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Today's Trackdown: Thursday - Oct. 11, 2018

  • Brief Recap and Updates on the Markets
  • SPY Charts and some Technical Analysis

In Wednesday's action:

Stocks tumbled lower following a technical breach on Wednesday as bond yields held steady at multi-year highs and continued concerns about economic and earnings growth prospects.

News to keep in mind Thursday morning:

  • Markets are lower in pre-market trading
  • At 5:35am ET - Dow futures vs fair value: -360.00. S&P futures vs fair value: -36.00. Nasdaq futures vs fair value: -93.50. Russell 2000 futures vs fair value: -23.50.
  • Keep an eye out for any trade headlines or political risks
  • Keep an eye on the VIX
  • The 10-year yield has caused some trouble

Today's Economic Calendar:


The SPY charts are pictured below. The first is a 4-month chart followed by a longer-term 9-month chart.

The markets were much lower on Wednesday as traders are still worried about the rising treasury yields. The MACD lines are currently negative. The Stochastics are low/oversold. The Money Flow is currently a negative.

Big down day yesterday and currently futures are lower. I am expecting some kind of bounce and support to be found, but don't know exactly where or when. I am a bit cautious about the negative money flow, keeping an eye on it. With the big declines in the market it appears we have put in a significant top around 292/293.

On the 9-month chart, a nice channel since April has been shown. This trend/pattern has been broken to the downsideThe next level of support may come around 275.

Nasdaq Composite +7.5% YTD
S&P 500 +4.2% YTD
Dow Jones Industrial Average +3.6% YTD
Russell 2000 +2.6% YTD


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