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Retesting Broken Resistance as Support

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I was talking yesterday morning about the likelihood that SPX would retest broken resistance as support and it took a while, but that was tested at the close yesterday. We could see SPX go a bit lower this morning but what we saw yesterday may well be all. My bull/bear line is at 2068/9 this morning, with the SPX daily middle band now at 2073.5, the 50 hour MA now at 2072.5, and the 5 DMA at 2070. SPX 5DMA chart:

150408 SPX 5DMA 2015


Earnings ‘Outside Surprise?’

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Here is one way to put a happy spin on things. Wall Street is increasingly aware of the deceleration in corporate profits and a potential for the upcoming earnings season to be a rough one. This CNBC article dutifully notes these things, but the highlight is one sun shiny optimist who apparently thinks it may already be baked in.

Earnings season could bring an ‘outside surprise’

“Obviously there’s a ton of concern… but my view is that expectations have come down rapidly, and there’s a clear understanding that we’re looking at a real weak environment right now from an earnings perspective,” said David Seaburg, head of equity sales trading with Cowen & Co.

“I think there could be an outside surprise that could carry this market higher, especially given that you have every central bank working to inflate asset prices.”