Technical Update - S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones could drop 3-5% in coming days Technical Update - S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones could drop 3-5% in coming days Technical Update - S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones could drop 3-5% in coming days

Technical Update - S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones could drop 3-5% in coming days

Equities 3 minutes to read
Kim Cramer Larsson

Technical Analyst, Saxo Bank

Summary:  All three major Stock Indices; S&P 500 (US500), Dow Jones (US30) and Nasdaq 100 (USNAS100) are all now in confirmed down trends.
Indicators are pointing to lower support levels 3-5% lower in coming days

S&P 500 / US500 has broken below key support and Neckline in the Shoulder-Head- Shoulder like pattern at around 4,328. RSI is below the 40 threshold adding to the bearish outlook.

Note: Ideally the two Shoulders in A Shoulder-Head-Shoulder pattern (which is an indication of a top and reversal) should be almost equal height and same distance from the Head. In this case they are neither. However, that doesn’t mean S&P 500 will not act as if there is an SHS pattern which is why I have indicated it on the chart.

The two vertical arrows are indicating the potential distance S&P 500/US500  can move after is has broken below the Neckline.
If S&P 500 does travel the indicated distance there is potential down to 4,050.  However, often the distance is cut short to around the 0.618 Fibonacci level at around 4,155 which is very close to the 200 Moving Average and the upper range of the Consolidation area

The 200 daily Moving Average currently just above the 0.618 Fibo level will add some support.

To demolish the SHS pattern a close above 4,540 is needed.

Source all charts and data: Saxo Group

US500 cfd: Closed yesterday just above support at around 4,266
Expect a minor bounce but US500 is in a downtrend supported by negative RSI sentiment.

A close below 4,266 is likely leading to a sell-off down to around 4,165 support. US500 needs to close above 4,548 to reverse that. A move above 4,358 could put the downtrend on hold.

Next support at around 4,227

Nasdaq 100 closed yesterday below key support at around 14,687. RSI, which has been indicating negative sentiment since mid-August, is below the 40 threshold adding to the bearish outlook strongly indicating Nasdaq will slide lower in coming weeks.

Next support at around 14,254 but Nasdaq could be hit with heavy selling going in to October thus dropping to around 14,590.

If Nasdaq 100 is closing a week below 14,557 medium-term downtrend is confirmed indicating lower index levels going in to Q5.
To reverse the bearish trend a close above 15,513 is needed.

USNAS100 cfd closed yesterday around the key support at 14,679. Expect minor bounce before USNAS100 is likely to move lower towards support at around 14,250.
 The negative sentiment on RSI is indicating USNAS100 will break the support.

To demolish the bearish picture a close above 15,271 is needed but to reverse the bearish trend a close above 15,525 is needed

Dow Jones Industrial Avg. DJI closed yesterday a few cents above its support at around 33,610. 
Downtrend is confirmed supported by RSI is being below 40 threshold indicating likely lower levels.
A close blow 33,610 will pave the road to support around 32,750

If DJI is closing a week below that level downtrend is confirmed on the medium-term

To demolish and reverse this bearish trend a close above 34,978 is needed

US30 cfd is testing key support at around 33,600. A close below is likely to fuel another sell-off down to around 32,750 area.
To resume bullish trend a close above 35,012 is needed.


The Saxo Bank Group entities each provide execution-only service and access to Analysis permitting a person to view and/or use content available on or via the website is not intended to and does not change or expand on this. Such access and use are at all times subject to (i) The Terms of Use; (ii) Full Disclaimer; (iii) The Risk Warning; (iv) the Rules of Engagement and (v) Notices applying to Saxo News & Research and/or its content in addition (where relevant) to the terms governing the use of hyperlinks on the website of a member of the Saxo Bank Group by which access to Saxo News & Research is gained. Such content is therefore provided as no more than information. In particular no advice is intended to be provided or to be relied on as provided nor endorsed by any Saxo Bank Group entity; nor is it to be construed as solicitation or an incentive provided to subscribe for or sell or purchase any financial instrument. All trading or investments you make must be pursuant to your own unprompted and informed self-directed decision. As such no Saxo Bank Group entity will have or be liable for any losses that you may sustain as a result of any investment decision made in reliance on information which is available on Saxo News & Research or as a result of the use of the Saxo News & Research. Orders given and trades effected are deemed intended to be given or effected for the account of the customer with the Saxo Bank Group entity operating in the jurisdiction in which the customer resides and/or with whom the customer opened and maintains his/her trading account. Saxo News & Research does not contain (and should not be construed as containing) financial, investment, tax or trading advice or advice of any sort offered, recommended or endorsed by Saxo Bank Group and should not be construed as a record of our trading prices, or as an offer, incentive or solicitation for the subscription, sale or purchase in any financial instrument. To the extent that any content is construed as investment research, you must note and accept that the content was not intended to and has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such, would be considered as a marketing communication under relevant laws.

Please read our disclaimers:
- Notification on Non-Independent Investment Research (
- Full disclaimer (
- Full disclaimer (

Boulevard Plaza, Tower 1, 30th floor, office 3002
Downtown, P.O. Box 33641 Dubai, UAE

Contact Saxo

Select region


Trade responsibly
All trading carries risk. Read more. To help you understand the risks involved we have put together a series of Key Information Documents (KIDs) highlighting the risks and rewards related to each product. Read more

Saxo Bank A/S is licensed by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority and operates in the UAE under a representative office license issued by the Central bank of the UAE.

The content and material made available on this website and the linked sites are provided by Saxo Bank A/S. It is the sole responsibility of the recipient to ascertain the terms of and comply with any local laws or regulation to which they are subject.

The UAE Representative Office of Saxo Bank A/S markets the Saxo Bank A/S trading platform and the products offered by Saxo Bank A/S.