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Is Volume/Breadth Aligned With Bullish Case? - Tuesday, Dec. 5
If we fast forward to December 2017, is market breadth/volume aligning with or contradicting bullish data we have in hand?
The Big Picture In Three Charts
Since it is an equally-weighted and broad index, the Value Line Geometric Index is a good way to monitor the average stock.
Did Market Breadth Confirm The New Highs In Stocks?
Strong market breadth means a high percentage of stocks are making new highs as the major indexes make new highs. Strong breadth also aligns with widespread confidence in stocks and the economy.
Tech Stocks: 2017 Looks Nothing Like 2000
It may be surprising to some the Nasdaq made zero progress over a 6,083 calendar-day period between March 10, 2000 and November 3, 2016. The Nasdaq closed at 5,048 when the dot-com bubble peaked in 2000.
This Indicator Had A Divergence In Both 2000 And 2007; How Does It Look Today?
Market breadth speaks to the number of stocks participating in an advance. Strong market breadth means a high percentage of stocks are making new highs as the major indexes make new highs.
Stock Ownership Figures Look Nothing Like A Bubble
If skepticism and fear were near all-time, bubble-like lows, we would expect a very high percentage of U.S. households to be in the stock market, as was the case near the euphoric 2007 stock market peak.
The Mother Of All Breakouts Still In Play
Market history tells us the longer a market goes sideways, the bigger the move we can expect to get once a bullish breakout or bearish breakdown occurs.
Stocks Still Have Strong Low-Inflation/Low-Rates/Improving-Economy Tailwind
When interest rates are low and economic data is improving, stocks typically get an added opportunity-cost boost relative to bonds.
Is Market Breadth Confirming The Stock Market’s Recent Highs?
This chart shows the NYSE’s volume associated with advancing issues minus volume associated with declining issues. As of October 9, 2017, the indicator has been making new highs along with the market.
Has This Important 2016 Stock Signal Flipped?
Is a bear market in stocks overdue?
Why 2017 Looks Nothing Like 1929 Or 1987
In bull markets, ADX helps us answer the question, is the market currently trendless, trending, or extended? If the answer is “extended”, ADX tells us to focus on shorter-term measures of market health and to have a prudent exit strategy in place.
Breadth Indicator Foreshadowed And Confirmed Today’s New High
Even when markets are trending in a bullish manner, normal volatility is to be expected and should come as no surprise.
Is Improving Productivity Pushing Stocks Higher?
How has the U.S. economy accelerated its expansion in recent months without a big drop in unemployment and with core inflation falling?
How Concerning Are These 7 Bad Signs For Stocks?
There is never a perfect time to invest in the stock market. There is always something concerning on the technical, fundamental, and political fronts…. always.
Skeptical Bias Toward Stocks Aligns With Bullish Charts
Rather than looking like a recession and bear market are right around the corner, the U.S. stock market appears to be setting up for a multiple-year bullish move.
Is The Market Reacting To Earnings Or Just Charts?
Are corporate results improving or is the stock market rising based purely on technicals?
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