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Technical Update - US Equity Indices

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Kim Cramer Larsson

Technical Analyst, Saxo Bank

Summary:  US equities experienced a volatile weeks testing important support levels. This week could be rebound week


S&P 500
After a week of massive volatility between 4,200 and 4,430 S&P500 closed Friday within a few points from the 200 Simple Moving Average (SMA). Every day buyers managed to close the Index above 4,300 support which indicates that is the support level to look out for.

This morning the future/ US500 CFD is testing the 200 SMA. If it manage to end the day with a close above the 200 SMA we could very well see further upside to 4,500-4,545 at around the 0.618 Fibonacci retracement. However the road up there can be choppy with high volatility.

US500 31 jan
Source: Saxo Group

USNAS100 CFD/future have bounced off the support at around 13,838 a couple of times just to be rejected at the former support now resistance at around 14,452. This Monday morning buyers seem to succeed in another attempt. If closing the day above there is room up to the 200 SMA and the 0.618 Fibonacci retracement around 15,000-15,140.  
If today’s low at around 14,366 is taken out sellers are likely to have another go at the support at 13,838.


USNAS100 D 21 Jan
Source: Saxo Group

Russell 2000 small cap index closed the week above the important and strong support at around 1,945. A rebound could go as high as 2,100 with resistance at around 2,148. Another daily close below 1,945 is likely to resume the bear move.

Russell2000 D 31 Jan
Source: Saxo Group

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