Mid-Week Market Update October 5, 2022
From "Could we bounce?" to "Wow! What a bounce!" in two days
From "Could we bounce?" to "Wow! What a bounce!" in two days.
The SP500 just had two of the biggest back-to-back days ever.
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright has the stats on some previous occurrences.
We’ve been watching the pieces come together (A Look at Mid-Term Election Years) for a week or so. Now here we are looking at a potential change in trend.
That doesn’t mean it was an easy trade. The environment late last week definitely wasn’t conducive to loading up with new long positions. In fact, looking back at Friday’s miserable price action, one may question if anyone in their right mind would've bought heavily as prices broke down and then closed dead on the low.
Good news, missing the turns doesn't matter. Calling the exact bottom or the exact top is not a necessary ingredient for success. These pivot points are just the first steps in the process of a trend change.
How trends change:
Prices stop going down and making new lows
Prices get above a previous pivot, making a higher high
When prices do turn down (not if, but when) they make a higher low
In the short term, conditions one and two are complete. Now we watch for number three.
When all those steps are confirmed, the trend has changed.
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Here are the charts.
$SPY - Things looked a little weak this morning but by about 11:00 AM buyers started to come in, lifting prices into the close. Notice how today's low is very close to last Wednesday's high. There is some potential resistance between 378-380 with the downtrend line and the 21-day EMA. Bullish price action.
$QQQ - Weakened off the open as well, trading below the 8-day EMA. But the midday and afternoon buying lifted prices above the downtrend line and close to the 21-day EMA. Bullish price action.
$IWM - Small caps moved in the complete range between the 8 and 21-day EMAs but ultimately closed near highs of the day. Bullish price action.
If this strength can hold up $SPY 390, $QQQ 290, and $IWM 180 could be in reach soon.
And in case you’re feeling anxious or antsy, remember this. 👇
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Short: SPY1021P330, NFLX 1021C285
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