S&P500 $SPY Explodes Into Close After Federal Reserve Comments

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SPY exploded higher into the close on December 15, 2021, after the Federal Reserve press conference.

📈 Intraday Chart of SPY

The explosive move higher in the last two hours of trade was impressive.

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Intraday chart of SPY on December 15, 2021. Notice the huge move during the Fed’s press conference.

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📺 FOMC Press Conference December 15, 2021

The Federal Reserve streamed the press conference:

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📈 SPY Technical Analysis

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The rising large players volume is bullish and the Twiggs Money Flow has gone positive. The MACD is looking bullish too. The long term trend is positive and the short term trend is neutral. SPY is currently trading near its 52 week high, which is a good sign. There is a resistance zone ranging from 470.75 to 470.75. This zone is formed by a combination of multiple trend lines in multiple time frames. There is a support zone ranging from 457.33 to 464.26. This zone is formed by a combination of multiple trend lines and important moving averages in multiple time frames. Besides having an excellent technical rating, SPY also presents a decent setup pattern. We see reduced volatility while prices have been consolidating in the most recent period. A pullback is taking place, which may present a nice opportunity for an entry. There is a resistance zone just above the current price starting at 464.26. Right above this resistance zone may be a good entry point. There is a support zone below the current price at 462.49, a stop order could be placed below this zone. Click here to sign up for email alerts on SPY and when the technicals either improve or breakdown.

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