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S&P 500 Forecast From Oct 01, 2012 - Market Crash Before or After US Presidential Election? (Expected Trading Range: 1352 - 1566)

Sep 28, 2012 - S&P 500 closed today at 1440.67 which near about 20 points down compared to last week close of 1460.15 on Sep 21, 2012. S&P 500 was trading between 1430.53 and 1463.24 which is a swing of about 33 points.

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Last Week Analysis - Spanish Stress Test and New Home Sales Data

Spanish Stress Test played a critical role on the market. Weak chinese data gave more hopes for monetary stimulus from Chinese government. New homes sales dip in the month August 2012, but the median prices went up! The dip in new homes sales is mainly because of builders are not able to build that many houses on the market. Now new home sales are not availble in the market and it is going on presale mode. When the market crashed, many workers in construction industry got laid off and they moved on to other fields. Now we want them back to meet the demand. Of course, now the construction workers will demand for more money because of inflation and also shortage of workers in the market.


In either case, Market was trying going up touch its all time high of 1565.15 again! Currently it is just 110 points down for S&P 500. A strong 2 days rally can help to push the market to set a new all time high before US presidential election.


No matter what, Fed has already created the credit bubble by keeping the interest rate low for over 3 years. And this credit bubble will burst; this is going to be a very surprise and another disaster to the economy. The american workforce dropped to the lowest level in 31 years. Market is getting ready to crash! But the only question is whether it will happen immediately before or immediately after the US presidential election.

US will hold presidential elections on Nov 06, 2012

With respect to US long term treasury prices, TLT closed today at 124.23 which is a signifcant recovery compared to the last week close of 121.55. However TLT reached its all time high point of 132.21 on July 25, 2012. In the short time, TLT may make a siginificant upward move. So if you are trading on US treasuries in the short term, it is a good time to take long position on US treasuries.

Last Week Low: 1430.53
Last Week High: 1463.24



If you are a medium or long term conservative investors,

1. Initate short position on US treasuries.

2. Liquidate your long positions on Stocks and convert them to cash (US$)



For Speculators and Intraday Players - Bet on Volatility

CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) closed today at 15.73 which a good recovery from the last week close of 13.98. The strong slump in VIX in the recent past signals that market does not have any fear but VIX is going to make a powerful upmove. Still fundamentally the US market is very week due to unemployment and slumping house prices along with US debt downgrade. Always fundamental wins in the long run. You can consider taking long positios on VIX also.


Only if you are day trader, you can have the following options:


1. Buy 1X OTM call option and 2X OTM put option - Long Strip.

2. Long Stocks and stop loss orders

3. Long Stocks with long put options

Note: OTM - means Outside the money.


Technical Indicators

Next Resistance Levels:

strong resistance level at: 1565.15 set on Oct 9, 2007 [All time high]

strong resistance level at: 1500 - crazy market move

strong resistance level at: 1345.02 set on Jul 22, 2011.

strong resistance level at: 1348.24 set by 50 days EMA.
strong resistance level at: 1386.95 set on Mar 16, 2007
strong resistance level at: 1433.06 set on Aug 03, 2007
strong resistance level at: 1440.70 set on Nov 23, 2007
strong resistance level at: 1453.55 set on Sep 07, 2007
strong resistance level at: 1,530.23 set on May 30, 2007 (first closing high after dot com bubble)
strong resistance level at: 1,552.87 set on Mar 24, 2000 (all time high during dot com bubble)
strong resistance level at: 1,565.15 set on Oct 09, 2007 (all time high during housing buble before sub prime crisis)

Next Support Levels:

strong support level at: 1416.41 set 50 Days EMA.

strong support level at: 1352.30 set by 200 Days EMA.
strong support level at 1189.40 set on Nov 26, 2010
strong support level at 1119.46 set on Aug 08, 2011
minor support level at 1064.59 set on Aug 27, 2010
strong support level at 1022.58 set on Jul 02, 2010
strong support level at 1036.18 set on Oct 30, 2009
strong support level at 946.21 set on Jun 12, 2009
strong support level at 827.37 set on Sep 27, 2002
strong support level at 683.38 set on Mar 06, 2009
strong support level at 638.73 set on Jul 19, 1996 - Might see this number again when completing double dip bottom.

Posted on Sep 30, 2012