SPX fear is here, but bulls still in control

DAX testing important resistance levels
July 8, 2013
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July 10, 2013

SPX continued higher yesterday with no signs of reversing down. Prices were supported and reached our targets from 1625. The higher the index now goes, the less chances for another steep correction similar to 1687-1560. Many still fear the possibility that only one leg of the downward correction is over. Prices however have shown strength and the rise from 1560 has an pattern reinforcing our view for new highs. 1600 is critical support for the intermediate term trend. Prices will find resistance at 1655 and could pull back for a small 38% correction. But I give more chances for the upside scenario with new all time highs ahead.

As shown in the one hour chart below, the price pattern of higher highs and higher lows supports our bullish view and the upward trend that is in command. Bears will at least need to break below 1604 for the short-term bullish scenario to be in danger. As long as prices are above that level we remain intermediate to longer term bullish with targets near 1700 and higher.


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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.