Posts filed under “Psychology”

Short Interest Spike Presages Furious Sell-Off and Rally

For nimble traders only:  The last time the New York Stock Exchange short interest ratio broke below a key trendline, the U.S. equity market had a short and sharp selloff — one that was later followed by a major upside blow-off

The gray area on the chart is SPX; Blue line is NYSE short interest:
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Source: Michael
Panzner
, Rabo Securities USA

 

On the basis of monthly short interest data for the period ending October 14th (released yesterday by the NYSE) and average daily volume for the first two weeks of the month, the most recent SI reported works out to approximately 4.74 days.

That is the lowest level since January 2004. This places a measure below a major uptrend dating back to the September 2001 lows.

Michael
Panzner
asks: "Time for deja vu all over again?"

Category: Psychology, Technical Analysis, Trading

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Category: Financial Press, Psychology, Web/Tech

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Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Three Questions

Category: Investing, Psychology

Market Technicals Clarify Q4 Action

Category: Economy, Investing, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Trading

Mania?

Category: Markets, Psychology

The Fog of Katrina

Category: Earnings, Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Chart of the Week: U Michigan Sentiment Index Gives Market Warning

Category: Markets, Psychology, Retail

The difference between being rich and being wealthy

Category: Finance, Psychology

Quote of the Day

Category: Economy, Psychology