Private investors in the real estate investment market along with private money to fund those same transactions are a profitable respite compared to other investment vehicles these days, especially since July began a turn for the worse in the equity markets.

The Dow closed up ever so slightly tocandlesticks and real estate 16443.34 as did the S&P at 1920.24, all this in light of the events in the Ukraine, Gaza and elsewhere. European stocks are still taking a hit and investors still seem to stubbornly keep funds in stocks with a nod toward bonds.

Yet investors who pay close attention to charting and the candlesticks that appear on them are looking at a potential negative turn in stocks based upon the so-called “Death Cross” which is the appearance of a candlestick as it moves up and down during the course of a trading day compared to moving averages. The death cross spears when the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond’s 50 day moving average crosses below its 200 day average, indicating impending stock losses. There are those that say candlesticks are little more than a written history of what has already happened but supporters say they document human behavior and can predict future market activity. Learn from the past to predict the future, so to speak. According to an article on, markets fell in four previous occasions since 2007 when the death cross appeared.

Candlesticks can be rather technical and many investors simply aren’t that familiar with them, especially so for investors who have their funds in residential and commercial real estate. Evaluating potential acquisition for cash flow and appreciation is a much simpler process than trying to interpret an ages old charting mechanism. If projected rental income exceeds acquisition and holding costs it can be a profitable investment. Death crosses won’t appear.