$NDX Performance After 5 Down Days and a 150-Day Low

The two big up days to start last week have now been followed by 5 down days in a row. And the 5-day selloff has put the NDX at a new bear-market closing low. The study below looks at other times since 1990 that NDX closed down for the 5th consecutive day and at a 150-day low.

NDX performance after 5 down days and a 150-day low

These results suggest an upside tendency. Five days later all 11 instances closed higher, with the average instance up 4.14% and the median up 3.68%. But it is also notable that the gains were not achieved without some short-term pain. The average drawdown of the 11 instances was nearly 3.5%.

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