Posts filed under “Technical Analysis”
Last week ended on quite the down note. Friday’s big selloff saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average drop 2 percent, or 318.2 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell 2.1 percent (38.2 points), while Nasdaq Composite Index declined 2.2 percent (90.7 points).
The technically significant issue was that Friday was a 90/90 day — more than 90 percent of the volume (94 percent) and of the points (97 percent) was down.
A brief explanation for those of you who may not be so technically oriented: When markets experience a bout of intense selling — those trading sessions when 90 percent of the volume is down, and nine out of 10 stocks close lower — it can mark a short-term reversal in a bull run. Typically, it signifies a shift in psychology among larger institutions.
We awoke this morning to see futures deep in the red. Over the past two weeks, markets seem indecisive, unable to make much progress. Lots of days began with positive trades, only to roll over and fall into losses. Several days that began in the red closed negative, though usually off their worst levels. Last…Read More
Source:Société Générale From Société Générale strategist Andrew Lapthorne comes the chart above, and the observation that “It has been 408 days since the last 10% correction in the MSCI World index, the 8th longest period on record.” As the char above shows, this is just about the median length of time between corrections. The mere…Read More
click for larger graphic Source: BCA Research There seems to be an increasing concern that stocks have become wildly overvalued, especially in light of rising interest rates. However, somewhat overvalued U.S. equity prices can continue to rise if price/earning multiples keep expanding. Continues here
We previously published Art Hurpichs’ Market Truisms and Axioms back in 2011. Art is a CMT with Day Hagan Asset Management, and he returns with an updated set of Stock Market Rules to Remember. Enjoy. ~~~ As you are reading this, we are in the process of moving our “youngest” to Virginia, as he prepares for…Read More
Major Trend Analysis The 2000-2003 Bear Market The Major Trend Indicator (MTI-black line) is helpful in identifying when the market is vulnerable to an intermediate correction within a bull market, and the onset of a bear market. Ongoing bull markets are confirmed when the MTI climbs above the green line. When a rally fails to…Read More
Source: Chart courtesy of Carl Swenlin, Decision Point (annotations by Ritholtz) One of the best ways to identify a market that is exhausted is to look for divergences between Breadth (i.e. the number of advancing equities versus the number of declining ones) and Price (i.e. new highs). That is a concept that Paul Desmond…Read More
S&P 2300? Give It Four Years: Ritholtz Chart Source: BAML It took more than 13 years, but the S&P 500 managed to eclipse its 2007 highs of 1576 earlier this year. This move takes it out of a long term trading range, and according to the Technical Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch,…Read More
What do you get when you cross an overbought market with too few bears? Often, that combination of complacency leads to a correction. So far, all it has produced is a lot of frustrated contrarian traders. Stephen Suttmeier, technical strategist at Merrill Lynch, put the situation into broader context in his monthly chart book…Read More