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DOW - Death cross coming and Question

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:06 PM
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Death cross coming for 6month and 1year charts - 50 and 200 day moving average.

What chart period do technical traders look at? I recall that traders 'trade on the chart, not on the news'.

6 month chart


1 year chart




posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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I see....

So when the 50 and 200 day averages cross that is the "death cross"?

Does it mean that we will retest the March lows? or lower?

Thanks for the heads up!



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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I'm new at this and am trying to understand it myself, so I'm hoping an experienced trader would chime in.

A 'death cross' is a technical trading term where a long term moving average crosses below the short term moving average. The short term moving average is also called the support level.

A 'golden cross' is where the long term moving average crosses above the short term moving average.

What I'm not clear on are the moving day averages typically used, or the chart duration. If I look at charts with moving day averages in multiples of 7 days, it seems to map more directly with the movement of the DOW.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:06 PM
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what are the implications of the crossings?



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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Any technical traders out there?

From chart history, from a technical perspective it looks like the DOW should swing up, no?

Am I misinterpeting a golden cross for a death cross?



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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Thanks cpdaman, I'll do that.

One more graph where I'm questioning myself.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 09:29 PM
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You got these backwards. Short term moving average would be above a long term moving average in a bull market. Basically if anything, this particular cross would be bullish. The death cross is when the long term average crosses above the short term, indicating a bear trend.

Although, I would caution any of you, the moving average charts shown are very simplistic as far as technical indicators go. There are much better technical indicators for trading a market. Much better and more accurate.



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