Long Opportunity Coming Up (by Springheel Jack)

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Well ES didn't even make a retest of 1084.5 ES yesterday before falling
again and closing the day down. That clarifies my expectations for the
next week, which are that we will fall into a short term low on
Wednesday or Thursday that will lead to a relief rally lasting three or
four days.

The key question is where we will make that low of course, and I
still have the same two targets that I posted last week, though I'm
leaning slightly more now towards the higher of my two targets as I'm
not expecting big down moves today or tomorrow. Obviously I could be
mistaken however.

The lower target is a hit of the very important support level at 1037 ES
today or tomorrow. I have a fairly high quality declining channel from
the July high with the lower trendline in the right area. If that target
is hit then it may well be that the subsequent rally would be capped at
the 1074.5 area, where the upper trendline of this short term declining
channel will be by then:

100824_ES_60min_Declining_Channel

I've switched to the SPX chart to show the higher of my two targets, and
that target would be at 1055 SPX, at the neckline of a potential head
and shoulder pattern where this low would be finishing the head, and the
relief rally would be making the right shoulder. In this event I would
expect a retest of the strong resistance level at 1085 for the right
shoulder, and if broken, I would expect a test of 1100 SPX as that is
the same level as the left shoulder, and that is a level I would be very
surprised to see broken, so it should go no higher. It is worth noting
that RSI, MACD and the 5,3,3 stochs are all showing positive divergence
now, which is an indication that we may well be close to a short term
swing low. You can see the RSI on this chart:

100824_SPX_60min_Possible_HS_Pattern

Looking at forex overnight EURUSD and GBPUSD have made new lows, and
AUDUSD has broken the very important support level at 88.56, which it
has been testing in recent days. I'm seeing the next target for AUDUSD
in the 87.4 to 87.5 area.

The big forex news overnight though was on CADUSD, which broke a twenty
month rising channel with a lot of conviction. I have two strong pattern
targets for the short term downside and have marked them on the daily
chart. I haven't marked it up yet, but I am considering the possibility that we have a very big H&S on CADUSD with the neckline in the 93 area and a target at 85.5. If so CADUSD may find some support at the neckline:

100824_CADUSD_Daily_Rising_Channel_Broken

I haven't reviewed the flight to safety trades on gold, bonds and yen
for a few days so I thought I'd review those quickly today. Gold,
technically the strongest of the three in my view, is still rising
within a two year old rising channel and may be falling in the very
short term towards an internal support trendline in the 1205 – 1210 area.
There is a possible head and shoulder pattern forming but it has too much
sideways action on the head to make a good pattern really, and to finish
the right shoulder it would have to break down through the lower
trendline of the main rising channel in the 1180 area, at which point I
would start to take it much more seriously. As gold is still close to
the bottom of the rising channel the upside targets are the 1320 area
for the significant interior trendline, and 1410 for the upper trendline
of the rising channel :

100824_Gold_Daily_Rising_Channel

Of these three flight to safety trades, gold is the only one that can't
be printed in vast quantities by profligate central bankers, which gives
it a distinct advantage over the other two IMO. The second, thirty year
treasuries, seems undaunted however by the ever swelling supply, and
has been in a strong uptrend for months now. I'm uncertain as to whether
this is a rising wedge or a rising channel and I'm leaning towards the
latter, If it is a rising wedge then we have been topping in the short
term for the last few days, and if it is a rising channel then I have a
target slightly under 136:

100824_T30Yr_Daily_Rising_Channel_or_Wedge

The flight to safety trade that I find hardest to understand however is
the yen, as interest rates are slim even with deflation taken into
account, and in solvency terms Japan looks like a dead man walking, with
a public debt of almost 200% of GDP, disastrous demographics, a
recession that has lasted on and off for twenty years, and one in three
yen spent by the government being borrowed. Suspending my disbelief
however I've charted this using USDJPY rather than JPYUSD as most people
prefer the former, and it appears to be in a large falling wedge. I say
appears as the criss-crossing between the trendlines is choppier than I
would like.

The RSI on the JPYUSD hourly chart is in oversold territory and the RSI
on the daily chart is developing clear positive divergence as well. On
the 60min chart it has hit a significant support level overnight and
there is a significant probability that it will reverse there. On the
daily chart though, 82.9 still looks an attractive target and this still
looks like a risky long. On a break of the upper trendline of the
falling wedge this will look a very attractive long and I'll be watching
for that in the coming weeks:

100824_USDJPY_Daily_Falling_Wedge

I've got a very busy week offline this week and won't be around much
though I'll be doing my daily posts every day. I'll be away on Friday in
a location with unreliable internet access, but I'll be doing the
morning post unless it fails altogether.

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