A Nowhere Market
There is nothing like a 10-point decline in the middle of the trading day to get bullish folks to change their views. Tuesday morning all we heard was that the unloved rally was at it again -- how no one saw it as a bull market. By the afternoon we heard, "Well maybe we've gone too far; perhaps it's time to sell." When there is so little trading volume and so little market direction, I think folks tend to put too much emphasis on every little tick.
Step back and have a look: The market has gone absolutely nowhere in a week. In fact, for all the bulls out there, the Russell 2000 has been down for eight out of the last 12 trading days. Where is that market melt-up I keep hearing about? It surely isn't in the Russell, and it isn't in the S&P 500, which closed exactly one point lower a week ago. Further, despite the fabulous moves in Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), the Nasdaq is trading exactly where it was a week ago as well....402 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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