Stocks Are Pointing Lower On July 24 As Momentum Trade Unwind
Stocks are falling on July 24 as tensions between the US and China escalate, as the momentum trade shows signs of unwinding.

Stocks Are Pointing Lower On July 24 As Momentum Trade Unwind

July 24, 2020


Macro – QQQ,

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Stocks are trading mostly lower on the morning of July 24, following more rising tensions between the US and China. It is resulting in the S&P 500 SPY ETF is falling 25%, and the NASDAQ QQQ ETF is falling by 80%. Markets in China were weaker, with the Shanghai index falling by 3.9%. It means that the sell-off we saw yesterday in the NASDAQ is at least expected to continue at the start of trading.


For now, the QQQ ETF is trading around $255.50, bringing the ETF to the lower end of the trading range. Now to this point, every time the Nasdaq has fallen to this end of the trading range, it where we have seen the index bounce. At this point, it is hard to say what will happen. The key here is holding and maintaining the uptrend; if Qs the close below the uptrend, around $252, it will likely signal a deeper sell-off.


One worrisome trend is that copper fell below its uptrend and is now trading at $2.89.

The Yields

The 10-year yield fell to and tested support around 55 basis points. Again this is a significant level that must hold.

Apple (AAPL)

Apple is now trading below its uptrend for the first time since this whole bull rally started. So it is a rather significant breakdown. If the stock can’t hold on to $367, it could have further to fall, potentially to $348.

Intel (INTC)

Intel was getting crushed this morning following its results last night, and it appears that the stock is heading to $50.25.


As a result of Intel’s problems, AMD is rising sharply. The stock broke out on Wednesday and retested that break out on Thursday. I have to think about where the stock can go, but the significant level of support is at $59.

Shopify (SHOP)

Meanwhile, Shopify may come under pressure should it fall below $910. The next significant level of support would be around $850.


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