- A relatively low volume, flat day of trading in S&P 500 (SPX) until the final 30 minutes where the majority of its gains were acquired.
- SPX is now turning bullish again, although it is still stuck in a short-term trading range. New all-time highs are within arm’s reach, and to add short positions to the portfolio at this point, doesn’t add anything unless the bears can show it can reverse the course of the market from the past two days.
- Price on SPX is firmly above the 5, 10, and 20-day moving average.
- The aforementioned moving averages are all within a four point trading range of each other. It shows just how tight the price range has been over the past few weeks.
- SPDRs S&P 500 (SPY) volume was lower for a second straight day, and well below recent averages. That creates the possibility of a head fake of the last two trading sessions.
- Nasdaq (QQQ) broke out to new all-time highs yesterday and is the strongest of the indices at this point.
- Potential bounce unfolding in Crude Oil Futures (/CL) over the past two days. Breaking out and above the August highs will be crucial.
- CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) showing weakness again with an attempted bounce falling flat yesterday.
- The market is showing a decoupling from oil as the rise and fall of the commodity in June, July and now August has not impacted the equities market substantially.
- Three support levels to watch going forward on SPX is 2168, 2155, and 2147. The breaks are only valid if the price can close below those support levels.
- Did not add any new swing-trades to the portfolio on Friday.
- Covered GOOGL yesterday at $806.78 for a 1.9% loss.
- May add 1-2 new swing-trades to the portfolio today.
- Will consider adding additional short positions to the portfolio as the market warrants it.
- Currently 10% Long / 30% Short / 40% Cash
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Chart for SPX:
S&P 500 (SPX)