Monday’s dive was a sample of what we should expect when the still hibernating bear finally emerges. Mr Market not only delivered a swift kick in the balls, he did it while we were sleeping. I’d sent out a 3160.25 rally target last week and stuck to it even after a rally died just five points shy of it. Lo, short-covering bears got second wind Monday morning, pushing this gas-bag to a 3158.00 top that would have been easily shortable using an rABC set-up. Trouble is, the high occurred at 4 a.m. when most of us were sleeping. We shouldn’t hope for great opportunities to come at convenient hours, because that’s not how the game works. But we will need to be aggressive if we are going to seize whatever crumbs come our way. For now, I have no new targets to offer, nor even a confident sense of where the futures might be headed next. _______ UPDATE Dec 3, 7:55 a.m. EST): The opening is nearly 90 minutes away, but the futures are not getting much bounce off the gnarly Hidden Pivot pattern shown here, with a ‘D’ target at 3098.75. This is not a healthy sign. DaScumballs will valiantly keep trying to exhaust sellers, groping for a bottom in order to short squeeze the opening. We shouldn’t bet against their success at rigging the game in this way, but it behooves us to treat whatever rally is coming with care and skepticism.
ESZ19 – December E-Mini S&P (Last:3097.50)
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