Posts filed under “Psychology”

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

"Such steep and widespread declines in confidence have
typically triggered recessions," though a recession is not
said Richard Curtin, the director of U Mich consumer
surveys. The drop paralleled the decline following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in

U Michigan Sentiment Index Gives Market Warning
click for larger chart
Source: Robert McHugh

Some Traders find a correlation between consumer sentiment
and Dow Industrials’ price movements. Robert McHugh states that “often, the sentiment index and equity prices move
contemporaneously, so we do not benefit from foresight. On occasion, we do get
an early warning as the sentiment index leads prices.” We will see if this
recent drop presages another.

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Quote of the Day:

"Any activity becomes creative when
the doer cares about doing it right, or better."    
~John Updike

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DJIA 1966 – 1982

The previous chart reveals the long standing secular moves of the markets; What’s an investor to do during one of the long periods of weakness? One answer is to learn to be more nimble, and trade the cyclical markets. > Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1966 – 1982 click for larger chart data for chart courtesy…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

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