S&P 500 Volatility Index ($VIX) Settles at Bearish Reading

The S&P 500 Volatility Index ($VIX) tested a low of 12.55 with last Friday and key support at 12.50 holding on the market’s opening gains. The surge to 15.27 afterwards breached lower resistance at 15-15.50 and the 200-day moving average but levels that held into the closing bell. There is upside risk towards 17-17.50 on a move above the 15.50 level.

Fresh and rising support is now at 14.50-14 and the 50-day moving average. Continued closes back below 13.50 are now needed to reestablish a possible  bullish signal again for the market.

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VIX closes Back Above 12.50

The S&P 500 Volatility Index ($VIX) stayed elevated throughout Friday’s session with the high taping 12.83. Prior and lower resistance at 13-13.50 held with the close above 12.50 being a slightly bearish signal. Continued closes above this level keeps upside risk towards 14.50-50 and the 50/200-day moving averages in play.

Fresh support is at 12.50-12.

RSI is in an uptrend with resistance at 50. Continued closes above his level would signal additional strength towards 55-60 and early October highs. Support is at 45-40.

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Market Update 10-10-19

Bulls Recover Near-Term Resistance Levels on Mild Rebound

8:00am (EST)

The market showed strength throughout Wednesday on reports China is open to a partial trade deal despite the recent blacklisting of Chinese companies. However, some of the stipulations were no more tariffs being imposed by the Trump administration, including duties scheduled this month and in December.

While nothing is certain, the positive chatter comes ahead of the upcoming 13th round of negotiations between top U.S. and Chinese officials. The major indexes made a run at near-term resistance levels but remain in a sideways trading range and trapped between their 50/200-day moving averages. 

The Nasdaq rose 1% after tapping a midday high of 7,930. Current and lower resistance at 7,900-7,950 was cleared and held with a close above the latter getting 8,000 and the 50-day moving average back in play.

Major Earnings for 8-15-19

Before the open: Alibaba (BABA), Briggs & Stratton (BGG), Canadian Solar (CSIQ), Eagle Point Credit (ECC), iHeartMedia (IHRT), JC Penney (JCP), Pointer Telocation (PNTR), Tapestry (TPR), Walmart (WMT)

After the close: Applied Materials (AMAT), Globant (GLOB), Nvidia (NVDA), PagSeguro Digital (PAGS), Sundance Energy Australia (SNDE), Voxeljet (VJET), ZTO Express (ZTO)