Short-term (20 DMA): Downtrend
All the major stock market averages remained below their 20-day moving averages.
Intermediate (50 DMA): Downtrend
All the major stock market averages remained below their 50-day moving averages.
Long-term (200 DMA): Downtrend
All the major stock market averages remained below their 200-day moving averages.
Not so happy start to 2016 if you're long US equities. Trading volumes came back in a big way, and came via a lot of selling.
Price/volume action confirmed the possibility discussed last week; the latest "uptrend" derailed before it really started. OEW is firmly in the downtrend camp, although the bull market is still intact...for now.
We've returned to the discussions from late August and early September of last year. Basically, if we fall below the August lows, the bull market is over, and it's time to aggressively protect capital. Hopefully you've been pruning away weak positions for some time now, and the latest volatility hasn't had a large impact on your overall portfolio size.
Moving Average Signals:
Uptrend = Market indexes remained above their moving average during the trading week
Downtrend = Market indexes remained below their moving average during the trading week
Buy signal = Market indexes rose above their moving averages during the trading week
Sell signal = Market indexes fell below their moving averages during the trading week