Stock Market Outlook entering the Week of February 10th = Uptrend
- ADX Directional Indicators:Uptrend
- Price & Volume Action: Uptrend
- Objective Elliott Wave Analysis: Uptrend
The stock markets took a breather last week. Earnings season has been a mixed bag. In some cases, future guidance was more important than beating expectations.
The 2018 performance review posted during the week; you can check it out here. The biggest change, from a weekly post perspective, is the switch from 50-day moving averages to the ADX directional indicator.
In the weekly view, the S&P ($SPX) basically ended where it started after running into resistance at the 200-day / 40-week moving average. Even though it didn’t close at the highs for the first time in several weeks, there still isn’t a higher “low” to use for drawing the new uptrend.
2019-02-10 – SPX Trendline Analysis – Weekly
Switching to a daily view, the bounce lower from the 200-day moving average broke the tentative uptrend I had drawn. Now we wait for signs of support…I’d guess the mid-2600’s…or the 50-day moving average by the time prices get there.
2019-02-10 – SPX Trendline Analysis – Daily
The DI+ / DI- continues to show a bullish environment. In support of the signal adjustments made in the 2018 performance review, the DI cross-overs (uptrend/downtrend signals) are now overlaid on the daily chart.
No change in price/volume; still in rally mode (above the 50 day moving average, limited institutional selling). OEW also remains in uptrend mode.
2019-02-10 – US Stock Market Averages
The U.S. stock markets have made an impressive bounce off the late December low, so a brief pause / consolidation is a good thing…fingers crossed this uptrend/rally isn’t just a big bull trap!
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