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Old May 27, 2012, 9:24pm   #31
 
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The medium to long term breadth indicators have moved to bear correction status, while the head coach (NYSE Bullish Percent) is still on bear alert status and hovering around the neutral 50% level indicating that neither side is in control. However, the short term Percentage of stocks above their 50 day moving average ($NYA50R) has managed to turn around to Bull alert status from it's deeply oversold level with almost 10% of stocks in the NYSE recovering above their 50 day moving average last week.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 12:59am   #32
 
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isatrader started this thread Today's market moves have given a short term buy signal on the Percentage of stocks above their 50 day moving average ($NYA50R). As it's given double top buy signal and moved above the key 30% level. So the short term is now on bull confirmed status.

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Old Jun 16, 2012, 1:15pm   #33
 
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isatrader started this thread Here's this weeks cumulative weekly and daily Advance Decline charts and the weekly and daily New Highs New Lows charts.

Thursday's short term buy signal on the Percentage of Stocks above their 50 day moving average was given further weight by the daily cumulative Advance Decline line also giving a buy signal on Thursday and breaking above it's recent highs and back into the February to April range. So the short term breadth indicators are positive.

The weekly is starting to look more promising again as well, but it needs to make a new cumulative high to give a longer term buy signal imo. So it's got some more work to do yet.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 1:52pm   #34
 
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isatrader started this thread As I mentioned earlier in the thread. One tool I find really useful is the Dorsey Sector's Bell Curve, as it shows the distribution of all of their 40 stock sectors bullish percent chart levels on a bell curve. So you can see where the relative strength and weakness is in the market.

Currently the average for this is at 39.48%, and is near the lowest levels it's been at since November 2011.

It's not a free resource, so you need to have a subscription to their site, but as I mentioned before in post #3 you can create your own free version using stockcharts.com

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Old Jun 20, 2012, 1:57pm   #35
 
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There have been a number of positive developments on the breadth indicators over the last week, with the short term Percentage of stocks above their 50 day moving average ($NYA50R) giving a buy signal last Thursday, and now yesterday the medium term Percentage of stocks above their 200 day moving average ($NYA200R) going positive also, with the Percentage of stocks above their 150 day moving average ($NYA150R) not far from going positive as well.

However, the long term head coach (NYSE Bullish Percent) continues to be on bear alert status and is struggling to not break down and give a bear confirmed signal. This has already happened on the S&P 500 Bullish Percent, so the long term picture remains unclear at the moment with a battle at the neutral zone around 50%.

So the breadth charts are short term positive, but the long term picture is decidedly unclear at the moment.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 2:10pm   #36
 
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isatrader started this thread For people that don't like point and figure charts, or don't understand them you can also use line charts for the breadth indicators to good effect. They do this regularly on stockcharts market reports and add trend lines, moving averages etc.

So as an example, attached is the weekly and daily chart of the Percentage of stocks above their 150 day moving average ($NYA150R) as a line chart. I've also added a 30 week moving average to the weekly chart and a 50 day and 200 day MA to the daily chart.

As you can see there's some good short term entry and exit points if you use horizontal trend lines on the daily charts and also medium term entry and exit points if you use crosses above and below the 30 week MA on the weekly chart. As with anything, it's not perfect, but it's clear it's useful to keep an eye on imo.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 3:49pm   #37
 
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isatrader started this thread I've been experimenting with the line versions of the breath indicators and marked up a chart comparing the S&P 500 with the NYSE percentage of stocks above their 150 day moving average ($NYA150R). As I believe the breadth indicators are forward-looking and so peak before the index does and hence give advance buy and sell signals before the index price moves.

It is not perfect, but by using breaks above and below horizontal trend lines at close prices and the 30 week weighted moving average it has generated some good advance signals over the last few years.

The 30% and 70% are key levels also to watch, so the signal will be stronger if it moves above or below them also.

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Old Jun 26, 2012, 3:48pm   #38
 
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isatrader started this thread Below is the latest breadth charts:

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Old Jun 30, 2012, 3:40pm   #39
 
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isatrader started this thread We've had some more changes with this weeks market movements, so below is the latest breadth charts, which the short to medium term charts are now all in Bull Confirmed status and a good field position.

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Old Jun 30, 2012, 3:45pm   #40
 
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isatrader started this thread Here's this weeks cumulative weekly and daily Advance Decline charts and the weekly and daily New Highs New Lows charts, which are confirming the short term strength imo. The cumulative Advance Decline is close to breaking out to a new high after a consolidation, which has proved to be a good buying point in the past imo from looking back over the long term chart.
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