Will The Market Find A Bounce Today?

My Swing Trading Approach

I came into Friday with one long position, which was an ETF that acts as a short position on the S&P 500. I closed out SPXU at $33.55 for a +4% profit. I am now 100% cash entering today, and looking to play a potential bounce if the market will allow for it. 


  • Volatility Index (VIX) - Wide trading range that saw the afternoon gains quickly deteriorate from the 17's back down into the 14's. The trend-line off of the 6/25 highs was broken on Friday. 
  • T2108 (% of stocks trading above their 40-day moving average): Fell an additional 8% on Friday, and while it traded as low as 28%, closed at 31%. Has traded lower in 8 of the last 11 sessions. 
  • Moving averages (SPX): Broke the 50-day moving average, intraday, but managed to close above it by the close. Currently trading below the 5, 10, and 20-day moving averages. 

Sectors to Watch Today

Utilities continue to attract buyers, with a massive rally on Friday. All other sectors traded lower, including Staples which looks like it is rolling over. Energy with a potential bull flag off of the 10-day moving average. Discretionary is experiencing a full fledged rollover as price breaks below its 200-day moving average and below recent consolidation. Technology remains an absolute mess, without a clear, discernible path forward.

My Market Sentiment

Bond markets are closed today for the holiday, which may help the market find a bounce today, even if it is temporary. Support levels are really starting to break down for this market, and only the lightest exposure to the long side should be considered. Bears are still in control, but if shorting, be weary of the afternoon bounce. 

S&P 500 Technical Analysis

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Current Stock Trading Portfolio Balance

  • 100% Cash

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