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Pros: Is Market Sentiment Starting to Shift?

On Monday investors were starting to wonder if sentiment in the market had starated to change.

The S&P 500 suffered its worst day since June on Tuesday, with Caterpillar spooking investors after it reduced its forecast citing sluggish global growth.

Other companies including FedEx and Norfolk Southern have issued similar forecasts, which in turn have also spooked investors.

Weak outlooks, however, are hardly the only negative catalyst in the market.

Pros are also worried by commentary from Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser who said the latest monetary stimulus will not do much to boost economic growth or lower unemployment, explains trader Steve Grasso, director of institutional sales trading at Stuart Frankel.

Also, Grasso says pros don't like that protesters had clashed with police in Spain as the government prepared a new round of unpopular austerity measures.

“That’s no good,” says Grasso. "It reminds the Street that Europe could flair at a moments notice."

And trader Tim Seymour, founder of EmergingMoney.com, added that there are other reasons to think sentiment in the market had shifted.

"The market sold off on news that wasn’t entirely unexpected. That’s not a good sign, either” he says. "And we had good news on housing but that didn't seem to matter."

"Around 1440 in the S&P, the market is at an inflection point," says Grasso. "This is where the pros will either sell or buy. I'm bearish."




Posted by CNBC's Lee Brodie

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