Sometimes the markets are more exciting than others. Regardless of volatility, you take what you can get from the markets; today’s breakout trade in the eMini S&P futures of taking a little when you’re only given a little.
A number of stock index futures had breakout setups for today. That included the eMini S&P, which had an inside day and NR7 patterns on Wednesday. This setup meant we would look for a breakout, directional move in the market today. For a breakout setup we identify nearby support and resistance points and look to enter a trade in the direction of movement, anticipating that it will serve as a springboard to a larger move in that direction.
For the June eMini Futures our breakout levels were 2348.75 (Wednesday low) on the downside and 2360.50 (Tuesday high). There was a move above the high early last night however I usually only take signals during stock market hours (8:30 AM to 3:15 PM Chicago time) so the signal was still in play for the day session.
The early morning move was higher, taking out the Tuesday high around 9 AM this morning and triggering our long entry. It made a double top as the session high of 2366.75, our first signal to take profits. A late morning selloff below the Tuesday high then gave a second long entry around 11:45 AM. This rally made a lower high, a sign of weakening upside momentum. It wasn’t much today, but that’s what the market offered.
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