Stock Market Outlook for Thu Jul 30 2020 – Choppy Bias Higher

Stock Market Outlook - choppy bias higher

Wednesday saw stocks end the day higher with all three indexes moving up.


Stock Market Outlook Chart Comments At The Close on Tue Jul 28 2020 

The index closed above the 21 day moving average again on Wednesday and above 3200. This left a bullish candlestick for Thursday.

You can see in the chart that the Upper Bollinger Band has turned down and the Lower Bollinger Band has sharply risen above the 100 day. This is setting up another Bollinger Bands Squeeze that looks like the index may dip lower,

There are now 6 up signals and one down signal with the Lower Bollinger Band moving above the 100 day moving average.

The 21 and 50 day moving averages are climbing still further, which is readily seen in the chart. The 100 day is also climbing further above the 200 day.

The index is back to the standard form of the 21, 50, 100 and 200 day format which is typical of a bull market but the chart looks set to turn bearish.

Stock Market Outlook review of Wed Jul 29 2020

Stock Market Outlook: Technical Indicators Review:

Momentum: Momentum is moving sideways.

  • Settings: For momentum I use a 10 period when studying market direction.

MACD Histogram: MACD (Moving Averages Convergence / Divergence) issued an up signal on Wednesday July 8. On Tue Jul 28 2020 MACD issued an unconfirmed down signal and today the down signal was weaker. That means the outlook down is still not confirmed.

  • Settings: For MACD Histogram, I am using the Fast Points set at 13, Slow Points at 26 and Smoothing at 9. 

Ultimate Oscillator: The Ultimate Oscillator is rising.

  • Settings: The Ultimate Oscillator settings are: Period 1 is 5, Period 2 is 10, Period 3 is 15, Factor 1 is 4, Factor 2 is 2 and Factor 3 is 1. These are not the default settings but are the settings I use with the S&P 500 chart set for 1 to 3 months.

Slow Stochastic: The Slow Stochastic has an up signal in place.

Settings: For the Slow Stochastic I use the K period of 14 and D period of 3. The Slow Stochastic tries to predict the market direction further out than just one day.

Relative Strength Index: The RSI signal is rising.

  • Settings: The relative strength index is set for a period of 5 which gives it 5 days of market movement to monitor.  It is often the first indicator to show an overbought or oversold signal.

Rate of Change: The rate of change signal is sideways indicating that prices should not change much on Thursday.

  • Settings: Rate Of Change is set for a 21 period. This indicator looks back 21 days and compares price action from the past to the present. With the Rate Of Change, prices are rising when signals are positive. Conversely, prices are falling when signals are negative. As an advance rises the Rate Of Change signal should also rise higher, otherwise the rally is suspect. A decline should see the Rate Of Change fall into negative signals. The more negative the signals the stronger the decline.





Support and Resistance Levels To Be Aware Of:

3275 is resistance

3200 is still resistance

3150 is support

3050 is support

3000 is support

2975 is light support

2950 is light support

2900 is light support

2860 is light support

2840 is light support

2800 is good support

2725 is light support

2700 is light support and marked a drop of 20.4%.

2500 was good support and marked a correction of 26.3%

2191 was the market low on March 23

2100 is light support

2000 is good support and marks a 41% correction from the all-time high. Some analysts still believe the index will fall this low in the second half of 2020.


 Stock Market Outlook for Tomorrow – Thu Jul 30 2020 

For Thursday the index will drop somewhat in the morning but the outlook is still higher for the indexes in what is expected to be a choppy day of trading.


Stock Market Outlook Archives

Morning Investing Strategy Notes
For FullyInformed Members here are the morning investing strategy notes for Fri Sep 25 2020. The morning notes for today cover a number of topics. ....... Read More
Stock Market Outlook Another bounce attempt probable
On Thursday the SPX started the morning with a quick dip down to 3212 which placed it below the 50 day moving average and the ....... Read More
Morning Investing Strategy Notes
For FullyInformed Members here are the morning investing strategy notes for Thu Sep 24 2020. The morning notes for today cover a number of topics. ....... Read More
Stock Market Outlook Lower
On Wednesday investors returned to selling and sent the index lower throughout most of the day. The close was particularly brutal with markets wiping out ....... Read More
Morning Investing Strategy Notes
For FullyInformed Members here are the morning investing strategy notes for Wed Sep 23 2020 The morning notes for today cover a number of topics. ....... Read More
Stock Market Outlook - cautious day
On Tuesday investors finally got the bounce they have waited for. The S&P closed up at 3315, regaining 3300 but is still down 4 points ....... Read More
Morning Investing Strategy Notes
For FullyInformed Members here are the morning investing strategy notes for Tue Sep 22 2020. The morning notes for today cover a number of topics, ....... Read More
Stock Market Outlook Possible Bounce Attempt But More Selling Likely
The outlook for Monday was for a possible bounce attempt. Instead investors focused on news that the UK may revert to a second shut down ....... Read More