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White Candle Alert
We issued an alert last night and that's where it ended. The great white beast never appeared. In fact, once price dropped back below the CF_MA1 we had confirmation of a continuation on the hourly chart. Here we are 23 hours later, 23 points lower and the Watch is back on. Same drill. If you don't know the rules, take the Free Trial.
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The above tweet went out some 200 points ago. I admit the target was only 100. Darn...
E-Mini S&P 500: Free fallin’!
The E-Mini S&P 500 has slipped below that ever so important $1300.00 level! The earnings season which potentially can create a buying mindset really cannot seem to outweigh the concerns of the US losing their AAA credit rating and possibly defaulting on loan payments. The leadership in this country perhaps is the unspoken trigger for fear and anxiety as we draw toward the August 2nd deadline. The fact that the Washington Officials cannot reach any agreements to date have pressured the markets and will perhaps take their toll on the confidence in the US. So far, our Treasuries have held very well, but in the future, will our foreign neighbors desire the previously coveted US debt instruments or will they prefer other safe-haven instruments such as the Swiss Franc? For today, the US Treasury sold $12 billion 5-day cash management bills and $35 billion of the five-year notes. At this point, many analysts have thought that even if an agreement is reached in time that the US will still suffer a downgrade of at least one of the three credit reporting agencies. The three agencies are Fitch’s, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. It is a concern that foreign investors may move away from the US Dollar and purchase other currencies. In light of the debt watch, poor economic reports and fruitless earnings, the E-Mini S&P 500 has little to take it up. The Advanced Durable Goods Report decreased -2.1% for June 2011. The lack of new orders is a disappointment as the manufacturing sector is viewed as the US stronghold of a sector. The Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” is showing that the recovery is slowing.
The earnings were disappointing in the industrial and technology sectors! Emerson Electric Co. shares were down 6.7 % to $50.43. Juniper Networks was down 21.1 % to $24.61 on profit warnings. WellPoint Inc. was down 3.9 % to $70.70 despite better earnings. Caterpillar, Whirlpool, Pepsi and Ingersoll-Rand were all down on the day. On an optimistic note: Boeing Co. was up 2.5 % to $71.91. Dow Chemical Co. was up 3.2 % to $37.00.
While the downslide in the E-Mini S&P 500 seems like the beginning to an end, it is only commonplace for the market to retrace. The markets cycle and the economic times of each country may cycle. It is natural to be alarmed, but it is also wise to view the historical economic challenges of the US and to note the undaunted survival and strength of the nation.
Thursday, we have Initial Jobless Claims at 7:30 AM CST.
I don't show Daily Charts often but here's 2 to give some thought to. The first one is a traditional candlestick chart. The second one has our CF_TC Indicator applied. Notice the White Candles. Both charts have the backbone of our indicator set the CF_MA1.
Thursday, what to expect! We are technically in sell mode on the Daily Chart! Thursday, we look for a possible inside to lower day! Today’s range was $1328.00 - $1298.00. The market settled at $1299.00. Our comfort zone or point of control for this market appears to be $1315.00. Our anticipated potential range for Thursday’s trading could be $1310.00 - $1288.00. The market stays bearish below $1347.00. The E-Mini S& P 500 may continue to free fall to $1267.00.
Senior Market Strategist