Is The Stock Market Losing Upward Momentum?

Sid Norris
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Is The Stock Market Losing Upward Momentum?

The most publicized stock market indices continue to hover near all-time highs, but is this market losing momentum? The answer is YES. Examine the following multi-timeframe screenshots of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) with a standard RSI indicator on the bottom of the screen. The loss of momentum is clearly shown in the form of bearish RSI divergence.

Definition of Bearish RSI Divergence:  When price makes a new high, but the RSI indicator fails to make a new high.

Screenshots (click to enlarge):

But what about all the expert calls for more upside? 

Despite all the endless bullish talk on financial propaganda TV, this market is showing a clear loss of momentum on ALL time frames. Notice the bearish divergence on the DJIA quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily charts.  There’s even bearish divergence showing on the 240-minute and 60-minute intraday charts. Every single timeframe is showing the same condition, and the Dow is only about 1% off its all-time high as of this writing (Fri, Feb 14, mid-day).  While anything is possible, these divergences are a warning sign of a relatively imminent correction, and quite possibly a sizeable one.

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