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Chart of the Week: S&P500 Index plus 200 Day MA

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 20, 2004 @ 12:48 pm In Finance | Comments Disabled

The S&P500 managed to bounce off its support line at the 200-day moving average several times over the past few days. Each bounce off of support weakens it, however, as the Bulls expend a lots of energy trying to stay above the green line.

S&P500 Index plus 200 Day MA (6 mos)spx_200_day
Source: Redwood Technimentals Research Group [1]

The Rallies have had modest positive internal skews (up/down volume ratio and advance/decline ratio); How ever, we would be more encouraged if they were on heavier volume. Technimental’s Kevin Lane observes: “Volume equates to confidence and conviction and low totals suggest neither.”

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URLs in this post:

[1] Redwood Technimentals Research Group : http://www.redtechresearch.com/

[2] A Compelling Case for Globalization: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/985.cfm

[3] “Gold and Economic Freedom”: http://www.321gold.com/fed/greenspan/1966.html

[4] Saved by Transports: http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B7F5F2DB5%2D7084%2D49BA%2D9B66%2D16FD606D58B0%7D&siteid=mktw

[5] Alan Greenspan Is No William McChesney Martin: http://www.forbes.com/execpicks/2003/04/23/cx_da_0423topnews.html

[6] How To Defeat Terrorism : http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kuipers/opinions/defeating-terrorism.html

[7] The man who stayed too long: http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2004/05/20/stagflation/

[8] Heraclitus: http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/h/heraclit.htm

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