On 6/27 we noted that new 52 week lows on the NYSE had been trending higher over the past year even as the SPX was flat to up. We also noted that if history held, it was likely not the…

Last night the Shanghai Composite (SSEC) shed nearly 240 bps on the back of various Chinese macro data points. This comes on the heels of other recent weakness in the SSEC – on 6/25 we noted that the index had witnessed two straight…

As of right now the USD is down ~110 bps on the day. Since March 2009 there have been 33 other occurrences of single-day USD declines of at least 100 bps. The last instance dates all the way back to…...

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We’ve spent a lot of time recently pointing out how many different price-based indicators are sitting at extremes. The ratio of copper vs. gold, a barometer of sorts for global economic activity/fear levels/risk appetite, is no different. In the chart…...

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There aren’t many places to hide these days. Short of bonds, the USD, staples, utilities and bio-techs, it’s tough to find favorable price action in much of anything. This is true too for the Gold Miners Index, presented on a monthly…...

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Below is quarter-to-date (QTD) performance across SPX sector ETFs. Leaders (lower beta and only sectors up QTD): 1) Utilities (+11%) 2) Healthcare (+7%) 3) Staples (+6%) 4) Consumer Disc (+1%) Laggards (higher beta): 1) Energy (-5%) 2) Financials (-4%) 3) Industrials…...

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Attached is a chart that compares new 52 week lows on the NYSE against the SPX over the past year+. A couple of points that should stand out immediately: 1) New 52 week lows continue to trend higher even as…...

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On 5/31/12 we ran a post on the R2K that suggested, based on its current price structure and momentum in the context of history, the path of least resistance for the index was lower, not higher, over the intermediate term…....

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Earlier this year Nat Gas broke through a 20 year support line (1) rather forcefully. Since then the commodity has rallied ~40% off its proximate decade-long low of ~$1.90. That rally has taken it back up to its first noteworthy…...

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Bio-Techs, a Leadership Group, Face Stiff Resistance (Same Resistance Faced at top of SPX Bear Market Retracement Rallies in 2001/2008)

Below is a table (via Finviz.com) that details YTD industry performance – biotech has been a standout YTD, up 22% and in 11th place out of all industries. That said, in the chart below the group’s YTD rally, via the DJ…...

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