Frankly only an Obama miracle can stop the sky from falling now. Monday’s action was so damaging that it raises the very real prospect that the market could fall to the 5800 level. The previous November low is taken out by sufficient margin that the previous trading range is ended and the broad downtrend reaffirmed. At this point only issues with strong charts should be held. Here is the immediate picture:
No experienced technician is required to see the next level of support — around 5800. The line from 2002 might offer some hope — but you know what they say — unsuccessful investors hope when they should fear, and fear when they should hope.