S&P 500 Gaps Lower, Investors Should Watch 2722-36

Overnight tariff threats to Mexico have resulted in the S&P 500 Index gapping down under 2770 heading into Friday’s session.

It will be interesting to see how investors react as this is the final trading day of the month.

S&P 500 Trading Outlook (3-5 Days):  Bearish. There are insufficient signs of bottoming just yet.

Thursday’s rally attempt failed to get over 2800 and then fell to unchanged.

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The Subsequent volatility in the after-market on Trump tariff talks has resulted in further deterioration heading into May month-end.

The bottom line here: It still looks like weakness on the S&P 500 is possible down to 2722-36 area before lows are in.

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There is no real support exists until we hit 2722-35. And it remains premature to try to buy dips given the ongoing poor structure and momentum. Thursday’s trading provided a good “tell” in that rallies failed 1 tick under the key 2800 level before pulling back to unchanged. Now post market close on Thursday, S&P 500 Futures have sold off under prior days lows with little to no real counter-trend exhaustion. I think it’s wise to hold off on getting too aggressive in trying to buy dips as additional downside still looks likely into next week.

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