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S&P 500 Analysis for the WEEK of: April 21, 2024

Hey Trader,

Finding Inspiration

As we navigate the twists and turns of the financial markets, it's easy to become consumed by our successes and failures. However, let's take a moment to reflect on the wisdom of . . .

Psalm 115:1: "Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness."

In this verse, we're reminded that true glory belongs to a higher power. It's a powerful reminder that our achievements are not solely of our own making but are a result of divine grace and guidance.

So, as we face the challenges and triumphs of trading, let's strive to approach our work with humility and gratitude. Let's remember to acknowledge the role of faithfulness and love in our journey, knowing that ultimate glory belongs to something greater than ourselves. May this verse inspire and uplift you as you continue on your trading journey!

Be Relentless In Pursuit Of The Will 

Which God Has Set Upon Your Heart,

Anthony Speciale

Nasdaq's Sixth Straight Slide as Nvidia Takes a Dive

The Nasdaq Composite took a tumble for the sixth consecutive day, marking its longest losing streak in over a year. The decline was fueled by a sharp drop in Nvidia's stock price, exacerbating recent market concerns tied to geopolitical tensions and stubborn inflation.

Tech Troubles and Market Movement

The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped by 2.05% to 15,282.01, while the broader S&P 500 fell by 0.88% to 4,967.23, slipping below the key 5,000 level. This marks the sixth consecutive day of losses for both indices, a streak not seen since October 2022.

However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average bucked the trend, rising by 0.56% to close at 37,986.40. This gain was largely driven by a more than 6% rally in American Express following positive earnings.

Sector Struggles and Individual Stock Movement

Netflix faced a notable setback, dropping over 9% despite beating quarterly earnings expectations. Chip stocks also faced increasing pressure, with Nvidia plunging by 10%, experiencing its worst day since March 2020. Super Micro Computer saw an even steeper decline, plummeting by more than 23%.

Geopolitical Concerns and Market Response

While investor concerns over the Middle East conflict initially caused some volatility, fears were somewhat alleviated by Israel's measured response to Iran. Oil prices briefly surged by over 3% before stabilizing. Despite this, investor nerves remained on edge, with heightened awareness of geopolitical risks influencing decision-making.

A Challenging Week for Markets

This week proved challenging for markets overall, with the S&P 500 experiencing its worst weekly performance since March 2023. Tech stocks bore the brunt of the losses, contributing to the S&P 500's third consecutive negative week.

Looking ahead, market participants are grappling with various factors, including concerns over inflation and the trajectory of monetary policy. The Nasdaq Composite saw a significant decline of 5.5% for the week, while the Dow managed to eke out a modest gain, breaking a streak of two consecutive negative weeks.

As we navigate these uncertain times, it's crucial for traders to

stay informed and adaptable in their approach to the markets!

S&P 500 Analysis for the WEEK of: April 21, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of the financial markets, understanding technical analysis is paramount for successful navigation. Today, let’s delve into a breakdown of key levels and objectives that can shape your trading strategy in the coming months.

Key Support and Resistance Levels:

  • The region between 5074.50 and 5082.50 stands out as a crucial area that may contain buying pressure throughout the second quarter.

  • Price continuing to dip below this range, a significant support level is likely to be found at 4572.50. This level remains a key objective for sellers over the next 2 to 3 months and could dictate market sentiment for the remainder of the year.

Upside Potential:

  • A weekly settlement above the 5082.50 mark would neutralize the previous week’s midterm sell signal, signaling a potential shift in market dynamics. This could pave the way for further several week momentum towards 5304.25.

  • If prices surpass the 5304.25 threshold, it could signal a bullish trend for the next several months. Moreover, a target of 5527.75 (with rising weekly momentum) would then be expected within the next 1 to 2 months. This level is anticipated to act as a significant resistance point, potentially fueling further buying pressure and indicating a bullish continuation into the later part of the year.


  • As traders, it’s essential to stay vigilant and adapt to changing market conditions. By incorporating technical analysis and closely monitoring key support and resistance levels, you can make informed decisions and capitalize on potential opportunities in the market.

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Remember, successful trading requires patience, discipline, and a thorough understanding of market dynamics. Stay focused, stay informed, and may your trading journey be profitable and rewarding. Incorporate these insights into your trading strategy and navigate the markets with confidence.

Happy Trading,

Speciale Analysis

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