Veni Vidi Vici

In my premarket video on Tuesday I was looking at the setup and the historical stats and, was saying that a consolidation was likely to start the week and, then we would see what the bulls could do with the very bullish historical stats on Thursday and Friday. Well, they came, they saw, and they have conquered so far, so as it stands we now have the start of what could be a serious bullish break up on SPX.

Short term though, SPX is so stretched that the high on Friday was only three handles below the close on the daily 3sd upper band, which is a rare event, so I did what I like to do with rare events, I looked back and crunched some numbers looking at previous examples.

There are eighteen previous instances since the start of 2007 where a move has either punched through the 3sd upper band or delivered a near miss within 0.0025% of it (10 points at nominal SPX level 4000). Excluding the punches, none of which were preceded by near misses, there are twelve instances. Of those twelve instances five of them delivered a second near miss within three trading days, usually on the next trading day. Of those two delivered a third near miss within four trading days.

In terms of what happened after that the twelve divide into:

  • 1x – 4 day consolidation then continuation of the uptrend
  • 6x – Forming short term high into a 2% + decline then continuation of the uptrend
  • 3x – Made immediate significant high into 5% + decline
  • 2x – Forming significant high into 10% + decline

The odds here are therefore 5/12 that we see a continued run that makes at least one more near miss of the 3sd daily upper band this week.

The odds here are therefore 11/12 that some kind of high is forming here that will deliver at least a bull flag retracement.

The odds here are therefore 5/12 that some kind of significant high is forming here and of that 3/12 or about 25% that high was made on Friday.

SPX daily BBs chart:

On the monthly chart SPX has now traded the month so far entirely over the monthly middle band, currently at 4153, and is also punching over the main support/resistance trendline from the 2009 low, currently in the 4250 area. If that converts to support, then the path is open for a possible retest of the all time high.

SPX monthly chart:

On the daily 45dma chart the high on Friday was at 3.7% over the 45dma. That is stretched by normal standards but with the last two highs over 6% above the 45dma there is no immediate reason to look for reversion to the mean.

SPX daily 45dma chart:

On the SPX chart The move on Friday and, to an extent, any short term follow-through to the upside may still be a bearish overthrow on the rising wedge from the 2022 lows. We will see.

SPX 60min chart:

On the NDX chart there are three pattern setups looking for a minimum move to 16400, in effect a retest of the all time highs, and if bulls can hold the next move down to a retracement, then NDX may well be heading for towards that in the next move up.

NDX 60min chart:

The stats for the rest of June lean neutral to slightly bearish overall. Thursday this week leans significantly bullish, and Wednesday and Friday both lean significantly bearish. The odds of making at least a short term high this week are at least 70% overall and the best days to make that high would obviously be today, tomorrow, or Thursday.

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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.

05th Jun 2023

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