The stock market fell victim to sharp selling pressure overnight that continued into the morning session.
Sellers and bears have a key support level ahead of them and buyers are eying it eagerly.
Let’s highlight two triangle support levels for the S&P 500 and plot the current short-term plays:
The chart above is a pure-price perspective of the S&P 500 with two triangle patterns highlighted.
Stock Prices coiled in they yellow triangle through most of 2015 so far, only to see a February breakout falter and create a second, smaller purple triangle.
At the moment, stock prices trade into the lower trendline boundary near 2,050.
Note the planning pathway – a support-bounce up off 2,050 suggests a play back toward the 2,090/2,011 upper trendline to continue the range.
However, a trigger-break under the current 2,050 level suggests a downside play toward the midpoint of the prior triangle at 2,020.
Here’s a broader perspective beyond the pure price and triangle chart:
We see the two triangles with rectangle highlights (simply a different perspective).
Note the persistent uptrend and semi-repeat structure to what we saw in January.
At this point, we’ll be BEARISH on a trigger-break under 2,045 and 2,040 to target the 2,020 confluence.
Otherwise, we’re support-BOUNCE bullish just to play a possible swing up to continue the pattern.
Use these levels and the prior triangle example into your current analysis and positions.
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