3 Indicators To Guide Your Near-Term Market View
Plus A Weekly Market Update - January 18, 2023
The year-to-date anchored volume weighted average price (AVWAP) is driving the bus for SPY and QQQ.
This is an excellent example of this tool at work. Look how many times it has produced a turning already in just week 3 of 2024.
The week-to-date AVWAP has also had an impact, as has the 5-day moving average.
These indicators don’t predict the future. But they do often show us where to focus and look for changes.
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A week and a half ago, we were looking at igniting bars ready to take prices higher and back toward recent highs. And they did. But now, some market sectors are struggling to push into new territory.
Beneath the surface, it’s a mixed bag.
AMD, NVDA, MSFT, and META are higher and breaking new ground. But are they showing signs of exhaustion?
AAPL moved lower to test its 200-day MA. And TSLA is well below its 200-day MA.
Can they find a bounce?
Let’s look at the charts.
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SPY has spent the week zig-zagging back and forth across the short-term moving averages. Two dips below the 21-day MA in quick succession combined with the 8-day MA moving briefly below the 21 shows weakening momentum. But no serious damage has been done, and this could simply be another instance of time correction before another move higher. We’ll need a move above $480 to confirm that sequence.
QQQ is carrying the torch for now and goes out another closing high today. It has been a bit erratic over the last couple of weeks, but the strength remains.
IWM is trying to resume the fight with a bounce near the 50-day MA and today’s close back over the Nov. gap AVWAP.
DIA overcame several days of selling to close very near (but under) the 8 and 21-day MAs. Trading between $370 and $378 for nearly a month could be enough consolidation to send this one strongly higher on a breakout. Watch for a move beyond each of those levels for indications of what may be next.
TLT sends a cautious message as it lost the 50-day MA today. The zone near $92 could be in the cards now. Bonds lower and rates higher is not what stock bulls want to see.
DX1! Dollar futures had two weeks of consolidation followed by a breakout—more trouble for stocks.
BTCUSD looks like a failed breakout, followed by a bear flag, and now it’s lost the months-long trendline. Maybe the $40,000 round number can add some support.
The Closing Bell
Plenty of strength but also some chop.
Large caps, technology, and some semiconductor stocks are making new highs.
Small caps, Government bond yields, and the Dollar are struggling. Will they be early indicators of potential trouble?
The battle continues.
Which is in line with seasonal tendencies for January.
There’s that word again.
Courtesy of Jeffrey Hirsch. Click the image to read his comments.
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