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Chartology: Flirting With Disaster

Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 10:21 PM ET

The S&P 500 broke down below its February 2007 low in Wednesday’s late day sell-off. Does the market's action signal more pain ahead?

Oppenheimer Chief Market Technician Carter Worth joins the panel for this conversation. Following is a summary of his main points.

The action in Wednesday's market suggests to me that we are headed lower, Worth says. The pattern is ominous so look out below.

When a bull market rallies each time it should make a substantial new high. That hasn’t been happening. I believe we will head lower on the S&P, to about 1300 in the coming months.

Would a rate cut help?

We’ve already had 3 rate cuts. Can you solve the sins of excess liquidity with more liquidity? Money is cheap right now, he says. That’s not our problem.

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For an in-depth look at the charts used in Worth’s technical analysis please watch the video.

Chartology: Market Breakdown
The action in today's market suggests we are headed lower, according to Carter Worth, chief market strategist for Oppenheimer & Co.

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