Weekly Market Outlook

Feeding Frenzy For The Bears

August 20, 2017


Last week was a feeding frenzy for the bears. The Trump White House did a fine job of providing the bears with ideal feeding conditions with new and more outrageous controversies daily. The result was another week in which key indexes were pushed into further declines right into the end of the week, and right to the edge of key support. In the end, all

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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.