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Breakouts Turn Support on S&P 500 P&F Chart


The Point & Figure chart below, which is based on 10 points per box, shows the S&P 500 with successive upside breakouts in April, May and June. A key tenet of technical analysis is that broken resistance turns into support. The green support box, therefore, is based on these three breakouts and marks a significant support zone in the 1880-1900 area. Notice that the S&P 500 held the top of this zone with the July-August decline (red 8). 

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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