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Monday Market Update October 30, 2023
As traders, we can get hyper-focused on the minute-to-minute action. Which can lead to the proverbial missing the forest for the trees. To counteract that we simply need to expand our field of view. This is easily done by considering multiple timeframes on the charts.
I the primary view is a daily chart, go to the weekly. Look at weeklies mostly. Then move to the monthly charts.
Zooming out for perspective is a critical part of my process. As primarily a swing trader, daily and 30-minute charts are my main tools. Weekly charts are the next logical view.
For that reason, every Saturday morning I publish a list of weekly charts on X (formerly Twitter). You may have seen it mentioned in these pages.
For today’s update, the market action doesn’t change the overall technical picture much since we looked at the Break Down last Thursday. And since I don’t know how many readers view the weekly chart thread regularly, I thought I’d share that analysis here.
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The Bears showed up last week sending the SP500 down.
It is now:
Below the 40-week MA
Below the $4200 breakout
Below the 10/2022 low AVWAP
Into correction territory -10%
The Rest Of The World went down too. The $44.25 pivot did not provide support. Plenty of room below and RSI has not yet reached oversold status.
Treasury Bonds caught a bid this week as volume continues to be well above average. Still no sign of a meaningful reversal yet though.
US Dollar Futures were flat for the 3rd week.
Bitcoin momentum continued and it finally broke out of its 8-month range.
A Look At Market Breadth
The percentage of SP500 stocks above their 50 and 200-day MAs is low.
Only 10% are above the 50-day MA
Less than 24% are above the 200-day MA
Getting pretty washed out.
Bullish Percent Indexes measure the % of stocks showing a buy signal on a Point & Figure chart. When few stocks are on a buy signal, that means many must be showing a sell signal. When many stocks have already been sold, buyers may be closer to stepping in.
BPSPX = 23
NASDAQ 100 stocks QQQ
BPNDX = 30
BPNYA = 29.42
This is a custom index of those 7 stocks, equally weighted. It’s down as much as -15.78% from recent highs made in June.
Putting it all together
Breadth is weak
Indexes are down 10% or more
Few stocks are above their 50 and 200-day MAs
Few stocks show a PnF buy signal
Even the leaders are getting sold
Not saying the bottom is in. However, often all of these boxes must be checked before we can look for a bottom. Now they have been.
Now consider this. In a year that has tracked the seasonal patterns so well, would it really be surprising if it kept doing that through year-end?
There will be bounces. It’s not if, but when.
Who knows which one will end up being the bottom? It’s impossible to declare until after the fact.
Do follow the price and keep an open mind.
Those are many, but not all of the charts from the weekly rundown. You can view the rest here - Weekly Charts on X
If you don’t check it every Saturday, I do suggest it. Or do your own weekly charts. Either way, analyzing multiple timeframes is s critical task.
One chart for the daily update today.
VT - Vanguard Total World Stock Index
Since Thursday’s update, we saw stocks dip sharply Friday. Today there is a relief rally. We’ll see whether it holds up to the slew of earnings and economic data coming this week.
The Closing Bell
The calendar is busy.
We have earnings from Pfizer, Amgen, Caterpillar, AMD, Qualcomm, Paypal, and of course the big one on Thursday, Apple.
We also have Jerome Powell and the FOMC on Wednesday.
And Nonfarm Payrolls Friday.
Back with more later this week.
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August 24, 2023, 4:00 PM
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