From the desk of Steve Strazza @Sstrazza
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S&P 500 Tests a Key Level
Equities continue to look vulnerable as sellers remain in full control. When it comes to the major averages, we’ve had our eyes on the AVWAP from the COVID lows. In late April, the Russell 2000 and Nasdaq 100 violated these levels and followed it up with a fresh leg to the downside. Markets have continued to sell off since.
Today, all eyes are on the S&P 500 which is now challenging its AVWAP from the COVID lows. This level represents the price the average investor has paid since March 2020, making it a critical level of interest.
What this really means is the average buyer since that time is now in a loss position. While this would be a logical place for bulls to step in and stop the carnage, we’re not seeing any sign of it yet. Until we do, be prepared for heightened volatility and further downside.