How Low Will Stocks Go? (U.S. Equities Trading Update)

Mark Newton

The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY), NASDAQ 100 (NASDAQ:QQQ), and Dow Jones industrials (NYSEARCA:DIA) all selling off after breaking support of the last few days and still early to think lows are in.

I was originally thinking that 2825-30 might be a target for the S&P 500… however, I am now thinking this is too high and prices will likely get down to 2800.

Note that 2800 is a 38.2 Fibonacci retracement of the prior rally. The Nasdaq could also reach its 50% Fibonacci target. See chart analysis below for more.

Market breadth is about 4/1 negative and nearly half the sectors are down more than 2% (at the time of this writing – early Wednesday afternoon). So we’re finally seeing the kind of selling that we’ve been looking for.

This should be a buying opportunity by sometime early next week. For now, though, it looks to be a bit early as additional selling still looks likely.

I’m favoring Utilities and avoiding Tech, Financials, and Industrials here over the short-term (3-5 days).

NASDAQ 100 Chart

Another 250-300 points lower is possible in NASDAQ 100 before any lows form.

Probably best to hold off on any long attempts until Friday/next Monday.

nasdaq fibonacci pullback support levels trading chart october 10

S&P 500 Chart

Today’s selling should lead to a bit more downside in the days ahead.

The area near 2800 makes sense for long attempts/short covering as this is the 38.2 Fibonacci retrace as well as a key 1×1 price/time angle

s&p 500 index fibonacci pullback support levels trading chart october 10

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