Markets slid lower for a third consecutive day on Friday.
- Dow Jones -0.5%
- Nasdaq -0.9%
- S&P 500 -0.7%
- Russell 2000 -1.5%
Markets closed near their highs of the day.
2 of 11 sectors managed to move slightly higher.
- Consumer Staples (XLP) +0.2%
- Real Estate (XLRE) +0.02%
But ultimately, sellers owned the day. Taking the brunt of it…
- Industrials (XLI) -2.1%
- Energy (XLE) -2.1%
Bitcoin^ has fallen below $18,500 this morning.
That was the key support level that held earlier this month and in June.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap is still range bound. The bottom of the range is $17,500.
This morning the global crypto market cap is back below $1 trillion.
It peaked at $3 trillion last November.
The VIX isn’t budging.
Look at the chart … Even though the resistance level is rising, it’s unable to hold on to higher levels.
This morning markets are coming off a losing week.
But the oversold conditions are fast approaching…
- RSI levels remain neutral for all four major indexes, but oversold conditions are near.
- The Put-to-Call Ratio is oversold for a 5th day.
The SPY has entered the “buy zone” we specified at the beginning of the month.
We’re looking for a base to form before we initiate a position.
The week is about The Fed and The Fed only.
Here’s the schedule for the FOMC meeting:
- It begins on Tuesday, September 20
- Concludes on the 21st
- The new rate announcement comes at 2 pm
- Fed Chair Powell will take the stage at 2:30
We recommend against getting too attached to any move the market makes before Wednesday afternoon.
Watch for added volatility ahead of and directly after Fed Chair Powell’s sure-to-be shocking speech.