SHORT TERM: throwback Thursday, DOW -317
Overnight the Asian markets lost 0.3%. Europe opened higher but lost 1.3%. US index futures were lower overnight , and at 8:30 weekly Jobless claims were reported higher: 302k v 284k. The market gapped down at the open to SPX 1955 and continued lower. The SPX had closed at 1970 yesterday. At 9:45 the Chicago PMI was reported lower: 52.6 v 62.6. The decline continued until 12:30 when the SPX hit 1937. From extreme oversold levels the market rallied to SPX 1944 by 2pm, but then headed lower again. Near 3:30 the SPX hit 1931, bounced to 1936, then closed at 1931.
For the day the SPX/DOW were -1.95%, and the NDX/NAZ were -2.10%. Bonds lost 2 ticks, Crude dropped $2.25, Gold slid $14, and the USD was higher. Medium term support drops to the 1929 and 1901 pivots, with resistance now at the 1956 and 1973 pivots. Tomorrow: the monthly Payrolls report (est. +235k) at 8:30, along with Personal income/spending and PCE prices. Then Consumer sentiment, ISM manufacturing, Construction spending and Auto sales all around 10am.
The market gapped down at the open today, below the 1973 pivot range, then lost the 1956 pivot range just past 10:30. The selloff continued, with only a 7 point rally, to SPX 1931 by 3:30. That’s within the 1929 pivot range. So after holding the 1956 pivot range for the entire month of July, the market lost it on the last day of the month trading down to mid-June levels. Selloffs like this have not occurred since the April correction and February correction. Certainly looks like the SPX Intermediate wave iv downtrend will be confirmed soon. Along with the Major wave 4 downtrend in the NDX/NAZ. The DOW confirmed its Intermediate wave d downtrend today. Remember they are all on different counts.
Short term support is at the 1929 and 1901 pivots, with resistance at the 1956 and 1973 pivots. Short term momentum hit extremely oversold today, with a very slight positive divergence. The short term OEW charts are still negative with the reversal level now SPX 1952. Best to your NFP trading tomorrow!
MEDIUM TERM: awaiting downtrend confirmation
LONG TERM: bull market