Index Support and Resistance for Thursday, 12/31/2015

  Below you will find the Index Support and Resistance for Thursday, 12/31/2015 as calculated from the changes in Index points through Wednesday, 12/30/2015’s close.
We are down to the last few hours of the last trading day of the last week of 2015 with only today and a 1 PM. ET. close to regular hours trading today, Thursday, 12/31/2015.   E-mini futures last night … and during this morning’s pre-market hours trading, suggest a negative open for the indexes.
I.  Performance of the Indexes from Wednesday, 12/30/2015
 ( Indexes )  Index chart 20151230
  • Dow Jones    17,603.87  -117.11  (-0.66%)  (chart: blue)
  • Nasdaq        5,065.85  -42.09  (-0.82%)  (chart: gold)
  • S&P 500       2,063.36  -15.00  (-0.72%)  (chart: red)
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  • Rus 1k (RUI)  1,142.13  -8.34 (-0.72%)
  • Rus 2k (RUT)  1,149.64  -10.88 (-0.94%)
  • Rus 3k (RUA)  1,217.30  -9.09 (-0.74%)
  • CBOE (TNX)       23.03  -0.04 (-0.17%)
  • Volatility (VIX) 17.29  0.00 (0.00%)
 I. a. Select stocks of interest, from Wednesday, 12/30/2015
  • AAPL  107.32   0.00 (0.00%)   Pre-market: 107.18 -0.14 (-0.13%)
  • C      52.30   0.00 (0.00%)
  • CHK     4.41  +0.01 (0.23%)   After Hours: 4.35 -0.06 (-1.36%)
  • GE     31.04  -0.01 (-0.03%)   After Hours: 30.93 -0.11 (-0.35%)
  • JCP     6.76  -0.01 (-0.07%)
  • MPC    52.30   0.00 (0.00%)
  • MU     14.16   0.00 (0.00%)   Pre-market: 14.10 -0.06 (-0.42%)
  • VRNG    2.55   0.00 (0.00%)
  • VZ     46.77   0.00 (0.00%)
 I. b. Sector summary from Wednesday, 12/30/2015
  • Sector Change +/-% (best (or least worst) to worst)
  • Utilities  …………………………………. -0.39%
  • Healthcare ………………………………  -0.47%
  • Non-Cyclical Cons. Goods …………… -0.47%
  • Cyclical Cons. Goods  …………………. -0.69%
  • Industrials  ……………………………… -0.70%
  • Technology ……………………………… -0.82%
  • Financials ……………………………….  -0.88%
  • Telecommunications Srvcs  …………. -1.05%
  • Basic Materials …………………………  -1.09%
  • Energy ……………………………………  -1.59%
 II. Bonds, and/or Currencies, and/or Commodities from Wednesday, 12/30/2015

  II. a.  USA  Bonds

  • 3 Month  0.15%  -0.04 (-21.05%)
  • 6 Month  0.44%  -0.03 (-6.38%)
  • 2 Year  1.02%  -0.03 (-2.86%)
  • 5 Year  1.77%  -0.02 (-1.12%)
  • 10 Year  2.29%  -0.02 (-0.87%)
  • 30 Year  3.03%  -0.02 (-0.66%)

  II. b.   US Energy Information Administration   

 III.  Index Support and Resistance for Thursday, 12/31/2015
 Below you will find the 52 week performance, and the Year-to-Date (YTD) performance to the selected indexes.  I added the 200 day simple moving average (SMA) calculations to those of the CBOE Interest Rate 10 Year T Note (INDEX CBOE: TNX).  For tracking the day’s action, here are the Pivot Points, Support points, Resistance points,  and the 50 day simple moving averages (sma),  for the DJIA, the NasdaqComp, the S&P 500, the Russell’s 1000, 2000, 3000, the CBOE Interest Rate 10 Year T Note (INDEX CBOE: TNX), as well as the Volatility Index (VIX) for the S&P500.
  •  If the related index, or stock, is above the pivot point, the pivot point is both support, and an indication that Mr. & Ms. Fickle Markets are Bullish. 
  •  If the related Index, or stock, is below the pivot point, then the pivot point represents resistance, as well as an indication that Mr. & Ms. Fickle Markets are Bearish.
  •  Please Note:  ALL projections are for reference only as they can be easily exceeded, up or down, by Mr. & Ms. Fickle Markets.-   –   –   –           –   –   –   –           –   –   –   –
( 1) For the DJIA (INDEX DJX: .DJI) (ETF: DIA)
  Closed 12/30 down @  17603.87
  •   :: Pivot point   17635.62
  •   Support (s1)  17557.12     Support (s2)   17510.36
  •   Resistance (r1)   17682.38   Resistance (r2)   17760.88
  •   Simple Moving Average (Close 50):    17626.55
  •   52 week performance   -2.11%  YTD performance -1.23%
( 2) For the Nasdaq Comp (INDEX NASDAQ: .IXIC) (ETF: QQQ)
  Closed 12/30 down @  5065.85
  •   :: Pivot point   5077.96
  •   Support (s1)  5053.57       Support (s2)  5041.29
  •   Resistance (r1)  5090.24    Resistance (r2)  5114.63
  •   Simple Moving Average (Close 50):  5049.92
  •   52 week performance  +6.96%  YTD performance  +6.96%
( 3) For the S&P 500 (INDEX SP: .INX) (ETF: SPY)
  Closed 12/30 down @ 2063.36
  •   :: Pivot point  2067.56
  •   Support (s1)  2057.77        Support (s2)  2052.19
  •   Resistance (r1) 2073.14      Resistance (r2)  2082.93
  •   Simple Moving Average (Close 50):  2067.37
  •   52 week performance  +0.22%  YTD performance   +0.22%
  •   :: Projected High: 2,070.35,   Projected Low:  2,054.98     12/30
( 4) For the Russell 1000 (INDEX RUSSELL: RUI)
  Closed 12/30 down @ 1142.13
  •   :: Pivot point   1144.53
  •   Support (s1)  1139.08     Support (s2)  1136.03
  •   Resistance (r1)  1147.58  Resistance (r2)  1153.03
  •   Simple Moving Average (Close 50):   1145.74
  •   52 week performance  -1.19%  YTD performance  -0.20%
( 5) For the Russell 2000 (INDEX RUSSELL: RUT) (ETF: IWM)
  Closed 12/30 down @ 1149.64
  •   :: Pivot point  1153.06
  •   Support (s1)  1145.74     Support (s2)  1141.84
  •   Resistance (r1) 1156.96   Resistance (r2)  1164.28
  •   Simple Moving Average (Close 50):  1164.35
  •   52 week performance  -4.57%  YTD performance  -4.57%
( 6) For the Russell 3000 (INDEX RUSSELL: RUA)
  Closed 12/30 down @ 1217.30
  :: Pivot point   1219.97
Support (s1) 1214.09       Support (s2)  1210.87
Resistance (r1)  1223.19   Resistance (r2)  1229.07
Simple Moving Average (Close 50):   1222.32
52 week performance  +0.49%  YTD performance  -0.56%
                            .                                                 .
( 7) For the CBOE Interest Rate 10 Year T Note (INDEX CBOE: TNX)
  Closed 12/30 down @ 23.03
  :: Pivot point    23.05
Support (s1)  22.85       Support (s2)  22.67
Resistance (r1)  23.23    Resistance (r2)  23.43
Simple Moving Average (Close 50):  22.19  (Golden Cross 12/24/15)
Simple Moving Average (Close 200)  22.04
:: Close ( 5 days) above/below (+/-) sma200  +0.994 (+4.512%)
:: 52 week performance +6.13%  YTD performance  +6.13%
                     .                                                 .
( 8) For the Volatility S&P500 (INDEX CBOE: VIX)
  Closed 12/30 up @ 17.29
  :: Pivot point    17.07
Support (s1)   16.72      Support (s2)  16.15
Resistance (r1)  17.64    Resistance (r2)  17.99
Simple Moving Average (Close 50):  16.79
:: 52 week performance   -2.81%  YTD performance  -9.95%
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 IV.  Index “projected” Highs and Lows for Thursday, 12/31/2015
Index,  :: Projected High,  Projected Low
Dow Jones,    17,659.00      17,533.74
Nasdaq,        5,084.10 5,047.43
S&P 500,       2,070.35 2,054.98
Russell 1000,  1,146.06 1,137.56
Russell 2000,  1,155.01 1,143.79
Russell 3000,  1,221.58 1,212.48
CBOE TNX,         23.14    22.76
Volatility,       17.82    16.90     12/30
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——  Monday, 12/28/2015 thru Thursday 12/31/2015  ——-

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 Hope the above Index Support and Resistance calculations for Thursday, 12/31/2015 help your investing and trading today …
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