S&P 500 Futures Gearing Up for a 2,000-Tick Move?

At the end of September, the S&P 500 (ES) futures market closed firmly below its monthly up trending support level.

What that tells us is that the ES is still stuck in a short term down trend and should continue to push bearish.

At this point, there is a daily down Fibonacci level at 3,199 as well as a monthly down Fibonacci level at 3,026.

These extension levels each represent a potential downside move of over 2,000 ticks, but finding the proper entry is going to be important…

Waiting for an Entry

Here’s how the daily chart is shaping up for the ES market…

Daily Chart of S&P 500 (ES) Futures — Source: TradingView

The ES daily time frame is in a down channel.

The market hit the top of the channel and is now pushing bearish making lower lows and lower highs towards the bottom of the channel.

There is a down Fibonacci extension price point 3,199.00, about -2,211 ticks below the market.

The market is currently moving from a low price towards a high price (ideally near the down trend line).

Therefore, it will be a good idea to wait for the market to finish pulling back and give a high price before turning to the smaller time frames and looking for selling ideas.

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Josh Martinez is an elite Analyst who’s been actively trading the financial markets since 2011. He’s known as one the leading innovative traders in this industry due to his his cutting-edge strategies.

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