Death Cross

Market Terms

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A chart pattern indicating a major bearish shift.  A death cross occurs when a stock’s short-term moving average crosses below its long-term moving average.  The death cross is also considered a long-term indicator, as the most common moving averages used to predict this pattern are 50-day averages and 200-day averages.  The opposite of a death cross is a golden cross, where the short-term moving average moves above the long-term moving average.