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Trendline Festival (by Springheel Jack)

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The longer term trendlines from October and November are looking a little thin here, as I've mentioned before, but in the shorter term there is no shortage whatever of decent trendlines, and looking at those this morning I think everyone is likely to get a surprise, as there seems to be a powerful consensus that we are going to see new highs today, and my charts are suggesting a move down instead. You be the judge, but I'll show you what I'm looking at.

Short term the move up since last week's low on ES has formed a very nice looking rising wedge cum channel, which I posted yesterday. I suggested yesterday morning that this looked likely to retest the high in the 1342 area before hitting the support trendline and I was very pleased to see that play out exactly as I predicted, albeit in slow motion. The next upside target is in the 1353.50 area at the moment, but I have marked in the potential double-top that is now in play if rising support breaks here:

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