New highs, but...
The S&P jumped to a record high along with several other indexes on Monday (and Tuesday) but fewer stocks were coming along for the ride both days. The percentage of stocks on the NYSE and within the S&P itself has shrunk from when the indexes moved toward new highs in June.
That triggers a negative divergence with the S&P. We’ve seen many times in the past, though, that not all divergences are created equal. Some have consistently preceded weak (or strong) markets, others have been mixed, and still others have preceded performance counter to what we should expect.
This one is more of the latter than anything.
Tech’s quick trip
The tech stocks within the S&P 500 have gone from correction territory to new high in only 20 days. That’s about 10 days faster than the average since 1990.
Other times these stocks cycled quickly to a new high, returns were mixed until a year later, when they were positive. It was a mostly good sign for the broader market, too.
Gold sentiment, like almost every other asset, acts differently in bull markets than it does in bear markets. Currently it’s still behaving like it has over the past 7 years, so we need to watch to see if optimism has a chance to reach higher highs.
Also, over the past two days, gold suffered its largest loss in a year soon after hitting a 52-week high, then it rocketed to its largest gain in more than 6 months.
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The post titled This Is One Of Tech's Quickest Recoveries was originally published as on SentimenTrader.com on 2019-07-03.
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