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Bearish Trade Setups If The Market Can’t Hold It Together

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Apple (AAPL) pulled back hard yesterday and with it is trying to take the Nasdaq down as well. 

But the market has not reached a point where it is time to flip to the short side. You have to wait for price to confirm the sentiment no matter how strong that sentiment might be.

But for now, I’ve put together the current list of bearish trade setups that should be considered this week if the market decides to start some acceleration to the downside.

Here is the bearish list of trade setups:

bearish list of trade setups 9-3-14

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Getting Whippy

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Yesterday was surprisingly weak, and there is very definitely a setup for bears to follow that through today, though with ES back up testing 2006 overnight so far that may well not deliver.

On the daily chart there was a bearish engulfing candlestick, though not a classical one as the previous day closed down rather than up. SPX is very close to triggering a daily RSI 5 / NYMO sell signal and another day of weakness would most likely deliver that. Only three charts today as I’ve been putting together the stats for those signals since the start of 2007 and should have those ready for tomorrow’s post. SPX daily chart:

140904 SPX Daily Patterns BBs MAs