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Weekly Market Overview - 2/28/2020
Weekly Stock Market Overview

Major US indices
During the past week (Feb. 24 - 28, 2020), the S&P 500 (^GSPC) sank 383.53 points, or 11.49%, and closed at 2954.22. It was the biggest weekly loss since October 10, 2008 when S&P 500 lost more than 18.2% in one week.

S&P 500 intermediate Trend Analysis: Rising Wedge breakdown

The S&P 500 Intermediate Wave started on December 26, 2018 at 2346.58 and reached 3393.52 on February 19, 2020, making 45% gain in fourteen months. The Intermediate Wave has formed an extended Rising Wedge chart pattern. Usually, a rising wedge forms at the end of an uptrend and is followed by a sharp breakdown.

^GSPC: S&P 500


The price movement after the breakdown is usually approximately of the same magnitude as the height of the formation. The S&P 500 Rising Wedge triangle breakdown started on February 19, 2020 at 3,393.52 and reached 2,855.84 on February 28, 2020, making a 537.68 or 15.84% loss in seven business days. This value is pretty close to the rising wedge triangle formation's height - 493.62. This means that the intermediate wave rising wedge breakdown might be completed.

S&P 500 Cycle Trend Analysis: Rising Channel

The S&P 500 Cycle Wave had started on March 6th, 2009 at 666.79 and reached 3393.52 on February 19, 2020, making more than 400% gain in eleven years. The Cycle Wave formed a Rising Channel. The channel resistance line has been broken up by the intermediate Rising Wedge wave.

^GSPC: S&P 500

During the rising wedge breakdown, the S&P 500 crossed below the 200 Day Moving Average that currently is at 3047.174. More than 52% of S&P 500 component stocks have the price below the Lower Bollinger Band, and almost 50% of S&P 500 component stocks have strongly oversold the daily Williams' Percentage Range (W%R). It is the highest level since January 15, 2016. Lane's Stochastic is strongly oversold in a daily time frame while it is still strongly overbought in a monthly time frame.

The current price is near the Cycle Wave channel resistance. Usually, the broken resistance line becomes a support line. Since 50% of stocks are strongly oversold, the chances are high that this support line may hold for a while, and price may pause and retest the 200 Day Moving Average. Considering that price is still strongly overbought in a monthly time frame and that the rising wedge usually formed at the end of an uptrend, the S&P 500 may test the Cycle Wave channel support line (currently is near 2570.44) after the short pause.

Sector Rotation
The Consumer Staples sector was the strongest sector last week, followed by the Health Care sector. The Energy sector was the worst performing sector of the week (-16.38%), followed by the Financial sector (-13.58%).

The Healthcare sector is the most overvalued sector, followed by Utilities, while Medical Labs & Research, Specialized Health Svcs, and Drugs - Generic are among the most overvalued industries. The Services sector is the most oversold sector, followed by Basic Materials, while Major Integrated Oil/Gas, Wholesale Other, and Oil & Gas Refining/Mrktng are among the most oversold industries.

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Mar 15, 2015
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Sep 5 , 2011
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Mar 13, 2011
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Dec 26, 2010
Monthly W%R is strongly overbought for the first time since October 2007
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Oct 17, 2010
More than a half of S&P 500 members are overbought
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Sep 12, 2010
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Jul 4 , 2010
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Jun 20, 2010
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May 23, 2010
Dow Jones Elliott Wave count
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Mar 21, 2010
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Mar 5 , 2010
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Feb 19, 2010
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Feb 7 , 2010
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Jan 31, 2010
S&P 500 has crossed below the 50 Day Moving Average
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Jan 24, 2010
The Christmas rally has pushed the stocks ahead
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Dec 25, 2009
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Sep 27, 2009
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Sep 6 , 2009

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