Too Many Weak Hands

Strange action! On Wednesday, even when the Dow was down close to 200 points, the Arms Index was near 0.50. That means that in spite of a big decline, the advancing stocks were getting twice their fair share of the volume. It is saying that the extreme disbelief in a market retreat is still with us.

A pullback brought in a flood of buyers rather than a deluge of sellers. That would seem to be good, but in reality it is bothersome, because a healthy advancing market needs to occasionally take breathers to get rid of weak holders. That is not happening,. So the moving averages of the Arms Index remain overbought, suggesting the decline is just starting....341 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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