S&P 500 attempting recovery from 4% pullback

<p>The S&P 500 index (daily chart shown below) has managed to regain well more than half of the 4% loss it experienced earlier in April […]</p>

The S&P 500 index (daily chart shown below) has managed to regain well more than half of the 4% loss it experienced earlier in April when it pulled back sharply from the new record high of 1897 down to key support around the mid-April low of 1814.

In the process of this partial recovery, the US equity benchmark index has once again risen above its 50-day moving average.
S&P 500 technical analysis chart 22.04.14


While momentum stocks fared significantly worse in April month-to-date, the overall equities market as measured by the S&P 500 has registered only a minor setback within the long-term bullish trend.

The last time that the index pulled back significantly was in late January, when it fell from a high of 1850 down to a low of 1737, for a larger 6% decline.

Having just rebounded from major support around the 1815 area early last week, the S&P 500 is on track to retest its record high and upside target around the 1900 psychological resistance level.

A further breakout above 1900 would confirm a continuation of the entrenched bullish trend, pushing the primary target up towards 2000.

Strong downside support continues to reside around the 1800-1815 support zone.



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