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2/27/2011

February 27, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments
 
Table of Contents
  • Status of Key Market Parameter
  • Broad Stock Market still in 6-Month Rising Wedge
  • Market Volatility is below the Panic Threshold
  • Sector Ranking with Energy Sector Leading
  • BRIC Stock Market Performance

 
Current Status of the LWX (Leading Wave Index)
 
  
 
The LWX Indicator in Last Four Weeks (Past)
 
 
 
The LWX Indicator in Next Four Weeks (Forecast)
 

 
Broad Stock Market Index still in the 6-Month Rising Wedge
 
The Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 index, as an average or a benchmark of the total equity market, continues forming a 6-month Rising Wedge that was corrected in both upside and the downside during last two weeks.  The broad market closed with positive readings of both the trend and momentum indicators last Friday.  The Leading Wave Index (LWX) indicator, color coded in the price bars of the following daily chart of the Wilshire 5000 index, now is in the neutral time-window.  The sell-off last Tuesday and Wednesday released some volatility in the market, that reduced bearish pressure of the LWX in March and extended the neutral time-window of the LWX for another four weeks.


 
Broad Market Volatility is below the Panic Threshold
 
The Broad Market Volatility (BIX), measured from over 8000 U.S. stocks, closed at 12 on Friday and it is below the panic threshold level of 44. The volatility level of 12 is low, and it indicates that the current market is bullish. The BIX is plotted in the following chart as compared with the Wilshire 5000 index.
 
 

 
Sector Ranking with Energy Sector Leading
 
The following table is the percentage change of sectors and major market indexes against the 89-day exponential moving average (EMA89). The Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 index, as an average or a benchmark of the total market, is 5.25% above the EMA89. Outperforming sectors are Energy (+13.86%), and Semiconductors (+8.22). Underperforming sectors are Pharmaceuticals (-0.87%), biotech (+1.04%), and Telecommunication (+1.04%), The S&P 400 Mid-cap (+6.96%) is outperforming the market, and the DJ-30 (+4.20%) is underperforming.
 
 
 

 
BRIC Stock Market Performances
The table below is the percentage change of the BRIC stock market indexes against the 89-day exponential moving average (EMA89). The Russian market is outperforming the U.S. market, and India, Brazilian, and Chinese markets are underperforming the US market. Be aware of “climate change” of international stock markets: 1) the U.S. market is decoupling from Asia market; and 2) the Russian market is decoupling from the rest emerging markets.
  
 
   
 
 
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