With the final days of September down, October started out mixed with an "up a day, down a day" price action. The selloff really didn't start until last week, but by the end of the week the S&P began to firm. Who could have guessed that the S&P was going to reverse ship and rally over 5% so quickly?
Today the October options expire at 3:15 CT. Yesterday I thought the S&P would pull back, but the December E-mini S&P 500 futures (ESZ13) gapped three handles lower, made its low on the open, and rallied 20 handles. It's 6:00 am and the (ESZ13) is up 2.75 handles at 1730.75. Our view? The S&P has closed higher five out of the lastsix6 sessions for a total of 91.3 handles. While the Ned Davis stats show today as being an up day, we lean to selling the early rally and buying weakness.
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