Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Right Decision NowRight Decision Now


Mish’s Daily: Will the Dow Jones Continue Higher? Will the Nasdaq Follow?

It’s been a volatile few weeks in the markets, and it can be hard to tell if we’re currently in a risk-on or risk-off environment. Have we seen the market lows for 2022, or will the market reverse lower before the end of the year?

The market indicates that investors favor large-cap defensive sectors. The Dow Jones leads the indices (as represented by DIA above), with utilities, consumer staples, and healthcare sectors ahead of the pack. Looking at the major indices, DIA is the only major US index above its 200-week moving average, and also the only index above its 200-day moving average. DIA needs to hold 329 at the weekly close to remain in an uptrend.

Many pundits are debating whether we will have a Fed engineered soft landing or a deep recession in 2023. Will OPEC cut production or raise levels? Will we exhaust the strategic petroleum reserves, or will the move to deplete the SPR combat inflation effectively and keep oil prices down in 2023? These are fair questions to anticipate clarifying current risk-on or risk-off sentiment.

So, where does the market go from here?

This market has been anything but stable of late – one minute up, then down within days. The Nasdaq Composite (represented by QQQ) is in a recovery phase, along with the S&P 500 (SPY) and small caps (IWM). The QQQs need to hold their weekly trend and stay above 281 at the weekly close to neutralize further downside.

Other indicators are less reliable than price, momentum, and phase. For example, the yield curve is inverted on the short-term part of the curve, yet remains relatively flat on the longer end, providing little clarity into where long-term rates are ultimately headed. The yield curve also continues to invert on the short end while remaining flat on the longer end, which could be an early indicator of a recession. Yet, third-quarter GDP estimates are looking encouraging.

The risk-on/risk-off phenomenon has existed for as long as financial markets have existed. There are clearly many mixed signals today. Understanding how the risk-on/risk-off construct works can help you make more informed trading decisions and protect your portfolio against dramatic swings. While it can be hard to predict an exact risk on or risk off shift, it’s essential to be aware of its overall impact on asset pricing.

We have a daily research service called Big View, which helps clarify risk on and risk off sentiment by utilizing many indicators to produce an overall view. Currently, the risk indicators are 100% risk off. Monitoring our proprietary trading indicators and key price trends of major US indices will give you a better idea of when to take on more risk or protect your trading with tighter stops.

If you want to succeed in the financial markets, you must have a thorough grasp of what drives investor sentiment, how it varies over a day, week, or quarter, and how to assess these changes over more extended trading periods.

Rob Quinn, our Chief Strategy Consultant, can provide more information about our proprietary trading indicators and Mish’s trading service. Click here to learn more about Mish’s Premium trading service with a complimentary one-on-one consultation.

“I grew my money tree and so can you!” – Mish Schneider

Get your copy of Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth and a special bonus here.

Follow Mish on Twitter @marketminute for stock picks and more. Follow Mish on Instagram (mishschneider) for daily morning videos. To see updated media clips, click here.

Mish in the Media

Mish talks stagflation in her interview by Dale Pinkert during the F.A.C.E. webinar.

Watch Mish’s appearance on Business First AM here.

Mish hosted the Monday, November 28 edition of StockCharts TV’s Your Daily Five, where she covered some of the Modern Family. She also discusses the long bonds and gold with levels to clear or, fail.

ETF Summary

S&P 500 (SPY): The resistance at 400-405 remains persistent with support at 387.Russell 2000 (IWM): 190 is the ultimate point to clear. Support to hold 180.Dow (DIA): Inside week, which means we want to see this hold 335.50 to stay in the game.Nasdaq (QQQ): Weakest index. Has to clear 290 or hold 275, or else trouble.KRE (Regional Banks): 65.00 resistance and 60 support.SMH (Semiconductors): 209 is the biggest support level to hold.IYT (Transportation): 217 support and 232 big resistance.IBB (Biotechnology): 129 support and 135 resistance.XRT (Retail): Over 67.00, we could see a Santa Claus Rally. Under 62.00, big failure.

Mish Schneider

Director of Trading Research and Education

Wade Dawson

Portfolio Manager

    You May Also Like


    The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned of increased risks to the stability of the financial system after weeks of banking sector...


    The Home Office has made next to no progress in tackling criminal fraud during the past five years, despite it having become Britain’s most...


    Mark Zuckerberg has laid off more than 11,000 Meta’s employees, about 13 per cent of its global workforce, in what he described as “some...


    1.22 billion people use Instagram every month. That’s a huge number of Instagrammers trying to hit it big on the platform all at the...

    Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

    Copyright © 2024 | All Rights Reserved