S&P 500 Analysis: Threat of an Important Support Breakdown is Growing

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On September 19, we analysed the S&P 500 index, indicating that the market is under pressure. This was an important long term analysis, and let's see what has changed in a month with the news that happened yesterday.

A month ago we marked turning points A, B, C, D on the chart.

Since then, new turning points have appeared: E, F, G, H.

As we indicated, in the pulse sequence A→B, B→C, C→D, D→E, each subsequent pulse was 50% shorter than the previous one. The same observation is true for the E→F movement, which is the last in a series of contracting impulses. That is, the market either compressed into a spring or formed an important balance of supply and demand.

However, the F→G impulse violated this trend. This means that the market has left the state of balance in a bearish direction. At the same time, the channel expanded by 2 times (according to the principle of a parallel channel), and the market found new support G at its lower border. Further, it is important that the movement G→H amounted to 50% of the decline, which corresponds to a bullish corrective movement within the framework of the dominant downward trend (as you understand, the trend began when the market came out of balance).

This assumes 2 basic scenarios:

  1. the S&P 500 index will balance around the lower boundary, which will mean fluctuations in the area of 4,250-4,350;
  2. the index price will develop a downward movement, breaking through important support, which, as we showed earlier, originates from the bottom of the panic associated with the spread of coronavirus in 2020.

Considering that on Wednesday and Thursday the E-mini S&P 500 futures declined with acceleration and increasing volume, the odds may be on the side of the second scenario.

This can be facilitated by:
→ fears that the United States may be drawn into the escalating military conflict in the Middle East. In a speech yesterday, President Biden said that support for Israel, like Ukraine, is important for the country's future;
→ the Fed policy with high rates. Inflation is still too high, Powell said in yesterday's speech;
→ disappointing company data during earnings season. An example is Tesla. We will soon find out how other large companies included in the index will report.

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