Bear market technical indicators
The Stock Market Week - 10/10/2008
|On September 9th, when S&P 500 index was at 1,242.31, we suggested that, the S&P 500 is now in sub wave three of the third down wave, which is considered the worse in the five-wave structure. In one month index lost 27.6% and closed on Friday at 899.22. The Standard & Poor's 500 index had suffered its worst week since 1933.|
All the major US indices were negative. For the week the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1874.19 points, or 18.15%. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index dropped 200.01 points, or 18.20%, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 297.88 points, or 15.30%.
The Consumer Staples sector has traditionally performed better than the stock market during market declines. The Consumer Staples sector was the strongest sector last week for the second week in a row, followed by the Technology sector. The Energy sector was the worst performing sector of the week followed by the Utilities sector.
The Financial sector is the most overvalued sector now, followed by, Consumer Goods, while Tobacco Products Other, Regional-Mid-Atlantc Bnks, Home Improvement Stores, and Cleaning Products are the most overvalued industries.
Conglomerates is the most oversold sector, followed by Basic Materials while Processing Systems/Prods, Aluminum, Metals Fabrication, Personal Computers are the most overvalued industries.
|Dow Jones Industrial Average Trend Analysis |
Three months ago in our publication on July 11th we suggested that Dow Jones Industrial Average long-term chart has formed a head and shoulders pattern. The price was at 11,100.54 then, and the pattern price target was approximately 9000, that three month back sound like a very pessimistic prediction. Last week Dow Jones dived below 9000 level and close on Friday at 8,451.19. The sharp price drop moved daily William's Percentage Range (W%R) into oversold area, while weekly W%R is strongly oversold. The oversold W%R is usually considered as an early warning indicator that signals exhaustion of the sharp down trend and predicts that it may slow down and reverse soon. Daily and weekly Relative Strength Index and Lane's Stochastic indicators are still natural.
|Standard & Poor's 500 Index Trend Analysis|
Standard & Poor's 500 Index is in a long-term down trend that started on 10/11/2007 at 1576.09. The chart has formed a falling channel pattern. The third wave down is in progress now. It has started on 5/19/2008 and it is now forming a sub wave three down as well. According to this wave count, the S&P 500 is now in sub wave three of the third down wave. This sub wave is considered the worse in the five-wave structure. The support line is broken. Daily and weekly William's Percentage Ranges and daily Relative Strength Index are oversold, while daily Lane's Stochastic indicator is strongly oversold. According to the technical indicators, the sub wave three might be close to completion.
|Nasdaq Composite Index Trend Analysis |
As we suggested previously, the Nasdaq Composite index had formed the long-term symmetric triangle chart pattern with sharp breakdown. The price target for a triangle pattern is usually derived by measuring the distance between the starting high point of the ascending triangle with the starting low point of the triangle, which is then projected downward from the breakpoint. According to our calculation, the projected price target should be around 1640. The Nasdaq Composite index price hit 1542.45 low on Friday. Daily Relative Strength Index and weekly Lane's Stochastic indicators are oversold, while daily and weekly William's Percentage Ranges and daily Lane's Stochastic indicators are strongly oversold. The sharp breakdown from the long-term symmetric triangle chart pattern could be close to completion.
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