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Tackle Today: They Bought the Dip

November 18, 2022

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«No surprises there.»


Yesterday’s down gap and test of the rising 9 EMA was gobbled up by bulls. Their zeal is continuing this morning with a modest up gap that, hopefully, will carry us back to the pivot high near $4000 on the S&P 500.

There’s a lesson in this week’s price action that should be obvious.

In an uptrend, dips get bought!

Higher pivot lows and higher pivot highs define an uptrend.  The recent rally carried stock indexes to a higher pivot high – with a burst of momentum, I might add. Pullbacks from such a position should always be viewed as a buying opportunity.

You never know where they will pounce, but history provides clues. The strongest trends see buyers return at the 9 EMA. Those less so may not find support until the rising 20-day or even 50-day.

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Chart of the Day: S&P 500 (SPY)

$390 is new support. Break it, and things get dicey. Hold above it, and long live the uptrend.

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