August 17, 2022 Mid-week market update
Not much has happened so far this week as stocks have mostly paused the upward move at a sensible area.
All eyes have been on the 200-day moving averages. That's not likely to change until the indexes move away from that level.
SPY 0.00%↑ shows the 200-day MA is close at hand as well as a down-sloping trendline and an RSI reading of 70+
QQQ 0.00%↑ hasn't reached the 200-day MA. It will need to clear the ATH AVWAP first.
IWM 0.00%↑ dancing on both sides of the 200-day MA for now and the ATH AVWAP is there too.
Even MEME stonks have price memory and technical levels.
BBBY 0.00%↑ has been getting squeezed again. Take a look at where the monstrous move higher finally hit the brakes.
Could this be a warning sign of too much froth in the market? Or is it a good indication that risk appetite is back?
$VIX - continues to drift lower
And the Dollar is a bit undecided
Something else we've been hearing a lot about are Breadth thrusts.
Breadth is a measure of participation in the market. The theory is that when more stocks are participating in the move higher then that move is strong and has a higher likelihood of continuing.
Take a look at this work from my fellow CMT, Jonathan Harrier.
That’s a pretty solid track record.
But as we all know, only price pays. So while this information may help you form an opinion, remember to keep your eyes on the charts and price levels that matter to you.
I’ll be watching for a continuation of the uptrend and a successful move over the 200-day moving averages.
On the downside, keep an eye on the Monday lows, the 8-day EMAs, and the 50-day SMA on $SPY. If we test those and they can’t hold, a deeper move could be coming.
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