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2010 April at Trader’s Narrative

Archive for April, 2010

This is a guest post by Richard Davis of Consumer Metrics Institute:
Recent reports of a strengthening recovery are not fully supported by the behavior of consumers on the web. At the Consumer Metrics Institute we measure the depth and quality of web based consumer “demand” on a daily basis, and during this recovery the year-over-year […]

The gap between the fundamental and technical analysts is growing. As Jeremy Grantham worries about new bubbles, technical analysts from firms like NDR and Lowry research point to several confirming signals for a continuation of the rally.
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’re already familiar with the metrics mentioned. The stock market […]

Here is this weekend’s reading list of economic and market news you may have overlooked. To see it all, go to

Clash of the Titans: Obama vs. Goldman’s Reaganomics
Don’t Cry for Wall Street
A Flickering Financial Star - EWI on Goldman Sachs in 2007
Has crude oil topped out for the year?
William Black’s Blunt Testimony
What’s Wrong with […]

Here is this week’s sentiment synopsis:
Sentiment Surveys
The weekly AAII survey of American retail investors shows a surprising drop in bullishness. While the market had only gone sideways by the time the survey was taken, that was enough to reduce by 10% points the number of bulls to 38%. Those expecting lower stock market prices increased […]

This is rather strange. Actually that may be putting it too mildly. The Nasdaq Composite has been incredibly strong, rising +95% from the March 2009 lows and leaving other indexes like the S&P 500 in its dust. So you would imagine that the Nasdaq TICK would be showing underlying strength, just like the advance decline […]


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