|(ESH20:CME) GLOBEX Session||(ESH20:CME) Day Session|
|High 3853.00||Opening Print: 3806.00|
|Low: 3791.00||High 3806.75|
|Volume: 210,000||Low: 3706.50|
|ES Settlement 3716.00|
|Total Volume 2.4 M|
S&P 500 futures Recap – Trade Date January 27, 2021
S&P 500 Futures: Biggest Selloff Since September 3rd
After trading in a 62.00-handle overnight range, the S&P 500 futures opened Wednesday’s cash session at 3806.00, traded a daily high of 3806.75, sold off down to 3759.25 in the opening half hour and then rallied to a midmorning high of 3803.25. Late morning, the ES would trade back down to 3762.75 before pushing to a midday high of 3792.75. The afternoon saw sell momentum re-enter the market as the index futures would fall down to 3706.50, a 100-handle move from the morning high before settling at 3716.00, down 86.50 handles on volume of just under 2.5 million contracts. In terms of price action, it was all about selling the open and then selling rallies throughout the day.
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The MIM had a decent sell signal on a 2% down day, that was no surprise. That was paring into the 15:50 reveal but there was still about 1.2B to sell on the 15;50 mark which was taken as bullish and continued an upward trend that had bottomed out at 15:35 which produced a nice 30-point move to the upside on a very volatile day.
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S&P Futures Down 132 Points In 13 1/2 Hours
I am predicting a big year of rips and dips. I can feel it. Political unrest, the pandemic, a relentless stock market rally and nearly $50 trillion in debt with another $1.9 trillion stimulus package coming down the pipe. Look, I am not an economist but I don’t think you need to be to understand the long term consequences of trillions of debt and no way to pay it back. I know this may sound naive but I don’t fully understand what the Biden administration is doing. Shutting down the Keystone oil pipeline and causing thousands of people to lose their jobs? I get it, Trump did it to Obama when he overturned many of the democrat’s initiatives but the US needs leadership not payback Allowing transgender men to play women’s sports? Transgenders in the armed forces? Raising taxes? Opening up immigration? If you’re scratching your head, don’t. Remember, I was the one that said Trump would not get re-elected after the first debate. So where is this all going? I don’t know but I think there is reason to be concerned and apparently so does the stock market.
Our view, I hate to repeat myself but I think 2021 is going to be filled with big drops and pops. It’s also going to be the year the markets teach the Robinhooders a lesion. Our lean, it’s 7:00 am and the NQ is down 90 points, the ES down 2 points and the YMZ is up 42. I am not sure the decline is over but if the ES gaps down on the open my lean would be to buy it. I think there is going to be an early rally, just not sure how far it goes or if it will hold.
Danny Riley is a 39-year veteran of the CME trading floor. He ran one of the largest S&P desks on the floor of the CME Group since 1985.
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