Whipsaw 2825 levels
The S&P 500 chart below shows the whipsaw price action in the past few weeks. The latter part of this past week has seen a clean bounce off new support around the 2,825 level, which matches the lows of the previous week. Looking ahead, this support level will be the price to watch as volatility potentially continues. If support holds, we could see a more pronounced rebound ahead. But if it breaks down on further trade and economic concerns, the next major area of support to the downside is around the 2,730 level.
Chart showing the performance of the S&P 500 Index
Treasury Yield Curve Emerges from Inversion
As noted above, the 10-year/2-year yield curve inverted briefly this past week. This is considered a relatively reliable signal of a future recession. As of Friday, however, this closely watched part of the yield curve is no longer inverted – that is, the 10-year yield is once again above the 2-year yield, as it usually is. Of course, this is not to say that the economy is out of the woods, but if it remains a one-time inversion, we could be seeing more confidence in the market and the economy on the part of investors.Whipsaw