Stock Market Summary Thursday 8th November 2012

Posted by Stephen Sutherland on Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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Yesterday's market action was negative.

The market appears to have a split personality. After acting out of character on Friday, acting well on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday it flipped over again and acted extremely bearish. The US technology index dropped 2.48% on far above average volume (Point A). Above average trade on a day the market moves lower indicates institutional selling.

Leading stocks action was positive. A greater number gained in above average volume compared to those that dropped in above average volume. When this happens on a market 'down' day, its known as a bullish divergence.

Technically, the market looks as though it's in trouble. When indexes fall through their 200 day moving averages in heavy volume (Point B), it sends a red flag. However, yesterday may have been a one day shakeout - a knee jerk reaction to the recent election results.

What surprised me the most was the curious divergence of how leading stocks acted versus the general market. When markets get in real trouble, the majority of leaders fall like stones and I'm yet to see that happen. Plus the market has lots of support at these current levels (Point C) and that's why it's too early to turn bearish on the market. I'd like to see what happens today. Ideally the market will rebound with gusto. Let's see. My short-term stance has switched back to neutral. 


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