Stock Market Action & 2 points of view…..

Posted by Dennis Gartman vs Don Vialoux

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Dennis Gartman’s view of Yesterday’s Stock Market Action

“we are fearful of what took place yesterday here in the US for although the Dow did not do so, many of the other broad market indices forged “reversals” to the downside and many of the most important individual equities did the same. We note therefore the chart of Apple’s shares yesterday on the NASDAQ at the upper left of p.1 this morning. Apple has been the clear leader to the upside during this last bull run, and yesterday, having opened on a gap to new all time highs, and having traded firmly most of the day, it collapsed in late trading, closing lower upon the day and closing below the previous day’s lows. This was a classic…a  text-book… “reversal” and it should be respected. Further, as we are wont to say, as in battle, so too in investing: when the “Generals” fall, the lesser officers and soldiers are in jeopardy as confusion begins to reign.” For a Trial Subscription go to The Gartman Letter

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VS Don Vialoux’s assessment of Yesterday’s Action:

Technical action by S&P 500 stocks was bullish yesterday. Three S&P 500 stocks broke resistance (Amgen, Ball Corp. and MasterCard) and none broke support. The Up/Down ratio improved from 0.95 to (208/214=) 0.97

Technical action by TSX Composite stocks was bullish yesterday. Seven TSX broke resistance ( IESI-BFC, Canadian Pacific, Hudbay Mining, Ivanhoe Mines, Laurentian Bank, Telus and Teck Resources) and none broke support. Break outs were dominated by base metal stocks. The Up/Down ratio increased from 1.02 to (90/83=) 1.08

Interesting Charts
U.S. equity indices tested their 50 day moving average. When they were unable to break above that level, short term selling pressures quickly entered.

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