Midweek Market Update July 19, 2023
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Last Friday’s article, Pumping the Brakes, looked at summer seasonality and a potential reversal candle in $QQQ.
This is worth emphasizing, even at the risk of being redundant or stating the obvious. Everything in trading and markets revolves around potential. There are no certainties. No predictions. No guarantees.
As the bull market rages on and profits stack up there can be a tendency to begin to feel smart.
Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.
-Humphrey B. Neill
Staying focused on what is, and forming a plan that can deal with multiple potential outcomes is the best path to success.
With that in mind, let’s revisit the QQQ chart from Friday.
Was it extended? Yes
Was there a potential reversal pattern? Yes
Does that mean it must go lower? NO!
Everything to the right of the last candle on the chart is a potential outcome.
Patterns have potential.
Pivots and levels are potential support or resistance.
We’re operating in a world of probability, not certainty. And don’t forget, when a seemingly likely outcome doesn’t materialize, that is information too.
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SPY is once again signaling a potential reversal. Watch tomorrow’s action for confirmation. There is a very slight negative divergence with RSI.
QQQ is very strong and quickly negated Friday’s potential reversal candle. It still looks like it could rest, despite the straight-up action so far this week. It also has a very slight negative divergence with RSI.
IWM continues to be the star of the show. RSI is bullish, but not in overbought territory yet. And there is no bearish RSI divergence here.
Look at that! DIA finally broke out. Now, retest? We shall see.
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Back with more on Friday with the Weekend Market Update.
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July 19, 2023, 4:00 PM
Long: SNAP0818C14, TOST0818C27
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