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Railroads Start To Come Off The Rails

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One of the nice traits about the railroads is they are one of my indicators to help with general market direction. I have found that when the railroads start to underperform the $SPX, that is typically a confirming signal of broader market weakness.

While I have been bearish for a while, the railroads starting to break the trend line of relative performance indicates that this will be a bigger than average breakdown. The PPO on the weekly chart is also breaking below zero. That doesn't happen very often. 

Here is a longer term picture.

Be careful out there!

Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA

Greg Schnell
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at StockCharts.com specializing in intermarket and commodities analysis. Based in Calgary, he is a board member of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA) and the chairman of the CSTA Calgary chapter. He is also the author of Stock Charts for Dummies (Wiley, 2018). Learn More
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