S&P 500 Technical Analysis – Back to an uptrend

increasingly evident that the market is taking the weaker labour market data as
good news for inflation and the soft-landing scenario. In fact, last week we
got many big misses heading into the NFP report, but the US Jobless Claims
showed that the labour market is still fine and the NFP beat
expectations. We have also got a jump in the unemployment rate, but it was
accompanied by a rise in the participation rate and the average hourly earnings
surprised to the downside, which is another good news for inflation. The market
doesn’t expect the Fed to hike anymore, so the next stop might be the rate
cuts. Historically though, the market falls when the Fed starts to cut rates
because those generally come in response to a recession.

S&P 500 Technical
Analysis – Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that the S&P 500
bounced near the key 4324 support and
rallied all the way back above the previous support turned resistance at 4494.
The bias has turned more bullish as the moving averages have
crossed to the upside and the price made a new higher high. The buyers will now
have more conviction to look for a continuation of the trend and target the
previous high at 4628.

S&P 500 Technical
Analysis – 4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that we have a good
support zone around the 4494 level where we can also find the confluence with the
38.2% Fibonacci retracement level.
This is where the buyers should step in with a defined risk below the support
to target the 4628 high. The sellers, on the other hand, will want to see the
price breaking lower before piling in and extend the fall into the lows.

S&P 500 Technical
Analysis – 1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that we
have a divergence with
the MACD which
is generally a sign of weakening momentum often followed by pullbacks or
reversals. In this case, we should see a pullback into the 4494 support where
the buyers will be waiting for another rally. If the price continues lower
though, it will confirm the reversal and give the sellers more conviction to
start targeting new lows.

Upcoming Events

Today is the US Labor Day
so the markets will be closed. This week is pretty empty on the data front with just
the US ISM Services PMI scheduled for Wednesday and the US Jobless Claims on
Thursday. The market has shown strong resilience to weaker data in the past
weeks and it’s hard to tell how much bad the data needs to be to bring it down.
One thing that held pretty well is the US Jobless Claims, so much worse than
expected readings might trigger a selloff.

This article was written by FL Contributors at www.forexlive.com. Source