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S&P 500 Index technical analysis

Correction imminent for the S&P 500 Index?
S&P 500 Index Candlestick chart showing the 19.5% gain from the November low.

S&P 500 Index Candlestick Chart

The major, intermediate and near-term trends are all up. And you always trade in the direction of the trend. And the S&P 500 just broke resistance at 1,600.

But, after a +20% gain in an index or stock, I give increased probability to any reversal patterns. We are at that point now with the S&P 500 Index. And seasonal factors align with the probability of a correction. You judge the patterns and trade accordingly.

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index.

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S&P 500 Index chart with trendline and support zone

Intermediate trend is up for the S&P 500 until proven otherwise
S&P 500 Index daily chart showing the upward sloping trendline and the support zone.

S&P 500 Index Daily 1-Year Chart

The chart pattern today (Monday, April 15) indicates caution but the intermediate trend is still up until there is a confirmed break below the intermediate trendline. This is near the support zone of 1530 to 1540.

There are three trends to consider for any index or stock: up, down or sideways. And there are three time frames to consider for a trend: near-term trend, intermediate trend and major trend.

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S&P 500 YTD sector performance relative to the index

Notice the outperformance of the defensive sectors
S&P 500 sector performance relative to the index.

S&P 500 YTD Sector Performance Relative to the Index courtesy of StockCharts.com

The relative outperformance of the defensive sectors has a historical correlation with a market top.

Reference my last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index.

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S&P 500 candlestick chart analysis

S&P 500 is struggling to break the all-time high of 1565.15
S&P 500 one year chart showing the upward sloping trendlines and struggling to break resistance of 1565.

S&P 500 1-Year Daily Chart

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 posted on January 21, 2013.

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Intermediate uptrend continues for S&P 500 Index

New support level of 1,470 for S&P 500
Chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index showing the intermediate uptrend and the new support level of 1,470.  RSI and volume are the confirming the uptrend.

S&P 500 6-Month Daily Candlestick Chart

The trend, rsi and volume indicate the index has a chance at the all-time high of 1,565.15 reached on October 9, 2007. But the first test will be 1,500 which is a significant round number. On the reverse side, a break below support of 1,470 would be a strong indicator to liquidate long positions.

Reference the last chart analysis for S&P 500 posted January 4, 2013

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Intermediate uptrend for S&P 500 Index

Resistance level of 1,470 will be a major test for S&P 500 Index
Intermediate uptrend for the S&P 500 Index with major resistance at 1,470

S&P 500 6-Month Daily Chart

Yes, 1,470 is a major resistance level for the S&P 500. A confirmed breakout would give the index a shot at the all-time high of 1,565.15 reached on October 9, 2007.

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index.

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S&P 500 Index candlestick chart analysis

Shooting star candlestick at the resistance zone
Candlestick chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index showing a shooting star candlestick and a hammer.  This is a graphical representation of the index struggling to break resistance at the 1,425 resistance zone.

S&P 500 Index 2-Year Weekly Chart

Candlestick chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index showing a shooting star candlestick and a hammer. This is a graphical representation of the index struggling to break resistance at the 1,425 resistance zone.

On a daily chart, you can see the 1,425 resistance zone in addition to the next near-term resistance level of 1,440.

A confirmed break above 1,440 would setup the S&P 500 Index for a test of major resistance at 1,470.

Reference the last chart analysis for the S&P 500 Index posted on November 23, 2012.

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Note: Click on HOME for updated postings. This technical analysis is for educational purposes so you can learn to trade online using candlestick charts and other technical indicators including volume, moving averages and oscillators. Please conduct your own chart analysis or consult your financial advisor before making investment decisions. The chart snippets are from BigCharts.com which I recommend and have used for fifteen years. The author of this article may hold long or short positions in the featured stock or index.

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