The week of May 18 is likely to be less exciting from an economic standpoint but is still likely to have plenty of fireworks.
The week of May 18 is likely to be less exciting from an economic standpoint but is still likely to have plenty of fireworks.

7 Monster Stock Market Predictions For The Week of May 18

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Short-Term Trends – Cautious

Long-Term Trends – Bearish

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S&P 500 (SPY)

The S&P 500 could see some more downward pressure based on the technical charts. There is a downtrend that developed last week after the index peaked on May 11. There is also a potentially bear flag that formed on the intraday chart.

S&P 500, spx

The daily chart shows that the index appears to have fallen outside of a rising wedge, indicating that S&P could be heading lower from here. Should the index drop below 2730, it could set up for a much steeper decline towards 2,500. Also, notice that the advance/decline line and the RSI have started turning lower, a potential shift in trend. A more precipitous decline to 2,500 would take, let’s hope, a couple of weeks to play out.

S&P 500, spx

Keep an eye on the number of stocks in the S&P 500 that are above their 100-day moving average. That measure appears to be losing momentum, as does the number of stocks above their 50-day moving average.

moving avearge


The Qs also found itself resting on an uptrend, which seems likely a somewhat significant uptrend. The RSI has turned lower, and if that is a sign of things to come, than it probably means the Nasdaq 100 is heading lower, with the Qs moving to $203 to start.


Meanwhile, the number of stocks in the Nasdaq 100 above their 50-day moving reached near record-high levels. It, too, has started turning lower, yet another sign that momentum may be shifting.

nadaq 100

You know what is super scary is that the top 10 stocks in the Nasdaq have a 56% weighting in the Nasdaq 100. Even worse, those same stocks have a 25% weighting in the S&P 500. Meanwhile, 5 of those stocks have a 45% weighting in the Nasdaq 100 and a 21% weighting in the S&P 500. So where these next five stocks go, the markets will go.

Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft is one of those stocks, and shares have been resting on an uptrend, while its RSI has started turning lower. A break of that uptrend gets shares moving lower towards $161, which would also push the stock below its 50-day moving average.

Apple (AAPL)

Apple has already fallen below its uptrend, and all it will take is a drop below $295 to see the stocks move lower towards $265. Its RSI has also started to turn lower as well.

apple, aapl

Amazon (AMZN)

Amazon has already broken its uptrend, and the RSI is already flashing a bearish divergence suggesting the stock falls back to $2,100.

amazon, amzn

Alphabet (GOOGL)

Alphabet has been rising in a perfect channel higher, but news late Friday about an antitrust suit could spoil the trend. A break of the uptrend creates the potential for a drop back to $1150.

alphabet, googl

Facebook (FB)

Facebook has been rising in a similar channel as Alphabet, and RSI reached overbought levels at 70 and that RSI is also changing trend, and that means Facebook may facing a decline to around $191.

facebook, fb

Anyway, have a great Sunday!


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