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Wednesday Weakovery – Markets Bounce Ahead of the Fed

Posted on the 26 January 2022 by Phil's Stock World @philstockworld

Wednesday Weakovery – Markets Bounce Ahead of the FedWednesday Weakovery – Markets Bounce Ahead of the FedThis is what we call a weak bounce:

The S&P 500 fell 500 points in 2022 (so far) and now it's bouncing 20% of that drop, which is 100 points.  According to our 5% Rule™, we look for 20% pullbacks from a rally or sell-off at each significant increment of 1.25%, 2.5%, 5%, 10%, 20% and 50%.  It's not very different from a Fibonacci Retracement but we adjusted to take into account computer trading – since Fibonacci Retracements govern natural growth cycles, not coded ones… 

And, as Asimov said:

Since emotions are few and reasons many, the behavior or a crowd can be
more easily predicted than the behavior of one person can. And that, in turn, means that if laws are to be developed that enable the current of history to be predicted, then one must deal with large populations, the larger the better. "

Wednesday Weakovery – Markets Bounce Ahead of the FedThat's why our 5% Rule™ applies so well to indexes and actively traded large caps and commodities – but not so well to individual stocks – we need a better sample size to make more accurate predicitions.  That is another major flow in Technical Analysis – it does not take volume into account.  

14,700 is where the Nasdaq needs to be to get out of the Bear Set on our bounce charts and it's well below that at 14,400 – despite this morning's 250-point gain.  If the Nasdaq does clear 14,700, we will flip a bit more bullish but, for today, most likely we are still just watching and waiting – especially ahead of the Fed's firrst announcement of 2022…

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