There are plenty of reversing patterns in technical analysis, but my personal favorite is the combination of a weekly positive divergence and a bottoming head & shoulders pattern. The positive divergence captures the slowing downside momentum and the head & shoulders provides confirmation that prices are indeed turning up. Keep in mind that a downtrend is nothing more than a series of lower highs and lower lows. When a potential neckline forms in a bottoming head & shoulders, it suggests that a prior “lower high” is being tested. The executed breakout then confirms that a new uptrend is underway.
During 2022, the worst-performing sector was communication services (XLC), the home of internet stocks ($DJUSNS), among others. Higher interest rates reduced the value of future earnings and earnings growth, but we’re now seeing interest rates come down. As a result, the XLC is on the verge of a beautiful reversing pattern and potential breakout. Check this out:
The bottom panel shows the XLC leading the stock market higher in 2023. I expect this to continue and the above breakout would certainly add to that likelihood.
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