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Break Out Of Balance to the Downside

After a look above and fail of the extended trading range on Tuesday, price broke out to the downside on Thursday, trading through the excess lows of the range to take out two more prior weekly lows, before finally closing 23.5 points below Wednesday’s low.

ES market profile chart 8-10-17

With overnight inventory 100% short heading into the Thursday’s regular trading session, price opened at the lower end of Wednesday’s range, well below the very wide POC. Price failed to trade back above the prior week’s low at 2463.50 (the weekly onetimeframing higher ended the prior day).

Thursday’s emotionally driven selloff, following more severe Trump/Korea rhetoric, left multiple anomalies in the stretched out profile. Other notable market profile references on the chart are the K (11th) period rally high at 2453.50, and the late day spike base at 2442.75.

ES split view market profile chart 8-10-17
ES split view market profile chart 8-10-17

Failure to find price acceptance above 2442.75 on Friday could keep the current downtrend in tact, as nothing would have changed relating to Thursday’s downward trend.

Acceptance back above the base of the spike on Friday could see price attempt to repair at least some of the anomalies from Thursday’s profile, with potential resistance at the 9 TPO wide POC at 2449.50, and the rally high at 2453.50, below the 2457.00 prior trading range low.

ES daily chart after August 10 selloff

If price opens within Thursday spike, below 2442.75, it would imply that price did not go low enough on Thursday to cut off the selling, and could have good odds of testing Thursday’s low. Acceptance below 2435.75 could bring in more liquidation, first targeting the top of the unfilled gap from July 11/12 at 2434.75, then potentially the gap fill at 2427.25.

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ES Balancing Within July 27th Range




ES balancing in trading range
ES four day balance inside July 27th trading range

The ES is still balancing inside the wide range from the July 27th profile. After trading through and repairing the prior two day’s matching highs at 2475.00 at the open, an early attempted selloff Wednesday failed to find continuation below the C (third) period low, allowing two sided trade to occur around the around the prior RTH session low. Another session apparently dominated by short term traders – liquidation followed by short covering.

split view profile 8/2/17
split view profile 8/2/17

Price rallied exactly back to the open price at 2474.75 in the final period, a very visual, mechanical short term trader’s reference.

Wednesday’s late pullback low at 2471.00 could be an important short term trading reference for Thursday. Acceptance above that level re-targets the upper distribution balance above 2475.50 from the July 27th profile, and could challenge the all time high.

Acceptance below 2471.00 at a minimum keeps the market in short term balance, with good odds of retesting Wednesday’s poor low at 2463.25. Acceptance below Wednesday’s low could target the July 28th low at 2461.50 and the single print buying tail from 7/28, potentially challenging the prior weeekly low (and the weekly one timeframing higher) at 2457.00.

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ES Selloff Fills Two Gaps, Reverses Back to Near Unchanged

The ES made yet another new all time Globex session high at 2480.25 prior to Thursday’s regular trading session open, but sold off at the open after quickly trading one tick higher, setting the newest RTH record high at 2480.50. How long will this one last?

Selloff in ES fills two gaps
Selloff in ES fills two gaps

Price quickly reentered the prior two day balance, stalling at the very prominent point of control from Wednesday, and leaving an early poor A/B period low. First half hour NYSE trading volume was much higher at 506,245.

After revisiting the very prominent point of control from Wednesday at 2475.50, price traded above and below the two day balance high in 6 of the first 7 half hour periods, mechanically trading to a single tick below the open print in C, E and F periods before the sharp selloff in G accelerated through the two day balance low, and filled the gap from 7/24.

ES split view profile selloff from all time high
split view profile

When price reenters a prior balance area, the odds are good that it could trade to the opposite end of that balance. Selling continued in H and I periods, trading through the previous two day balance from 7/21 and 7/24, filling the gap from 7/18 at 2458.50 before finding a bottom at 2457.00.

New Money Selling?

The selloff in G period, following a sharp selloff in Nasdaq after a slew of earnings reports, occurred after price failed to trade back through the open price a tick above the matching C, E and F period highs. Very mechanical.

The selling also did not result in an outside day, as price closed back within Wednesday’s narrow range, and the 16 point bounce off the excess low suggests the move was short covering following liquidation from shorter term, emotional trading money, and probably not new longer term money. And although volume was higher, NYSE daily volume ended the day at 3.8 billion, not terribly high considering the distance price traded compared to prior sessions. Also, the DOW ended the day positive.

All that said, Friday morning before the bell is the release of the second-quarter GDP, which is expected to bring significant volatility.

Generally, after a large selloff, the odds are good that a new balance could develop within the selloff range. On Friday, depending on where price opens, early focus could be on the double distributions.

Thursday’s late rally high at 2473.00 is questionable, as it was exactly at the prior day’s close. It is also the high of the lower distribution. Because of the mechanical nature of the rally high, price could retest that level, trading back into the single prints between the two distributions. If price finds acceptance above the single print at 2475.70 and into the upper distribution, the target would potentially be a test of the all time high at 2480.50.

If the market fails to trade above 2475.75, or fails to find acceptance back into the upper distribution, Thursday’s lower excess single prints and the low at 2457.00 are the potential targets.

If the market doesn’t like the GDP numbers and sells off, multiple daily lows below 2457.00 could become potential targets, including the prior weekly low at 2448.00. The remaining unfilled gap from July (7/11) is at 2427.25.

(the above, post and all posts on es-traders.com, is an interpretation of market generated information using the Market Profile, and the information contained within is to be used for informational purposes only and not to be construed as investment or trading advice. DO NOT BASE ANY INVESTMENT DECISION UPON ANY MATERIALS FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE. We are not registered as a securities broker-dealer or an investment adviser either with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or with any state securities regulatory authority. We are neither licensed nor qualified to provide investment advice. Please read our disclaimer)




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