S&P Sixty-minute chart
This 60-minute chart of the SPX shows a clear five-wave pattern lower, which is probably just a part of an initial down wave that ultimately will carry the market to new 52 week lows. I placed some horizontal lines on this chart that represent Fibonacci retracements of the entire move down from January 28th, following the completion of circled Wave 4. The SPX low print Monday was 812.87, which is down from 877.86, the Wave 4 High. That decline should now see a counter-trend rally of between 38 - 62%. The most likely target is 50%, or 845.42.
Once the counter-trend rally is complete, we should see another sharp decline to well below 825. It is this next decline, which would be a third wave, that will light up the air waves with pessimism and despair. From that psychology of doom, finally, a tradable rally should emerge.
For traders, the big money maker will be that next decline, which could start at any time, as there is no law that says the retracement has to be a minimum of 38%, nor a maximum of 62%.
Knowing in advance that a rally could occur to the levels indicated on the chart should serve as a guide, both as to what is possible in the next day or two and more importantly, what to expect thereafter.
This is all my own conjecture, opinion and modeling. It should not be construed as trading advice, nor as evidence of rational thought processes, nor of any logical sequence of premises based upon empirical observations that might lead to any hypothesis of predictive value.
Todo esto es mi propia conjetura, de opinión y de modelado. Que no debe ser interpretado como asesoramiento comercial, ni como prueba de los procesos de pensamiento racional, ni de cualquier secuencia lógica de los locales sobre la base de observaciones empíricas que pudieran conducir a cualquier hipótesis de valor predictivo.