S&P 500 – The Ideal Path
The S&P 500 has been following the yellow projection published in the May 13 Profit Radar Report. The original projection along with updated price is shown below, the original May 13 Profit Radar Report update is available here.
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Moving forward, here is a very simple approach: Lase week, the S&P 500 broke below long-term black trend channel support. This support is now resistance (around 2,830). Additional resistance is provided by last week’s low (2,801).
While below 2,801 – 2,830 we are looking for more weakness.
A move above resistance could unlock a rally to about 2,900, which would likely be an excellent opportunity to go short.
The projection below was published in the April 28 Profit Radar Report. It shows two different paths:
- Black labels: Wave B of 4 ended at May 1 high. Wave C of 4 is now underway. Ultimate Wave C target is around the December 2018 low. Once complete, wave 5 will carry the S&P to new highs.
- Outlined in purple is an expanding triangle formation (this formation looks better in the DJIA, but is projected using the S&P 500), where the May decline is wave E. Completion of wave E will be followed by new highs. It’s important to note that wave E does not have to drop as low as illustrated.
Regardless of the final path, here are two key takeaways:
- For now the down side risk is potentially significant
- Price and momentum studies strongly suggest that – once this correction is over – stocks will rally to new all-time highs.
While below resistance, we are looking for new lows. Once the S&P 500 reaches our next down side target (and inflection point), we’ll gauge how big of a bounce may develop.
Down side targets, bounce potential, and any curveballs will be available via the Profit Radar Report.
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