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SPX: Expect Higher Stock Prices, Higher Volatility


Don Soubolsky / level3data.com

Expect Higher stock prices  & Get higher volatility

Last Friday’s better than expected jobs report pushed the SPX above the 1413 ledge.  Our target for the SPX is now 1433.

This is a news driven market with a higher level of volatility. The market drops or rallies every time a senator has a press conference about the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington.

The Fed is also meeting this week and is expected to expand its balance sheet to alleviate the mistrust of Washington.

Keep an eye on the1413 level which is now acting as support. Whoever wins this battle wins the war between the bulls and the bears.

Level 3 Data ETF QUANT  REPORT:   Neutral  on stocks (SPY) and Long volatility (VXX).

Past 3 Week’s Exits: 27 of 30 trades were exited profitably week with an average gain of +1.41%.

RECAP: December 7th: “Higher Volatility”

The volatility between the high and low of the day increased Friday.  The high of the day was 1420.37 (our level was 1419.41).  The low of the day was 1410.87 (our level was 1410.18). See the 12/07 article levels and comments.

 The SPX gapped higher at the opening and then traded 10 points lower before retracing to close at 1416.75. The SPX is sitting comfortably above the 1413 level. Watch this level to act as support.

SPX LEVELS:   Today December 10th S&P 500 Index:

Key resistance level for SPX:  S&P 500 index December 10th – 1420.45, 1427.00

Key support level for SPX: S&P 500 index December 10th – 1412.93, 1411.73, 1406.65

UP 1416.80 1420.45 1423.1 1427.00 1433.00  
DOWN 1414.41 1412.93 1411.73 1409.05 1406.65  

VXX – VIX Volatility: Level 3 Data ETF QUANT REPORT: Buy Signal 12/01 at $30.00 with a target exit at the 0-line of $31.50. The buy signal indicates Selling Pressure Exhaustion, higher volatility and lower stock prices. The VXX measures CBOE market volatility index often referred to as the fear index. It represents one measure of the market’s expectation of stock market volatility.
THE MOST LIKELY TRADING SCENARIO for VXX is to spike up into the $31.50 range and any negative news on the economy and the fiscal cliff.
Level 3 Data ETF QUANT REPORT is Long the VXX.

VXX 1 Day Data

SPY – S&P 500 ETF: Level 3 Data ETF QUANT REPORT: Neutral. It appears the 0-line of $140.48 is safe for now. As long as this 0-line holds our target for the SPY is $143.90. The current rank is -0.46. Dips are to be bought as long as the $140.48 holds. A neutral rank on the SPY means higher volatility.

Level 3 Data ETF QUANT REPORT is neutral on the SPY.

THE MOST LIKELY TRADING SCENARIO is that we have seen the highs of the year of $148.11. The series of lower highs and lower lows will most likely continue. We rebounded off the $134.70 bottom to safely close above the 0-line of $140.48. If the fiscal cliff issue is not resolved the $140.48 support will most likely break down to retest $134.70 low. Our short term target is $143.90.

SPY 1 Day Data