“Is the S&P in a correction or Bear market Mom?” is the question I received from my daughter last night. She’s been learning the stock market slowly over the last five or so years and I cringe at times with the questions she poses however no question is a bad question. I’d rather she come to me than blindly follow some pundit or supposed guru to $99/month subscription. After all, if he/she is so smart – why do they even need to charge for anything? Just sit back and enjoy the wealth.
While the big boys and their algorithms have their calculated strategy, this is how I explained it to her in my simple, 'laywomans' terms. In my mind big money typically buys at major supports during a correction. They sit back and salivate at an opportunity to, not buy the dip, buy buy on the cheap and define their risk.
For me, I consider the monthly 20 SMA as you can see from my prior post on the subject here.
If only a correction, one would want to see SPX bounce off of the 20month or (the line in