Let's get started with our Dow Theory analysis in this blog for today.
The SPY, Industrials and Transports closed down again. Under Dow Theory nothing has changed. The primary trend and the secondary trend remain bearish.
Volume was up in a down day which has a bearish connotation. We have had six bearish volume days in a row. To add insult to injury, the last pivot high made two days ago was on notoriously lower volume than the previous pivot high made on 11/06/2012. This is also a bearish sign. Furthermore, the last two pivot lows as well as the last two pivot highs have displayed bearish volume patterns. The icing on the bearish cake, as you can see in the chart below, has been the declining trend of volume as the market rallied until a couple of days ago. Clearly, price action was negated by volume (see blue trend lines).
All in all, it is not frequent to see so much bearish information conveyed by different volume readings. While anything can happen in the next few days, volume seems to suggest that the primary bear market signal displayed on Nov 16 (Nov 11 according to Schannep) is to be heeded. More about the primary bear market signal here.
Here you have a chart displaying volume so that you can judge for yourself.
Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD), Silver (NYSEARCA:SLV), GDX (gold miners' ETF) and SIL (silver miners' ETF) all of them closed down today. Technically, nothing has been achieved under the Dow Theory. The primary trend remains bullish whereas the secondary trend remains bearish.
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