In last week’s Capital Ideas column, I reminded readers that I had been betting there would be a “rip-your-face-off” rally after May 22, 2022. One week does not a rally necessarily make, but the week after that column was published, the S&P 500 spiked 6.58 percent. That was the 53rd rally of 5 percent or more for the index since World War II (1945). Let’s be clear — I ain’t bragging. There’s way more luck in this line of work than I’d like to admit. The best I can do, at times, is to work hard enough to get lucky sometimes….
Insights & Advice
Tag: 200-day moving average
Make up your mind, already!
Hey, stock market. Are you going up, or are you going down? Pick one side of the 200-day moving average and stick with it, would ya? What is the 200-day moving average? The 200-day moving average (DMA) is a key indicator that investors (traders?) use to gauge whether an investment is in an uptrend or a downtrend. The 200-DMA is typically represented by a line chart and represents the average price of the past 200 days. When the price of an investment is above the 200-DMA, it’s considered in an uptrend. And, when it’s below the 200-DMA, it’s considered…