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Dow is on the verge of a bullish gold cross, but stock market analysts are not exactly excited

It should be time for party on Wall Street. A bullish gold cross is on the verge of materialization in the 122-year-old Dow Jones Industrial Average, which comes after an anxious dip more than two months ago. However, the formation, which is generally seen as an optimistic signal, comes in a stream of market indicators that indicate that the layers are not completely primed to explode much higher and can even break lower. Starting Thursday DJIA, -0.78% 50-day moving average was 24,736.36 while the meter's 200-day moving average was 25.1 25.81, FactSet data display. At current levels, the short-term average is about 390 points, or about 1.6%, shorter than the long-term average crossing. Check Out: MarketWatch's Daily Market Snapshot Many techniques believe that when the 50-day average crosses the long-term 200-day line, this relatively rare event marks the point where a shorter-term rebound morphs to a long-term uptrend. A death cross, where the 50-day fall falls during the 200-day period, forms a bearish map pattern, came back in December, with the downtrend culminating in the broader US stock market suffering the worst trading day before Christmas ever. Since then, Dow has risen and increased 16.9% since the Christmas Eve nadir, while the S & P 500 index SPX, -0.81% has climbed 16.9% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, -1.13% has been 20% over the period. More recently, however, the path for the least resistance to stocks has been lower, among the growing fears that the latest policies are turning by central banks…

It should be time for party on Wall Street. A bullish gold cross is on the verge of materialization in the 122-year-old Dow Jones Industrial Average, which comes after an anxious dip more than two months ago.

However, the formation, which is generally seen as an optimistic signal, comes in a stream of market indicators that indicate that the layers are not completely primed to explode much higher and can even break lower.

Starting Thursday

DJIA, -0.78%

50-day moving average was 24,736.36 while the meter’s 200-day moving average was 25.1

25.81, FactSet data display. At current levels, the short-term average is about 390 points, or about 1.6%, shorter than the long-term average crossing.

Check Out: MarketWatch’s Daily Market Snapshot

Many techniques believe that when the 50-day average crosses the long-term 200-day line, this relatively rare event marks the point where a shorter-term rebound morphs to a long-term uptrend.

A death cross, where the 50-day fall falls during the 200-day period, forms a bearish map pattern, came back in December, with the downtrend culminating in the broader US stock market suffering the worst trading day before Christmas ever.

Since then, Dow has risen and increased 16.9% since the Christmas Eve nadir, while the S & P 500 index

SPX, -0.81%

has climbed 16.9% and Nasdaq Composite

COMP, -1.13%

has been 20% over the period.

More recently, however, the path for the least resistance to stocks has been lower, among the growing fears that the latest policies are turning by central banks in Europe and the United States can further highlight the cracks that are already appearing in the global economy.

On Thursday, the European Central Bank presented plans to introduce additional stimulus, increase fresh concerns about euro area health, with Italy in the recession and Germany’s economy under pressure. The ECB’s move comes weeks after the Federal Reserve, referring to concerns over economic contraction abroad, halted the betting initiative.

The Fed’s decision had originally given investors reason to push the stocks up, as it had shown some that policy makers were susceptible to signs of tight economic conditions and sluggish growth that could have knock-on effects on the home market. However, the convergence of virtue from the global central banks can be confident that the US investment climate will remain favorable.

Dow and S & P 500 have actually fallen into seven of the last eight sessions, including Thursday’s retreat. And the Dow Jones transport mean

DJT, -0.96%

is often used as a barometer for the health of the US economy. Its longest loss path in about a decade, 10 consecutive sessions, on Thursday’s end of February 23, 2009, according to FactSet data.

As for the Golden Cross, John Kosar, Marketing Manager at Asbury Research, said MarketWatch that the gold cross is a good indicator of signaling to investors what has already happened but is not as predictable on short and close terms.

“Crosses and golden crosses for me are like the time of a battleship crossing an aircraft carrier,” said technical analyst. In other words, at the time that one of these patterns forms, they cannot be useful as a guide forward. “There are two big boats that take a long time to make a trip [and] it’s really late when they pass,” Kosar said.

Kosar said he was looking at the S & P 500’s failure to hold a psychologically significant level of 2800. After completing that level on March 1 for the first time in months, the broad market value has stumbled – a potentially unfortunate sign , according to Asbury analyst. He said that the key level to look at now is 2,750, with not keeping track of what is now possibly leading to resale and pressing of shares to 2,675.

“I can see that we are starting to enter a gold cross [on the Dow]and that type tells more about speed than what happens about what happens in the week or next week,” he says.

Katie Stockton, technical expert and founder of Fairlead Strategies, it took a step further and added that she believes that despite the gains that the shares have had over the past two or three months, they continue in a downward trend. “The risk,” she told MarketWatch, ” is still quite high. “

Stockton said intermediate market volatility also makes it difficult to determine if the stocks are in the bottom line, where a lower low – lower than December 24, that is – may result in.

] A positive indicator for Stockton would occur if the market falls but remains above the Christmas Eve low.

She relies on CNN’s Fear & Greed index as a further tool showing that Wall Street may be susceptible to yield The index, which ranges from 0 to 100, with readings below 50 that point to more fear than greed, shows a reading of about 59; it was at 72 last week. Stockton said she was using it as a counter-measure that could signal short-term or filed conditions on the market.

As for Dow, Friday’s job report can be an important point for Wall Street.

“It may be a decision for the market,” said Kosar.

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