Here at ETF Trends, we look at an ETF’s 200-day exponential moving average to determine buy or sell positions. If the fund is above its 200-day EMA, it is positive signal, whereas if the fund decreases below the trend, it is an indicator to get out. [An ETF Trend-Following Plan for All Seasons]

Currently, most broad stock ETFs are hovering around or below their 200-day EMAs:

  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY): 0.7% above its 200-day exponential moving average
  • Powershares QQQ Trust ETF (NYSEArca: QQQ): 1.7% below its 200-day exponential moving average
  • SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA): 0.4% below its 200-day exponential moving average
  • iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM): 0.8% below its 200-day exponential moving average

For more information on tracking investment trends, visit our trend following category.

Max Chen contributed to this article.