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Chart of the Week: Nasdaq A/D Volume Line

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 23, 2004 @ 12:56 pm In Finance,Media | Comments Disabled

Nasdaq’s A/D Volume Line for the Nasdaq Composite broke below the trendline from the start of the rally. This indicator also broke below the 50-day Moving Average for the second time this month. The 50-day moving average has been successfully tested in August, October and December (gray arrows).

Nasdaq A/D Volume Line
Source: Stockcharts [1]

The trend line break and move below the 50-day EMA signal that volume in declining stocks is outpacing volume in advancing stocks. With more fuel powering declining stocks, traders should prepare for a correction or consolidation in the Nasdaq.

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[1] Stockcharts: http://stockcharts.com/commentary/archives/cww20040221h.html

[2] Wrongway Pundits Still Getting Paid: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB107750153779736289,00.html

[3] Foreign investors grab more U.S real estate: http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BF67F532A%2D0096%2D4803%2DA919%2D6C8D34872D10%7D&siteid=mktw

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