Weekend Stock Market Outlook

Stock Market Outlook entering the Week of September 1st = Downtrend

  • ADX Directional Indicators: Downtrend
  • Price & Volume Action: Downtrend
  • Objective Elliott Wave Analysis: Downtrend

No change in the market outlook; the downtrend continues. The ADX, price/volume, and OEW indicators are all in downtrends. Stock prices did receive a much needed lift on Thursday, after China announced it would not retaliate against President Donald Trump’s most recent tariff plan.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

2019-09-01 – SPX Trendline Analysis – Daily

The S&P500 ($SPX) continues to trade below its 50-day moving average.   The floor of support near 2,825 held up well last month, with prices bouncing higher after each test.  Unfortunately, there is also a resistance level around 2,940, which acted as ceiling and sent prices low after each test (including Friday).

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

2019-09-01 – SPX Fibonacci Analysis – Daily

If we only plot closing prices and then overlay Fibonacci retracement levels on the June-July rally, we see range-bound price action between the 38.2 and 61.8 ratios.  Trading algorithms at work?  Who knows.

Technical analysis of weekly SPX prices

2019-09-01 – SPX Trendline Analysis – Weekly

The weekly view shows the S&P500 reaching is first higher close in a month, but with low trading volume  That’s to be expected the week leading up to Labor Day.  Now that the summer holiday season is over, trading volume should return.

Last week’s “good” news aside, the latest round of tariffs go live on Sunday (September 1), and U.S. markets are closed Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday. It’s anyone’s guess what happens Tuesday when trading resumes. I’m looking for a strong move above the 50-day moving average, on above average volume, to signal a new rally is really in progress.

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