The formation that I wrote about in my previous report has evolved into a formation. which has not been broken since the lower boundary (15675) has just been established. At the moment there is a which can change dramatically since there is a lot of time before this candle closes, but if it completes showing this formation, that is a sign of reversal, especially if there is supporting structures on smaller time frames like a . IF the 15675 low is taken out instead, then more selling is likely to follow which can lead price back to the 14450 area (.382 of the current structure). That is the projected I am interested in for a swing trade long.
Also a retest of the 15675 low and failure to break lower will also result in a larger time frame and attractive area to get long because the first projected resistance is at the 18290 to 18938 area which is the .618 of the new leg. That is almost a 3K move without even having to retest the 19891 high. That is a much better scenario than just buying any price randomly like so many have been doing recently. It is better because in the long run, waiting for clearer opportunities that offer defined risk and reward potential keep me out of trouble.
As far as shorts, there are now 3 levels to evaluate for reversals that can offer attractive reward/risk on the short term (since this market is still moving a thousand points a day). The retest of the 18290 to 18938 followed by a failure would establish a lower high which can lead price back to the 14000s. A retest and failure of the 19981 high would establish a which can take prices back to at least the 15500 area. And the third level is the 20950 which is the upper boundary of the reversal zone (which is a proportion relative to the 15675 low). Wait, isn't 20950 a new high?
Price can attempt to break out, and instead fake out slightly higher than the previous peak. This is the false breakout scenario which I like to call the variation. It attracts a lot of longs because of the breakout, but not enough to keep price going.If a reversal pattern like a appears within the reversal zone, I would interpret that as a sign that price is again likely to retest the 15500 area. IF price breaks beyond the reversal zone boundary, then I would stay out of its way.
In summary, this market has reached an interesting technical area. 3 potential resistance areas that can lead to selling all while gyrating around a 2.618 projection target and exhibiting a formation. Putting these puzzle pieces together creates a context for further evaluation. That is where your trading plan must take over to guide the decision making which is the essence of short term trading. These scenarios are not absolute predictions, but instead possibilities that offer attractive reward/risk on both sides of the market. It all depends on how the market behaves at these measured levels, and your plan must help you interpret the price action. This is why being flexible and NOT opinionated is so important. Adjusting to the market based on what IT chooses to do is what "listening" is all about, and that is what leads to better trades whether they are profits or losses (small losses are good trades by the way).
Comments and questions welcome.
Nasdaq Twitter Interview Update: So I went to NASDAQ and when I got there, they changed their mind as far as going live and conducted the interview to be posted an hour or so after. It's still not out yet. As soon as it is out, I will update everyone. Sorry for the false advertising.