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Scanning the Aroon oscillator in the market carpet


Friday‚Äôs mailbag answered questions on the Aroon oscillator, which is a trend identification indicator. Basically, a strong uptrend exists when the oscillator is above +50 and a strong downtrend exists when the oscillator is below -50. Even with the market gains of the last few weeks, I was surprised to see so many negative readings in the Aroon oscillator. The sector averages are negative for finance, energy, consumer discretionary and materials sectors. 

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Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst 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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