Why The Dow Vs. Nasdaq 'Feud' Is Now A Critical Indicator For Stock Investors

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  • Amid all the indicators cited during 2022's wild stock market gyrations, there's a key one that has flown under the radar.
  • It's the relationship between the price trends in the Dow Industrials and the Nasdaq 100.
  • During "normal" times, their relationship is pretty friendly, and they are largely in sync, albeit with the Nasdaq typically outperforming.
  • 2022 has seen that relationship get turned on its head.
  • Here's what to look for next.

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By Rob Isbitts

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