SHORT TERM: gap down opening, DOW -115
Overnight the Asian markets lost 0.5%. Europe opened lower but finished mixed. US index futures were lower, and the market gapped down to SPX 1979 at the open. The SPX had closed at 1989 on Friday. Before 10am the SPX hit 1966 and then started to rally. Just before 10am the Chicago PMI was reported lower: 54.4 v 54.7. The market rallied to SPX 1986 around 11:30, and then started to pullback again. The pullback continued until 3pm when the SPX hit 1967. Then after a rally to SPX 1978 in the last hour the market dipped to close at 1972.
For the day the SPX/DOW were -0.75%, and the NDX/NAZ were -1.15%. Bonds lost 8 ticks, Crude rallied $3.30, Gold added $1, and the USD was lower. Medium term support drops to the 1956 and 1929 pivots, with resistance at the 1973 and 2019 pivots. Tomorrow: ISM services, Construction spending and Auto sales all at 10am.
The market gapped down at the open today for the 9th consecutive gap opening. During the first half hour of trading the SPX hit 1966. Then it rallied to SPX 1986, before retesting that low in late trading. Thus far, we still see five waves up from SPX 1867 on price swings alone. But we can only quantify three waves up, and now three small waves down. There is still a chance for this rally to turn impulsive. But thus far it is looking corrective. Short term support is at the 1956 and 1929 pivots, with resistance at the 1973 and 2019 pivots. Short term momentum continues to decline after Friday’s negative divergence. Best to your trading this volatile market!
MEDIUM TERM: downtrend may have bottomed
LONG TERM: bull market