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Will the FED minutes alter the course of SPX?

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CME_MINI:ES1!   S&P 500 E-mini Futures
Similarly to QQQ , SPX stays choppy, with market participants being overly bullish despite macroeconomic conditions. Therefore, we remain very cautious and dismiss calls about the stock market's bottom. With that being said, we would like to note that we will pay close attention to FED minutes today, which could potentially alter the current course in SPX .

Furthermore, we will observe the resistance level at 4028.84$ and its ability to hold the price rise. Additionally, we will also observe the support level at 3911.79$, which, if broken to the downside, will act as a bearish trigger and support our bearish thesis about the potential top in SPX . Contrarily, the breakout above the resistance will clearly invalidate this thesis.

That, however, will have little to no impact on our bearish stance, which is also based on fundamental factors. These factors point to more economic tightening and continually worsening recession. Moreover, as we warned before the earnings season, the corporate performance brought much disappointment in line with the progression into the second stage of the bear market that we outlined during the summer.

In our opinion, it is silly to presume that the FED will suddenly stop hiking interest rates just because of the one better-than-expected CPI print. Therefore, we stay committed to our bearish narrative and believe the bear market is far from over. Accordingly, we maintain our price target for SPX at 3 400$.

Illustration 1.01
The picture above shows the daily chart of S&P 500 E-mini futures ( ES1! ). Since the CPI print that sparked the rally, the volume has continued to decline. This development hints at fewer market participants willing to buy the index at elevated prices.

Technical analysis - daily time frame
RSI is neutral as it trends sideways; if it starts to rise, it will be bullish . Stochastic reversed to the upside, which is bullish . MACD attempts to rise further. DM+ and DM- are bullish . Overall, the daily time frame remains bullish .

Illustration 1.02
The image above displays the daily chart of S&P 500 E-mini futures ( ES1! ) and simple support/resistance levels.

Technical analysis - weekly time frame
RSI and Stochastic are bullish . MACD points to the upside but stays in the bearish area. DM+ and DM- stay bearish .

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