NOTE: THE PROSHARES ETF’S WENT EX-DIVIDEND YESTERDAY AND THEIR PRICES WERE REDUCED BY THE DIVIDEND.
Well, the GMI weakened 1, to 5 on Wednesday. Only 34% of the Nasdaq 100 stocks rose, as did 51% of the S&P 500 and 33% of the Dow 30 stocks. 43% of the stocks on the IBD 100 list from 12/18 also rose. After 86 days of an up-trend, the QQQQ is now in a short term down-trend (D-1). This does not mean that the down-trend will last long. But for now, I am short the QQQQ (by owning the inverse ETF, QID) and mainly in cash. The QQQQ is acting very differently than it has been. AAPL and GOOG continue to weaken, and RIMM is just holding on. I believe the odds are turning against growth/tech stocks. As the GMI declines, I will add to my short position. Stay tuned………………………………..
Ever hear of the Dow theory? It seems that the Dow Industrials and Dow Transportation averages should each confirm the major trend. Has anyone noticed that the Dow Transportation average appears to be faltering? In fact, one might even see a head and shoulders top in this chart. Is this another sign of impending market weakness? Why would the transportation stocks be weakening in such a strong economy?
Please note my disclaimer at the bottom of Wednesday’s post.