Assessing Market Action With Indicators And History
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Lagging Banks Potentially Bearish
Despite the rise in the S&P 500 on Tuesday the banks (BKX) fell over 3%. Historically when the banks have fallen sharply while the S&P has risen, it has often been followed by weakness in the S&P. Below is a study that exemplifies this.
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Both the low winning percentages and the fact that losers were larger than winners suggest a downside edge over the next 1-5 days.
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I have traded professionally since 2001. From January 2003 through February 2007 my bi-weekly column "Rob Hanna's Putting It All Together" appeared on TradingMarkets.com. I have been conducting quantitative research and designing trading systems - mostly focused on short-term edges since 2004.