S&P500: Short Term Risk Down

Technicals | Apr 12 2022

By Michael Gable 

The Australian share market seems to be topping out at the moment and is set to cool off slightly. It is hard to know where it might find support, as the chart is a bit messy.

What is interesting, however, is the chart of the S&P 500 Index. That seems to have more structure in it and we have included an analysis of that in today's report.

The pace of selling in the last two weeks has us cautious on the S&P 500 Index.

As pointed out a few times recently, because markets have bounced so strongly and made up so much ground from the lows, it makes us confident that a low is already in place and any weakness from here should be contained above the March low.

Although short-term risk is to the downside, however, we can see a possible inverse head and shoulders developing.

An inverse head and shoulders would be a bullish sign, but we need to see it develop first. If we can see a bounce somewhere between here and 4300, then that would give us the right shoulder.

A rally would then have to go back above the neckline (blue line near 4600). There are a number of "ifs" and "buts" in there, but it is worth watching out for. At the moment, short-term risk is down towards near 4300.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (www.fairmontequities.com)

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• Bachelor of Engineering, Hons. (University of Sydney) 
• Bachelor of Commerce (University of Sydney) 
• Diploma of Mortgage Lending (Finsia) 
• Diploma of Financial Services [Financial Planning] (Finsia) 
• Completion of ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser Levels 1 & 2


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