S&P levels to watch out for

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S&P managed to close marginally above 1500 maintaining the bullish trend. We believe that at this level, should be extra cautious as we think it is more probable that prices will pull back at least towards 1475-60 area. There is no sign for such a developement yet if we look at the 60 minute chart below.

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Short term trend will change if we see an hourly close below 1496 and then below 1489. Such a price action will indicate at least  a short-term top. We would expect prices to make a correction towards 1475-60 area. Such correction is welcomed in order for the bullish trend to re-energize and push prices towards the all time highs.

Bottom line is that we remain positive with our finger on the trigger ready to cover long positions and why not take advantage of short positions.

Resistance in S&P is found at 1503 and then 1520. Intermediate to long term trend support is found at 1410-20.

A term used to describe a trader who is expects that a particular asset – be it a commodity, currency or product – to rise in value. The opposite of a ‘bear’.

The idea is that bulls attack by bending their heads and poking their opponents upwards with their horns, symbolising the fact that they are buyers, driving prices up.

Beliefs held by the aforementioned ‘bulls’ of the trading world, are described as bullish. Characterised by a generally optimistic outlook on the state of a given asset, a bullish outlook would suggest that a rise in value is imminent. Opposite of bearish.

Alexandros
Alexandros
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.