Monday, October 28, 2013

SPY Extended To The Point That Often Leads To A Pullback

SPY has now gone 12 days without closing below its 5ma. The study below is one I’ve shown a few times over the years.  It looks at other instances in which SPY has traded above the 5ma for at least 2 weeks and is now closing at a 10-day high. All results are updated.

In the past this setup has commonly been followed by a short-term pullback. The downside edge doesn't last long, though. It seems to pretty much play itself out over the first 2 days.  It is not an overwhelming edge, but it is still worth noting that SPY has been short-term extended for a while and the normal course of action at this point is a little pullback.

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