Mid-Week Market Update December 21, 2022
Five days of selling finally gave way to some positive price action for stocks.
In the weekend review, we examined the market’s downside extension and the possibility of a bounce.
Note - Read these posts for an explanation of extension and price equilibrium.
The bounce move has occurred in line with expectations. Three of the four major indexes are back near the equilibrium area. Now we look to what’s next.
If they are to continue higher, and if Santa Claus is to deliver his namesake rally, there is potentially significant resistance to clear.
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SPY levels to watch
YTD low anchored VWAP (purple line)
50-day simple moving average (red line)
8-day exponential moving average (yellow line)
$388-$391 support/resistance zone (blue shaded area)
21-day exponential moving average (light blue line)
Volume, though often an overlooked component, will add to the challenge.
The 5-day selloff from 12/13-19, had higher than average volume on four of those days. Prices have bounced with much lower volume this week suggesting the possibility that prices may have stopped going down not from an increase in buyers, but from a decrease in sellers.
For a meaningful rally to occur, not only do we want to see prices surpassing all of the tests above, but to do so with much more volume than we've seen so these last two sessions.
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Whether we get a Santa Claus Rally or not (and remember he doesn't come to Wall St. until after Christmas) I hope you have a blessed season with loved ones. There won't be a Weekend Market Review this Friday, but I'll still have the weekly charts on Twitter Saturday morning.
Until next week;
Joyful holidays to you no matter how you celebrate!
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December 7, 2022 4:15 PM
Long: AMZN217C90, SNAP217C9, QQQ, SPY, TSLA1230C150
Short: AMZN217C105, SNAP217C13
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