S&P 500 reflects bullish LT sentiment

By Colin Twiggs
October 15th, 2013 3:00 am EDT (5:00 pm AET)

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The September quarter-end often heralds a correction as fund managers re-balance their portfolios and shed under-performing stocks. Congressional gridlock raised the probability even higher, but the market has brushed this aside, reflecting bullish long-term sentiment.

The S&P 500 rallied sharply off support at 1650. Follow-through above 1710 would indicate an advance to 1790/1800*. A 21-day Twiggs Money Flow trough close to zero indicates buying pressure. Reversal below 1675 is unlikely at present, but would warn of a test of primary support at 1630.

S&P 500

* Target calculation: 1710 + ( 1710 - 1630 ) = 1790

VIX retreated below 20, signaling low/moderate market risk.

VIX Index

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