200 bar MAs in play
The key US inventory indices are toying with a shift within the bias to the draw back.
Beginning with the S&P, wanting on the every day charta above, the worth dipped under its 200 day MA at 2750.83 immediately on the best way to a low of 2742.03. We’re at the moment buying and selling above that key MA at 2753.94. A detailed under would tilt a little bit of the bias to the draw back for that index.
Drilling to the hourly chart of the identical index (see chart under), the low immediately stalled proper on the 200 hour MA (inexperienced line within the chart under) and bounced. The worth moved above the 200 hour MA again on January ninth and took off away from that MA on the 14th. It has not traded under that MA since that day.
A transfer under each the 200 day MA at 2750.83 after which the rising 200 hour MA (at the moment at 2742.63) would tilt the bias within the S&P extra to the dowside. Staying above, retains the bulls extra in management.
Switching to the Nasdaq index (see chart under), the worth immediately moved again under its 200 day MA at 7479.98. We’re nonetheless under that MA – buying and selling at 7439 at the moment. That may be a tilt again to the draw back so long as the worth can keep under.
Drilling to the hourly chart under, the worth moved under the 100 hour MA (blue line) immediately, however stalled the low forward of the 200 hour MA (inexperienced line within the chart under) The Nasdaq moved above its 200 hour MA again on January eighth, and has stayed above that MA since that day. The autumn under the 100 hour MA is extra bearish, as is the autumn under the 200 day MA, but when the worth can’t get and keep under its 200 hour MA, the consumers/bulls nonetheless have an edge.
So with the down day immediately and the autumn under the 100 hour MAs within the S&P and Nasdaq and the autumn under the 200 day MA on the Nasdaq, the bias is tilting a little bit to the draw back, however there’s work to do for the sellers to take extra management after the sharp run up because the finish of December. At present or the day’s forward will assist to finish the tales for every. Remember.