Yields and mortgage rates War Inflation and rising commodity prices Bank stocks falling Risk Gauges: 2 out of 6 now risk-off
To name a few, why, then is the S&P 500 so strong?
Here are a few reasons:
Fed members suggest rate hike pauses. Hope that the war lateralizes rather than escalates. Economy stats mixed with retail sales and labor strong. Sidelined cash in money markets could move into equities. Seasonally, Q4 and pre-election years are historically strong.
Besides the SPY chart, we also watch the price in small caps.
I feel like I have written the same themes repeatedly. It’s almost like a mantra:
“Watch price and timeframe in the Economic Modern Family.
Watch risk gauges.”
And here we are still stuck in time as time seemingly stands still amidst the increasingly faster speed and plethora of news.
The SPY monthly chart is not bearish.
It could turn out that way, but presently, SPY sits atop the blue line or 23-month moving average (MA).
We have two weeks left in October, so we are watching the 418 level carefully.
We are also carefully watching 450 as resistance.
After all, a trading range is not only possible but also plausible.
Small caps look more vulnerable.
Hence, we look to them to tell us what’s next.
A declining slope on the 23-month MAA narrowing between the 23 and 80-month MAsAn unimpressive bounce off the 80-month MA (green line).
IWM is still above the 80-month MAHis wife, Granny Retail XRT is potentially making triple bottoms off the October 2022 lows.
The Bottom Line: Tune out the noise and follow the charts.
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S&P 500 (SPY): 440 resistance, 429 support.Russell 2000 (IWM): 177 resistance, 170 KEY support.Dow (DIA): 344 resistance, 332 support.Nasdaq (QQQ): 368 resistance, 363 supportRegional Banks (KRE): 39.80 -42.00 range.Semiconductors (SMH): 150 resistance, 140 support.Transportation (IYT): 237 resistance, 225 support.Biotechnology (IBB): 120-125 range.Retail (XRT): 57 key support if can climb over 61, better.
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