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October 7, 2022 Weekend Market Review/Preview
Ok, we bounced. Is that all we get?
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So, the market bounced.
But is that all we get?
It looks that way.
The bulls had a real chance to step in and take things higher after a phenomenal two-day bounce that had lots of corroborating support.
SPY QQQ and IWM charts all set up very well with three days of consolidation between the 8 and 21-day EMAs.
All we needed was a break higher from that 3-day range and traders would've been yelling, giddyup!
Now, as we close out the week with SPY and QQQ re-testing the June lows, the bounce looks to be a failure and it seems likely that new lows are coming.
As Brian Shannon likes to say,
“this market is guilty until proven innocent.”
That doesn’t change until prices are back above the key moving averages.
This line has been a real problem for the SP 500.
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Bull and bear case
Before we get too excited, and in advance of the bearish growls and "chicken little" calls we'll hear over the weekend, let's take a step back and make sure we're considering both sides.
The bull case still has a few main pieces.
The major indexes are still above the recent lows
Seasonality and the election cycle history are a tailwind
Moods are very dependent on The FED
While it may be difficult to imagine the Fed reversing course here, the Pivot story is still being discussed by some. Who knows what they'll do? And we don't need to debate what is or isn't the right course of action. But if they did announce a pause in rate hikes it would certainly have an effect on the markets.
The bear case is more of the same.
Prices below declining key moving averages
Most charts are broken, from a technical point of view
New lows in the coming days or weeks would confirm all of that and point forcefully toward even lower prices.
What I'm reading and listening to
David Perrell shares some really great ideas. This is worth a click to get to the complete list.
There were many eyes on $MSFT as we all looked for signs that the bounce could continue.
However, the shorter timeframe started flashing early warning signals.
And it wasn't just $MSFT. SP Futures $ES_F flashed an early warning as well.
This is how it felt at the end of last week. This is how it feels again today.
Mike Shell points out that the stock market leads.
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