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Is The Market Gaining Or Losing Momentum?

By Michele SchneiderStock MarketsJul 27, 2021 12:28AM ET
www.investing.com/analysis/is-the-market-gaining-or-losing-momentum-200593783
Is The Market Gaining Or Losing Momentum?
By Michele Schneider   |  Jul 27, 2021 12:28AM ET
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Three of the four major indices, including the S&P 500 (SPY), NASDAQ 100 (QQQ), and the Dow Jones (DIA) inched to new highs, while the Russell 2000 (IWM) struggled in its current price range.

It is important for IWM to keep pace with the other indices, for it shows a large selection of small-cap companies which tend to better reflect the overall market picture. This is especially true throughout the pandemic which has seen smaller businesses struggle more while larger time-tested businesses had the capital to weather the pandemic.

Additionally, If IWM continues to chop within its current price area, we could be seeing a divergence between large-cap and small-cap companies.

4 Indices Daily Chart
4 Indices Daily Chart

Above is a chart of the 4 major indices with our proprietary Real Motion indicator.

The recent rally to new highs has pushed SPY and QQQ close to their 200-period moving average (green line) while IWM has yet to clear over its 50-PMA (blue line).

One interesting thing to note is how the DIA cleared to new highs along with QQQ and SPY in price, but has yet to clear over its 50-PMA like IWM. This could be showing that this recent push to new highs is losing momentum.

With that said, If the other major indices continue upwards without IWM, this could show there’s an underlying problem in the market, and we should be cautious. Especially if IWM cannot clear its 50-PMA on Real Motion.

ETF Summary

  • S&P 500 (SPY) New all-time highs.
  • Russell 2000 (IWM) Like this to hold over 216.91.
  • Dow (DIA) 351.09 resistance cleared. Watching to hold it.
  • NASDAQ (QQQ) New highs but lower average volume.
  • KRE (Regional Banks) Holding downward trend. Needs to break the 10-DMA at 62.27 for 2 consecutive days.
  • SMH (Semiconductors) Holding over the 10-DMA at 254.14.
  • IYT (Transportation) Minor support the 10-DMA at 255.47.
  • IBB (Biotechnology) 157.11 main support area.
  • XRT (Retail) 94.84 support the 50-DMA.
  • Junk Bonds (JNK110.10 highs to clear.
  • IYR (Real Estate) Needs to hold over 105.22. 103.17 main support area.
  • XLP (Consumer Staples) 71.69 resistance zone.
  • GLD (Gold Trust) Watching to hold 167.60.
  • SLV (Silver23 support.
  • XME (S&P Metals and Mining) 44.07 next resistance the 50-DMA.
  • USO (US Oil Fund) 48.22 support area.
  • TLT (iShares 20+ Year Treasuries) Price needs to hold the 200-DMA at 147.49.
  • USD (DollarRecent golden cross brings this into a bullish phase.
  • DBA (Agriculture) 19.36 resistance.
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Bubba Born Jul 27, 2021 6:53AM ET
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It's August. The kids return to school (maybe). The unemployment numbers claim (maybe). The IRAs and 401Ks get tapped for funds (maybe). And the virus spreads (without a doubt). As people lose interest the market will drop.
 
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