Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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The Next Inflection Points

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I was talking on Monday about the decent looking setup for a lower high on SPX, and so it proved to be. What next?

Well the rising wedge from the early May low has broken down and almost entirely retraced. There is some possible support here, but the trend down day that ES/SPX has delivered so far today may well see 2800 support broken and the next obvious move back into the 2750 area.

SPX 5min chart:

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Wilshire Boulevard

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It turns out, after I dug deeply enough, there is a treasure trove of Wilshire equity indexes available in SlopeCharts. I shared my custom-made watch list with my Gold and Diamond members on Thursday night, but here are five choice-looking long-term charts which I think speak for themselves. Please note that this data is from the economic database, which is Diamond level, but the charts are pretty cool nonetheless……….

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OK, So Now What?

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Misplaced optimism really rubs me the wrong way. And after Thursday’s close, the world was absolutely drenched in the stuff. If you watched the coronavirus briefing, as I do each afternoon, you would have rightly assumed it was the last one. There was an enormous “good work, everyone, we’ve learned a lot, take care!” vibe to it, and it seemed clear that the mood was much very one of victory and completion.

This was reflected in the after-hours market as well. Since the ES successfully managed not to crack 2750, it took a rocket ship higher, and it tagged the line I put in place from early in March.

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