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Revisiting SPY $380
In this entry on May 3rd I laid out a possible route for SPY to move to $380 citing these factors:
So why 380?
It coincides with the Covid low anchored VWAP
It’s at the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the bull move. We’ve already seen these levels in $QQQ and $IWM. They are trading there now.
And it would make a nice round -20% selloff and achieve the “official” definition of a bear market.
Last week that target was reached on a move to $380.54. (While I find it fascinating that the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement is precisely $380.00, I’m not at all concerned that we missed it by $0.54.)
$QQQ weekly showing a move to the VWAP anchored at the Dec. 2018 low
So now what?
It looks like time for a bounce to me and I started positioning for one Friday afternoon. Here’s why:
I wrote this note during the Friday session.
12:44 PM I think $SPY and $QQQ could muster up a bounce from these levels. Especially after 7 weeks down. Wow! Add in DeMarks, etc. I’m not long yet. But getting closer I think.
$IWM is the wild card. Pre-covid highs are some support. But there’s a weekly bear flag measured move PO at $163 ish. Hard to see $SPY and $QQQ bouncing soon and $IWM hitting that target. So maybe the pre-covid high holds. Or else all three go lower? We’ll see.
Seven straight weeks of selling is not something that happens very often. Prices don’t go in a straight line forever and now that some key levels have been reached some exhaustion setting in can be expected.
I’m no expert on DeMark indicators, and I do not rely on them for my trading decisions, but since they are designed to indicate trend exhaustion I do pay attention when they show up. You can read more here.
Who really knows whether we get a bounce or not, and how strong it may be. But for me, it looks like a reasonable opportunity to position for one with managed risk. Let’s see how the week goes.