S&P 500 Support Levels: Why 2040 and 1970 Are Important

Karl Snyder

The S&P 500 (SPX) has been in consolidation mode since early March, forming a wedge pattern. Since the longer-term trend is higher, a breakout to the upside seems logical. However, we need confirmation and could continue to see more distribution.

For that reason, I want to highlight some S&P 500 support levels to keep on your radar. If the price action breaks below the lower trend line of the wedge in the near term, a measured move would offer a price objective of 1959.

However, looking at the chart, we would have a few S&P 500 support levels to consider along the way. The first level would come into play at 2040. Then there is minor support at 2020 where the S&P 500 gapped higher in early February (open gap). Below 2020 comes a wide support range between 1970 (1972 was the December low) and 2000. This range also offers Fibonacci retracement levels of 38.2% and 50% from the October low of 1820 to the February high of 2119.

Keep in mind most pullbacks occurring over the last two years have been between 3.5-7.0%, which suggests 2040, and 1970 respectively to be on our radar for support.

S&P 500 Support Levels to Monitor

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