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People from Porlock

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I don’t know whether many of you are familiar with Coleridge’s poem ‘Kubla Khan’, but he told a lovely story about why this (wonderful) poem is clearly only a fragment of what should have been a larger work. His story was that he woke up from a (polite cough) vivid dream with the poem complete in his mind, and wrote down what remains as soon as he woke up. While he was still writing there was a knock on the door and he was distracted by a man from Porlock who kept him occupied for an hour sorting out something minor, and when he at last returned to his room he found that he had forgotten most of the remainder of the poem. The story may or may not be true but it’s a great story, and we have all met our own men from Porlock on a regular basis I’m sure.

It’s been that kind of day for me and I’ve been tied up by various things & I apologise for this very late post, though the charts are still relevant, and it was a reasonable inference from my post yesterday that today was likely to be dull on SPX/ES, and so it has worked out. I’m posting the ES, NQ & TF I posted for members today as I haven’t have a chance to redo the SPX charts, and they give a good insight into how close a top looks on all three indexes here, though I’m expecting at least TF/RUT to make a higher high next week, with a higher high (& new ATH) less likely but still probable on ES/SPX, and possible but least likely on NQ/NDX. ES Sep 60min chart:

160812 ES Sep 60min