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S&P 500 Analysis for the WEEK of April 15, 2024

Updated: Apr 14



Hey Trader,


Unlocking Wisdom


In the fast-paced world of trading, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle, constantly seeking answers and insights to navigate the markets. But amidst the chaos, it's essential to remember the power of seeking guidance from a higher source.


The verse from Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." reminds us of the incredible promise that awaits when we call upon the divine for wisdom and understanding.


It's a reminder that there are great and unsearchable things beyond our knowledge, waiting to be revealed to those who seek them.


As you navigate the complexities of the markets, I encourage you to take a moment to pause, reflect, and seek guidance from within. Whether it's through prayer, meditation, or simply quiet contemplation, open yourself up to the possibility of receiving divine insights that can illuminate your trading journey.


Trust that there is wisdom beyond what the charts and indicators can reveal. Embrace the power of intuition, inner knowing, and spiritual guidance to make sound decisions and navigate the ups and downs of the market with clarity and confidence.


Remember, trading is not just about numbers and charts; it's also about mindset, intuition, and spiritual alignment. By tapping into the wisdom that lies within and beyond, you can unlock new levels of understanding and insight that will empower you to trade with greater purpose and effectiveness.


So, fellow trader, I urge you to heed the call of Jeremiah 33:3. Open your heart and mind to the guidance that awaits, and trust that the answers you seek will be revealed in due time. Wishing you wisdom, clarity, and success in your trading journey,


Be Relentless In Pursuit Of The Will 

Which God Has Set Upon Your Heart,

Anthony Speciale



Dow Jones Plunges Nearly 500 Points


In Friday's trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced a significant decline, dropping as much as 562 points, or 1.5%. Similarly, the S&P 500 tumbled 1.7%, while the Nasdaq Composite pulled back by 1.8%. This sell-off was fueled by concerns over inflation and geopolitical tensions, which weighed heavily on investor sentiment.


JPMorgan Chase shares took a hit, declining more than 5% after the bank reported its first-quarter results. CEO Jamie Dimon highlighted concerns about persistent inflationary pressures affecting the economy. Wells Fargo also slipped by 0.6% following its latest quarterly figures, while Citigroup dropped more than 2% despite posting a revenue beat.



Oil prices continued to rise amidst reports of potential conflict between Israel and Iran, with U.S. crude reaching $87.11 a barrel. This added to inflation concerns that have been pressuring the market in recent weeks.


The overall sentiment in the market is cautious, with investors adopting a risk-off approach heading into the weekend. Consumer sentiment for April came in below expectations, reflecting growing concerns over inflationary pressures.


Here's to informed trading and steady navigation in the face of market uncertainties.



S&P 500 Analysis for Monday: April 15, 2024


In the world of trading, navigating the market can sometimes feel like charting a course through uncharted waters. But with the right tools and techniques, even the most turbulent seas can be tamed. That's where technical analysis comes in – providing traders with valuable insights into market trends and potential price movements.


Let's break down the technical analysis of the current market landscape:


Weekly Market Analysis:


The 5034.75 - 5071.00 region can contain selling through the balance of the year, above which 5593.00 remains a 1 - 2 month objective (able to contain monthly buying pressures when tested), 5988.00 expected over the next full year of trade.


Downside, a settlement below 5034.75 indicates a good high into Q3, then expecting 4634.50 over the following 2 - 3 months where the market can place an annual low.


Monday's Market Analysis:


The 5230.25 level can contain weekly buying pressures, below which 5034.75 - 5071.00 remains a 1 - 2 week objective.


Downside Monday, 5123.50 can contain session weakness, while closing below 5123.50 indicates the targeted 5071.00 within several days, the start of a narrowing zone of long-term support down to 5034.75 able to contain selling into Q3.


Upside Monday, closing above 5230.25 signals 5263.75 tomorrow, also able to contain weekly buying pressures and the point to settle above for reversing near-term momentum, 5431.25 then expected by the end of next week, able to contain weekly buying pressures when tested and a meaningful upside continuation point into May.



In summary, by keeping a close eye on these key levels and using technical analysis to guide your trading decisions, you can navigate the market with confidence and precision. And for those looking to dive deeper into the world of technical analysis, join The Speciale Analysis Family of Traders LIVE as we explore advanced techniques and strategies for maximizing intraday profits in today's dynamic market environment.


Happy Trading,

Speciale Analysis

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