Weekend Stock Market Outlook

Stock Market Outlook entering the Week of February 3rd = Uptrend

  • 20/50 Day Moving Averages: Uptrend
  • Price & Volume Action: Uptrend
  • Objective Elliott Wave Analysis: Uptrend

Positive action last week keeps the outlook in an uptrend as we start the month of February.  Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, so we don’t’ get 6 more weeks of a bear market…that’s how it works, right?

In the weekly view, we see another close at the highs…that’s 5 straight weeks.  Three of them on higher than average trading volume.  The 2018 Q4 downtrend we’ve been following is finished and prices ended the week above the 40-week moving average.  We still don’t have a “low” to use for the new uptrend.  But we can say that when we do see that low, it represents a good buying opportunity in the near future, rather than a continuation of the downtrend.

SPX Trendlines

2019-02-03 – SPX Trendline Analysis – Weekly

Switching to a daily view, the S&P ($SPX) found support at the 50-day moving average, broke the 2018 Q4 downtrend, and closed above the 200-day moving average (with volume).  Mirroring the weekly view, the SPX still needs to put in a higher “low” price of some kind.  For now, we’ll use what we have to estimate the trendline.

SPX Daily Trendlines

2019-02-03 – SPX Trendline Analysis – Daily

The DI+ / DI- continues to show a bullish environment.  Price and volume was bullish last week, courtesy of high volume accumulation days.  The latest OEW analysis also puts us back in an uptrend, with the probability of a new bull market 80%.

2019-02-03 - US Stock Market Averages

2019-02-03 – US Stock Market Averages

More broadly speaking, all the indexes start the week above their 50 day moving averages.  The VIX is back around 16…is that an indication we’ll see a spike in volatility? Asking for a friend…

So what investing “lessons learned” can we take away from January?  Don’t fight the Fed.  It’s amazing what a few dovish speeches will do in today’s trading environment, considering nothing has changed in the past few weeks (underlying fundamentals, etc.).

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