Category: Stock Market Internals

Weekend Stock Market Recap 4-13-18

Weekend stock market recap for Friday, April 13, 2018, analyzing the technicals of all major markets and sectors.

Stocks featured in this video: SPY IWM QQQ TLT USO UNG GLD SLV XLE IBB XLK XLY XLP XLU

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A Collection of Indicators In Extreme Territory

Monday, February 5th was an impressive session for markets:

  • The S&P500 finally exceeded a 5% pullback (first time in a 12months+)
  • The S&P500 went red on the year after being up nearly 6% in January
  • The S&P500 saw the heaviest volume since 2016 (almost 300M shares)

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Stocks Making New 52 Week Lows Hit YTD Highs

Following up today’s 1.5% drop in the S&P500 $SPY, we take a quick look at market internals via 52-week highs/lows to see what they have to say.

This first chart is a YTD look at the number of NYSE stocks hitting new 52 week highs and lows. It’s quite clear to see the uptick in the number of new lows throughout the month of August to the highest levels seen all year. At the same time, the number of new highs has dried up.


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How Market Internals Can Improve Your Trading

If you trade stocks and you don’t follow market internals, also known as market breadth, then you’re missing out on a lot of valuable information.

Like any other study or indicator, market internals aren’t guaranteed to get it right all of the time, but when they do begin to diverge or exhibit some out of the ordinary behavior,

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Current Stock Market Technicals Into the Fed

All eyes are on the Fed tomorrow which has the potential to be a market moving catalyst. I have no helpful insights into what remarks to look for from the release, but I can outline the current stock market technicals to help you create a plan for the reaction.

  • The $SPY ETF is trading around its largest pullback YTD which is a laughable 3 SPY points off highs.
  • The VIX is off YTD lows, trading north of 12 and was up about 10% on the day earlier in the session.

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Put Call Ratio Spike Lower Suggests Excessive Bullishness

Markets closed strongly in the green today after a mostly red open and early sluggish action. Even the slightest weakness continues to get bid up.

We’ve closed higher 5 days in a row in the S&P500 and it’s clear on nearly any market indicator that we are in overbought territory.

Today, we have our newest confirmation that sentiment is near-term excessively bullish, based on the closing total put/call ratio seen below.

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Two Measures of Breadth That Say Don’t Fight The Trend

The stock market continues to rally.

Just today the Russell 2000 $IWM made new intraday all time highs.


So as we march higher, lets take a look at some of our favorite market breadth indicators for confirmation in this move.

Below this chart of the S&P500 $SPY I have displayed NYSE New Highs / New Lows and cumulative Advance decline line indicators.

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