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Slow Down Summer
Market Update Monday August 28, 2023
It’s a sleepy start to the week as we move toward the Labor Day holiday and the traditional end of summer. Maybe all the big institutional traders and hedge fund managers are on vacation. Whatever the case, sleepy doesn’t mean unproductive.
If you haven’t yet reviewed the Weekly Chart thread from Saturday take a look at that first to see where things stand in the bigger picture.
Drilling down further we can see that this morning’s gap and fade took stocks down to a very logical support area where they rebounded and moved back to some short-term pivot levels. This sequence played out several times throughout the day.
It’s not breath-taking action. But more time spent above the 5-day MA, which is moving higher, is better for bulls.
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SPY & QQQ 30m chart
Notice the move lower to test an anchored VWAP (purple line) and the resumption higher, which happened several times.
Still a bit choppy. And still in the middle of the wide range of the last few days. But it is some improvement.
Moving on to the daily charts-
SPY is looking at trendline resistance again. A move beyond that, Thursday’s opening high, and the 21 and 50-day MAs (all very close to $445) would be further evidence that we’ve seen the bottom of this dip.
QQQ made some progress higher and has the 21 and 50-day MAs overhead to deal with.
IWM still has bear flag potential.
DIA is working hard to prevent a failed breakout.
TLT Treasury Bonds are working higher and trying to clear the 21-day MA.
DXY The US Dollar so far looks like it has found resistance as price and RSI turn lower. Now follow-through is key.
The Closing Bell
The calendar is mostly quiet for the rest of this week. But we do have earnings reports still rolling in, as well as PCE data and Jobs Data (JOLTS, ADP Employment, and Nonfarm payrolls).
The Fed has been paying very close attention to these reports. When they say rate decisions are “data dependent” this is some of the data to which they are referring.
There isn’t much to do as stocks navigate the range boundaries. Prices could still break either way. And neither result would be any more surprising than the other.
So waiting, watching, and sitting on your hands is perfectly acceptable here.
Back with more Thursday.
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August 28, 2023, 4:00 PM
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