Tuesday, October 09, 2007

% of S&P 500 Stocks Above Their 50-Day Moving Averages

Last week we highlighted the percentage of stocks in the Financials sector currently trading above their 50-day moving averages. Below we highlight the percentage of stocks in the entire S&P 500 above their 50-day's. Currently, 82% of stocks in the index are above. This is just about inline with the levels reached when the market hit new highs at the end of March. When the index hit new highs in July, however, the percentage of stocks above their 50-days was only at 59% and didn't provide the index with underlying strength. The big summer selloff ensued. It is comforting to see that the current percentage of stocks above their 50-days is confirming the market's new highs. If the pattern from late March continues, the rally could last through the end of the year.


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Lunch is for wimps

Lunch is for wimps
It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another.