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Using the Price Relative


The price relative can be used to show relative strength or relative weakness. While the S&P 500 moved to new lows in March, Broadcom (BRCM) held support around 16 from mid January to early March. As a result of relative strength, the price relative (BRCM:$SPX ratio) surged higher in February and March. Relative strength preceded absolute strength as BRCM surged from 16 to 24. Note: This is an educational post featuring a technical analysis technique.

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is the Chief Technical Strategist at Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed market technician. Arthur has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities Magazine. In addition to his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, he holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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