The long-term trends for the S&P 500 and JP Morgan remain up. Despite the trends being up, both have made little upward progress over the past 6-months?

Any reason why they have struggled to move higher? One technical reason could be a Fibonacci Extension level!

We applied Fibonacci extension levels to the 2007 highs and 2009 lows for both in the charts above. The 261% extension levels for each were hit in January where upward price movement started stalling out. Since then both have traded sideways, potentially building a base to push higher from.

If the S&P 500 and JP Morgan both break above respective 261% extension levels, they would send strong bullish signals.