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Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2010 May 21, 2010 - 05:15 AM GMT

By: Christopher_Quigley

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Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDue to lower highs and lower lows on both the Dow Industrials and Dow Transports there is now a change of trend in existence in the markets. How low this correction will continue no one can be sure. A bounce can be expected at any time due to the fact that the market is terribly oversold based on Stochastics and the McClennan Summation Index.


But I do not think we have seen support lows in place yet. What is the reason for this capitulation? As mentioned in my last brief I believed the “flash crash” of the 6th. May mortally wounded all indices from a technical pointy of view. It will take some time, probably the whole summer, before some degree of confidence is restored.

Ironically from a momentum point of view this is a fabulous market is you are happy going short. Through the development of short ETF’s it has never been easier to be a bear. There are now “long financial products” which take advantage of such price action. For example TZA gives you three times the change in the bear small cap index and TYP likewise for the technology index. In the last five days these products have show gains of approximately 50% and 40% respectively. In my view there will be many more opportunities to profit from this bear approach before any reactivated bull trend if formulated.

Apart from classic Dow Theory signals the current bear market movement was also foretold by the fact that the price of the majority of the stocks in the Wealthbuilder pension portfolio had crossed their 200 day moving averages and few of the Wealthbuilder value portfolio stocks were receiving solid buy signals. Thus in other words the market has been heralding its weakness for some time and this weakness developed into sustained bearishness that has now become broad and deep.

But all is not doom and gloom. The former bull trend had lasted since March 2009 which historically is a long time. This current correction is good in that it will allow a lot of froth to be cast out of the system and once the technical integrity of the market has been restored hopefully the bulls will manage to reassert their leadership. Of course as always I will keep my options open and believe what I see rather than what I want.

Dow Industrials Index (Weekly)

Dow Transports Index (Weekly)

Daily Small Cap Bear (X3)

Daily Technology Bear (X3)

By Christopher M. Quigley
B.Sc., M.M.I.I. Grad., M.A.
http://www.wealthbuilder.ie

Mr. Quigley is 46 years of age and holds a Batchelor Degree in Management from Trinity College/College of Commerce, Dublin and is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland. He commenced investing in the Stock Market in San Francisco, California where he lived for 6 years. Now based in Dublin, Mr. Quigley actively trades utilising the principles set out in the modules above. This Wealthbuilder course has been developed over the last 9 years as a result of research, study, experience and successful application.

© 2010 Copyright Christopher M. Quigley - All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any trading losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors before engaging in any trading activities.

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