BofA Technician Watching 1750 S&P Support: "Below Here Is Trouble"

"Where's the bounce," asks (rhetorically) Bank of America's Macneil Curry, warning that despite the repeated signals that investor anxiety is at unsustainable levels and that this is a late stage "risk off" environment, given the blow off top conditions in several EM currencies, particularly $/TRY, and extreme readings in SPX volatility, with the VXV/VIX ratio recently breaking below 1, the S&P500 can't maintain a bid. "Risk assets are vulnerable," he concludes...


 


Via BofAML's Macneil Curry,


S&P500 key support at risk.


Despite the repeated signals that investor anxiety is at unsustainable levels and that this is a late stage "risk off" environment, given the blow off top conditions in several EM currencies, particularly $/TRY, and extreme readings in SPX volatility, with the VXV/VIX ratio recently breaking below 1, the S&P500 can't maintain a bid. Key support is vulnerable.



A break of 14m trendline support, now 1750/52 and risk markets are in big(ger) trouble.


Stay bullish US Treasuries


As such, we stay bullish Treasuries. US10yr yields target 2.544%/2.459%, potentially below. Meanwhile, 5s continue to stair step lower to 1.473%. This should be strong resistance, but a break below opens 1.245%/1.2245 (see charts for key support in 10s and 5s).



For risk assets to regain a more stable footing, ESH4 needs to regain 1790.75, with a move above 1801.25/1805.75 to confirm a base and turn higher. 


Bullish the US $, but the Japanese ¥ is the fairest of all


With the risk off environment continuing the US $ and Japanese ¥ remain on strong footing. The €/$ setup remains bearish. Declines are impulsive and gains are corrective. We target the 200d (now 1.3377) ahead of 18m channel support at 1.3177. Watch the US $ Index. 7wk trendline resistance at 81.37 is fast approaching. Above here should provide further bullish momentum for the Greenback.



As much as we like the US $, we like the Japanese ¥ even more.



Indeed, $/¥ continues to roll over. Watch 14m trendline support at 102.00. Below here clears the way for the 200d (now 100.05) and eventually the summer/spring 2013 lows at 93.79/92.57.

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