S&P 500 Support Levels: Sept. 28, 2017

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by
Shain Vernier • 1 min read

Yesterday, I issued a recommendation to go long in December E-mini S&P 500 futures from an intraday Fibonacci retracement level. Market sentiment was bullish, and the trade looked to be a great opportunity. Unfortunately, a whipsaw market driven by news events ruined a good looking setup.

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There are several robust support levels for the S&P 500, depending upon Wednesday’s high remaining a valid high water mark.

S&P 500 FuturesDecember E-mini S&P 500 Futures, Daily Chart


Key support levels for December E-mini S&P 500 futures:

  • 38% retracement of September’s range at 2484.25

  • Bollinger MP at 2483.75

  • 50% retracement at 2476.50

  • Daily SMA 2475.50

Also, the 20 day EMA is around the 2489.00 level. This is a rapidly updating indicator. If price action comes off from current levels, it will move towards our 38% retracement.

Bottom Line: As of this writing, price action is bullish, threatening Wednesday’s high of 2509.25. In the event that this level is not violated, our support levels remain valid. I look for a buy from the 38% level of 2484.25 and stop below 2476.50 as a good location to play this market to the bull for a 1:1 R/R.

As of now, the S&Ps are trading in a tight range. It will extend as we move into the U.S. session close. Let’s stay patient and rack up a few ticks!

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