There are pretty much three days that matter this month (setting aside the silly little oscillation between war-on/war-off that has been happening with respect to Syria lately………..) (more…)
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I’m noticing an interesting divergence happening between the Dow Utilities and the equity markets in general. Utilities have been quite weak lately, and in the past, such spreads have resolved themselves. In the chart below, the black line graph is the Dow Utilities Index and the blue line graph is the S&P 500 index. (more…)
SPX had a weak day and filled the very large opening gap in the afternoon. That was weak and bearish action, but while it weakens the idea that a full retracement low is in, it doesn’t rule out a rally going higher in a continuing downtrend. Looking at the daily chart the last four trading days have been crawling up the key rising support trendline from 1343. The rally targets that I was outlining in Sunday’s post require only that rising support from 1343 is not broken and that a lower retracement low is not made. As long as that remains the case that rally scenario is still very much in play, and the obvious upside targets on the SPX daily chart are the 50 DMA, currently at 1661.5, and the daily middle bollinger band, currently at 1663. SPX daily chart: (more…)