Decision Time

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The three levels that I was watching on Friday for resistance on SPX were all tested and held. The lowest of those levels are the 5dma, currently at 2379/80. That was broken intraday but SPX returned to close on it. The next level is the 50 hour MA, currently at 2385/6, and then the daily middle band, currently at 2389/90. SPX is currently over all three but needs to sustain the breaks to open the retest of the all time high.

The pattern setup leans bearish and hourly sell signals are now brewing on all of SPX, ES, NQ and TF. If bears can break back below the ES monthly pivot at 2366 then we’ll be expecting lower lows with an obvious next target at possible double top support at 2322 SPX.

If bears can’t get traction today and SPX holds these potential resistance breaks then the obvious next target would be the all time high retest. Today and tomorrow are cycle trend days so wherever this is headed, it may well be a fast journey. SPX daily chart:

170521 SPX Daily

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On ES a possible 60min sell signal is brewing and the AM high so far may be the second high of a small double top. The key support levels are weekly pivot at 2377 and then monthly pivot at 2366. These are the key levels that need to be broken and converted to resistance to open lower lows. ES Jun 60min chart:

170522 AM ES Jun 60min

On NQ a possible 60min sell signal is brewing and the AM high so far may be the second high of a small double top. The key support level is weekly pivot at 5644.25. NQ Jun 60min chart:

170522 AM NQ Jun 60min

On TF a possible 60min sell signal is brewing and the AM high so far may be the second high of a small double top. The key support level is possible double top support at 1362.50 on a break back below the weekly pivot at 1369.70. TF Jun 60min chart:

170522 AM TF Jun 60min

This is a nice setup for a fail here, if bears are up to the job. We should see whether they are this morning. If the all time high is retested that may well be the second high of a double top.

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