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The Federal Reserve Chairman had a lot to say about unemployment, rates, and dot plots, while the market reaction was swift. Futures markets are lower (-2.72%) across the board.

SPY Daily Levels

The S&P500 SPY ETF is lower this morning (-8.35 pts/-2.60%) trading near 310.72 (+/-), as futures search for support.

Blue and red arrows are support zones at the 9ema and 21d respectively. The market has rallied for 4 weeks having cleared the 292.00 (+/-) zone, so a 3%-5% pullback would help reset the markets as stocks have become overbought. MACD is still above its signal line, showing bulls are still in control. RSI is overbought territory.

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The 9ema above the 21d, 50d and 200d moving averages. SPY is currently below the 9ema, so we are anticipating a test of the 21d and a gap fill for starters.

We are looking for a few scenarios.

  • SPY bounces immediately and fails
  • SPY continues lower closing at the low of the day.
  • SPY rallies off the low and closes at the high of the day. (unlikely).

SPY Weekly Levels

There is major support below 302.00 (+/-), while RSI remains above 50 and rising. MACD shows bulls are in control, so a test of this area would be a break of the 21d in the daily chart above. A hammer there would make sense if the bears cannot take control from the bulls.

Top Absolute Gamma Strikes to keep in mind.

  • [3300, 3250, 3225, 3200, 3175, 3150, 3100, 3050, 3000, 2900]
  • Zero gamma is presently at 311.00, so we might see some support in this area today and tomorrow.

We’ve had 4 really profitable days, selling into strength, so we will wait for the markets to confirm direction before putting that money back to work.

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