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I’m sorry I’ve been AWOL for all this time, but I had a phalanx of family activities, and I was trying to get my family off to the airport on a trip, but that didn’t work out. See, the limp-wristed ghey boys at SFO almost shut down the airport any time it starts to sprinkle here, so all flights were delayed four hours because of – – and I’m not making this up – – “weather”. And I’m not talking about hurricanes and tornadoes. I’m talking about rain. What a bunch of pansies.



Following Through ….. Probably

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Yesterday was a very interesting day and in the end delivered a second failed attempt to break over the daily middle band on SPX and a very bearish daily candle that may have opened up the downside. Needless to say that candle requires confirmation, and we are still waiting to see whether bears can deliver that.

I won’t show it here but the rally from the lows on SPX has delivered a perfect rising wedge back to the 50% retracement and that rising wedge has broken down. That is a clear bear flag setup that should deliver at least a retest of the low at 2348.90, and likely lower. If the bear scenario is playing out then the high today at 2364.16 should hold, barring a possible retest to make the second high of a double top. On a break with confidence above the odds of the bears dropping the ball badly here will increase dramatically.

On a continuation down below 2348 there are two possible support trendlines that I’ll be watching. The first is a possible triangle support trendline in the 2340 area, and the second is falling megaphone support, currently in the 2300 area. SPX 60min chart:

170406 SPX 60min