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The charts and comments in my Blog (posted in Eastern Time) represent my technical analysis and observations of a variety of markets...
*World Indices *U.S. Indices *Futures *U.S. Equities & Sectors *ETFs *Commodities *Forex
...an expanded version of the "Observations" section in my private Daily Trading Journal.

*** N.B. to my readers: Although I stopped trading in July 2013, I still take a peek at the markets now and then and post the occasional article here on my Blog.



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Monday, November 21, 2011

Major Indices back in negative territory for 2011

The Dow 30, S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, & Russell 2000 are all in negative territory for 2011...the Dow 30 and Nasdaq 100 fell back into negative territory after today's close, while the S&P 500 crossed below several days ago, and the Russell 2000 never made it above. The percentage comparison chart below (which begins at the open on January 3rd, 2011) shows that the Russell 2000 is still the weakest of the four major indices.

Below is a Daily chartgrid of their corresponding e-mini futures indices...the YM, ES, NQ & TF. Price closed today on the YM, NQ & TF at/near a level of support (either the 50 sma (red) or the 2011 opening price, or both), while the ES has fallen below any of these levels. They all fell on increased volumes today.

The 1-day 1-minute percentage comparison chart below of the Dow 30, S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, & Russell 2000 shows that the Dow 30 was the weakest on today's price action (an unusual event)...whether or not this is forecasting a larger exit to come from the blue chip stocks is something I'll be keeping a close eye on over the next days/weeks ahead.