Weekend Stock Market Outlook

Stock Market Outlook For The Week of
January 27th = Uptrend


20/50 Day Moving Averages: Uptrend
Price & Volume Action: Uptrend
Objective Elliott Wave Analysis: Uptrend

COMMENTARY No change in signals after a fairly quiet week of trading; the S&P opened at 2671 and closed at 2665. Zooming out, it looks like prices are at an inflection point. The S&P closed just above the 2018 Q4 downtrend two weeks ago but didn't make much progress last week.

2019-01-27 - $SPX Trendline Analysis - Weekly

2019-01-27 - SPX Trendline Analysis - Weekly

In fact, the S&P appears to have closed below the recent uptrend line; without a real "lower high" closing price, the uptrend was always tentative. So there's a small chance that the Q4 downtrend isn't complete.

Switching to the near-term, the S&P ($SPX) found support at the 50-day moving average, but couldn't sustain the pace its uptrend, as mentioned above. And prices still haven't broken the 2018 Q4 downtrend line.

2019-01-27 - $SPX Trendline Analysis - Daily

2019-01-27 - SPX Trendline Analysis - Daily

The DI+ / DI- continues to signal a bullish environment. As mentioned last week, we haven't seen a lower weekly close in some time. I could imagine a scenario where prices meet resistance at the 2018 Q4 downtrend and lose some ground before establishing a real uptrend and moving higher the rest of Q1.

Price charts for $SPX,$COMPQ,$INDU,$NYA,$RUT,$VIX

2019-01-20 - US Stock Market Averages

The averages start the week above their 50 day moving averages. Price and volume also looks positive, as the S&P hasn't seen a distribution day since early January. And finally, OEW puts the probability of an uptrend at 80% this week, and odds of a bull market at 50%.

On the plus side, any extension of the Q4 downtrend or signal change is likely a buy the dip opportunity. And no whipsaw last week!

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