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Death Crosses

A death cross occurs when a stock's 50-day moving average crosses below its 200-day moving average. This page tracks stocks that have set golden crosses sometime within the last seven days. Learn more about death crosses.

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CompanyCurrent Price50-Day Moving Average200-Day Moving AverageVolumeAverage VolumeIndicator(s)
180 Life Sciences logo
ATNF
180 Life Sciences
$5.54
-5.3%
$6.76$8.03897,5571.53 millionGap Down
Bed Bath & Beyond logo
BBBY
Bed Bath & Beyond
$22.95
-2.2%
$26.94$27.914.30 million7.95 millionUpcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Adagene logo
ADAG
Adagene
$14.21
0.0%
$16.82$15.763,75855,912
Betterware de Mexico logo
BWMX
Betterware de Mexico
$36.89
-1.5%
$40.36$41.8121,95759,822
AEHL
Antelope Enterprise
$2.87
+0.0%
$2.98$2.99252,0861.40 millionGap Down
BOK Financial logo
BOKF
BOK Financial
$88.70
+0.0%
$85.53$88.03150,246186,155
Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure logo
AY
Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure
$35.76
-0.9%
$38.20$37.28265,927822,421Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
Bloomin' Brands logo
BLMN
Bloomin' Brands
$26.20
+0.5%
$25.64$27.201.21 million1.86 million
CME Group logo
CME
CME Group
$198.01
+2.3%
$201.30$207.081.89 million1.45 million
CSP logo
CSPI
CSP
$8.89
+0.0%
$9.55$9.701,6319,571
APA logo
APA
APA
$21.91
+1.7%
$18.70$19.769.07 million8.00 millionDividend Increase
Analyst Revision
Avnet logo
AVT
Avnet
$37.57
+0.8%
$39.70$41.21462,071752,530
Citi Trends logo
CTRN
Citi Trends
$79.25
+0.0%
$79.12$86.21222,404235,285Analyst Report
Gap Down
CommScope logo
COMM
CommScope
$13.75
-0.8%
$16.52$17.782.65 million2.60 millionAnalyst Downgrade
News Coverage
First Financial Bancorp. logo
FFBC
First Financial Bancorp.
$22.94
+1.2%
$22.83$23.96324,308377,334Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Enterprise Financial Services logo
EFSC
Enterprise Financial Services
$44.92
+0.0%
$44.64$47.1883,803145,933
Escalade logo
ESCA
Escalade
$19.35
+0.0%
$22.17$22.5233,22637,778News Coverage
America's Car-Mart logo
CRMT
America's Car-Mart
$121.03
+0.0%
$138.37$145.7821,41248,809Analyst Report
Fanhua logo
FANH
Fanhua
$12.35
+2.2%
$13.83$14.1096,75895,699
Bank of the James Financial Group logo
BOTJ
Bank of the James Financial Group
$14.25
-1.3%
$14.72$15.5013,0286,725
First Bancorp logo
FBNC
First Bancorp
$42.30
+0.0%
$40.63$42.30136,247124,199Gap Down
CrossFirst Bankshares logo
CFB
CrossFirst Bankshares
$12.68
+0.0%
$13.19$13.9339,910110,570
Hurco Companies logo
HURC
Hurco Companies
$32.00
+0.0%
$33.15$34.1818,73030,748
Farmer Bros. logo
FARM
Farmer Bros.
$8.83
0.0%
$8.81$10.0391,398234,689
Lancaster Colony logo
LANC
Lancaster Colony
$168.48
0.0%
$183.43$186.1961,17991,430
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions logo
MDRX
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
$13.70
-0.8%
$15.90$16.44815,5591.71 million
Midland States Bancorp logo
MSBI
Midland States Bancorp
$24.05
+0.0%
$24.74$26.5744,53184,576News Coverage
Blackbaud logo
BLKB
Blackbaud
$72.47
-0.4%
$69.43$71.26176,268299,634
Koss logo
KOSS
Koss
$16.88
-1.2%
$18.21$20.5689,4202.84 million
FGF
FG Financial Group
$5.13
0.0%
$5.82$6.701,50946,834Gap Up
Open Lending logo
LPRO
Open Lending
$38.43
0.0%
$37.89$38.37267,2251.07 millionInsider Selling
MicroVision logo
MVIS
MicroVision
$12.28
0.0%
$13.84$15.302.60 million15.85 millionGap Up
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber logo
GT
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber
$17.97
+0.0%
$15.99$17.324.01 million4.00 millionGap Down
John B. Sanfilippo & Son logo
JBSS
John B. Sanfilippo & Son
$80.91
+0.0%
$86.78$89.2325,07543,326
Malibu Boats logo
MBUU
Malibu Boats
$69.75
+0.5%
$75.83$78.27144,557202,283
Office Properties Income Trust logo
OPI
Office Properties Income Trust
$25.63
0.0%
$26.98$28.06123,828190,846News Coverage
Positive News
Electronic Arts logo
EA
Electronic Arts
$129.90
+0.0%
$140.33$140.142.33 million2.47 millionInsider Selling
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
FPA
First Trust Asia Pacific Ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund
$32.71
0.0%
$34.40$35.182,5595,769Dividend Cut
Negative News
J & J Snack Foods logo
JJSF
J & J Snack Foods
$153.65
0.0%
$161.74$165.4750,33395,451
Organogenesis logo
ORGO
Organogenesis
$15.42
0.0%
$15.43$17.29730,8251.05 millionOptions Volume
PSL
Invesco DWA Consumer Staples Momentum ETF
$89.91
-0.3%
$91.51$93.047,4703,844Dividend Increase
Positive News
L.B. Foster logo
FSTR
L.B. Foster
$15.26
0.0%
$17.02$17.464,61068,334
Royal Gold logo
RGLD
Royal Gold
$100.23
0.0%
$112.27$114.51247,630409,209Analyst Report
First Trust Senior Loan Fund logo
FTSL
First Trust Senior Loan Fund
$47.91
0.0%
$47.89$47.95548,849453,387Dividend Cut
10x Genomics logo
TXG
10x Genomics
$154.16
-2.8%
$171.39$176.08454,538754,549Insider Selling
Match Group logo
MTCH
Match Group
$160.91
+0.0%
$149.77$148.794.33 million2.90 millionGap Down
Lakeland Bancorp logo
LBAI
Lakeland Bancorp
$17.27
+0.0%
$16.45$17.40161,507188,744News Coverage
Xenon Pharmaceuticals logo
XENE
Xenon Pharmaceuticals
$15.07
-5.0%
$17.36$18.10516,298190,782Analyst Downgrade
Options Volume
High Trading Volume
BioLineRx logo
BLRX
BioLineRx
$2.90
+3.2%
$2.94$2.96444,3872.78 million
Computer Task Group logo
CTG
Computer Task Group
$8.06
0.0%
$8.67$9.4371,19655,710Gap Up
Roku logo
ROKU
Roku
$321.89
0.0%
$371.19$363.893.63 million4.27 millionAnalyst Upgrade
TAIT
Taitron Components
$4.08
+3.0%
$4.39$4.6772,174115,273News Coverage
USA Truck logo
USAK
USA Truck
$15.21
+0.0%
$14.25$15.5153,648125,702Gap Down
Wilhelmina International logo
WHLM
Wilhelmina International
$5.55
+1.6%
$5.43$5.4889,7201.35 millionNews Coverage
Renalytix AI logo
RNLX
Renalytix AI
$19.00
-1.1%
$25.77$28.15118,429115,711
SpringWorks Therapeutics logo
SWTX
SpringWorks Therapeutics
$68.70
0.0%
$76.75$76.22223,039289,280
Karuna Therapeutics logo
KRTX
Karuna Therapeutics
$118.55
0.0%
$114.39$116.2964,448175,375
MDJM logo
MDJH
MDJM
$4.37
+0.0%
$4.96$5.1931,37157,895
Viavi Solutions logo
VIAV
Viavi Solutions
$15.67
-0.1%
$16.32$16.611.60 million1.77 millionNews Coverage
Americold Realty Trust logo
COLD
Americold Realty Trust
$30.70
-0.8%
$36.75$37.863.90 million2.03 millionAnalyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Enerpac Tool Group logo
EPAC
Enerpac Tool Group
$23.07
0.0%
$24.72$25.94148,224227,834Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Vanda Pharmaceuticals logo
VNDA
Vanda Pharmaceuticals
$17.26
0.0%
$16.95$17.60230,550465,750Analyst Upgrade
Willis Lease Finance logo
WLFC
Willis Lease Finance
$37.20
+0.0%
$38.84$41.462,67712,178
PTC logo
PTC
PTC
$123.52
0.0%
$132.14$135.13347,535817,934News Coverage
Best Buy logo
BBY
Best Buy
$104.74
0.0%
$112.88$114.653.38 million2.44 millionNews Coverage
Citizens Financial Group logo
CFG
Citizens Financial Group
$45.32
+0.0%
$43.40$45.344.20 million4.69 million
WAFU
Wah Fu Education Group
$6.20
+1.3%
$6.58$7.24123,6441.43 million
The Gabelli Equity Trust logo
GAB
The Gabelli Equity Trust
$6.80
+0.0%
$6.78$6.94682,848667,358
Trupanion logo
TRUP
Trupanion
$84.92
0.0%
$96.87$92.01181,187351,669Insider Selling
Gap Up
Verastem logo
VSTM
Verastem
$3.17
-0.9%
$2.90$3.162.39 million2.78 millionAnalyst Downgrade
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises logo
BW
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises
$6.03
0.0%
$6.98$7.66958,4701.07 millionGap Up
Genesis Energy logo
GEL
Genesis Energy
$8.73
0.0%
$8.70$9.58613,053856,491
Hewlett Packard Enterprise logo
HPE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
$13.41
0.0%
$14.52$15.195.79 million10.02 million
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA logo
FMS
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
$35.92
$38.92$39.28216,790355,911
Dolby Laboratories logo
DLB
Dolby Laboratories
$92.47
0.0%
$96.93$98.22123,044427,683
Ladder Capital logo
LADR
Ladder Capital
$11.27
0.0%
$11.17$11.51496,024797,347
The Korea Fund logo
KF
The Korea Fund
$41.74
0.0%
$43.71$44.381,9136,047
Pearson logo
PSO
Pearson
$9.69
-1.1%
$10.79$11.26143,727257,873Analyst Downgrade
Cuentas logo
CUEN
Cuentas
$2.73
0.0%
$3.23$3.2445,6601.97 millionPositive News
ISEM
Invesco RAFI Strategic Emerging Markets ETF
$28.87
0.0%
$29.08$29.561,9544,098Dividend Increase
Positive News
ShotSpotter logo
SSTI
ShotSpotter
$36.77
0.0%
$41.12$39.9414,01048,955
Restaurant Brands International logo
QSR
Restaurant Brands International
$62.45
-0.7%
$64.22$65.72810,9041.46 millionNews Coverage
Truist Financial logo
TFC
Truist Financial
$58.00
+0.0%
$55.84$57.395.61 million5.51 million
Twilio logo
TWLO
Twilio
$343.21
-1.7%
$362.76$356.141.21 million1.91 millionShort Interest ↑
Union Pacific logo
UNP
Union Pacific
$203.80
+0.0%
$215.88$219.302.91 million2.89 million
EML
The Eastern
$24.25
0.0%
$27.65$28.7010,75120,550Positive News
Franchise Group logo
FRG
Franchise Group
$35.54
0.0%
$34.66$36.00261,063171,138News Coverage
Smart Sand logo
SND
Smart Sand
$2.23
+0.0%
$2.45$2.6279,944294,781
Deluxe logo
DLX
Deluxe
$35.54
-1.7%
$40.12$42.74227,719266,866
Four Corners Property Trust logo
FCPT
Four Corners Property Trust
$27.46
+0.0%
$27.99$28.12629,353478,188Positive News
Maximus logo
MMS
Maximus
$84.08
+0.0%
$85.32$88.61220,228319,696
Polaris logo
PII
Polaris
$120.82
+0.4%
$126.09$131.88542,605767,521
Forward Air logo
FWRD
Forward Air
$86.71
+0.0%
$87.27$89.9053,581129,910News Coverage
G-III Apparel Group logo
GIII
G-III Apparel Group
$29.93
+0.0%
$29.93$31.31285,206449,948News Coverage
Sally Beauty logo
SBH
Sally Beauty
$17.04
+0.0%
$18.63$20.18745,6721.49 millionPositive News
South Jersey Industries logo
SJI
South Jersey Industries
$21.75
-2.3%
$24.55$25.211.09 million1.45 million
MasTec logo
MTZ
MasTec
$86.95
-0.2%
$93.53$100.95541,237825,150
Plains All American Pipeline logo
PAA
Plains All American Pipeline
$10.03
+0.0%
$9.70$10.013.07 million4.66 million
Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors logo
FTAI
Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors
$25.43
+0.9%
$27.37$28.95143,660528,590
Global Partners logo
GLP
Global Partners
$20.51
-0.1%
$22.00$23.4342,407133,861
Sprouts Farmers Market logo
SFM
Sprouts Farmers Market
$22.43
-1.5%
$24.14$25.561.76 million2.40 millionNews Coverage
EOG Resources logo
EOG
EOG Resources
$78.10
+1.6%
$70.23$75.455.12 million4.52 millionDividend Announcement
Vistra logo
VST
Vistra
$17.56
0.0%
$18.51$17.884.29 million5.11 millionAnalyst Downgrade
O-I Glass logo
OI
O-I Glass
$13.72
-3.6%
$14.78$15.65977,7181.31 million
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust logo
PEI
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
$1.97
-2.0%
$2.01$2.11244,5911.72 million
Prudential logo
PUK
Prudential
$38.31
-0.2%
$40.24$41.27138,689258,781
Enterprise Products Partners logo
EPD
Enterprise Products Partners
$21.45
0.0%
$22.45$23.189.42 million6.74 millionGap Up
Herbalife Nutrition logo
HLF
Herbalife Nutrition
$43.92
+0.0%
$49.38$49.351.70 million1.06 millionAnalyst Report
The Brink's logo
BCO
The Brink's
$64.71
-1.7%
$75.66$77.32412,395286,684Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gatos Silver logo
GATO
Gatos Silver
$12.09
0.0%
$13.47$14.00581,527747,109News Coverage
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional logo
SID
Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional
$5.43
-3.7%
$7.40$7.943.41 million4.20 millionAnalyst Downgrade
Positive News
Gap Down
Stanley Black & Decker logo
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker
$185.36
+0.0%
$193.42$201.04900,3511.13 millionNews Coverage
Newell Brands logo
NWL
Newell Brands
$23.67
0.0%
$25.40$26.562.35 million2.56 million
Cabot logo
CBT
Cabot
$50.05
0.0%
$52.77$55.78146,354357,885
Mercury General logo
MCY
Mercury General
$55.97
-1.1%
$59.10$61.72123,060236,951
Osisko Gold Royalties logo
OR
Osisko Gold Royalties
$11.30
-0.2%
$12.40$12.79628,703740,338
RYB Education logo
RYB
RYB Education
$2.75
0.0%
$3.11$3.5225,071169,707Short Interest ↓
Gap Up
Schlumberger logo
SLB
Schlumberger
$29.01
+0.0%
$28.06$29.487.41 million12.47 millionNews Coverage
The Progressive logo
PGR
The Progressive
$91.56
0.0%
$95.08$96.781.69 million2.81 millionInsider Selling
News Coverage
VMware logo
VMW
VMware
$145.56
+2.4%
$150.97$154.961.23 million1.24 million
W&T Offshore logo
WTI
W&T Offshore
$3.38
+0.0%
$3.37$3.742.29 million3.18 millionGap Down
Parker-Hannifin logo
PH
Parker-Hannifin
$287.84
0.0%
$296.07$304.94644,989910,489
Yum China logo
YUMC
Yum China
$58.14
+3.0%
$60.83$62.535.07 million2.16 millionHigh Trading Volume
Xcel Brands logo
XELB
Xcel Brands
$1.67
0.0%
$1.94$2.1026,7381.09 million
Shift4 Payments logo
FOUR
Shift4 Payments
$86.82
0.0%
$84.73$89.98912,909978,673
PFO
Flaherty & Crumrine Preferred Income Opportunity Fund
$12.97
-0.8%
$13.13$13.2112,13518,027
Humana logo
HUM
Humana
$398.91
0.0%
$419.26$429.19550,803906,980News Coverage
Leggett & Platt logo
LEG
Leggett & Platt
$46.59
+0.0%
$47.84$49.83693,196832,570News Coverage
Provident Financial Services logo
PFS
Provident Financial Services
$22.86
+0.0%
$21.93$23.03189,985306,004
CryoLife logo
CRY
CryoLife
$23.22
-1.9%
$25.64$26.23132,086178,179
Hess logo
HES
Hess
$75.34
+0.0%
$71.08$76.352.03 million2.10 million
Sonoco Products logo
SON
Sonoco Products
$60.30
0.0%
$63.66$65.08362,664402,570Positive News

Summary - Technical analysts look at price movement on price charts by way of indicators. Because these indicators tend to be very visual, traders have given them names – candlestick, doji, etc. One of the bearish indicators is known as the death cross. A death cross occurs when an asset’s short-term moving average crosses below its long-term moving average. A death cross tends to be more significant when there is a large gap between the moving averages. This may have to do with the fact that when a stock first starts to correct, it may just be a sign that investors are taking profits and it will soon correct. However, when a golden cross appears after a stock has already lost 20 percent of its value, it is a stronger indicator of a bearish pattern. At this point, investors who have not already exited their position will start to sell. This will usually cause further downward pressure on the stock price as investor psychology kicks in and investors begin to sell. A death cross should always be used with other indicators for confirmation. Although they have been right on many significant occasions, a death cross has not always been a stand-alone predictor of a bear market.

Introduction

Active traders know that the path to success is found in having proven systems. There is no such thing as a guarantee when executing a trade, but using proven buying or selling indicators add a level of probability that helps to ensure a higher likelihood of success. One common selling indicator is the death cross. In this article, we’ll define the death cross and why it is a significant trading signal. We’ll also review the golden cross which is the opposite of the death cross and answer the question of whether the death cross has any limitations.

What is a death cross?

The death cross is a technical chart pattern that indicates an asset has the potential to be exposed to major selling pressure. A death cross is a visual signal that appears on a stock chart when an asset’s short-term moving average goes below (or crosses) its long-term moving average. Although traders can use virtually any time frame to set the parameters for a death cross, the most common short-term moving average is the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) and the most common long-term moving average is the 200-day simple moving average (SMA). However, some traders feel that crossovers that happen over shorter time periods (such as 30-day and 100-day moving averages) provide better confirmation that a trend is strong an ongoing. The universal condition that must be present for a death cross is having a shorter-term moving average crossing below the longer-term moving average. A death cross pattern is usually preceded by an increase in trading volume.

What is the significance of the death cross?

The death cross has been a reliable predictor of not only recessions but of the most severe bear markets of the last 100 years, most notably the stock market crash of 1929 that ushered in the Great Depression to 2008 and the Great Recession. If investors identified the death cross and got out of the market before these bear markets hit, they would have avoided losses which, in some cases, were as high as 90 percent at the peak of the Great Depression. In some cases, the death cross has not accurately predicted the onset of a bear market. In 2016, a death cross formed but the market did not go into a bear market. Instead, 2017 proved to be a year of strong stock performance.

Although it is considered a long-term indicator, in contrast to a short-term indicator like the doji, a death cross is more significant in signaling that the short-term momentum in a stock or stock index is slowing down. One of the reasons a death cross can be accurate is that it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy among investors. As more investors start to sell, volume increases, which can cause further selling.

Is there an opposite signal to the death cross?

The golden cross would be the converse of the death cross. The golden cross is a bullish signal that occurs when an asset’s short-term moving average crosses above its long-term moving average.

What are the limitations of a death cross?

The primary limitation of a death cross is that while it can accurately predict a change in short-term momentum, it is not always an accurate predictor that a long-term bear market is approaching. An example of this occurred with Facebook in 2018. The stock showed two golden crosses. The first one, which occurred in April, was a false cross that preceded a significant upturn for the stock. The second one in September was an accurate predictor of what would turn out to be a prolonged bearish period for the stock – and in fact the tech sector in general. Historically, a death cross seems to hold up best once an asset has already lost 20% of its value. In those cases, investors who got out of a position have tended to minimize losses. Smaller corrections may indicate losses that have already been factored in, which could mean the stock is a buying opportunity.

The final word on a death cross

A death cross is one of many signals that a trader can identify to determine whether or not to exit a position. Although a death cross can be identified at any time period, the existence of one that occurs when a stock’s 50-day simple moving average crosses over its 200-day simple moving average has tended to be the most accurate for predicting bearish trends. Like any indicator, a death cross can give off a false positive and for that reason should be combined with other indicators to determine whether or not to sell an asset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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