its not surprising - the daily trend IS up after all.
For this Sunday night, I thought I'd highlight a few different things for you to keep in mind over the coming week....I'm sure there will be something of interest!
sp daily, fib levels
My target range is 1350/60 this week, the fib levels suggesting something around 1340/65.
sp, monthly, scenarios
The bull maniacs will clearly be now looking for scenario A' to occur. After the dire jobs data some 9 days ago, and this weekends Spanish bank bailout (so far..its just a plan..nothing is done yet)...many of the bulls are already touting new highs of sp>1422.
From a cycle perspective, a brief move to 1350 would be easily acceptable for a wave'2....and then a very strong down move into the 1100s.
VEU, world indexes
Seeking a move back to the 10MA of 41, and then a fail - to be confirmed the following week.
This VEU chart out ranks EVERYTHING currently out there in chart-land. It was inspired by John Murphy of Stockcharts no less, but I will continue to highlight it..over and over again. A break under 35.0 will be the very last warning the bulls get this summer.
A dow target this week of 12750/850 looks very reasonable, before a sharp reversal. I can only imagine the surprise, soon to become terror as we quickly take out the recent low of 12035. So, look for the dow to break 12k...that will open up a quick move to 11k. A move under 11k..and then the games can begin.
Summary - The week ahead
We don't really have too much key econ-data this week. The major one is Retail Sales data on Wednesday - market is actually expecting a minor fall of 0.2%. Hmm, so a positive number would be another excuse for the market to rally Wednesday.
I'm sitting this nonsense out still, I will not feel comfortable re-shorting until at least the low sp'1350s. If we are at those levels (somehow by late Tuesday), I might take a short trade. Otherwise, I might sit out the entire week.
There remains the issue of whether we have even see a clear enough wave'B yet (see intra day charts from Friday). If we haven't, then maybe we'll get stuck at 1340..then 1300..and finally a move 1350/60s in the following week.
What matters for all the good bears out there, is to have good dry powder ready for the next wave lower- which should be much more dynamic and stronger than what we saw in May. A big short from the mid 1300s to the low 1100s...yeah, that would make the entire summer a good one.
Goodnight from London