Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Greece with Media versus Volume and Technical Analysis

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Very nice day. If you take a look at my Sunday's post (See "Volatility" post on may 2, 2010) and you will understand why I am in a good mood.

In my Sunday's post I wrote "Taking into account volatility, I would assume that the odds are on the side of the development of a correction down. Big bullish money flow since the end of February 2010 has pushed the stock market into overbought condition and it is in the favor of correction down." and it could look skeptical yesterday, yet, today it is completely another story.

It was interesting to watch financial news today. News always can find an "explanation" of event. If the market goes down the media states that investors are disappointed by FED keeping rates unchanged (if the rates stay unchanged it tells that the economy cannot afford higher rates). If the market goes up media states that investors are happy that FED keeps rates unchanged (low rates stimulate economy). There are always bad and there are always good news on the stock market. Media's job is to pick up news that fit the current market movement, which should not be very difficult, especially taking into account that it is done after the fact. In this way they always look smart and professional and they are "never wrong".

Today media blame Greece financial situation about stock market drop. Common, Greece has been all over the media over the last half of year and state that investors became worried about Greece today (not yesterday and not a month ago) is funny.

The market went down because it was overbought. Over the last two weeks I repeatedly mentioned about increasing volatility and high volume as an indication of coming changes. Whoever (from big institutional investors) was worried about "Greece" have left the market within the last two weeks. If you check the index volume (NYSE volume, S&P 500 volume, DJI volume and especially Russell 2000 volume) you will see it clearly. Now we see only a result of institutional traders' actions over the past two weeks.

P.S. Volume indicators continue to be my favorite tools in technical analysis.

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