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Donald Trump And The Death Cross

“… a death cross has been a good indicator to tell us that investors should be out of the market,” says an August 12 Barron’s article by Michael Kahn.

Then came the qualifier:

Unfortunately, since the financial crisis and intervention by the Federal Reserve, death crosses and their inverse “golden crosses” have been less effective in predicting major trends. There have been several occasions when crosses are immediately reversed leaving investors with losses.

We concur.

Katie Stockton of BTIG goes further in the death-cross debate. She has given us permission to quote her.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has received renewed focus this week because it has registered the dreaded “DEATH CROSS,” where the 50-day MA crosses below the 200-day MA. Some would add a...