Market Indexes: Most major U.S. equity futures closed higher after all-time highs in DJIA, SPX
Not me. The market may have failed. It was quite clear to me from the overnight prices that the diagonal sketched out for you on Friday was, in fact, a diagonal. It turned out to be a smaller leading diagonal, not an ending one. Thus, we opened with a small gap up. Not every diagonal is an ending one. (The alternative is that it was a triangle).
A continuation of the five-minute chart is shown below - just as shown in the real time chat room.
|SP500 5-Minute Chart|
You can see the end of Friday's diagonal on the left. But, then, when you start looking for the companion wave iv, for the gap wave iii, you are left with really only two choices. Either we have had a triangle, and a failure at the high, as shown by wave v? or everything since the high of iii is a very large wave iv, that missed downward overlap by 0.25 points!
If there was a failure at v? then that is the location of the z wave or of wave (v) of the hourly ending expanding diagonal shown over the weekend. In that case, wave v would have had a higher closing high, but not a higher intraday high.
And if it is wave four at the 14:30, low, then there should only be one more wave up.
The market can't have it both ways. It must pick a path. If there is a downward count started, it can only be counted as an expanding diagonal as shown in the above chart. But, then, lower lows are needed. And, if lower lows are obtained, then a wave iv becomes invalidated!
A worse situation occurred in the hourly NQ futures where a downward overlap of a previous first wave did occur.
The charts are getting quite messy and quite ugly. Even the Dow had a "double top" for some reason today. This does not seem like "standard impulsive" wave formation. Something quite different seems to be going on. And keep in mind, even though an upward gap opened up this morning, all of the gaps are to the down side. With today's movement in almost all indexes, there are no gaps above the market! That is some food for thought.
Have a good start to your evening!