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.
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.
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%.
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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