Weekend Stock Market Outlook

Stock Market Outlook For The Week of
January 12th = Uptrend


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


The stock market outlook maintains an uptrend after its first full week of trading in 2020; the ADX, price / volume, and OEW remain bullish.

Technical analysis of daily SPX prices

2020-01-12 - SPX Trendline Analysis - Daily

The SPX sits ~4% and ~9% above the 50 and 200 day moving averages, respectively. And we have what looks like a decent price channel in the daily view.

Technical analysis of weekly SPX prices

2020-01-12 - SPX Trendline Analysis - Weekly

If you just watched S&P prices, you'd never know there was a flurry of potentially market moving headlines last week. Middle East tension? What Middle East tension? It's not like there were any missiles flying around...oh wait. Seems like there's a lot of complacency right now, no?

The December jobs report showed that payrolls rose by 145,000 in the month; keeping the unemployment rate at 3.5%. So all is well? Nothing to see here? A lot of experts (10) seem to think so:

Chances of Recession Article from Barrons

If we manage to avoid a recession, that's wonderful news. But remember the whole inverted yield curve discussion last year? Back in August, (the week of August 26th, 2019), the 2 year and 10 year yields briefly inverted. And by briefly, I mean a few days.

Still, that event, no matter how short, has occurred ahead of every recession in the past 40 years. The lag between inversion and the start of a recession ranges from 7 months to 2-3 years, with an average of 14 months. We're about ~4.5 months in. So the risk of recession in 2020 isn't zero, but it does seem unlikely.

Speaking of longer term time frames, you've likely thought about your investing goals for 2020. Since it's the start of a new decade, don't forget to set some "north stars"; some 10 year targets that your annual goals lead up to. One of my favorites is the cross-over point.

Income Expense Crossover Point

Best to your week!

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