Nothing gets sharks in the water faster, than a failed move.
Last Friday, real estate IYR closed below support (black line). Doing so, put itself in Wyckoff spring position.
‘Spring position’ is a technical condition of instability where price can reverse dramatically.
At the open yesterday, that’s exactly what happened. IYR launched nearly instantly to a 50% retrace.
From there it was a long day of moderate price erosion all the way to the last hour; then it all went south.
IYR closed just 0.22 points higher or +0.25%, after being as high as +1.73 points (+1.98%), early in the session. In addition, that close was back below support on the heaviest volume since February 2nd. … another bearish sign.
We can see momentum, MACD has exhausted itself and posted numerous bearish divergences.
On the fundamental side, just in the past 24-hours, there’s been a raft of news articles posted showing commercial real estate’s in serious trouble.
A short list of what has been found is below:
IYR could still rally from here. However, with the conditions described in this post, it’s not likely.
We’ve been short this market in a big way (not advice, not a recommendation) via DRV. The plan is to increase position size as long as price action allows low risk entries.
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