SPY - So What's Next? Trade What You See...

This is a WEEKLY chart of the SPY             . My main goal today is to point out some of the levels I feel are important. Why are they important to me? Because we have seen these levels come into play in the past. If you read my ideas you know I am not about trying to come up with a reason why these levels have come into play in the past. Nor will I attempt to answer the question in the title. But hopefully just seeing these levels laid out in front of you will help you to navigate the coming weeks. Anything is possible, be ready to trade what you see.

Going Higher??
Just looking at this chart, one year of weekly candles, I can point to 4 times when the market had a bad week and then continued higher after that week. There is some history to support anyone who is thinking this market could go higher from here. Even more compelling is that 3 of those times, the weekly candles came down to the $181.00 area and then rallied higher from there. I am not saying the market is going higher from here. I am saying it is possible.

Going Lower??
Again, looking at this chart, I can see several things that point to a potentially lower market. I see moving averages pointing down. I see the 8 period moving average under the 21 period moving average. I see the possibility of the 21 period moving average going below the 50 period moving average. I see price currently within a lower range than it has been in over the last 9 months. I know the SPY             hasn't seen the $181ish level since October. I also see the resistance the $212ish level presents to the market. It has touched that level 3 times since December and just can't seem to get through it. I am not saying the market is going lower from here. I am saying it is possible.

So now it's time to get educated and look inward for your decisions about your investments. I don't know about you but I like to be the one in control of my investments. I like to make the decisions. And I make it a point to learn from the bad ones. Look at charts, listen to others, put what you see and hear through your filter and make your own decisions. Investing isn't easy. Everyone is wrong several times (a week). If you lay out a trade that doesn't go the way you planned, get out of it quickly. Don't be that investor that says, "I'll just wait till it turns around". All the time you are waiting you were losing money. I would rather have cash under the matress than "wait till it turns". Why? Because when the trade turns around you can purchase even more shares because the price is better.

173.50 ish             area - Long tail resistance and long tail support. What does "long tail" mean? When a candle has a long tail. Notice the shaded circles on the $173.50ish horizontal line. The line gets hit with the Long Tails of the candle. When the $173.50 ish             area was support, it turned out to be support for the long term.

$181.00 ish             area - Back in late 2013 and early 2014, this line got hit with candle bodies as resistance and support. In late 2014 and just this week, the line gets hit with long tails and the line is support. When the $181.00 ish             area was support, it turned out to be support for months at a time.

$188.00 ish             area - Back in early 2014, this line served as resistance for 10-12 weeks. In October 2014 and this week, the line was hit with candle bodies. It October it acted as support for months.

$198.50 ish             area - This line was only resistance for about an 8 week period of time. After that it became support. This week the top of the candle stopped at the 198.50 ish             area. Is that because the market is ready to go lower? Maybe the market just ran out of days in the week to keep going up. Let's see what next week brings.

Good luck to you. Trade What You See...
so what is your general recommendations?)
I try not to recommend. I try to present scenarios that will help others keep their eyes open to the possibilities. I will tell you what I am doing though. I will stay net long as long as the SPY stays above the $191ish area. Why $191ish? Because if the SPY goes back to that level it will have given up half of last week's candle. A close below the $191ish level tells me we are probably headed lower. I will get net short at that point.

You should know I like to follow the market pretty closely. I almost always study the market before I go to bed. And a few hours every weekend is devoted to the market. Most people don't spend that kind of time. A longer term investor shouldn't worry so much about the ups and downs of the market. But I do believe they should make sure ( weekly or monthly) that a stock is following an uptrend line. If uptrend lines are broken then take some off the table and see what happens. There will probably be an opportunity to get back in at a lower price...

Thanks for the question. I hope this answer helps you trade what you see.
Killy_Mel TheTrendLineInvestor
thanks, i appreciate the answer!

I also think its overall still in uptrend - at least on long term basis.. so for now it will go between its recent highs and lows


Great job on following the market, by the way! surely one has do do his research if he is involved!)
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