Tuesday, August 7, 2007

S&P 500 To Remain in Trading Range? (August 7, 2007)

We've had quite some volatility recently. The Bollinger Band width of the S&P 500 ($SPX) is at a very high 156! I don't expect this kind of volatility to sustain itself. I estimate that the Bollinger Band Width will decrease, and the overall volatility will decrease for a while.

This means that the $SPX will most likely end up in a trading range, giving the market time to consolidate. On the low end, we can set 1427 as the support. On the upper end, we can set resistance to around 1492. This coincides with multiple attempts of the $SPX to break through it. It also is the 50% re-tracement from the recent July 2007 correction. If we have a stronger rally, we may reach the 61.8% retracement of the July 2007 correction of 1507.

From there, we could either break resistance and breakout of the trading range, or break support, and breakout to the downside.

Today's Chart of S&P 500 ($SPX)

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