Nearing Topping Target

So, as I said early this morning, we are now in the region where the rubber meets the road.  With a whole host of confluence in the 1686-1688ES region, my assumption is that the market will turn down from that region under either count.

The question then becomes how it drops – impulsive or corrective – and where it finds support.  Again, the important region to initially break to see bigger downside is the 1668ES region - .764 extension in the move up  - with confirmation coming in a strong break down below 1658ES.  Ideally, a wave i of a wave (3) down should target the 1640ES region, which would be the .618 extension down of that pattern, and then set up a wave ii, which can be shorted by those that want to wait for a break down.

For those that are looking to short this, please use sensible stops just over the 1690 level, as this should not place you in a position of large exposure if you are attempting to short this overnight or tomorrow morning.  Any extensions that take us deeper than that into the yellow box gets me into a neutral position until I see the next larger pullback.

So, again, this is where we separate the bullish count from the bearish count.

 Elliott Wave Chart