Markets Suffer Big Losses Since the Start of August…But is the Selling Just Getting Started?
Stocks have sold off over the first two weeks of August.
At first the selling was hidden in the lesser looked at indices like the NYSE Composite and Russell 2000. But then it spread to the highly promoted ones like the DJI and S&P 500.
After a bit of a relief rally on Friday (August 18th), traders are asking themselves,
“Is now the time to jump back into the markets and buy?
Or is this simply a pause before another big onslaught of selling?”
Here’s an important chart we showed our valued members on August 17th, pointing out revealing clues we’re seeing now so they can prepare for the next short-term move.
As you know, August has been a terrible month for the bulls who believed the “new bull market” narrative that was being promoted all over the financial media.
However, we’ve been warning about a near-term top of the rally to our readers since August 1st!
Our members were prepared for the rally top and the “silent” plunge since then, which we forecasted in our August 1st Smarter Stock Trader. Here’s an excerpt from that issue:
The Smarter Stock Trader
August 1, 2023 Issue
“Here is the daily chart of the S&P 500. The chart has a wedge formation, which is getting negative. At the bottom is our Dohmen Rate of Change (DROC) indicator, which is now in the process of giving a “sell” signal. (chart as of August 1, 2023)
Below is the daily chart of the NYSE Composite, which is broader and more reliable as a gauge of the market than the S&P 500. It closed today just under a very important resistance area marked by the green horizontal line (near top). The Dohmen Rate of Change at the bottom is now crossing over for a sell. (chart as of August 1, 2023)
The daily chart below shows the IWM (Russell 2000 ETF) is approaching strong resistance from its February highs (red horizontal line).
Notice the McClellan Oscillator (a breadth indicator, bottom) has been declining since mid July (black arrow), which means more stocks in the IWM have been selling off. Meanwhile the IWM has been rising in price (green arrow), giving a bearish divergence and a warning of a decline ahead.“ (chart as of August 1, 2023)
(End of excerpt)
Once again our prescient analysis called another important turn right on the button as the markets started their decline the next trading day on August 2nd.
In fact, since that call, the S&P fell nearly 6%, the NYSE Comp dropped nearly 5%, and the IWM fell over 8% to their recent lows.
Yet bigger losses were seen in some of the most widely traded stocks out there (through their Friday lows):
Tesla = -20.3%
Meta = -15.0%
Apple = -12.6%
Nvidia = -11.2%
Netflix = -10.3%
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