E-Mini S&P 500
Monday rally pattern continues, and now 8 of the last 9 Monday's have been bullish! The bullish scenario put together last night worked out well; price made a solid up move over night once it broke above 1095.25. 1102 area acted as resistance over-night, and price rotated back down to 1099.50 and chopped around in that area till 8:10 am (cst). At the moment, the ES is trading at 1101.25 and the immediate price action is pointing towards lower levels. But we had a nice up move today, and price could just chop around and consolidate within Monday's range. High probability of range bound trade tomorrow so be nimble and mindful of your directional bias! GDP data out at 7:30 am (cst), S&P Case-Shiller HPI out at 8:00 am (cst) and Consumer Confidence data out at 9:00 am (cst). If you're new to the S&P futures, I would just sit out the first hour.
We have a cluster of VPOCs from 1105-1106, and price needs to break through that to get some breathing room to the upside. After that, I would anticipate a test of the highs at 1112.25. Price has been knocking around that area for a few days now, and bears are getting too comfortable initiating shorts in that area, so a break-out through that area would not surprise me. Beyond 1112.25, 1116 is do-able with 1117.75-1120 being the range extension target zone. We also have some nice areas of support below. 1099 is near-term support in the Globex session. Below that, 1098 is previous week's mid-point. 1097.50 is the 50% retracement of the current swing on the Hourly chart. 1094 is the initial support level for tomorrow's session. There's a nice cushion of support below us, and I'm not anticipating price just slicing through all that in a single attempt. 1098 could provide a bounce, as well as 1094-1095. Bias shifts to bearish below 1090.25 (open gap).
As you can tell, my current bias is to the Long side, but I must have a bearish scenario in mind since the market can do anything at any time! We have initial resistance in the 1105-1106 area (VPOC cluster), and that could be a good area to take a stab on the short side if momentum is weak. On the downside, if price manages to slip back through 1089, I would shift to shorting the bounces. Downside targets and areas of support are annotated on the Volume Profile chart.
ES - Daily Bar Chart with Volume Profile and Key Levels