Weekly Market Outlook

Let’s Make a Deal

December 3, 2017

Ok, I might be dating myself, but what is happening in Washington reminds me of “Let’s Make a Deal,” one of the longest running TV game shows. This week’s market action was dominated by two big deals. First, the Senate deal on Taxes (including several special side deals) and secondly, Flynn’s guilty plea deal with Mueller. The markets mostly loved it. The Dow was up

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Volume Analysis

Use this page for a quick measure of the markets over several important time frames, and see whether the volume based accumulation or distribution measures are flashing a significant bullish or bearish warning sign.


This table tracks key performance and indicator data for the four major U.S. indexes. The upper section displays the most recent closing price as well as the daily, weekly, and longer-term price performance. The lower section displays the most recent volume, its relative change from the prior day, and information about the number or recent accumulation and distribution days.

Accumulation/Distribution represents either the buying (accumulation) or selling (distribution) of market moving volumes of stock by large institutions. Accumulation (Distribution) is an index closing up (down) in price on higher volume than the prior day.

What to look for:

  • A series of 4 or 5 distribution days over a two week period can signal the need for caution.