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Expecting Volatility To Hang Around A While

Futures had rebounded +2% overnight, but have given up those gains pre-Thursday trade as they slide back into the red under yesterday's low. This keeps the down trend intact below falling 20-day moving averages for the majority of the market.

Note on the Index ETF proxies all have a bullish gap that is still open from March 24. It is quite possible that sellers will look to close that gap as each successive probe of a prior higher low will trigger a wave of "sell stop" orders.

The McClellan Oscillator had jumped to "overbought" territory late last week, putting the breaks on this rally. The VIX still remains very elevated around 50-60 area, so it is still a "risk-off" environment that is really suited towards "day-trading" only. The action remains "wide and loose" so investors need to be highly selective in what, when, and how much they are willing to commit.

Bottom line is the world remains at the mercy of this global pandemic that is affecting our health, lifestyles, and our wealth. The more vigilant we remain, as well as adapt to our new (and hopefully temporary) environments, then the better off we will make it through these worrisome times.

Below is the 60-min SPY chart displaying key Support & Resistance Zones to monitor.

  • Crude USO is bouncing back from recent multi-year lows.

  • Gold GLD remains fickle at best as it whipsaws up and down each day.

  • The US Dollar UUP appears to be stabilizing in the middle of its wide and loose March range.

  • Bonds TLT are hesitant on their recent rise to get above prior week's resistance.

Prior Notes:

It is important to note that on a Weekly chart, many Index and Sector ETFs managed to log bullish reversal signals. Some were "bullish engulfing," some a series of Higher Highs and Lower Lows. While there remains a ton of overhead resistance to overcome, it is a possible sign that a bottoming process could be underway. More confirmation of buyers thwarting off further selling pressures and lifting prices higher is needed to be certain. Given the fears surrounding the pandemic and its effect on the global economy remains front and center and a logical concern for all as both health and wealth are at risk. However, when the market goes to such extremes, it historically tends to do the "illogical" and rally against the fear. Admittedly, this time does feel different as we remain at the mercy of a global pandemic affect, so we must stay vigilant.

Technically, the market is at a short-term crossroad as Fibonacci retracements off this correction start to come into play. The S&P has to battle with 2650/2664 resistance which marks its 38% and 50% retracement off the February and March highs, respectively.

Another thing to note is the market has been using the spikes higher on "positive" headlines as an opportunity to sell into strength. Be aware of the day that the market fails to go lower or reverses on a "negative" headline, as it will assume the worst is already priced in. The reactions to data can be more telling than the data itself.

Support & Resistance Table for Thursday, April 2, 2020


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