Death Cross


DEFINITION of 'Death Cross'

A crossover resulting from a security's long-term moving average breaking above its short-term moving average or support level.

Death Cross


As long-term indicators carry more weight, this trend indicates a bear market on the horizon and is reinforced by high trading volumes. Additionally, the long-term moving average becomes the new resistance level in the rising market.

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    An exponential moving average (EMA) uses an exponentially weighted multiplier to give more weight to recent prices, which ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Why is the 200 Simple Moving Average (SMA) so common for traders and analysts?

    The 200 simple moving average (SMA) is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What is the difference between a Golden Cross and a Death Cross Pattern?

    The golden cross and the death cross are exact opposites. The golden cross indicates a long-term bull market going forward, ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How are Golden Cross patterns interpreted by analysts and traders?

    The golden cross – which occurs when a short-term moving average crosses over a major long-term moving average to the upside ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How can traders profit from a death cross pattern?

    Traders use the death cross to seek long-term bear market profits, either by using it to identify an entry point into the ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What does it mean when an index or stock exhibits a death cross?

    One of the growing trends in technical stock market analysis involves the combination of long-term moving averages and short-term ... Read Full Answer >>

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