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August 2011

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JOIN THE STOCKCHARTS ANSWER NETWORK (s.c.a.n.) TODAY!

by Chip Anderson

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! Last week, we hosted over 300 enthusiastic StockCharts.com members here in Seattle for ChartCon 2011. John, Arthur and myself cannot say enough about the great people we met. Thanks again to everyone that participated... Read More 

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IN AN EMOTIONAL MARKET, LET SENTIMENT BE YOUR GUIDE

by Tom Bowley

If the stock market were a mental health patient, it would have been committed by now. Major trend changes are occurring at points of wild volatility and extreme fear... Read More 

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THE BEGINNING OF A BEAR MARKET?

by Richard Rhodes

The recent volatility is enough to make one step back, put your money aside - and reassess... Read More 

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LONG-TERM SELL SIGNALS

by Carl Swenlin

On 8/2/2011 our mechanical Thrust/Trend Model generated a medium-term NEUTRAL signal for the S&P 500 Index just in time to avoid the market break on 8/4. (Neutral means to be market neutral -- in cash or fully hedged... Read More 

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Consumer Discretionary Sector Moves from Leader to Laggard

by Arthur Hill

Selling pressure since July 1st pushed the Consumer Discretionary SPDR (XLY) from a market leader to a market laggard. These Sector PerfCharts show the performance for the nine sector SPDRs relative to the S&P 500... Read More 

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GERMANY LEADS GLOBAL STOCKS LOWER

by John Murphy

A 5% drop in German stocks is contributing to heavy selling in Europe which has spread to the U.S. Chart 1 shows the German DAX falling 5.3% to make it Europe's biggest loser. Most other European stocks are down 4%... Read More 

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JUNK BONDS TUMBLE WITH STOCKS

by John Murphy

With global stocks and commodities in a rout, most U.S. bonds are surging again. Chart 1 shows the T-Bond 20+Year iShares (TLT) continuing its recent surge (as bond yields tumble to the lowest level in a year). The only exception is high yield corporates... Read More 

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THE BEAUTY LIES IN THE RELATIVE TRADE...

by Richard Rhodes

Last week, and so far this week the stock market has traded rather dismal to be sure, with the S&P 500 trading lower in 8 of the past 9 trading sessions... Read More 

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DEJA VU - 2011 IS LOOKING A LOT LIKE 2004

by Tom Bowley

If you recall, stocks were mired in an ugly bear market from 2000 through 2002. At the end of that bear market, however, the S&P 500 staged a huge advance, running specifically from 789 in March of 2003 to 1163 by March 2004... Read More 

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FINDING VOLUME

by Carl Swenlin

READER COMMENT: I have written to you before regarding your comments on volume ("where is the volume?") which imply that volume "confirms" a move. To me, like many others, volume no longer means anything, or at least not what it used to mean... Read More 

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CHARTSTYLES ARE A POWERFUL, UNDERUSED FEATURE OF STOCKCHARTS

by Chip Anderson

Hello Fellow ChartWatchers! ChartStyles are basically "templates" of charts. They contain everything about the chart except the ticker symbol. Members of our Basic and Extra services can save multiple ChartStyles into their accounts for quick access later... Read More 

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A Dow Theory Non-Confirmation and Sell Signal

by Arthur Hill

Based on the writings of Charles Dow, Dow Theory utilizes the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports to generate buy and sell signals for the broader market. The market trend is up when both forge higher highs. The market trend is down when both forge lower lows... Read More