September 8, 2020
By Mish Schneider
Mish’s Daily written by Forrest Crist-Ruiz. Assistant Dir of Trading Education and Research
Last Friday we noted how major symbols (QQQ, IWM, JNK,SMH) bounced off the 50-DMA. Now with the market still undecided, we can build a plan on what to look for if we break under the 50-DMA.
Let's take a look at the QQQs and the SPYs on a daily chart below.
Here we can see that while the QQQs have settled down almost perfectly on the 50, the SPY has a little more to go.
With a break of the 50 we then would look for a second day to close under the 50-DMA.
This is very important because the second day is confirming a caution phase change. Many times a moving average is broken, but the security closes higher the next day.
If both symbols break and confirm this makes a stronger case for the continuation down.
You might then think “Well great! Now we see prices confirming a breakdown, where might the price go next?”
Ahh I’m glad you asked. If we have convincing closes under the 50 bringing us further away from the 50-DMA the next point of interest would be 260 for the QQQS and 323 for the SPY.
These prices are right at the 17-Week Exponential moving average for both symbols.
This leaves the QQQs in a prior consolidation area, and the SPY in a prior consolidation area with support from June’s highs.
We can never be 100% sure what the market will do but looking for past support areas and key indicators can help us prepare immensely!
Russell 2000 (IWM) Broke 50-DMA watching for a continue
Dow (DIA) 271 support
Nasdaq (QQQ) Sitting on 269 50-DMA. Watching for break lower.
KRE (Regional Banks) Also sitting on 50-DMA
SMH (Semiconductors) Next support 159
IYT (Transportation) Watching for a break back over the 10 DMA with resistance at 203
IBB (Biotechnology) Watching for support at 124
XRT (Retail) Next support at 50-DMA 48.00.
Volatility Index (VXX) Broke 50 and 200-DMA. Watching for continue
Junk Bonds (JNK) New Sitting on 50-DMA. Watching
LQD (iShs iBoxx High yield Bonds) 134.56 next support
GLD (Gold Trust) Held 180 support. A close over the 10-DMA would be nice.
GDX (Gold Miners) Holding onto the 50-DMA. Can it get back over?
SLV (Silver) 23.00 support and watching
USO (US Oil Fund) Large break-down with news of price cuts.
UNG (Natural Gas) Did not clear 14 and broke-down.
TLT (iShares 20+ Year Treasuries) Watching to stay above 10-DMA
USD (Dollar) 10-DMA resistance Closed under 50-DMA watching for confirm.
VNM (Vietnam) Held the 10-DMA
JO (Coffee) Still looks good
CANE (Sugar) Ended the day green. Watching to clear MAs
Soybeans (SOYB) Closed higher
DBA (Agriculture) Needs to continue higher passing the Mas.
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