The 50 week moving average is coming perilously close to crossing down below the 100 week, further confirming the downward trend. If the Fed indeed was hoping to see commodity prices weaken to avoid the fallout from their little episode of money creation, so far they have gotten their wish.
The problem they have however is if stock prices continue to swoon lower, which they DO NOT WANT. If they are required to resuscitate equities by engaging in another round of QE, they certainly have room do so once again as far as the price of hard assets go.
On the longer term monthly chart the index has now decidedly fallen below both median lines as well as violated the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of the rally off the 2008 bottom, a bottom formed when the first round of QE came our way. From a purely technical chart perspective, there is no chart support until until the 50% or halfway point of the entire rally from that same 2008 low to the early 2011 high. That level does not come in until close to the 507 level.