Stock Market Volatility May Soon Fade Away
I wrote in the midday commentary that for the morning rally to have any legs the S&P 500 need to rise above 2,610 and the XLY to rise above $99.40, and we got both going into the close, with the S&P 500 closing at 2,614, and the XLY closing at $99.68.
The big breakout came in the final hour of the day, as sentiment changed when Bloomberg reported the White House isn’t taking steps to take action against Amazon, the market started ripping higher. The S&P 500 passed the crucial first test, rising above a downtrend and support which converged at 2,600. The next test comes at 2,633, but first, the S&P 500 will need to stay above 2,600.
Unlike last week, I am not getting duped by the market again, until I get a confirmation breakout in the Technology ETF, XLK. That breakout has not occurred yet, and if it should come tomorrow a rise above $65.50 will be needed.
Facebook tested the lows of last week, held, and rebounded.
Alphabet shares continue to hold the $1,000 level. Did shares breakout again today, or do I have to redraw my line?
Tesla reported good delivery numbers today and got pretty close to that guidance target, much better than the bears had been hoping for. But I think the critical piece is that company is still saying it will not need to raise any capital this year. Well see about that, part, but for now, the stock could move back into the $300’s.
The VIX continues to move lower, and I’m beginning to think the reason why it hasn’t elevated to higher levels, for the most, the traders do not believe this volatility will last.
S&P 500 put volume hasn’t been all that elevated, in fact, it appears relatively in line with the past year, except for the one spike in February.
The put to call ratio in the S&P 500, isn’t even high or outside of the what appears to be normal levels over the past year.
It would suggest that all this craziness something that may be coming to any relatively soon. Tomorrow will give us a good clue as to whether that is the case or not.
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