Over the last nine months the iShares MSCI Emerging Market ETF (NYSE: EEM) has been trending lower. The pattern in the chart has been extremely methodical to this point and can be identified with a trend channel.
The channel started in February and the fund has hit the upper rail on eight different occasions. The proximity to the descending 50-day moving average is very apparent as well.
I took note of a pattern with the fund moving above the 50-day for a day or a few days, and then falling back below the moving average. Those instances are noted with the blue circles. We just experienced another instance of the EEM moving above the moving average for one day with the big global rally on Wednesday, but it fell right back below it on Thursday.
It is also worth noting how the daily stochastic readings have been a pretty good indicator for the downswings. When the readings near overbought territory and then make a bearish crossover, those instances have been very accurate during the downtrend.