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BUY Signals Continue to Diminish

A Golden Cross BUY Signal is generated when the 50-day EMA of a price index crosses up through its 200-day EMA. DecisionPoint’s Golden Cross Index (GCI) shows the percentage of stocks in a price index that have a Golden Cross BUY Signal, and is an expression of long-term strength.

A Silver Cross BUY Signal is generated when the 20-day EMA of a price index crosses up through its 50-day EMA. DecisionPoint’s Silver Cross Index (SCI) shows the percentage of stocks in a price index have a Silver Cross BUY Signal, and is an expression of intermediate-term strength.

Let’s focus on the Silver Cross Index on the chart below. We can see that it has moved down from a high of about 90 percent in January to 72 percent, which creates a negative divergence against the rising price index (SPY). In order to lose a Silver Cross BUY, price must move below the 20-day EMA and 50-day EMA. Referring to the chart panels showing % Stocks > 20EMA and 50EMA, 62% of stocks are currently below both of those EMAs, meaning the SCI can drop another 10 percent. As the SCI continues to deteriorate, that will put downward pressure on the S&P 500.

The long-term picture on the Golden Cross Index is not so pressing. The GCI is currently at 73%, and the % Stocks > 200EMA is at 69%, which is not a serious amount of potential deterioration.

Conclusion: The rally is being undermined by continued deterioration in the percentage of stocks with Silver Cross BUY Signals. The fact that prices continue to rise demonstrates the increasing influence of larger-cap stocks, so it is not guaranteed that prices will ultimately break downward. Nevertheless, it is not a healthy condition, and increased caution is needed.

These are the market, sector, and industry group indexes for which we have individual Silver Cross and Golden Cross Indexes.

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