Markets Continue to Advance: Search For Relative Strength

As postulated in our last post, the major stock indices have managed to claw their way back after the climatic sell off in February.  While you can never be precisely sure about the reaction of markets after a dramatic move, historical precedent can provide clues as to what is likely to happen.  In general, if … Continue reading Markets Continue to Advance: Search For Relative Strength

Now What?

Following an extended period of prices steadily ratcheting higher, the stock markets finally collectively hit some wild turbulence.  The speed and ferocity of the past week's decline was alarming particularly because over the past 2 years, people have been lulled into believing that a steady, low volatility advance was the new normal.  In fact, it … Continue reading Now What?

Looking For Clues

We've discussed the strength of the overall U.S. stock market numerous times as supported by the very positive internal statistics.  Advancing versus declines, new highs versus new lows, numbers of stocks in the positive bullish percent column, all have been  supportive of the strong advance since mid November.  The lack of volatility is the real … Continue reading Looking For Clues