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Market Returns to Scene of the Crime 3/5/24

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A return to the scene of the crime is a regular feature of stock market breakouts. When prices break through a previous top, they run for a bit, but typically they then sneak back to the site of the break before going on the lam again. 

That's where we are this morning on the ES, 24 hour S&P futures. If they drop no further than 5110, then the pattern remains bullish. The conventional measured move target of the high base breakout for 5165, would still be a strong possibility. Even if they get back to 5100, that might still be in the cards. Below that, then, and only then, could we start thinking about possible top formation. 

Time is modestly in favor of the bulls today, with a 3 day cycle low ideally due this morning. But if the up phase fizzles, then we'd look toward Thursday for a 5 day cycle low, perhaps below 5100. 

But if they clear 5150, then not only 5165 would come into view immediately, but 5180 would be the next likely target on the next 3 or 5 day cycle upleg. 

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Shiba Inu just went up 400% in 7 days and Doge doubled……..

And the S&P 500 stopped at 5150…… Is this a sign?
Not that Van Halen had a great Album……

5150 is the number of the section of the Welfare and Institutions Code, which allows an adult who is experiencing a mental health crisis to be involuntarily detained for a 72- hour psychiatric hospitalization when evaluated to be a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled.


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They went through the projection a bit but this should be the beginning of the 5 day cycle bottoming process. A weak rebound could put the bears in business. 

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