SPX hit my 1940-5 target range yesterday and at the moment seems to be failing there. That fail looks very bearish but I’ll be assuming that this is a retracement only unless we break through the MA support cluster in the 1970-80 area to open up a possible retest of the 200 DMA at 1920, and then break hard through that on that retest. Until then I will be assuming that we are looking for a retracement before a move to new highs. SPX daily chart:
I was looking at two important trendline support levels on Friday morning, and both of them broke down in the afternoon. The pattern from the 2001 low has fixed as a rising wedge and that should now be in a short term topping process. SPX 1min chart:
The past few days have been quite an emotional and price roller coaster. I’ve got one of my “deep thinking” posts tumbling around in my head that some people really like; whether or not I actually write it remains to be seen. So I’ll just do a low-thinking chart post.
One nifty way to look at where the big bounce has put us is the semiconductor index, which has been an important guide to market strength and weakness. It’s perfectly nailing the underside of its trendline, which is serving its role as resistance. This is a likely turning point.
Interest rates utterly collapsed at the equity market’s bottom on October 15th, and they have soared since then (as have, obviously, stocks). We are nearly a monstrous overhang at this point, however, and my view is that rates will resume their downward fall soon (with bonds, naturally, strengthening the whole while).
The badgers were getting very angry yesterday and we saw wild swings on SPX, though in the end SPX closed at 1862, not far under the daily lower bollinger band at 1867. SPX daily chart:
Yesterday bounced hard, then retraced all of that bounce to make a marginal new low, and closed slightly up. The bounce has established the 200 DMA as resistance and was the fifth day out of the last six that SPX has closed well under the daily lower band. The lower band closed at 1883 yesterday and could close as low as 1965-70 today. SPX daily chart: