Death Cross

What is the definition of Death Cross?

On a stock chart, the Death cross occurs when the 50-day MA falls below the 200-day MA. As the name implies, a Death Cross is associated with sharp downward price movement and can be used as a sell signal in the belief that a significant downtrend will follow.

The reverse of this event is known as a Golden Cross where the 50-day MA rises above the 200-day MA, a bullish signal.


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We discuss the interpretation of its opposite number, the Golden Cross in more depth here.



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