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Mixed Markets with a Glimmer of Hope

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The markets remain choppy and dangerous, but the NASDAQ Summation Index is showing signs of strength.  For those unfamiliar with the NASI, I suggest reading the material from here.  Quite simply, a rising index printing X’s is good for buyers while sellers want to see declining O’s.

NASDAQ Summation Index

NASDAQ Summation Index

As you can see on the far right, two new X’s have been formed, indicating a slight bullish bias, albeit in very bearish territory.  Though no signal indicator can be counted on exclusively, this may serve as an early sign for an equity rally.  Though volatility remains high, the VIX bounced off resistance, and emerging markets are enjoying a small but noticeable uptrend as the Yen/USD falls.  Caution is still warranted because the majority of my indicators indicate perilous market conditions and according to the Traders Almanac, Friday the 6th is historically bearish.


Written by chucklesamadeus

February 5, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Posted in NASI

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