Weekly Market Outlook

Its October, Time to Take the Money and Run?

October 14, 2017


This week, most key US Equities indexes hit new highs again, with the Dow industrials leading +.52 %.   This upcoming week marks the 30-year anniversary of the great market meltdown or the crash of 1987. October, although generally a good month for stock market returns, also hosts the biggest market selloffs including the great crash of 1929. Borrowing a quote form Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “and

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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.

Description:

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.