SP500 is about to enter the RSI Power Zone

The SP500 index based on the weekly price bar chart is showing that the weekly RSI (Relative Strength Index) is about to enter the power zone.  The power zone is the area above the 70th percentile line in the RSI indicator window.

The RSI entering above the 70 line is usually a very bullish indication especially when dealing with the longer term charts.

So this could mean that the market still has more juice left in it to the upside.  The last time the SP500 broke above the 70 line RSI on the weekly basis was was back in December 2003, but also in May of 2007 and November of 2006.

The most meaningful comparison is the 2003 period in my opinion because this was the major recovery rally from the 3 year bear market into 2002-2003.

So it would appear that still the bulls are in total control here.  Overbought will stay overbought for a while still and when the correction finally does come it will probably be sloppy and have limited easy of movement to the downside.

Trying to pick a top in this market is an extremely dangerous affair especially when you consider how strong the bull trend is with the weekly RSI about to enter the ‘red zone’ area above 70.

A break into and above the 70 range of course is not guaranteed, but given the recent strength in the market it is hard to see a different outcome at this point.

Posted in Index Trading, Market Timing, SP500
2 comments on “SP500 is about to enter the RSI Power Zone
  1. austin says:

    I am glad I am not the only one watching the RSI. Cant stay that high for long.

  2. Tom Tom says:

    Well you are correct that eventually the RSI must come down into the corrective zone. The problem is that once the RSI enters the power zone above the 70 level (which it has on the weekly basis right now) then you can see a further rise in prices for a while. This is what happened in the 2004 time frame where weekly RSI blasted higher above the 70 level and it seemed like prices would never come back down. So this market is definitely one characterized by persistence to the upside. Thanks for your comment.

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