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Stocks Drops As Technology Nears Breaking Point

September 17, 2020

STOCKS – AAPL, FB, NFLX

Macro – SPY, QQQ, 

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Stocks fell today, with the S&P 500 down about 85 bps, and the NASDAQ 100 down around 1.5%. It sounds terrible, but it could have much worse, if not for a mild rally in the final hour, that helped add back about one percentage point. 

S&P 500 (SPY)

The index had shown some strong resilience testing support on the S&P 500 around the 3,330 level on a few occasions, each finding a meaningful bounce.  We are left to wonder what happens next, and to be honest, I wish there was more clarity, but there is hardly and identifiable pattern to lean on in either the S&P 500 or the NASDAQ 100. 

It leaves me mean leaning on the concept that the April uptrend is broken, and that to me is a significant enough of a change in trend to think that this a market heading lower, not higher. Just from an RSI and Bollinger band perspective, the index is not oversold, and for now, the 50-day moving average seems to be offering some support, while the 21-day moving average is acting as resistance. Meanwhile, the nine and 14-day moving averages are now rolling over. Typically I wouldn’t say I like to lean on the moving averages for support levels, but I know some people do. My expectation is that it will give way.

Nasdaq (QQQ)

Meanwhile, the Qs fell today and are now trading below their 50-day moving average, which acted as resistance. So go figure. 

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Apple (AAPL)

The more significant concern is what is taking place is in the big technology names, like Apple, which is trading right around support at $109. If Apple breaks support, there is a long way to drop. Again, I noted the bearish betting in the stock the other day, and the possibility the stock could drop $96.  (Premium content – Apple’s Stock Declines May Only Be Starting)

Facebook (FB)

Facebook did break support and now runs the risk of fill a gap down around $235. 

Netflix (NFLX)

Finally, Netflix fell below $475, and I think that sets up a potential push lower towards $450.

Have a good night!

-Mike

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