S&P 500 The Latest
Let's take a look at where we sit now with the S&P 500. If you remove the emotion out of the moment, you can see this decline has not been that significant. We have broken the uptrend, but we do not have a crash on our hands. You can see I had a short term buy yesterday that profited, being exited this morning.
I have drawn a red line down indicating the short term downtrend that we have established. Underneath this, under the blue line which is bonds, I have a red line indicating the nice uptrend we have there. At the very bottom, I have drawn a line that indicates we have had some commercial buying during this drop, this is what we want to see. Strong bonds and commercial buying, are both supportive of stock pricing.
The commercial buying is not at the level "yet" where it is strong enough to act upon. However, if this index gets over 80, that will change things a bit. As long as the bond market stays strong, and the commercials continue to increase their long side exposure, I am looking for a buy setup for a several month hold coming up soon. My large picture timing indicator has not flashed a sell yet, so buying dips is the call until that happens.
It would be nice to get one more sharp dip that has heavy commercial buying to set this up perfectly, but things rarely setup up in the optimal fashion. We may move sideways to lower for the next few weeks instead. Either way, I am looking for a buy spot.