Raymond James’ Jeff Saut offers his guidance for the week:
The call for this week: Last Monday I wrote, “To us, the real question is – will the SPX get a pullback to the often mentioned pivot point of 1217, or will any pullback be short and shallow? Well, by our work the equity markets still have a lot of internal energy to power their way higher, so our sense is the SPX will keep pushing higher in the months ahead with only shallow pullbacks and sideways pauses along the way.” While falling from 1284.59 to 1218.28 the first two days of last week hardly qualifies as “shallow,” I do find it interesting that on the numerological date of 11/1/11 the S&P 500 closed near the aforementioned pivot point of 1217 and then rallied. Accordingly, we would view a decisive close below that 1217 pivot point as a negative, suggesting a decline back into the 1100s. A more likely outcome, however, is for the SPX to spend some time consolidating before resuming its advance.
P.S. – I am actually here all week . . .