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Technical Take - S&P 500 Index 20 July 2017



S&P 500 Due for Correction - Technical Take

By Technical Analyst Colin Abrams


Recommendation: LOOK TO SELL SHORT 

Current Trend: Short-term up but overbought. Med and long-term up.

Strategy: Sell short on the next reversal day/candle down, with caution.


(Daily Chart S&P500 Index)

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Chart Setup: The S&P is looking like another day or two up at most and then a sizeable correction to come (as drawn in).

  • Its short-term Stochastic is overbought, so the chance of a correction is becoming high.

Strategy Details: Sell short on the next reversal day/candle down (which could happen at any time). Keep in mind this trade is fairly aggressive because it’s counter-trend, so caution advised.

Target: While there is still a higher target to 2479 based on the height of triangle 1-2 projected up, I'm not too sure it will be reached exactly. To the downside, support is line 2 at 2409. Take at least half profits near there. Further support is line 1 at 2400 for remaining profits on shorts.

Stop-loss: For a new short trade it will be a close above the high of the reversal day down/current rally. From 2433 lower the stop to a breaking of its prior two-day high; then prior one-day high from 2423.


Wishing you profitable trading until next time.

Colin Abrams

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