I ran through a number of charts provided by my friends at Stockcharts.com, and as a person who has been piling on the shorts for the past two weeks I was greatly encouraged. Almost every single one was pregnant with gloomy implications. This is all happening a mere 12 days before the Great Escape in May commences. Virtually every technical indicator I follow is now flashing warning signs and ringing alarm bells.
Here is my own personal interpretation. The Russell 2000 (IWM) could potentially be setting up a head own shoulder top targeting $75 on the downside. My short here is one of my biggest positions. The Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR (XLY) is pulling away from the absolute top end of its upward channel and is ripe for a 10% pullback. Ditto for the Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK), which could give back 15%. The Financials Select Sector SPDR (XLF), one of the hottest areas this year, could actually be setting up a new downtrend. The same is true for the Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB). And tell me that is not a double top in the Industrials Select Sector SPDR (XLI).
This all suggests that 1,325 for the S&P 500 is a chip shot on the downside, and maybe more. I have a feeling that killings are about to me made on the short side.