Monday and Tuesday are critical days for the new QQQ short term down-trend. I have noted many times that I am more sure of a change of trend once it lasts for 5 days. I have a small position in QID and TECS, two leveraged ETF’s that rise as tech stocks decline. If the down-trend continues Monday I will start to add to these positions. I am still fully long in my university pension, given the strength in the longer term trends, as evidenced by the GMI still being in a buy range. The Worden T2108 Indicator, at 67%, is out of overbought territory. However, only 30% of the Nasdaq 100 stocks closed Friday with their MACD above its signal line, a sign of short term weakness in tech stocks.
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Speaking of TA, I want to share with you this daily RWB chart that I created for the QQQ (Nasdaq100 ETF). You will remember that a red/white and blue pattern reflects great strength in an advancing stock. It occurs when the short term exponential averages (red lines) are well above the rising longer term averages (blue lines) creating a white space in the middle. When the white space disappears the up-trend is weakening. If it ever turns into a daily BWR pattern, it signals a strong daily down-trend. The daily chart below shows that the RWB pattern that began near the time of the GMI “Buy” signal in late July is now ending. The light blue dotted line is the closing price of the ETF. In an up-trend, the dotted line leads the red averages higher, and in a decline the reverse is true. Click on chart to enlarge. The red lines are pointing down and heading towards the blue lines. The last time the red lines were below the blue was in late July just before the current up-trend began. (If you think TA like this is valuable, please vote for my submission to MarketWatch, as described above. )