Are We Hitting A Top for The S&P 500?

July 18, 2012 3:36 pm

It is looking like there is some significant resistance for the S&P at these levels. Surely a top could come at anytime as the daily news flow dictates the overall trend. Markets clearly have limited memory from day to day and this is about as good of a time as any to look at the technicals and see if there is anything to worry about.

From a purely technical stance, there is resistance at the 1,375 +/- level. Fundamentally, there is nothing to cheer about and the only thing that seems to move markets is the threat of additional stimulus. For now, it appears that if the S&P 500 does not close above resistance, it marks a near-term top for the index.

We are making adjustments to trading portfolios accordingly.

Obviously technical analysis is a fluid process and any view will change depending on the actual levels. So, this is just an FYI to keep in mind.

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