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Weekly Market Overview - 1/5/2018
Weekly Stock Market Overview

Major US indices
Major U.S. indices moved higher over the past week. The monthly, weekly, and daily Relative Strength Index (RSI), Williams' Percentage Range (W%R), and Lane's Stochastic are strongly overbought. Weekly and daily technical indicators have bearish divergence. They are usually used to foreshadow yearly and quarterly uptrend reversals. More than 30% of S&P index members are trading at their highest price in the past 52 weeks. This is an important indicator in determining the current value of stocks. Almost 7.5% of S&P members have a weekly deliberation bearish candlestick pattern. The pattern occurs when there is a clear uptrend and is considered a bearish reversal signal.

During the past week, Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) rose 576.65 points, or 2.33%, and closed at 25295.87.
The S&P 500 (^GSPC) advanced 69.54 points, or 2.60%, and closed at 2743.15.

The NASDAQ Composite Index (^IXIC) advanced 233.17 points, or 3.38%, and closed at 7136.56. It was the biggest weekly advance recorded. The NASDAQ Composite Index weekly uptrend started on August 21, 2017 at 6,177.19 and reached 7,137.04 on January 05, 2018, making a 15.54% incline in nineteen weeks.

^IXIC: NASDAQ Composite Index

S&P 500 Members Alerts
Almost 22% of S&P 500 component stocks have prices above the Upper Bollinger Band. This is the highest level since November 28, 2014. More than 58% of S&P 500 component stocks have overbought weekly Williams' Percentage Range (W%R). This is the highest level since December 26, 2014.

The chart below shows how the weekly Overbought Williams' Percentage Range (W%R) on December 26, 2014 signals the S&P 500 uptrend reversal. The S&P 500 index weekly downtrend started on December 29, 2014 at 2,093.55 and reached 1,980.90 on February 02, 2015, making a 5.38% decline in three weeks.

^GSPC: S&P 500 Index

ETF's Select Sector SPDR Alert
This week, the Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) jumped 2.29 points and closed at 62.82. It was the biggest weekly increase recorded. The Materials Select Sector SPDR weekly uptrend started on November 15, 2017 at 57.26 and reached 62.92 on January 05, 2018, making a 9.88% incline in seven weeks.

XLB: Materials Select Sector SPDR
The XLB price is above the 20 and 50 Day Moving Averages. Relative Strength Index and Lane's Stochastic are strongly overbought in a monthly and daily time frame, overbought in a weekly time frame, and has bearish divergence in a weekly time frame. Williams' Percentage Range is strongly overbought in a monthly, weekly, and daily time frame.

XLB: Materials Select Sector SPDR


During the past week, Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) jumped 2.35 points, or 3.67%. It was the biggest weekly incline recorded. The Technology Select Sector SPDR weekly uptrend started on December 05, 2017 at 62.11 and reached 66.36 on January 05, 2018, making a 6.84% advance in four weeks.

XLK: Technology Select Sector SPDR
The price is above Parabolic SAR. Most of the technical indicators are strongly overbought and have bearish divergence in a weekly and daily time frame.

XLK: Technology Select Sector SPDR

Sector Rotation
The Energy sector was the strongest sector last week (3.81%), followed by the Materials sector (3.78%). The Utilities sector was the worst performing sector of the week (-2.51%), followed by the Consumer Staples sector (0.07%).

The Basic Materials sector is the most overvalued sector, followed by Conglomerates, while Agricultural Chemicals, Copper, and Oil & Gas Refining/Mrktng are among the most overvalued industries. The Healthcare sector is the most oversold sector, followed by Utilities, while Electric Utilities, Diversified Utilities, and Biotechnology are among the most oversold industries.

NASDAQ biggest weekly advance
It was the biggest weekly NASDAQ advance recorded. More than 30% of S&P members are trading at their highest price in the past 52 weeks.
Jan 7 , 2018
Eighth consecutive positive week
It was the eighth consecutive positive week for S&P 500 index. More than 40% of S&P 500 component stocks have overbought weekly Lane's Stochastic. It is the highest level since April 29, 2016.
Nov 5 , 2017
ETF's Currency Shares Alert.
CurrencyShares Swedish Krona Trust (FXS) weekly downtrend reached 116.62 on September 27, making the biggest weekly drop since October 2015.
Sep 24, 2017
Dow Jones Industrial Average monthly uptrend - five-wave structure.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average monthly uptrend has formed a five-wave structure. It started on April 19, 2017 at 20,379.55 and reached 22,419.51 on September 21, 2017.
Sep 24, 2017
Sixth consecutive positive week for the S&P 500.
Almost 56% of S&P 500 component stocks have overbought weekly Williams' Percentage Range. It is the highest level since December 26, 2014.
Mar 5 , 2017
Third consecutive negative week for the Dow Jones
Almost 40% of S&P 500 component stocks have oversold daily Lane's Stochastic. It is a highest level since November 16, 2012.
Mar 15, 2015
Dow Jones is near 200 Day Moving Average
During the past week, Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 507.65 points or 2.87%, to 17164.95. Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are overbought in a monthly time frame. The Dow Jones price is near 200 Day Moving Average.
Feb 1 , 2015
S&P 500 at highest level since Oct 2007
The major indices and more than a half of S&P 500 members are strongly overbought in daily, weekly, and monthly time frames.
Mar 17, 2013
S&P 500 members Downtrend Resistance Alert
Dow Jones, NASDAQ, and More than 40% of S&P 500 members have the Downtrend Resistance Alert.
Oct 30, 2011
The short-term rally is over
S&P 500 index may break the support around 1100 and move down to the next support area around 1000 - 950.
Sep 5 , 2011
S&P 500 is close to the 50 Day Moving Average
S&P 500 index has fallen below the Parabolic SAR (stop and reversal). Price is close to the 50 Day Moving Average.
Mar 13, 2011
S&P 500 index wave's structure
S&P 500 medium-term uptrend has a five wave's structure. The fifth sub wave is near completion.
Dec 26, 2010
Monthly W%R is strongly overbought for the first time since October 2007
The S&P 500 technical indicators are pretty close to the beginning of October 2007, just a week prior the beginning of the bear market of 2007-2009.
Oct 17, 2010
More than a half of S&P 500 members are overbought
More than 10% of S&P 500 index members made a new 52-week high, but almost a half of them closed this week below the previous week's close.
Sep 12, 2010
S&P 500 members - Trend Support Alert
Daily and weekly indicators are oversold for all three major US indices. More than 28% of S&P members are oversold, and more than 22% have a Trend Support Alert.
Jul 4 , 2010
S&P 500 members - Downtrend Resistance alert
More than 60 S&P members have the Downtrend Resistance Alert. Daily Williams' Percentage Range and Lane's Stochastic are strongly overbought.
Jun 20, 2010
S&P 500 members - uptrend support alert
More than 30% of S&P 500 members have an uptrend support alert. This alert indicates that stock price is near the monthly uptrend support level.
May 23, 2010
Dow Jones Elliott Wave count
Dow Jones gained 68.03% in 53 weeks. The chart has formed a Rising Channel chart pattern. Fifth wave up is in progress.
Mar 21, 2010
NASDAQ at the highest level since September 2008
NASDAQ medium-term trend has formed a five-wave structure. The fifth wave is in progress now. The price is near the trend resistance line (2331.43).
Mar 5 , 2010
Is Dow Jones going above January high soon?
Dow Jones has advanced above the 50 Day Moving Average. MACD line has moved above its signal line. Both crossovers are considered as bullish signals.
Feb 19, 2010
The Dow Jones has formed a falling channel pattern
The Dow Jones lost 932.06 points, or 8.66%, since January 14. The downtrend has formed a falling channel pattern.
Feb 7 , 2010
The Dow Jones short-term down trend is near the support line
The Dow Jones is near the support line. Daily technical indicators are oversold. Almost 20% of S&P 500 members have an uptrend support alert.
Jan 31, 2010
S&P 500 has crossed below the 50 Day Moving Average
S&P MACD line has moved below its signal line; the price has crossed below the 50 Day MA and has closed below the lower Bollinger Band.
Jan 24, 2010
The Christmas rally has pushed the stocks ahead
The trend following indicators have turned bullish, while almost 20% of S&P 500 members are overbought.
Dec 25, 2009
Technical indicators caused a sharp stock market sell off
Strong resistance caused a sharp stock market sell off. The S&P 500 index has lost 3.3% in two days.
Sep 27, 2009
S&P 500 is forming a rising wedge pattern
S&P 500 is forming a rising wedge chart pattern. The next up leg could reach the resistance around 1075 in October.
Sep 6 , 2009
All three major US indices are overbought
109 out of S&P 500 members are overbought, 51 stocks have daily MACD bearish divergence.
Jul 25, 2009
S&P 500 - head and shoulders pattern
The S&P 500 has an Uptrend Exhaustion alert. Chart has formed the head and shoulders pattern. Price is near the neckline.
Jul 12, 2009
S&P 500 - Uptrend Exhaustion alert
The S&P 500 index has an Uptrend Exhaustion alert. The next resistance level is near 1044. The support is near 470.
Jun 7 , 2009

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