- Blue chip stocks (SPY), tech issues (QQQQ) show tentative bear signals on the fast stochastic
- U.S. dollar moves to bull phase on the macd in trading against the yen.
Stocks and Rates
Below, oil and gold, and global indicators.
Oil and Gold
The macd break above the zero line on the USD/JPY chart is slight, and the major oscillators are universally bearish. The last macd breakthough to the bull side lasted a mere four days, so I don't take this signal to be a huge harbinger of future strength for the dollar.
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Indicator Exchange-Traded Fund Symbols:
EEM - emerging markets
EUR/USD - euro/dollar currency pair
GLD - gold
JNK - high-yield corporate bonds
QQQQ - Nasdaq 100 index
SPY - S&P 500 index
TLT - Treasury long-term bonds
USD/JPY - dollar/yen currency pair
USO - crude oil
VIX - fear index
- psar - Parabolic Stop and Reverse
- adx - Average Directional Index
- pps - Person's Proprietary Signal.
- ma20 - 20-day moving average
- macd - Moving Average Convergence-Divergence
- sto - Fast Stochastic
About the glance: The colors indicate the state of each signal.
- trend: Determined by the 5-day moving average, green for up, red for down, yellow for sideways
- adx: orange for above 30-up, blue for 20-down, purple for in the middle. Red is most prone to whipsaws
- psar, pps, macd: green for bull mode, red for bear
- sto: green for overbought, red for oversold, yellow for the neutral zone.