Is The Recent Consolidation Bullish?

The range over the last week has been extremely tight.  Every SPY close in the 5 days since 8/7 has been within the daily range of that 8/7/12 bar.  It is said that consolidations are often resolved in the direction of the trend.  This guideline suggests that we’re more likely to see another leg up from here than a breakdown.  The study below puts this to the test.

It certainly appears the old technical adage has some merit.  Results favor the long side over the immediate 3-day period and they are even more impressive when looking out 8 to 10 days.