GMI Buy signal and $QQQ short term up-trend hold–for now; New highs with good earnings: $SWKS, $UTHR


We went to the brink and turned back, so the up-trend remains intact. It is still a weak rebound, however.   There were only 40 new highs but 237 new lows on Wednesday.   Only 57% of all U.S. stocks rose, but 90% of the Nasdaq 100 stocks rose.   So this is yet again a lop-sided rally, primarily among growth and tech stocks.   This daily chart of the QQQ (Nasdaq 100 stock ETF) shows that it held its lower Bollinger Band and climbed back   above its 30 day average.


The GMI rose to 3 and therefore did not flash a Sell signal.   We will have to wait to see if this renewed up-trend can sustain itself.   I own a little TQQQ and will add to my position if the QQQ holds. Only two stocks came up in my scan for stocks at new highs with strong recent earnings—SWKS and UTHR. Both are above their green line break-outs. Check out these weekly charts.



$QQQ short term up-trend likely to end Wednesday; small caps entering Stage 4 decline


The SPY weakened on Tuesday as did the QQQ. The GMI could flash a Sell signal with another decline on Wednesday. Small stocks are about to enter a serious Weinstein Stage 4 decline, as shown by this weekly chart of IWM, the Russell 2000 Index ETF. In fact, IWM appears to have put in a double top. Note that the 30 week average (red line) is about to turn down. With the small cap stocks caving in, can the rest of the market be far behind?