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Barron’s: Buh-bye to Citibank Panic Euphoria Measure?
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 25, 2006 @ 6:22 am In Financial Press,Markets,Psychology,Technical Analysis | Comments Disabled
Am I seeing this correctly? Has Barron’s finally
thrown in the towel on the Citibank Panic Euphoria measure? We have voiced our criticism  of this indicator (repeatedly ), which has been pinned in the Panic range for the past year or so.
For those who want a major firm substitute, allow me to suggest the following:
James Montier of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Fear/Greed indicator 
DrKW Fear and Greed Index
click for larger graph
Source: Thoughts from the Frontline 
Each of their sentiment readings actually is perceptive, swings to and fro, and has a degree of anticipatory prescience . . .
UPDATE: March 25, 2006, 8:52 am
Doh! Its in the print edition, but not the online version.
The Citibank Market Sentiment measure lives — and its moved into the neutral zone between panic and euphoria.
Never mind . . .
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URLs in this post:
 criticism: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2006/02/a_year_of_panic.html
 repeatedly: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2006/02/panic_is_transi.html
 Fear/Greed indicator: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2006/02/a_better_panic_.html
 Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/kdr.gif
 Thoughts from the Frontline: http://www.frontlinethoughts.com/article.asp?id=mwo021006
 “Risk Appetite": http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2006/03/chart_of_the_we.html
 Image: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/csfb_risk_appetitie.PNG
 Jonathan Wilmot, CSFB: http://www.csfb.com/home/research_and_commentary/html/docs/34508901.pdf
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