Volume Analysis | Flash Market Update 12.12.22
The S&P 500 is caught between a trading range with support at 3900 and resistance 4100. Next week’s long anticipated Federal Reserve meeting coincides with the coming conclusion of a rising wedge formation.
These conditions are ideal for a potential breakout/breakdown of our forementioned training range. A rising wedge, aka a bear flag, occurs during a short-term bull counter trend within a longer/intermediate-term downtrend. The inflection point between these opposing trends is the apex. When price reaches the point of the apex, it naturally forms an end to a steadily tightening trading range (see attached chart SPX Ascending Wedge/ Bear Flag).
Often the tipoff in identifying a bear flag is weakening volume. In our weekly analysis, we have consistently pointed out that the S&P 500’s Capital Weighted Volume is relatively weak given the strength of the uptrend. Last week was no exception, the S&P 500 saw $2.7 Billion in capital inflows versus $12.9 Billion in capital outflows. Although the rising wedge / bear flag pattern is typically bearish, the conservative approach is to await the directional break of the apex then follow the direction of the prevailing trend. Whether you are a bull looking forward to Federal Reserve accommodation or a bear, next week seems set up for fireworks.
Grace and peace to you my friends,
BUFF DORMEIER, CMT®
Chief Technical Analyst | Kingsview Partners
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