We have seen a lot of chop around the S&P 500 $1180 level. This can be expected as we are in the midst of earnings season. We should see a break one way or another this week especially with GDP on Friday.
As a clue to the direction of this break we look to the VIX and as of late, it has been on the decline, holding in the upper teens. In order to sustain new highs we would need the VIX to break $17.90 and hold it.