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Stair Stepping Higher
Market Update November 16, 20223
Stocks have been climbing (jumping) up out of the cellar since late October and are now above ground level.
Markets moved up quickly from the late October low, consolidated sensibly, and then moved up quickly again. Building a pattern that resembles a staircase.
Now prices are up, staying up, and once again are extended from the equilibrium.
This extension can be resolved in two ways. By time or by price.
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So far this week, most indexes (not IWM) are moving through a time correction, just like they did last week. That is, price is moving sideways, marking time, while the 8 and 21-day MAs catch up.
Bull market action.
Let’s look at the charts.
SPY now has two days of opening and closing action above the recent gap-up day. Incredibly bullish price action. Continuation sideways just under the $451 pivot level until the 8-day MA catches up would give a high likelihood of another explosive move higher. Note that this action is taking place before RSI gets to the technically overbought reading of > 70.
QQQ is following the same sequence, only it’s doing so inches away from the all-time high. Not the type of thing you see in a bear market rally.
IWM even the small caps are holding up strongly. They moved further and faster than large caps on the recent rise. So it’s no surprise that they are correcting a little further on the downside. This is a price correction, as opposed to the time corrections seen above.
DIA is following the same playbook as its large-cap friends.
TLT is moving further through this bottoming process.
DXY is doing the opposite of stocks - staying lower in a bearish consolidation pattern.
The Closing Bell
Stocks continue their bullish behavior. And they're doing so right on time and in tune with the typical seasonal tendencies.
This is bull market action and we’ll do well to treat it that way. When the action changes, we will recognize and adapt.
Only price pays.
Keep it simple. Focus there and tune out the noise.
See you all Saturday morning with the Weekly Charts.
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Novemver 16, 2023, 4:00 PM
Long: AMZN, IWM, IWM1215C180, LABU, XBI1215C72
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