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The stock market is defensive but with strength under the covers

The stock market retreated when it got close to its previous high in late November. The DOW was flat, the S&P lost 0.3% and The Nasdaq Composite lost 0.9%. Contrast the big strong bullish bars on December 17 and 18 with those that followed. Some of these succeeding bars had volume that was much larger than it was on either the […]

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The stock market is bullish despite very big weakness in the energy sector

The stock market continued to roar back from its early October fall. The DOW, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite moved up, although at a more gradual pace then they had right after the October bottom. Take a look at these same charts from a longer-term perspective (S&P, DOW, and Nasdaq Composite. All three major […]

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The stock market recovered from its correction with a powerful rally

The stock market roared back from its early October fall. The DOW, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite had dropped through the bottoms of their bullish trend channels. The subsequent advance took the indexes from below their trend channels to the top. This doesn’t mean that they will, necessarily, drop. They could continue to move […]

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The Dow and S&P are stronger than the Nasdaq Composite

The stock market is bullish but, this time, it’s the Nasdaq that’s lagging. All three indexes had a two-day bullish turnaround on Thursday and Friday. Friday’s gain, compared to Thursday’s drop, was huge in the S&P and DOW. In the Nasdaq, the price did not move above Thursday’s high. Our table of Relative Strength Stock Market Sectors shows […]

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