S&P 500 Technical Analysis – We are at a crucial support level

This week started like the last one with a broader
rally in the markets as the risk sentiment got supported by another lack of a
ground operation in Gaza over the weekend and the positive news about a couple
of hostages being released. Yesterday, on the other hand, we got the complete
reverse with the markets opening lower and selling off for no apparent reason
except a reaction to some key resistance levels. The selloff accelerated in the
evening as the Israeli PM Netanyahu said
that they were preparing for a ground invasion. Will we see another selloff
into the weekend?

S&P 500 Technical
Analysis – Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that after a brief
bounce at the beginning of the week, the S&P 500 fell back to the key support around
the 4194 level. We can also notice 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, the buyers are likely to step in with a defined risk
below the level to position for a rally into the trendline around
the 4300 level.

S&P 500 Technical
Analysis – 4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that we have a
divergence on this timeframe as well. The sellers will want to see the price
breaking lower to increase the bearish bets and start eyeing the 3800 level,
but they will have a much better risk to reward setup around the 4300 level. In
fact, we can see that we have the confluence with the
trendline, the Fibonacci retracement levels,
the broken lower bound of the channel and the red 21 moving average.

S&P 500 Technical
Analysis – 1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that that
the S&P 500 got rejected from the resistance around the trendline where we
had also the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level and the red 21 moving average
for confluence. The buyers will want to see the price breaking above the
trendline to gain more conviction for a rally into the 4300 level, although the
fundamentals do not support such a move at the moment.

Upcoming Events

Today, we will see the US Jobless Claims data with
the market likely focusing on the Continuing Claims figures as they’ve been
recently showing some softness. The market may not like bad data given the
fragile risk sentiment. Tomorrow, we will get the US PCE report, which is not
expected to change anything for the Fed at this point in time.

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