Stock Trading Alert: Stocks Sold Off And Retraced Last Week's Advance, Will They Continue Down?
Stock Trading Alert originally published on March 26, 2015, 7:30 AM:
Briefly: In our opinion, no speculative positions are justified.
Our intraday outlook is now neutral, and our short-term outlook is neutral:
Intraday outlook (next 24 hours): neutral
Short-term outlook (next 1-2 weeks): neutral
Medium-term outlook (next 1-3 months): neutral
Long-term outlook (next year): bullish
The main U.S. stock market indexes lost between 1.6% and 2.3% on Wednesday, retracing last week's move up, as investors intensified their selloff. The S&P 500 index broke below support level of 2,080-2,090, as it got further away from late February all-time high at 2,119.59. The nearest important support level is at 2,040-2,050, marked by early March local lows, among others. for now, it looks like some further medium-term consolidation following October-November rally:
Expectations before the opening of today's trading session are negative, with index futures currently down 0.6-1.0%. The European stock market indexes have lost 1.2-1.5% so far. Investors will now wait for the Initial Claims number release at 7:30 a.m. The S&P 500 futures contract (CFD) is within an intraday downtrend as it trades below yesterday's low. The nearest important level of resistance is at around 2,050. On the other hand, potential support level is at 2,030, as the 15-minute chart shows:
The technology Nasdaq 100 futures contract (CFD) follows a similar path, as it trades within an intraday downtrend, following a breakout below the level of 4,300. The nearest important level of resistance is at 4,300-4,320, and support level is at 4,250-4,260, as we can see on the 15-minute chart:
Concluding, the broad stock market accelerated its short-term decline yesterday, as it retraced most of last week's move up. For now, it looks like some further medium-term consolidation, following last year's October-November rally. We prefer to be out of the market, avoiding low risk/reward ratio trades. We will let you know when we think it is safe to get back in the market.