Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Relative Low Volume Profit Taking

It was no surprise to see profit takers sweep in and take money off the table. There was relative distribution in the S&P, although overall volume was well down on recent buying. Technicals for Large Caps remain net positive and relative performance has returned in Large Caps favour.


The Nasdaq also suffered distributive losses, but it hasn't yet gone as far as to challenge the 200-day MA. The index continues to underperform relative to the S&P.


The Russell 2000 experienced the biggest losses. It lost nearly 2% and left behind a potential 'bull trap'. The index finished on its 20-day MA, but the 50-day MA is a more likely support level.


With Easter approaching the chance of seeing a big move is unlikely until next week. As long as losses come on low volume, bulls will have little to fear.

I'm away until April 4th, so updates will be irregular until then.

You've now read my opinion, next read Douglas' and Jani's.

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