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A Big Week For Stocks

By Michael KramerStock MarketsMay 17, 2021 02:56AM ET
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A Big Week For Stocks
By Michael Kramer   |  May 17, 2021 02:56AM ET
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This will be a big week for stocks, especially with the Fed minutes on Wednesday. Stocks had a volatile week, finishing lower but managing to catch a nice bounce on Thursday and Friday.

NASDAQ 100

The NASDAQ may be the index to watch this week, especially since it failed on Friday to move past the 50-day moving average. The 50-day moving average doesn’t seem like such a big deal to me. More concerning is the downward moving trading channel that has formed over the past week. That, coupled with two giant gaps lower, suggests that the Qs like to have a rocky week, with a retest of at the very least $319.70.

QQQ Daily Chart
QQQ Daily Chart

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is melting; it fell 6% on Saturday and is down about 2% Sunday afternoon. But is worse than it seems because Bitcoin had been up by as much as 5% on Sunday before reversing course. I have been looking for 43,000 for some time, and we are really close, trading around 44,000 as of this writing. I will have to re-examine this. I think there may have further to fall.

BTC/USD Daily Chart
BTC/USD Daily Chart

Bitcoin is telling us the risk sentiment of the market overall is shifting, and we care about Bitcoin because we care about risk sentiment. Additionally, one sees there is a relationship between Bitcoin and the major indexes. You can see how the Russell 2000 and Bitcoin have traded together since last year.

BTC/USD Daily Chart
BTC/USD Daily Chart

Lumber

There also seems to be a relationship between lumber and the S&P 500, again worth watching. Lumber started to show signs of breaking down last week.

Lumber Daily Chart
Lumber Daily Chart

The relationship exists, probably because of stocks like Home Depot (NYSE:HD), which has gone parabolic in recent weeks along with Lumber.

Lumber Daily Chart
Lumber Daily Chart

Consumer Discretionaries

Believe it or not, both Home Depot and Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) are consumer discretionary stocks, so think the XLY, not the material ETF XLB. Together they account for about 12% of the XLY, which is actually equal to Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) weighting. So it might be a rough week for the XLY.

Lumber Futures Daily Chart
Lumber Futures Daily Chart

The XLY had been in a great trading channel going back to last summer, the RSI is trending lower, and the MACD shows you the momentum is being lost as well. A break of the trend sends the ETF back to the 200-day moving average.

XLY Daily Chart
XLY Daily Chart

Home Depot

Meanwhile, I think Home Depot will have a tough week, with the RSI now trending lower and the MACD going negative. The next level of support is around $309.

Home Depot (HD) Daily Chart
Home Depot (HD) Daily Chart

Tesla

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) finished last week on its 200-day moving average, but the way Bitcoin is acting this weekend, you have to think the stock is going to get dragged into this mess. If the 200-day moving average breaks, I fear we see a gap fill at $410.

Tesla (TSLA) Daily Chart
Tesla (TSLA) Daily Chart

Square

Square (NYSE:SQ) was a big winner on the heels of Bitcoin, and unfortunately, now it is going to suffer. Once $200 breaks, it is likely headed to $161.

Square (SQ) Daily Chart
Square (SQ) Daily Chart

Roku

Unfortunately, if Square and Tesla struggle this week, the ARKK ETF will struggle, and so will all of its holdings. So that means Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) probably has a rough week with $285 acting as support.

Roku (ROKU) Daily Chart
Roku (ROKU) Daily Chart

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Damian Wahner
Damian Wahner May 17, 2021 7:58AM ET
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your spot on, Michael keep us watching and listening. This market shows signs of falling apart.
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