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Declining breadth - defined by the percentage of S&P 500 stocks trading above their 50-day...

Declining breadth - defined by the percentage of S&P 500 stocks trading above their 50-day moving average - is flashing a warning, writes The Fat Pitch. In late January, both the index and the breadth measure were rising, but the S&P since has made new highs while breadth has dropped off. This sort of divergence doesn't last for long and tends to be resolved by a 5-10% decline in stocks.
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  • Ghosts of Kariela
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    Stocks need a healthy correction at this point, it is seriously ridiculous right now, strong pull back needed. Now is a good time to book gains/short the overall market. Selling stock and buying SH.
    3 Mar 2013, 11:04 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    SPXA50R is my number one market health indicator. The other indicators I watch are near indicating correlation with this.
    3 Mar 2013, 11:34 PM Reply Like
  • Brad Kenagy
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    I keep seeing more and more signs the market is due for a correction.


    In my last article I wrote, I predicted a 21.58% decline from the 2013 high of 1530.94, which would be a level of 1200.52 in the S&P 500 to occur sometime between now and the end of the year.

    4 Mar 2013, 12:34 AM Reply Like
  • ChrisWebber
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    So many investors look for the correction.
    May be many investors look for market enter opportunity?
    4 Mar 2013, 03:03 AM Reply Like
  • Rseye
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    Eyeing TZA to trade, 1 to 4 reverse split april 1 aftr market closes.
    4 Mar 2013, 12:45 AM Reply Like
  • DaLatin
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    This has been obvious for 6 months. All one needs to do is look at the higher dividend stocks.. Folks have gone there in mass..


    Stock picking is an art and by in large most folks can't do it. When Ben Stein gets on financial shows week after week he touts an index. Usually the SPY... He admits he can't pick stocks. And, he IS a genius..


    Thank goodness for the masses that " don't fight the Fed " lifts most boats. And, as everybody ( almost ) calls for that big pullback most haven't a clue where to put the cash if they should sell. I'm sticking with my BDCs and MLPs.. If they do drift 3 to 5% down for a while the 11 to 14% dividends will let me sit tight. I do enjoy buying SDS on big up days and trading it to make dollars an keep sharp.
    4 Mar 2013, 02:12 AM Reply Like
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