S&P 500 Close-Up Look

Last week the S&P 500 closed higher just marginally but the intra-week volatility was meaningful.

Thursday’s rally found its match just a day later, which forced equities to close at the lows for the day.

The 15 minute chart of the S&P 500 shows that on Friday the index retraced back to its breakout point from just the day prior.  I view the 1410 – 1412 are as last support before we slide back to the recent lows near 1404 and most likely quite a bit lower.

Here is the more important chart however:  From the last swing high on October 18th to that swing’s lows on October 26th the index retraced exactly 50% at the open last Friday.  Should that resistance level hold and the 1410 area fold then I see 1390 and likely 1370 as the next downside targets.  Those two levels are the 23.8% and 50% Fibonacci extension levels of the most recent swing.


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