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S&P500: Healthy Pullback

Technicals | Feb 21 2023

By Michael Gable 

The US market was closed overnight, but the S&P 500 Index continues to pull back in an orderly manner.

Locally, the S&P/ASX200 Index is pulling back in a sharper manner because of the January rally, but we are not seeing any heavy selling across the board. Reporting season is offering some weakness in selected stocks, but we are not seeing the type of selling that characterised 2022.

If anything, there is a lack of buying pressure as opposed to indiscriminate fear-based selling. This is a positive sign and it means that we can look for opportunities for when the market finds its feet again.

Today's research has charts on the S&P 500 Index.

The index broke above the downtrend line at the end of January and then peaked near 4200.

Since then the pullback has been very corrective and is now resembling a bull flag. This is a positive sign and implies that there is another move higher in the index.

If the index breaks above 4150, then the next target would be 4300 before we will reassess.

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Michael Gable is managing Director of  Fairmont Equities (

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