Chart of the Week: DJIA Making Higher Lows

The DOW has made higher lows and is now in the process of
pulling back to its trend line. This is consistent with a minor retracement
from modestly overbought levels.

DJIA Making Higher Lows


Note that if Traders get a sense that the Fed may not pause,
or figures out that Oil still remains pricey, we may see more giveback of the
rally. This does not affect our expectations for the rest to grind higher
through November, and then . . .

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"The two most abundant elements in
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Presidential Cycles

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