A 5% drop in German stocks is contributing to heavy selling in Europe which has spread to the U.S. Chart 1 shows the German DAX falling 5.3% to make it Europe's biggest loser. Most other European stocks are down 4%. Chart 2 EAFE Index iShares (EFA) gapping 5% lower after meeting resistance at its March low. Chart 3 shows Emerging Market iShares (EEM) gapping lower as well. Not surprisingly, U.S. stocks are following foreign markets lower. It certainly looks like the recent short-term bounce has run its course. Money coming out of stocks is moving into gold and Treasuries. Most other commodities are falling along with stocks. It looks like a bad day ahead for stocks.
About the author:John Murphy is the Chief Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com, a renowned author in the investment field and a former technical analyst for CNBC, and is considered the father of inter-market technical analysis. With over 40 years of market experience, he is the author of numerous popular works including “Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets” and “Trading with Intermarket Analysis”. Before joining StockCharts, John was the technical analyst for CNBC-TV for seven years on the popular show Tech Talk, and has authored three best-selling books on the subject: Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets, Trading with Intermarket Analysis and The Visual Investor.