I offer to you below two updated ratio charts which vividly illustrates how at-risk the equity “market” is right now.(more…)
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I’m going to give you the quick and dirty on what matters this Friday. Price always matters of course but since we’re heading into a quadruple witching after two weeks of sideways churn institutional traders are now faced with a dilemma.(more…)
It’ll be interesting to see on Sunday afternoon, when the Globex opens, what the news about tapering plans will bring. I guess, deep down, everyone with a triple-digit IQ recognizes that any tapering will be swiftly and violently aborted if the market slips even 5% from lifetime highs. But, hey, we got get a little selling for a few days, so it could be fun!
I must say, the big indexes are looking dreadfully weary, particularly when you examine them with their overbought/oversold indicators breaking down. Here’s the Dow Jones Composite.(more…)
Here’s a fresh chart of the percentage of stocks above their 200-day moving averages. Breadth continues to wither away.