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Persistent Weakness

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Even I am surprised (pleasantly, but surprised nonetheless) at how persistently bearish the market has been. Indeed, I’ve become quite spoiled by it. When the prospect of ANY day being a green day is at hand, I pout and fuss. It used to be just the opposite. Those rare red days would be a welcome refreshment. As it is now, more often than not, the market just grinds lower, and it’s wonderful.

Strip away the drawings. Even remove the prices. And get rid of my bluster. Just look at the raw, simple, straightforward exponential moving averages (50/100/200) to see what a sea-change is taking place. Here’s the NASDAQ 100 QQQ:

slopechart QQQ (more…)