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Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2018 Jan 02, 2018 - 03:54 PM GMT

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

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Happy New Year!

SPX futures are higher this morning, but have not breached Friday’s high at 2692.12. The top view is that it is back-testing the trendline at 2690.00 from a possible Leading Diagonal. Should it exceed it, there is a possibility of a new high. There is an alternate Wave structure that would accommodate it.


ZeroHedge reports, “U.S. equity futures are higher in the first trading session of 2018 offsetting Friday's last hour sharp drop, as Asian stocks roar to new all time highs, while a surging euro which has rallied near to a 3 year high thanks to the sliding dollar, which in turn dropped to a 3 month low, pressured European stocks across the board. WTI crude oil prices retreated from a 2-1/2 year high despite initial upside as a result of the Iran violence. Treasuries fell, while gold extended a three-week rally.”

NDX has completed a clear impulse from the top. The futures show a retracement to the Short-term resistance at 6443.87. The retrace may go as high as the Cycle Top at 6514.30. We just need to give it room to do what needs to be done.

The VIX futures show a pullback that remains above the 50-day Moving Average. There appears to be a completed impulse from the bottom, so the retracement may go deeper.

ZeroHedge comments, “The opening gap higher overnight has extended its gains during European trading, sending US equity futures soaring above Friday's late-day plunge ledge...

The machines are in charge for now...”

TNX futures show a possible completion of the correction that started last week. The Cycles Model suggests a possible Master Cycle Low in the next week or so…

USD futures are dropping. A possible Master Cycle low may be due near the end of the month.

More commentary later after the open.

Regards,

Tony

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