SP500 may be ready to rally to a potential new high. But mind the risk.
Pronounced positive divergence – a 2nd time in 2015
The green lines in Chart 1 show the conspicuous positive divergence between SP500 and its RSI (and MACD too).
This is the 2nd such positive divergence in 2015. Following the first such occurrence in January 2015, SP500 rallied 138.69 index points or 7%. (But keep in mind the 1-year-plus negative divergence at a larger degree, see this chart.)
One of our two tracking counts (see Monthly Outlook Update (5/29/15)) shows that SP500 is now at the lower EDT trend line support (Chart 1).
Furthermore, the pullback so far is a three-wave ABC corrective structure. Once it ends (Chart 2, note the potential small-degree unfinished business), the subsequent rally targets the upper EDT trend line, an overthrow and a new high.
That gap in VIX (Chart 3)
is likely to be filled, potentially sooner rather than later.
Mind the RISK
It’s prudent to keep in mind the other tracking count (Chart 4) which tracks the scenario that SP500 has already peaked (see Monthly Outlook Update (5/29/15)).
Market internals are showing more weakness than benchmark indexes. For example, SP500 AD line has made a lower low on a larger degree (Chart 5 red lines), although a similar negative divergence earlier (Chart 5 red arrows) accompanied a market bottom rather than additional selloff.