From the desk of Steve Strazza @Sstrazza
The market rallied almost 20% in just three days after making new lows last Monday. Stocks recently sold off in record fashion so it’s no surprise to see them bounce with the same ferocity. But with the VIX still elevated above 50, we’re not out of the woods yet and should expect the swift moves in each direction to continue for now.
Some say we’re in a new bull market, but the charts tell us we’re actually at a logical level for what appears to be no more than a bear market rally to stop and reverse.
Last week we outlined why 170 in the Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) was such an important level of interest if buyers were going to take control of stocks in the near term. Now that they have, we’re looking for sellers to reassert themselves at current levels, which we wrote about yesterday.