S&P double top or just another buy the dip?

WTI Oil short term technical analysis
April 26, 2013
S&P short term update
April 29, 2013

S&P came just 5 points from its all time high yesterday and did not manage to overcome it. The double top set up will be confirmed if the support in the 60m chart shown below, is broken. This will put in danger as prices could come back down to test even the intermediate term support at 1540-35 area.


Taking a closer look at the 10 minute chart, we observe that very short term support was broken yesterday. However we will have to wait and see if the upward sloping trend channel is broken. This channel starts from 1536 and contains the entire rise…until now? At the open we will now if prices are heading for a correction.


This expected correction, could however be short lived if support at 1570-75 area holds. Our view remains in favor in covering long positions and being cautious. Short positions should better be enabled with downward breaks of support levels with stops close by, as we have seen this play many times….sharp declines and the market grinding higher and higher….

Our longer term view remains the same and we think the market will make a correction soon. Better safe than sorry.


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Alexandros Yfantis
Alexandros Yfantis
Fascinated by financial markets, studied International Securities Investment and Banking in the UK, works as a Portfolio Manager in Greece and runs a technical analysis website. Enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and preparing for the black belt in Korean Karate.