Trading the Big US Stock Index in the Sell Zone

The US stock market continues to vacillate between bull and bear moves…

This comes as traders are going back and forth between thoughts of economic growth and recession.

But from our technical analysis standpoint, the major index of the US market, the S&P 500 Index, is in the sell zone and providing potential opportunities for bearish trade ideas.

So, let’s dive in and take a further look at the market for the S&P 500 Index futures contract (ES)…

 The S&P 500 Index (ES) Trade Idea

Here’s how the chart is setting up for the S&P 500 Index futures contract (ES)…

  S&P 500 Index Futures Contract (ES) Price and Technical Analysis – Source: TradingView

And here’s how we see a trade potentially shaping up on the bear side…

The ES daily time frame is in a down trend, with the market making lower lows and lower highs.

There is a down Fibonacci with an extension price point 3,228.75, about 2,237 ticks below the market. 

As long as the daily time frame stays below the downtrend line, it will be a good idea

to turn to the one hour time frame and look for selling ideas.

The Bottom Line

There are multiple ways to trade the futures, stock and other markets. We can trade the indexes, both up and down, as well as individual stocks. 

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Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez is an elite Analyst who’s been actively trading the financial markets since 2011. He’s known as one the leading innovative traders in this industry due to his his cutting-edge strategies.

Josh first burst into the scene when he took an initial deposit investment of $500 and turned into over $39,000 in just under 2 years.
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