Mish's Market Minute

Mish's Daily: The Economic Modern Family Reveals All for Investors

Mish Schneider

Mish Schneider

Director of Trading Education, MarketGauge.com

Semiconductors have been a significant drag on Wall Street. Sister Semiconductors (SMH) needs to regain her -50week moving average to really see a major technical shift in the market. She is a good barometer of the overall direction of the stock market.

The "Modern Family" comprises seven key symbols that serve as an overall guide to the stock market and provide a critical view of the overall macroeconomic picture. Please visit our website to learn more about the Modern Family indices, the individual family members and why they are essential as an overall family unit for evaluating the stock market.

Presently, every member is trading underneath their 50-day moving average, pointing to potentially more downside and lower overall stock market prices. Transportation (IYT), Grandpa Russell (IWM) and prodigal son Regional Banking (KRE) are the closest to their 50-day moving averages, while Granny Retail (XRT), Big Bro Biotech (IBB), and Sister Semiconductors (SMH) are the weakest.

This week, we are looking at the weekly charts to gain perspective on market-moving issues, uncovering which areas of the Modern Family are leading and which are lagging from a longer-term perspective. Each family member tends to trade a little differently, but, collectively, they are pointing towards a bearish phase. Please keep reading to learn more.

The weekly charts show all members are trading lower and displaying negative technical characteristics. Grandpa Russell has continued to track closely with the large-caps in terms of performance since late December 2021.

Regional Banking (KRE) is also leading alongside Transportation (IYT) and both need to regain their 50-week moving averages, alongside Grandpa Russell shown below.

Big brother Biotechnology (IBB) is technically the weakest one of all the family members. Already priced under both the 50- and 200-WMAs.

We believe certain companies can perform well in this environment, specific to their respective products and services, pricing power and margin pricing ability, but most companies in these indices are losing value now. Putting all this together signals weakness for the market. However, never discount these weekly support levels.

By keeping the Modern Family in mind, traders can make better informed decisions that will ultimately benefit their trading. MarketGauge's proprietary indicators like triple play indicator, comparable market phases, downward momentum, volume analysis, and positive trend strength (TSI), can identify trend changes before they happen, giving traders an edge in the market.

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Mish in the Media

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ETF Summary

  • S&P 500 (SPY): 390 level pivotal. 385 support, 400 resistance.
  • Russell 2000 (IWM): 177 support level to hold if any chance of more upside.
  • Dow (DIA): 309.15 a gap low to hold from July 15th.
  • Nasdaq (QQQ): 288 support and, if holds, must clear 297.
  • KRE (Regional Banks): In a bearish phase with key support at 59.80-60.00.
  • SMH (Semiconductors): 204.18 September low thus far. If fails, look at 200 as next level. If holds support, resistance to clear is at 210.
  • IYT (Transportation): 225-226 support and back over 229, a relief.
  • IBB (Biotechnology): 123 resistance, 117 support.
  • XRT (Retail): 61.50-62.00 key support on two timeframes, so worth watching as another leading indicator.

Mish Schneider


Director of Trading Research and Education

Mish Schneider
About the author: serves as Director of Trading Education at MarketGauge.com. For nearly 20 years, MarketGauge.com has provided financial information and education to thousands of individuals, as well as to large financial institutions and publications such as Barron’s, Fidelity, ILX Systems, Thomson Reuters and Bank of America. In 2017, MarketWatch, owned by Dow Jones, named Mish one of the top 50 financial people to follow on Twitter. In 2018, Mish was the winner of the Top Stock Pick of the year for RealVision. Learn More