SHORT TERM: gap down opening, DOW -128
Overnight the Asian markets lost 2.0%. Europe opened lower and lost 2.0% as well. US index futures were lower overnight, and at 8:30 Durable goods orders were reported higher: +3.4% v -2.2%. The market gapped down at the open to SPX 2070 and declined to 2064 in the opening minutes. Then the market tried to rally from an extremely oversold condition. By 10:30 the SPX hit 2076, but then gradually drifted lower into the afternoon. Just before the close the SPX retested 2064, then bounced to close at 2068.
For the day the SPX/DOW were -0.65%, and the NDX/NAZ were -0.90%. Bonds gained 16 ticks, Crude slid $1.05, Gold slipped $6, and the USD was lower. Medium term support drops to the 2019 and 1973 pivots, with resistance at the 2070 and 2085 pivots. Tomorrow: Case-Shiller at 9am, Consumer confidence at 10am, and the FED starts its two day FOMC meeting.
The market gapped down at the open dropping below our first level of concern at SPX 2074. The recent uptrend from SPX 2045-2133 now looks corrective, as the first of the three waves (2074-2051-2133) was overlapped this morning. The DOW, which surprisingly did not confirm an uptrend, has now completely retraced its July rally and made a lower low. Not a good sign, as it does not look like any type of Intermediate wave iii uptrend is underway. If anything, it looks like Intermediate ii may still be underway. Or worse care Primary IV, which we now give a 50% probability. Short term support is at SPX 2044 and the 2019 pivot, with resistance at the 2070 and 2085 pivots. Short term momentum is displaying a positive divergence at the close. Best to your trading!
MEDIUM TERM: uptrend under pressure
LONG TERM: bull market