Markets Remain in a Range as SPX (SPY) Pulls Back 3% on Tuesday
SPY daily dropped back below the 200d on Tuesday, as a range prints on the ETF. ALGOS accelerated once this key moving average was lost; SPX, NDX, IWM all reversed from what appeared to be a decent rally from November lows. At that time institutions began picking up shares at the reversal on Friday the 23rd. Now SPY remains in a range, where cash is king.
SPY Renko Range Bound
Renko printed a red brick on Tuesday, captive to the range that started in January.
SPY Daily – Where Are Institutions?
A week ago Wednesday, NYSE Up Down volume registered a +8.55:1 Up Volume day which many took as sign institutions were buying. This Major Accumulation Day (+9:1) was confirmed with a turn in TICK cumulative.
TICK cumulative is flat and neutral to start the morning session, with price action set to test the recent lows at 263.00 (+/-).
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