Breaking Up Isn’t Hard To Do In 2017

Bears really haven’t made a significant impression on equity indices this year and, statistically, there’s not much reason to think that might change in the last month of the year. One key trendline that I have been watching is the very decent looking rising wedge resistance from the 2016 low and that has broken up with some confidence today. That could still be a bearish overthrow, but that seems doubtful. More likely SPX is heading to test the next decent trendline option, currently in the 2650 area. SPX daily chart:

In the shorter term, the rising wedge from the August low is likely expanding into a larger pattern. I’ve drawn in the three most likely resistance trendlines and the first two are bracketing the 2640 area. We’ll see what happening when they are reached. Possible hourly RSI 14 and RSI 5 sell signals are now brewing. SPX 60min chart:

On RUT, I’m watching a possible rising wedge with wedge resistance currently in the 1545 area. RUT 60min chart:

Where is all this going? That’s hard to say but with the exception of the last trading day of November on Thursday there are no historically bearish leaning days left in 2017 until the last trading day of December. There may not be a significant pullback before January.

Stan and I are doing our last free webinar at in November an hour after the close on Thursday and that will be looking at using pivot systems in day and swing trading. If you’d like to see that you can register on our November Free Webinars page. Our first free webinar in December is on Sunday and that will be our monthly public Chart Chart. We’ll be looking at the usual very wide range of trading instruments across indices, forex, commodities etc. If you’d like to see that then you can register for that on our December Free Webinars page.

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.

28th Nov 2017

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