U.S. Equities Technical Update: More Frustration For Investors

Mark Arbeter

Been a rough week for the S&P 500 and like broad market indices.

And Tuesday’s price action offered an exclamation point delivered on behalf of the bears.

The complex inverse head-and-shoulders (H&S) all failed except the Russell 2000.

In the latest “On The Mark” newsletter, I said be careful if the 2,670 does not hold on the S&P 500.

Here’s a look at the S&P 500 and other broad indices:

stock market indices broken trend lines bearish chart_24 april 2018

S&P 500 Daily Chart

On the daily chart of the S&P 500, the 200-day moving average at 2,608 is certainly in focus as well as the February and April lows between 2,533 and 2,554. Triangles and wave 4’s (if this is correct) tend to be very tough investment environments.

s&p 500 triangle pattern stock market investing chart analysis_24 april 2018

Semiconductor Index

And, as I’ve talked about a couple times, the SOX is now testing its 200-day after tracing out a bearish 3 drives pattern. This was a leadership group and it is bearish when the leaders start leading on the downside.

semiconductor index sox 3 drives to high top bearish_year 2018

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