The S&P 500 has rebounded from the October lows, making it a good time to provide an update on the state of the major index from a charting perspective. On August 8th 2014, I wrote about the S&P 500 E-Mini.
That was some time ago, but several points are worth noting and one of the targets is still in play.
The highlights of that post were:
- A correction was occurring
- 2 targets of 2011.5 and 2030.
- An open gap at 1896.5
- Central Banks and interest rates
It’s been almost 3 months since that post and a lot has happened, so let’s see where the S&P 500 e-mini is at now:
- A correction did occur from September 19th to October 15th. The correction was from 2014.5 to 1813 or 10.0%; a perfect “technical correction.”
- The price target of 2011.5 was hit on September 19th.
- The price target of 2030 is still valid and definitely within striking distance now.
- The gap at 1896.5 was closed.
- The US Federal Reserve has ended QE3 and in their October 29th announcement said.. “likely.. to maintain the 0 to 1/4 percent target range for the federal funds rate for a considerable time.. especially if projected inflation continues to run below the Committee’s 2 percent longer-run goal”*
- The Bank of Japan (BOJ) announced on October 31st they would increase their bond purchases (QQE) and will now include purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and real estate investment trusts (J-REITs).*
S&P 500 E-Mini 1 year Daily Chart
One more long-term chart to highlight how I got my S&P 500 target of 2030.
S&P 500 E-Mini 4 year Daily Chart
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