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Bulls continue to double bears
Bulls among newsletter writers in the Investor’s Intelligence survey are more than twice as numerous as bears. This is the 98th straight week, by far the longest ever, showing a historic faith in the uptrend. The survey’s 52-week average Bull Ratio is also more than 10% above its trend, which has led to a poor return in stocks.
Lumber is taking some lumps
Lumber futures keep hitting new lows even as stocks rally. The former is near a 52-week low while the latter is near a 52-week high.
Similar divergences preceded several peaks in stocks but was too inconsistent. It was a negative for homebuilding stocks, though.
The GDX fund of gold miners lost more than 2% on a day the FOMC announced its policy on interest rates. This has happened 16 other times, and it wasn’t a good sign for the sector.
Meanwhile, the TLT bond fund rallied 0.7% on FOMC day. That has led to further gains 61% of the time (out of 28 trades) during the next week.
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The post titled Bulls Double Bears Even As Lumber Tumbles was originally published as on SentimenTrader.com on 2018-09-27.
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