Originally sent to subscribers on March 6, 2017, 6:56 AM.
Briefly: In our opinion, speculative short positions are favored (with stop-loss at 2,410, and profit target at 2,200, S&P 500 index).
Our intraday outlook is bearish, and our short-term outlook is bearish. Our medium-term outlook remains neutral, following S&P 500 index breakout above last year's all-time high:
Intraday outlook (next 24 hours): bearish
Short-term outlook (next 1-2 weeks): bearish
Medium-term outlook (next 1-3 months): neutral
Long-term outlook (next year): neutral
The U.S. stock market indexes were mixed between 0.0% and +0.2% on Friday, as they extended their short-term consolidation following Wednesday's rally after Donald Trump's address to Congress. The S&P 500 index remained relatively close to its new all-time high of 2,400.98. The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to trade along 21,000 mark on Friday, and the technology Nasdaq Composite index remained close to the level of 5,900. All three major stock market indexes continue to trade close to their new record highs. The nearest important level of support of the S&P 500 index is at around 2,365-2,380, marked by Wednesday's daily gap up of 2,367.79-2,380.13. The next support level is at 2,350-2,355, marked by previous daily gap up of 2,351.16-2,354.91. The support level is also at around 2,320. On the other hand, the nearest important level of resistance is at 2,390-2,400, marked by all-time high. Will the market extend its year-long medium-term uptrend even further before some more meaningful downward correction? We can see some short-term volatility following almost four-month-long rally off last year's November low at around 2,100. Is this a topping pattern before downward reversal? The uptrend accelerated on Wednesday, and it looked like a blow-off top pattern accompanied by some buying frenzy. The S&P 500 index continues to trade above its medium-term upward trend line, as we can see on the daily chart: