As you can see on the following chart, other than the day on which it made a spike low and pushed sharply off the break below the 1100 level, the S&P 500 has not since managed to move back below this critical level. Each time it has threatened to do so, it has been resuscitated ( I believe thanks in part to the Exchange Stabilization Fund folks).
Today it has pushed below that 1100 level briefly but has popped up. How this thing closes today is going to be interesting. If the ESF rushes back in and props it up and prevents a CLOSE below this level, it will likely bounce, even if the bounce is small because techicians will point to the stability above the support level and how that is being reinforced. If it fails, no technician of any sound judgment is going to be able to make a bullish chart argument and the market is going to head lower first towards 1050 and possibly towards 1000 if that fails to hold.
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Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput
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