Weekend Stock Market Outlook

Stock Market Outlook For The Week of
February 3rd = Uptrend


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


Positive action last week keeps the outlook in an uptrend as we start the month of February. Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, so we don't' get 6 more weeks of a bear market...that's how it works, right?

In the weekly view, we see another close at the highs...that's 5 straight weeks. Three of them on higher than average trading volume. The 2018 Q4 downtrend we've been following is finished and prices ended the week above the 40-week moving average. We still don't have a "low" to use for the new uptrend. But we can say that when we do see that low, it represents a good buying opportunity in the near future, rather than a continuation of the downtrend.

2019-02-03 - $SPX Trendline Analysis - Weekly

2019-02-03 - SPX Trendline Analysis - Weekly

Switching to a daily view, the S&P ($SPX) found support at the 50-day moving average, broke the 2018 Q4 downtrend, and closed above the 200-day moving average (with volume). Mirroring the weekly view, the SPX still needs to put in a higher "low" price of some kind. For now, we'll use what we have to estimate the trendline.

2019-02-03 - $SPX Trendline Analysis - Daily

2019-02-03 - SPX Trendline Analysis - Daily

The DI+ / DI- continues to show a bullish environment. Price and volume was bullish last week, courtesy of high volume accumulation days. The latest OEW analysis also puts us back in an uptrend, with the probability of a new bull market 80%.

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

2019-02-03 - US Stock Market Averages

More broadly speaking, all the indexes start the week above their 50 day moving averages. The VIX is back around 16...is that an indication we'll see a spike in volatility? Asking for a friend...

So what investing "lessons learned" can we take away from January? Don't fight the Fed. It's amazing what a few dovish speeches will do in today's trading environment, considering nothing has changed in the past few weeks (underlying fundamentals, etc.).

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