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Here’s what the Dow coming close to a ‘death cross’ really means for stocks

Mark Hulbert
Here’s what the Dow coming close to a ‘death cross’ really means for stocks

Think the “Death Cross” is the kiss of death for the stock market? The Death Cross is a technical market pattern that occurs whenever the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 50-day moving average drops below the 200-day moving average. Except over the past five decades, the Dow (DJIA) in the wake of Death Crosses has held up quite well on average.