July 13, 2022

S&P 500 / Elliott Wave Update 7/13/2022 by Michael Filighera

Wednesday’s trade did provide some confirmation that indeed the ES is putting in a triangle pattern to complete Minor wave 4.  The release of the CPI was amazing in that the absolute initial reaction from somebody somewhere was so reminiscent of trading on the floor and having one of your clerks nudge you and say – I accidentally bought 500 ES instead of selling 500.   That would be one way of explaining what took place on the opening today, but it wasn’t just the ES — all the indexes jumped higher on the release of the CPI data.  The rejection was also absolute and very swift, with the ES dropping from the high at 3873 to the low at 3752 in 30 minutes. Both levels ended up containing the balance of today’s trade.

In the end the ES remains in the process of tracing out the Minor wave 4 triangle with waves A thru D are complete needing a finishing E wave pop higher before the triangle completes as well as the Minor 4 completing.  This would then be expected to usher in the Minor 5th wave decline to finish up the Intermediate wave C and in turn the Primary wave A.

For tomorrow, PPI and Jobless Claims before the open.  Wave E has Fibonacci resistance at 3857 to 3871 which may contain wave E.  Additional strength and momentum could push back above 3900 with stronger resistance at 3922.  Trade IMHO will be more difficult as wave E unfolds in its own a-b-c structure.  I would be looking for quick rallies and declines running back-to-back. Support and resistance levels are included with the update.