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Trade of the week: short S&P 500

Negative divergence can be seen on the daily S&P 500 chart and it looks to be at least short-term overextended.

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We would, therefore, like to short the S&P 500 with a stop loss at 5,200 and a downside target around the 5,000 mark, even though it’s a risky trade against the uptrend.

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Previous USD/JPY trading outcome

In the previous week, Axel Ruldolph made a smart move by betting on the US dollar to increase in value compared to the Japanese yen (USD/JPY). This turned out to be a good decision and he is currently making money from it. However, he is concerned about the upcoming release of Japanese inflation data, which could cause the market to become more volatile. Because of this, he suggests selling his investment to reduce the risk.

This week's trading opportunity

For this week's trade, Rudolph has noticed something interesting on the daily S&P 500 chart. Even though the stock market has been doing well and reached a new high, there is a signal that suggests it might start going down soon. This signal is called a negative divergence, and it happens when the stock's price goes up but a certain indicator shows a lower high. Based on his analysis, he believes there is a high chance the stock market will decline, possibly even reaching a level of 5,000. This is going against the current trend, but his technical analysis supports this idea.

To make this trade, Rudolph recommends selling the S&P 500 at its current price and setting a limit to stop the losses if the price goes above 5,300. He also suggests setting a goal for the price to reach 5,000 or lower. It's important to note that this trade is considered controversial because it goes against what most people in the market are doing. This means there could be big fluctuations in the market, so it's better suited for experienced traders.

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