Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dow at Fibonacci Resistance

Technically, a logical place to stop and turn back.

As the chart below shows, Dow Jones Industrial Average tried to bust through the 61.8% retracement from the March 2009 bottom back to the October 2007 market top, and failed.

Not all is lost. On the daily chart, it is sitting right on the 50-day simple moving average, which may act as a support. Personally, I don't like the way it's been trading for the past week - one big down day followed by one big up day, and then another big down day. That doesn't look like a bottom being formed; rather, it looks like a topping pattern.

It looks and feels the same - that the index is about to break down - as at the end of August. Back then, a big up day was followed by a big down day, and just about everyone was looking at the neckline of the big head and shoulders pattern. And it didn't happen. September was a big up month as the US dollar cratered.

Ben's printing (QE2) hasn't resulted in an up-market in November, contrary to what Ben said when he boldly embarked on the purchase. The only thing keeping the market from crashing (there are a plenty of reasons why Dow should be tanking 1,000 points every single day) may be the hope that Ben and the Inkjets at the Federal Reserve will deliver on their word, that QE2 will cause the stock market to go up, making everyone feel rich.

I'm watching the US dollar, which has broken out of the pattern which could be called a bullish falling wedge. The breakout coincided with the worsening of Ireland's debt problem, which is supposed to be resolved now by the $113 billion bailout.

US dollar down, stock market up. That pattern persists.

No comments:

Post a Comment