The State of the Trend

By: George Krum | Sun, Aug 21, 2011
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Whether markets move up, down, or sideways, market breadth goes through short-term overbought/oversold cycles. During a very strong uptrend, the market will move sideways or slightly up during a market breadth overbought cycle, while the opposite is true for strong downtrending markets.

Gregory Moris' book Market Breadth Indicators is a good introductory guide to Breadth Indicators, which allow investors to keep track of such conditions, but by no means covers all of them.

On my blog I regularly update several proprietary indicators designed to keep track of overbought/oversold market breadth conditions, and will cover some of them in this and future articles.

Let's start with a weekly DJIA, QQQ, SPX overbought/oversold oscillator:

weekly DJIA, QQQ, SPX overbought/oversold oscillator
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And follow-up with a couple of daily overbought/oversold breadth indicators:

daily overbought/oversold breadth indicator
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daily overbought/oversold breadth indicator
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Although all three indicators show a different sensibility to market breath changes, they all point to a short-term oversold condition. As a result, the expectation is for a sideways/up phase to follow (in the context of broken monthly, weekly and daily uptrends).

Uptrends
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For short-term, one week price targets and areas of support/resistance, I'll turn again to daily channel analysis:

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George Krum

Author: George Krum

George Krum
www.citdates.blogspot.com

George Krum is the author of the "CIT Dates" blog, and the following apps:

OddsTrader - combines the power of Hurst Channels with proper risk and position size management. For a web version see OT Signals below.

Gann 9 - the only financial app that allows users to effortlessly apply the legendary W.D. Gann's tools and methods for trading (including the Square of 9).

OT Trend - helps you quantify and forecast the seemingly random ebb and flow of stock, index or mutual fund movement.

OT Fibonacci - automates the process of applying Fibonacci numbers, ratios and time series to any security.

OT Seasonal - allows you to perform seasonal analysis on practically any security from around the world, and to build long-term forecasts and models.

OT Pairs - pairs trading, one of the most successful hedge fund trading strategies, is now available on your smart phone.

OT Pivots - combines the power of pivot lines with cycles to provide you with concise technical analysis and powerful trading signals.

OT Signals - a web app accessible from any browser, tablet or pc. It gives buy/sell/hold ratings for any instrument from around the world, and defines the trend and support/resistance levels.

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