The stock market continues to put on a tremendous display of bullishness. There was some brief but heavy selling in relation to the military action in Iraq, but most of the selling came in the overnight sessions and was largely reversed by the time the NYSE opened the next day.
With most of the major averages making new all-time highs, their charts remain bullish. There is support at 3190-3210. There is further support at 3150 and 3070.
There was wild overnight action during the night session on Tuesday January 7th. S&P futures dropped 54 points immediately after news that Iran had fired missiles at U.S. installations in Iraq. Obviously, prices have recovered since then, but perhaps we can get a glimpse into what might happen should a “real” decline of that magnitude take place.
Stocks backed off today, but the bull market is still intact so far. There is support on the $SPX chart at the various horizontal red lines in Figure 1. There isn't MAJOR support, though, until you get down to 3070.
Equity-only put-call ratios are at extremely low levels, due to heavy call buying during most of the recent three-month stock market rally. But they are not on confirmed sell signals yet.
The Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) appears to be the theme in recent days. $SPX and other major indices are roaring ahead, despite a relatively narrow number of stocks carrying the load. But one thing is sure: for now, the $SPX chart is extremely strong.