The stock market is often said to be a fight between the bulls and the bears. Technical analysis aims to help traders understand market behavior by studying the price action which is akin to the tracks left by the various market animals.
In last week’s market action, we can see the bull and the bear squaring off as two powerful and infrequent “tracks” showed up on the S&P 500.
Representing the bulls, we see a MACD positive divergence on the daily chart of the S&P 500, as shown in the StockFinder screenshot on the left.
Representing the bears, we have a Death Cross on the daily chart of the S&P 500, as shown in the StockFinder screenshot on the right.
Of course, as traders the battle is of more than abstract interest — our success depends on siding with the winners as much as possible and protecting ourselves from losses when we find ourselves on the wrong side of the trade.
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