This Nice Huge Bear is Gaining A Nice Huge Grip | Buying and selling Locations with Tom Bowley


Technical evaluation pays off. Thanks John Murphy for all of the knowledge and inspiration. The warning indicators that I see on occasion do not at all times repay and that is actually not what technical evaluation is all about. It is by no means a assure. I exploit it to investigate and handle danger.

Yesterday, the S&P 500 misplaced neckline help in a really bearish head & shoulders topping sample. I’ve annotated this sample dozens of instances now, however this is the primary time the place we will truly see the breakdown:

Head & shoulder patterns are overused in technical evaluation. I see them in use in lots of situations the place I do not really feel they belong. There are a couple of keys, in my opinion, to a real head & shoulders sample. In the beginning, they MUST comply with an uptrend to be a topping sample. That ought to appear apparent, however belief me, I’ve seen of us annotate a head & shoulders sample on a chart the place there is not even an uptrend. The second key for me is that I do not like “uptrending” head & shoulders patterns. By that, I imply I do not need the neckline to be transferring increased from left to proper. If the neckline is transferring increased from left to proper, that implies that we may see a breakdown sooner or later that does not even break beneath the left or proper facet of the neckline. How can that kind of breakdown be taken significantly if the 2 key value help ranges aren’t even misplaced?

I’ll say there’s one silver lining within the above chart. I sometimes search for VERY heavy quantity to substantiate a H&S topping sample when the neckline is damaged. We did not see that yesterday. Nonetheless, the amount right now will seemingly be confirming if we stay weak all through the day.

A greater (extra bearish) head & shoulders sample is when the neckline is sloping decrease. When that neckline breaks, you KNOW that value help has been misplaced. In our Monday EB Digest publication, I offered our group an even bigger and extra vital head & shoulders sample to observe. Right here it’s:

Giant cap development shares was the final bullish piece of the S&P 500 puzzle. One of many causes I turned very bearish was the relative breakdown (decrease chart panel above) of this extraordinarily influential a part of the market. And take a look at that head & shoulders sample. Do you see the distinction? When that neckline broke this week, there was no value help to be discovered. The promoting accelerated yesterday and, after all, futures this morning are cratering. The transfer decrease now could be being led by a few of the most well-known and revered firms. Corporations like Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOGL), (AMZN), Tesla (TSLA), Meta Platforms (FB), and so forth – these are the businesses which have most not too long ago damaged down and that is why the S&P 500 neckline help lastly caved in.

We have got extra weak point forward. For individuals who suppose we’re not in a bear market, let me remind you of how a lot our main indices have fallen since their respective highs:

  • Dow Jones: -10.34%
  • S&P 500: -12.31%
  • NASDAQ: -19.58%
  • S&P 400 (mid cap): -14.64%
  • S&P 600 (small cap): -16.62%

Listed below are a couple of different key indices that I wish to comply with:

  • Dow Jones U.S. Giant-Cap Progress: -18.72%
  • Dow Jones U.S. Mid-Cap Progress: -20.68%
  • Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Progress: -24.13%

And listed below are our 3 key (aggressive) sector ETFs:

  • Know-how (XLK): -17.40%
  • Shopper Discretionary (XLY): -21.49%
  • Communication Providers (XLC): -23.81%

These drops are earlier than right now’s big hole decrease.

So are we in a bear market? Break up hairs if you would like, however I say sure we’re and it should worsen. At, we now have three pillars in our enterprise mannequin:

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Tom Bowley

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is the Chief Market Strategist of, an organization offering a analysis and academic platform for each funding professionals and particular person traders. Tom writes a complete Each day Market Report (DMR), offering steering to members every single day that the inventory market is open. Tom has contributed technical experience right here at since 2006 and has a basic background in public accounting as properly, mixing a novel talent set to strategy the U.S. inventory market.

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