Posts filed under “Technical Analysis”

YTD Charts: NDX, SPX, Nasdaq, Dow, Russell 2000

As of yesterday’s close, the year-to-date gains for many of the major indices – excepting the first week run up – have been eliminated.

As of last night’s close, the NDX, the S&P500, and the Nasdaq comp are below the opening weeks’ highs.

click for larger graphs:

NASDAQ
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SPX
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NDX
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DJIA:  The Dow sits just above its opening week highs:
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The Russell 2000 is the one stand out, appreciably above its first weeks’ finish.
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Essentially, the entire year’s performance gains have come from that single week’s run up.

 

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UPDATE:   April 18, 2006  12:39pm

Note: I whipped these up before the open —
Better make that one week and a day!

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Source:
Ritholtz Research & Analytics

Category: Investing, Markets, Technical Analysis

Sell Off on Light Volume

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Trading

One More Time?

Category: Markets, Politics, Technical Analysis

Chart of the Week: First Q 4% Year End Performance

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis

Mid-East Stock Slide

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Barron’s: Buh-bye to Citibank Panic Euphoria Measure?

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Relative Outperformance: Low Quality Stocks

Category: Investing, Markets, Technical Analysis

Nasdaq Volume Decreasing

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis

The Single Company Magazine Cover Indicator

In the past, I have warned against relying on the magazine cover indicator for specific companies. There are some very specific caveats on this here. The reason for this is that, in my experience, the Cover Indicator is useful for determining when large social phenomena are reaching an emotional crescendo. Oftentimes, emotions take over at…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Psychology, Technical Analysis

When the trend is not your friend

Category: Politics, Technical Analysis