Trading Places with Tom Bowley

U.S. Equities Have One VERY Serious Short-Term Problem

Tom Bowley

Tom Bowley

Chief Market Strategist,

When I began looking at my key index charts this morning, along with sector and industry charts, one thing became apparent very, very quickly. In the near-term, we appear to be running out of bullish momentum. 60-minute divergences are negative across many key indices, sectors, and industries, not to mention the largest market cap companies as well. I couldn't believe how many I saw. This article doesn't require a lot of words. I believe the following hourly charts say everything we need to know right now:

Dow Jones:

S&P 500:





Transportation ($TRAN):

Semiconductors ($DJUSSC):






Negative divergences guarantee us nothing, but these are a large number of key charts that reflect slowing momentum. And many of them show key price resistance being tested simultaneously. It's also noteworthy that we have just entered historically the worst week of the year (October 21st close to October 27th close).

Now here's the silver lining.

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Happy trading!


Tom Bowley
About the author: is the Chief Market Strategist of, a company providing a research and educational platform for both investment professionals and individual investors. Tom writes a comprehensive Daily Market Report (DMR), providing guidance to members every day that the stock market is open. Tom has contributed technical expertise here at since 2006 and has a fundamental background in public accounting as well, blending a unique skill set to approach the U.S. stock market. Learn More