This Chart Suggests An 18% Drop In The S&P 500

By The Wall Street Fox Monday, January 11, 2016
The S&P 500 is rolling over, and this chart signals that the index can fall 18% from current levels.

The highs of the 2000 dot-com bubble and 2007 housing bubble formed a double top, and after successfully breaking above that resistance level in 2013, the S&P 500 ran up to its 161.8 Fibonacci retracement level, based on the 2007 highs and 2009 lows. Now the S&P 500 is poised to revisit the double top price level and establish it as support. From current levels, the 1,560 price target represents an 18% drop.

The healthcare and energy sectors have helped fuel today's selling in the markets. Both sectors need to establish a meaningful bottom before the market can constructively move higher. The IBB index should find support near $276, representing a drop of 5.5% from current levels.

XLE has more room to fall until it reaches its next level of support. A $50 price target would represent an 8% drop from current levels.

This market sell off has been a long time coming. The market correction in August 2015 took ~1,400 days to occur; on average, a market correction occurs every 200 days. While corporate earnings are falling and global growth looks anemic, the market is not in doomsday mode similar to the 2008 market rout. A market correction, even a bear market (defined as a 20% drop from highs), is healthy for this 6+ year bull run. Technically, stocks are a buy at the 1,560 for the S&P 500.
The Wall Street Fox

The Wall Street Fox utilizes fundamental and technical analysis to generate investment ideas. TWSF holds a MBA, and is currently preparing for the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation.

2 comments to ''This Chart Suggests An 18% Drop In The S&P 500"

  1. I personally suspect that the S & P 500 will not make any further correction, I believe instead will be strongly bullish for a new top at 2200/2300 and then probabily it will begin a bear market for the next 2 to 4 years to come

    1. The Wall Street FoxJanuary 12, 2016 at 11:51 PM

      Thanks for reading lallo. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Good luck