S&P Futures Weekly Price Action & Technical Analysis as on 8-JAN-2017

The First Week of 2017 has started with a gap up and bullish Weekly bar printing a Weekly reversal up and making a new all time High.

This thrust up is important since it confirms the last Quarterly bar ended as a bullish pinbar on sloping 8 EMA and a Spring target at 2500, and the same goes for the Yearly timeframe, where in that case the target at 2740 area. In both cases, the scale needs an attention as the Stop is huge as well, but it means that any retracement from the current levels (before making a considerable move up from here) should be currently assumed to be a correction and re-accumulation before going higher.

Taking out the Weekly High is a signal that the gap up left at the beginning of the year is “confirmed” by the market. In this case, any following consolidation ending with a good bullish signal on the Daily timeframe can give a very good opportunity to reach the nearest long term target area, currently about 1.5% above, at 2300. This has been the target for the 2 Year Spring (false thrust down) bar of the years 2008-2009.

As mentioned in past reviews, the area of 2300-2350 is full of targets for high timeframe setups, and needs to be considered as a solid resistance since there expected to be a mass of Long covering at these levels. The Quarterly bullish pinbar of the 1st quarter 2016, the Weekly false breakdown also a pinbar, also forming an Engulfing pattern, and the engulfing pattern made four weeks ago – all these important signals point at the 2330 area as their targets. The 161.8% extension of the last two year retracement lies at the level of 2338.


S&P Futures, Daily, Weekly and Monthly charts.



Disclaimer: Anyone who takes action by this article does it at his own risk and understanding, and the writer won’t have any liability for any damages caused by this action.


Gil Ecker


Market Analyst and trader

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