Daily Form March 23, 2010

Inter-market Technical Analysis using algorithmic pattern detection

TUESDAY MARCH 23, 2010       06:42 ET

There is a simple theme to today’s newsletter with little commentary.
I have screened index and sector charts for those where the 50 day EMA is either at, approaching, or has just broken below the 200 day EMA. One further condition was that the so called "Golden Cross" in the other direction had to have taken place before the commencement of this year.
There are several that met the conditions and I have included some of the most notable in the charts which follow.
The first is for the Dow Jones Utilities Average.

The second chart following today’s theme is for the Shanghai Exchange, which concluded Tuesday’s session with a 0.7% fall. Note that the 200 day EMA sits at almost exactly 3000.

The Swiss Franc fell, as represented in the exchange traded fund, FXF, has recently seen the 50 day EMA drop below the 200 day EMA. In the FX market yesterday the EUR/CHF cross rate reached an historic lowest level as the Swiss currency continues to strengthen relative to the wilting euro.
The following news story reflects the concerns that this is causing for the Swiss government

The Swiss National Bank will not tolerate "an excessive appreciation" of the Swiss franc versus the euro and will take the necessary measures, SNB President Phillip Hildebrand said Tuesday.

Commodities are fading as is evidenced by the chart for RJI, which is an exchange traded fund which emulates the Rogers Commodity Index.


The patterns identified below should be considered as indicative of eventual price direction in forthcoming trading sessions.
None of these setups should be seen as specifically opportune for the current trading session.
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JXI  iShares S and P Global Utilities  

In line with the first chart above, the sector fund which tracks global utilities, JXI, is on the verge of the crossover.

FXI  iShares FTSE-Xinhua China 25 Index  

The sector fund, FXI, which tracks 25 major Chinese companies is performing in line with the Shanghai index.


The final chart for this column is perhaps the most surprising. FEZ tracks the EuroStoxx 50 and as can be seen the crossover happened in yesterday's session.