The market is looking for direction and we are still on the heels of a rally that has gone for five consecutive weeks now. This makes those charts more important than ever. Today we are tracking the daily buy/sell points on the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEMKT: SPY) as the most liquid equity ETF on the market to help traders and investors avoid buying at the wrong time or shorting just before a intraday rally.
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For Tuesday's S&P 500 SPDR chart analysis, Phil Erlanger said, "Monday we were trading pivot to resistance when we gave our update. Look to use yesterday's 2 hour high to get long above $140.89 or go short a break of pivot at $140.51. This worked out well as SPY traded to a low of $140.04. We recommended to use triggers to manage the trade. Our trigger kicked us out of the short at $140.23 so $0.27 were made. Today we traded above resistance but then failed at it. So now we are trading resistance to pivot. Use a break of pivot at $140.55 to go short or a move back above resistance to go long at $141.06."
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If price moves above the red Resistance value line, then the intraday bias turns positive:
A positive bias reflects times when only long trades are considered.
If price moves below the green Support value line, then the intraday bias turns negative:
A negative bias reflects times when only short trades are considered.
If price remains within the green Support and red Resistance value lines, then the bias is neutral. The pivot line can be used to establish an intra Value Lines bias. Pivot to Support is negative and Pivot to Resistance is positive.
If price remains within the first hour high and low value lines, then the bias can also be viewed as neutral. This is especially true if the first hour range is inside the range set by the support and resistance value lines:
A neutral bias reflects times when both long and short trades may be considered or (depending on the traders style) a time for no trading. All Erlanger Value Lines can be used as short-term target levels. This is especially true if a few are clustered together.
August 14, 2012
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