Stocks continue trapped in secondary reaction
The SPY and Industrials closed up. The Transports closed down.
The secondary is bearish, which implies an ongoing secondary reaction against the primary bullish trend, as explained here.
Today's volume was lower than yesterday's. Since stocks closed up, contracting volume has a bearish connotation, as higher prices were not confirmed by volume. I'd label current volume readings as neutral.
Gold and Silver
SLV, and GLD closed down. Well, it seems that, for the time being, we don't get a primary bull market in gold and silver. Yesterday, I noted that SLV had broken up the secondary reaction high that preceded the last recorded bear market swing. However, gold refused to confirm, and by so doing, the Dow Theory dictum was clear: No primary bull market had been signaled, as one of the basic tenets of the Dow Theory is that the movement of one index must be confirmed by the other one. I also wrote that the longer the non-confirmation persists, the higher the odds for a new pullback.
For the reasons I explained here, I feel the primary trend remains bearish. Here I analyzed the primary bear market signal given on December 20, 2012. The primary trend was reconfirmed bearish, as explained here. The secondary trend is bullish (secondary reaction against the primary bearish trend), as explained here.
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