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Peter’s Premarket Perspective | Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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  Pre market indications

Opening In/Out Balancein balance
Overnight Inventorynet long
Current Price/Overnight Rangemiddle third
Shock and Aweno
Potential for Early Tradeno
Short Term Biasbearish / market on track to retest Feb lows

  Key Levels for Today

4217.25ONH / POC Area
4182.75Top of Spike
4145.25RTH Low / Base of Spike

Ongoing Narrative / Commentary

Sellers returned in full force yesterday taking the /ES down to a key trendline which you can see in the graphic below this commentary.  Internals were bearish and all context was confirming.

Today could easily be a bit more balanced with two sided activity as yesterday had a good deal of trend to it.  The overnight range is large and although overnight inventory is close to 100% net long, we are opening within range which will bring on better opportunities (read: higher odds of success) later rather than earlier in the session.

Yesterday’s late session activity ended on a spike which puts spike rules into play.  As of now we are trading with one of the more bullish outcomes of the spike which is to open above it.  Should there be acceptance within the spike in today’s session, that is decidedly less bullish and confirms the lower prices of the spike.

Yesterday’s RTH action took the /ES down to a nd through a key trendline on it’s daily. I can’t stress enough how this is where things get a little tricky when the market is in the “last mile” so to speak.  By that I mean the last little piece of distance to the February low which would complete the 100% retracement or “round trip” as I like to call it.  These levels are often more difficult than you’d think to resolve and once tested, there is almost always a strong bounce as it’s difficult for prices to go 100% of a prior move and then continue through that area immediately.  Every market is different but I am simply speaking from experience.


  • 04.21  4390.00


  • Overnight inventory is close to 100% net long but we are very far off of the ONH and slated to open within value.  Overnight activity thus far is balancing off some of yesterday’s selling and this dynamic could easily continue into the RTH session as it often does.  Let things settle out a bit before getting active in the day timeframe.  
  • Spike rules are in play.  Holding above the Top of the Spike is short term bullish and may attract short covering.  Be well aware that any such activity is against the backdrop of the value area and also the overnight range, both of which may act as a headwind.   
  • Acceptance within the spike is more bearish and confirms the lower prices of the spike.  Watch where value develops during the session in relation to this area.    
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