Why 880 in SPX is So Important

Jul 8, 2009: 11:19 AM CST

I wanted to do a quick update and highlight the 60-minute SP500 intraday chart from the March lows to the June highs and overlay four Fibonacci grids over this move to uncover the hidden confluence zones.  Doing so allows us to see why the recent break beneath 880 is perhaps very significant.


(Click image for full-size graph)

Without getting too complex, I’ve drawn four Fibonacci Retracement grids from the March lows to the June 11th highs using the classic methods.

I’m using the standard 38.2%, 50.0%, and 61.8% retracements, but also adding the lesser-known 23.6% and 78.6% retracements as well.  I drew vertical lines to show where the grids originated.

The main point is that three of the four grids ‘converge’ at the 890 level (I’ve highlighted it).  Notice how this area provided very strong support (in fact, it helped create the current “Head and Shoulders” since May.

We have now officially broken this confluence level, as well as the Neckline on the Head and Shoulders formation – that’s clearly a bearish sign.

The next Fibonacci confluence comes in around 850 and the one below that overlaps at 820.

You can save and print this grid off as a reference for possible turning points (pausing zones for retracements) should we continue lower as expected.

Corey Rosenbloom, CMT
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