Dow's Long Correction With Positive S&P Breadth

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The Dow’s long correction

The Dow has gone 130 days without a new high or 20% loss, one of its longer stretches in purgatory. Other periods when it got stuck in a correction mostly resolved higher, with a choppy 1-2 months generally leading to new highs.

S&P breadth points higher

Even as the S&P 500 meanders below its 52-week high, its Advance/Decline Line has not. Over the past month, a near-record number of positive divergences have triggered.


The main ETF focused on Turkish equities (TUR) suffered another large loss on Monday, pushing its Optimism Index to a lowly 2. That’s not often seen on any fund. According to the Backtest Engine, since the financial crises it has been this low 9 times.

Site updates

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The post titled Dow's Long Correction With Positive S&P Breadth was originally published as on on 2018-08-07.

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