The near-term outlook is negative with SPY and QQQ in corrective mode. Today’s report will put forth some downside projections, but take these with a pinch of salt. Or rather, take these with a handful of salt and a shot of tequila. Projections are subject to change should
It ain’t over until large-caps buckle. SPY and QQQ have yet to break short-term support. These two are holding the market up because we are seeing widespread weakness outside of a few large-caps. The S&P MidCap 400 SPDR and Russell 2000 ETF hit their lowest (closing) levels since late June. The Retail SPDR hit its lowest (closing
SPY and QQQ fell back after their breakouts and bounced off broken resistance levels. These short-term bounces affirm supports and keep the short-term uptrends alive. It is important to monitor these two because the rest of the market looks rather shaky. Breadth is not keeping pace, September seasonality is here and mid-caps are lagging.
The market looks fragile and is definitely split. Large-cap techs are leading, small-caps are lagging and mid-caps are caught in between. The long-term trends are up for SPY and QQQ as both hit new highs in July. The S&P MidCap 400 SPDR (MDY) and Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), in contrast, did not break their early February highs. They are largely range bound
Stocks are in pullback mode right now. We never know which pullback will extend far enough to result in a larger downtrend. Currently, the declines in SPY,QQQ and others look like pullbacks after big advances from May to July. There is, however, concern with recent reversals in retail (XRT) and banking (KRE). I would
High-Low Percent is the percentage of stocks making 52-week highs less the percentage of stocks making 52-week lows. The chart below shows High-Low Percent for the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600. This indicator turns bullish with a move above 10% and bearish with a move below -10%. The first indicator window