Stocks mildly down.
Let's get started with our Dow Theory commentary for today.
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The SPY, Industrials and Transports closed down. The primary and secondary trend remains bullish.
Volume was lower than Friday's. Since it was a down day, it has a bullish connotation. In spite of today's bullish volume, I see a bearish volume pattern forming. Thus, I see that since 31/01/2013 the overall trend of volume is down, whereas, albeit midly, the trend of prices is up. Such divergence seems to suggest that the most recent upward market action has not been supported by volume as it retreats. Look at the chart below that speaks for itself:
SIL and GDX (the silver and gold miners ETFs) closed down. The primary trend and secondary trend remains bearish.
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