The decline continues; GMI: +3; No new purchases

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The down trend in the SPY reasserted itself today and we are in the 8th day of decline (D-8) in the QQQQ. Gmi706  I might add that the Dow 30, as measured by the DIA, also remains in a consistent decline.  The Nasdaq 100 fared better today than the other indexes, with 36% of its stocks advancing.  This compares with 23% of the S&P 500 stocks and only 7% (2) of the Dow 30 stocks.  There were 360 new 52 week highs in my universe of 4,000 stocks and only 13 new lows.  Still, we had 109/170 stocks that hit a new high 10 days ago and closed higher today than they did 10 days ago.  Buying new highs has continued to pay off…………………………………………

I think this remains a good time to be short or in cash.  The stocks on which I own put options  (KRI and LXK)  fell today, giving me a profit.  Some of the stocks I still own (BBY, MW, WFMI) held their own today.  Still, the odds  now favor a decline and I will not make any new stock purchases until the GMI strengthens.

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