Finally Monsieur, A Wafer Thin Mint

I’ve been mentioning that TF/RUT has been forming some kind of bull flag that should deliver a retest of the all time highs on TF/RUT, and that bull flag is a clear falling megaphone flag on RUT that underthrew bullishly yesterday morning and broke up this morning with a minimum target at a retest of the all time high on RUT at 1514.94. The all time high on TF was made outside RTH and is slightly higher in the 1518.40 area. I’d expect both to be tested before any serious reversal. RUT 60min chart:

SPX is forming a decent quality rising wedge and the obvious read for yesterday’s near miss of the wedge support trendline is that the trendline should be tested again soon, and would likely break on that test. However the slight overthrow of the wedge resistance trendline could mean that an alternate slightly higher trendline is forming. If seen that would currently be in the 2580 area. SPX 60min chart:

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On ES I was expecting at least a retest of the new all time high made overnight today and we’ve seen that today. A possible 60min sell signal is now brewing on ES. ES Dec 60min chart:

On NQ I was expecting a retest of the all time high and we haven’t seen that yet, but the action this afternoon looks like a bull flag forming, so that should happen sometime in the next trading day or so. NQ Dec 60min chart:

No all time high retest today on RUT or TF but it’s a reasonable expectation that we will see both in the near future. TF Dec 60min chart:

So what happens when these last little upside targets are made? I’m expecting a retracement to start shortly afterwards. Trendline resistance on SPX is suggesting strongly that a high made before close of business on Monday would likely be under 2585. An extension in time beyond Monday has that trendline rising by about two handles per day and my working assumption would be that the swing high would by made on Wednesday at the latest.

How far will that retracement get? We’ll have to see. Everyone have a great weekend. 🙂


Written by:

Richard Chappell

Jack is a 20 year retail trading veteran and co-founder of The Art Of Chart. He started his blog at in 2010 and since has published tens of thousands of charts looking at hundreds of trading instruments across most tradeable markets, doing original work mainly in the areas of trendlines, patterns and divergences. At The Art Of Chart Jack has taught trading skills, technical analysis, and the discipline and trader psychology that allow those to be used effectively in trading.

20th Oct 2017

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