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Glaring Divergences Between S&P 500 and Oil

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For the past two weeks, the heretofore, inseparable tracts of the Emini S&P 500 (ES) and Oil have seriously diverged.

Since Apr 22, ES is up about 1%, while Oil has declined about 14%.

ES remains in a well-defined uptrend, while Oil has carved out a meaningful, near-term downtrend after its Feb-Mar advance from $26 to $42.

Of course, from a much longer-term perspective, ES is in a multi-year bull trend, that is recovering from a 14% Jan-Feb correction, while Oil remains in the grasp of a vicious bear market from $110 to $26, and may have merely ended a “minor” recovery-rally period.