It Was a "Sell Every Rally" Type of Day
What does Thursday have in store?
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A two-day respite for the S&P ended with a down 1.43% day. This is what happens when people become complacent and lose focus.
While there is a big laundry list of problems, the elephant in the room is Israel and its Gaza offensive. I understand the carnage, but why was Biden in Israel saying the US has their back and then start pushing to slow it down?
The answer is easy...the world is screaming don't do it that too many people will die. I don't think the Israelis give a shit what anyone says, they will make up their own minds no matter what the US says.
Our Lean — Danny’s Trade
MiM and Daily Recap
The ES traded up to 4274.00 on Globex and opened Wednesday's regular session at 4253.50. After the open, the ES traded 4256.00 and then sold off down to 4229.50, up-ticked and did a sideways-to-lower back-and-fill from 4230.50 to 4224.25 until 10:39 when the ES got hit with a buy program that pushed the future up to 4245.50 at 10:49. From there, it pulled back to 4234.25, traded up to 4248.75 at 11:06, then traded in a stutter step price action down to 4203.75 at 1:51.
The ES traded up to 4217.00, dropped down to a higher low at 4204.75 and traded up to 4218.50 at 3:34 as the early imbalance showed small to sell. After the selloff, the ES traded up to 4276.75 and traded 4274.25 as the 3:50 cash imbalance showed $234 million to sell and traded 4210.50 on the 4:00 cash close. After 4:00 the ES traded up to 4290.50 and settled at 4270.25 on the 5:00 futures close, down 61.50 points or 1.44% on the day.
In the end, if you do a time and sales of these posts I think it will give you a good idea of the tone — it was a “sell every friggin’ rally” kind of day! This is how I push and prod the chatroom.
IMPRO: Dboy :(9:46:24 AM): The ES traded 4290 and today it will trade 4190
IMPRO: Dboy :(9:47:36 AM): today is one of these days where they go straight down
IMPRO: Dboy :(10:01:21 AM): Rule no 1 Hold shorts
IMPRO: Dboy :(10:01:42 AM): Rule no. 2 Add on RIPS
In terms of the ES's overall trade, volume was steady: 253k traded on GlobeX and 1.65 million traded on the day session for a total of 1.903 million contracts traded.
NYSE Breadth: 27% Upside Volume
Nasdaq Breadth: 24% Upside Volume
Advance/Decline: 22% Advance
S&P 500 — ES Futures