Muddy Technical Signals Add to Stock Market’s Volatile Stretch

Stocks are bouncing around a closely watched trend line, one of many conflicting signals vexing investors trying to gauge where major indexes might go next after several days of unruly trading.

After falling below several key levels last week, the S&P 500 in recent days has jumped above and below its 200-day moving average, a long-term line analysts use to trace an index’s performance. Indexes falling below such lines or other levels can prompt selling by algorithms and other investors, while staying above them or eclipsing…

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