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S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10
S&P 500   4,544.90
DOW   35,677.02
QQQ   374.10

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 death 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)
AKAM
Akamai Technologies
$107.93
-0.6%
$110.10$112.261.20 million1.54 million
ATCX
Atlas Technical Consultants
$9.99
-0.6%
$10.35$10.4057,891172,526Analyst Upgrade
AMPH
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals
$19.19
0.0%
$19.01$19.23103,698189,814Analyst Upgrade
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
$22.22
+0.1%
$25.03$24.68140,584205,019
CHEF
The Chefs' Warehouse
$31.35
-2.4%
$30.68$30.87192,929354,775Upcoming Earnings
CID
VictoryShares International High Div Volatility Wtd ETF
$32.26
+0.0%
$32.38$32.792,4223,150
DAX
Global X DAX Germany ETF
$32.83
+0.0%
$33.11$33.693,73110,019
CTXR
Citius Pharmaceuticals
$1.94
-4.4%
$2.03$2.197.04 million8.55 millionNews Coverage
EVK
Ever-Glory International Group
$2.61
-2.2%
$2.96$2.7046,2761.18 millionGap Down
BLGO
BioLargo
$0.17
$0.19$0.19318,212514,928Gap Up
GIFI
Gulf Island Fabrication
$4.02
0.0%
$4.26$4.4446,84842,648Short Interest ↓
DGICA
Donegal Group
$14.89
+0.0%
$14.88$15.1350,10259,897Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
KALU
Kaiser Aluminum
$99.67
0.0%
$117.56$121.20192,036111,729Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
FMBH
First Mid Bancshares
$42.53
+0.0%
$40.54$41.6322,54436,402
KBWR
Invesco KBW Regional Banking ETF
$64.73
+0.0%
$59.94$60.731,55215,093
LILA
Liberty Latin America
$12.26
0.0%
$13.30$13.70154,712231,720News Coverage
FMNB
Farmers National Banc
$17.05
0.0%
$15.74$16.1268,40070,699Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
ICMB
Investcorp Credit Management BDC
$5.45
0.0%
$5.67$5.7721,59351,946Short Interest ↑
NRC
National Research
$43.32
0.0%
$48.45$48.467,68131,700
HYAC
Haymaker Acquisition Corp. III
$9.72
0.0%
$9.70$9.7927,60743,972
LEDS
SemiLEDs
$7.53
-2.3%
$8.37$9.89216,2112.92 million
LILAK
Liberty Latin America
$12.26
0.0%
$13.35$13.80455,458670,641
ATOS
Atossa Therapeutics
$2.78
0.0%
$3.37$3.673.41 million16.58 millionNews Coverage
SCKT
Socket Mobile
$6.77
-24.6%
$6.62$6.44912,3431.89 millionEarnings Report
News Coverage
Gap Down
DDMX
DD3 Acquisition Corp. II
$9.97
+0.0%
$9.93$9.9313,07735,583Analyst Report
NAII
Natural Alternatives International
$13.35
0.0%
$15.36$15.5111,68734,737News Coverage
SGAM
Seaport Global Acquisition
$9.62
0.0%
$9.99$9.962.34 million124,927News Coverage
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
IBTH
iShares iBonds Dec 2027 Term Treasury ETF
$25.13
+0.0%
$25.56$25.523,97713,175
IDCC
InterDigital
$68.12
+0.0%
$69.77$71.4089,575247,098
PPBT
Purple Biotech
$4.51
0.0%
$4.72$4.71173,265490,491News Coverage
Negative News
Gap Up
OCC
Optical Cable
$4.01
0.0%
$3.67$3.6634,59458,193Gap Up
QABA
First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund
$59.18
+0.9%
$55.32$56.097,36023,146Short Interest ↓
Positive News
SLM
SLM
$18.50
+0.0%
$18.04$19.102.50 million4.14 millionEarnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Report
Buyback Announcement
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
OSIS
OSI Systems
$95.05
-0.6%
$96.55$97.2254,66292,390Upcoming Earnings
SGH
SMART Global
$49.86
0.0%
$46.86$47.92330,476419,794Analyst Upgrade
FLIC
The First of Long Island
$20.35
+0.0%
$20.80$21.4039,34973,991
PSCD
Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary ETF
$111.70
0.0%
$111.27$113.672,35017,758
RGCO
RGC Resources
$22.25
0.0%
$23.42$23.463,86223,973
SLGN
Silgan
$39.98
0.0%
$40.75$41.42167,528374,257Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
UFPI
UFP Industries
$81.41
0.0%
$72.47$75.45283,212309,059Earnings Report
Dividend Cut
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
AAN
The Aaron's
$30.30
+2.8%
$27.46$29.66232,026321,086Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
MHLD
Maiden
$3.17
0.0%
$3.19$3.3633,908241,640
USIO
Usio
$5.91
0.0%
$5.88$6.02109,078160,962Analyst Downgrade
Gap Up
RCKY
Rocky Brands
$53.76
+0.0%
$49.19$52.6833,25268,167Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
DCI
Donaldson
$59.77
0.0%
$62.35$62.74277,129460,668
NHTC
Natural Health Trends
$7.22
0.0%
$7.00$7.1118,09329,570
SANM
Sanmina
$37.94
0.0%
$38.89$39.75161,048326,820Gap Up
CX
CEMEX
$6.71
0.0%
$7.53$7.855.91 million8.98 millionUpcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Up
CSB
VictoryShares US Small Cap High Div Volatility Wtd ETF
$59.70
+0.0%
$58.91$59.7512,40630,272
BURL
Burlington Stores
$278.34
-0.9%
$303.19$315.27339,831556,011
SLNG
Stabilis Solutions
$6.74
+0.0%
$6.83$7.662,2717,196News Coverage
Gap Down
GE
General Electric
$104.05
+0.0%
$103.41$105.115.36 million8.78 millionUpcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
NSIT
Insight Enterprises
$94.26
-0.5%
$95.11$98.5070,536230,393News Coverage
JW.B
John Wiley & Sons
$53.25
$56.02$57.894262
AGRO
Adecoagro
$9.08
-1.7%
$9.21$9.61859,423815,428Analyst Upgrade
BKE
The Buckle
$42.40
-1.8%
$41.45$42.51210,332515,153Analyst Downgrade
SENEA
Seneca Foods
$51.81
0.0%
$49.33$49.5914,91235,217
TWIN
Twin Disc
$11.99
0.0%
$11.76$12.656,06623,673Upcoming Earnings
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Gap Down
EPWR
Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I
$9.75
$9.77$9.77016,934
LII
Lennox International
$312.18
+0.0%
$318.19$329.65244,762256,085Upcoming Earnings
FBHS
Fortune Brands Home & Security
$96.21
+0.0%
$96.23$99.29705,976825,993Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Positive News
MHK
Mohawk Industries
$192.12
+0.1%
$190.76$197.18373,343502,530Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
TTD
The Trade Desk
$73.96
0.0%
$75.46$74.637.44 million7.34 millionInsider Selling
News Coverage
Gap Up
CHT
Chunghwa Telecom
$39.64
+0.0%
$40.36$40.69113,848102,506Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
AEL
American Equity Investment Life
$33.86
+0.0%
$31.06$31.37186,361547,429
KRC
Kilroy Realty
$69.36
0.0%
$66.77$68.35358,302985,189Upcoming Earnings
HBNC
Horizon Bancorp
$18.77
+0.0%
$17.87$17.80127,374111,312Upcoming Earnings
WOOD
iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF
$86.68
+0.0%
$87.56$88.9722,95254,325
SXC
SunCoke Energy
$6.85
+0.0%
$6.78$6.98732,454932,051News Coverage
TWTR
Twitter
$62.24
0.0%
$63.03$63.3917.64 million16.48 millionUpcoming Earnings
Insider Selling
Gap Up
PCM
PCM Fund
$11.10
+0.0%
$11.53$11.6619,25825,365Positive News
PTY
PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund
$17.98
-0.1%
$19.27$19.52343,555467,330Short Interest ↓
Positive News
VGR
Vector Group
$13.56
0.0%
$13.83$13.88365,912643,560
XOM
Exxon Mobil
$63.12
+0.7%
$57.09$58.6314.25 million24.95 millionUpcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
LNN
Lindsay
$145.36
+0.0%
$160.53$162.41114,57658,491Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
WLKP
Westlake Chemical Partners
$25.71
+0.7%
$25.47$26.2825,18780,771News Coverage
MDU
MDU Resources Group
$31.19
+0.9%
$31.25$32.09346,650965,093
CWH
Camping World
$36.98
0.0%
$39.34$40.29844,2191.20 million
DB
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
$13.63
+0.0%
$12.69$13.063.24 million3.57 millionUpcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
TMDX
TransMedics Group
$27.44
0.0%
$30.13$29.21140,315491,873Analyst Upgrade
BKN
BlackRock Investment Quality Municipal Trust
$17.66
-0.2%
$18.20$18.4320,86335,055
CCU
Compañía Cervecerías Unidas
$16.40
+0.0%
$18.62$19.00110,956235,477
DEI
Douglas Emmett
$33.69
-0.4%
$32.58$33.38540,1101.23 million
EPC
Edgewell Personal Care
$35.20
+0.5%
$39.37$41.27234,069551,416Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
OSG
Overseas Shipholding Group
$2.03
0.0%
$2.32$2.37161,295632,020
MSB
Mesabi Trust
$30.80
-14.3%
$32.82$34.75871,06747,389Options Volume
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
SKT
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
$17.51
-0.2%
$16.89$17.41509,7812.61 million
SKM
SK Telecom Co.,Ltd
$29.57
+0.0%
$28.70$30.05967,415404,517High Trading Volume

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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